I have been tagged by the honourable Kindred Spirit in a form of interweb chain lettering/blogging, and am glad because it makes me feel like a real Catholic to be asked this.
"Originating in Great Britain at Mac's blog address at http://mulier-fortis.blogspot.com/, there is a prayer meme making the rounds of this virtual world
"Name your three favourite prayers, and explain why they're your favourites. 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 favourite devotional prayers."
I really wanted to put "Introibo ad altare Dei" but that's a part of the liturgy.
Ok, here we go:
3 favourite personal prayers:
1. Act of Hope:
"O God, I hope with complete trust that you will give me, through the merits of Jesus Christ, all necessary grace in this world and everlasting life in the world to come, for this is what you have promised and you always keep your promises".
2. St. Augustine's Prayer (my friend gave me a card with this on it and I carry it in my wallet and pray it whenever I get the chance):
"God of our life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders and weigh us down; when the road seems dreary and endless, the skies gray and threatening; when our lives have no music in them, and our hearts are lonely, and our souls have lost their courage. Flood the path with light, turn our eyes to where the skies are full of promise; turn our hearts to brave music; give us the sense of comradeship with heroes and saints of every age; and so quicken our spirits that we may be able to encourage the souls of all who journey with us on the road of life to your honor and glory."
3. Prayer attributed to Martin Luther: (From the Movie "Luther")
"I am yours, save me"
Not the best picks, but by and large I mostly pray the Rosary, some part of the Liturgy, or just 'free-style'. I had two great Jesuit prayer cards but when I turned Anglican again I got rid of them.
Devin Rose: http://www.devinrose.heroicvirtuecreations.com/blog/
ok.. I only have two Catholic blogger friends...