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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. There are additional blog pages listed on the Catholic Prayers Blog List linked at the bottom of this page.

Stay Awake Not Away: To Stay Close to Jesus, Especially Now

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In this tumultuous era, this is a great time to follow Jesus’ and St. Paul’s advice to stay alert to Divine promptings and strive always for Holiness.

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A Christmas Novena: for Advent, Jesus, and you

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Does Holiday stress make you think of anything but Jesus? This reflection on a Christmas novena can help you feel and share His love!

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Gifts for the Christ Child: For A Grateful Advent

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During Advent, what better gift can you give Jesus than a loving heart set on doing His will!

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A Prayer to Christ the King: For Our True Peace and Happiness

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This prayer to Christ the King helps us see more clearly who's really in charge in our lives!

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Who Is Like Unto God: Technocracy’s Assault On the Trinity

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St. Michael's famous cry against Lucifer before winning the battle against him is quite timely these days when God has been cast aside by so many of us!

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A Shield of Prayer: An Important Part of the Armor of God!

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St. Paul wrote of our needing a shield of faith in fighting the Evil One as part of the armor of God. Make your shield of faith a shield of prayer as well!

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Christ or Chaos: A Crucial Choice for Our Time

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With all the turbulence, danger, and uncertainty in the world today, we need Christianity for some sanity!

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Prayers to the Sorrowful Mother: to Honor and Console Our Lady

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These prayers pay tribute to the Blessed Virgin Mary for all the sufferings she endured with her Divine Son for our salvation.

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The Volume of Pain

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Pain has its own volume. Especially now, let Our Lord help turn yours down!

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Your Holy Hour: More Valuable for Souls Than You Can Imagine!

Your time spent in a Eucharistic Holy Hour with our Lord is more important than you may realize! Read why in this moving article.

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A Rosary Meditation on the Assumption of Mary

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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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Prayers to Saint Anne: For Some Very Special Help

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We are blessed to have a truly powerful intercessor in St. Anne, Our Blessed Mother's mother and Jesus' grandmother!

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Prayers of Reparation to the Precious Blood of Jesus

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Prayers of Reparation to the Precious Blood of Jesus are a great way to honor His sacrifice for us in His Passion

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A Loving Detachment: A Response to Today's Challenges

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Let our Lord help you cope with the confusion and evil all around us these days!

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Corpus Christi: A Feast Focusing on Christ’s Real Presence

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Let Jesus Himself tell you that He’s not just a symbol in Communion at Mass and in Eucharistic Adoration!

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

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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 Hidden Mary: A Lesson in Immaculate Humility

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Our Blessed Mother did many wonderful things not recorded in the Gospels out of deference and love for her Divine Son!

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What's it to you? Jesus on the Most Important Vocation

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Jesus response to Peter's question about his fellow Apostle John, "Lord, what about this man?" applies to us as well!

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Calling All Doubting Thomases: That You May Have Life in Jesus’ Name

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Our Lord was able to turn St. Thomas’ doubts into a moving affirmation of His Resurrection

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It is the Lord! May We Be United With Him In His Resurrection!

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Christ's Resurrection was no cleverly devised myth! And His conquering death can inspire us in our journey towards Eternal Life!

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Honor the Servant and Worship the King

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The Good Friday liturgies give us a glimpse of Easter Sunday, that tragedy will be followed by triumph!

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Green and Dry Wood: Christ's Urgent Message on His Way to Calvary

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Jesus shared a foreboding vision of cruelty beyond Calvary while on the Via Dolorosa

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The Agony and the Apostasy: Why Christ Sweat Blood

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In the Agony in the Garden, Jesus suffered from so much ingratitude over His saving sacrifice for us.

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Empty Shelves and Empty Souls: Showing Us the Necessity of God's Grace

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With empty shelves in stores reflecting much other emptiness, now is a good time to fill our souls with prayer and God’s grace!

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Temptation and Inspiration

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Christ fended off three temptations from Satan to inspire us to achieve Holiness. This can give us great hope in our Lenten journey!

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January: A Time to let God Make All Things New

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Are you thinking of New Year’s resolutions these days? Make one of them letting God enhance your Spiritual life!

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The Epiphany Story of the Magi and the Holy Family

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

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A Christmas Truce: A Pause from Evil from the Prince of Peace

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In 1914 some soldiers put World War I on hold for Christmas. Let Jesus help you declare a ceasefire from fear and sin in your heart on this special day.

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Something So Big From Someone So Small: An Inspiring Advent Message

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In Advent, Christmas, and beyond we can look to Jesus in the manger for strength from God humbling Himself for our Eternal Life

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It's Not You It's Me: Praying to Have Faith in Our Lord

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Are you full of fear and doubts these days? You’re not alone! Let Jesus help you have more faith in Him to see you through these difficult times!

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Some Thoughts on Purgatory

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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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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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Who Is Like Unto God: Technocracy Versus the Trinity

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St. Michael's famous cry against Lucifer before winning the battle against him is quite timely these days when God has been cast aside by so many of us!

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The Saint Michael Prayer: When We Need the Armor of God

Are you surrounded by negativity? Struggling with temptations? Fight back with the Saint Michael prayer! We need it as much today as when Pope Leo XIII wrote it after a horrifying vision in 1884.

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Devotion to the Sorrowful Mother: to Honor and Console Our Lady

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These prayers in this devotion pay tribute to the Blessed Virgin Mary for all the sufferings she endured with her Divine Son for our salvation.

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A Rosary Meditation on the Coronation and Queenship of Mary

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

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Jean Marie Vianney on Prayer

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We can see the great holiness of St. Jean Marie Vianney, also known as the Cure of Ars, from these excerpts from a couple of his sermons on prayer.

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A Litany of Saint Anne: For Help from Jesus' Grandmother

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This Litany of Saint Anne makes a great appeal for her aid!

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A Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: For Comfort and Mercy

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Praying to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a great way to find refuge and strength from our Lord, now more than ever!

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A Litany to the Holy Spirit: For His Gifts and Guidance

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This Litany to the Holy Spirit can help the third person of the Trinity help us as we strive for salvation and Eternal Life.

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Five First Saturdays: For Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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The Five First Saturdays is a loving devotion that is essential in these turbulent times!

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Reflections on Jesus' Resurrection

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Christ's Resurrection gives us great hope in His victory over death, that His triumph can be ours as well!

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Easter and Marian Offerings: Links to Our Pages and Podcasts

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We hope this material from Our Catholic Prayers can inspire you in these trying times!

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A Prayer to Christ in the Crowning with Thorns

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In contemplating Jesus in the Crowning with Thorns, we can pay him true homage in prayer.

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The Surrender Novena: For Jesus To Take Care of Everything

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The Surrender Novena is a great antidote for your anxieties, big and small!

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A Prayer to Jesus in His Agony in the Garden

This page focusing on the emotional turmoil Christ experienced the night before His crucifixion is now a Podcast! May He not have suffered in vain for any of us!

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The Stations of the Cross: A Pilgrimage In Prayer (Full Version)

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Praying the Stations of the Cross can help give you strength to deal with life's challenges. It’s a moving way to meditate on our Lord’s Passion.

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An Ashes to Ashes Springboard to Spring Cleaning

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As Lent begins, Ash Wednesday reminds us to shake the dust of sinful pride off our feet!.

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A Prayer to Saint Blaise: A Full-throated Appeal for His Aid!

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We ask Saint Blaise for his help in this prayer, remembering how he is invoked for blessings of throats and relief from other illnesses.

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