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Giving Thanks to God and Recognizing the Spiritual Haze

Giving Thanks to God and Recognizing the Spiritual Haze




How should we respond to experiencing God in prayer? What is “spiritual haze”, where does it come from, and how should we properly deal with it? Dan and Melissa look to the wisdom of St Peter of Alcántara in the book Finding God Through Meditation as they discuss answers to these questions in today's show.


Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What does it mean to experience the presence of God in prayer, or following from spiritual hazeprayer?
  • What should we do when the scriptural words of God affect us or move our hearts?
  • What is “spiritual haze”? Where does it come from?
  • How is the “noise” of daily life damaging to prayer?
  • How does the enemy use noise to distract us from spiritual awareness?
  • The need to regulate what we expose ourselves to outside of prayer.
  • The importance of silence in prayer life.


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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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