How to Pray When Prayer Seems Impossible

For me the new year is always a time to clean things up. In January I put away my Christmas decorations. For the Lunar New Year, I do a winter cleaning that includes vacuuming the floors—and no, this isn’t the only time I vacuum, but at the Lunar New Year, it’s a traditional and practical reminder to sweep out the old and welcome the new year.

I’ve also been doing some cleaning up here and at When You Work for the Church—repairing links and updating some of my free resources.

If you’re a subscriber, you probably have both of these, but here are the links to the updated versions if you’re interested:

How to Pray When Prayer Seems Impossible outlines the five prayer practices that have helped me again and again. This ebook is just nine pages—including the title page! It’s been downloaded countless times, and I hope will be helpful to you. I’ve made just a few minor tweaks in this 2023 update.

Lenten Reflections: Four Dramatic Monologues about Choice, Regret, and Starting Over features a scribe, a woman in the crowd, Pontius Pilate, and Peter, as they look back on the choices they made concerning Jesus. I’ve shared samples and offered the four monologues on this blog before, but this year, I gave them a new title and added a graphic to the cover,

For other freebies please see my free resources page.

Writing/Reflection Prompt: Have you been cleaning up, decluttering, and right-sizing? How’s it going for you?


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