Making Disciples Today: Blog

My daily prayer routine has changed quite a bit since my husband and I retired.  We've found ourselves with more time in our days which means we were able to add in prayer time at different times throughout the day.  We've found that committing to this daily routine keeps us grounded and on track for the rest of our day.

Upon waking up:

  • Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, for the salvation of souls, the reparation of sins, the reunion of all Christians, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father this month. Amen.

  • Consecration to Mary Prayer

After completing the 33 Days to Morning Glory consecration to Mary, I say the consecration prayer upon waking up each morning.

After breakfast


  • Angelus or Rosary

I set an alarm on my phone to go off each day at noon to remind me that it's time for prayer.  Some days I'm not in a place where I have the time or am able to actually say the prayer, but the alarm still helps me incline my thoughts toward Mary and Jesus.


Fr. Michael Gaitley's The Second Greatest Story Ever Told really got me hooked on the whole idea of Divine Mercy.  Like with my noon prayer, I set an alarm in my phone to help remind me to pray this at 3:00pm.  When I can't, I usually just try to say a quick, "Jesus I trust in You."

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In bed at night

On days when I have extra time, I add spiritual reading. Right now the books I'm reading include:

In addition to this daily routine, once a week in the evening we try work on a Bible study. Right now we are doing Jeff Cavins' Adventures in Revelation 10-Week Bible Study Series.