Monthly Archives: September 2010

Developing Our Relationship With God 7

As prayer deepens within our being we enter into both an attitude of thanksgiving and adoration. It is in these stages our prayer development begins to seek union with God for these levels focus directly upon our God for His … Continue reading

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Developing Our relationship With God 6

Next, there is the Prayer of Intercession. Jesus is the central intercessor for all of creation to be united with the Father. (Rom 8:34; 1John 2:1; 1 Tim 2:5-8) Intercession is prayer for someone other than ourselves. We look to … Continue reading

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Developing Our Relationship With God 5

Continuing the journey, we arrive at the types of prayer that are important. The first being, the Prayer of Petition. The prayer comes from a deep yearning for something we believe we need in our life. There are a number … Continue reading

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Developing Our Relationship With God 4

In the beginning stages of our prayer relationship we seek to know all about our Divine Lord.  We are awakened by the presence of the Holy Spirit guiding us on.  There is such enthusiasm and wonder at the movements of … Continue reading

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Developing Our Relationship With God 3

Preparing Our Hearts: We try to prepare ourselves by watering the soil within our heart and cultivate the area of our deepest center by way of vocal prayer, by meditation, by lectio divina (which is slowly reading the Scriptures) where … Continue reading

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Developing Our Realtionship with God 2

Many of the mystcal writers of our faith tradition say that God has first found us and we are now responding to His invitation. Indeed, the Gospel does say that “You have not chosen Me, it is I who have … Continue reading

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Developing Our Relationship With God

This is the beginning of a series of blogs written to help open up and deepen our understanding of our relationship with God and how we can grow closer to God. What Prayer Is: Thomas Merton, a Cistercian monk, once … Continue reading

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The Family

The Domestic Church is called the family. The nucleus of the family is the heart of the Church. The Church is made up of families. Each family is profoundly spiritual and at the heart of God. Each person within the … Continue reading

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