During Lent we hone our ability to live the Christian life. We should look to the Christian life user manual—the Beatitudes. When they have pride of place during Lent, they create a fruitful ripple effect for the rest of your liturgical year. Listen as Richaél Lucero observes the connection between the Beatitudes, Lent and the liturgical seasons that follow.
Best Lenten Devotion for Transformation [a.k.a. Prayer of St. Ephrem]
The Prayer of St. Ephrem is the perfect prayer for the Lenten season. It teaches us what to leave behind, what to strive for, how to approach God, and how to overcome the shortcomings of others. Listen as Richaél Lucero goes through this four line prayer. She’ll highlight some of the ways the Prayer of St. Ephrem offers us the best devotion for this season.
Why Future Saints Need to Praise
Do you know what happens when you sing songs of praise? Prayers are elevated, belief and faith grow, atmospheres shift, the earthly and heavenly realms respond, and you become more of who you were created to be—just to scratch the surface. Listen as Richaél Lucero details these effects of your praise, how to praise God well, and grow as a saint.
Scriptures to Root Yourself in Christ
"God's Word is a creative force." Join Richaél Lucero in this episode and take part in this creative act through declarations. Your declarations are vocal decrees of God's truth. And they change reality when spoken in faith. Today's declarations will help you walk in your identity as a Child of God—growing in theosis.
Are You Really Thankful? [Prayers of Thanksgiving Done Right]
Do you think about thanksgiving the bible way? God's way? In this episode, Richaél Lucero compares the way God understands thanksgiving and the common use of "thanks" used today. You'll learn how prayers of thanksgiving transform you to become more truly yourself. Plus how to enter into deep thanksgiving in prayer and with every moral choice in life.
Bless and Adore God, Bring Heaven To Earth
Are you interested in receiving gifts from the Lord? How about organizing your life, your heart, and your soul toward heaven? This is just a taste of what can happen by blessing and adoring God thru prayer. Listen as Richaél Lucero continues to answer the question, "What should your side of the prayer conversation include?" focusing on prayers of blessing and adoration.
How to be Kingdom Oriented and More Like Jesus Through Prayer
(Cue the Rocky theme song) We're going back to basics and all the things we may have missed before. In this episode, Richaél Lucero probes two of the five basic *forms* of prayer to help you reap more fruit in your relationship with God. Learn how to be kingdom oriented and more like Jesus with prayers of petition and intercession.
Your Words Have Power (Making Prophetic Declarations)
Your words change things. They shape your day, control the atmosphere around you, even hone and refine your identity. Harness the power of your tongue using *prophetic declarations*—a practice found in scripture. It packs a punch and guarantees a God-filled day, atmosphere, and identity. In this episode, Richaél Lucero shares 5 simple steps to make prophetic declarations that pack a punch.
A.M.A. — Prayer and Anxiety, Why the Show Went Independent, and Did Jesus Misspeak on the Cross?
In our first "Ask Me Anything" episode Richaél Lucero let's listeners decide the topics. In this episode she answers three questions from listeners regarding prayer, something personal, and scripture. Listen in if you'd like to hear about: Praying in the midst of anxiety, Why Clumsy Theosis left Catholic Answers, And clearing up some confusing language used by Jesus on the Cross when talking to the good thief.
It Is Jesus That You Seek
Do you long for happiness? I'm sure you do—it's the desire at the center of every human heart. It can seem impossible to hold on to, like sand through splayed fingers. BUT there is one source that will remain, Jesus. Listen as Richaél Lucero recounts how the words of St. John Paul II reminded her of this over and over during Lent. And shares why it's a message we should all take with us this season and next.
Kenosis: Power in Making Room for God
Kenosis speaks to how the Son of God emptied himself to become like man. What if I told you, by imitating Jesus' kenosis we become more like God, more immersed in theosis? In this episode that's exactly what I do! Plus I share what kenosis looks like—practically speaking and some actionable steps you can take to experience the love of God by entering into kenosis.
Why We *Rend Our Hearts*
My favorite scripture for Lent? Joel 2 "rend your hearts..." Do you want to know why we rend our hearts, what prompts us, and what it's for? In this episode, Richaél Lucero shares the answers she learned through prayer. Listen and you too may experience new life for this season and spiritual understanding.
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