There is this prayer meme going around the interwebs. (For those of you who don’t know what a meme is: meme = peer pressure to do something on-line like everyone else.) The way the story goes is you are supposed to blog about your three favorite prayers.
Here is Brad’s response to the questions:
To ask me to list my three favorite prayers is like asking which of my four children I love the most, or perhaps even more like asking who my favorite Saint is (those who know me well know that is a dangerous question only to be asked when you have lots of spare time). My first impulse is to go on and on… instead I’ll mention the three I actually pray most regularly, and limit the list to structured prayer rather than personal spontaneous prayer. Before the list, however, I give prominence to the Mass and time spent in Eucharistic adoration. Those are givens.
The Rosary — a powerful tool beyond our understanding… for growing, for understanding, for healing, for comfort, as a spiritual weapon… If you’ve never read Pope John Paul II’s 2002 letter on the rosary, check it out now. Not too hard to follow and says it well.
The Memorare — our greatest intercessor is our Queen… she really does come through for those who treat her as Mother and Queen
St. Michael the Archangel and Angel of God — Never neglect the unseen help that are our constant companions. Check out opusangelorum.org for some cool learning about angels.
Honorable mention – Veni Creator Spiritus (Come, Creator Spirit) — could be nicknamed “the Saint-maker” prayer… a favorite of many great Saints
Here is mine:
1) “Thank you for the blessings I have received and the blessings I am receiving.” I have found that when I move through my day with the disposition of gratitude they I am more open to God’s ever present grace. About one a week I try and say this prayer 1000 times during the day.
2) “I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.” It is an old Hawaiian prayer. I say it every time a touch a door knob.
3) My evening walk. Most night when I am home I take a 25 min walk. I just breath in the beauty of the part and campus near my house. I try to just listen, knowing full well God is just listening.
Please let us know your favorite prayers in the comment section below.