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How to Pray Always — Without a Breviary

Last week I wrote about how I never go more than three hours without prayer.  For me, the key to that is to pray all seven hours of the Divine Office, or Liturgy of the Hours. But that involves the … Continue reading

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Ritual and Routines Are Key to Prayer

“Rejoice always.  Pray without ceasing.  In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) Easier said than done, as anyone who has tried it knows.  It is certainly vital … Continue reading

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How to Pray Constantly, Like a Catholic: Try the Liturgy of the Hours

A number of Christians I know envy Muslims because of their five-prayers-a-day discipline. Well, here’s a news flash:  We Catholics invented it.  Or maybe we adapted it from Jewish practice.  But in any event, before Muhammad was born, Catholics were … Continue reading

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