Stewardship of Talent


Incorporating Prayer Into Daily Life

Prayer becomes much more effective and meaningful when it’s tied to a part of daily life. Discern which methods of prayer align most closely with your individual talents and gifts. Are you a natural-born public speaker? Consider becoming a lector and participate in a meaningful way in the celebration of Mass, the Church’s most important prayer. Are you a compassionate person? Join in the Daily Prayers of the Church.

Prayer doesn’t have to be audible, it doesn’t have to follow any rules; in fact, prayer doesn’t even require words. Some of the Church’s greatest mystics prayed through their actions. St. Francis of Assisi once said, “Preach the Gospel; use words when necessary.” How do your personal gifts and talents lend themselves to an increased life of prayer?