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Obedience, Prayer Methods, Spiritual Consolations

October 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, Obedience, Prayer, Show Notes

Obedience, Prayer Methods, and Spiritual Consolations


Description: Today, Dan and Melissa answer your questions about prayer methods, obedience to Church teaching, and spiritual consolations.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • When time is limited, what is the best way to pray when we are given so many options in the Church such as the Liturgy of the Hours, the rosary, Lectio Divina, mental prayer and the Jesus prayer from the Eastern Rite?
  • Is obedience practiced as an act of love necessary for eternal intimacy with God?
  • John 14:21 – “Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.”
  • Should the interior heart reflect and be in line with exterior fruits?
  • Romans 7:19 – “For I do not do the good I want, but I do the evil I do not want.”
  • Romans 8:6 – “The concern of the flesh is death, but the concern of the spirit is life and peace.”
  • prayer methods

    Homme en prière, Pierre-Louis Delaval, 1826

    Why should we not seek consolations in prayer?


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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, 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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