The Labor Pains of Waiting

(Faith Enrichment)

boat for sacred spaceDescription: How hard it is to stay focused on God when our trials take a long time! How can waiting help us stand firm in our faith? This reflection on John 16:20-23, in which Jesus compares our faith to a woman in labor, includes a prayer aid that enables greater trust, patience and friendship with Christ.

Just like a pregnancy, every problem does have an ending, even if it’s not until we go home to heaven. So what should we do in the meantime? How can we emotionally survive the wait and use it to become more spiritually mature and grow closer to God? By creating a sacred space where Jesus comes to listen to us.

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Ideas for use: Retreats, RCIA, prayer groups, etc.

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