Lenten Lesson – Prayer Life


Self reflection, self giving, and self awareness play a role in our daily prayer life. It’s all about you. At least it begins with you, through your decision and actions. During the Lenten season we are encouraged to seek God in all that we do. Through the development of our prayer life we place our hearts in God’s hands as He reveals to us what we should do and where we should be headed in our faith journey. If we listen thoughtfully and earnestly, God will speak. We have to come to know who we are. T
hrough our personal time with God, He reveals to us how to use our skills and talents so that others may see God working through them.

As the 40 days of Lent is now underway, we reflect on what we have decided to give up or what we have decided to work better at.

Based on our decision, we may face the act of struggling through temptation and the possible lack of will power.  We get a taste of what Jesus went through when he was being tempted in the desert. When we face the trial of being tempted this is our time to turn and seek God for guidance and understanding. When we seek God for anything at all, whether it is in thanksgiving, repentance, guidance or a basic conversation about life, God is always there to listen. It is only through him that we are able to seek truth and build our relationship with him.

Within this relationship that we are working to build and strengthen with God, we get an understanding of who we are and the gifts that we hold. We become more aware of the things that we have done and have failed to do. Our relationship with God becomes much more intimate and clear through the amazing gift of prayer. Remember, a little quiet time with our heavenly dad goes a long way.


Trivia Answer: Pretzels!


About I.Q.

Irene began working with St. Mary's University in August of 2008. She currently serves as the Minister for Faith Formation and Faith Enrichment with University Ministry and as adjunct faculty with the Theology Department. Irene holds a M.A. in Systematic & Philosophical Theology and Ethics & Social Theory. As well as a B.A. in Religious Studies and Philosophy.

Posted on March 4, 2012, in Lenten Reflections. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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