Did you know that Brad and Joia Farmer have created a Catholic Family Blog? You should check it out! SaintMakers.com
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.
We have been rebuilding the web site. It is up and functional. It doesn’t look much different from the pervious website, but the new design is going to allow us to do some cool things in the future.
As we are reworking the site we are going back and updating information on the site that is more than 5 years old. One of the areas that needs the most updating is bio section. And we need your help….
We are going to add a “Wikipedia bio (aka stuff that isn’t true, but should be)” to each of our bios. We would like your help. We want you to come up with facts about Gene, Brad, or APeX that isn’t true, but you wish was true.
We are going to give prizes to everyone who comes up with something that ends up in the final version.
Add your facts about Gene, Brad, or the history of APeX in the comments below. (Please be patient if you don’t see your comment right away. We have to approve them just to keep everyone safe and happy.)
We have finally created a facebook so that it is even easier to keep up with with APeX. Check it out @ Facebook/APeXMinistries
Joia (Brad’s wife) Farmer’s third album is now on iTunes. Get it now…You won’t be disappointed.