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Divine Intimacy Radio

Divine Intimacy Radio is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those seeking intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom. Weekly we will explore topics like prayer, spiritual direction, meditation, contemplation, holiness, and much more.
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Now displaying: September, 2016
Sep 30, 2016

Description: This week Dan and Melissa lay out the importance of making a solemn commitment to God as a step to building a successful prayer life. 

 Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • How do we discern God's voice from our own during prayer?
  • How can we add spiritual reading to a busy schedule?
  • Why is making a solemn commitment to God important in the spiritual life?
  • What is the best way to go about making this commitment?

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Sep 23, 2016

Description: This week Dan and Melissa explain the three sacred elements necessary to progress most successfully in prayer.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Heeding the advice of the saints by establishing three key elements to one's prayer life will vastly improve his or her prayer experience.
  • These three key elements include sacred time, space and attention.
  • What is the best time of day to pray?
  • Why is a sacred space important to one's prayer life?
  • Will challenges occur even when we are dedicated to deepening our relationship with God? If so, how can we overcome these challenges?

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Sep 16, 2016

Description: This week Dan and Melissa provide the layout for a successful experience in prayer by introducing discovery prayer (or lectio divina).

 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • The spiritual doctors of the Church describe mental prayer as being essential to a successful prayer life.
  • By praying discovery prayer with the Gospels, one will encounter Christ, who transforms the soul.
  • Discovery prayer consists of reading, reflecting, responding, resting and resolving.
  • What are the sacred elements of prayer?

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Sep 9, 2016

Description: Praying is not reserved only for holy souls. All souls need prayer to bring them to the heights of holiness. On this episode of Divine Intimacy Radio, Dan and Melissa stress that the most crucial element of beginning a prayer routine is to pray!

 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • If someone wants to establish a lasting, meaningful prayer life, he must jump in and get started.
  • A common misunderstanding is that one must be holy in order to start a meaningful prayer life when the opposite is true. One must start a prayer life first in order to be holy.
  • Reading countless books on prayer is not a substitute for prayer. 
  • Beginning a prayer routine is difficult, but as one practices and learns, it becomes easier and more enjoyable.

 

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Sep 2, 2016

Description: Dan and Melissa explore the reality of God's desire for a deep, lasting relationship with each individual soul.

 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What does it mean to say that God "thirsts" for us? How is this reality possible?
  • The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that God seeks to meet us at the well, longing to give us living water so that our thirst might be forever satisfied.
  • Who is it that places the desire for God in our souls?
  • God will always bring to completion what He has put into motion.

 

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