Prayers

EXPERIENCE PRAYER

Prayer as God’s gift—from the catechism of the catholic church

   

JESUS TAUGHT US HOW TO PRAY, BY HIS WORDS AND ACTIONS.

“Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God.” But when we pray, do we speak from the heights of our pride and will, or “out of the depths” of a humble and contrite heart? He who humbles himself will be exalted; humility is the foundation of prayer.  Only when we humbly acknowledge that “we do not know how to pray as we ought,” are we ready to receive freely the gift of prayer. “Man is a  beggar before God. (Catholic Catechism:2559)

 

 

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From Catholic Door Ministry: How to Pray

MORNING

Start your day with thanksgiving for the night well rested and the day ahead.  Give yourself over to God each morning through a casual conversation for your Father or try one of the attached morning prayers. PRAISE GOD FOR A NEW DAY!

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EVENING

The day is done.  Take a few minutes each night to thank God for the blessings you have received this day.  This is a time for meditation, reflection and your examination of conscience.  This is a time to grow.  PRAISE GOD FOR THE BLESSING YOU HAVE RECIEVED TODAY!

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MARIAN PRAYERS

Would you like to get closer to your Mother Mary? Bishop Fulton J. Sheen once called Mary “a window through which our humanity first catches a glimpse of Divinity on earth.” St. Thomas Aquinas wrote that “as sailors are guided by a star to the port, so are Christians guided to Heaven by Mary.”  PRAISE GOD FOR GIVING US A MODEL AND ADVOCATE TO BRING US CLOSER TO HIM!

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PRAYERS EVERY CATHOLIC SHOULD KNOW

 

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 Pope Francis's Five Finger Prayer

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 THE CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY                              THE SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY

  • Feed the hungry                                                          * Admonish the sinner
  • Give drink to the thirsty                                               * Instruct the ignorant
  • Clothe the naked                                                         * Counsel the doubtful
  • Shelter the homeless                                                  * Comfort the sorrowful
  • Visit the sick                                                                * Bear wrongs patiently
  • Visit the imprisoned                                                     * Forgive all injuries
  • Bury the dead                                                              * Pray for the living and the dead

 

 SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT                                SEVEN DOLORS(SORROWS) OF MARY

  • The Gift of Fear of the Lord                                         * The Presentation in the Temple
  • The Gift of Piety                                                           *  The Flight into Egypt
  • The Gift of Fortitude                                                    * Loss of Jesus for three days
  • The Gift of Knowledge                                                 * The Way to Calvary
  • The Gift of Understanding                                            * The Crucifixion
  • The Gift of Counsel                                                      * The Decent from the Cross
  • The Gift of Wisdom                                                      * The Burial of Jesus

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 COMMUNION OF SAINTS - Consider asking a Saint to intercede for you. We have been given may outstanding examples on how to grow closer to God and to carry our crosses that will bring us face to face with God for all eternity.

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 SPECIAL INTENTIONS - Sometimes you have special needs requests of God.  God tells us to ask and your shall received.  God loves you and will listen to your request and respond in His most perfect way.

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