7 Ways to Start Sowing Your Spiritual Garden – Prayer

Here are 7 ways to get started on sowing seeds and cultivating spiritual roses in the area of Prayer:

THE MASS

Growing in PrayerPraying the Mass
Objective Intentionally be present to the Sacrifice of the Mass
Seedtime45 minute video; audio suffices
Feedtime1 hour
DirectiveGo to Mass. Be present to what is happening and unite your sacrifice to the Sacrifice of Jesus. Take 10 minutes beforehand to adore Jesus and 10 minutes at the end in thanksgiving.
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To get started cultivating this Rose watch the video below:


ADORATION

Growing in PrayerAbide in Me
Objective Grow in your capacity to be present to Jesus
Seedtime4 minute read
Feedtime1 hour
DirectiveCommit 20 minutes to each of the three ways of praying that is outlined – in Eucharistic Adoration, with the Scriptures and in deliberately finding ways to surrender more deeply to Jesus
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To grow in this area of prayer check out this article:

Abide in Me by Gerard Hanley

Take some time to carefully read over the article and implement the ways of praying outlined.


THANKSGIVING

Growing in PrayerGiving Thanks to God
Objective The importance of gratitude and recognising that every moment is a gift from God
Seedtime9 minute video; audio suffices
Feedtime1 hour
DirectiveSpend 15 minutes for four days praying a ‘Rosary of Thanksgiving’
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Watch this video to get started:

Instructions for growing this Rose:
For every bead on a Rosary, tell God something that you are thankful for.


SILENCE

Growing in PrayerSilent Prayer
Objective Allow God to reveal Himself in the silence of your heart
Seedtime8 minute video; audio suffices
Feedtime1 hour
DirectiveTake 15 minutes of silent prayer for four days
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To start growing in silent prayer, watch this video:

Did you benefit from cultivating this rose?
Here is a post with further rose seeds to help you grow in silent prayer.

THE ROSARY

Growing in PrayerThe Rosary
Objective Grow in love for our Mother Mary
Seedtime7 minute video; audio suffices
Feedtime1 hour 30 minutes
DirectiveCommit to praying 15 decades of a Scriptural Rosary
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Instructions for growing Rose:
You can use this link to help you pray a Scriptural Rosary. Alternatively you can use your own bible by meditating on a verse of the mysteries in between each Hail Mary. You must pray at least 15 decades in order to obtain the Rose. This can be done over three days.

Petition

Growing in PrayerPrayers of Petition
Objective Learn the importance of petitioning God
Seedtime6 minute read
Feedtime1 hour
DirectiveTake 15 minutes for four days to petition God for a person/thing. Choose a different one each day.
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Take some time to carefully read over this article:

Why Do We Ask God for Things? by Ben Conroy

Use this article to follow the directive above.


SCRIPTURE

Growing in PrayerSacred Scripture
Objective Grow closer to God through Scripture
Seedtime9 minute video; audio suffices
Feedtime1 hour
DirectiveSpend 20 minutes each day for three days praying in the way that is outlined
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Instructions for growing Rose:
After watching this video, spend 20 minutes with your choice of scripture (up to 12 verses) using the methods outlined in the video: Lectio, Meditatio, Oratio and Contemplatio. You can find a selection of passages to help you get started here.

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