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Prayer - a Stewardship Pillar

Four Basic Forms of Prayer

  • Prayer of Blessing and Adoration (praising God)

  • Prayer of Petition (asking for what we need, including forgiveness)

  • Prayer of Intercession (asking for what others need)

  • Prayer of Thanksgiving (for what God has given and done)

Prayer – A Heart-to-Heart with God

Every great saint has taught that prayer is the most essential component in the life of the Christian. Through prayer, we nurture our most important relationship — the one that will last for all eternity.

The School of Prayer:

Foundations of the New Evangelization with Fr. Scott Traynor

Fr. Scott Traynor begins this series on prayer by describing how Jesus Christ desires a deep personal relationship of the heart with each of us and how this is the true foundation of the New Evangelization. He discusses the adventure of the life of faith and the gifts the Father wishes to shower upon us in union with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. He breaks open the reality of the indwelling Holy spirit, who is the great teacher of prayer. Fr. Traynor encourages us to grow in union with Trinity through opening our hearts in prayer.
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Fr. Scott Traynor -
What Should I Do as I Pray?

 

"God wants us to live in intimate and unceasing union with him to have a deep and growing relationship with him, with the Father...."

 

This webpage nicely displays seven (3-5 minute) videos on God's call to us to be in union with him. It is a call to each of us by our Baptism, not just to those called to religious vocations.

Jessi Kary, AO (Apostolic Oblates)
Acknowledge, Relate, Receive, Respond in Prayer (ARRR)

 

Lumen Fidei: "Our culture its lost the sense of God's tangible presence in our lives and activity in our world.  We think that God is to be found in the beyond, on a level of reality, far removed from our everyday relationships."

 

We can ask for the gift of faith as we begin our day, help me to know God's tangible presence in my day...

A Time of Lectio Divina for the Discerning Heart Podcast

The Examen Prayer – A guided reflection for daily use

The Examen can be done at any time of the day, but it is highly recommended for midday and the close of the evening.