March 3, 2011

Praying with Mary

W
hen we contemplate Jesus, and pray to God the best way to do so is through Mary . When we pray the Hail Mary , we should pray it slowly, and with the heart ; heartfelt in other words, meaning every word we say , so God can feel you, because HE IS ALIVE and the minute His name is uttered or intonated, His ear is stuck on your lips.

The bible teaches us lip service is vain repetition and not good . It isn't the persevering and persistant prayer that is vain but praying with the lips only and not with the heart. Jesus prayed three times the same thing but each time he said the same prayer it was more deeper and heartfelt, so ours must be.

The name of Jesus is powerful and the word is sharper than a two-edged sword , capable of driving evil spirits away so repeating His Name over and over isn't vain repetition unless we are saying it only with our lips . We must believe He exists and believe with the heart . It is the heart where all kinds of evil comes from and it is the heart where Jesus Our Lord wants to live . Yes we have to invite Him in to our hearts . I think of the prayers of the rosary sometimes as a cleansing of all the bad stuff inside us along with the help and aid of the Holy Spirit of course but you have to invoke the Holy Spirit in your prayers also.



Art by Ferdinand Roccanti

That said , we can begin praying with childlike confidence and faith and trust visualizing ourselves in God's loving arms by making the sign of the cross and saying the apostles creed very slowly .

It's also a very good idea to make a good act of contrition and/or repent first if you have serious unconfessed sins . Perhaps this may take a little longer as you get rid of all the guilt and sin you are carrying around , but sin is to the soul as debilitating disease is to your body and needs to be taken care of or you will die just like Scriptures say "For the wages of sin is death". It's a good idea to resolve to go to confession as soon as possible . It will make you feel a ton lighter and restore your relationship with God .

Ok . If you pray the rosary everyday sincerely , you will be given the graces necessary to overcome anything. Nothing is too big that cannot be solved through the power of the rosary. That was a quote from Sr. Lucia of Fatima . She said this :
There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the holy Rosary. With the holy Rosary, we will save ourselves; we will sanctify ourselves; we will console our Lord, and obtain the salvation of many souls.
This is great news for those who love to pray the rosary! Mary, Our Mother, once said also in a private revelation to one of the seers of Medugorje I believe, that if we find the rosary boring and long , it's because our love is short . Our heart is desperately wicked and in need of a good rototilling , so until the soil of our heart is tilled or prepared and ready to bear good seed, we will undoubtedly find it hard at first. One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit is Love . Let us have Love , patience, and humility with one another . Let our love grow by the practice of praying the rosary everyday .

Peace be with you


PS: I wrote this article as a Hub on Hubpages but I noticed that it was not being published due to some bad tags they deemed deceptive . I have no idea how the topic sequence went from......
All Topics>Religion and Philosophy>Scientology>The Way to Happiness > Praying with Mary !!??
It should be sequenced more like this: All Topics>Religion and Philosophy>Christianity>, the Bible and Jesus>Prayers of Christianity> Catholic Religion.
Anyway I am thinking I need to redo it but in case they remove me altogether for republishing it twice already without success I am going to post it to blogger . I still don't see or understand where the problem is but I have published a new one on Hubpages HERE.

PSS: source for the Daily Drop Cap by Jessica Hische

2 comments:

  1. For a little while I went to a prayer meeting at church where we prayed the Hail Mary. I really got quite a bit out of it.

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  2. I'm glad to hear that ! That's great you prayed the Hail Mary . What sort of church was it ? cuz catholics pray the rosary in church all the time .

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