Think of it as keeping your ears open, in ways and in places and in times of the day when before you wouldn’t have thought to listen. Think of it as tuning yourself to recognize the divine; as becoming someone who regularly, intentionally connects spirit, living and faith together.
Spiritual practices are exactly what their name suggests, practicing - ways to be deliberate about matters of the soul. A spiritual practice is a tool for becoming aware of God, within the normalcy of life—it injects the sacred into elements that could otherwise seem just every day.
So by using spiritual practices, we find that the lines can be blurred between those things spiritual and what is secular:
Gratitude for instance, can happen when we’re mowing the lawn; worship and grocery shopping are compatible.
God and the things of the soul can be pursued on the evening commute, in fact anywhere.
Commonly observed spiritual practices include meditation, prayer, confession, and fasting. We’ve made three other practices available here: Lectio Divina, the Prayer of Examen, and the Daily Office. Learn more about these practices and find resources for incorporating them into your life by clicking below.
Lectio Divina: Coming Soon
The Prayer of Examen: Coming Soon
Daily Office: Coming Soon