During this Lenten Season, I was not feeling quite well. What I have discovered is, for one to pray deeply, to get into the presence of God, one needs a lot of energy. So, when I am feeling a bit weak, I avoid praying the Stations of the Cross. For me to pray the Stations of the Cross is to go into time. It is to be present during the actual crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is to really and truly be with Jesus as he journeys towards his death. It is a very emotional experience and when I am feeling a bit weak, I simply cannot pray the Stations of the Cross.
What is prayer? Prayer is communicating with God. Is coming into his presence. So when I pray the Stations of the Cross, I come into his presence, into his suffering and it really exhausts me.
So my dear brothers and sisters, what I am trying to say to you is whenever you pray, whatever be the prayer, go into the PRESENCE OF GOD for it is very real. If you have enough energy to say a small prayer, then say it as if you were in the PRESENCE OF GOD. True prayer is being transported into the real PRESENCE OF GOD. Many people keep rambling on and on. They just pray with their lips. God is calling us to pray with our heart and with all our strength.
I am going to pray the Stations of the Cross this Good Friday and I will put all my energy into journeying with Jesus to Calvary. I know that it will be exhausting but it will be rewarding. For whenever, I come into the PRESENCE OF GOD which ofcourse is everyday, I receive tremendous blessings.
So my dear brothers and sisters, let us JOURNEY WITH JESUS to CALVARY THIS GOOD FRIDAY.
The Word of God guides us and teaches us Shows us the path that God wants us to take. We need to pray and discern God’s Holy Will. Sometimes, we might think that what we are doing is what God wants us to do. It is important for each of the faithful to sit quietly at the Feet of Jesus. Sit before the Blessed Sacrament, spend some quiet time with Him every day. When you learn to sit quietly at His Feet, Read the Word of God, you will find that Jesus Christ will speak to you through His Words. God speaks to us through Scripture and it is extremely important for us to meditate on His Word. Become One with Him through His Word and through the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament and you can be sure that the Holy Spirit of God will lead you.
How privileged are we to have Jesus Christ reigning in our hearts, so let us rejoice!
This is actually the Third Session of Prayer. Prayer and having a conversation with God is vital for our very existence – For God is Our Creator!
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To those who are sick in hospitals, nursing homes, sick at home and in agonising and excruciating pain. Is it possible for such people to praise and thank God. For those who are suffering terrible and excruciating pain, it is highly impossible to be praising God during that time but your love for God is above all others, then your soul is in the Presence of God. That is what is important. Loving God all the time even without saying One Word out loud. There is one thing I would like to tell you all. When you are suffering excruciating pain, and you know that you love God above all else then, I am sure that God is very much aware of how much you love Him and YOU CAN BE SURE THAT YOU ARE IN HIS EMBRACE. Suffering, Happy, Sad, Laughing, Dancing, Crying, Smiling – whatever you may be doing – if you love God above all else, you can be sure that you will be FOREVER IN HIS EMBRACE and that is the safest place to be at all times.
For those Faithful Catholics who are very busy working and who find it hard to pray. A short and interesting video clip. Please do listen and recommend to others.
For those of us who are interested in reaching out to Catholics who have forgotten how to pray.
Do you have something on your mind that is troubling you and are you feeling lost and forsaken or is something happening in your life that you cannot handle. Be still for awhile and become aware that Jesus Christ, the Son of God is with you. He loved you so much that He died for you. He then rose from the dead, is now seated at the right hand of God and He is interceding for you to His Heavenly Father. Leave your burden at His Feet and trust Him to take care of your problems.