Overcoming obstacles to prayer: Create an action plan for Advent Prayer can seem so simple, and yet we constantly struggle to maintain focus and consistency and to grow spiritually. So what gives? While we yearn for a deeper connection, a more personal relationship, with God, we often remain stagnant.

What are the obstacles? Distractions? Temptations? Boredom? Aimlessness?  How can we strengthen our prayer lives? Check out and share this infographic and read this In Focus article from Mike Aquilina: Prayer Action Plan.

May God bless your efforts.

Jennifer Rey is the web editor of Our Sunday Visitor Publishing.