Tag Archives: Prayer

Making Time to Pray

I hope you’ll all forgive me, but today I’m going to share a bit of personal experience in response to a student question. How do we balance academic studies with prayer time? As I thought about this question and how to answer it, I couldn’t help thinking about my own college experience and my life […]

Why We Fast: Purifying our Prayer

Like many other “second-order” virtues, fasting is spiritually beneficial principally because of what it enables us to do, or learn, or achieve, rather than intrinsically, in its own right. Fasting assists us in prayer by a) clearing the mind, b) by removing certain common physiological and psychological shackles to concentrated and sustained prayer, and c) by putting us […]

Facing Moral Challenges

College is a challenge. A challenge to your mind, a challenge to your body (who needs sleep??),  and often a challenge to your faith, your morals, your standards of right and wrong. So how do you respond to these challenges? Do you hide under a rock for four years and hope nothing sneaks up on […]

Finding Home

Maya Angelou said, The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. One of the most daunting factors of going away to college is leaving home. It’s hard trading in your warm, cozy bed and Mom’s cooking for a hard, small […]

Reflecting on Day of Prayer

A blessed Lent to all! For those of who don’t know, my name is Thano Prokos. I’m the current Great Lakes Student Leader on the OCF Student Leadership Board, and I had privilege along with the awesome Nicholas Wacks to be one of your Day of Prayer coordinators this year. In the spirit of Great […]