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β1 Basic Prayer Method

Here is our recommended first prayer method:

1. Start with the sign of the cross

2. Preparatory prayer: “Dear Lord, please give me the gift of prayer and perseverance. Open my mind and heart to receive your love and truth.”

3. Read a passage of the Bible. Start with Mark's gospel. Focus on one passage for each prayer time. Gradually make your way through Mark's gospel.

5. Talk with Christ about the passage  as one friend speaks to another, eg  ask for some grace, ask what the passage means, talk about what is happening in your life or asking for God’s guidance in your life.

6. Pray an Our Father. 

7. Finish with the sign of the cross.

SUMMARY

1. Start with the sign of the cross

2. Preparatory prayer: “Dear Lord, please give me the gift of prayer and perseverance. Open my mind and heart to receive your love and truth.”

3. Read a passage of the Bible. Start with Mark's gospel. Focus on one passage for each prayer time. Gradually make your way through Mark's gospel.

5. Talk with Christ about the passage  as one friend speaks to another, eg  ask for some grace, ask what the passage means, talk about what is happening in your life or asking for God’s guidance in your life.

6. Pray an Our Father. 

7. Finish with the sign of the cross.

Submitted by rjzaar on December 7, 2015 - 10:45pm
Modfied: April 30, 2017 - 10:05am
Topic(s): 
prayer
level: 
beginner

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