Last night we completed the material for the Inquiry Phase of formation. The next step is the "Admission of Candidates" - in my case, the "Candidate" since I'm still solo.
I'm not certain when that will officially happen. Our next meeting is a Day of Recollection with Father Anthony, so no "meeting" per se. The next meeting is scheduled for February 26.
We talked about my struggles with prayer. Not making enough time. Not remaining focused - mind wandering.
I often say the rosary while driving, for example. It's hard to meditate on the mysteries while worrying about that semi on the right. And I tend to read the Bible before bed - when my brain drifts off because I'm tired.
Someone previously suggested the Liturgy of the Hours as one practice. I dug out my book and said the morning prayers today. I will try to do that every day - and to cut down on pre-dawn wasting of time on the computer.
I will try to read the Bible during the day - and to spend some time meditating.
I will try to get in a rosary when NOT driving.
I'm good at saying all the right things, so I can seem like I'm progressing. But I will not really grow unless my prayer life improves.
Pax et bonum