So, here's my plan: I'm going to spend my Year of Faith focused on my prayer life. For me, it will be the Year of Prayer. Each month I'll focus my practice on a specific type of prayer.
Since October is officially the Month of the Rosary, I will be focusing this month on the many ways there are to pray this ancient prayer. This week my focus will be on praying the Rosary daily in whatever way I can-in the car, in bed, during Adoration.
I have a couple of tools that I'll be using this month to help me to focus my prayer efforts
- The Laudate app for android (also available for iphones)-this free app has a wealth of interactive information including the daily mass readings, liturgy of the hours, an examination of conscience, stations of the cross, traditional prayers and, of course the Rosary.
- The Rosary on CD produced by the Mary Foundation and distributed by Catholicity.com They have lots of free CDs that are informative, inspirational and prayerful. Check them out.
- Author Sarah Reinhard is promoting her new book, A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy: Walking with Mary from Conception to Baptism, by holding a Rosary-based blog tour using reflections from the book. Each day a different blog will host Sarah as she provides a reflection on one of the mysteries of the Rosary. What a great way to enhance your prayer life. You may even win a Nook! Check it out.