Lord, we become attached to the things which bring us close to you: our devotions and pilgrimages; the way liturgy is celebrated in our parish; our method of prayer. When we have to give them up we become anxious and even angry. But we have learned from experience that we must not let our hearts be troubled or afraid because you are greater than any manifestation of your presence, and just as Jesus went away from his disciples and returned so you will always show yourself to us in a new way.
Lord, open my heart  to prayer and care this day. Open my eyes to the beauty and problems of others. Open my heart to your love for me. Amen