"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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Lori in Puerto Octay,Chile
Posted 10 days ago
I really enjoyed Brother Lawrence's letters. His way to God reminds me of the Little Flower and her little way and it all fits in really well with practicing humility before God. As a homemaker continually in the kitchen I can relate to Brother Lawrence's life work in the kitchen of the monastery. The way he was always lifting his mind and heart to God despite the frantic pace of meal preparations in the kitchen, I found very inspiring and very doable. I pray for the grace to keep the love of God in my heart and mind. Our hearts are like a glass that when filled up with the love of God spills over like a waterfall covering everything around us. It is all about love!
Tracey Cibolo, TX. USA
Posted 45 days ago
Contemplative prayer is Silence. "Silent Love." Thinking of, and meditating on the every aspect of God, while doing my work, is praying in secret. CCC 2602: Let your words and works be visible manifestations of prayer in secret. Amen.
Kathleen Mansfield, MA. USA
Posted 117 days ago
This lesson has increased my determination to spend quiet time in the morning and evening with the Blessed Trinity as well as practice the Presence of God throughout the day as demonstrated in Brother Lawrence's Conversations and letters. Also to see prayer as a gift, an encounter, a covenant and a humble, simple look toward heaven embracing the love found there.
Vacilio, Bella Vista Ar. US
Posted 271 days ago
You have made us for yourself and our hearts are restless until they find restin you" St Augustine also the meditation on this lesson from The Imitation Of Christ the book really awesome. This course has been a Blessing to me because I know now that praying istime w/God,talking and listening to God. To me prayer is a one on one w/God to see his love and Grace for me which I had failed to do.
Jack - Brick, NJ
Posted 282 days ago
Prayer has always been a part of my life; however, during the past six years the Liturgy of the Hours has been my mainstay. What I sometimes forget - during the course of the day - is that God is with me at all times and that I should be praying to him at times of temptation; the use of a quote from the day's mass or a short Bible quote to meditate on throughout the day is a worthwhile thought and something I will begin to utilize (with the Help of God - perhaps, it will be a regular as time passes).
Patty, Oxnard, CA, USA
Posted 318 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 318 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 330 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 418 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 440 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.
 

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