Scripture: Is.7:10-14; Ps.23; Rom.1:1-7; Matt.1:18-24.
Composition of Place: I see myself standing humbly before the Lord who loves me.
Grace I/we seek: I ask for the Grace of feeling close to Jesus in His journey and His ministry; to show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment.
Here it would be good just to take the key themes of the readings: the birth of the child, the giving of the name, the gift of Christ to all the nations, and pray or reflect upon them within the Contemplation on the Incarnation.
Here, too, one might take these phrases and pray them through the name, ‘God is with us. For the poor, for the young, for creation, what would it mean to hear, to believe, to experience, ‘God is with us’?