An Approach to Prayer

4 Apr

 

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Easter is just around the corner. We think of how we spent Lent. Maybe we need to buckle down a bit more.

Let’s revisit the blessing and responsibility of prayer. We want to pray for ourselves and our loved ones and our enemies.

Let’s reflect a moment on how one man views prayer and his “prayer process.”

In “Rediscover Jesus,” Matthew Kelly calls prayerlessness “the curse of our age.” He reminds us that God the Father wants us to know his Son.

Here is his recommended prayer process:

Gratitude: Revisit the last 24 hours to see when you were and were not the person God created you to be.

Significant moments: Recall an experience that day. What might God be trying to tell you?

Peace: Ask God to forgive you for anything that was not in his will and plan for your life. Ask him to give you peace.

Freedom: Speak with God about his invitation to change your life. Are you at least moving toward whom he want you to be?

Others: Ask God to bless others in your life: family, friends, benefactors and those who make your life miserable.

And, I personally suggest that we pray for the conversion and salvation of all the terrorists in the world.

 

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2 Responses to “An Approach to Prayer”

  1. Maggie Ramshaw April 4, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

    I would love to see you mention confession and working on virtues vs. vices and our way to join with Christ’s suffering by following fast and abstinence to learn to control our physical needs and subjugate them to God’s will.

    Have a blessed Lent.

    Maggie

    Please forgive any typos. Sent from my iPhone.

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