What fosters a powerful and fruitful prayer life? How can we start to pray for the first time–or develop a deeper relationship with Our Lord? We all experience difficulty in prayer at times, so I wanted to share with you my reflections on how we can pray well.
Lord Have Mercy on Us and Our Modern World
Reading the psalms, I was struck by this terrifying fact: Our modern world is repeating the same sins of the Israelites’ times. Today, many Catholics and other Christians are turning from God, whether intentionally or by their actions, just as the Israelites did. We fall for the lies that the devil speaks through the culture around us–We serve their idols, fall into their sins, commit their atrocities… However–Our hope lies in Christ.
7 Steps to Make Prayer a Priority
A daily prayer life is essential to developing a relationship with God, and it is the foundation upon which all other virtues stand. Through prayer, we learn to put God first and to always rely on Him. Here are 7 tips to make prayer a daily priority…
A Breaking Open: Images from Prayer
During my last holy hour of the week (an hour of prayer before Christ in the Eucharist), I sat in silence and asked the Lord to show me one word, thought, or image that He wanted me to focus on. After a moment of closing my eyes and clearing my mind, I got what I asked for.
God Loves You—Talk with Him!
In case you haven’t yet heard this yet, or need a reminder: Jesus loves you. Always, no matter what, without limitation. He’s real, and He’s always waiting for you to let Him into your life. He died on the cross–endured so much suffering–to pay our debt and to allow us to come home, and He…
A Prayer of Peace and Trust
One day as I was sitting in Adoration before the blessed Eucharist, trying to let go of my anxieties about the day, God put this prayer in my heart. I can turn back to this to remind me to trust Him, to focus on loving and following Him and to let Him take care of…