Too Busy To Pray?

Dear friend,

Praised be Jesus and Mary!!

The first year students are now very busy preparing for the first wave of Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology exams. The second year students, on the other hand, are very busy with their grace week. I heard that their schedule for the next weeks is filled with exams. In short, everyone is busy! (Do not judge me, please. I am blogging during my study break, haha!) But, are we so busy to the point that we do not have time to spare for prayer?!??

Of course.. not! 🙂 All these academic struggles make people stop for a while to pray and ask for divine help!! ^^ The better way of saying this is:

We do not stop working/studying to pray. We stop praying to work/study.

This Lent, I was once reminded that our whole life is a prayer!

Fellow medical students, trust me that I understand how busy studying can get. As a matter of fact, it drives me (and my friends) crazy sometimes.

But, I am very happy and thrilled with what happened yesterday afternoon. Together with two other friends, we agreed to meet after class for a prayer meeting. We gathered together for the first time as a prayer group. We have a lot of chapters to study, but it definitely did not feel like waste of time to pray together. In fact, it was empowering! It was inspiring! Within the hour, we prayed and had some Gospel sharing, too. We had some spiritual input from Meditations for Lent by St. Thomas Aquinas. We closed the meeting with intercessory prayers. 🙂

We agreed to do this through Lent and to invite more people starting next week to journey with us to become even more passionately in love with Christ.

If you wanna join us, please do not hesitate to leave a comment. I’ll contact you about the meeting time and place. 🙂 Also, if you can be generous, please pray for our group so that we may not lose the passion to love and serve Jesus through prayer and evangelization.

Kristine G. Veneracion

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