Many people wonder how often we should pray. Even though we all know how to pray, we just don’t pray enough. When we see something beautiful, we think of Instagram and not necessarily prayer. When we read the bible, we get excited about learning more theology. ASK A BISHOP got the chance to sit down with Archbishop Aquila to talk about prayer.
There’s many ways one can grow in prayer. Aquila said beauty often puts us in touch with the Lord, especially when we give him gratitude for that beauty.
When we pray through sacred scripture in which we listen to or read a passage and how the Lord is speaking to our hearts, it’s important that we pray to the Holy Spirit before that time and ask to open our hearts and help us to be receptive to the word and what we read in the scripture. By praying before reading scripture, we become more receptive and open to what the Lord is saying to us.
In a time of struggle or desolation, we need to bring that to the Lord. We can learn to pray by looking at some of the dialogues of Jesus with others in the Gospel such as the Apostles, Peter, the samaritan woman. Prayer should always be leading us into a deeper faith, trust and confidence in God.
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(Article written by Kate Anderson)