"Seeking Union with God" Online Spiritual Formation Program
Lesson #1: Discovering Our Ultimate Purpose
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Lesson #2: Our Ultimate Decision
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Lesson #3: An Introduction to Prayer
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Lesson #4: Meditation
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Lesson #5: Problems and Progress in Prayer
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Lesson #6: Growing in Holiness and Virtue
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Lesson #7: Renewing Our Mind
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Lesson #8: Your Own Spiritual Rule of Life
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Lesson #9: Stages of the Spiritual Life
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Lesson #10: The Mass and Sacraments
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Lesson #11: Loving God and Neighbor
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Lesson #12: Discernment
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Lesson #3:
An Introduction to Prayer

Assignment: Write down one or more things that stood out to you from what you've learned about prayer in this lesson that you would like to share with others in the class. Please enter your lesson feedback below.

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Patty, Oxnard, CA, USA
Posted 23 days ago
Prayer is a very important part of my daily life. I am wheel chair bound with ventilator. I have A LS. Each morning I am lifted onto my chair by a lift and pray the traditional rosary for all my needs and for so many others. Each decade I have special petitions for others. Later in the day I read a small few minute meditation and daily prayers from the Magnificat. Sometimes I fall behind and pray the Magnificat either AM or PM. What really lifts up my day when God surprises me with a visit from our parish deacon who brings me Eucharist. I always give a prayer of gratitude for that gift. God is so good! Even though in a wheel chair my life is busy with appointments, knitting for those in need and other activities sometimes prayer does slip by. So I 'm working on keeping prayer even when I 'm busy. Meal time is always prayertime. As evening closes I recently been spending it on a book called 30 days with Francis of Assisi. At night before sleep I am grateful for the day and its events and pray for anyone who comes to mind and ask forgiveness for my
faults. I read or heard that to love .God is to think of Him often.
Patty, Oxnard, CA, USA
Posted 23 days ago
Prayer is a very important part of my daily life. I am wheel chair bound with ventilator. I have A LS. Each morning I am lifted onto my chair by a lift and pray the traditional rosary for all my needs and for so many others. Each decade I have special petitions for others. Later in the day I read a small few minute meditation and daily prayers from the Magnificat. Sometimes I fall behind and pray the Magnificat either AM or PM. What really lifts up my day when God surprises me with a visit from our parish deacon who brings me Eucharist. I always give a prayer of gratitude for that gift. God is so good! Even though in a wheel chair my life is busy with appointments, knitting for those in need and other activities sometimes prayer does slip by. So I 'm working on keeping prayer even when I 'm busy. Meal time is always prayertime. As evening closes I recently been spending it on a book called 30 days with Francis of Assisi. At night before sleep I am grateful for the day and its events and pray for anyone who comes to mind and ask forgiveness for my
faults. I read or heard that to love .God is to think of Him often.
Paul. Wakefield,RI,USA
Posted 35 days ago
Prayer has always helped me in my spiritual journey. In this lesson I have followed praying first in the morning along with evening prayer. Evening prayer is peaceful and I feel God's presence. I agree from the lesson that we are never to busy to pray! I believe it's the least we can do for our creator who gave his life for us.
Joan, Cape Cod, USA
Posted 124 days ago
This lesson was so rich! I loved the saying that "prayer is a surge of the heart". And that without prayer we are powerless to resist temptation and adhere to the Commandments. Also that mental prayer is inflamed with divine love. I'm going to dedicate more prayer to those in purgatory and to bringing my loved ones back to God.
Denise, Denver, CO USA
Posted 146 days ago
The call to pray is a call from our Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father to be one with us as He is with God.
Roy, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Posted 162 days ago
I learned the importance of setting aside time each day to commune with God. I also got consolation and determination to persist with prayer even when distractions frustrate attempts to pray. To overcome feeling of staleness, I alter prayers and devotions (selecting from the vast choice we have), then I mix them with meditation and even try contemplation (alas with more frustration than success).
Chris, Dover, NH, USA
Posted 163 days ago
I have always believed that Prayer (big P) is our personal connection to God. and that prayer (little p) is the act; the act of prayer consists of 2 parts I will term prayer and meditation. (little p) prayer is when we formulate our discussion with God; meditation comes next, the time when we sit in the stillness of His Grace and 'listen" to the response. I believe as it is said in 1 Thessalonians 5:17, 17 pray without ceasing. I see the wonder of my daily conversations with God.
Rose, Fremont, CA, USA
Posted 223 days ago
Angel, Piscataway, NJ
Posted 235 days ago
I take time with verbal prayers mostly after my work day to discuss my shortfalls and could do betters. Meditative prayer follows with just sitting quiet with my Father and then again before I leave my bed in the morning. I love Adoration prayer when i can and should do more often.

Some prayers are as simple and me working in my yard creating gardens moving rock and dirt.

All is so peaceful.
Be Still and Know that I Am.
Mary
Posted 396 days ago
I prayed daily. i love morning prayer, for in the morning when a new day begins, I quietly sit in front of Eucharist to pray with love and thanksgiving. prayer helps me easy to forgive, to sympathy and brings me peace.
 

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