Learning to Pray Well


Oftentimes, the first thing to go out the window when a divorce occurs is prayer time. Most of the time, this is not deliberate, it’s because there’s so much pain and prayer becomes difficult, dry, stilted. But if we stop praying, we have no life line… no connection with God, the One we need most during this terrible time.
 
Try to remember, that prayer should be very simple; a personal conversation with God. I’m willing to bet that you pray a lot more than you think you do during the course of a day because you don’t recognize the questions you ask silently, the quick requests for help, and your responses to inspirations from the Holy Spirit are all ways of praying. Prayer is not an obligation to fill nor an item to check off a list. Prayer is our loving connection with God. I encourage you to make time during the day for prayer in this simple way – communicating with God, the One who loves you most.
 
But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray. – Luke 5:16




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  1. Marcy W. June 15, 2013 Reply

    During stressful times in our lives prayer should be our lifeline. Many times it helps to have a spiritual director. Asking your pastor or a trusted priest is a good start. If you have trouble or need help, the late Fr. Thomas Dubay had “Seeking Spiritual Direction” plus his book on prayer called “Prayer Primer” and more recently Dan Burke’s “Navigating the Interior Life” http://bit.ly/ZZBAKc can help us plan a “program of life”, plus the website RCSpiritualDirection.com can help learning about prayer and how to get closer to God.

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