It is a question that have lingered in mind for quite some time now, why we don’t often receive what we pray for?
Reading the incident of the woman healed of haemorrhage, the only one quality that found in her was that she believed. She believed that Jesus would be able to heal her. She believed that, if she is able to touch his cloak she will be healed. It was her strong faith that she will be healed, even without his knowledge just with a touch.
Then I believe the only thing we lack is strong faith, that your God is capable working wonders in our lives.
Tell me the last time you have prayed with faith, that God is going to act in my life…
What is prayer? It is an age old question that many sipitual gurus have tried explaining to us, after all what is prayer. Yet there is no one understanding of it.
Fr PI Thomas during the mass explained prayer as ‘resting in God‘ and I found it very meaningful this explanation.
Even if we don’t understand it, I should say prayer must resting in God, for rest is not a luxury, rather a necessity of every human being…we feel refreshed after the rest, energetic for another day of activities, prayer should lead us to the same experience.
Resting in God, we must be made strong for doing good.
Let me ask you…
Do You Pray? and What do you pray for?
Prayer is often understood as a presentation of list of requirements and things required to God.
So the question, When do pray is also quite relevant?
Often we pray when we are in trouble and when we have issues which we feel can’t be managed by us alone…
Said all these… I feel
Prayer is just any of above said rather…
Prayer is a request made to God for a state of mind to accept His will in our life…whatever it may be…
It made a difference in my life…try it out
നിങ്ങൾ ഒരു കപ്പൽ യാത്രക്ക് പോവുന്നതിനു മുൻപ് ഒരു തവണ പ്രാർത്ഥിക്കണം. ഒരു യുദ്ധത്തിനാണെങ്കിൽ രണ്ടു തവണ പ്രാർത്ഥിക്കുക എന്നാൽ വിവാഹം കഴിക്കാൻ ഒരുങ്ങുകയാണെങ്കിൽ മൂന്നു വട്ടമെങ്കിലും പ്രാർത്ഥിച്ചിരിക്കണം…
(It speaks about the preparation that one needs to give before entering into marriage)
How can I express my faith? What extent can I go in the expression of my faith?
I was in a village in Mysore during the Ganesh Chaturathi, I was really shocked by the amount of noise that was made during the feast. Every corner of the village had a statute of Ganesha and everyone was competing to be louder than other. (Its also quite true in that case of loud songs played in the churches and the other places of worship)
Expression of Faith??? I don’t know. Will god be happy because we play songs and disturb everybody else…
May the Armenian Church walk in peace and may the communion between us be complete. May an ardent desire for unity rise up in our hearts, a unity that must not be “the submission of one to the other, or assimilation, but rather the acceptance of all the gifts that God has given to each.
A beautiful piece of prayer for unity.
Dear Friends attached with is the copy of Divine mercy Novena in Malayalam. You are free to you the file for spreading the devotion to the Divine Mercy of the Lord.
We are expected to start the Novena on the Good Friday and pray till the First Sunday of Easter, which the Divine Mercy Sunday.
Divine Mercy Novena in Malayalam pdf
Divine Mercy Novena in Malayalam docx
Divine Mercy Novena in Malayalam Booklet pdf
During the evening prayer an aspirant for priesthood was praying…
In Jh. 15: 16 you tell us ¨You did not choose me, but I chose you¨
Yes, Lord I am convinced of it
But somehow my superiors don´t seems to to so
Please do tell them also Lord. It is not I but You who chose me…
It often seems to me when some people pray that there God is deaf.
It was a wonderful experience to attend the Taize prayer organized by a brother from Taize community. Apart from the various distractions (which I would discuss after later) it was really nice. Continue reading “Taize Prayer”
“I do not attempt, O Lord, to penetrate Thy profundity, for I deem my intellect in no way sufficient there unto, but I desire to understand in some degree Thy truth, which my heart believes and loves. For I do not seek to understand, in order that I may believe; but I believe, that I may understand. For I believe this too, that unless I believed, I should not understand.”
It is really a wonderful prayer of St. Anselm. I feel, I really need to make it my own. The faith is much greater than the realm of understanding though I do not grasp it.
“I think every man has a special bond with his mother, since it was she who brought him into the world. Today, I think back to my own mother with the mind of an adult, and I realize she was my first and most important reference point for every experience, beginning with prayer. I still remember her in the evenings, sitting on my bed, teaching me to pray and recognize Jesus’ presence, a real face, a reliable confidant. It was form her that I received that initial sense of trust which lies at the root of my faith and a child’s relationship with God was truly concerned with me, that He was truly concerned with me, that He was not just an abstract philosophical concept. There were images of Mary in the room and from an early age we were accustomed to turning to the Church as an aspect of God’s face.”
From Speaking with Cardinal Muller of the Holy Office (L’osservatore Romano, No. 36, 5th Friday September 2014)
God said to Moses I AM WHO I AM (Ex. 3.14).
The unchangeable reality, ever same. Then what are we trying to do by praying? Can we achieve the favor of God by Prayer?
Continue reading “What does God require: Praise or Petitions?”
Do we really need to pray? Or what is prayer?
Continue reading “Do we need to pray?”
Dear friends yesterday we received the sad news of the death of the mother of Fr. T V Jose…
At this moment of pain we feel with him and his family
May the good Lord grand her eternal rest and heavenly bliss.