Can you imagine Christ praying for you? It is easy to imagine Christ praying in the Garden at Gethsemane, or even on the cross;  after all, those were times of great distress and are illustrated for us in multiple Gospels. But what about the very words that Jesus says to us today? He promises that he is praying for us, since everything of ours is his. What we love, Christ loves. Do you believe that Christ prays for you? Must Christ be too busy to sit and ponder you, to pray for you, to smile at you?

If Christ is doing this for us, what ought we do in return? Who can you pray for today? Can you take time to imagine Christ praying for you, and with you, today? If Christ is not too busy for you, might you be able to make time for somebody else today?

—Patrick Hyland, S.J., a Jesuit scholastic of the Chicago-Detroit province, is studying philosophy at St. Louis University. He lives at the Bellarmine House of Studies.