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|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by xproducer: 1:10am On Jan 31|
"But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him." - Matthew 6:7-8
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by letu(m): 1:28am On Jan 31|
SisterFire:If you are truly from Igbo I will tell you this that you already have Nne no need to infuse a Greco Roman Germanic concept know as Mary on your Nne who is this your Nne that I'm talking about, she is know by many names that represents her which are
Nne Chiukwu, her other name's are Ăla Omumu, Nnemiri, Oma or huoma, Eke kere Uwa.
That's what you should be aware of.
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by StubbornGENIUS: 2:16am On Jan 31|
Just noticed that the stations of the cross is now fifteen.Or is it a printing error?
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by SisterFire(f): 7:06am On Jan 31|
letu:...do you know me ? I am a friend of Mary no matter what
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by SisterFire(f): 7:07am On Jan 31|
StubbornGENIUS:...is actually 20 my dear
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by StubbornGENIUS: 8:43am On Jan 31|
SisterFire:Well the one I bought yesterday is 15,they added the resurrection.Can you list the 20?
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by motherofperpetu: 11:25pm On Feb 01|
Happy New Month.
Make a promise to our Lady that you will say your Rosary everyday this February.
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by motherofperpetu: 11:26pm On Feb 01|
“The Rosary is the ‘weapon’ for these times.” -
Saint Padre Pio
Pray and Preach the Rosary.
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by motherofperpetu: 11:27pm On Feb 02|
THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES
I. THE BAPTISM OF JESUS IN THE JORDAN RIVER BY JOHN
Prophesied Isaiah 42:1,6-7 Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased. Upon whom I have put my spirit; he shall bring forth justice to the nations. … I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice, I have grasped you by the hand; I formed you, and set you as a covenant of the people, a light for the nations, to open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners.
Prefigured 1 Samuel 16:4,11-13 Samuel did as the LORD commanded him. … Samuel asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?” Jesse replied, “There is still the youngest, who is tending the sheep.” Samuel said, “Send for him.” … The LORD said, “There – anoint him, for this is he!” Then Samuel, … anointed him. … The spirit of the LORD rushed upon David.
1) A man named John was sent from God. He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. … The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
2) John answered them all, saying, “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”
3) It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John.
4) John tried to prevent him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?” Jesus said to him in reply, “Allow it for now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed him.
5) After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon him.
6) A voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
7) John … said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. He is the one of whom I said, ‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’ ”
“I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ ”
9) “Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.” The next day John was there again with 2 of his disciples, and as he saw Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” The 2 disciples … followed Jesus.
10) Andrew was one of the 2. … He told his brother Simon, “We have found the Messiah.” … Then he brought him to Jesus. Jesus … said, “You are Simon the son of John; you will be called Kephas” (translated Peter).
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by motherofperpetu: 10:22am On Feb 06|
" Holy Mother of God"
This is the most sublime and exalted title of our Lady, which goes beyond all reason of understanding. It is a gift of faith and is made known only to those who are pure of heart and who, like little children, are willing to receive it. (Matt. 11:25): "because you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and revealed them to infants." To go to our Lady is to be shielded by her maternal tenderness.
Mary Most Holy is the true Mother of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, God and Man, has been born of her."
The Holy Scripture shows very clearly the Divine Motherhood of Mary. At the Annunciation, the angel said to Mary (LK 1:35): "The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you: therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called the Son of God."
We now read the first ever words of exultation said to Mary by her own aged cousin Elizabeth. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, she exclaimed (LK 1:43): "And why has this happened to me, that the mother of NY Lord comes to me?" This is the first ever proclamation of Mary as Mother of God.
The Gospels are testimony of those who, after a long life association with Jesus confessed as Thomas did (In 20:28): "My Lord and my God." John the Apostle, an associate of Jesus from beginning to end, succinctly wrote in the closing years of his life (Jn 1:14): "The word became flesh and lived among us." St Paul wrote the final and definitive conclusion (Gal 4:4): " But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman."
Pope St Leo the Great wrote in his letter (EP31:2-3) "If the new man, made in the likeness of sinful flesh, had not taken our old nature; if he, one in substance with the Father, had not accepted to be one in substance with the mother; if he who was alone free from sin had not united our nature to himself-then men would still have been held captive under the power of the devil. We would have been incapable of profiting by the Victor's triumph, if the battle had been fought outside our nature... But, by means of this marvelous sharing, the mystery of our rebirth shone out upon us. Consequently, the Evangelist speaks of those who believe as those (In1:13) "who were born not of blood or the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God."
Let us conclude with the words of St Bonaventure: "Knowing you, I Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, is the way of immortal life; propagating your power is the way of eternal salvation."
St Andrew of Crete wrote beautifully, "At the moment Mary pronounced her Fiat, she became the mother of Jesus- the new pyx of inexhaustible balm." Consequently the Church added, as a response to the angelic salutation, "Hail Mary, full of Grace," the beautiful prayer: " Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death."
Let us say:
Dear mother of Jesus
Jesus gave us to you as his last wish
Hold our hand lest we stray
Keep our feet on the path of Jesus.
From Fr Clarence Dias's Titles of our Lady.
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by motherofperpetu: 10:02am On Feb 07|
Glory to Jesus!
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by labelle123(f): 11:12am On Feb 07|
Nuttella:. So you one can be taught how to speak in tongues? I thought it was a gift.
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by Nuttella(f): 2:32pm On Feb 07|
labelle123:I will send you the prayer to pray which will cause the baptism of the holy spirit upon your life. I won't teach you how to speak in tongues.
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by vetrovialMan(m): 10:24pm On Feb 07|
God, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, reveals Himself in the Bible. The Bible clearly tells us there is only one God. “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one” (Deuteronomy 6:4). At the same time, we encounter multiple passages in the Bible that show that the one God consists of more persons. This is hard for us to understand. We should realize that is not because of a logical contradiction, but because of our limitations. That the complexity and beauty of God’s being surpasses our understanding is not strange. He is God and we are man.
When we take the passages that are talking about a plurality in God together, we see there are actually three persons. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. This is what we call the Trinity. The term Trinity is not used in the Bible. But the concept is clearly there. It means one God in three persons.
In the Old Testament there are various verses that distinguish between God the Father and God the Son. A clear example is Psalm 110:1, where David says: “The LORD says to my Lord…” Since David as king did not have any earthly lord, he must refer here to a heavenly Lord who is distinct from the LORD. Jesus confirms this when He claims this verse is about Him and implies that He is the Son of God (Matthew 22:41-45).
In other verses, a distinction is made between the Lord and His Spirit. For example, Isaiah 48:16: “And now the Lord GOD has sent me, and His Spirit.” It is obvious that someone cannot be thought of apart from His spirit. Yet a distinction is made. Already in the Old Testament, we find verses that point us towards God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. So God the Son did not come into existence with the birth of Jesus Christ. He is eternal, just like the Father and the Spirit. But in Jesus He became flesh.
The New Testament makes this all much clearer. Many verses teach us about the divinity of God the Father. One example is 1 Corinthians 8:6. “For us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things.” Many verses teach us about the divinity of God the Son. One example is Titus 2:13: “…the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” Many verses teach us about the divinity of God the Holy Spirit. One example is 1 Corinthians 6:11: “You were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
In several places in the New Testament, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are mentioned next to each other. In a way, that leaves no doubt that they are equal and equally God. These include:
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations. Baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).
“This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit. He has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing” (Acts 2:32-33).
“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:14).
“…according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit. For obedience to Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:2).
We need all three
So God reveals himself in the Bible as God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We need them all. God the Father is our creator. God the Son is our Savior. And God the Holy Spirit sanctifies us. When we cannot completely wrap our heads around the concept of a God who is three-in-one, let us just break out in praise:
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!..............
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by vetrovialMan(m): 10:33pm On Feb 07|
Please read and understand the bible passage of the wedding in can, John 2, 1-11. On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ 4And Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.’ 5His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ 6Now standing there were six stone water-jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7Jesus said to them, ‘Fill the jars with water.’ And they filled them up to the brim. 8He said to them, ‘Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.’ So they took it. 9When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom 10and said to him, ‘Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.’ 11Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
for the discerning, the bolded portions should tell you the place of the mary in the life of Jesus here on earth then how much more now she is in heaven at he place of honor with her son.
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by Jones4190(m): 11:08pm On Feb 07|
vetrovialMan:The Bible is clear that Mary’s unique position as the mother of Jesus did not give her any more access to God than another believer in Christ is given. Therefore, Mary is not worthy of receiving prayers from Christians bros. Jesus addressed this in Luke 11 by emphasizing that it’s more blessed to be a follower of Christ than to be the mother of Christ.
let me help you with scriptures
1. Timothy 2:5
For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
2. Hebrews 7:22-25
This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant. The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
4. Revelation 19:10
Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
5. John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Jesus is the only way to God, if you are praying to Mary, you are a worshipper of idols and you need repentance
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by Jones4190(m): 11:18pm On Feb 07|
SisterFire:why do you pray to Mary for intercede when you have free access to Jesus according to 1Timothy 2:5
For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
don't forget Mary have other children with Joseph through sex after the birth of Jesus so it's wrong to say she was still a virgin after the birth of Jesus
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by Jones4190(m): 11:24pm On Feb 07|
sonmvayina:confused follow, an intermediator is different from God, Jesus is like a gateway to God, you cant have access to God except you pass through Jesus.
He is like a gate man that controls the access of the building, before you have access to the owner of the house you have to pass through the gate man
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by sonmvayina(m): 11:41am On Feb 08|
So when did God say he needed it? Or command anybody to go through his son?
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by sonmvayina(m): 11:47am On Feb 08|
What is the nature of God the father
What is the nature of god the son
What is the nature of god the holy spirit?
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by motherofperpetu: 6:12pm On Feb 09|
The 15 promises of the Virgin Mary to those who pray the Rosary.
The Blessed Virgin Mary made these promises to Saint Dominic and to all who follow that “Whatever you ask in the Rosary will be granted.”
1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall receive signal graces.
2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.
3. The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.
4. The Rosary will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire for eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.
5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish.
6. Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life.
7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.
8. Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenititude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.
9. I shall deliver from Purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary.
10. The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven.
11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.
12. All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.
13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.
14. All who recite the Rosary are my sons and daughters, and brothers and sisters of my only Son Jesus Christ.
15. Devotion of my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by motherofperpetu: 11:21am On Feb 11|
THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES
II. THE MANIFESTATION OF JESUS AT THE WEDDING FEAST AT CANA
Prophesied Isaiah 55:1-3 All you who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come, receive grain and eat; come, without paying and without cost, drink wine and milk! … You shall delight in rich fare. … I will renew with you the everlasting covenant, the benefits assured to David.
Prefigured 2 Kings 2:19-22 Once the inhabitants of the city complained to Elisha, … “The water is bad and the land unfruitful.” “Bring me a new bowl,” Elisha said, “and put salt into it.” When they had brought it to him, he went out to the spring and threw salt into it, saying, “Thus says the LORD, ‘I have purified this water.’ ” … And the water has stayed pure even to this day.
1) There was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.
2) When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”
3) Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.”
4) His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.”
5) Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding 20-30 gallons. Jesus told them, “Fill the jars with water.”
6) They filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it.
7) When the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the servers who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom.
He said to him, “Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.”
9) Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him.
10) After this, he and his mother, brothers, and his disciples went down to Capernaum and stayed there only a few days. Since the Passover of the Jews was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by motherofperpetu: 11:16am On Feb 14|
Have you talked to Mary today?
Have said your Rosary.
Happy Feast of St. Valentine.
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by okpurukata(f): 6:02pm On Feb 14|
Praying the rosary is a very important part of my life. I wish i can pray it daily. When things get so tough for me, i drop it for mother Mary using the rosary. The result is always amazing. She never fails to cry on my behalf. Lets keep praying our rosary.
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by motherofperpetu: 4:32pm On Feb 16|
Thank You for sharing.
May she keep interceding for you Amen
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by motherofperpetu: 4:35pm On Feb 16|
Remember to pray your Rosary today.
Meditate on the mysteries while praying.
The Lenten season will be here soon, make a promise to pray your Rosary everyday.
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by Fvckyouall: 5:30pm On Feb 16|
Oga you shut up now, read the first commandment again and interpreat
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by motherofperpetu: 10:01am On Feb 19|
THE OUR FATHER, PART 1
THE OUR FATHER or the Lord’s Prayer has great value—above all because of its Author Who is neither a man nor an Angel, but the King of Angels and men, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Saint Cyprian says that it was fitting that our Savior by Whom we were reborn into the life of grace should also be our heavenly Master and should teach us how to pray.
The beautiful order, the tender forcefulness and the clarity of this Divine Prayer pay tribute to our Divine Master’s wisdom. It is a short prayer but can teach us so very much and it is well within the grasp of uneducated people, while scholars find it a continual source of meditation on the mysteries of our Faith.
The Our Father contains all the duties we owe to God, the acts of all the virtues and the petitions for all our spiritual and corporal needs. Tertullian says that the Our Father is a summary of the New Testament. Thomas à Kempis says that it surpasses all the desires of all the Saints; that it is a condensation of all the beautiful sayings of all the Psalms and Canticles; that in it we ask God for everything that we need; that by it we praise Him in the very best way; that by it we lift up our souls from earth to Heaven and unite them with God.
Saint John Chrysostom says that we cannot be our Master’s disciples unless we pray as He did and in the way that He showed us. Moreover God the Father listens more willingly to the Prayer that we have learned from His Son rather than those of our own making which have all our human limitations.
We should say the Our Father with the certitude that the eternal Father will hear it because it is the prayer of His Son Whom He always hears and we are His members. God will surely grant our petitions made through the Lord’s Prayer because it is impossible to imagine that such a good Father could refuse a request couched in the language of so worthy a Son, reinforced by His merits, and made at His behest.
Saint Augustine says that whenever we say the Our Father devoutly our venial sins are forgiven. The just man faIls seven times a day, but in the Lord’s Prayer he will find seven petitions which will both help him to avoid downfalls and will protect him from his spiritual enemies. Our Lord, knowing how weak and helpless we are, and how many difficulties we get into, made His Prayer short and easy to say, so that if we say it devoutly and often we can be sure that Almighty God will quickly come to our aid.
I have a word for you, devout souls, who pay little attention to the prayer that the Son of God gave us Himself and asked us all to say: It is high time for you to change your way of thinking. You only like prayers that men have written—as though anybody, even the most inspired man in the whole world, could possibly know more about how we ought to pray than Jesus Christ Himself! You look for prayers in books written by other men almost as though you were ashamed of saying the Prayer that Our Lord told us to say.
You have managed to convince yourself that the prayers in these books are for scholars and for rich people of the upper classes and that the Rosary is only for women and children and the lower classes. As if the prayers and praises which you have been reading were more beautiful and more pleasing to God than those which are to be found in the Lord’s Prayer! It is a very dangerous temptation to lose interest in the Prayer that Our Lord gave us and to take up prayers that men have written instead.
Not that I disapprove of prayers that the Saints have written so as to encourage the faithful to praise God, but it is not to be endured that they should prefer the latter to the Prayer which was uttered by Wisdom Incarnate. If they ignore this Prayer it is just as though they pass up the spring to go after the brook and refusing the clear water, drink dirty water instead. Because the Rosary made up of the Lord’s Prayer and the Angelic Salutation, is this clear and ever flowing water which comes from the Fountain of Grace, whereas other prayers which they look for in books are nothing but tiny streams which spring from this fountain.
People who say Our Lord’s Prayer carefully, weighing every word and meditating upon it, may indeed call themselves blessed for they find therein everything that they need or can wish for.
When we say this wonderful prayer we touch God’s heart at—the very outset by calling Him by the sweet name of Father—Our Father. He is the dearest of fathers: all-powerful in His creation, wonderful in the way He maintains the world, completely lovable in His Divine Providence,—always good and infinitely so in the Redemption. We have God for our Father, so we are all brothers—and Heaven is our homeland and our heritage. This should be more than enough to teach us to love God and our neighbor and to be detached from the things of this world.
So we ought to love our Heavenly Father and should say to Him over and over again:
Our Father Who art in Heaven,
Thou Who dost fill Heaven and earth
With the immensity of Thy Being,
Thou Who art present everywhere—
Thou Who art in the Saints By Thy glory,
In the damned By Thy Justice,
In the good By Thy grace—
And even in sinners
By the patience
With which Thou dost tolerate them—
Grant we beseech Thee
That we may always remember
That we come from Thee;
Grant that we may live
As Thy true children ought to live—
Grant that we may set our course
And never swerve—
Grant that we may use
Our every power,
Our hearts and souls and strength
To tend towards Thee And THEE ALONE.
Hallowed be Thy name:
King David, the prophet, said that the name of the Lord is holy and awe-inspiring, and Isaias that Heaven is always echoing with the praises of the Seraphim who unceasingly praise the holiness of the Lord God of Hosts.
We ask here that all the world may learn to know and adore the attributes of our God Who is so great and so holy. We ask that He may be known, loved and adored by pagans, Turks, Jews, barbarians and by all infidels—that all men may serve and glorify Him by a living faith, a staunch hope, a burning charity and by renouncing all erroneous beliefs. This all adds up to say that we pray that all men may be holy, because our God Himself is all-holy.
Thy Kingdom come:
Do Thou reign in our souls
By Thy grace
So that after death
We may be found meet
To reign with Thee
In Thy Kingdom
In perfect and unending bliss.
Oh Lord we firmly believe In this happiness to come;
We hope for and we expect it,
Because God the Father Has promised it
In His great goodness;
It was purchased for us
By the merits of God the Son
And God the Holy Spirit
He Who is the Light
Has made it known to us.
Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven:
As Tertullian says, this sentence does not in the least mean that we are afraid of people thwarting God’s designs because nothing whatsoever can happen without Divine Providence having foreseen it and having made it fit into His plans beforehand. No obstruction in the whole world can possibly prevent the will of God from being carried out.
Rather, when we say Thy will be done, we ask God to make us humbly resigned to all that He has seen fit to send us in this life. We also ask Him to help us to do, in all things and at all times, His Holy will, made known to us by the Commandments, promptly, lovingly and faithfully as the Saints and Angels do it in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread:
Our Lord taught us to ask God for everything that we need whether in the spiritual or temporal order. By asking for our daily bread we humbly admit our own poverty and insufficiency and pay tribute to our God, knowing that all temporal goods come from His Divine Providence.
When we say bread we ask for that which is just necessary to live; and, of course, this does not include luxuries.
We ask for this bread today this day which means that we are concerned only for the present, leaving the morrow in the hands of Providence.
And when we ask for our daily bread we recognize that we need God’s help every day and that we are entirely dependent upon Him for His help and protection.
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us:
Every sin, say Saint Augustine and Tertullian, is a debt which we contract towards Almighty God and His justice demands payment down to the very last farthing. Unfortunately we all have these sad debts.
No matter how many they may be we should go to God in all confidence and with true sorrow for our sins, saying “Our Father Who art in Heaven, forgive us our sins of thought and those of speech, forgive us our sins of commission and omission which make us infinitely guilty in the eyes of Thy Divine Justice.
“We dare to ask this because Thou art our loving and merciful Father and because we have forgotten those who have offended us, out of obedience to Thee and out of charity.
“Do not permit us, in spite of our infidelity to Thy graces, to give in to the temptations of the world, the devil and the flesh.”
But deliver us from evil:
The evil of sin and also of temporal punishment and everlasting punishment which we know that we have rightly deserved.
Amen (So be it).
This word at the end of Our Father is very consoling and Saint Jerome says that it is a sort of seal of approbation that Almighty God puts at the end of our petitions to assure us that He will grant our requests—very much as though He Himself were answering:
“Amen! May it be as you have asked, for verily you have obtained what you asked for.” This is what is meant by the word “Amen.”
From Secret of the Rosary
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by motherofperpetu: 10:08am On Feb 19|
What time will you pray your Rosary today?
You find it boring because you are in a haste and not meditating on the mysteries.
What are you sacrificing this Lenten period? Will it be the amount of time you spend on your phone?
Instead of spending so much time online doing nothing why not pray the Rosary.
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by motherofperpetu: 8:23pm On Feb 21|
Remember to pray your Rosary today.
What are giving up and what are you adding to your life this Lenten season.
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by motherofperpetu: 6:15am On Feb 23|
In times of darkness, holding the Rosary is like holding your Blessed Mother’s hand. Pray the Rosary every day. Abandon yourself in the hands of Mary. She will take care of you.
|Re: ROSARY; How Often Do You Say Your Rosary by motherofperpetu: 6:37am On Feb 24|
If you say the Holy Rosary every day, with a spirit of faith and love, our Lady will make sure she leads you very far along her Son's path.
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