Suggestions for Daily Prayer

  • Daily Mass Readings (The church gives us scripture to pray with every day through the daily mass readings! We suggest reading through them, then praying with the one that stands out the most. You can find them here)
  • Pray slowly through the Gospels (That's Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John -- the eye witness accounts of Jesus' life. Each day, pray with one subsection of a chapter, subheading to subheading. The goal is not to cover a lot of ground, but to encounter God deeply. Mark, the shortest gospel, is a great one to begin with!)
  • Eucharistic Adoration (We challenge you to come visit our Lord Jesus Christ in Eucharistic adoration at least once a week! Our chapel has adoration Monday-Friday 1-7pm. Jesus is there physically, humbly, and desires to spend time with you because He loves you. It's literally the best.)

Helpful Books

Discipleship

If you have any questions or if you want further guidance on how to grow in your life with Christ, we are here for you! With your parent's permission, we would be happy to meet with you over the phone or video. Contact amber@adoreministries.com or rachel@adoreministries.com 

Fall 2020

We WILL be offering youth formation & Confirmation prep Fall 2020. Stay posted for updates that we will be sending out soon through Flocknote (sign up for updates here), mass announcements, and the church bulletin. 



Week Six

Hope as a "yes" to God's plan for me

GRACE: Allow God to act freely in me


THIS WEEK:

-Go to your favorite prayer spot with your bible & journal (see week one)

-Each day begin by praying, "Jesus, please give me the grace to allow You to act freely in me. Help me to surrender to You!" Take a moment to imagine the Father looking at you with love, the Father who created you with purpose and has a good plan for your life. 

-Then, take 20 minutes to pray with each day's bible passage, using this guide for praying the ARRR method, Lectio Divina

Sunday

Isaiah 6:1-10 Here I Am Lord

Monday

Mark 10:17-22 rich young man

Tuesday

John 1:35-52 Come and see

Register for virtual AYC if you haven't yet by clicking here! It's Saturday Aug 1, 1-5pm. And it's free! Registration closes Thursday at midnight. 

Wednesday

Luke 5:1-11 they left everything and followed Him

Thursday

Genesis 12:1-5 Leave your fathers house

Friday

Luke 9:57-62 the Son of man has nowhere to rest his head

Saturday

In thanksgiving, write in your journal the main things that you think God was saying to you throughout Anchored. 

Join our last Zoom Call at 5pm! Share what God has done in you, and find out where we go from here. 



Week Five

GRACE: A deeper gratitude for Jesus saving me


THIS WEEK:

-Go to your favorite prayer spot with your bible & journal (see week one)

-Each day begin by praying, "Jesus, please give me a deeper gratitude for Your desire to save me." Take a moment to imagine the Father looking at you with love, the Father who gave His Son in order to redeem you. 

-Then, take 20 minutes to pray with each day's bible passage, using this guide for praying the ARRR method, Lectio Divina

Sunday

John 10:7-18 I give my life for my sheep

Monday

Luke 17: 11-19 The foreigner who gives thanks

Gratitude opens us up to the gifts of grace. Not that it makes God more generous (for he is fully so), but it makes us more open and receptive to His love, it distracts us from ourselves in order to turn us entirely toward Him.
 
- Fr. Jacques Philippe

Tuesday

Luke 23:32-43 Today with me in paradise

Wednesday

John 3:1-12 Conversion of Nicodemus

Thursday

1 Timothy 1: 12-17 Jesus came to save sinners

If you weren't able to last week, consider going to receive the Sacrament of Confession 5-6pm in the church! Line begins in the back right section of chairs next to the confessional. Wear your mask!

Friday

Romans 5:1-11 God's love poured into our hearts

Saturday

John 6: 52-71 You have the words of eternal life


Week Four

GRACE: A deeper hope/trust in God’s desire to forgive me.    

THIS WEEK: 

-Review intro to St Ignatius’ Discernment of Spirits 

-Go to your favorite prayer spot with your bible & journal (see week one)

-Each day begin by praying, "Father, please help me to have a deeper trust in Your desire to forgive me." Take a moment to imagine the Father looking at you with love, longing to give you new life and to speak to your heart.

-Then, take 15 minutes to pray with each day's bible passage, using this guide for praying the ARRR method or Lectio Divina.


Sunday

 Luke 15:11-32 Prodigal son

Monday

John 8:2-11 Adulterous woman

Tuesday 

Ezekiel 11:17-21 I will remove their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh

Wednesday 

Luke 19: 1-10 Zacccheus

Thursday 

Luke 18:9-14 The Pharisee and the publican,
 
Pray with this examination of conscience as a preparation for Confession, then go to receive the Sacrament of Confession 5-6pm in the church! Recommend that you show up a little early so you’re able to go. Line begins in the back right section of chairs next to the confessional. Wear your mask!

Friday 

Psalm 130 Out of the depths I cry to You

Saturday

Take a few moments to ask God to bring to mind one person you need to forgive, and then use the forgiveness prayer below to pray to forgive that person. 

If you didn’t make it to Thursday confession, the next time is at 3:30pm today! Make a point to go receive God’s healing and freedom through this awesome sacrament. Be not afraid!


Week Three

GRACE: A stronger yes to my own existence

Watch Week Three's intro below! 

THIS WEEK:

-Go to your favorite prayer spot with your bible & journal (see week one).

-Each day begin by praying, "Father, please give me the grace to give a stronger yes to my own existence." Take a moment to imagine the Father looking at you with love - the Father who created you because He wanted you to exist.

-Then, take 15 minutes to pray with each day's bible passage, using this guide for praying the ARRR method or Lectio Divina from last week 

Sunday

Psalm 139: 1-18 O Lord, you know me

Monday

Isaiah 45: 9-13 the clay argues with the hands

Tuesday

Jeremiah 18: 1-12 The potter and His clay 

Wednesday

COME TO YOUTH HOLY HOUR, 6-7pm in the Church. Please wear your mask and sit at least 6 ft apart from others. 

Thursday

Ephesians 2:4-10 You are Gods work of art

Friday

Hosea 11: 1-4 they did not know I was their healer

Saturday

Pray again with any of the readings that stood out from the last 3 weeks or pray with this song:


Week Two

GRACE: Deeper trust in the Father's care for me.

Watch Week Two's intro below! (begins 0:25, ends 37:20)

THIS WEEK:

-Go to your favorite prayer spot with your bible & journal (see week one).

-Each day begin by praying, "Father, please give me the grace to trust in Your care for me." Take a moment to imagine the Father looking at you with love, and longing to speak to you.

-Then, take 15 minutes to pray with each day's bible passage, using this guide for praying Lectio Divina (click to open guide; do the writing part if it helps you). 

Sunday

Isaiah 43:1-7 you are precious in my eyes

Monday

John 14:1-7 let not your hearts be troubled

Tuesday

Luke 12:22-32 why are you anxious

Wednesday

Psalm 23: the lord is my shepherd

Thursday

Matthew 10:28-31 our hairs are numbered

Friday

Isaiah 41: 8-14 do not be afraid, I am with you

Saturday

Hebrews 11:8-19


"Abba" means "Daddy" in Hebrew. It's what Jesus called God the Father (Mark 14:26)



Week One

GRACE: To know God as a REAL person, who is Divine and with me.

If you missed our Saturday Zoom call, watch it below. (begins at 0:45)

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BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
-Decide when & where you will pray
-Decide how long you will pray for (we suggest 15-30 minutes to be the goal. Too much? Start with 10 & add a minute gradually)
-Bible (find the passages in your own bible! Get familiar with where things are. It's ok if it takes longer in the beginning. We are here if you need help)
-Journal (after you pray, write down the most significant thought, feeling, or desire from when you were praying. What stands out to you? How did God move you?)

SUNDAY

Find a silent place. (The chapel is open for Eucharistic adoration Mon-Fri, 1-7pm. Or find a quiet place in your room or outside where you won't be interrupted.) Begin in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Take a moment to quiet your thoughts. Maybe imagine yourself leaving your worries/distractions at the foot of the cross. After a moment, ask God for the grace to know Him as a real Person. Ask Him to help you discover HIS PRESENCE in your soul. Speak to Him as a friend. And begin to pray with the following passage...

Luke 24:13-35

Slowly, prayerfully read the scripture passage. Picture yourself in it as one of the people or as yourself. What do you notice?  What is Jesus doing? How is He looking at you? 

(If you're new to this kind of prayer, you may want to listen to or read this imaginative prayer reflection...Enter the scene through your imagination and interact with Jesus. St Ignatius was a big proponent of using all of our senses within our imaginations in prayer! Try it for yourself!)

MONDAY

Have you found a silent place, free of distractions where you can encounter the Lord? If not, keep trying. Go outside in nature, light a candle in your room, sit or kneel before a sacred image, go to the church. Find the posture that helps you to pray - maybe it is kneeling to help you to enter into the sacredness of praying, maybe it is sitting comfortably. Most of all, ask God to help you to know Him as a real Person, who is with you. Speak to Him as a friend.

Read this quote from St Augustine about his experience and talk to God about where He is in your OWN life. Are you looking for Him in distractions, media, other people? Do you believe that God is with you, right now? How close (or how far) do you feel to God in your relationship with Him right now? Talk to Him about this.

"Late have I loved you, o beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you. In my unlovely state I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you. Created things kept me from you; yet if they had not existed in you they would not have existed at all. You called, you shouted, and you broke through my deafness. You flashed, you shone, and you dispelled my blindness. You breathed your fragrance on me; I drew in breath and now I pant for you. I have tasted you, now I hunger and thirst for more. You touched me, and I burned for your peace." - St. Augustine

TUESDAY

Go to your favorite prayer spot. Make the sign of the cross slowly, remembering you are in the presence of God. Pray with the following scripture passage:

 Luke 7:11-17 The widow's son is raised from the dead

"Place all your hope in the Heart of Jesus; it is a safe refuge; for he who trusts in God is sheltered and protected by His mercy. To this firm hope, join the practice of virtue, and even in this life you will begin to taste the inexpressible joys of Paradise." - St Bernard

WEDNESDAY 

Go to your favorite prayer spot. Make the sign of the cross slowly, remembering that God is present - the same Lord who raised the widow's son from the dead is with you now!


Job 19:23-27 I know that my redeemer lives

"God asks for everything, but He doesn't necessarily take everything. The devil, in an effort to prevent us from surrendering ourselves to God, causes us to imagine that if we put everything in God's hands, God will literally take everything and "ruin" everything in our lives! Very frequently, the Lord asks only an ATTITUDE of detachment at the level of the heart, a disposition to give Him everything. But he doesn't necessarily "take" everything. And if God requires literal detachment of us, He will have us clearly understand this in good time, and He will give us the necessary strength." - Fr. Jacques Philippe

THURSDAY
Make the time for prayer. Keep asking God for the grace to know Him as a real Person, as your Redeemer, who is alive and with you. 

Matthew 8:5-13 Cure of the centurion's servant. Ask yourself, how can I see God working in my life and how can I give Him permission to heal me?

"The prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up again." James 5:13-15

FRIDAY

God, help me to know how You are seeking me.

Mark 2:1-12 Cure of a paralytic

"Believe in the matchless beauty of a humble soul who shows Me its wounds and hopes in Me alone." Jesus to Gabrielle Bossis

SATURDAY

Take a few moments of silence to reflect on the week, and write at least one sentence about how the Lord has spoken to you or moved you this week. Then, pray a Hail Mary for someone you know who is lacking hope right now.
Pray with the Litany of Trust! (click the link & scroll down)

"To have Christian hope means to know about evil and yet to go to meet the future with confidence. The core of faith rests upon accepting being loved by God, and therefore to believe is to say yes, not only to Him, but to creation...to try to see the image of God in each person and thereby to become a lover." - Benedict XVI


Join an Anchored group! 

Anchored is a 6 week prayer small group with Most Holy Trinity youth, focusing especially on the virtue of HOPE. We will meet twice weekly (virtually for now): once with everyone to introduce the theme for the week (Saturdays @ 3pm, but they will be posted here on this page for those who miss it), the second time to meet with your particular small group and discuss how the week is going. 

Anchored is for anyone who is in High School, who misses being with people, who feels like they could use a reboot in their relationship with God, who doesn't really get how to pray, who really loves Jesus, or who has ever wondered what the point of all this is. Pretty much it's for anyone. As long as you're in High School, and are willing to put a little time aside to encounter God each day. Get pumped!!! You will be challenged to pray daily, not as a task or just another thing to do, but as a real relationship with our living God and Savior, who is alive and well, and present and active. You'll be invited to share what God is doing in you with your small group, and get to hear how He is working in others, too. To sign up, simply click on the flier above & fill out the short form!

We can be tossed around by what happens to us in life, or we can be anchored

"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul" 

Hebrews 6:19