Dr. Tom Curran shares a story about encountering a ‘mirror into his life’ and talks about how attitude displays a message about a relationship. Tom reflects on Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours as a gift and mirror into one’s life, in connection to, the life of the Church.
Dr. Tom Curran gets ‘back to basics’ by sharing several insights and tips to help listeners get launched into prayer. Tom explores three expressions for a morning offering and three ways to relate to Scripture: 1. As a study, 2. As an application, and 3. As an encounter with the Author.
3 Expressions for Morning Offering:
- “Lord, You are God and I am not.”
- “Lord, this is my heart’s desire.”
- “Shepherd me Lord today, and I will follow.”
Dr. Tom Curran is joined by Monsignor Daniel H. Mueggenborg, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle. Tom and Msgr. Mueggenborg reflect on their time together in the seminary and Msgr. talks about receiving ‘the call’ about the Pope’s discernment to appoint him to auxiliary bishop. Later in the program, Tom shares stories related to the prayers: “Lord, open my eyes” and “Lord, open my lips.”
Dr. Tom Curran explores three scriptures on the foundation of prayer, seven attitudes to take in prayer, seven aids to grow in prayer and seven practices of prayers.
-7 Attitudes to Take in Prayer: Be Humble, Be Open, Be Intentional, Be Hilarious, Be Patient, Be Alert, and Be Grateful
-7 Aids to Grow Prayer Life: Silence, Solitude, Simplicity, Community, Confession, Formation, and Eucharist
– 7 Practices for Fruitful Prayer: Pick a time, Pick a place, Read scripture, Examine your conscience, Pray the rosary, Pray the liturgy of the hours, and Pray always!