Sunday, August 14, 2016

Pray For One Another And Keep Praying

 As I check facebook every day I see all my friends and a multitude of people that are asking for everyone to pray for them. I try to make it a point to always say a little prayer. I will pray for anyone no matter what it is. I believe we all started with Adam and Eve, so basically we are all related. We are all children of God Our Father and we need to give him the proper respect and love he deserves. WE should also carry that respect and love to our family and friends as well as people that we do not even know.
                                          LOURDES MESSAGE

The Virgin Mary spoke spoke very little to Bernadette during the apparitions, but her words conveyed innumerable teachings. The immaculate Conception prayed with Bernadette and taught her to pray. The Immaculate Conception spoke six times to Bernadette leaving the spiritual message of Lourdes to the church and the pilgrims, Bernadette was simply a witness and a faithful messenger, so for this reason no one needs to understand the profound meaning of this message, so that Lourdes can be perceived in all greatness.


The apparitions began with a prayer and continued with a prayer. Prayers should not consists of selfish personal desires. At Lourdes one experience, God the father of love, gives and forgives, weather worthy or not. Prayers should be about praise, gratitude, trust and joy suffering, serenity, solitude health and illness just like the Lourdes Prayer.

God bestows strength and hope


During the 3rd apparition the Immaculate Conception said "I can not promise you happiness in this world only in the next" The famous worlds of the gospel"he who wishes to be my disciple, let him take up the cross and follow me"

The Immaculate Conception tells Bernadette that true happiness cannot be found externally, but only within intimate spirit. Honesty, accepting responsibility, goodness and generosity lead to happiness.

Saint Bernadette said "I am happier on my bed of pain than a queen on her thrown" " To obey is to love, suffering in silence for Christ is joy, to love sincerely is to give everything, above all suffering"

Penitence, Conversion, Purification

Penitence,Penitence,Penitence was addressed when the Virgin Mary spoke to Bernadette, this was not a new word used, as Jesus, used this word during his preaching "if you don't repent you will die in the same way" The Virgin Mary reminds us of this, during the apparition.

When visiting the domain you are encouraged to make changes to your interior life. The Virgin Mary adds "Pray to God for sinners" this is a wonderful message to remember when you make pilgrim to Lourdes or in everyday life.

Pope Benedict XVI message in Lourdes

Pope Benedict XVI in Lourdes, he started his pilgrimage on the 12th of September and celebrates the Lourdes Jubilee along with over 200,000 pilgrims over a 3 day period. Pope Benedict XVI remembered and prayed for countless numbers of people were are victims of poverty and terrorism, he announced and granted the Plenary Indulgence to the pilgrims who visited Lourdes or those who are Venerated (if you have a crucifix at home out of personal devotion, you kiss it, then you have been venerated). 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Catholic Prayers

  What are some of the popular Catholic Prayers? Where did these Catholic Prayers originate from? Why do we pray these Catholic Prayers? These are just some of the common questions that people ask. As for myself I prefer the Our Father. The Our Father or The Lords Prayer is from the New Testament Matthew Chapter 6, Verse 5 to 13. This also found in Luke Chapter 11. This was when the disciples asked Jesus how to pray. Jesus responded with the our father prayer.
Teaching about Prayer.5“When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.6But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.7* In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words.*8Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

The Lord’s Prayer.9* 

“This is how you are to pray:c

Our Father in heaven,*

hallowed be your name,

10your kingdom come,*

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.d

11* e Give us today our daily bread;

12and forgive us our debts,*

as we forgive our debtors;f

13and do not subject us to the final test,*

but deliver us from the evil one.g

14* If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you.h15But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.i

Below is an excellent explanation of each line in the Our Father Prayer. I found this online and thought I would share it.

  • "Our Father who art in heaven"
  • You belong to God.
  • He created you and watches over you.
  • He wants you to live with Him in heaven forever.
  • "hallowed be Thy name,"
  • You pray that God will be respected by all
  • "Thy kingdom come,"
  • You pray that God will be loved and worshiped throughout the world
  • "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,"
  • You pray that God's laws will be followed on earth as willingly as they are followed in heaven
  • "Give us this day our daily bread,"
  • You ask for your spiritual and physical needs
  • "and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us,"
  • You ask God forgive your sins you have committed against His laws and promise Him that you will forgive people who cause you harm
  • "and lead us not into temptation,"
  • You ask God to keep you safe from all people and places that may lead you to sin
  • "but deliver us from evil,"
  • You ask God to protect you from both physical and spiritual harm The Lords prayer asks God to grant you peace and when praying the Lords Prayer, you ask for all your spiritual and physical needs.
  • It truly is the perfect prayer and now you see why the Our Father is the best of all prayers.