Personal Encounter

Fourth Sunday of Lent: Walking in Light

This Eucharistic Prayer Companion is designed to help you spend thirty minutes to an hour in meditation and silent prayer with Jesus during Eucharistic adoration. Even if you cannot be physically present in a church or adoration chapel with the Blessed Sacrament, you can unite yourself spiritually to Jesus in the Eucharist as you spend this time in prayer.


WORK OF MERCY: Counsel the Doubtful

THE GRACE I SEEK: to walk in humility and trust before God in all circumstances


Pause for a few moments, and allow yourself to become aware of Jesus’ gift of himself in the Eucharist. Realize that, at this very moment, the Lord of Life is gazing upon you with great love. Allow yourself to receive his loving gaze. You are his beloved child. Rest in his loving gaze.

Thank Jesus for the gift of himself in the Eucharist.

ASK FOR THE GRACE: Jesus, help me to see that your grace is what sustains my life as your adopted child and helps me to become my true self, walking always in your light.


Read slowly, 3–4 times. Allow the words of Scripture to wash over your mind and heart. Allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you through this passage.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so no one may boast. For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them.” (Ephesians 2:8–10)


Allow yourself to sit with these questions for a while, being attentive to how the Lord is speaking in your heart.

Jesus wants to give us everything we need. He has destroyed sin and death so that we can enjoy the freedom of the children of God. What is one concrete choice I can make to root out traces of pride in my life so that I can live in relationship with Jesus and others more fully?


Read slowly, 3–4 times. Again, allow the words of Scripture to wash over your mind and heart. Let the Holy Spirit speak to you in a personal way through this passage.

“And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed. But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.” (John 3:19–21)


What are some areas of my life that need to be illumined by the light of Jesus? Ask Jesus to help you allow his light to reveal to you the areas you need to bring to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Ask him to help you grow in true repentance for your sins and in gratitude for his forgiveness and merciful love.

Remain in silence with the Lord. Allow him to speak in the silence, in your heart. Receive his presence. If it helps, write down what you sense the Lord communicating to you during this time of prayer.


O God, who through your Word reconcile the human race to yourself in a wonderful way, grant, we pray, that with prompt devotion and eager faith the Christian people may hasten toward the solemn celebrations to come. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Collect, Fourth Sunday of Lent)


At every Mass, Jesus offers himself to the Father for us. We can always join our own offerings with Jesus at Mass. This Sunday, offer your repentant heart. Allow Jesus to draw you into deeper participation with his own perfect sacrifice made present upon the altar of the Cross!


Do you know someone who doubts whether they are loveable? Share the light of Jesus you have received by listening to them in their struggle. Tell them a story from your own life that has helped you believe in God’s love for you. Encourage them to turn to the Lord, who loves them deeply at all times, even when they can’t feel it.

Would you like to print a copy of this resource to bring with you to the chapel for prayer? Click here to download the Eucharistic Meditations for the Lenten Season in English or Spanish.