The text and ideas on this page are taken from the  Handbook of Prayers . It is available at Blessings, or  here . The ebook is also available.

The text and ideas on this page are taken from the Handbook of Prayers. It is available at Blessings, or here. The ebook is also available.

Do you want to be a good Christian? The first of your battles will be to enter into and remain in the state of grace, to avoid any mortal sin. And, then, because you want to love God above all things, you will also try not to commit venial sins.


Each of these points will be addressed throughout the weeks of Lent. After the topic has been covered, you can click on the point for more information.

  • Get up at a fixed time, as early as possible. Eight hours of sleep should be enough. More than this or less than six hours of sleep is usually not healthy. (More)
  • Offer your day to God through the intercession of our Lady.
  • Work with order and intensity during the day as a way of serving God. Set goals and establish priorities in order to develop a practical schedule. Sanctifying ordinary work is the goal of our life.
  • Try to attend Mass, receiving Holy Communion, as often as possible. This is the best sacrifice we can offer to God. Prepare yourself for Mass by spending some time in prayer.
  • Spend some time in mental prayer before the Blessed Sacrament (15 minutes, if possible).
  • Pray the Angelus. Traditionally, the Angelus is prayed at sunrise (6:00am), noon, and sunset (6:00pm). (During Easter Time, say the Regina Caeli instead.) (More)
  • Pray the Rosary, if possible, with your family, offering each decade for a specific intention.
  • Do some other spiritual reading. Start with the New Testament or some well-known spiritual book. Ten to fifteen minutes is sufficient.
  • Make a short examination of conscience at the end of the day before going to bed. Two or three minutes is enough. (More)

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