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Apr 30, 2021

The Simple, Powerful Prayers You Need to Know: “Arrow Prayers”

Have you ever heard of arrow prayers?

Arrow prayers are part of ancient Church teaching, and are still pretty popular in the Eastern Church. They’re short little prayers that we throw out to God, and are specific in engaging the present moment, or “piercing” it like an arrow. In a simple sense, they serve in bringing God into the little moments of our lives, and make our ordinary reality extraordinary through grace. Question is, why are they so powerful?

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary explains the concept of arrow prayers, and gives practical examples of incorporating them into our everyday lives.


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. 

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