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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.

Regina Coeli: A Prayer Celebrating Our Lord (And Our Lady)

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He is risen! The Regina Coeli is an Easter prayer inviting Our Lady, and us as well, to rejoice in her Son’s resurrection as we pray to God for her assistance on our path towards eternal life.

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Resurrection Remembrances:That You May Have Life in Jesus' Name!

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He is Risen as He Said! The Gospel accounts of our Lord's Resurrection can inspire all of us not to be unbelieving but to believe!

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Are you with Me? A Brief Meditation on our Lord’s Passion

In His Passion, Christ’s moment of great weakness became His great triumph. But how many of us can see its necessity for each one of us?

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What is Truth? Pilate's Question and Our Problem

What Is Truth

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 to St. Joseph: To the Most Loving of Fathers

A humble yet noble carpenter is ready to help you with life’s challenges. Prayers to St. Joseph can also strengthen your relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ and Our Blessed Mother!

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Judas and the Danger of Despair

Judas Despair

Judas gave us all an example of the perils to our souls from both despair and avarice!

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There's a Whole Lot of Siftin' Going On: Much Prayer Is Needed!

The Maid and Peter

Jesus' warning to Peter at the Last Supper about Satan's nefarious plans for him applies to us as well!

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

Pharisee and Publican

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

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Listen to Him: Words Either To Worship Or Ignore Our Lord

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The way we emphasize these words can change how we think about our Lord Jesus Christ!

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Supernatural Faith is Sorely Missing and Needed

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Was Jesus just some wise teacher? Is our church just some Non-Governmental Organization? Not for those with Supernatural Faith!

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He Must Increase, But I Must Decrease

John the Baptist and Lent

John the Baptist can inspire us to have a deeper relationship with Jesus.

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Getting Yourself Out of Your Own Way

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In your New Year's resolutions, pray to Jesus and Mary not to be one of Satan’s prey in holding onto sinful habits!

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You're More Than What You Own: Christ Is Our True Treasure!

More than what you own

Turn to Jesus if people filled with Christmas cheer and togetherness on TV and the internet make you feel depressed and alone by comparison.

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Advent: A Time to Celebrate the Word Incarnate as Hope Incarnate

Advent Hope

In this anxious time, waiting for Jesus as the Word made flesh can give us great hope!

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Satan Isn't Cool: Clearing Up A Demonic Misconception

St. Michael and Satan

The father of all lies has fooled many people into thinking he's cool. Yet the freedom he offers us is in reality a terrible enslavement!

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Latin Prayers: An Important Aid to Holiness

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Prayers in Latin can provide us great heavenly grace using "the universal language of the Church".

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

Sorrowful Mother

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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A Rosary Meditation on the Assumption of Mary

Assumption Blog

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 Transfiguration and Hiroshima: A Tale of Two Miracles

Transfiguration of the Lord

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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A Den of Thieves: Jesus and Jean-Marie Vianney Against Larceny

Jesus Den of Thieves

Jean-Marie Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests, and our Lord Jesus Christ both despised shady business practices!

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"When I am weak I am Strong": With the Grace of True Humility

St. Paul

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

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Blood Shed Over Bloodshed: For the Peace of Christ

Precious Blood Invocations

May Christ not have shed His Precious Blood at Calvary in vain for any of us!

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Becoming unhinged: There’s a cure for this contagious condition.

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As society becomes increasingly chaotic let Our Lord and our faith keep you from becoming unhinged.

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Three Special Prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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These prayers to our Lord’s Sacred Heart are as distinctive as their authors: St. Gertrude the Great, John Henry Cardinal Newman, and Cardinal Merry de Val

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Social Sin: A Most Contagious Virus

Social Sin

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 Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Immaculate Heart of Mary

This Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is especially fitting to ask for her powerful intercession in these troubled times.

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Their eyes were opened! He is risen as He said!

Emmaus Open

The disciples on the Road to Emmaus were just two of a number of people who saw Christ in His Resurrected body firsthand!

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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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Woman, Behold Your Son: Our Great Inheritance from Jesus

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When our Lord was dying on the Cross at Calvary, he gave His Beloved Apostle St. John His Blessed Mother Mary, to be his mother and ours as well!

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Cluelessness and calumnies at Calvary: How Jesus suffered from both.

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Those who were determined to see Christ put to death in His Passion showed both ignorance and arrogance.

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Heavenly Food and Heavenly Fuel: Christ’s Nourishment For Us

Spiritual Commuion Last Supper

Let Jesus in the Eucharist give you some relief and strength these days as food and fuel become harder and harder to come by.

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Abnegation: For Spiritual Fitness

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

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"Forty days more": A Call for Contrition

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Jonah's cry to the Ninevites for repentance has resonance for us today in the season of Lent!

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

Jesus Sermon of the Mount NJNP WEB

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

Epiphany Gifts

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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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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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

Loving Detachment

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

Corpus Christi Communion

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

Sorrowful Mother Condensed Prayers

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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