In this episode of The Water Jar, Katie Patrizio joins us as we discuss preparing for Lent, specifically the Scriptural call to pray, fast, and give alms. We dig a bit deeper with prayer and introduce the 1% Challenge™ — a movement encouraging us to spend 1% of our day, or 15 minutes, in God’s presence. Katie shares practical tips for getting started on the 1% Challenge™.
Call To Action
This week, pledge to take the 1% Challenge™ throughout Lent and begin praying 15 minutes a day. Let us know you’re joining by taking the pledge here.
Resources From the Show
- Lectio Divina, or “divine reading” is a traditional way of listening and talking with God through Scripture. Learn more about the four steps of lectio divina here.
- Download the 1% Challenge 30-day kick-start Bible reading plan, a simple list of 30 Gospel verses to use daily as you start the challenge and get to know Jesus better. It’s a helpful handout to print and place inside your Bible and serve as a prompt during daily time with Jesus.
- Katie recommends Time for God: A Guide to Prayer by Fr. Jacques Philippe as a favorite book on prayer.
- The Daily Examen comes from the spiritual works of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The examen is also a helpful aid in establishing a daily prayer routine. Learn more about the daily examen here.
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