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on October 27th,
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what do you mean when you refer to "smart Prayers"?
There are some very specific prayers
which, in these times of "road
Maps" and "smart Bombs", should be called "smart Prayers" - that is: They
go straight to the core of the problem and their effectiveness is the
highest possible since they have been given by God.
Have you ever stopped to
think why with the billions upon billions of prayers and Masses
Catholics have offered over the centuries the world continues to slip
into the abyss? Even by the time of Francis of Assisi (1181 - 1226) God was asking him to repair His Church
for it was already quite
broken. The problem stems primarily from a
trinity of errors:
(1) "We do not need to be very
specific in our prayers; after all God knows what we need" - is a very
common, and very erroneous,
We will address each error in the hopes
that many will understand what has gone wrong.
just 'spitting' out the prayers or just 'mouthing' them, somehow, automatically,
they will work" - most faithful believe.
Catholics do not know how to pray because they have not been taught
properly - a product of the failed Evangelization of the Churches of
the East (Orthodox) and the West (Roman)
Error No. 1
- If we did not have to be specific in our requests to God because He
"knows what we need".... Why in the world would Jesus have taught the Our Father to the disciples?
That is a prayer with very specific requests. We must be specific just
as Jesus taught us.
Error No. 2
- The prayers must come form the "trinity" of heart, mind and
mouth. We should strive that our heart, with great faith, feels
what our mind is thinking and our mouth is saying. Otherwise, why
not record a Rosary on a tape and turn it on to play incessantly day in
and day out? If you do so, you will see that the only result will be:
(a) run down batteries and (b) a worn out tape (and an irate
neighbor if the cassette player volume was too high....). The way
most prayers are offered have the same effect. It is hard to do, but we
must strive to do so and never give up in our efforts.
Error No. 3
- The invocation before a prayer is key and few people have been
Evangelized and Catechized on this manner. Let us review the following
example that should be used when we are trying to reduce abortion from
being a birth control procedure, as it is mostly used now, to just an
aberration of society.
Communion of Saints I offer
the merits of (this prayer) (this sacrifice) (this offering) as an act
of reparation for the sins and offenses committed by my sisters who are
now pregnant and considering an abortion; sins and offenses for which
Your Divine Justice justly demands reparation before You can work the
pleasure of Your Mercy in their souls, draw them to conversion and,
consequently, the abandonment of the consideration of abortion. I ask
this in the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who Lives and
Reigns with You in union with the Holy Spirit - One God For Ever and
Ever - Amen!
As we have explained elsewhere, there are some sins that we may have
committed which basically shield us from the Merciful action of
God. That is - some conditions must be met by a soul before God can "roll up His
sleeves" and apply His Mercy to a soul steeped in sin. Therefore - we,
invoking the Communion of Saints, because we are all members of the
Body of Christ, are now offering, on behalf of another part of the Body
of Christ, the reparation demanded by Divine Justice before God can
apply His Mercy to the soul we are praying for.
In simpler world terms: When we have a headache - our head aches but it
is by means of the hands, the eyes and the mouth - all parts of the
same body shared by the head - that we are able to take an aspirin
which will relieve the headache. The head by itself cannot do
it.... some conditions must be met first.
Secondly, we are asking for their conversion for that is key to
abandoning their preference for abortions. We do not want "a one shot
deal" - we want the conversion of the individual in question, thus, we
ask God for it - now - that we have already cleared the way for His
Mercy to freely act on that soul.
Using the aspirin parallel - If the headache is a chronic
headache caused by some disease - whether allergies or a brain tumor,
we must go beyond the headache, we must strive to heal the disease
which is causing the symptom. In the example that we use:
Abortion is not a disease - it is a symptom of the condition of the
Lastly, we ask using the "key" Jesus gave us: We ask the particular
favor in the Name of Jesus Christ. Not "through" as many
He taught us to ask in His Name. Why? Because Jesus
Christ is the incarnate Word of God, thus, in essence, what we are
asking God, the Father, is: "Grant this favor to us as Your Word told
us You would."
What we explained above is what was meant by:
Prayers"; prayers which yield results.
pray that this will serve many in improving the effectiveness
of their prayer life.
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