Some thoughts on how to pray 24/7
My dear friends
It’s not that hard if you are already spending an hour or two in prayer each day. There are many things we can do to pray without ceasing as St Paul told us. The easiest is to always do Gods will. Gods will is that we love Him, all men, ourselves and all of creation. Love is the perfect fulfillment of the law. So if our motivation to love as God commands is motivated by our desire to always do Gods will and we do all things well and only those thingsthat are pleasing to God we are praying always. It’s Gods will that we be human and do all the things humans must do like work, rest, play, sleep, visit friends, wash and clean, gardening, minding kids and absolutely everything a normal human must do is Gods will if it is not sin.
Another great way to help do this is keeping the - presene of God. Just be aware your in Gods presence always and behave appropriately and your praying. Keeping the prsence of God.
The usual forms of prayer such as Holy Mass and the sacraments, contemplation, meditation, rosary, way of the cross, divine mercy chaplet, morning offering, angelus, examination of conscience, gospel and spiritual reading, apostolate and penance- are superior forms of prayer to the above and should not be neglected. There are numerous other things we can do such as praying to the guardian angels throughout the day, especially as we come into contact with others. Pray aspirations to help us keep the presence of God. Have triggers to say an aspiration such as when the ph rings or you open a door. Keep holy pics around to remind you to keep the presence of God. You may be able to talk to our Lord or our Lady, angels or saints throughout the day. You may mediate on something here and there if your able. The idea is to become a contemplative in the middle of the world with this system. We should plan out how to include much of this in our day and fill in the gaps with the easier forms above - the prayers of doing Gods will and keeping the presence of God. If we already do a fair bit of praying we can easily turn it into praying 24/7 all the time with very little extra effort. We just have to make an effort to do all for God and for love of God , and keep Gods presence. The main change needed is in our head - our intention, and to refocus our mind so we are always intending to do Gods will and are always aware we’re in His presence and behave like we are.
If we don’t pray much it’s best to do the harder forms of prayer first and build up the virtue of prayer and as we say in our morning offering - offer up everything in the day. All becomes prayer this way. Gradually try to transform everything into prayer. It’s a state of mind.
Hope this helps some who want to know.
May God and our Blessed Mother teach us to pray ceaselessly:thumbsup: