31st March - Just 15 Minutes

At the start of this third week of social distancing, let us take time to meditate on the word of God. Let us make time to be with Him, that he may transform us as we cooperate and allow His words to change us, and give us new life.

    • Find a suitable place where you can sit and be calm. 
      • Close your eyes for a few moments and listen to the sounds surrounding you, be aware of your posture and make yourself present to enter into a moment of intimacy with Jesus.
    • Make the sign of the cross and remain for a few more moments in silence. TIP: If it helps you to concentrate and to bring yourself before Jesus in prayer, play a song or two of praise. If you do not have any specific song, we suggest this song: 


James 1:19-27

You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness. Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls.


But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.  For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like. But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing.


If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

    • ‘the implanted word that has the power to save your souls’
      • I find myself spending a few minutes reading scripture during the week, do I allow the word of God to take root in my heart? Do I daily choose to take concrete actions on what I have read – such as serving those around me, being patient and more compassionate?
      • When living out this call to live a saintly life, I find it difficult at times to do these things requested of me? Do I persevere? Do I ask God for the grace and the strength to help me live out this life to the full?
      • What am I seeking? Do I seek to fall in love with Jesus and become his disciple? or do I fall into the trap of being a mediocre christian? Do I counteract my difficulties and serve and love others, or do I choose the comfortable way out?
    • Allow a moment of silence and try to listen to what God wants to tell you today. We suggest using a notebook to write some short points. 
    • Ask Mary to guide you to her son Jesus and intercede for others. Recite a Hail Mary. 
      • What are the requests I wish to bring to God through Mary? For whom will I intercede?
    • Close this moment of prayer by thanking God for this moment of intimacy together. 
      • Grant us Jesus your courage to love even in the most difficult situations.  
    • Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.   – Make the sign of the cross.

The Rosary will be prayed every day at 5:30pm and live-streamed on TVM2, Newsbook & Church.mt, from the Curia’s chapel. We encourage you all to join us in this prayer. If you have any prayer intentions which you’d like us to pray for, you can write them below. These intentions will be kept in confidence.

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