The following is a column I wrote for Grandin Media on the battle of prayer (and some of the weapons God has given us to do battle with):
Whenever Lent approaches, many Catholics begin conversing about the penances they will undertake – what we’re giving up for Lent this year.
There are many online lists like this one that go through different ways to make the most of your Lenten sacrifices. Since we’re approaching the halfway point of Lent, you’ve probably already done that. But when you give something up, the question becomes “What am I going to do with that time or space?”
Well, if you’re giving up something like screen time, a particular show, or even listening to music while you drive or get to school, the answer to that question is simple: you should fill that space with prayer. While the answer is simple, the realization can be much more difficult. This is why the Catechism of the Catholic Church speaks about the “Battle of Prayer”:
(Read the rest of the column by following the link below):