valsartan hct 80 12 5 mg ivermectina inyectado bupropion and weight loss como tomar anafranil para la eyaculacion precoz disulfiram achtig effect how soon to start clomid after miscarriage estradiol is secreted by what gland can flagyl affect my morning after pills glucophage xr 750 precio dropshipper india viagra amlodipine causes gag reflex neurontin dosage migraine prevention can you take viagra when taking daily cialis dosage for metformin weight loss prednisone antiemetic priligy dapoxetine en tunisie walmart clomid cost for 3 months tofranil 10 mg kullananlar warfarin tablet colors in south africa whey protein antidepressant withdrawal dostinex 30 tabletten maxine cytotec cutting back lexapro taking wvery other day how to pronounce erythromycin merk paten ciprofloxacin azithromycin junel fe going off seroquel as sleeping aid cymbalta and congestive heart failure clomid 100 mg day 1 cephalexin wirkungsspektrum metoprolol tartrate slow heart rate cialis for paxil eye twitching fluvoxamine generic cost how to know if seroquel is working cartia lipitor interaction socialist view on poverty accutane out of breath finasteride australia buy 250 lamisil cymbalta worried twins clomid atorvastatin clopidogrel interaction effects of mtf using estrace vaginal cream taking amoxillin antibiotic causes yellow sperm bfp after stopping clomid donde comprar aciclovir en chile cialis generic india is there a class action lawsuit against plavix versandapotheken preisvergleich nexium fungsi obat doxycycline 50 mg misoprostol el aborto pharma therapeutic classification for sildenafil farmasi di kuala lumpur cytotec amoxicillin can be used for flu can you buy clomid over the counter in america how to use cytotec safely for abortion acute mastitis and azithromycine ciprofloxacin peds dose cefixime azithromycin combination raloxifene 60 mg daily albuterol or clen tamoxifen womb lining celexa 40mg and lamactil with alcohol what is the purpose of sildenafil 20 mg troche functions of augmentin1g tablet ciprofloxacin bahasa indonesia para que es bueno metformin 500 baclofen 20 mg 4097 foro sobre finasteride use for levofloxacin 25mg valacyclovir cost walmart mode action du lanoxin francais amitriptyline dementia telegraph does second round of clomid quicken ovulation or not atorvastatin kinetics will doxycycline cure urinary tract infection in cats cialis generic non generic seroquel recreational use switching lexapro to citalopram pastillas que contengan cytotec azithromycin 1g for staph treatment can propecia raise blood pressure aciclovir 800 mg varicela orlistat update dog prednisone same as human prednisone como tomar decadron para engordar e de quantos mg misoprostol jurnal order lexapro generic celebrex online consultation cialis diferencia con viagra 450 mg wellbutrin side effect cheap viagra lahore cytotec experiences miscarriage zofran 8 mg iv sertraline and weed 50 mg nizoral dosage for yeast infection pregnancy class for allegra wellbutrin 200 mg tamoxifeno cabelo can i take oxycodone and rizatriptan benzoate generic levitra manufacturer india cymbalta lilly coupons depo subq provera injection price in india sildenafil most common side effect nortriptyline auf deutsch levitra buy generic metronidazole what they used for tetracycline tooth discolouration preferable time to give tamsulosin tablet metronidazole dosage for pericoronitis hair transplant and propecia does zofran help stomach virus how much is the cost of maxalt 10 milligrams can doxycycline kill parasites buy plavix with no prescription augmentin tabletki 1 0 cena montelukast and claritin metronidazole cream pricing cymbalta and magic mushrooms gabapentin canine dose ou acheter du kamagra a guangzhou viagra in korean pharmasy dosage for bactrim for uti revatio 80 mg tid ventolin in late pregnancy nortriptyline 10mg capsules for pain ciprofloxacino bula pre generic hydroxyzine for dogs is it safe to use misoprostol at 14 weeks spironolactone drink water metformin dergboadre no prescription genetic test for plavix users levaquin klebsiella pneumoniae torsemide 20 mg used how to come off of 20 mg prednisone brand name for orlistat cymbalta spinal cord injury hcg zoloft mix can i take zofran and tylenol together wellbutrin for a week how do i switch viagra uk delivery next day precio normal cytotec en honduras metoprolol 40 mg diflucan prices in india famciclovir tablet alternate in india bactrim 2nd trimester feldene 600mg last use date viagra skillnaden mellan sertraline och cipralex viagra generic equivalent south africa escitalopram 10mg weight loss side effects acyclovir tablets does atorvastatin cause irregular heartbeats can flagyl and cipro be taken with mucunex en gibrartar viagra bupropion sr 133 paroxetine weaning off how many mg per kg of antibiotic bactrim for a kid topiramate info propecia beli dimana plavix is prescribed for what lexapro alcohol paresthesia body formation of nitroglycerin metronidazole fish medication uk flagyl that you can buy over the counter in walmart acquistare propecia italia generic brand of lipitor 4 pack cialis trifosfato de aciclovir levothyroxine sodium 0.075mcg sny sidefect bupropion dopamine antagonist paxil ilacinin yan etkisi how long for pms amlodipine 5mg to work aciclovir para ojos albuterol nebulizer how many times a day how much will i have to pay for viagra 50 mg estriol or estradiol for transgender genericmirtazapine 15mg side effects mifepristone e misoprostol comprar online viagra 50 mg efectos why do they test progesterone on clomid fluconazole capsules dissolution olanzapine side effects 7 day course of diflucan yeast how many time to take flagyl 400mg adalat oros tablets side effects can novo quetiapine get you high do wellbutrin xl side effects subside coreg 3.125mg tablet clomid buy online cheap can i use doxycycline 100mg for pigeon zithromax and keflex together when was lipitor introduced are there long long term effects of paxil use is strattera a generic can i take topamax every other day drinking on strattera does strattera cause ocd how much is seroquel 100 mg on the street obat remeron viagra i stockholm propecia 6 months hairline results how much does meloxicam cost amoxicillin eppitrexil propecia cialis together wellbutrin xl bula is cipro used to treat a kidney infection anafranil and prozac together mercury drugs amoxicillin finasteride hair regrowth dapoxetine and sildenafil tablets use in hindi allopurinol msd 100 how much is zithromax 500mg in the philippines common side effects of zyban amitriptyline uk nhs can i take 2 tablets of 5mg cialis amoxicillin uses stds how to use anti biotic cipro flaxcin tablet voltaren gel cost in harz aphoteke paxil syndrome metronidazole and rephresh can you buy amoxicillin over the counter in mexico viagra und sport buy norvasc no prescription metformin dosage in elderly pomada aciclovir serve para catapora propecia not working after 4 months aciclovir dorom 8 how to swallow misoprostol 25 mcg tablet plavix price in wien where can buy viagra in kuala lumpur doxycycline dogs lyme disease dosage propecia 1 mg effectiveness dim levothyroxine antidepressants and effect on absorption isotretinoin labuan clomax antibiotic bioequivalence of tamsulosin 0.4 mg tablets effects of too much lasix can you drink alcohol while taking naproxen 200 mg raloxifene 120 review atorvastatin and indigestion will premarin .625 tablets relieve labia dryness generic viagra nz order propecia fedex tegretoll with viagra voltaren dispers 90 tabletten cialis price in faisalabad cytotec price in philippines lisinopril and muscle aches mag 3 scan with lasix washout metformin without food side effects amoxicillin dosage for 7yr old does tamoxifen cause memory problems overdose thyroxine side effects metronidazole by pdf cvs pharmacyviagra cost regaine m?nner propecia when you need clomid profilaxis meningitis meningococica ciprofloxacino kamagra prodaja how should i take estrace and prometrium lipitor 20 mg canada allegra trasporti palermo lisinopril rite aid amoxicillin and clavunalate for gonorhea treatment abilify with vyvanse viagra usa otc buy kamagra next day delivery uk how long does phenergan 25 mg last viagra 100mg pfizer buy clomipramine for dogs bahaya cytotec metoprolol succinate dosage generic misoprostol online can i use liquid albuterol with a e cigarette can i take antacids with doxycycline montelukast side effects and controversy wallmart pharmacy cialis price interactions of amoxicillin premarin tinnitus dogs and prednisone for joint pain can plavix activate the gout can you mix flagyl with immodium ad tetracycline cap cholera treatment tramadol side effects with lexapro sertraline 10 mg what can you take for sleep with buspar order generic propecia online ciprofloxacin for tooth infection metronidazole treatment for what can a dog have albuterol neb does azithromycin look like anafranil caffeine is doxycycline expensive neurontin 300 mg utk apa cymbalta anxiety does work tamoxifen 40 mg can metronidazole cause hemorrhoids propranolol and erectile disfunction fungsi cialis 80 mg gnc mens viagra allegra 120 during pregnancy viagra drug interactions and side effects renal dosing of doxycycline aciclovir dosis gotas valsartan capsules 160 mg price harga viagra di apotik do you need to taper seroquel dostinex 8 tablet kullananlar synthroid naturethroid conversion clobetasol and prednisone can they be taken together baja 100 milligram viagra online penggunaan metronidazole untuk keputihan light sensitivity when taking viagra using misoprostol to induce abortion ciprofloxacin after breast surgery viagra for female datiels in hindi obat lexahist cyproheptadine 4mg terbinafine after 3 months can i use ketoconazole cream to treat candias generic mirtazapine manufacturers antidepressant herbal urdu metformin er and ovulation wellbutrin 6 weeks prednisone swollen tonsils fluconazole good yeast infections ftc buspar home viagra recipe side effects shen weaning off of generic lexapro lexapro and luvox cipro 500 and hallucinations what kind of doctor do i see for viagra prednisone dose for dogs singulair tab ppt linezolid hplc serum nexium online drugstore will taking 2 atomoxetine 25 mg give me adrenaline how long will viagra stay in my system after taking it neocitran and synthroid tamoxifen therapy for men lioresal comp 10 mg diflucan 10 day course can lisinopril be taken with aspirin nifedipine treatment raynauds blum minipress p cena how much does lipitor cost at walmart can you drink taking azithromycin viagra inc clopidogrel medsafe mua thuoc propecia is synthroid iodine best place buy amaryllis bulbs prozac in water supply australian metronidazole tabletta sildenafil veginal tab. brand name fluvoxamine 50 mg tab flagyl ovules bijwerkingen

Experience of God / PART 3: Downhill Rush vs. Hot Chocolate

You Pray How You Live
by Fr Nathan Miller LC | Source:
20130129_virt clues 9002.JPG

Not unlike the beginning snowboarder, who fearfully leans BACK instead of forward while picking up downhill speed on the snowy slope, when it comes to deep contemplative prayer many souls experience frustration simply because they don't know where to lean, and because they seek control, they lose it; they eventually give up, sprawled in the snow, or wrapped around a tree trunk.

   Okay, so maybe you're not wrapped around a tree and you still haven't snapped any limbs, but hey, there comes a point, after fearfully leaning back time after time, that you just want to sit down and rethink: "This is useless. I'm wasting my time. Maybe I should go back to the lodge." - And you begin to imagine yourself warm around the fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate in your hands...

   St. Teresa of Avila was well aware that the primary need of souls seeking God in prayer is not to find the ideal method, but to do God's will always and everywhere in the nitty-gritty of LIFE.  In tweet-style prayer could be summarized thus: "You Pray How You Live."

   Contemplative prayer is God's gift!

   However, he only gives that gift to those who are ready!

   So how can you prepare yourself properly to receive God's gift of himself in prayer? How can you "let go" enough of yourself to trust God completely to the point where you can lean FORWARD on your downhill trek? Teresa offers 5 conditions. When these suggestions are lived faithfully, God will not hesitate to give you that downhill rush you have been struggling to achieve with your own meager efforts.

   I - God's Will is more important than ANY good work. If your choices are not part and parcel of what God is asking, then even in doing good things, you will hinder God's ability to touch your soul in prayer.

   II - Your Fidelity does not depend on Others. There is no one to blame or to thank for your growth in virtue and the living of God's will in your life. You are free! And God will reward you for YOUR decisions. Saints in concentration camps prove this point well.

   III - All You Need is Love. God is not interested in a flat, banal fulfillment of laws. He seeks the heart. The more you love him in the fulfillment of your duties, the more you will open your soul to receive his touches of grace in prayer.

   IV - Purification of Faults. Teresa stresses the acceptance of any and every trial to one's own advantage. Those who reject or struggle against difficulties as means to purification of soul also hinder God's loving action. The all-pure God gives himself most freely to prayerful souls who stand before him purified of their faults.

   V - It is a Narrow Gate that leads to Life. Following upon the last principle, if you wish to stand pure before God, passive acceptance of difficulties are not enough. The soul who actively seeks to purify his earthly clingings through penance, fasting and mortification is the one most blessed by God's overwhelming presence in prayer.

   Is a final corollary, it should also become obvious that downhill snowboarding does not depend on age, but on properly leaning downhill as one picks up speed. So with prayer ... there are many in the spiritual life who remain toddlers either because they continue, in fear, to lean back, or worse yet, because they pack up and head to the lodge, where the fire is warm, and the hot chocolate too.

To read more about this:

Experience of God / PART 1: RAIN

Experience of God / PART 2: SUNSET

Fr. Nathan is editor of

This Catholic Formation Service is also available by e-mail.

To subscribe please click here.

Click Here to Donate Now!

Join the new media evangelization. Your tax-deductible gift allows to build a culture of life in our nation and throughout the world. Please help us promote the Church's new evangelization by donating to right now. God bless you for your generosity.




Post a Comment
Write a comment on this article

Email required (will not be published)
required Country

Most Popular