When You’re Distracted in Prayer

When you’re first growing in prayer and developing your relationship with Jesus, it is worth the effort to fight distractions in prayer. The more you can focus on our Lord, the more fruit you can see from prayer, and the deeper a bond you can experience with Jesus.

But, let’s be real—distraction is inevitable. It’s human. And our brains are hardwired, in some ways, to move on to “the next thing”.

The Saints knew this, and there is an “advanced solution” to distraction in prayer—use it in prayer. Today, Fr. Mike tells us how.

Meet Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

He is a presenter in Ascension’s ChosenAltaration, and The 99 programs, and has a channel on Ascension Presents. He is also the host of the Ascension podcasts The Bible in a Year and The Catechism in a Year.


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