Novena to St. Benedicta, Day Two, Aug 1
It is the same each day.
Lord, God of our ancestors, you brought Saint Teresa Benedicta to the
fullness of the science of the cross at the hour of her martyrdom. Fill us
with that same knowledge; and, through her intercession, allow us always to
seek after You, the Supreme Truth; and to remain faithful until death to the
covenant of love ratified in the blood of Your Son for the salvation of all.
Grant this through Christ Our Lord.
"Lay all your cares about the future trustingly in God's hands, and let
yourself be guided by the Lord just like a little child."
"God is there in these moments of rest and can give us in a single instant
exactly what we need. Then the rest of the day can take its course, under
the same effort and strain, perhaps, but in peace. And when night comes,
and you look back over the day and see how fragmentary everything has been,
and how much you planned that has gone undone, and all the reasons you have
to be embarrassed and ashamed: just take everything exactly as it is, put it
in God's hands and leave it with him. Then you will be able to rest in him
- really rest - and start the next day as a new life." Edith Stein - Paths
to Interior Silence