Thursday, 22 July 2010

Tagged? Yes, Meme!

I have been tagged for the "prayer meme" of Mulier Fortis. I dutifully respond.

My favourite prayer is the Marian Rosary. It's clear that the late Fr. Peyton (who will surely be canonized one day) was drawn into contemplation by the Rosary. As the late Pope John Paul II wrote, it is a way of contemplating Christ through the gaze of His Mother. It is also a way of speaking with Our Lady and a wonderful prayer of intercession. Our Lady told Fr. Gobbi that when mothers come to him full of anxiety about their children he should tell them to wrap them round in the Rosary.

My next prayer is the Jesus Prayer, often said with the aid of a "prayer rope" or chotki (as illustrated). This Eastern Orthodox prayer really belongs to all of us (as does the Rosary). I find the Jesus Prayer often coming to mind, and it is especially present when I say Mass, and especially at the Elevation.

My next devotion is the Divine Mercy Chaplet which is so powerful in aid of the sick and the dying, but is also a wonderful prayer of intercession for anyone in need. A priest I met on retreat told me that he prayed the chaplet through midnight and into the small hours in reparation for the sins committed in those hours.

These are the rules that must be displayed;

"Name your three most favorite prayers, and explain why they're your favorites. Then tag five bloggers - give them a link, and then go and tell them they have been tagged. Finally, tell the person who tagged you that you've completed the meme... The Liturgy and the Sacraments are off limits here. I'm more interested in people's favorite devotional prayers."

I have tagged Dr. Matthew Doyle, Jane, Paul Priest, Fr. Michael Brown and Anne


  1. Wonderful choices. I only found out about the Jesus prayer the other day when another blogger chose it as one of their favourites too. The rosary buzzes round in my head throughout the day and night.

  2. Excellent. 10/10 and a gold star!