Thursday, September 22, 2011

Improving Your Prayer


Sister Laus Gloriae, O.C.D responds to a question about how to improve our prayer life. The questioner uses the term "prayer experience" which Sister corrects at the start by explaining that prayer is a relationship, not an experience. Read her full response over at CERC; you will be glad you did. No matter where we are in our prayer life, we can all benefit from her words.

3 comments:

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Thanx Karinann for this link.

God bless.

noreen said...

Hi Karinann,

I heard an interesting comment on EWTN today where a guest was talking about prayer. He said "prayer is not a feeling. It is a commitment. We don't just pray when we feel like it, we do because we want a relationship with Jesus." How true.

Karinann said...

So true Noreen. Jesus knew this during His earthly life as He often went off to pray to His Father. He gave us that example so that we might have that relationship with Him. Thanks for your thoughts.
God bless.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.