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Pivot Prayers


Printable Maxims

  1. Be Always with Christ. 
  2. Pray as you can, not as you think you ought.
  3. Have a keepable rule of prayer.
  4. Say the Lord’s Prayer.
  5. Repeat a short prayer.
  6. Make some prostrations.
  7. Eat good foods in moderation.
  8. Keep the Church’s fasting rules.
  9. Spend some time in silence every day.
  10. Do acts of mercy in secret.
  11. Go to liturgical services regularly.
  12. Go to confession and communion regularly.
  13. Do not engage intrusive thoughts and feelings. Cut them off from the start.
  14. Reveal all you thoughts and feelings regularly to a trusted person.
  15. Read the scriptures regularly.
  16. Read good books a little at a time.
  17. Cultivate communion with the saints.
  18. Be an ordinary person.
  19. Be polite with everyone.
  20. Maintain cleanliness and order in your home.
  21. Have a healthy, wholesome hobby.
  22. Exercise Regularly.
  23. Live a day, and a part of a day, at a time.
  24. Be totally honest, first of all, with yourself.
  25. Be faithful in little things.
  26. Do your work, and then forget it.
  27. Do the most difficult and painful things first.
  28. Face Reality.
  29. Be grateful in all things.
  30. Be Cheerful.
  31. Be simple, hidden, quiet and small.
  32. Never bring attention to yourself.
  33. Listen when people talk to you.
  34. Be awake and be attentive.
  35. Think and talk about things no more than necessary.
  36. When we speak, speak simply, clearly, firmly, and directly.
  37. Flee imagination, fantasy, analysis, figuring things out.
  38. Flee carnal, sexual, things at their first appearance.
  39. Don’t complain, grumble, murmur, or whine.
  40. Don’t compare yourself with anyone.
  41. Don’t seek or expect praise or pity from anyone.
  42. We don’t judge anyone for anything.
  43. Don’t try to convince anyone of anything.
  44. Don’t defend or justify yourself.
  45. Be defined by God alone.
  46. Accept criticism gratefully but test it carefully.
  47. Give advice to others only when asked to do so or when it is your duty to do so.
  48. Do nothing for anyone that they can and should do for themselves.
  49. Have a daily schedule of activities, avoiding whim and caprice.
  50. Be merciful with yourself and with others.
  51. Have no expectations, except to be fiercely tempted to your very last breath.
  52. Focus exclusively on God and light. 
  53. Endure the trial of yourself- and your own faults and sins- peacefully, serenely, under the mercy of God.
  54. When we fall, get up immediately and start over.
  55. Get help when you need it, without fear and without shame.


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