Tag: Church

Where are our Prayers going?

What did you pray for Sunday mass today? Money, job, love, fame, world peace?

We’re living in the 21st century, God ought to at least have an email address if not WhatsApp! Even if he spamdid and some of us have that email address, how do we know that our prayers aren’t ending up as spam in his inbox?

Let’s be honest, we all pray, some make them short and crisp while others ramble on for hours on end. But what are we actually praying for? Do our desires and wishes count as a prayer? We all want luxuries in life and God is the only one who can grant it. Well, wasn’t it God who said: “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you…” And boy! have we been asking ever since…

We all believe, there is God behind all those clouds in the blue sky, hopefully listening to us and make things better for us. But wait! I’ve been over the clouds, isn’t it above the clouds that airplanes fly? I recently did only in November last year, but I didn’t get a glimpse of God anywhere.. is he playing hide and seek with me? Oh, wait! It was a late night flight… I couldn’t even see the clouds clear.

We pour our hearts to HIM after which we feel lighter and feel better. That is the magic of praying to HIM.


We celebrated Holy Communion at our church today with young boys & girls would receive Jesus for the first time in their hearts.. what a wonderful day for them. We pray they keep the fire of Jesus burning in their hearts forever.

What did your prayer include today?


It’s Sunday..Church Time

Besides being a non-working day, Sunday is more important for us, Catholics as we attend
Sunday Mass
. Like many of our kind, I too am a submarine catholicattending the 9.15 mass in my parish sitting somewhere in the middle-back rows of the church.  

Why submarine Catholic?  because we surface once a week on sunday at church, 7 days later and you will see us again. We all do it-yes! Of course I do love going for sunday mass and my full attention is given, until of course the priest’s sermon begins and then somehow magically.. the mind starts to wander.

I’m not gonna get distracted..I tell myself, keeping my eyes wide open, ears cocked to listen.. and then someone *coughs*, I look around to see..I see my friend, he’s looking around too.. we smile at each other 🙂 I look around a little bit, the girl who is standing in the corner “she’s so tall” 😉 I shake my head, distractions! I look ahead at the priest..he’s saying something, I am paying attention.

Someone’s walking in late, I turn again…I don’t know who he/she is..but I give the “I-know-you’re-late-look..and then in the corner somewhere a baby is crying “what can we do to have a little silence around here”? I make a few funny faces to see if the baby can stop crying.. stops the crying for a while and then howls even louder – that clearly didn’t work. I’m pretty much distracted now.. and I’ve not even heard the priest’s sermon, my sister is gonna ask me when I get home. That’s an annoying habit she has..she asks a lot of questions. Maybe I’ll ask a friend on the way out 🙂

It is already communion time. The walk, slowly in line to the front to receive holy communion and then back..there’s an old lady walking back slowly to her seat, should I overtake? Maybe not..I still try.. to the right but then she turns right, her seat is there..and I pause just in time, not to come to close to push her, I go to the left side and walk back to my seat. Phew! close call. I look at the back, my friend is smiling, he knows I almost did a boo-boo there 😉

The final blessing, signed myself with the sign of the cross and now half the people are already walking out, the final hymn is not even done yet. I like the final hymn the choir is singing, I know the chorus part..I’m not sure of the other words, I look up on the screen and I sing. I look at the choir I wonder who that cute girl is in the choir..she sings so well..dad’s in the choir, maybe I’ll ask him after mass” – *Mental note* ask dad casually after mass, but then dad’s smarter than me, his son doesn’t simply ask question unless he’s interested.

Everyone’s smiling, now chit chatting outside the church. Sunday is done.. walking home, people are checking their phones “3 miscalls, 14 whatsapp messages…and the phone rings, the same miss-called number

“Hello.. I was at mass, phone was on vibration…..” 

Of course it is only FRIDAY today.

P.S: Based on general observations and more importantly, taken the idea from Jade’s blog, an awesome blogger who has sunday-church thoughts of her own 🙂 Jade rocks! Check her blog out by clicking HERE 


Are you a ‘Churchgoer’?

Are you a churchgoer? Then this post will interest you.

Read ON..

The first 6 New Testament Group of people who come to church   each Sunday, they are:

Those people who come to Church with their mats, so after Praising they start to doze off

They are those who purposely come to mark the grammar/mistakes of the preacher

These people just come to church to look at the outfits of others

There are those who like roaming about and standing outside during church service

…and there is a group of people called  THE ACTS:
These people’s faith is in actions. They are participators not spectators. They listen to The Word of God and act on it.

Which group are you in? Don’t we have a little bit of everything is us?

May God lead us to put the teachings into ACTIONS.