Prayer Felt Like a Chore

Do you look forward to your prayer time?

For years and years – decades – I thought prayer was SUPPOSED to be boring. It had to be formal and full of not only BIG words, but the RIGHT words.

There were correct ways to pray and that was a short list.

In Catholic school we would stand and face the cross when we started our day, left for recess, left for lunch, came back from lunch and at the end of the day. 

And we had to memorize so many prayers. I don’t know that I even paid attention to the content of the acts of Faith, Hope, and Love. I just didn’t want to disappoint Sr. Armella (she was so loveable!)

But the prayers were a chore. I don’t think God wants our conversations to be a chore – a thing to check off my to-do list.

What if we were to turn our favorite things into a prayer? What if the act of doing things well, of using our gifts to make the world a better place in our own little way, was a prayer?

Planting and tending a garden can be a prayer.

Smiling at the barista in the drivethru can be a prayer.

Doing you daily work – and doing it well – can be a prayer.

…whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31

This morning I invite to to make an intention of what you would like to do well today, and offer it to God. 

Love to all,

This book lays out a 33 day retreat to prepare yourself for consecration to St. Joseph. If you would like to consecrate yourself on the feast of St. Joseph the Worker on May 1, March 30 is the appropriate starting date. 

This new book has been flying out the door. 

When feelings of frustration, anger, or hurt bubble up in your daily life, this Saint Francis of Assisi necklace reminds you to breathe and become peaceful. Let St. Francis help you de-stress as you turn your actions and thoughts towards those of peace.

This necklace has a modest but elegant look. The St. Francis medal is thick and substantive, as is the “Peace” tag and rhinstone setting.

Comes carded with a burlap branded bag. Miriam Hahn Designs.

Our Lady of Grace lightweight & durable Vinyl Polyresin Statue. Can be used indoor/outdoor.

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