Most people admit that it’s difficult to find a quiet moment to spend with God. Family and work responsibilities sometimes seem to take up every spare second. Unless we’re good stewards of our time, prayer just doesn’t happen.
To become a more prayerful person, take inventory of how you spend the 168 hours in the week to find which things may be less important than regular prayer. During this Stewardship Renewal, join with other parishioners who are learning to rearrange their schedule to make “first things first.”
“For Catholics, stewardship of time should include setting aside periods for family prayer, for the reading of Scripture, for visits to the Blessed Sacrament, and for attendance at Mass during the week whenever this is possible.”
From the U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Stewardship
Are we good steward of our time?
- How much time am I committing to prayer, worship & adoration to help me grow in my relationship with God?
- What quantity and quality of time am I giving my spouse, family and friends to help me grow in my relationship with them?
- How many hours do I use to help others in need?
- Am I taking time for exercise, rest and recreation? Am I good steward of my health and body?