Luke 2:36-40

Today’s Gospel concludes the story of Jesus’ presentation in the temple. There, we meet Anna, a widow who spent her life in the temple, worshiping night and day. The Gospel of Luke describes Anna as a prophetess.

She was truly a woman of prayer. Because of her whole life being centered on God, she was rewarded with spiritual discernment and recognized the presence of the Son of God.

You and I can center on the presence of God within us – at every moment of our day, and in this centering it will be Jesus praying through us and helping us see His work being fulfilled in us and through us.