Building Your Prayer Time
Quiet Yourself From Distractions
us fix our eyes on Jesus; let us throw off everything that distracts us (Hebrews 12:1-2). Morning tends to be a better time
to pray for most people; choose a quiet place - in your home, at work, outdoors, in a church.
Examine Your Conscience
Repent of your sins; ask for forgiveness; believe your sins are forgiven;
repent at the Penitential Rite during the liturgy; receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation whenever possible; let God free
your conscience (Hebrews 9:14).
Into the Presence of God
Dwell on the Love Jesus has for us; recite the following truths from the Nicene Creed:
God is our Father/Creator;
b) Jesus is our Loving Savior;
c) The Holy Spirit comforts us;
d) The church is one
e) Jesus intercedes for us in heaven.
f) Jesus will come again in glory!
Praise God–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
• Fix your eyes on the Father; tell the Father
you love him; call him “Abba” (Father); thank him for this wonderful Creation and for all the good.
Fix your eyes on Jesus; tell him how grateful you are for his death and his Resurrection; tell him how grateful you are for
everything he has done.
• Fix your eyes on the Holy Spirit; ask the Holy Spirit to teach you about your sins and
how to consecrate your life to Jesus more each day.
Let God Move You
Take a phrase such
as “Holy Jesus” and softly repeat it without thinking or distraction. Try to give the Holy Spirit the freedom
to show you God’s perspective on “Holy Jesus.” You may find yourself in the presence of One Who Is Holy.
You may discover new avenues of love toward God.
Questions (Matthew 7:7-11)
Go to God and ask him; try to learn how to listen to him and enjoy his presence; try to
sense what he might be saying in your heart as you pray and read the Scriptures.