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“Say Your Prayers”
Do you find it easy to pray? Is prayer an integral part of your day? Do you hear God’s voice in your daily life, and know how to respond accordingly?
For many of us, the answer to these questions is, “no.” We all desire an intimate relationship with God. But, since learning to “say our prayers” as children, we never moved beyond rote recitation to an authentic conversation with God.
Not Just For Mystics
In Scripture we read of profound interactions people have with God. We hear of Saints who seemed to have a direct line to Him their entire lives. But most of the time we feel like this is far beyond our reach. After all, we’re not prophets, and certainly not (yet) Saints!
For most of us prayer becomes a source of frustration as we struggle to calm our minds and find even a few minutes to set aside to pray. In our busy lives prayer is seen as a luxury, when in reality it is at the foundation of a healthy spiritual life.
The good news is you can overcome your difficulties with prayer, and it is easier than you might think.
– Let Us Pray
The Oremus study program teaches you the essentials of an effective and fruitful prayer life. Over the course of eight weeks you will discover how God speaks to you, even in the smallest encounters. Following the Tradition of the Catholic Church and the wisdom of the saints, you will learn how to express yourself to God in prayer, and how to hear his voice.
Become aware of God’s presence in your life
Discover the simple yet profound steps of Catholic prayer
Learn how to respond to God and express yourself in prayer
Discover how to hear God’s voice in Scripture, in your heart, and in ordinary moments.
Learn how to overcome frustrations, distractions, and dryness in prayer.
See that desolation and consolation are a normal part of everyone’s walk with God.
Grow in your relationship with God and those around you.
We will begin
Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 7pm in the St. Benilde Teen Center
. For more information or to register for the study, pickup a Informational Flyer in the back of Church o
contact Val Hebert
(firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504-427-0327) to preregister for the study. We hope you can join us!
Oremus Informational Flyer
Sent by Fr. Robert Cooper on Monday, April 17 at 8:29AM