Episode 131

How to Build the Spiritual Habits of Consistancy and Honesty in Prayer


November 14th, 2023

50 mins 16 secs

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About this Episode

Ever wondered why prayer sometimes feels like you are talking to yourself? Do you ever look around at other leaders in your parish, thinking they've got it all figured out in the prayer department while you're struggling to keep up? Or maybe you just crave a deeper connection with God.

Today’s guest, Jim Beckman, breaks open the art of prayer. According to Jim, prayer is meant to be a real heart-to-heart with God, an open and honest exchange. As he puts it, “You can't deceive Him. You can't trick Him. You can't hide anything from Him. So why not just give up on that right away and just be who you are.”

Here's a sneak peek of what’s waiting for you in this episode:

  • Embrace Spiritual Growth through Prayer: Prioritize honesty and consistency in your prayer life. These are the secret sauce for personal and spiritual development.
  • Navigate Modern Culture for Authentic Prayer: Dial down the noise and distractions in your daily life. Create intentional spaces for prayer that are genuine and truly meaningful.
  • Establish Your Daily Prayer Routine: Begin by dedicating a solid 15-20 minutes each day in prayer. Build a consistent habit that deepens your connection with the divine.
  • Use Prayer for Healing and Challenges: Understand the transformative power of prayer. Address personal challenges and facilitate healing, especially for those in ministry leadership roles.

If you’d like to take your prayer life up a notch, check out these addition resources:

For more practical advice and experiences from real people sharing their mission with the world, go to https://equip.archomaha.org/podcast/.

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Editor: Taylor Schroll (ForteCatholic.com)