PRAYER & DISCERNMENT
HROUGH PRAYER we find meaning, strength, and direction for our lives.
We become more and more the kind of person we really want to be. Here
are five things you can do to help you on the way.
1.Ask God Being a person of prayer is not something we achieve by our own strenuous effort. I am reminded of a story from the desert fathers,
early Christian hermits who lived in the Egyptian and Palestinian desert, that il-
lustrates this point. A young monk asked the old Master, “How long will it take
Prayer is a grace from God, but there are actions and
attitudes that help our prayer life grow stronger and deeper.
others can help
BY SISTER MELANNIE SVOBODA, S.N.D.
to better prayer
nie Svoboda, a
Sister of Notre
Dame of Char-
gives talks and
ally. Her books
of a Healthy
When the Rain
Her blog, “Sun-
is at melannies-
COURTES Y OF THE CATHOLIC S TUDEN T ASSOCIATION AT RUTGERS UNIVERSIT Y