7 Habits of a Highly Effective Prayer Life

See Dan’s presentation HERE

Learn how to form good habits that are sustainable with Stephen Covey’s famous “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and use the same steps in our prayer life, thus leading to a deeper relationship with the Lord!


Dan Jaeger joined the St. Patrick’s team in 2014 to oversee parish operations, finance and development. He spent a career in sales, business leadership and real estate. He is married with four sons, and seven grand kids.






Key Principles


Relevant Scripture





ME Be Proactive Act or Be Acted Upon Eph 5:15-16 Fear of Failure
Begin with the end in mind Goal Setting and Vision Luke 14:28 Short-Sightedness
Put first things first Prioritize & Execute Prov 21:5 Sloth & Complacency
US Think Win-Win Empathy Rom 14:19 Resentment & Selfishness
Seek first to Understand… Active Listening & 70/30 Rule Matt 15:10 Arrogance
Synergize Differences are not deficiencies 1Cor 3:8 Pride
Sharpen the Saw Dullness ruins good habits Eccl 10:10

Follow-up Resources:

Books: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey

Appointment with God, Fr. Michael Scanlan, T.O.R.

Thirsting for Prayer, Jacques Philippe

Audio & Book / Formed.org: Prayer for Beginners – Kreeft

Video / Formed.org: Practicing Prayer – Jackie Francois