Practice Makes Perfect

February 28, 2017

“But truly God has listened; he has given heed to the voice of my prayer.”
–Psalm 66:19


This edition of Live It! begins a series of seven Live It! weekly videos focusing on Lent.  Specifically, this series will offer practical tips on prayer.

Each year during Lent, the Church asks us to focus on prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Without a doubt, the one that most people struggle with is prayer. We know how to give up alcohol or caffeine or tobacco or sugar. We know how to make contributions to a worthy charity.  But we all seem to struggle with prayer.

We can spend a lot of time talking about it.  We can spend a lot of time reading about it. But, at the end of the day we need to go practice it!

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.