Prayer Life

Well, for the past month and a half, I have been a bit slack on my spiritual life.  I haven’t really been reading much in the way of theology or within my faith (although I have done some “recreational” reading), and I have missed more of my prayer hours that I would have liked.  That has started to change today though, I am going back to my prayer life, although on a different schedule than I had as a Hermit.

I will not be getting up at Midnight to do the Office of the Readings, but will be doing them right after getting up at 5AM.  The Church I go to now does the Morning Offices prior to Mass, so I will be doing this Hour with the Congregation present at Mass.  The rest of the hours will remain at or close to their normal times. 🙂

In Christ,

Don

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Prayer Life.

I have set myself a pretty strict prayer life that consist of going into the Church next door (literally) every three hours. starting at six am until and including midnight, for from thirty minutes to two hours.  During this time I do the Liturgy of the Hours, personal prayers and spiritual contemplation.

For the most part, since I have started this, I have been able to keep to the schedule I set myself and pray often.  There have been hard times though.  By hard times I mean it has been hard to go pray at each Hour (of the Liturgy of Hours) and it has been hard to do my personal prayers.  After my nine PM prayers, I go to bed, and get back up at midnight to start the prayer day anew.  This getting back up has been very hard at times.  Now, I do go back to bed after I finish my midnight prayers, but many times it has been hard to get up to begin with!

The past few weeks have been one of those tough times of prayer.  These last couple of days, with the heavy snow, have actually helped me refocus on my prayer life and have brought me back to my Hours and prayers!

And when I follow this schedule I feel better.  Both spiritually and physically, so I don’t understand at times why it is hard to keep to my prayer life…

In Christ

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Well, not over, but changing…

Well, let me rephrase that last post.  Religious life isn’t over for me.  I have continued to do the Liturgy of the Hours (LOTH) (7 set prayer times a day, following a set rubrics) at least the four major Hours, and often all seven.  I still read the Bible daily, and pray frequently.  In my new home I have a kneel-er and pray in front of Christ as frequently as I can.

Two months ago I created a non-profit, 501c3 compliant, religious lead company and am in the process of getting it all legal and ready to support a host of Brothers in Christ.  I wrote a Rule of Life to be followed by me and the rest of the Brothers/Friars.

I am in the process of selling off all my possessions or giving them away, paying off any and all debt I have.  I am working on fully adopting the Rule of Life in my life, and that includes doing ALL 7 Hours of the LOTH, and all other aspects of the Rule.  Aside from any bills I have, all my income is going into the Order.

Religious Life is back in my life!

In Christ!

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