Monday: This week’s challenge is about Prayer
Beginner: Little to no prayer life? No problem, Lent is the perfect time to begin. Pick a prayer that you already know or if you’re feeling more ambitious, learn a new prayer (the Divine Mercy Chaplet is a great one to learn). Pray this same prayer each morning when you wake up and in the evening before you go to sleep.
Intermediate: You know that prayer that you almost never say because it’s way too long? (Whether that be the Rosary, attending a weekday Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, or another devotional, etc.). Make a commitment to pray that prayer every day this Lent.
Advanced: Invite someone to pray your prayers with you this Lent. This is difficult because we often try to “fit in” our prayers, and praying out loud with someone else slows us down. (Trust us, this one is actually really hard to pull off!)
Tuesday: The Prayer
What is it that stops me from praying? What do I need to do in order to consistently maintain a prayer life?
Set aside particular times each day to pray. Turn off the radio in your car and pray during your commute. Students, pray during your bus ride or walk to school.
Make your prayer life realistic. Don’t force yourself to pray a 30 minute devotional if it's simply not realistic. New moms, one of the best prayers is just “Jesus I trust in you” or “Jesus have mercy on me.”
Any tips for improving your prayer life?
How did your week of prayer go? Do you feel closer to God this week?