Posts Tagged ‘prayer’

“MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. […]

I’ve decided that anything I post about prayer from now on will share this title. Why? Because I’m on a quest to find prayer I can say routinely and regularly and contributes to my growth as a theologian and a Catholic. I sucked it up and ordered Christian Prayer from Amazon. It came with the […]

“In the same way, the Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings.” (Rom 8:26) This week was mass at St. M’s . Last week was St. B’s. I like the priest at St. M’s, […]

I don’t know what to say. The shooting at Virginia Tech hit harder than I expected it to. I offer my heartfelt condolences to everyone at VT. Its very strange to me, I was listening to NPR today, both on the way to my meeting and then to class, and they were talking to students […]

I’m beginning to think maybe I just can’t pray. Or maybe I don’t know how to pray spontaneously. Is there training in that? I know there’s training to spontaneously lead public prayer. But I haven’t seen an intro to prayer class offered at the seminary, but then I have a serious aversion to the idea […]

And it’d been interesting thus far. I didn’t give anything up this year, I’m not good at it. so I’ve been going to mass every day. So far so good. I don’t know if its going to last, and I’m pretty certain I’m not going to go while I’m in CA, but I’m going to […]

Inspired by AQ


Well, I know what inspired the prayer I’ve been using to focus, it resembles a great deal, the prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas. Surprise? Not at all. Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting […]