The Our Catholic Prayers Blog

Welcome to the Our Catholic Prayers Blog, where we take a fresh look at various topics related to Catholic prayers and our wonderful faith! These include prayers, essays, and links to various resources to help us grow in faith, hope, and love for our Lord, especially in these turbulent times! Pages are listed in the links and thumbnails below.

Dec 03, 2016

Christmas Novena: for Advent, Jesus, and you

Does Holiday stress make you think of anything but Jesus? Let our reflection on this Christmas novena help you remember how much He loves you!

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Nov 04, 2016

The 2016 Election and the Catholic Vote

How should Catholics handle one of the most contentious and possibly historic elections of our time? We hope these voter guides can help!

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Oct 28, 2016

Be A Light in the Darkness

Jesus was a light in the darkness in His earthly ministry. Now is an especially good time to imitate Him in being a light for others in these dark times!

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Sep 22, 2016

Social Sin: A Most Contagious Virus

With social sin we share sinful activities and often make each other partners in crime and shut God out of our lives!

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Aug 21, 2016

A Rosary Mediation on the Coronation of Mary

Ven. Mary of Agreda's private revelations provide moving insights for meditation on the Corontation of Mary as Queen of Heaven!

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Aug 11, 2016

A Rosary Mediation on the Assumption of Mary

Have you ever wanted to have some fresh insights on the Assumption of Mary for this special feast day? These selections provide moving food for thought!

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Jul 18, 2016

Christ or Chaos: A Crucial Choice for Our Time

Today we see both an increase of turbulence in the world around us at the same time as a decrease of Christian influence. Now’s the time to turn back to Jesus!

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Jun 30, 2016

Tota Pulchra Es: A Prayer That Honors Mary

Tota Pulchra Es is a prayer of praise and petition to our Blessed Mother Mary. Listen to its moving choral rendition by Anton Bruckner!

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Jun 22, 2016

The Sacred Heart of Jesus: For A Reflection of Love in HD

Our Lord is on fire with love! Look at any image of His Sacred Heart for proof. He’s inviting you to love Him as He loves you!

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May 09, 2016

The Month of May is the Month of Mary

May is a great time to get to know more about Jesus' Blessed Mother. After all, she is our mother as well, spiritually speaking. And she very much wants to bring us closer to her Divine Son!

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May 08, 2016

The Nicene Creed: Proclaiming Jesus as the Only Begotten Son of God

The letter "i" caused quite a stir in the 4th Century Church! Read how the Nicene Creed strengthened our faith against a heresy known as Arianism!

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Apr 15, 2016

Jesus’ Glorified Body – and Yours!

Jesus’ triumph over death in his resurrection can be yours as well. Your glorified body will have eternal perfection, vitality and health!

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Mar 29, 2016

He is truly risen! Proof of Jesus' Resurrection

The Easter Season is a wonderful time to remember that Our Lord Jesus Christ did indeed rise from the dead! For those Doubting Thomases, scripture and circumstance provide compelling proof.

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Mar 22, 2016

The Agony and the Angels: A Look at Contrasting Visions

What might have caused our Lord to sweat blood at Gesthemane? And how can we console Him? Find out the answers to both compelling questions!

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Mar 16, 2016

Strength in Weakness: With the Grace of True Humility

St. Paul once wrote that when he was weak he was strong. Find out what he meant and how that can help you in these troubled times!

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Mar 04, 2016

A Prayer to the Shoulder Wound of Christ: Honoring His Anguish

This Prayer to the Shoulder Wound of Christ pays tribute to our Lord in the lacerating pain He suffered on our behalf in His Passion.

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Feb 25, 2016

A House Built On Solid Rock: For A Firm Catholic Foundation

Are you feeling somewhat shaky these days? Let Jesus help you find, and hold, your ground in these turbulent times!

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Feb 07, 2016

Cleaning house for Lent: with Advice from Jesus and John the Baptist

The Lenten season provides some great opportunities for us to decrease in selfishness and increase in holiness.

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Feb 01, 2016

Why Stay Catholic?: A Sacramental Answer

Some thoughts about what makes our faith special, especially in these trying times!

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Dec 30, 2015

The Epiphany Story of the Magi and the Holy Family

This moving mystical account of the Magi’s Adoration of the Christ Child will deepen your understanding of Epiphany.

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Nov 27, 2015

Some Thoughts about Advent

Advent is a special time as we await Jesus’ arrival as a little baby in Bethlehem for our salvation!

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Nov 27, 2015

Some Mystical Reflections on the Nativity for Advent

Take a break from the stress of the Christmas season to contemplate our Lord’s wondrous birth from mystical accounts!

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Nov 18, 2015

A Prayer to Saint Joseph for Employment

Has searching for a job left you weary? Go to Saint Joseph in prayer for assistance, comfort and strength in your trials as you try to find work.

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Nov 11, 2015

Marriage prayers: For God’s Divine Assistance with Holy Matrimony

We hope these marriage prayers can help our readers who are married or contemplating marriage draw closer to God as they draw closer to each other!

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Nov 05, 2015

Some Thoughts on Purgatory

November is an especially good time to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory as they undergo both great suffering and joy in being cleansed for heaven.

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Oct 29, 2015

Hell: The Scourge of the Four Last Things

Hell exists, and we may go there! Yet keeping this dreadful prospect in mind can help us choose blessings instead of curses and keep us on the road to salvation.

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Sep 18, 2015

Catholic Apologetics: What We Believe And Why

Are you having trouble trying to explain or defend the truths of Catholicism? Let these tracts from Catholic Answers help you clear up misconceptions!

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Sep 18, 2015

Heaven: The Treasure of the Four Last Things

Jesus once said of heaven, “In my father’s house there are many mansions.” With no mortgage or keeping up with the Joneses! And goodness and beauty there that we can't begin to imagine!

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Aug 26, 2015

Death and Judgment: Two of the Four Last Things

Death and Judgment are sobering concepts, but in reflecting on them we can make our lives better and more pleasing to God!

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Aug 02, 2015

A Rosary Mediation on the Assumption of Mary

Have you ever wanted to have some fresh insights on the Assumption of Mary for this special feast day? These selections provide moving food for thought!

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Jul 29, 2015

The Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell

In these troubled times it is worth reflecting on these four last things for our own spiritual safety and preparedness, not out of fear but out of love for God and neighbor.

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Jun 30, 2015

The ISIS challenge: How should we respond?

Here are some ways you can provide much needed assistance to those fleeing ISIS' brutality

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Jun 14, 2015

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for Adoration and Reparation

Do you know how much Jesus’ heart burns with love for you? Our Lord calls us to requite this love through devotion to His Sacred Heart. Come draw closer to Him!

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Jun 04, 2015

Come Holy Spirit: Not just at Pentecost!

While Pentecost has come and gone we certainly should not lose the point of this feast day: the importance of the third person of the Holy Trinity, in our lives!

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May 14, 2015

The Month of May is the Month of Mary

May is a great time to get to know more about Jesus' Blessed Mother. After all, she is our mother as well, spiritually speaking. And she very much wants to bring us closer to her Divine Son!

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