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Our Prayerful Journey Through Lent
Prayer in its purest and most genuine form can release prisoners, build bridges, forgive enemies, heal those suffering from pain, and show love beyond measure. Prayer offers us a relationship with God that we may not have given a second thought to simply by opening our hearts. How often have we been apprehensive to open the lines of communication with God because we felt unworthy, embarrassed, angry, or feel that we just do not have the time to pray? God is always listening regardless of our current situation and prayer is the way we talk to Him. The beauty of prayer is that there is no wrong way to pray
Did you know that as Catholics we are blessed to have Five Forms of Prayer? Take a few minutes and read about the Five Forms of Prayer below and consider taking advantage of the many ways you can pray with us here at St. John the Evangelist during Lent. Whether it is through Reconciliation, Adoration, Benediction, Morning Mass, Stations of the Cross, personal meditation, song, and as always the weekend liturgy, there are so many ways that prayer can be and should be an integral part of your life.
Prayer can take a moment but its effects will last an eternity. Consider joining us on our Prayerful Journey Through Lent and see what a difference it will make in your life…..
THE FIVE FORMS OF PRAYER
For additional inspiration on how to "Pray your way through Lent", consult the online version of Our Sunday Visitor at OSV Newsweekly.
For creative ways to help children understand our Lenten customs, try some of the activities on catholicicing.com