August 4 – JERUSALEM – Today, we spend the entire day on the Mt. of Olives. Beginning at the top where our Lord ascended, walking down to Dominus Flevit where He wept over Jerusalem, ending in the Garden of Gethsemani, spending time with Jesus in silent prayer, praying for God’s will in our lives. Mass today will be in the Basilica of Agony, the site where the rock upon which our Lord spent his Hour of Agony is located.
Prayer: How many times Lord do we cry out: “What is life about? Or, in which direction shall I go?” Lord, by your example of praying for the Father’s will, give us the courage and patience to persevere in our pilgrimage of life. We ask forgiveness for the many times we have failed to reconcile with others or have failed to love!