Prayer is the cornerstone of our relationship with Christ. It is crucial to growing and strengthening our interior lives which allows us to live out the Gospel each day. We must spend time in prayer to become closer to Christ, to listen to what he is calling us to do, and to discern every step of our journey to union with Him. Once we have spent time in prayer, we are ready to go out and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone we encounter.
PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES AT CTK
The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that, “Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the “King of Glory,”respectful silence in the presence of the “ever greater” God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications.” (CCC 2628)
We can show our adoration to God in many ways, but in Eucharistic Adoration, we spend time adoring the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
Adoration times at CTK are Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00p, and Friday mornings, 9:30-11:00am.
Prepare for Mass by spending time reading and reflecting on the readings. Click HERE for the daily readings.
The Church’s official prayer, and the highest form of prayer after the Mass. It is an ancient, structured way of praying Scripture throughout the day, focusing especially on the Psalms. It hearkens back to the Jewish custom of praying at fixed hours, a practice continued by the early Church. Click HERE for an article entitled, “A beginner’s guide to the Liturgy of the Hours” from the Catholic Education Resource Center.
Praying the Liturgy of the Hours is a beautiful custom, one in which you are united to the entire Church and to priests, religious and lay people from around the world. Beginning fall 2022, CTK will be introducing the Liturgy of the Hours to our parish family. We invite you to join us!
Click below for Liturgy of the Hours readings:
Our Prayer Line members include in their prayers the needs of the parish and surrounding community including the pastor, staff, fellow parishioners, lay organizations, as well as the various missions and projects of Christ the King. They also lift up the specific prayer intentions of all those who attend, as well as requests written in our Intentions Book (located in vestibule) or received on the Prayer Requests page on our website.
We are in need of more Prayer Line members for our Prayer Line. Members will be informed of prayer requests by text or email from the Prayer Line coordinator. If you can help, contact Anne Rudzinski at firstname.lastname@example.org.