Enjoying the long days, the glory of gardens, the relaxing of our schedules? For most summer is a time of year to slow down, breathe a little deeper and recharge. What a perfect time to do the same for our prayer life. While we are a communal faith, our relationship with God begins with a personal relationship grounded in prayer. Like other relationships we need to be sure to tend and nurture our relationship with God. Make a thirty day commitment to enhance your prayer life this summer. Set aside a few moments every day to spend with God. Create a sacred space, go for a walk, read scripture, listen to music, sign up for the daily 3 minute retreat with Loyola press, come to daily mass, visit Holy Family Retreat Center and walk the grounds; make a commitment to create a new routine. Even taking a few minutes everyday to open our selves up to the Lord can have a profound impact. Try this summer, as you recharge and relax, to commit to spending some time with the Lord and see where the journey takes you.