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5 Practical Ways to Pray When You Can't Focus

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I cannot think of anything more difficult for my ADHD brain then the sustained mental focus sometimes required to pray. The good news is prayer comes in many forms and these 5 strategies are sure to help you engage in meaningful prayer - whether you have an attention disorder or not!  Here are some of my tried and true methods for conversing with God even when I am completely out of focus. Walk and TalkTwo Years ago I was struck with this crazy inspiration to get my butt outside to pray the Rosary.  Uncomfortable walking the streets alone, I decided to encircle my home. This was made easy, in my mind anyway, because I live on a fork-in-the-road and have a driveway that connects the two streets.  I am only on grass when I traverse my backyard.  Around and around I go, praying the rosary, talking with God, the Blessed Mother, my Guardian Angel and whoever else in Heaven (or Purgatory) will listen.

The practice has become so much more than I ever anticipated it to be.  The exercise has he…

5 Ways to Pray without Ceasing

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Always be joyful.  Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 (NLT)
This concept of "praying without ceasing" that St. Paul speaks of has always fascinated me. How can I have a life - read, work, be with friends and family, shower, etc. and yet still be praying? After nearly 10 years of trying to stay connected to Christ throughout my day - here are 5 ways I have learned to never stop praying.

Pray Your Newsfeed. How often we encounter requests for prayers when perusing Facebook or Twitter? How about the many situations and persons we read about that could surely use our prayers. I don't stop at every post to pray - unless something is so dire that I feel it truly warrants such attention. Usually, I merely keep God at the forefront of my thoughts as I read through my social media outlets - and offer a passing, "Lord, hear my prayer" or "Lord, have mercy"…

Pray for Me

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Pray for me.

Have you also, like me, wondered sometimes if these words are any use at all?

Well, from recent personal experience , i v had the powerful realisation that prayer is the most effective tool to achieve any sort of good. From material needs to emotional conversions, there is only one action , that can bring all things to pass. It is more powerful than clever arguments and wonderful abilities. Its called prayer.

A prayer works like a stone dropped into still water. The ripples travel wide and impact the situation or person one is praying for. But first,  it alters the point of origin, which is you. So every prayer one makes will first affect a change in oneself and this change will, in ripple effect, impact and bring to pass what one is praying for.

Read the whole blog post at http://silpapaul.blogspot.in/2014/06/pray-for-me.html