“But truly God has listened; he has given heed to the voice of my prayer.”
Last week we saw that we need to pray consistently. We need to pray every day. This week we see that quantity matters.
Michael Jordan didn’t become a great free throw shooter by throwing up a couple a day. He shot so many that he could literally make them with his eyes closed. If we want to become pros at prayer, we need to take our game up a notch. A couple of minutes here and there probably won’t get us where we want to be.
I suggest starting with 10-15 minutes in the morning and the same before bed. I know many of you might be questioning, “What am I going to do?” Don’t worry, we’ll have some tips on that next week.
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.