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Prayer, God’s Will, & Helping the Suffering

Prayer, God's Will, and Helping the Suffering

 

sufferingDescription: Today Dan and Melissa answer your questions about helping others in need, discerning God's will, and prayer.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What can we say to those who are undergoing devastating suffering and how can we help them?
  • Is there a dichotomy between St. Augustine's admonition to “Love God and do what you will” and St. Ignatius' rule of discernment which says, “Do not act until one has absolute clarity that it is the will of God”?
  • “Love God and do what you will” implies that one who loves God and his will is oriented to God's will and acts in accord with His will in peace and clarity.
  • When choosing between two situations or actions that are both good, St. Ignatius advises us to discern where the inspiration for these actions comes from. Where does the inspiration for these actions come from?
  • If a person talks to Jesus all day long outside of scheduled prayer time, is that considered prayer?
  • How advanced do we need to be spirituality before we become involved in a ministry position in our parish?

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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.

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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, 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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  • Jeanette

    I really enjoy when you highlight the Q & A on Divine Intimacy Radio. It’s very helpful to me and I’m sure to many others who have questions about the spiritual life. Thank you Dan & Melissa!

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