Christ: You are never alone. I am always with you, ready to share your burdens and solve your problems. I walk with you at every step. No human being is capable of giving you the perfect friendship which I offer you. I know you far better than you know yourself. Do not treat me as a stranger. Come to Me without fear or anxiety. Have confidence in my love and mercy. I prefer to call you friend rather than servant.
Think: At every moment of my life, God is closer to me than anyone else could ever be. I live in the palm of His hand, always present to Him and dependent on Him for every breath. When I am asleep, or preoccupied with cares or pleasures, when my thoughts are far from myself, even then God is thinking of me, interested in me, and keeping me alive. Truly, if I knew how near God is to me at every step, I would live a more peaceful and happier life.
Pray: Frequently throughout the day, I will pause to cast an interior glance at You. You love me more than I could ever love myself. You are my closest companion in my daily journey toward Heaven. Amen.*
*A Reflection from My Daily Bread by Anthony J. Paone, SJ (1954), Chapter 3: "Intimacy with God," pp. 371-372