Simple Ways to Make Daily Prayer a Habit (with Anna Mitchell)

Happy Easter! He is risen!

Anna Mitchell, host of the Son Rise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Radio, joins me to talk about daily prayer. Anna shares an innovative idea for making a habit of daily prayer — an audio recording of simple prayers she created with her co-host Matt Swaim. You can get the free download of their prayer recording here on Soundcloud.



Snippet from the Show

We don’t have to have it all together when we approach the Lord in prayer, he receives us just as we are.


Shownotes

At the end of today’s show, I share an email from Marie who offers a suggestion for those of us who want to learn and pray more litanies. Here is the weekly schedule she uses:

Sunday: Litany of Trust

Monday: Litany of Joy

Tuesday: Litany of Humility

Wednesday: Litany of St. Joseph

Thursday: Litany of Faith

Friday: Litany of Love

Saturday: Litany of Blessed Mother Mary

My newest book is one that I wrote with Dan, the Manual for Marriage, a beautiful resource for every couple. In it, Dan and I share reflective essays on marriage and family life, but it also features a large collection of prayers, Scripture passages, hymns, and stories from the saints that will encourage and support you in your married relationship.  

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Megan Madden

Megan Madden is a homeschooling mother with a passion for writing and speaking on authentic femininity and virtuous womanhood. In 2017, she began graduate studies in marriage and family at the International Theological Institute in Austria. After moving to Kraków, Poland to work with university students, Megan more personally continued her research on the complementarity of man and woman, particularly on the question of what it means to be a woman. She delved into the study of renowned Catholic writers on women such as St. Edith Stein, Gertrude von le Fort, Alice von Hildebrand, St. John Paul II, and St. Teresa of Avila.

The results were the development of Megan’s online ministry A Mother’s Lace, as well as speaking opportunities and her book with Ascension: Mary, Teach Me to Be Your Daughter.

Megan lives outside of Oxford, England with her husband, who is a lecturer in theology, and their five children.

2 Comments

  1. First time listener. Thank you for affirming my routine of prayer. I thought maybe because it was routine it was less meaningful. Continue your insightful work. Shannon

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  2. Doesn’t scripture say “I desire Mercy Not Sacrifice?”

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