Lex orandi. Lex Credendi.
This is essential so that we don't just go through many great and profound ideas without understanding them and assimilating them.
We must meditate on our prayers. They are an endless source of material for thought, for awe, for formation.
Many times the rich material of our Christian Faith is lost in a mechanical, superficial, or routine reciting of words with the mind wandering through a thousand distractions.
We can recite prayers for many years throughout our lives without really deepening our knowledge of them, without really digesting their full content. If we meditate upon and ponder our prayers, sometimes one and sometimes another, just only with that we will acquire a very deep and thorough knowledge of the Faith. With that alone we would become real theologians and masters of the spiritual life.
Meditation on our prayers can be done privately or in common. When in common, people can say which phrase or idea struck their attention the most or moved them the most. Or we can analyze the prayer to penetrate deeper into its meaning. The same can be done with well-chosen songs. Sometimes we might realize that we don't understand well some of the ideas of the prayers. That will motivate us to study better the doctrine of the Church.
There are many forms of prayer and many ways to pray. As much as we would like to, we cannot cover all forms of prayer or variations on any particular prayer. Therefore, the prayers and devotions you will find within this section are prayer forms that Miles Jesu members use and promote on a regular basis. If you would like to request Miles Jesu to pray for a particular intention, you can submit your request online.
The links to the right will direct you to specific areas/topics of prayer.
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