“Our whole day can be a time for prayer — from night to morning and from morning to night. In fact, as Holy Scripture reminds us, even our sleep should be a prayer… But prayer, our life-giving nourishment, is not limited to one form alone. Our life of prayer should also be based on some moments that are dedicated exclusively to our conversation with God… This heart-to-heart dialogue with God is mental prayer, in which the whole soul takes part; intelligence, imagination, memory and will are all involved. It is a meditation that helps to give supernatural value to our poor human life, with all its normal, everyday occurrences. Thanks to these moments of meditation and to our vocal prayer and aspirations, we will be able to turn our whole day into a continuous praise of God… Just as people in love are always thinking about each other, we will be aware of God’s presence. And all our actions, down to the most insignificant, will be filled with spiritual effectiveness.”
St. Josemaria Escriva
Christ Is Passing By, no. 119
TIPS FOR LISTENING TO THE PODCAST
- Plan a time and place to listen to the meditation: home, commute, outdoors, etc.
- Listen on your own, with a small group, or with your spouse and/or children.
- Strive to keep an atmosphere of silence and recollection (avoid distractions).
- Write down moments from the reflections that strike you, as well as the thoughts, inspirations and resolutions that arise from your prayer and reflection.
- For a guide to journaling, download our Meditation Journal Page. Or, purchase the St. Josemaria Institute Podcast Journal exclusively from our online shop.
CARE FOR THE SICK & HOMEBOUND
Often, when we visit the sick or the homebound––family, friends, or neighbors––we are not sure what to do for them, how to comfort them, or even what to talk about. We know, however, that we want to show them our love and ask God to fill them with peace and joy. You can offer to pray with them––the Rosary or other vocal prayers––or listen to one of the podcasts from the St. Josemaria Institute. The reflections will help to turn your minds and hearts to God, to pray for each other, and to spend the quality time that you both want and need. You can rest assured that your visit will have helped to place them and all of their suffering into the merciful hands and providence of God.