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As the Heart of the Cardinal O’Hara Family, Campus Ministry exists to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ’s redeeming Love, to grow as disciples in that Love, to develop healthy relationships through that Love, to serve others with that Love, and to return that Love to God in worship.
From Father Masson
Here am I, Lord, I come to do your will.
In this Psalm we have a very powerful prayer. Like so many prayers this simple line has meaning on many levels. Not that we can exhaust those levels in one short reflection but I would like to our draw attention to a couple in order that we may proclaim along with the Psalmist: “Here am I, Lord, I come to do your will.”
Simply it states that we are here, present, ready to go. If we don’t show up for a race we certainly will not win it. If we do not present ourselves to work we definitely will not get paid. If we do not come to the Lord and allow Him to work through and in our lives he will not force us. Half the battle is showing up. To delve a little deeper into the phrase “Here am I” we can think about how present we truly are. Many times we can find our minds drifting to the beach in the middle of class or to the weekend on a Tuesday morning or to the Football game during Mass on Sunday morning. This psalm reminds us to be fully present to God in body, mind, and spirit.
Why do we come into his presence fully present to him? Most of the time our prayer is centered around trying to convince God why our own will is better than his. Instead of praying: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done” we really mean: “My Kingdom come, my will be done.” The psalm calls us to come seeking to do the will of God, not our own. As hard as it to discern and live out, it is in conforming to the will of God that we reach true happiness.
Reminded of the deeper meaning to this simple prayer let us say together:“Here am I, Lord, I come to your will.”
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