With this letter, I wish, as it were, to come into your homes to speak about an event which will take place at the Vatican this coming October. It is the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which is being convened to discuss the theme of “pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization”. Indeed, in our day the Church is called to proclaim the Gospel by confronting the new and urgent pastoral needs facing the family.
While in Part I we reviewed the importance of becoming persons of prayer as catechists, in Part II we will see how to better align our prayer with the Liturgy of the Church and list some resources found to be helpful for doing so.
When we pray or prepare our prayer for sessions, we need to do our best to bring our prayer into alignment with the liturgy of the Church. When I originally began learning this practice, I did so to help me prepare catechetical sessions. Now aligning my prayer with the liturgy of the church is now part of my daily routine. Each morning I prayerfully read or listen to the readings of the days liturgy. There are a number of sites that help with this:
http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings gives the readings for the liturgy of the day. One can also subscribe to a podcast of the daily readings. I often listen to them as I quietly prepare coffee and breakfast in the morning.