“Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thes 5:16-18
Just as we need to feed our bodies, we need to feed our souls. Therefore, every time you feed your body, take the moment to feed your soul. This begins by “saying your prayers at mealtime” – which includes when you eat out. But you can also expand it to include any time that you have something to eat or drink. Before you know it, you’re taking the time to say a brief prayer 10 times a day or more.
From there you can take another step. You can establish explicit prayer triggers to help remind you to prayer. The concept is really simple. Pick something in your life that you do repetitively throughout the day. Use it to trigger a brief, silent, personal prayer to God. Between coffee, bathroom breaks, meetings, and other things, it can happen around 20 times a day.
Believe it or not, it is actually possible to unite yourselves to Christ throughout the entire day. He is waiting for the encounter. Imagine how different your life can be!
Prayer for Lent
O gracious Master, infuse in our hearts the spotless light of Your Divine Wisdom and open the eyes of our mind that we may understand the teachings of Your Gospel. Instill in us also the fear of Your blessed commandments, so that having curbed all carnal desires, we may lead a spiritual life, both thinking and doing everything to please You. For You, O Christ, our God, are the enlightenment of our souls and bodies; and to You we render glory, together with Your eternal Father, and with Your all holy, life-creating Spirit, now and ever, and forever. Amen.