Distractions during prayer?

Posted August 13, 2017 7:13 pm by Bishop Thomas Dowd

A friend writes:
I have a question that I hope you can answer for me or maybe give me some direction on. How do you keep focused when praying. I know this may sound odd, but I often experience my mind drifting from one thought to another while saying my nightly prayers. The harder I try to keep what I’m saying front and centre the more distracted I become.
Your question about distractions during prayer is very old. Many saints faced such issues, and a lot of wisdom has been passed down through the ages about this.
The first major piece of wisdom

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