Sometimes in prayer, we’ll have an intuition that something is wrong. But how much should our own intuitions play a role in discernment? It’s important to look at the insight and search whether it comes from God or from the Devil. This video explains how to determine where our intuitions come from, when to pay them heed, and a special prayer for enlightenment. Watch below!
Fr. Spitzer answers the question, "How can I trust in God with unshakable confidence?" Trusting in the Lord can be difficult, but one must abandon themselves to Divine Providence. When trust seems just too hard and if one is just too tired, Fr. Spitzer encourages one to pray these words, "I give up, Lord. You take care of it."
In unity with the whole church, Fr. Spitzer and the staff of the Magis Center would like to wish you a very merry and blessed Christmas day and season!
Trusting that God has a plan for your life is a major tenant of faith, but it's difficult to let go and hand over the reins to God - this prayer from the Sisters of Life can help.
What should we do if we have a healthy prayer life, but still feel like we're missing something?
If the believer is ready and willing to pursue a fulfilling spiritual life, the best place to start is with contemplative prayer.
In his new Apostolic Exhortation, “Gaudete et Exsultate”, Pope Francis urges all people to strive towards holiness at all costs with the help of the Holy Spirit. Holiness is often described as being “set apart” for God, which means that Christians are expected to act differently from the majority - but that still leaves room for interpretation.
Spontaneous prayers are short, effective, “easy to remember” vehicles for grace in daily life.
These 5 prayers are frequently repeated and dear to Fr. Spitzer. They're his guide for getting back on track, being patient with himself, and keeping his soul in a state of humility before our all-Loving God.