“In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering.”
– Genesis 4:3
Where do you find the time to pray? Katie Hartfiel, Catholic speaker, writer, and home-schooling mother, shares how an Old Testament story and a bit of creativity led her to offer God the “firstfruits” of her time in daily prayer. This commitment to daily, intimate prayer has been a tremendous blessing for her and her family!
Live It! Practical Tip of the Week: When are you at your best during the day? Carve out a few minutes during this time and be still with the Lord and your favorite Bible verse. You may be surprised how God will show His love for you there!
“O Eternal Word, utterance of my God, I want to spend my life listening to you, to become totally teachable so that I might learn all from you. Through all darkness, all emptiness, all powerlessness, I want to keep my eyes fixed on you and to remain under your great light. O my Beloved Star, so fascinate me that I may never be able to leave your radiance.”
– St. Elizabeth of the Trinity