10 Minute Prayer Workout - Saint Andrew
We didn’t post a workout last week, what with the Thanksgiving holidays. (Even though that probably would have been the best time to post one to work off all of that delicious food!) And the workout this week is on a Thursday because…well, life! But don’t worry, it’ll be worth the wait.
St. Andrew was the older brother to St. Peter. Even though the Gospels don’t say much about Andrew, it is believed that he was one of the closer disciples to Jesus. Perhaps because he was the very first disciple called by Our Lord. Plus he got his brother to become Jesus’ disciple too.
The feast of St. Andrew, which is tomorrow, marks the beginning of a new liturgical year with the start of Advent. A favorite tradition is to begin a Christmas novena on St. Andrew’s feast day!
Today we focused on moves that look like we’re making waves, since Andrew is a fisher of men! Traditionally, the prayer is prayed 15 times each day for the duration of the novena. So add some running in between moves 1-9 (but not after the warmup or before the cooldown) to make sure you pray the prayer the full 15 times!
How it works
Here’s a handy, pinnable reference for you to print out:
Open up with an Our Father and a warm-up move.
Then go through your nine moves while praying the following: Hail, and blessed be the hour and moment at which the Son of God was born of a most pure Virgin at a stable at midnight in Bethlehem in the piercing cold. At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, to hear my prayers and grant my desires. Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother. Amen.
Between each move, give yourself a rest period by praying a Hail Mary.
Finally, end with an Our Father (about 20 seconds) and the same move as the warm-up.
Go through the entire workout just once for a 10-minute sweat session, or up to 4 times for a 40-minute one!
TIPS: You can easily make a voice recording on your phone with the prayers and exercises listed! And if you aren’t sure what a certain exercise is, you can use our best friend Google.
Let us know what you think of this workout in the comments! And if you want workouts to particular saints or to go along with specific prayers, let us know!