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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: November, 2016
Nov 25, 2016

DescriptionThis week, Dan and Melissa share their stories of progress and difficulties in prayer and how we can overcome these obstacles to God.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • How have Dan’s Into the Deep parish events impacted its participants?
  • Saint Paul says in his letter to the Philippians chapter 1, verse 6, “I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.”
  • Melissa’s personal testimonies to progress and difficulties in the spiritual life.
  • When do we really fail at prayer?
  • What problem most commonly keeps us away from God?

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Nov 18, 2016

Description: Dan and Melissa answer questions from listeners about hearing God's voice in prayer and spiritual reading versus Scripture reading during prayer time. 

 Topics/Questions covered on the show:

  • If we can meditate more easily on spiritual reading rather than Scripture, should we only pray using spiritual reading? 
  • How do we know if we are hearing the voice of God in prayer?

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Nov 11, 2016

Description: Dan and Melissa discuss how one should handle situations that occur during discovery prayer.

 

Topics/Questions covered on the show:

  • If your prayer time has ended, what should you do if you are not finished with all five steps of discovery prayer?
  • While praying, if the Lord blesses you with a consolation and your prayer time is complete, what should you do?
  • If you are having a consolation, should you move on to complete the steps of discovery prayer or rest with the consolation?

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Nov 4, 2016

Description: This week, Dan and Melissa explain how tolerating distractions in the spiritual life can dissuade the enemy from discouraging us in prayer. 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • It would be unrealistic to believe that we can be free from all distractions in prayer, so we must have strategies to tolerate them.
  • How can we "gently" turn our thoughts back to God during prayer?
  • The Catechism of the Catholic Church reveals to us that our distractions can uncover our sinful attachments.
  • Is perseverance in prayer despite our distractions more meritorious than being without distractions all together?
  • What strategies can we use to tolerate the distractions and turn our hearts back to Jesus?

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