As a Catholic it is important for me to pray each day. I pray the rosary each day before I eat anything as it's my little thing that I do because I've read in Matthew 4:4 that
and in Leviticus 23:10 and elsewhere that
Speak to the children of Israel, and you shall say to them: When you shall have entered into the land which I will give you, and shall reap your corn, you shall bring sheaves of ears, the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. Who shall lift up the sheaf before the Lord, the next day after the sabbath, that it may be acceptable for you, and shall sanctify it.
That's my interpretation so it is special to me to pray before eating or doing any other important activity each day.
My concern about my prayer life is focus. I find it very difficult at times to remain focused on my prayers with all of my other concerns in life swirling around in my head. This lengthens the amount of time that it takes me to pray the rosary, and I especially think that it takes away from my sincere focus on faithfully communicating with God and LISTENING to Him.
I'm not opposed to the idea that I may be ADHD to some extent, and that this may be a factor in my concentration.
Any advice on how to sharpen my focus during prayer?
Also, I'm new to this forum, and I'm having difficulty finding my posts as the forum is so active. I don't know of a way to track my posts without looking up each one individually. I often don't have access to outside E-mail while I'm online so E-mail notifications don't work for me.
Is there any way within the forum, besides E-mail alerts, to see if your posts have been answered or if another thread that you posted in has been answered?
Lots of other forums have "show my updated posts" buttons or something like that.