I always find so much of myself in the words of the LF family. Jesus,
bless your faithful followers as well as those who do not yet know or
Agree Eva. I am so grateful for our Living Faith Family, appreciate
everyone's prayers. I pray for all of us, & for all of our
intentions. Our prayers are helping my friend Justine. Group prayers
are so effective.
I find my biggest distractions are my to-do-list and what ifs :-( I
would be praying wherever and whenever, and I find myself listing out
what I have to do next or for the rest of the day. Don't forget this or
that, Salina! What if she didn't like what you have to say? What if she
takes it the wrong way? What if she doesn't like it at all? What if she
takes offense to it?
Where is peace in all that? The peace that I am alive :-) When I catch
myself in such a state, I would immediately turn to my Prince of Peace,
"I'm so sorry, Jesus! I forgot You are here :-( Forgive me for ignoring
You and not trusting You in all my daily things! So what do You think?
Your servant is listening :-) finally!"
Reading the daily Scripture in LF, listening to what the Holy Spirit has
to remind me and writing down what I learn and my conversations with
Jesus really help me focus on Him the rest of the day!
I also schedule time for distractions sometime during the the day or
evening when I watch TV, so I can let distractions (TV) to distract my
other distractions :-0
The Responsorial Psalm today shows me how to distract distractions when I
"count my blessings!"
"Do not forget the works of the Lord!
What we have heard and know,
and what our fathers have declared to us,
we will declare to the generation to come
The glorious deeds of the LORD and His strength.
That they too may rise and declare to their sons
that they should put their hope in God,
And not forget the deeds of God
but keep His commands."
Amen! I will be way too busy hearing from the Holy Spirit, knowing Jesus
Himself and declaring the Gospel to others that I won't have time to be
Distractions, like many things, can be good or bad. Sometimes we
distract those in pain to make them feel better.
Other times, a distraction can jolt us to a new and fresh look on a
But then there are the distractions that keep us away from Christ which
is the work of the devil.
In Psalm 78, we are reminded to keep the Lord's work in our minds and
hearts and to pass it along to following generations.
Thank You, Lord, for helping me stay focused on You!
Amy, I love your article. Thank you for the thoughts.
Thanks Amy for the devotion and advice given to Pope Eugene III St.
Bernard of Clairvaux. When I talk to friends who pray their Rosary
faithfully they often complain about the distractions they having during
prayer. I am right there with them and have come to realize those
"distractions" those "thoughts" of family members and friends while I am
praying are there for a reason. What better time then when praying the
Rosary to our Mother that She would intercede for us those needs. Pray
for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises
Thanks Mark...Yes, let's take the positive distractions we encounter
to lift up in prayer those who come to mind during our prayer
sessions. Also, in battling those negative distractions, we can use
it as an opportunity to grow in prayer...to persist in prayer!
Wonderful! Thank you Lord for this beautiful morning and for this
Gospel today. Thank you Lord for my faith, my life and for my family.
Thank you Holy Father most of all for your great sacrifice and for the
opportunity of forgiveness and reconciliation. Please Lord have mercy.
Lord thank You for Your peace amidst distractions.