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Prayer Obstacles: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila Day 11

Obstacles to Prayer
30 Days with Teresa of Avila
Reflections on Day 11

Why are we tempted to stop praying, and what are the consequences of doing so? Dan and Melissa share some of St. Teresa of Avila's thoughts on these topics as documented in her letters from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Where does the temptation to stop praying come from?30DaysWithTeresaOfAvila
  • What are the biggest obstacles to prayer and how can we overcome them?
  • How is prayer connected to our salvation?
  • The secret to perseverance in prayer – St. Teresa has some practical advice.
  • St. Teresa's experience with false humility and how it kept her from prayer.
  • What are the benefits of keeping a daily prayer routine?

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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, 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. 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, 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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