Improve Your Prayer Life With These 15 Tips from the Virgin Mary


7. Commit to a small amount of time in the morning to start out with.

Like any resolution, forming a habit of prayer starts with small steps. Try starting your day out with prayer – even if it is just a morning offering it puts the day’s challenges and joys into perspective.

Saint Peter Julian Eymard said: “In order to succeed in it (prayer), it should be done when we first awaken when our whole being is calm and recollected. We need to make our meditation before anything else.

8. Keep your thoughts towards Heaven

Ultimately, our goal as Christians is Heaven. Prayer allows us a glimpse into the eternal praise and adoration that eternity will offer. In our time of prayer, don’t forget that we on a journey to Heaven during our time here on earth.

Saint John Vianney, patron saint of priests wrote: “My little children, your hearts, are small, but prayer stretches them and makes them capable of loving God. Through prayer we receive a foretaste of heaven and something of paradise comes down upon us.”

9. Try not to only ask small things of God

When we pray, it is easy to request the human-size answers to our petitions. Instead of asking God to assist us in human ways, fully trust in His supernatural presence and abilities. St. Teresa of Avila said: “You pay God a compliment when by asking great things of Him.” Trust that He will provide with God-sized answers.

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