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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why Stay Catholic?: A Sacramental Answer

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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You can do this: With God's Help!

This is a great list of steps to draw closer to God!

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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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Mystical Sorrowful Mysteries: A Rosary Meditation

This is a special meditation based our Lord's poignant recollection of His Passion!

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