Category Archives: Prayer

prayer is a choice I make

Yesterday, I had a lengthy conversation with a 41 year old man who sees me on a regular basis for spiritual direction.  He is a teacher and counselor; married and the father of four children.  A good man. He tells … Continue reading

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Be Not Afraid!

The injunction “Be Not Afraid” appears over three hundred times in the Bible. We find it in today’s Gospel, Luke 5:1-25, in the angel’s greeting to Zechariah, the priest. Be Not Afraid!  Why?  Because Emmanuel – God is with us!  The promise … Continue reading

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the virtue of persistence

In today’s Gospel, Luke 11:5-13, we hear Jesus say: “And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Persistence…..the virtue of persistence! Jesus tells us that … Continue reading

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pay attention …

In today’s Gospel, we hear Jesus telling us clearly to “Pay attention to what I am telling you.” Jesus speaks to us in many ways such as in the events of our daily lives – e.g., interactions with family, friends, … Continue reading

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necessity of prayer

Jesus was a very busy man.  We know from the Gospels that He spent much of His time preaching, teaching and giving Himself to the crowds that followed Him.  And yet Jesus made time for prolonged periods of prayer – … Continue reading

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