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The struggle of prayer – a short practical guide

August 10th, 2009 2 Comments

Prayer_Beam_MonkIf you ask anyone in church about prayer they will most likely us a descriptor like: a pleasant experience, a conversation with God, a link with the absolute or other general terms,  all positive in nature. Things are different however when,  during Confession, a Father Confessor asks the same question. He will most likely hear more about  lack of time, loss of focus, procrastination and struggle in general. The truth is that prayer is easier said than done.

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Prayers for the Family

October 3rd, 2008 No Comments

Family or Group Prayer
Leader: May the grace or our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.

All: And with your Spirit.

All: You have given us grace at this time to offer You a common prayer together and have promised that when two or three are gathered together in Your name, that You will grant their requests; fulfill, Lord, the prayers of Your servants, which are for our welfare, grant us the knowledge of Your truth in this world and life everlasting in the world to come. Amen.

(At this point you may add your own private prayers and intercessions, using your own words or some of the prayers… Continue reading

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’s spouse">Prayer for ones spouse

October 3rd, 2008 1 Comment

Lord Jesus Christ, our God, Who taught us that we should always pray for each other, for in this way we will fulfill Your law and we will be found worthy of your mercy, look with compassion and safeguard my husband (wife), which you have granted me in order to spend our  lives together until the end.

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