1. Pray Daily, especially with the Psalms
Here are several Psalms to help you in your prayer: 63, 51, 23, 150, 8, 24, 27, 34, 42, 46, 65, 67, 72, 90, 93, 103, 104
New American Bible - Psalms
You might also purchase The University of Notre Dame Student Prayer Book
2. Participate in the Eucharist, as often as possible. Try to immerse yourself in parish life in other ways too.
3. Go on a Retreat, at least once a year
Here are some places nearby to try…
Carmel Center of Spirituality,
P.O. Box 117, Bluff Road,
Liberty, Tennessee 37095,
Phone: (615) 536-5177
The National Cursillo® Center: Cursillo - What Is It?,
Abbey of Gethsemani,
3624 Monks Rd.,
Trappist, KY 40051-6152,
6700 Riverside Drive, NW,
Atlanta, Georgia 30328,
Phone: 404-255-0503, Retreat Information
Saint Meinrad Archabbey,
St. Meinrad, Indiana 47577,
4. Do Something with God's Poor.
Here are some places you could serve…
Holy Name: Loaves and Fishes (615) 256-7256
Safe Haven Shelters (615) 256-8195
Haiti or another Mission Trip Talk to your pastor.
5. Try Some Scripture Study, perhaps
101 Questions on the Bible by Raymond Brown.
6. Find a Spiritual Director, a person of faith to talk about your prayer life. You could ask your pastor.
7. Read Some Church History.
People of God, by Anthony Gilles or Pilgrim Church, by William Bausch
a Spiritual Writer Who Seems to Speak to You.
Here are a few you might try out:
Pope John Paul II
Pope Benedict XVI
9. Has there been a significant priest in your life?
Send him a thank you note. Consider talking with him about your vocation.
10. Do you have any struggles with the Church?
See any disagreement you have with Church teaching as an invitation to take the question to a deeper level of study, refection and prayer.
11. Choose at Least One Saint as a Model, perhaps your Confirmation saint.
Lives of the Saints by Richard McBrien might give you some ideas.
12. Pray for Everyone Else Who Is Discerning God's Call.