Prayer

prayersideAs youth begin High School, their lives get a lot busier. A lot of them (and their parents) make the mistake to “free up” time from religious studies and time with God because life is, well, busy.

Prayer is a pillar of the Christian life. As a comedian once said when encouraging his audience to pray:
“You can’t have a relationship with someone you don’t talk to!”
And so it is for us in our relationship with Jesus – if we want a relationship with the Son of God, we have to keep lines of communication open.
We will be adding inspiring prayers and thoughts here, to encourage you to pray. If you find something that inspires you, share it! It is an opportunity for you to evangelize (share the Good News) with someone else.
 
God bless!
Annunciation Youth
 
 What are the Effects of Prayer?
Take the 30 Day Prayer Challenge
Bible:  Gospel of Mark in 30 Days
Read the Bible in a Year
 
Prayers every Catholic should Know:
Examination of Conscience
The Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Apostles Creed
  • Our Father
  • Hail Mary
  • Glory Be
  • Hail Holy Queen

Stations of the Cross

Come Holy Spirit

Memorare

Chaplet of the Divine Mercy

The saints will tell us to do the opposite. The busier our lives get, the more time we should spend feeding our faith in prayer, sacraments, service, and relationship:

Mother Teresa, a great supporter of Holy Hours, told how the Sisters of Charity came to practice daily adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The sisters were asking her for a daily Holy Hour and she was unsure, looking at the demands on the sisters’ time each day, how they could fit in a Holy Hour. Mother Teresa said that after adding daily adoration, they had more vocations, more time for work, and more money for the poor. In other words, their ministry was blessed in every way.

Every Christian needs a half-hour of prayer each day, except when he is busy, then he needs an hour.
                                                                  – St Francis de Sales
You don’t know how to pray? Put yourself in the presence of God, and as soon as you have said, ‘Lord, I don’t know how to pray!” you can be sure you have already begun.’
                                                               – St. Josemaria Escriva
Without Prayer nothing good is done. God’s works are done with our hands joined, and on our knees. Even when we run, we must remain spiritually kneeling before Him. 21
Blessed Luigi Orione
 

 

Coming soon:  A Prayer Wall where you can leave your prayer requests!

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