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Video – Struggling with distractions in prayer

March 4, 2013 by  
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Struggling with Distractions in Prayer

Since this has been our most popular video to date,  I thought I should send it again. Please forward along to email and Facebook friends who might be blessed by insight on how to overcome this universal challenge. In this video, Fr. John Bartunek and Dan Burke talk about how we can better understand and overcome distractions in prayer.

for video post on struggling with distractions in prayerFather John and Dan Burke discuss many questions in regard to this topic, among them: What are the steps to meditation without distractions?  What are the two types of distractions that the spiritual writers talk about a lot? How do we eliminate voluntary distractions? How do we deal with involuntary distractions?  What virtues do we exercise when choosing not to deal with involuntary distractions? How is the Christian battle fought in this regard?  What do the saints have to say about distractions?  Should we become discouraged?  And, where does that discouragement come from?  When do distractions in our prayer life stop? Does God ever take away distractions in prayer?



Art for this post on struggling with distractions in prayer: Still shot of struggling with distractions in prayer provided by Dan Burke and Fr. John Bartunek, all rights reserved, used with permission.

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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, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, 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. In 2018, he launched the annual Avila Summit held at Hanceville, Alabama. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband, father of four, and grandfather of one, the President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc., a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director 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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