Christ Has Risen - Daily Mental Prayer

Bible Jul 06, 2020

"For if the dead do not rise, neither has Christ risen; and if Christ has not risen, vain is your faith, for you are still in your sins."

I Corinthians 15:16-17

How often do you reflect on the resurrection?


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ENLIGHTENMENT PRAYER


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
My God, I firmly believe that Thou art everywhere present and seest all things...cleanse my heart from all vain, wicked, and distracting thoughts. Enlighten my understanding, and inflame my will, that I may pray with reverence, attention, and devotion.

REFLECTION

For if the dead do not rise, neither has Christ risen; and if Christ has not risen, vain is your faith, for you are still in your sins.

I Corinthians 15:16-17

Reflect on the quote for a while
Sit quietly and consider this:
How often do you reflect on the resurrection?

THANKSGIVING PRAYER


Almighty and eternal God, I adore Thee, and I thank Thee for all the benefits which Thou, in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, hast conferred upon me.

RESOLUTION


Based on this reflection, I resolve to avoid all sin.
However, I should especially resolve to avoid one particular deadly sin:
(Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Wrath, Pride, Sloth)

Remember: if you make mental prayer and reflection a daily activity you will have plenty of time to reflect on the life of Christ. Catholics pray the rosary. In that prayer, you reflect on Christ’s life. Protestants might dislike the Hail Mary prayer but you can’t argue that meditating on the life of Christ is wrong. I do it everyday, for at least 20 minutes. It is powerful. Even if you just meditate on the rosary mysteries without the prayers you will still find many benefits from the practice.

RESOLUTION & MORNING PRAYER


My God, I offer Thee these resolutions; unless Thou deignest to bless them, I can not be faithful to them. I beseech Thee most earnestly to bless me, that I may serve Thee faithfully this day by a perfect devotedness to all my duties and a steadfast adherence to all my promises and good resolutions. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Shalone Cason is a husband, father, author, and teacher. He loves the Catholic faith and mental prayer. To book a speaking engagement or group prayer session; click the website link below.

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