There have been many days throughout this summer when I was on the verge of losing my mind due to obsessive tattling, the never ending muddy footprints on my hardwood floors and the bloodcurdling shriek of a toddler being tortured by her big brothers. During those moments I found myself only able to mutter a simple prayer “Come, Holy Spirit.” This was the only prayer I could say to bring about the peace needed to correct my children’s behavior without screaming.
Pick a few of your favorite prayers and take the time to memorize them. When you are in need, they will quickly come to mind.
Looking for more great resources on prayer? Our friends at Lighthouse Catholic Media have several! Check out: Power in Prayer by Sr.Mary Gabriel, Prayer for Beginners by Dr. Peter Kreeft, and Pray Like a Saint by Matthew Leonard.
What’s your favorite short prayer? Please leave it in the comments!
Culled from catholic-link.org