Spiritual Direction Agenda – August 12, 2017

Spiritual Direction Agenda – August 12, 2017

Topic: Distractions

Opening prayer/Lectio Divina 10:00-10:10
Review spiritual direction to date 10:10-10:15
St. Peter’s journey – Transfiguration, etc. 10:15-10:25
Group discussion on distractions 10:25-10:45
When The Lion Roars 10:45-11:00
Bio break / personal reflection time 11:00-11:10
Thoughts / questions on spiritual direction 11:10-11:20
Contemplative prayer – using St. Ignatius “Exercise” 11:20-11:40
Discuss experience during this prayer time 11-40:11:55
Monthly stretch challenge 11:55-11:55
Closing prayer 11:55

A time for every purpose under Heaven (Ecclesiastes 3)

A time for prayer

Lectio Divina – Jesus Visits Martha and Mary

Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; 42 there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”  (Luke 10:38-42)


“The habitual difficulty in prayer is distraction.” Catechism: 2729



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