Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Meme--Favorite Prayer

A Trail of Flowers tagged me in a meme! I haven't been tagged in a meme for a long time!  This meme is about your favorite prayers.  Here are the rules.

"Name your three favourite prayers and explain why they're your favourites.  Then tag five bloggers - give them a link, and then go and tell them they have been tagged.  Finally, tell the person who tagged you that you've completed the meme.  The Liturgy and the Sacraments are off limits here.  I'm more interested in people's favorite devotional prayers."

1) The Jesus Prayer:  Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner.

2) The Prayer of St. Gertrude:  Eternal Father, I offer you the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the Universal Church, those in my own home and within my family.

3) The Prayer of the Angel at Fatima:  Oh, my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.

All my prayers seem to point to God's mercy.  I think that is one of the most important things that Jesus came on earth to do--tell us of His Father's mercy. Trust in God's mercy drives away despair and brings hope.

The illustration above is called Evening Prayers by Eugene Ernest Hillemacher. The gorgeous details in the mother's clothes are worth viewing over at the Art Renewal Center in its larger size.

I tag Michele at A Simple Life, RAnn at This, That and the Other Thing,Teófilo de Jesús at Vivificat!, Paul at Sober Catholic, and Collins Benedict at Stumbling Back Home.

4 comments:

Anne said...

I love your new background, it's gorgeous! Your favorite prayers are beautiful! I especially love the prayer of St. Gertrude-I had heard the prayer before, but did not know that it was attributed to her!

Dymphna said...

I just learned the St. Gertrude prayer about 8 years ago and I love it.

Michele said...

thank you very much. that's very nice :)

Barbara said...

What I like about your prayers is that they are short, simple, and deep. The St. Gertrude prayer is a favorite of mine, too.

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