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Daily Pattern of Prayer

2. STRUCTURE OF THE PRAYER PERIOD
A good outline for your prayer time.


 
Quiet yourself; be still inside and out.  Relax.  Breathe in deeply, hold your breath to the count of four, then exhale slowly through your mouth.  Repeat several times.

Realize you are nothing without God; declare your dependency on Him.

Ask Him for the grace you want and need.

Read and reflect on your chosen scripture passage, using the appropriate form, e.g., meditation for poetic and non-story passages, contemplation for story/event passages, etc.  See: Various Forms of Solitary Prayer (B)

Close the prayer period with a time of conversation with our Lady, Jesus, and His Father.  Speak and listen.  Conclude with an Our Father.
 
 

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