Lent is getting closer, and so many people are trying to think of ways to strengthen their prayer lives, hopefully in a way that lasts beyond the 40 days of that season. As a family of faith, we can help each other to grow in holiness by sharing some best practices with each other, which I hope you all do with your family and friends. With that in mind, I’ve asked the staff here at Christ the King to share some of their favorite daily prayer resources with you. Perhaps you’ll see something on this list that you’ll want to incorporate into your own prayer routine. Many thanks to all the staff who offered these suggestions!
· Many of our staff mentioned the Hallow app. As Kelly Imus (2nd Grade Teacher) says, “The app had an Advent challenge with C.S. Lewis where one could join and were led in prayer every day of Advent. I’m guessing that they will offer something like that for Lent as well.”
· A lot of our staff also mentioned the recent podcasts put out by Fr. Mike Schmitz. As Jennifer Busk (Coordinator for School CHOICE and Safe Environment) says, “I am doing another lap around the Bible (Bible in a Year) with Fr. Mike Schmitz. I just finished Catechism in a Year with him as well. Fr. Mike fills my head and soul with goodness. He is very clear and very encouraging. He begins and ends with prayer but also explains what was read in such a beautiful and poignant way. I have fallen in love with the Bible and have a deeper understanding of the Catechism. ”
· Lindsay Jeffress (our School Principal) recommended The Prayer Map for Brave Boys for children.
· Jennifer Petsche (Resource Teacher) says, “Two different resources I like to use are: 1. The Holy Rosary app; 2. PrayMore Novenas- through email”
· Julie Rolinski (Pre-Kindergarten Teacher) suggested the Dynamic Catholic app’s daily reflection and the Laudate app.
· Tami Goy (Middle School Religion Teacher) says, “I really like the Word on Fire Lenten Gospel reflections by Bishop Barron.”