Tag «prayer»

Thoughts and Prayers: The Most Important Actions in the Face of Tragedy

Shortly after a tragedy occurs, there is frequently condemnation of prayer. People complain that “thoughts and prayers” do nothing, or they even lash out at the faithful. To a certain extent, I understand the frustration: we are a nation that values action. We believe that actions speak louder than words. We implore people to “practice …

Book Review: The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare

We live in a frightening time. A culture of death targets people based on what they contribute rather than their inherent human dignity, resulting in abortion and euthanasia. The amount of people addicted to porn is wild. Drugs and alcohol are presented as answers to deep emotional and/or spiritual pain. The government is thwarting its responsibility to …

How to Make a Mini Prayer Binder

I am really bad at remembering things unless I write them down. I have reminders on my phone and a planner that I am really reliant on.  This forgetfulness includes prayer requests. To counter this, I started a little prayer notebook to keep track of various intentions. Unfortunately, the binding couldn’t hold up in my …

The Gratitude Project 1: Knowing God Loves Me

Last week, I talked about how the BAKER method has helped me develop an authentic, Christ-oriented attitude of gratitude. I also mentioned that I would be participating in Anni’s gratitude project. Today is my first official post. This spring has been difficult for me. My struggles in controlling my type 1 diabetes surfaced again, and …

I Hate Praying the Breviary

Obviously, praying a Breviary was not a part of my spiritual life growing up. When I was in my last semester of college, I attended a retreat where we prayed the Breviary, and it just wasn’t my thing. I could give the reasons I don’t enjoy praying from it, but that isn’t why I’m writing …