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Sacred Elements of Prayer – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: This week Dan and Melissa discuss the three sacred elements of prayer and how understanding them aids in the progress of the prayer life.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Heeding the advice of the saints by establishing three key elements to one’s prayer life will vastly improve his or her prayer experience.
  • These three key elements include sacred time, space and attention.
  • What is the best time of day to pray?
  • Why is a sacred space important to one’s prayer life?
  • Will challenges occur even when we are dedicated to deepening our relationship with God? If so, how can we overcome these challenges?


What is Divine Intimacy Radio?

The Divine Intimacy Radio Show is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those seeking intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom.

Every week, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson explore topics related to the interior life and Catholic teaching, including prayer, spiritual direction, meditation, contemplation, and holiness.

Divine Intimacy Radio Show and EWTN!

This radio show can also be heard every Sunday on EWTN Radio Sundays at 6:30 am1:30 pm, and 11:00 pm Eastern time. We are grateful to EWTN for their support!

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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, and his newest books Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep and Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux. 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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  • Lindia Lentz

    Yesterday, while I was praying for a special intention, I felt a sense to “push harder”. In this instance, I thought that would be a bit arrogant….and well…”pushy”. After hearing the podcast this morning, I set up a more formal sacred space for prayer (powerful already!). And, after hearing the podcast it occurred to me that PUSH also stands for Pray Until Something Happens…. 🙂

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