A bitter heart is corrosive. It eats away at our spirit, and seeps into all facets of our life. It limits our ability to appreciate and enjoy life. A bitter heart turns us in on ourselves in morbid self-preoccupation.
Many people say they could not get through the day without prayer. Frequent, short prayers remind us about life’s purpose. They help calm us, renew us, and give us strength to go on.
When We Pray--Living an Interior Life
Eighty adults filed into the chapel of a Catholic high school. They were the faculty, coaches, administrators, and staff of the school. They had just listened to talks on the spiritual life during a morning of recollection.
For some, prayer can be a mystery, and a burden. They do not have time for one more obligation in life. And even if they wanted to pray, questions arise. What am I doing when I pray? How should I pray? What should I say?