Pope Benedict has declared the year beginning October 11, 2012, the Year of Faith. The Holy Father wants us all to focus on learning about our faith and deepening our relationship with Jesus.
So, here’s my plan: I’m going to spend my Year of Faith focused on my prayer life. For me, it will be the Year of Prayer. Each month I’ll focus my practice on a specific type of prayer.
Since October is officially the Month of the Rosary, I will be focusing this month on the many ways there are to pray this ancient prayer. This week my focus will be on praying the Rosary daily in whatever way I can-in the car, in bed, during Adoration.
I have a couple of tools that I’ll be using this month to help me to focus my prayer efforts
- The Laudate app for android (also available for iphones)-this free app has a wealth of interactive information including the daily mass readings, liturgy of the hours, an examination of conscience, stations of the cross, traditional prayers and, of course the Rosary.
- The Rosary on CD produced by the Mary Foundation and distributed by Catholicity.com They have lots of free CDs that are informative, inspirational and prayerful. Check them out.
- Author Sarah Reinhard is promoting her new book, A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy: Walking with Mary from Conception to Baptism, by holding a Rosary-based blog tour using reflections from the book. Each day a different blog will host Sarah as she provides a reflection on one of the mysteries of the Rosary. What a great way to enhance your prayer life. You may even win a Nook! Check it out.
I would love to have company on my Year of Prayer. Will you join me?