“Ask yourself these questions:
How do I pray?
What means do I use?
What results do I expect?
Does my mind wander?
Am I example to others when I pray?
Do I say prayers without thinking of what I am saying?
Do I talk to God in a way that I feel comfortable about?
Am I sure to show respect in my attention to Him?
Do I forget to say ‘Thank You’ even when I do not receive an answer to my prayer the way I wanted it to be?
Do I limit God in my time with Him?
There are so many ways to pray, so many means of prayer. A beautiful way to start the day is to remember to say:
Good morning, God. I love You. Thank You for today. I offer You every thought I will have, every act I make, every example I give to other men. I hope tonight, when I go to bed, I will have gained Grace, dear God, for the things I have done and said. If, at any time, I commit the smallest sin, reprimand me please, so I will not do it again.
I love You, God, please hold my hand so I will not stray, for I want to make today a day that will help me to grow according to Your Divine Plan.”