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Thirsty Thursday: Livin’ on a Prayer

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Politics, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 05/29/2014 at 05:55

♪We got to †pray† just to make it ☼today☼.♫

Bon Jovi sings, and MC Hammer raps The TRUTH! And I, for one, indeed live every single day by this: no day is complete without prayer.

Sunshine

Way to get through the day, all day everyday: PRAY!

This Thirsty Thursday quench unravels the H and 5 W questions of prayer.

How

Growing up, many of us were taught certain ways to pray, such as:

  • kneeling and bowing down while folding our hands
  • genuflecting and doing the Sign-of-the-Cross for those of us who are Catholic
First Communion

Throwback Thursday: My First Communion

However, we may not always engage in formal rituals when we pray, depending on our activities during the day.

Why

Some may pray for their wants and needs, but the essence of prayer is

to be closer to †GOD† and listen to His plan.

Therefore, we pray for His will and His way to guide us to His calling. Also

we praise and glorify Him; hence give Him THANKS.

When

The times of day when we pray don’t have to be limited. We can be in constant communication with the LORD. Here are a few of mine:

Where

Anywhere on GOD’s green Earth is the perfect place to pray. Church is an obvious spot where we worship together. This morning, I have my Adoration hour at the Chapel, and one of my prayers at the Blessed Sacrament actually mentions that while we pray there, we also must pray where prayer is scarce.

What

While there are prescribed prayers, the fact that we’re living and breathing GOD’s Word is most important. There’s so much scripture for us to incorporate in our prayer, so it is a manner of really letting those verses from the Bible soak in. If we absorb these passages instead of simply going with the motions by just saying those words, then we’ll capture what prayer is all about:

letting †GOD† into our ♥heart♥.

My Catholic onfirmation

Throwback Thursday: My Confirmation

Who

To whom do we pray? To GOD, of course, or the higher power in whom you believe. Those of us who are Catholic also may have special prayers for the patron saints, who led their lives serving the LORD and set examples to strive for holiness.

5:55 ~ make a †prayer†!!!

Thirsty Thursday: Lessons of the Cross

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Politics, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 04/24/2014 at 13:15

Happy Easter Thursday!!!

Phil. 4:13

Throwback Thursday: Celtic Cross w/Crown of Thorns & HOLY SPIRIT Dove (Philippians 4:13) ~ Fresh Ink as seen on Formal post

On Good Friday, I posted the Way of the Cross, so if you followed along, I invite you to consider how we can apply JESUS CHRIST‘s Passion to our own lives in the form of compassion for Him and His people.

[Stations in boldLessons in italics. (Some lessons are the same in different stations — if  you’ve learned other lessons, please care to share!]

  1. JESUS is condemned to death. Accept criticism ~ We all have our own cross to bear.
  2. JESUS is laden with the Cross. Accept accountability ~ We all can help solve problems. 
  3. JESUS falls for the first time. PERSEVERE ~ DON’T give up, even in struggle. 
  4. JESUS meets His mother. Seek comfort from others ~ We are not alone. 
  5. JESUS is helped by Simon of Cyrene to carry the Cross. Render aid to those in need ~ We all can help. 
  6. Veronica wipes the face of JESUS. Render aid to those in need ~ We all can help.
  7. JESUS falls for the second timePERSEVERE ~ DON’T give up, even in struggle
  8. JESUS consoles the women of JerusalemRender aid to those in need ~ We all can help
  9. JESUS falls for the third timePERSEVERE ~ DON’T give up, even in struggle. 
  10. JESUS is stripped of His garments. RESPECT ~ We all entered this world in purity. 
  11. JESUS is nailed to the Cross. GOD is the only Judge ~ We need NOT bully or hate. 
  12. JESUS dies on the Cross. Remember the LORD’s LOVE ~ He sacrificed for ALL of us. ♥ 
  13. JESUS is taken down from the Cross. Consider others while they are still alive ~ We will all leave this Earth sometime.
  14. JESUS is laid in the Holy Tomb. Sharing is caring ~ We all can spread the wealth of health, joy, peace & blessings, for as we were born with nothing but GOD’s LOVE, we will take nothing more than GOD’s LOVE when we depart. 

GOD Bless Y’all!!!