Tag: prayer

If Jesus Had to Pray, So Do We

If Jesus had to pray, so do we! It sounds so simple doesn’t it? But as Fr. Pontifex says, we get busy and feel we don’t have the time. This Lent we will witness history as we watch one Pope step down and another take the reins of our Church. Despite the controversies within the... Read more »

A Prayer for Our Country at the Republican National Convention

Let us pray: Almighty God, father of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus, we beg your continued blessings on this sanctuary of freedom, and on all of those who proudly call it home. We ask your benediction on those yet to be born, and on those who are about to see you at the end of... Read more »

An Internet Prayer About Pornography

  Dear God, I ask Your help divine whenever I must go online.  I tell myself that I love “art,” their sculpted forms, my heavy heart. As I get lost in cyberspace and go from face to nameless face, behind each image, there’s a life, there’s someone’s husband, someone’s wife. Perhaps a son or daughter,... Read more »

My Prayer for Today

I am a happy Catholic.  I keep telling myself that.  And most of the time, I am.  But there are days when the slings and arrows of comments made by others brings tears to my eyes. Lord, help me to be more like you.  You suffered far more than just hurtful verbiage.  You suffered physical... Read more »

Mark Wahlberg on Faith, Family, Hard Work, and What He Prays For

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Since I’m not a celebrity follower, I had no idea that Mark Wahlberg was Catholic.  I had seen an interview with him years ago describing his gang banging days and jail time and never thought anything of it. After seeing this clip, I have a new respect for the man.  He did change his life... Read more »

Sowing the Seeds of Friendship

As I walk I pray.  Sometimes random prayers:  Lord, thank you for this day that seems to be the same as yesterday, or just like the one last week, but is actually new and completely different, never to be repeated. Sometimes I listen to the rosary as I walk.  I try and stay focused on... Read more »

When I Am Weak

I don’t think there is anyone who needs God’s help and grace as much as I do.  Sometimes I feel so helpless and weak.  I think that is why God uses me.  Because I cannot depend on my own strength I rely on him 24 hours a day.  If the day had even more hours,... Read more »

Where And When Do You Pray?

Where and when do you pray?  Do you have a set time and place?  A little corner of the house where you have access to a Bible, journal and a rosary?  (Women are probably nodding yes right now and men are shaking their heads no!) It’s a good idea to have a corner to go... Read more »

The Heartbreak of Charlie Sheen's Dad

I didn’t want to write about Charlie Sheen.  I don’t watch his show, I don’t care about the man and what he does.  But then I remembered seeing an interview with his father and brothers and suddenly I felt a bit of, I don’t know, compassion perhaps, for his children and his siblings, but mostly... Read more »

A Moment of Silence ... for the Bears?

Not really.  I spotted the Tribune’s Friday, January 14 article on the injunction that lifts the ban on the “moment of silence” in public schools.  I remember when I was in public high school and our principal had suddenly become seriously ill.  A moment of silence was requested in the auditorium where seniors gathered every... Read more »