How to Really “Pray Without Ceasing”

In Scripture, St. Paul tells the Thessalonians to “pray without ceasing.” But can anyone who lives in this modern world possibly do that? The truth is, we can do our daily tasks and still have time to dedicate to prayer, even if it’s just a small part of our day.

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary and Danielle Bean explain what it means to “pray without ceasing,” and how to add intentional prayer into our hectic lives.

Be sure to check out Danielle’s new book Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday as well as Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Making Big Spiritual Progress.

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.