Before You Begin: Preparing for Prayer
Gather Your Materials:
- Binder for putting your weekly prayer guide
Pick a Daily Time for Prayer:
It will help to have a set time of prayer each day. Picking the same time each day will help you create a routine of prayer within your daily life. Review your weekly calendar and find 15-20 minutes a day that you can schedule on your calendar for daily prayer. Know that as the retreat continues the Holy Spirit might lengthen your time of prayer.
Create Your Prayer Place:
Find a place in your home that can become your prayer place. Make it a sacred place by placing a few meaningful items that help you enter into prayer. Examples might be: a candle, a picture, image or icon, photos of your family or friends, etc.
Review the handouts below:
Creating a Daily Contemplative Prayer Practice