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Lisa Duffy’s Daily Reflection

Having a prayer routine takes effort. All of us busy people know this, which can make a prayer routine sporadic, irregular. That’s when it’s easy to slip into the habit of praying only when you need something or have a prayer request.
 
But scripture tells us that apart from Christ, we can do nothing, so it only makes sense that daily prayer is how we remain connected to Him. So, we need to find creative ways to fit prayer into our busy schedule.
 
But in the midst of a divorce, the intense pain makes praying very difficult and often, prayer is the first thing to fall by the wayside, but keeping communication with Christ, Our Lord and Savior as constant as possible is key to helping us cope with the pain, emotions, disappointments and responsibilities we have to face.
 
So I encourage you to make a simple commitment that should only take a few minutes out of your day… when you open your eyes in the morning, even before you get out of bed, say a brief prayer and thank God for the new day. Ask Him for strength. At noon, say a Hail Mary, asking the Blessed Mother to show you the way. Then at night before you sleep, review your day, noting the good things you’ve achieved as well as the failures. Thank God again. You will find great comfort and renewed hope by practicing this simple, effective prayer routine.
 
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5
 
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