Daily Prayer with the Church

December 12, 2017

“Now Peter and John were going up to the temple
at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.”
-Acts 3:1

“Give God some of your time” is the 3rd of the 7 Steps to Holiness found in both the TMIY and the Choice Wine programs. The use of our time reveals what we truly care about in our lives – what we truly love. This Advent is a great opportunity to create a daily habit of silent prayer with Scripture in preparation for the coming of Christ, our Love! If you are wondering where to start, consider spending 15-20 minutes each day with the daily readings for Mass. The Church in her wisdom gives us incredible readings to prepare the way of the Lord! The Magnificat book is a great resource with Mass readings for the day and corresponding meditations, artwork, lives of the saints, and more! View a sample issue here: http://bookstore.magnificat.net/paradisusdei

Live It! Tip of the Week: Read and pray with the daily Mass readings for this week of Advent in order to “prepare the way of the Lord” in your heart and in your family.

“O God, send forth your Holy Spirit into my heart that I may perceive, into my mind that I may remember, and into my soul that I may meditate. Inspire me to speak with piety, holiness, tenderness and mercy. Teach, guide and direct my thoughts and senses from beginning to end. May your grace ever help and correct me, and may I be strengthened now with wisdom from on high, for the sake of your infinite mercy. Amen.” -Saint Anthony of Padua