The activities involved in finding a suitable marriage partner has never been easy, but the climate of modern society with its constantly changing rules makes it even more difficult. Though this is a world of shifting sand, there are timeless, stable principles revealed by Christ through His Church by which the sexes are to conduct their relations with one another. The difficulty often consists in trying to figure out how to apply these principles to our present situation. I want to present to parents some rules, supports, and habits to encourage in their teenage children who are experiencing their attraction to the opposite sex in a new and heightened way.
The Prayer of St. Patrick - I arise today Through the strength of heaven;
Below is a list of beautiful and powerful Catholic prayers. Saying a prayer, however, is not the same as praying. In order for these words to become true prayer, they must be reflected upon, understood, meant, and the prayer must come from the depths of your soul. Next time you have an opportunity to pray in silence, take one or more of these beautiful prayers and spend time with it. Let it become your own personal prayer and let God speak to you and strengthen you through it. Lent Year of Saint Joseph.
The Prayer of St. Patrick
Maybe your heart is breaking. Or, maybe you just want to see eye-to-eye with your spouse. Whatever your romantic woe — we have one simple question: Have you considered prayer?
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.