“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
What do I do with my prayer time each day?
Jesus Christ is the source and he established channels by which he feeds us. The most critical ones are the Sacraments, living a holy life, and “the Word of God” – which would be first and foremost the Scriptures, but also Magisterial documents and the writing of the saints. The one that is perfectly suited to your morning and evening prayer at home is Scripture.
Many Catholics have not spent a lot of time reading Scripture and are somewhat intimidated. Therefore, we suggest this great little guide called, “The Magnificat.” It gives you the daily readings from the Mass. It frequently has writings from the saints or Popes. And it is all nicely organized and you get a new one each month.
We like this so much we established a relationship with Magnificat. You can go to www.magnificat.net/paradisusdei to find out more.
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.