St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do, thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell satan and all of the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Glory to God in the Highest!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Called to Prayer - 5 things you should know

Who is called to prayer?

Every human being is called to prayer.

Why are we called to prayer?

We are all called to prayer because prayer is communication with our loving God.

Why do I need to communicate with God?

We need to communicate with God so that we will learn to know God and love God as we journey through our life on earth.  We need to establish a relationship with our Loving God. 

God is Almighty.  God is God.  He is Everything.  Why does He need for me to communicate with Him?

God is Almighty.  He is the Great I AM.  God doesn't need for you to communicate with Him.  However, you need to communicate with God. 
God knows you and loves you, but, as in any relationship, there needs to be an interaction between both parties for that relationship to succeed.  God is waiting for you to talk with Him.  He loves you so much that He wants to hear from you!  This is part of His Great Love for You!  He wants you to know Him and learn about His Unending Love for you.

Is prayer just talking to God? 

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section 2, 2559,

"Prayer is the raising of one's mind and heart to God, or the requesting of good things from God."  

More than that,  prayer is God's Gift to us.  Not only is prayer a gift, but it is a gift for which we can ask!!    How amazing is that!!!  God loves us so much that, even though he does not need for us to pray to Him, He gives us this gift so that we can draw closer to Him through prayer.  Our God is great!

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