Tag Archive: #prayer

Into the Desert

Posted on February 6, 2024
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of our 40-day Lenten journey. Lent is a season of reflection, prayer, repentance, and sacrifice – a time to prepare our hearts and minds to walk beside Jesus into the barren desert and, ultimately, into [read more...]

Prayer First

Posted on January 30, 2024
The Gospel readings from the past three Sundays have described for us a typical day in the life of Jesus. Once He began His ministry, Jesus spent His days healing the sick, casting out demons, preaching to the people, meeting [read more...]

New OLW School Year Begins in Prayer

Posted on August 17, 2023
Our Lady of the Wayside students returned from Summer break to begin the new 2023-2024 School Year. In the Catholic tradition, the year begins in prayer. Our parish community prays for our students, teachers and staff as they begin this exciting [read more...]

Respect Life Corner: Join Us in Prayer

Posted on June 26, 2023
Join Us In Prayer, Saturday, July 22, at Planned Parenthood, Downers Grove, IL. Human life is a precious gift from God. As Catholics, we have a responsibility to protect life at every stage. Join us to be a peaceful and [read more...]

Is It Possible to Pray Too Much?

Posted on June 6, 2023
How much prayer is too much prayer? Our relationship with God is the most important relationship we will ever have. But what about when our devotions clash with our responsibilities to our loved ones? Or attendance to other obligations? In [read more...]

Why Belief Alone Isn’t Enough

Posted on March 15, 2023
Have you ever heard someone state, ” I believe in God, but I don’t believe in prayer?” Is it logical to have an intellectual belief in the existence of God but not trust in His providence and care? In this [read more...]

Let Yourself Pray

Posted on October 11, 2022
For Sunday, October 16, 2022 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time   Exodus 17:8-13 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2 Luke 18:1-8 …Pray always, without becoming weary. — Luke 18:1 For the first nine months of my daughter’s life, she didn’t “sleep” so much [read more...]

So Many Prayers, So Little Time (?)

Posted on April 20, 2022
“What if I don’t have time to pray both The Rosary and The Divine Mercy Chaplet?” Deciding how to spend your time in prayer can be difficult, especially when you’re deciding between two powerhouse prayers like The Rosary and The [read more...]