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How Can I Receive the Gift of Discernment?

October 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Anonymous, Discernment


Dear Father Edward, how can I receive the gift of discernment? I have prayed and continue to do so, but I am not sure what comes from the Lord versus what is coming from me. Is there anything else that I should be doing? Like Solomon who requested the gift of wisdom, you are asking for a good thing. Discernment is the ability to recognize what the Lord wants us to do. It can be a difficult process.... Read More

Pray – Make a decision…

October 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Prayer

Make a Decision… Make a Decision! Decide. You’ve got to decide. Once and for all. If you don’t decide, really make a firm, specific, concrete decision to build your life on the earthquake-resistant foundation of prayer, then your life won’t be earthquake resistant. If God matters to you, then you will spend time with him – that’s prayer. If he doesn’t matter to you, you won’t... Read More