Posts Tagged ‘praying’

How Catholics pray is as diverse as the church itself

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

In 2018 Pew estimated that 50 million Catholic adults live in the United States. That’s a lot of Catholics—and we don’t all practice our faith the same way. From daily Mass to meditation and yoga, there are many ways to pray. U.S. Catholic surveyed readers to find out how they connect with God. Of the Read more

Making time for prayer when you’re really busy

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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It’s easy to start playing the Busy Parent Card. You know the one: You read an article about ways to better connect or deepen your relationship with God and say, “Yeah, well, glad that works for other people, but no way that works for me! I’ve got kids! I’ve got work to do! I’ve got people to feed and Read more

The Present Moment

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

We are told that we experience God in the present moment, and we know that as truth. But our brains are wired for learning from the past, planning for the future, and we’re not going to be rid of those habits. While we may find it impossible to live in the present moment, that very Read more

Discovering God in silence

Friday, July 4th, 2014

God cannot be found in noise and agitation. His true power and love are revealed in what is hardly perceptible, in the gentle breeze that requires stillness and quiet to detect. In silence, God listens to us. In silence, listen to Him. In silence, God speaks to our souls and the power of His word Read more

You want ME to pray for you? It’s becoming more unlikely…

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Getting any kind of help from Jesus didn’t seem likely when I was propelled onto a praying exploration by my friend Marcia’s decision to go on pilgrimage. Neither did I expect preaching at a local church, an unusual experience for me these days, the preaching and the going to church, to be a tipping point. The gospel I Read more

Almost 3-in-10 Americans say God influences sports results

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Less than a week before Super Bowl XLVII, nearly two-thirds of Americans say they are very (44%) or somewhat (22%) likely to watch the game this year. There are few divisions on this question by religious affiliation, age, or political affiliation; however, there are significant differences by race and gender. Black (78%) and white (69%) Read more

Praying for prosperity, or at least a Super Bowl win

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

When it comes to tonight’s Super Bowl, 3 in 10 Americans are betting on God. A new study by the Public Religion Research Institute found that one-third of the country believes God plays a role in determining which team wins. And Americans are even more certain about the players themselves. A majority believe God rewards individual Read more

How to pray: teaching children to talk to God

Friday, March 9th, 2012

I’ve taught a lot about prayer over the years and how it is really just talking to God. Prayer is such a basic foundation of a Christian’s relationship with God. It’s how we communicate and fellowship with Him. But a surprising number of people, young and old, new and even long-time Christians, say they’re not Read more