Dear Assumption Catholic Schools
Thank you, Lord, for this day, this opportunity,
this time together.
Strengthen our wills and forge our resolve to be
PRAYERFUL as we seek to grow in virtue.
This week our strength building on the virtue of Faith is PRAYERFULNESS.
The strength by which I spend time alone
talking with God.
Prayer isn’t just another good thing to do; it’s absolutely necessary if we want to know God’s will in our lives and draw closer to him.
Let’s encourage one another to find the time and the willpower to pray.
Let’s be more intentional about embracing a life of prayer!
WAY TO LIVE THE VIRTUE THIS WEEK
Practice PRAYERFULNESS this week by setting:
A specific time to pray.
Where you will pray.
What you will focus on in your prayer.
Why you will pray.
Mark 6: 46
And when He had dismissed them, He went up to the mountain to pray.
Whoever prays is certainly saved. He who does not is certainly damned.
All the blessed have been saved by prayer. All the damned have been lost through not praying.
If they had prayed they would not have been lost.
And this is, and will be their greatest torment in hell: to think how easily they might have been saved, just by asking God for His grace, but that now it is too late – their time of prayer is gone.” St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
“It is simply impossible to lead, without the aid of prayer, a virtuous life.” St. John Chrysostom
The Vice is IRREVERENCE
THE WEAKNESS TO NOT PRAY OR GIVE PROPER RESPECT TO GOD.
EXAMPLES OF IRREVERENCE
Thinking you don’t need God.
Using our Lord’s Name in vain.
Treating the Church or Chapel like any other room.
Too busy to pray.
Breathe into me, Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Move in me, Holy Spirit,
that my work, too, may be holy.
Attract my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy.
Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy.
Protect me, Holy Spirit,
that I may always be holy.
Have a Blessed Weekend
In Christ’s Peace
Assumption Catholic Schools