Monday, June 04, 2007
New ways to pray
I have found some very helpful sites with online Catholic meditations.
Two are online rosary sites. The first is from the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. They have a very unique online rosary site that has pictures of individual rosary beads that you mouse over with each Hail Mary. The bead changes color from blue to gold when you mouse over it. Each prayer has a picure that similarly changes from black and white to color to help you keep track of your prayers and meditations.
Each decade of the rosary is introduced with a prayer that allows you to insert your own intention right into praying that decade of the rosary. This makes each rosary very in the moment, meaningful and prayerful.
Catholic Prayer Traditions has an online Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Stations of the Cross, The Seven Joys of the Blessed Virgin (Franciscan Crown Rosary) and the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin (Servite Chaplet). Each one is interactive and illustrated. The traditional rosary also has a scripture reading, prayer counter and the virtue that goes along with each mystery.
Meditations from Carmel is something completely different. It is a podcast that you can download or listen to right from your computer that features writings of various Carmelites.
All three are great ways to enhance your prayer life.