Many of us struggle with, or stumble over, the right words to pray to God — no matter what our prayers may focus on or what we’re trying to say to the Almighty.
Priests are not unique in this regard — they’ve had many of the same challenges the rest of us have had since our earliest days as Christians learning our faith.
Fr. Mike Schmitz of Minnesota, chaplain for Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota Duluth, talks in a new video about the life of prayer. “Finding the right words to pray can be difficult, and the rote prayers we were taught as children are too often not prayed from the heart,” he notes.
In his latest inspirational video, Fr. Schmitz shares insights about “a way to pray that priests are taught in their formation years — which helps make their prayers both habitual and genuine,” as a description of his video notes.
This moving and instructional video is worth a close review for all of us, especially as we approach one of the holiest seasons of the year and prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Lord.
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Fr. Schmitz’s video series is courtesy of Ascension Presents.