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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: October, 2016
Oct 28, 2016

Description: This week, Dan and Melissa recognize prayer as a battle and give strategies to combat distractions and other forces that interfere with progress in prayer. 

 Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Why is prayer referred to as “a battle” in the Catechism of the Catholic Church?
  • Distractions can be a serious setback for those seeking to advance in prayer.
  • What types of distractions are the most detrimental?
  • What are some strategies to help prevent or eliminate distractions?

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Oct 21, 2016

Description: This week Dan and Melissa dissect Melissa's prayer experience with the Parable of the Prodigal Son and apply it to the steps of discovery prayer, focusing on step two - reflection.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Saint Peter cast his net out into the deep when instructed by Jesus and was abundantly blessed. The same is true for our prayer lives. We must have the same faith and trust in God to cast our own nets out into the deep and He will bless us abundantly.
  • Step two of discovery prayer is reflecting. What does this mean? What are some examples of this practice?
  • Dan guides Melissa through an examination of her own personal prayer experience with the Parable of the Prodigal Son.
  • How does reflection aid the faithful in their desire to know and love God?

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Oct 14, 2016

Description: This week Dan and Melissa delve more deeply into the first step of discovery prayer. 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • How should we enter into prayer? What prayers are best to begin our sacred time with God?
  • Keep distracting electronic devices out of your prayer space.
  • What is the best pace for saying vocal and/or mental prayer?
  • Begin discovery prayer with the gospels. 
  • What is the best method for reading the gospel passage?

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Oct 7, 2016

Description: This week Dan and Melissa reiterate the importance of establishing a prayer commitment and delve into the first step of deepening one's prayer life through discovery prayer.

 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Why is practicing mental prayer important?
  • What is the purpose of a prayer commitment?
  • The first step of discovery prayer is reading a short passage of Scripture or spiritual reading.
  • How is reading during discovery prayer different than everyday reading?

 

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