Back to Videos
Sep 12, 2022

Why Is It So Hard to Pray?

You know that feeling. You sit down with your Bible and cup of coffee to spend some time with Jesus. But the distractions start. It feels like the conversation is sterile and dry. What can you do?

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary offers some reasons why prayer is hard and what can be done to remedy that dryness and find consolation and intimacy with Christ in our daily prayer life.


Find Peace and Clarity When Making Decisions

Pray, Decide, and Don’t Worry equips Catholics with a clear five-step discernment process so that they can be at peace with their decision knowing they have truly discerned God’s will.



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. 

Has Ascension's free media strengthened your faith?
You can now offer ongoing support for this content with a recurring gift.
Support Ascension

Get your favorite Ascension content sent right to your email!

>