What are the obstacles to prayer? Being able to name them and identify them will help us to, first, be aware of them and, second, begin to take measures to address them.
Nine Impediments to Devotion, from Finding God through Meditation, by St. Peter of Alcantara
As there be nine things which do promote devotion, so likewise there be nine impediments that do hinder the same.
Venial sins: The first impediment of devotion is sins not only mortal, but also venial, for these, although they do not quite abolish charity, yet, at leastwise they diminish the fervor of it and consequently make us less apt to devotion. Wherefore, with all diligence they are to be avoided, not only for the evil...READ MORE