~Thoughts on How to Pray ~
~ A Morning Offering gives merit and value to our thoughts, words and actions of
the day. Our whole life becomes a prayer when we offer each moment up to God.
~ There are many forms of prayer and many ways to pray.
~ Prayer is the lifting of one’s heart and mind to God.
~ Prayer is conversation with God (Clement of Alexandria)
~ “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” (Mother Teresa)
The fruit of silence is PRAYER
The fruit of prayer is FAITH
The fruit of faith is LOVE
The fruit of love is SERVICE
The fruit of service is PEACE
~ “To do little actions with a great purity of intention and with a strong will to please
God, is to do them excellently, and then they greatly sanctify us." (St. Francis de Sales)
~ The Communion of Saints allows our least actions to take on infinite value when
united to the sufferings and merits of Christ. We can offer up our daily duties to
help the poor souls in purgatory or to alleviate the suffering on earth.
Examination of Conscience~ Act of Contrition~ Prayer of Thanksgiving~ Evening Blessing