Week 2 Action Items
1. Discover the source of real strength: Embrace silent prayer.
Prayer is the heart of the Christian life.
It is the key to spiritual growth and the source of freedom.
Prayerfully consider what your daily prayer should look like during Battles of Autumn.
The baseline in the Plan of Life is 20 minutes per day and one holy hour per week.
How can you build upon this foundation?
What other prayer habits might you be called to adopt?
Consider how you might continue to grow in prayer.
Here are a few suggestions:
1. Make a morning offering.
2. Pray the Stations of the Cross on Fridays.
3. Make a spiritual communion each day.
4. Pray the Angelus at 6, noon, and 6.
5. Finish the work day with the St. Michael prayer.
6. Start the work day with a prayer to St. Joseph. Here is one prayer you might consider:
O Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations, to work with gratitude and joy, in a spirit of penance for the remission of my sins, considering it an honor to employ and develop by means of labor the gifts received from God, to work with order, peace, moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties, to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self, having always death before my eyes and the account that I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all through Mary, all after thine example, O Patriarch, St. Joseph. Such shall be my motto in life and in death. Amen.
2. Next to you in battle: Support your anchor.
To achieve victory in our spiritual battles, we need help.
In addition to our weekly fraternity meetings, our anchor is there to be a more constant support.
Check in regularly and be open and honest with one another.
Keep each other accountable and encourage each other to keep getting up and starting again.
3. Raising up the next generation: Join our fireside chats.
How do we raise up young men to be prepared for the spiritual battle raging in our culture?
How do we help them to keep the faith and to begin to share in Catholic fraternity?
Jason Craig and Jared Staudt will be holding a series of fireside chats on Jason’s book Leaving Boyhood Behind: Reclaiming Catholic Brotherhood to help answer these questions and others.
The first session will take place at the Exodus Summit on October 13th, with the following sessions on October 19th, 26th, and November 9th.
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