Simple Prayer (4/17)
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Simple Prayer (4/17)

O Jesus, by the indescribable suffering inflicted upon you, please grant me, I beg of you, the grace of a fidelity that is total, loving and devoted.

Unleashing Christianity (4/5)
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Unleashing Christianity (4/5)

As the holiest of days nears, remember that pious actions cannot be divorced from daily living. When properly practiced prayergrafts us to Jesus like branches are joined with the vine (cf. John 15). Of course, it is not our doing, but God’s making it so with us, drawing us to Himself more completely. It is...

New Day (3/25)
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New Day (3/25)

The moment we awake duties and cares of the new day press upon us. The tendency is to throw ourselves into them. Wait! Firstoffer yourself God, thenset about whatever work He has in store. God wants to provide everything we need throughout the day – and much more.

Growing Faith (3/23)
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Growing Faith (3/23)

The grace of faith has not been given us to hide but to share. The daily practice of prayer deepens faith which makes it easier to share with others. An intentional disciple is someone who has discipline.

Prayer and Fasting (3/10)
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Prayer and Fasting (3/10)

With God’s help we can overcome any and every temptation. And we have to equip ourselves for the difficulties we are facing and still yet to experience this side of heaven. Two of the most important daily practices are prayerand fasting. For Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower, prayeris so much more than reciting...

How Do You Pray?
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How Do You Pray?

“I pray like children who do not know how to read, I say very simply to God what I wish to say, without composing beautiful sentences, and He always understands me” (Saint Thérèse of Lisieux) Prayer is conversation with God. We talk and listen to Him simply and sincerely, easily and constantly.    

September 11, 2018March 28, 2019by
On Prayer
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On Prayer

In today’s Gospel, the evangelist Luke is inspired to explain that, “Jesus departed to the mountain to pray” (Luke 6:12). Those who pattern their lives after Jesus and dare to pray faithfully without losing heart become the very pillars preventing the collapse of the whole world. Prayer fortifies us. It helps us to see things...

September 11, 2018March 28, 2019by
Jesus Prays (3/12)
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Jesus Prays (3/12)

Jesus prays. By means of His own example, Jesus demonstrates that continuous conversation with God is essential. Prayer is the act of speaking with God. It likens how we converse with a dear and trusted friend – confidently, regularly, honestly, openly.  To pray is to talk with God, sharing with Him everything about ourselves and...

March 12, 2018March 12, 2018by
Preaching Notes (2/4)
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Preaching Notes (2/4)

HOW TO PRAY “Rising very early before dawn, Jesus left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed” (Mark 1:35). Jesus is not being rude or acting aloof. Rather, He understands that a more meaningful conversation with His heavenly Father is made possible when distractions are minimized. I minimize my own distractions when...

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Making Faith Great (8/21)
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Making Faith Great (8/21)

How might my faith become great? By imitating Jesus’ own actions and, thereby, becoming more and more at home with the heavenly Father. What activities did Jesus practice? Such things as solitude and silence, prayer, simple and sacrificial living, knowing and meditating upon God’s Word and God’s ways and showing care and compassion to others,...

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