Inner Peace in Divine Love Retreat
Week Two – Dwelling in Love
Ex 6 – I abide in the love of Jesus
I take a relaxed position with a straight back, my body poised for prayer. I make a gesture of reverence and humility.
I ask for the grace to direct my whole self toward Jesus.
I desire to abide in the love of Jesus.
I use my imagination to re-create the scene of the Last Supper of Jesus and disciples with the details of place, conversation, actions, and people. Then I take my place at the table.
I hear Jesus address me personally. Slowly reading the prayer text, I listen to his joyful words, each singing in my heart.
In response, I abide in Jesus while saying to him, gently and often, each of the desiring statements below for a few minutes each:
I abide in your love.
I am enjoyed by you.
I feel complete in you.
I end my prayer with the Our Father.
As the Father has loved me,
so I have loved you; abide in my love.
If you keep my commandments,
you will abide in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments
and abide in his love.
I have said these things to you
so that my joy may be in you,
and that your joy may be complete.
I do not call you servants any longer,
because the servant does not know what the master is doing;
but I have called you friends,
because I have made known to you everything
that I have heard from my Father.
(Jn 15:9–11, 15)
Time: 25 Minutes
Preparation: 5 minutes. Opening Prayer: 1 minute. Desire: 1 minute. Prayer: 15 minutes. Conversation: 3 minutes. Listening Book: 10 minutes.
For greater guidance, depth and practical use of this exercise and retreat, source the First Spiritual Exercises here.
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