Reflection 52: Daily Prayer

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What is it that makes your soul beautiful?  Prayer.  What is it that keeps you from sin?  Prayer.  What is it that fills you with hope?  Prayer.  What is it that leads you on the road to holiness?  Prayer.  Prayer is the key to all things.  Without prayer, each and every day, you are directionless in life and are left to your own wisdom and ability, which is a frightening state to find yourself in (See Diary #146).

Do you pray?  Not just every so often, at Sunday Mass or before meals.  But do you truly pray every day?  Do you spend moments alone speaking to God from the depths of your heart and let Him speak back to you?  Do you allow Him to initiate a conversation of love with you every day and throughout the day?  Reflect, today, upon your habit of prayer.  Reflect upon whether you can honestly say that your daily conversation with God is the most important conversation you have each day.  Make this a priority, the number one priority, and all else will fall into place.

Lord, I know my prayer life is weak.  I know I need to give more attention to my daily conversation with You.  Help me to form a strong habit of prayer, each and every day, so that this life of prayer will become the guiding light of my life.  Jesus, I trust in You.

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Two great books for Lent:

Lent and Easter Reflections
Updated for Lent & Easter 2022 with additional reflections and more detailed Table of Contents

Lent and Easter Reflections is one of four books that makes up the Catholic Daily Reflections Series. As a devotional it is a great resource for daily meditation and prayer offering reflections on the Gospel of the day in a practical, faithful and down-to-earth way. It is formatted in such a way that it can be used for any liturgical year, offering reflections on every Gospel option, including Sunday Years A, B & C, every daily Mass option and all Feasts and Solemnities. Allow the death and resurrection of Christ to transform your heart more fully this Lent and Easter!  It is also available in paperback & eBook format!

40 Days at the Foot of the Cross:
A Gaze of Love from the Heart of Our Blessed Mother

Through this daily devotional you are invited to prayerfully ponder the mind and heart of our Blessed Mother as she endured the great suffering inflicted upon her own dear Son.  Mother Mary faced the Cross of her Son with perfect faith, love and devotion. Her fidelity to her Son throughout His life was unwavering. As she stood before the Cross during those long three hours, that fidelity never ceased.