The Prayer Challenge

The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) has committed to helping the people of St. Theresa Parish deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit by encouraging prayer opportunities through Monthly Challenges. These challenges will be communicated via the weekly bulletin, social media, and email. Additionally, prayer cards will be distributed to parishioners, school, and RE children each month.

Ready for the next challenge?

During the month of September, your challenge is to pray to St. Michael the Archangel every day.

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Add this challenge to all of the others so far:

  • Grace Before Meals
  • Guardian Angel Prayer
  • Anima Christi
  • Apostle’s Creed
  • Memorare
  • One Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be
  • St. Theresa Prayer
  • Morning Offering and Bedtime Prayer
  • Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

Take The Prayer Challenge and watch your spiritual life grow…

 

AUGUST CHALLENGE

During the month of August, your challenge is to pray the Morning Offering as well as Bedtime Prayer every day.

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Add this challenge to all of the others so far:

  • Grace Before Meals,
  • Guardian Angel Prayer,
  • Anima Christi,
  • Apostle’s Creed,
  • Memorare,
  • One Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be,
  • St. Theresa Prayer, and
  • Morning Offering and Bedtime Prayer.

JULY CHALLENGE

The July Challenge is the St. Theresa Prayer.

This month, as we celebrate the feast day of Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin, parents of our patroness St. Therese, your challenge during July is to pray the St. Theresa Prayer each day.

Add this challenge to the others!
How might this look?
Each day, in the morning before you rise, thank God for blessing you with a new day. Pray the Apostles’ Creed, affirming your faith. Turn to Jesus and pray the Anima Christi, asking our Lord for comfort, strength,and guidance. Pray the Memorare to our Blessed Mother. Then, pray to your Guardian Angel to keep you safe and guide you. Continue with the prayer to St. Theresa. Add any special intentions. Conclude by praying one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be. Then arise, get ready for the day, and pray Grace before your breakfast…as well as lunch and dinner later in the day.
If you are a daily Mass goer, you might pray the Anima Christi after Communion.

Start your day with the Lord…
In total, this might be 5 minutes (or less) of prayer that will center you and ground you…and get your day off on the right foot.
And that’s before coffee! 😉

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JUNE CHALLENGE

During the month of June, your challenge is to pray one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be daily, in succession, or begin saying the rosary each day.

Add this challenge to the others!
Each day:
Say grace before each meal.
Pray to your guardian angel.
Pray the Anima Christi.
Pray the Apostles’ Creed.
Pray the Memorare.
Pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be.

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MAY CHALLENGE

During the month of May, the month of Mary, your challenge is to pray the Memorare every day.

Add this challenge to the others!
Each day: say grace before each meal, pray to your guardian angel, pray the Anima Christi, pray the Apostles’ Creed, and pray the Memorare.

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APRIL CHALLENGE

During the month of April, as we approach and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, your challenge is to pray the Apostles’ Creed every day.

Add this challenge to the others! Each day, say grace before each meal, pray to your guardian angel, pray the Anima Christi, and pray the Apostles’ Creed.

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MARCH CHALLENGE

During the month of March, as we enter the season of Lent, your challenge is to pray the Anima Christi every day.

Add this challenge to the others! Each day, say grace before each meal, pray to your guardian angel, and pray the Anima Christi.

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FEBRUARY CHALLENGE

The February Challenge is Prayer to Your Guardian Angel.
During the month of February, your challenge is to pray to your guardian angel every day.
 
Add this challenge to the Grace Before Meals challenge!
Each day, say grace before each meal AND pray to your guardian angel.
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Monthly prayer challenges begin January 1, 2019.

JANUARY CHALLENGE

The first Challenge, for the month of January, is Grace Before All Meals.

Every family is encouraged to take a prayer card and join in the challenge.

New prayer cards will be distributed each month, which you can collect on the metal ring provided.

Please consider exercising your spirituality and making The Prayer Challenge a New Year’s Resolution!

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