May 7: Prayer

“Prayer is the raising of one’s heart and mind to God. . .” (CCCC 534)

“Prayer can truly change your life. For it turns your attention away from yourself and directs your mind and your heart toward the Lord. If we look only at ourselves, with our own limitations and sins, we quickly give way to sadness and discouragement. But if we keep our eyes fixed on the Lord, then our hearts are filled with hope, our minds are washed in the light of truth and we come to know the fullness of the Gospel with all its promise and life.”– John Paul II to the youth at New Orleans,  September 12, 1987

Questions worth Pondering

When are you aware of God’s presence?

What are your expectations of prayer?

What do you do know that you know you can never eliminate distractions?

Prayer Groups at St. Basil’s

Christian Meditation Group

Contemplative Women of St. Anne

Liturgy of the Hours

Links to the Liturgy of the Hours Online


Homilies and Presentations

Prayer:  Communication with God

The Sabbath:  A Homily on the Feast of Corpus Christi