NEW Quick Start Guide: Prompt Me to Pray…with the Saints!

With the recent Solemnity of All Saints, I’ve been thinking about how we can let the Saints prompt us to pray! If you’ve visited Equipping Catholic Families or our Arma Dei Shoppe, you’ll know that we’re big fans of the Saints. The Communion of Saints offers us mentors in our Catholic Faith, patrons of almost anything you can think of for intercession, and models of persistent pursuit of holiness, wholeheartedly seeking virtue, prayer, and union with God.

So here are a couple of Saints who readily come to mind!

We pray to St. Anthony when something is lost and must be found.

We pray to St. Michael when we face temptation or blatant evil… or when we recognize the spiritual battle for our souls.

We pray with St. Gertrude this month of November for the Holy Souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church and those in my own home and within our family.

…and we’ve got plenty more Saints to present to you along with how we can ask the Saints to prompt us to pray!

We’re working on TWO NEW projects!

Quick Start Guide: Prompt Me to Pray with the SAINTS

Quick Start Guide: Prompt Me to Pray this ADVENT

If you’d like updates about these eBooks, packed with Prompts to Pray with the SAINTS and through the SEASONS and SACRAMENTS, please add your email address for infrequent, specific updates about Prompt Me to Pray!

and if you haven’t read our book Prompt Me to Pray, you can order it here:

Incidentally, Prompt Me to Pray makes an excellent gift for your Mom, your best friend, your kids’ teachers,  your youth group leader or pastor, your teenage and young adult kids…and any of your family or friends who seek a closer relationship with Jesus and more consistent prayer from the heart!

Read some reviews below!

Here’s what our readers have said about
Prompt Me to Pray

If you long for a deeper spiritual life and a more vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ, Monica McConkey’s wonderful work Prompt Me to Pray is the perfect companion for your journey.
By presenting practical prompts to pray, Monica provides a framework to help us encounter God’s presence not only in special moments of formal prayer but in the tiny tasks that fill our busy lives. Phenomenal!

~Lisa Hendey, Founder of CatholicMom.com and author of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and The Grace of Yes

It is an irrefutable truth that the new evangelization in our time
“depends in great part on the Church of the home.”

(St. John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio, 52).
Monica McConkey has been equipping Catholic families with creativity, fidelity, and fun for decades.
This little book is another gem in that arsenal! It is both simple in presentation and profound in content.
But be forewarned … it could change your life,
and the life of your domestic Church, in powerful and beautiful ways!
~Bishop Scott McCaig, C.C.
Military Ordinariate of Canada

This is a wonderful and practical book on how to practice the presence of God throughout the day.
It is one thing to know that personal prayer is important and another thing to be given tools and tips on how to maintain our prayer life on a daily basis and especially throughout the busyness of our daily schedules.
Monica McConkey, a mother of five, has learned and developed these tools over many years of striving to be faithful to her relationship with the Lord throughout the day.
~Fr. Roger Vandenakker,
General Superior of the Companions of the Cross

I received Monica’s book in the mail and I couldn’t put it down. It is a work of love and beauty. If you are looking for ways to draw closer to God, or to open your eyes to see the ways He is trying to draw closer to you, this book is for you. Thank you Monica!
~Kerry Brine

What a wonderful book! When life is so busy it is important to make time for prayer to keep me grounded and this wonderful book has given me some great ideas of how to fit it in and to stay consistent. I am now prompted to pray throughout my daily happenings, rather than just morning and night. Thank you so very much for creating this much needed book. God bless!
~Louise McCarthy

The main strength of Prompt Me to Pray is that it offers anyone the chance to improve their prayer life. From the person who doesn’t pray at all to the person who is already praying throughout the day, McConkey offers us the opportunity to go deeper.
McConkey’s goal is to help the reader make a habit of praying more in a real, authentic, loving way. And with this down-to-earth but rich in Catholic teaching practical plan, it’s an accessible goal.
I appreciate the bite-sized steps to incorporating prayer into my daily life. The pocket prayers in the back are a bonus!
While I’ve enjoyed going through it on my own, I could see going through Prompt Me to Pray again with a small group of other mothers, sharing what works for us and providing positive accountability. Would make a great gift!
~Alicia Schonhardt

Just finished your book! LOVED IT 💗 There are so many people in my head that I want to send it to!!!! This will be amazing for me too. I LOVE the pocket prayers in the back and all of your examples throughout the book with prompts!!!! Some of the smallest things, I might never have thought of are prompts to pray. This will take my spiritual life and others’ to a new level! Just what I needed at this time in my life.
~Sue Denz

Truly a valuable resource to help someone in any stage or vocation in life, Prompt Me to Pray is a wonderful tool to help guide us in “praying without ceasing.” I’m so impressed by the wide variety and well thought out examples of looking for prompts to pray in literally any moment and circumstance of our days. The book contains just enough of the author’s personal examples, as well as connections to the Saints and Scripture, and then provides specific prompts and lists to make your own personal plan. That guidance is laid out in a user friendly fashion so that a reader could add more and more prompts to pray at their own pace and depth of application.
I also really loved some of the resources in the back, such as the Prayer Starters to specific Names of God and the pocket prayers. The reflections really made me think about the opportunities to pray that I might waste throughout the day and how I can take better advantage of the reminders in front of me. I think my favorite section was on surrender and think that creating our own Litany of surrender could be a very powerful practice for all of us. Well done, Monica!
~Katie Bogner

Having reviewed this wonderful and practical book, I can’t help thinking that the author has in fact been prompted in the first place by the Holy Spirit to write on this very needed topic and to honestly share from her rich, deep, and ongoing real-life experience on the search for God and friendship with Him.
This practical experience is very well supported by the lives and writings of the saints which are drawn upon and well referenced and which go to make this work even more valuable while giving security and confidence to the reader.
I am truly happy to recommend this spiritual and useful guide to all those who understandably struggle to raise their hearts and minds to God and experience His presence and voice in this hectic and distracted world of ours, knowing that you will be blessed in making the effort and grow in your union with God. It will be a reliable, engaging, and enjoyable guide for the journey.

~Fr Michael Hughes 

Thanks to Prompt Me to Pray I have been able to live this call more deeply and faithfully! Monica understanding of the challenges of daily life, creativity and practical ideas are a wonderful encouragement and make this a must read for anyone desiring a more consistent and intimate relationship with Jesus!

~Angela S.

I love this book so much. It has really helped my prayer life!

Anne DeSantis
Host of Journeys of Faith and co-host of Sewing Hope podcast with Bill Snyder

This book is a clear, inspiring guide to help Christians be more consistently prayerful in their daily lives. Using cues from day-to-day life (even pet peeves!), as well as her own life experiences and reading, Monica has developed helpful strategies for incorporating prayer into the many corners of our lives. The book is visually pleasing, with large, clear fonts, creative doodle-like margin drawings, and places to write answers to questions for reflection. There are even a few pages of “pocket prayers” that can be copied for carrying around in your pocket or purse. Highly recommend this book to anyone looking for ways to integrate more prayer into their daily life.

~Suzanne A.

If you have a longing to pray consistently everyday, then this is THE book for you. From novice to seasoned, there is a wealth of information, to assist you to become the prayer warrior that you can be. I highly recommend it and will be gifting it to my family and friends. A truly remarkable book: thoughtful and Holy Spirit-filled.

~Lorraine M.

St. Paul says, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” Simply put, this book helps you to do this. I especially like the small, cut-out, “Pocket Prayers” the author provides. Using them as visual cues have helped me to pray more often. Slowly, but surely, it’s becoming a habit. And what a good habit to have!

~Kevin M.

 

 

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