followeth me, walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12)
|Prayer is about a relationship; a relationship with the Living God. Even Jesus during His time on earth prayed to the Father, and He being the Son. This shows us something about prayer that we would do well to take to heart. Even as the Son of God has always been in perfect Oneness with the Father from the beginning, this communion extends to all of His children on earth as well. As Jesus prayed on earth to the Father, we see an example of this communion. It teaches us about the ultimate Communion with God that we are created to share, and be as One even as the Father and the Son are One in the union of the Holy Spirit. Jesus prayed for all of us so that we may partake in this unity in the Holy Spirit and have eternal life. As Jesus prayed even on earth, we see that eternal life begins in this life, and through the heartfelt prayers of the faithful who share in Christ's Life, there are opened a flood gate of graces from the Heavenly Father to help us in whatever way we need, whether to heal, to love, to have peace, and so that in Him our joy may be full, even as He promised.
Let us look up to the same sky, sun, moon and stars as our Lord did when He prayed, as we pray to the same God who created them all. Let us be good and faithful stewards of this world God has created for us, and to each other. This is love, and our ultimate destiny in God, is Perfect Love.
|Traditional Catholic Prayers
In the life of the Church, there have come to be many time honored devotions which the faithful have embraced such as the Holy Rosary. Prayer should always come from the heart whether it is spontaneous "informal" prayer or traditionally known prayers shared in common by many. Like poetry or song lyrics, devotional prayers composed by others, can help to inspire us because of the inspiration by which they came to be.
To our Lord Jesus
A Prayer to Christ the King
The Anima Christi
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
An Act of Consecration to The Sacred Heart of Jesus
Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus
Litany of the Passion
Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus
To the Blessed Virgin Mary
Rosary Prayers - Some traditional prayers commonly said following the Rosary.
Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen)
Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
To the Saints
Breastplate of Saint Patrick
Paidreacha as Gaeilge [Prayers in Irish]