Category Archives: prayer

Prayer and Divine Providence

Over the course of many years, I’ve learned that God’s providence can be called upon to assist us, mere weak and mortal sinners, in any of the tasks and events of our daily lives. By prayer, we can obtain help … Continue reading

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Making Friends for Eternal Life

When you pray for other persons, by name or more generally by their particular need, you are making friends for eternal life in Heaven. For when you and they all eventually go to Heaven, they will know that you prayed … Continue reading

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I’m asking for your prayers

I continue to have problems with back pain (sciatica). I ask for your prayers. Please remember me when you are praying at Mass, or praying the Rosary or the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Thanks to everyone who has already been praying … Continue reading

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My back surgery this Friday

The surgery went well. Thanks to everyone who is praying for me. They are saying 4 to 6 weeks for full recovery, but I should be quite a bit better in two weeks, if all continues to go well. ——- … Continue reading

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Prayer Request

New Update: I’m definitely on the mend. Pain levels are way down this morning. I’m feeling much better. Thanks to everyone who is praying for me. You are in my prayers also. — Ron Conte

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How to make Prayer more Effective

1. Examine your conscience thoroughly in the light of Church teaching. Make no excuses. Admit your sins to God and yourself. Pray for the gift of sincere repentance from all sin. Go to Confession. Avoid all grave sins. Continue going … Continue reading


Divine Mercy Sunday plenary indulgence

A special type of plenary indulgence is available only for Divine Mercy Sunday: Apostolic Penitentiary Decree. “To ensure that the faithful would observe this day with intense devotion, the Supreme Pontiff himself established that this Sunday be enriched by a … Continue reading

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my version of the Divine Mercy prayer

For the sake of Jesus Christ’s sorrowful passion and death on the cross, have mercy on us poor sinners in need of repentance, conversion, and healing; have mercy on us in soul, spirit, and body.


An Alternate Version of the Divine Mercy Chaplet

From time to time, I change the wording of my recited prayers. One version of the Divine Mercy Chaplet I use changes the wording of the main prayer of the Chaplet to: For the sake of Jesus Christ’s sorrowful Passion … Continue reading


The Divine Mercy Chaplet

Jesus said to Blessed Faustina Kowalska: “Even the most hardened sinner, if he recites this chaplet even once, will receive grace from My infinite Mercy.” (This prayer is said using ordinary rosary beads.) First, make the Sign of the Cross. … Continue reading


A Helpful Way to Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet

I offer to my readers this new version of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. The prayers are said as usual, except for the “Sorrowful Passion” prayer. I’ve changed the wording of that prayer from the original wording: “For the sake of … Continue reading


Listening to the Providence of God

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The faithful Catholic is guided by faith and reason, not faith alone, not reason alone. The faithful Catholic is guided by the teachings of Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture and the Magisterium — by all three, not by any one … Continue reading