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.
Virtue signalling is big nowadays, but trying to be good instead of just sounding good is ultimately more fulfilling!
This moving account of the Nativity is a great way to meditate on our Savior's Birth!
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!
Now more than ever your prayers and penances are essential! Four exorcists issued a joint statement last month mentioned in the linked article to mark this Friday as an important day of fasting, prayer, and reparation “for the purpose of driving out any diabolic influence within the Church that has been gained as a result of recent events” including the controversial Pan-Amazon synod, and the general state of diabolical disorientation present in the world these days!
We have added two of the prayers recommended in this article to our website to the pages of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus as well.
Do as much as you can of what's recommended here, but if you can't, please don't think that any prayer or penance you'd like to fit into a hectic day is too small! Our Lord can use everything we offer Him in loving reparation to help dispel the darkness all around us as we head into the 2020's!
This Prayer of Thanksgiving After Communion can help you in receiving Christ's grace and strength as well as His love!
Our webpage "Te Deum, A Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving to God", is now available as a podcast!
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?"
This prayer to Christ the King helps us see more clearly who's really in charge in our lives!
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.
Our Lady of Akita wept for fallen humanity, warning us to prepare for the great challenges to come!
Our Fatima Prayers page is also now a podcast. Now is an especially good time to heed the words and warnings of our Lady of Fatima!
What is Love? God's answer challenges us all to love others as He loves us.
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!
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.
Jesus response to Peter's question about his fellow Apostle John, "Lord, what about this man?" applies to us as well!
How has the Church become so distraught these days? Dr. Taylor Marshall has some answers in his new book Infiltration
Our Lord Jesus Christ did indeed rise from the dead! For those Doubting Thomases, scripture and circumstances provide compelling proof.
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.
In the Crowning with Thorns, Our Lord was brutally mocked, yet He is our King, as the Cristeros praised Him centuries later!
The Scourging at the Pillar in our Lord’s Passion shows us the dangers and ultimate futility of compromising with serious sins!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Ven. Mary of Agreda's private revelations provide moving insights for meditation on the Corontation of Mary as Queen of Heaven!
This is a great list of steps to draw closer to God!
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!
Here are some brief, moving thoughts that Jesus gave Sister Josefa Menendez about each of His Seven Last Words at Calvary.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Are you thinking of New Year’s resolutions as 2018 starts? Make one of them letting God enhance your Spiritual life!
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!
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.
In the Third Apparition at Fatima, Our Lady showed three shepherd children Hell and called for prayers and penances for endangered souls.
Let Jesus Himself tell you that He’s not just a symbol in Communion at Mass and in Eucharistic Adoration!
Fake news helped seal Jesus’ fate at Calvary, but His subsequent triumph over death in His resurrection was real news indeed!
How should Catholics handle one of the most contentious and possibly historic elections of our time? We hope these voter guides can help!
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!
With social sin we share sinful activities and often make each other partners in crime and shut God out of our lives!
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!
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!