Pray on the go with the Regnum Christi Prayer Book, now available for free online, and accessible by computer, phone or tablet.
As a global movement, Regnum Christi members everywhere unite in prayer by punctuating their days with moments when they take time to be with God. Now the prayers they pray together are as close as their cell phones.
The new statutes for lay members of Regnum Christi talk about the importance of prayer in the life of the movement’s members.
“52. Regnum Christi lay members understand the spiritual life as a progressive configuration with Christ through the development of the Trinitarian life in them. Therefore, they live it as a dynamic relationship of love with God, and nurture it through the sacraments, the Word of God, the liturgy, prayer and the exercise of the moral and theological virtues. Their spiritual life permeates and harmonizes the other aspects of their life.
54. The spiritual practices that the Movement recommends to lay members are a means to help them grow in their relationship of love with Christ. With the help of their spiritual director, they gradually learn mental prayer and how to live the other practices recommended in the prayer book.”
The new online version of the prayer book includes prayers for all of the moments when Catholics are traditionally encouraged to step back from their daily activity and spend some time with God; including morning prayers, the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, Eucharistic Hour prayers, preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, night prayers, and many others.
It also includes sections that offer traditional Catholic prayers for many occasions, Latin prayers, and explanations of Catholic practices like First Friday devotion to the Sacred heart, First Saturday devotion to the Blessed Virgin.
For those who want to learn to meditate on the Gospel, the prayer book has a section that will guide you through steps that are helpful in preparing our hearts to encounter God in a personal way, and how to discover what he is saying to you through the passage you are praying with.
The prayer book can be found in the “Formation” section of the Regnum Christi website, at www.regnumchristi.org/en/prayer-book/.
Writer, communicator, Canadian living in the US, and mother of 6, Kerrie Rivard blogs to connect the dots between her never-boring life and the things God is doing in her soul. Her missionary passions include accompanying others as they discover and live in the love of Christ, being a second mom to a Chinese international student who lives with them, regularly stocking the house with snacks for the random number of teenagers who habitually show up in her kitchen, and learning from the wisdom of homeless people she meets on family missions in downtown Atlanta. If she had all the time in the world she would spend more of it in adoration before the blessed sacrament, reading classic literature, practicing Spanish, and improving her surfing skills.