Throughout the day, I will dedicate myself to simple, small invocations and prayers that express my love, gratitude and trust in God
Introductory Prayer: I believe in you, Lord, for you are mine and have
proved your love for me. I trust you, for you have never let me down and know what is best for my
life. I love you Lord for all your gifts. Help me to be humble enough to pray all day, as I
desireseek to love and do your will.
Petition: Teach me
to pray always, Lord.
1. Becoming Weary: . We can become weary in prayer when
we don’t see results. This happens because either we have a distorted idea of prayer, or we have
taken on worldly views that undermine our appreciation for its true value, or simply because we
experience what seems to be failure in prayer (Cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos.
2726-2728). Prayer is a gift and comes from the Holy Spirit. It is neither a machine nor a magic
formula. It requires effort battle on our part, for it is an act of love, self-giving. Prayer works
if I persevere and allow God to act. Sometimes I will not see its effects. To continue to seek God
in prayer is already the best fruit of prayer. Do I depend on him?
2. The Judge: . If prayer is
about giving myself and depending more on God, then it becomes a question of how I understand God. I
depend only on those I trust, and I trust only those who have proven their love and ability to
support me. Do I really believe God is all good, all-loving and all-powerful? Do I believe he cares
about me? God for us is a judge, but so much more. He is first of all a loving father and a
dedicated, unconditional savior and lover. As a loving Father he wants our trusting dependence. He
wants us to believe.
3. The Chosen Ones: . Who are we for God? We are more than simple creatures,
more than worthless slaves. We are beloved children, for whom he died and to whom he gives
everything. We are the frustrated scholars and broken lovers that he desires to raise up to share
his infinite truth and love. We are chosen ones, chosen for him, for happiness, forever. Out of the
darkness and slavery of sin, he frees us so that his glory will shine in us. Now, if we are all this
and more for God, why do we doubt in prayer? Let us place all our confidence in him.
Christ: Dear Lord Jesus, increase in me my knowledge of your love for me. Help me to trust
you in my everyday life. Open my heart to persevere in prayer. Grant me the humility to see how I
need to pray, always and in so many ways. Teach me what prayer is and how to do it well for love of
Resolution: Throughout the day, I will dedicate myself to simple, small
invocations and prayers that express my love, gratitude and trust in God.