0 Flares 0 Flares ×Fr. Jonathan Bannon–a priest, an OCF advocate (he was the spiritual father at the last College Conference Midwest!), and a talented graphic designer–drew up a Lenten infographic that’s perfect for college students. Here are 7 tips for getting into the spiritual gym and getting yourself ready for Pascha!
Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.Lent is impossible without the help of our Lord. Learn to depend more and more on our Lord so you can become closer to Him. Many parishes also hold Presanctified Liturgies where you can get some extra strength from our Lord throughout the week.
- Become Charitable
- Pray the St. Ephraim Prayer Daily
O Lord and Master of my life! Take from me the spirit of sloth,The prayer of St. Ephraim just puts you into the Lenten mood. Each of the sentences is usually followed by a prostration. HERE is some of the spiritual gymnastics that Lent can call for. Get your blood flowing in the morning and night in devotion. Many prayer books have the St. Ephraim prayer built into them, so you may just need to look for it.
faint-heartedness, lust of power, and idle talk. But give rather the spirit of chastity,
humility, patience, and love to Thy servant. Yea, Lord and King! Grant me to see my own errors
and not to judge my brother,
for Thou art blessed unto ages of ages. Amen.
- Be in Church (and OCF) More
- Hide Your Fasting
- When You Fall, Get Back Up!