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Do you have a minute?

August 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Mary, Prayer

Do You Have a Minute?
Minute for Prayer

Minute for Prayer

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) teaches that

“Prayer is the raising of one's mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God.' But when we pray, do we speak from the height of our pride and will, or ‘out of the depths' of a humble and contrite heart? He who humbles himself will be exalted; humility is the foundation of prayer. Only when we humbly acknowledge that ‘we do not know how to pray as we ought,' are we ready to receive freely the gift of prayer. ‘Man is a beggar before God.” (CCC, paragraph 2559)…

“The Gospel reveals to us how Mary prays and intercedes in faith …” (CCC, paragraph 2618).

So, do you have a minute for prayer?

Click here – pause – pray – and then send this post to someone you know who needs to take a minute too.

Here's a tip, 1) click on the link, 2) take your hand off of the mouse (no, really, take it off), 3) okay, now, join that hand to your other hand… you know the rest.



Art: Madonna in Prayer, Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato, 1638-1652, copyright Restored Traditions, used with permission.

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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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  • StrongerInHim

    Nice. Clever.

  • LizEst

    Wonderful post!

    I wish there were the same for the Sacred Heart, Divine Mercy Devotion, Eucharistic Adoration, etc.

  • Nicholas Hernandez

    Thank you, A very good way to spend a minute of my day

  • Lydora

    How perfect

  • Edithfabian

    Maria mamma buona, grazie per essere la nostra mamma!

  • hro1957

    Beautiful! Love this! Thank you!

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