Does evil & ‘The Devil’ exist?

To many people, the idea of The Devil, is a myth. He is a product of the imagination of people, yet the Bible says that he is a reality.

Whatever we might think, we all agree that there is Good and then there is Evil in this world. We aren’t sure if it is the work of the devil or any other force, that makes bad things happen to us. Some would simply say Evil is the absence of good happening in our life or vice versa and don’t really believe in such things.

As Roman Catholics, we do believe that The Devil is behind everything that is wrong & evil, he deceives us, tricks us in different ways to turn away from God and it is in our everyday prayer that we pray, that we may be protected in the armour of God and that the devil may not be able to do harm to us. Psalm 91, helps us with that – it is the Protection prayer and so also is the Prayer to St Micheal the Archangel

What does St. Micheal stand for?

St Micheal acts as the defender of the Church, and chief opponent of Satan; and assists souls at the hour of death.

Prayer to St.Micheal

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St Micheal Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.
Amen.

 

We meet so many kinds of people everyday, some of them give us positive vibes, others not no positive vibes and there are some..well, you just don’t feel comfortable around and want to stay clear of them.

Are these just vibes..and if there are, where are they originating from? Is our soul trying to tell us something? Surely! But do we have the time to listen? There is a lot of negativity energy going on around us, and we can’t really avoid it in our human strength, and hence we require God’s guidance to take us through. But we can do our part – Be honest to ourselves and in our dealings, don’t give into temptations (for we know from where temptation originates) Don’t give him the upper hand and we’ll see our lives changing for the better.

It’s never too late to start over.

 

‘Right’ way to Pray

Everyone knows to pray  while some whisper prayers during quiet moments of frustration and others scream them in times of desperation. There are different ways to pray and not necessarily a “right way”
The important thing to remember is.. that prayer is simply a method of communicating with God and one should talk to God like he’s our friend.

Most of us pray asking God for a lot of things.. good health, a good job, a bigger house, a life partner, a baby etc etc… Praying hands praying hand child prayer clip art image 6 8

Doesn’t God know what you already need? not necessarily want..

HE surely does. He may not give it to you exactly in the package you want it in, but in a bigger better way, we only need to recognize it when it comes.

Ever thought..

When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them and that when you are safe and happy, someone somewhere has prayed for you.

It’s never about ‘me’, we should always pray for others, always ‘others before self’

So when a friend asks you “How do I pray?”

You don’t say much but tell him/her to Just talk to God respectfully but openly and HE WILL surely listen to you.

2017

My New Year prayer

                                  Jesus,2017
2017I place this year into YOUR hands,
for I know you know it best!
All my battles, all my fears…
I need YOUR help with every difficult test

This year brings new challenges,
challenges only with YOU can I face
I ask YOU for the strength..
to soar high and keep up with the pace

Jesus, for this coming year
Just one request I bring…
If I am seeking to do something
may it be the very same thing.. that pleases you too

Wish you all a very Happy & Prosperous New Year 2017

What is Prayer?

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Prayer doesn’t just happen when we kneel or put hands together and focus and expect things from God

Instead…

Thinking positive and wishing good for othersThat is Prayer

When you hug a friend That’s a Prayer

When you cook something to nourish family & friends That’s a prayer

When we send off our near & dear ones and say ‘Drive safely’ or ‘Be safe’That’s a prayer

When you are helping someone in need by giving your time and energy You are praying

Praying is a Vibration – A feeling – A thought

Prayer is the voice of love, friendship, genuine relationships.