WAYS TO PRAY

This year at our Parish Lenten Mission 2014, I shared reflections on different ways to pray that are part of our Catholic tradition. The following links will give you access to the text of my four talks. The first talk looked at ways to respond to distractions that are a natural part of anyone's experience of praying. The second talk looked at a way of praying scripture called Lectio Divina which is a Latin phrase that means sacred reading. It is a way of praying scripture that is compatible with all personality and temperament types. The third talk looked at a way of reviewing our lives called the Ignatian Examen , a method of praying through which we can better get in touch with the many ways in which God desires to be a part of our lives. The fourth talk looked at four different ways to pray in the midst of our very busy lives when we feel like we have no time to pray. I hope you find these inputs to be helpful to you as you seek to deepen your own relationship with our God who loves us. If you have any questions about any of these talks or have questions about your own prayer life or relationship with God, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. - Fr. Paul

 

DISTRACTIONS IN PRAYER

LECTIO DIVINA

REVIEWING YOUR LIFE IN PRAYER

PRAYER FOR BUSY PEOPLE