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Establishing a Lasting Prayer Life

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with author Connie Rossini about the necessities to establishing a lasting prayer life.

Topics/Questions Covered in the Show:

  • Why does Fr. Philippe focus on having a strong faith as a necessary step to establishing a lasting prayer life?
  • What role do feelings play in prayer?
  • How can false humility drive us away from prayer?
  • Why is perseverance important for spiritual growth?
  • What is lacking in the spiritual lives of those who say they do not have time for prayer?
  • How can prayer help us through the everyday struggles and exhaustion of life?
  • establishing a lasting prayer lifeIf we are not practicing mental prayer, are our works for God not as meaningful?
  • Can we break up our prayer time into two segments, or should we do all of our mental prayer at once?
  • What should one meditate on if he or she is in the beginning stages of prayer?

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The Divine Intimacy Radio Show is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those people seeking intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom. Every week our co-hosts 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, 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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