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Dryness in Prayer – God’s Part in the Struggle (Part III of III)

April 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Aridity or Dryness, Fr. Bartunek, Prayer

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Editor’s Note:  In Part I, we talked about what is going on with dryness in prayer.  In the second installment of this series, we addressed our part in the struggle.  Today, we will look at God’s part in the struggle. A reader asks: Dear Father John, I have been praying (mental prayer) for a long time.  But lately I seem to be experiencing dryness in my prayer – I just don’t... Read More

Dryness in Prayer – Our Part in the Struggle (Part II of III)

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Editor’s Note:  In Part I, we talked about what is going on with dryness or aridity in prayer.  Today, we will look at our part in the struggle. A reader asks: Dear Father John, I have been praying (mental prayer) for a long time.  But lately I seem to be experiencing dryness in my prayer – I just don’t seem to get as much out of it as I used to.  Is this the “dark night... Read More

Navigating the Interior Life Webinar Announcement – Understanding and Overcoming Our Greatest Obstacle to Deep Prayer and Conversion

August 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Classes, Dan Burke, Marta Goodwin, Webinar

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Dear Friends: I have good news. Dan Burke will offer a new webinar on Saturday September the 22nd. The interest in these webinars have been so strong that we have had twice as many folks seeking to register as we have available seats. Please be sure to register early. Topic: Navigating the Interior Life – Understanding and Overcoming Our Greatest Obstacle to Deep Prayer and Conversion Often,... Read More

Jesus walks away… What would you do? What will you do?

October 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayer

My reading in the gospel this morning made me laugh (Luke 5:12-16). Here’s the breakdown. Jesus heals – Jesus tells the healed to not tell anyone – the word gets out anyway – a crowd gathers – Jesus leaves to pray! I can just imagine a dumbfounded group of people, particularly the disciples, saying “Hey, where are you going!? There is a crowd of people here – tell... Read More

I Want to Pray but Struggle with My Schedule – What do I do?

September 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Prayer

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Dear Father John, I am a busy executive and struggle to make time for prayer. What should I do? I do want to improve my prayer life but I just struggle with time. The desire to improve your prayer life is a sign of God’s presence and action in your soul. Be grateful for it and rest assured that God, “who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion…” (Phil 1:6). In other words, as... Read More