As we approach Advent, Augustine offers some timeless wisdom for how to cultivate our prayer life.
What are the parts of the Liturgy of the Hours and how to we approach each with deeper intention?
Everyday we face numerous distractions that can take our attention and devotion away from God. This post explores how the Liturgy of the Hours helps us remain in relationship with God throughout the day.
The same Spirit that guided the prayer of the psalmist is the same Spirit that guides our prayer today. This post explores two types of psalms that afford us a model for praying for our needs and the needs of the world today.
If the Psalms help us copy the movements of the Spirit as we lift our needs and our experiences to God and the Liturgy of the Hours provides a structure for us to pray the Psalms, how do we identify intentions to bring with us to the Liturgy of the Hours?
Just as a child learns to write by copying the movements of a teacher, so we can learn to pray by copying the movements of the Holy Spirit. The Psalms offer us a way to discover the movements of the Spirit in our own prayer life.
Catholic clergy and most consecrated religious are required to pray the Liturgy of the Hours on a daily basis. Why should the laity also consider praying the Liturgy of the Hours?
Why do Augustinians pray the Liturgy of the Hours and how does that reason relate to the laity? The next series of posts will explore how Augustinian Spirituality invites all members of the Body of Christ to pray the psalms through the Liturgy of the Hours.