Prayer

 St. Dominic's Nine Ways of Prayer from the Associate Class of 2016-17 “Stay in the Fountain: Prayer" by Sr. Margaret Therese Herbert, OP

St. Dominic’s Nine Ways of Prayer
from the Associate Class of 2016-17 “Stay in the Fountain: Prayer” by Sr. Margaret Therese Herbert, OP

Our spiritual life is nourished by Eucharistic prayer, Liturgical prayer, contemplation and intercessory prayer, all of  which are fundamental to our lives as Sisters.

Eucharistic Prayer is the sacrament of Holy Communion, also called the Sacrament of the Altar, the Blessed Sacrament and the Lord’s Supper.  During Catholic Mass, Eucharistic Prayer prayer that takes place during the divine transformation of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ.  Through our daily celebration of the Eucharist, we enter into the Paschal Mystery which we are called to preach and to live.

Liturgical Prayer
Choral recitation of Morning and Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours extends our Eucharistic praise throughout the day, giving form to our commitment to pray with and for the universal Church.

Contemplation
Our proclamation of the Word demands a rootedness in the Word of God. We contemplate God’s Word as it is revealed both in Scripture and in our daily lives, and we share with others the fruits of our contemplation.  Our experience of Jesus in the People of God prompts us to ponder and meditate upon the mystery we encounter there.

Intercessory Prayer
One fruit of contemplative union with a loving God is compassionate concern for the world, expressed not only in action but also in intercessory prayer, praying for and on behalf of others.

Other Forms of Prayer
Prayer is a means of entering into a conversation with God.   We invite you to explore some of the methods of praying listed below. If you would like us to pray for you or someone you love, use the Prayer Requests link to contact us.  You may also order Prayer Cards created in our community by Sister Maristella Dunlavy, OP, or visit these Daily Prayer Websites.
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