Pray Today: 
How often, Jesus, I find myself keeping a tally of the day’s annoyances – the angry word, the ingratitude or the lack of attention from those closest to me. Help me to grow in patience, understanding and forgiveness.

Today Pray: 
For those who are suffering in mind, body or spirit and for those who care for them.

Conclude Your Prayer With: 
Lord, may my Lenten practices increase my love for you and deepen my confidence in the great love you have for me.

Daily Scripture Reflection:
“Then Jesus said to all, ‘If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily*, and follow me.” –Luke 9:23