How to Pray

How do I listen to God in prayer?

February 2, 2013
"Sometimes I have trouble hearing what God is telling me. Any advice? I want to learn how to really listen with an open heart and mind."

How do you pray?

Blog Published: February 16, 2007

Blog reader Jenn had a question about prayer, and so I thought tackle it on today’s post. Prayer is such a wonderfully dynamic thing. There are so many ways to have a conversation with God, to be still in his presence. One of the central ways that we Catholics pray together is through the celebration of the Eucharist. This celebration itself holds within it a great variety of ways to pray which involve spirit, mind, and body. It is at the center of our lives as Catholics.

Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart

Trip Date: April 8, 2016

Catch all the action from our trip to Frankfort, Illinois—travel journal, photos, podcast, and more—here on the Motherhouse Road Trip travel page!

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IGF010 In Good Faith with Sister Barbara Reid, OP

Podcast Recorded: June 2, 2011

IGF010 In Good Faith with Sister Barbara Reid, OP, PhD, recorded live on June 2, 2011. Produced by ministry. The nuns talk with Sister Barbara about finding God in everyday life, Sacred Scripture, prayer, biblical spirituality, and more!

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AS153 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, in St. Paul, Minn.

Podcast Recorded: March 6, 2014

AS153 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on March 6, 2014, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Beginning Lent

Blog Published: February 14, 2013

As we move into the Lenten season, we often take on different practices to help us grow in our relationship with God. The church calls us to three ancient spiritual practices: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The three of course are inter-related but it's helpful to move into this season with an awareness of how we might embrace each one. Here are some thoughts as I reflect on my own Lenten journey ...

IGF014 In Good Faith with Meredith Gould

Podcast Recorded: February 8, 2012

IGF014 In Good Faith with Meredith Gould, recorded live on February 8, 2012. Produced by Ministry. Topics include: real-life ups and downs in ministry, the domestic church, social media in parishes, insights from Judaism, religious kitsch.

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Make Your Life a Prayer

Blog Published: March 11, 2009

Last night I talked with a group of young adult Catholics about prayer — ways to pray in the midst of daily life with all of the activities, pressures, and responsibilities that any given day might hold.