How to Overcome Dryness in Prayer (feat. Fr. Michelangelo)

Have you ever felt like God isn’t listening to your prayers? Did you know that can be a good thing—God calling you to a greater spiritual maturity?

Oftentimes when we are new or growing in the spiritual life, God allows us to experience His consolations—a feeling of overwhelming love or our hearts being on fire for the Gospel. However, in order to grow in prayer and get closer to the Heart of Jesus, we must lose these “training wheels,” so to speak, because God desires us to love Him as our creator and redeemer, not because we get good feelings.

Fr. Michelangelo shares today several strategies for overcoming dryness in prayer and taking your prayer life to the next level!

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Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.