Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

To: Arthur McGowan

I pray on my knees in front of my statue of Mary from the time i get up of a morning 4 am until my wife calls me for breakfast and i pray mentally as i eat.

On my way to work i get down on my knees in front of Mary and pray for five minutes, and on my drive to work i always stop at least twice and get on my knees in the walmart parking lot as i have a 30 minute drive.

When i get to work i always stop in the break room and pray until time to punch in and when work starts i am not allowed to to be away from my post so i spend 8 hours counting beads because my job does not require my hands.

I also spend my lunch time praying for all of those lost souls that i work with that say they don,t have time to Pray because of doing my job, :yeah right:, so being hungry when my shift ends i just stop and Pray once on the way home.

My wife has dinner ready so being hungry i spend thirty minutes with out praying but i do Pray and count my beads while my wife is bathing me.

Then i spend four hours in front of my statue of Mary and after that i pray myself to sleep and believe it or not i even pray all of the time that i sleep.

I think the Bible says something about not doing your alms before men but my Church sure don,t teach that nonsense.


21 posted on 09/29/2013 1:33:40 PM PDT by ravenwolf
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]


To: ravenwolf
I think the Bible says something about not doing your alms before men but my Church sure don,t teach that nonsense.
Being a carnival-barker is wrong. Praying in public (or encouraging prayer), however, is not. [The late] Fr. John A. Hardon (a good friend of Mother Teresa's), once said:
One final word. All that I have said was not only an exhortation to say the Rosary. Absolutely not! I am pleading with you to become apostles of the Rosary. Promote the Rosary. Urge the Rosary. Teach the Rosary. Shall I say, advertise the Rosary. It is through the Rosary that we can bring countless souls back to Christ from whom they have strayed. It is through the Rosary that we can make them lovers of Christ through the mediation of His Mother, the Mother of Miracles since the marriage feast at Cana even to the dawn of eternity. [emphasis; mine]
Since I have a disability that is always hard to deal with and on some days impossible to withstand, I carry a rosary around with me about 50% of the time. It not only helps me get to where I'm going (and back), but many people have commented on it, as it's beautiful in addition to being functional. In brings up wonderful conversations, as many folks are non-attending Catholics, but remember their First Communions with joy, etc. I do not know your affiliation, but some non-Catholics bring up that verse [I think] because they don't want others to be encouraged to pray asking intercession [of Mary].

If it hadn't been for the wonderful woman on Facebook telling me about her Eucharistic prayers, I never would have thought it possible that I too could accomplish what she did.
22 posted on 09/29/2013 3:11:36 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson