How do we get 2022 off to a good start spiritually? Dr. Sri shares three basic habits that you can incorporate into your routine that will help you get your spiritual life back on track and rekindle your devotion in the new year.
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The beginning of the year is a great time to renew your commitment to daily prayer, to visit the Blessed Sacrament, and to receive God’s healing by going to Confession regularly.
3 Habits that Get Your Spiritual Life Back on Track
These basic and simple practices strengthen the foundation of our spiritual life and help plant deeper roots.
- Make Time for Daily Prayer
Daily prayer is essential for our prayer life. Get into the habit of establishing a consistent prayer routine. Set a specific time and place for your daily prayer, I recommend carving out time in the morning to pray. Being present with the Lord in prayer is one of the most powerful things we can do for our lives. The beginning of the year is a great time to renew the commitment to pray every day.
When you pray, resist the temptation to just read things or fill your mind with information. Learn to sit with the Lord in silence, take time to listen to God, and ponder the truths that are revealed in Scripture. Allow God to speak to you in silence and form you. In addition to sharing your prayer intentions and pouring your heart out to him, be sure to thank the Lord for all the blessings you receive daily.
- Visit the Blessed Sacrament on a regular basis.
A short visit to the Blessed Sacrament for a few minutes every day or a few times a week can bear much fruit.
- Go to Confession at least once a month.
Confession is a sacrament of healing, through it we experience the graces that strengthen us so that we can live the Christian life well and overcome our sins and weakness. I recommend going to confession at least once a month.
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Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, well-known Catholic speaker, and author of several best-selling books. His work with Ascension includes study programs such as A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion and Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother. Several of Dr. Sri’s programs were filmed on-site in the Holy Land, and feature immersive video explorations of the sacred sites where Jesus, Mary, and the Apostles lived and died.
Dr. Sri is the host of the acclaimed Ascension podcast All Things Catholic with Dr. Edward Sri. Together with Curtis Martin, Dr. Sri is a founding leader of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), of which he serves as senior vice president of Apostolic Outreach.
Dr. Sri lives with his wife Beth and their children in Colorado.
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