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.

What is Truth? Pilate's Question and Our Problem

Pontius Pilate' s answer to Jesus testifying to God's truth should give us all pause, as it relates to us today!

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Prayers in Times of Financial Difficulties

These prayers in times of financial difficulties can help you keep focused on what really counts in these turbulent times: God and His love and His will for us! See the webpage link for the podcast link for this page as well!

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Prayers for the Sick and for a Cure: For Divine Assistance

We hope these prayers can give you and your loved ones our Lord's healing grace in these difficult times.

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Links to Online Videos of Masses

We hope these online daily and Sunday Mass videos can help you keep close to our Lord during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Spiritual Communion: Prayer With Our Lord Anywhere

Now more than ever do you feel the need to be with our Lord with no masses around? We want to remind our readers in this trying time to make Spiritual Communions whenever and wherever possible! See the webpage link for the podcast link for this page as well!

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Green and Dry Wood: Christ's Warning to Us on His Way to Calvary

Jesus' words to the women of Jerusalem on the Way of the Cross about cruelty to come apply to us as well!

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Abnegation: For Spiritual Fitness

Exercising your “muscle” of abnegation can help you draw closer to God in holiness.

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Lenten Offerings: with links to pages and podcasts from our site

We hope this material from Our Catholic Prayers can help you on your Lenten Journey.

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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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Virtue Signalling is easy. Practicing Virtue is harder but better!

Virtue signalling is big nowadays, but trying to be good instead of just sounding good is ultimately more fulfilling!

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The Nativity As Experienced By Our Blessed Mother Mary

This moving account of the Nativity is a great way to meditate on our Savior's Birth!

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Christmas and the Incarnation: Believe In Miracles

Christmas is a great time to reflect on how God gave us His ultimate gift in becoming a human being: the gift of Himself to save fallen humanity!

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A Prayer of Thanksgiving After Communion: For Our Lord's Grace

This Prayer of Thanksgiving After Communion can help you in receiving Christ's grace and strength as well as His love!

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Join Coffin Nation!

Patrick Coffin, a well known apologist from Catholic Answers, hosts a community of culture builders with great interviews and commentary. As he says, "Be a saint. What else is there?"

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

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

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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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From Our Lady of Akita: A Prayer and a Warning

Our Lady of Akita wept for fallen humanity, warning us to prepare for the great challenges to come!

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What is Love: As God Sees It

What is Love? God's answer challenges us all to love others as He loves us.

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A Rosary Meditation 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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Make God Smile: For His Comfort and Yours!

God suffers in the midst of fallen humanity and is looking to each of us to help Him bring light and clarity in a world filled with darkness and confusion.

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

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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Infiltration: How the world has affected Christ’s Church

How has the Church become so distraught these days? Dr. Taylor Marshall has some answers in his new book Infiltration

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He is risen as He said! Why the Resurrection Is So Important

Our Lord Jesus Christ did indeed rise from the dead! For those Doubting Thomases, scripture and circumstances provide compelling proof.

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Peter’s Denial and Ours: His Challenge and Ours

Peter’s denial of Jesus during His Passion makes us realize that we need our Lord’s grace and guidance to follow Him, not just our own strength.

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The Crowning with Thorns and a Tale of Two Salutes to Our King

In the Crowning with Thorns, Our Lord was brutally mocked, yet He is our King, as the Cristeros praised Him centuries later!

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The Scourging at the Pillar: A Brutal, Futile Bargain with Sin

The Scourging at the Pillar in our Lord’s Passion shows us the dangers and ultimate futility of compromising with serious sins!

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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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Fasting and Lent: When Giving Up Something is Growing With God

Does Fasting seem like too big a task this Lent? Or are you not sure what to "give up"? Take heart! God can give you great graces from your penances!

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Lent and the Cross: On following Jesus

The Lenten Season is a special time for renewal as we reflect on our Lord’s Passion and on how best to follow Him and advance spiritually.

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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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Nunc Dimittis: A Night Prayer for Christ's Peace

The Nunc Dimittis is a prayer that pays tribute to Simeon’s recognition of our Lord Jesus Christ as a wonderful light of Divine revelation for us all!

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A Christmas Prayer to Jesus: For a Holy Reminder of What Matters

Do you feel somewhat frazzled during December? Let this Christmas Prayer to Jesus, God incarnate, give you comfort and strength in remembering how wonderful His birth was for you!

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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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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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A Rosary Meditation 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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You can do this: With God's Help!

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

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The Glory of Easter is no April Fool’s Joke!

Easter Sunday fell on April 1st this year, 2018. Although many people doubt that Jesus really physically rose from the dead, read why belief in this miracle makes you anything but an April Fool!

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Jesus and Josefa: On His Seven Last Words on the Cross

Here are some brief, moving thoughts that Jesus gave Sister Josefa Menendez about each of His Seven Last Words at Calvary.

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Jesus and Josefa: from the Way to the Cross to Christ’s Crucifixion

Jesus described to Sister Josefa Menendez in heartrending detail his anguish, both physical and emotional on the Way of the Cross to Calvary for our salvation!

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Jesus and Josefa: His Thoughts About His Worsening Passion

On Good Friday morning, Jesus endured much physical pain in His scourging, and humiliation as well. He told Sister Josefa Menendez in 1923 that He did it out of loving obedience to His Father’s Will for our salvation!

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Jesus and Josefa: From the Agony in the Garden to Peter’s Denial

On the night before His Crucifixion, Jesus sweat blood at the thought of souls who would not heed His loving call for redemption. Be inspired by His words to Sister Josefa Menendez during Lent in 1923 not to be among those for whom His Blood would be shed in vain!

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Jesus and Josefa: His Thoughts About the Introduction of the Eucharist

Jesus called the Eucharist his Invention of Love in one of his many talks with Sister Josefa Menendez, in the 1920's. Find out more of just how important it is to Himself, and to us as well!

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Jesus and Josefa: His Thoughts Given to Sister Josefa Menendez

Would you like some wisdom and inspiration from our Lord Himself? Jesus' words to the Spanish nun Sister Josefa Menendez in the 1920's are full of moving insights!

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"Who Do You Say I Am?":Jesus Is God, Not Just Some Wise Teacher!

Who was Jesus? Or, for a better question, Who IS Jesus? True God from True God, the Word made Flesh who is the same, yesterday, today and forever, and who wants to give you His graces!

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January: A Time to let God Make All Things New

Are you thinking of New Year’s resolutions as 2018 starts? Make one of them letting God enhance your Spiritual life!

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The Our Catholic Prayers Podcasts

We're adding Podcasts to our site, including audio versions of some pages from our site as well as reflections on our wonderful Catholic faith!

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The Transfiguration and Hiroshima: A Tale of Two Miracles

August 6th commemorates two events, one of hope from Jesus and another of dread from Hiroshima. In the end we must choose between Christ’s peace or devastating war.

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The Third Fatima Apparition and the "H" Word

In the Third Apparition at Fatima, Our Lady showed three shepherd children Hell and called for prayers and penances for endangered souls.

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

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

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