HOW TO PRAY!

HOW TO PRAY! In these unprecedented times, when what was normal is shattered, it’s important that we have healthy routines. Prayer and reflection is key to a healthy mind and should be an essential part of everybody’s routine. Although there will be less formal prayer times now that Schools are closed and many of us are at home, perhaps we could include the following simple prayers in the morning and afternoon/evening as part of our new healthy routine.

 

2-MINUTE MORNING PRAYER Start with a moment of silence to calm yourself. Count 10 breaths, and as you do recognise that God is with you, and looking upon you with love. || Think about your day ahead, and tell God what you hope to achieve and anything that concerns you. || Thinking about what you need from God today pray Our Father… || Now think if there’s anyone you know who may need God’s help in a particular way today, pray for them and ask Our Blessed Mother Mary to pray for them too by praying Hail Mary… || If there is a particular saint for the day (see below), or a patron saint connected to your day’s activities, or the needs of those who need help, ask them to pray for you too. || Finish by offering the day to God for His glory by praying Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, in now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

2-MINUTE AFTERNOON/EVENING PRAYER Start with a moment of silence to calm yourself. Count 10 breaths, and as you do recognise that God is with you, and looking upon you with love. || Think about the day you’ve had. Remember all the things that you can be grateful for. Thank God for the good things of the day || Remember also any moments difficulty, or when you made poor choices. Remembering God’s love for you pray Our Father… || Now, thinking of tomorrow ask Our Blessed Mother to pray for you and what lies ahead by praying Hail Mary… || Finish by offering the day that is done and the night to come to God for His glory by praying Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, in now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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