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Prayer Requests

We Want to Pray for Your Prayer Intentions! Enter a Prayer Request below. The Catholic Moms will pray for you. Lord Hear Our Prayer! Prayer is necessary. It should be a daily part of our lives. It is the way we communicate with God. There are many types of prayers. We can ask God for help and give thanks. We can praise God. Through prayer, we show love. We seek comfort in hard times. We are all part of the body of Christ. It is important to pray for others. We should also ask others to pray for us. The angels and Saints want to pray for us. We can ask them for their prayers. Our family and friends can pray for us as well. One of our most powerful intercessors is the Blessed Mother. Whenever you need help, call on her! She is always there for us. She will hear you and take your requests to Jesus. Mary always brings us to her son. Blessed Mother, Pray for Us! “Prayer is the best weapon we possess. It is the key that opens the heart of God.”  – Saint Padre Pio “Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.” – Saint Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) “The Rosary is my favorite prayer” – Saint John Paul II He who prays most receives most.  –St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori There is nothing more powerful than a person praying well.  – St. John Chrysostom “Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.” – Saint Padre Pio Enter Your Prayer Request Here: Pray for Others Click on the above link to see a list of prayer intentions. You can also pray for others. Your prayer request will show up within 24 hours or less. After you enter your prayer request, you will receive an email confirmation. (Please make sure to check your spam or junk folder if you don’t see it). God Bless You! CatholicMoms.com

Pray for Others

Please Pray for Our Sisters and Brothers in Christ! With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints. – Ephesians 6:18 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. – Philippians 4:6 Please enter your prayer petitions and pray for others. We at Catholic Moms want to pray for you and your family. We will remember you in our daily prayers and lift you up to our Lord, Jesus Christ. One of the most beautiful things about the Catholic Church is our belief in the power of prayer and the power of intercessory prayer. We will call upon the angels, Saints, Blessed Mother and Holy Souls to pray for you as well. Matthew 18:20 (NASB) states, “where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” If you are in need of prayer for any reason, we want to pray with you and for you. Be assured that you are loved by our Heavenly Father. He wants you to ask for his help and he is waiting to hear from you. “The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.” – Numbers 6:24-26 Prayer Request Listing Enter Your Own Prayer Request  

Simplify Your Life this Year – Wisdom of St. Francis

Simplify Your Life This New Year! If we had any possessions we should be forced to have arms to protect them, since possessions are a cause of disputes and strife, and in many ways we should be hindered from loving God and our neighbor. Therefore, in this life, we wish to have no temporal possessions. – St. Francis of Assisi Simplify to Enrich Your Life! Simplicity is a spiritual practice that can greatly challenge our way of life and greatly enrich our way of life. St. Francis and his followers saw the discipline of simplicity as a garden from which all other spiritual virtues grow. They saw it as an important prerequisite to our being both fully human and fully spiritual. Francis saw wealth and our attachment to possessions as something that enslaves our souls and hinders communion and union with God. Jesus, at His Sermon on the Mount said: “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important that food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them… And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do no labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” Hopefully, with Faith, we can take Jesus at His word. This doesn’t mean, get rid of every stitch of clothing you own… that would be very impractical. It means… don’t be so concerned. Do you really need 20 pairs of shoes? How about 2 or 3? Distinguish Between Your Wants and Needs How do we decide what we …

Traditions for the Christmas Feast and Season!

There are many beautiful ways to celebrate the Holy Season of Christmas! If you are like me, I am always trying to find ways to make the season holier and less secular for my children. Some of the traditions below you may be familiar with and practice. Perhaps you will find some new traditions or twists to the traditions that your family will enjoy for years to come! The Christmas Crib or Crèche The crib used in the manger scene in it’s present form is credited to Saint Francis of Assisi. The animals in the nativity scene, usually the ass and ox, are traditionally part of the picture. Saint Francis was following tradition when he had these animals placed near the manger. You can involve your family by waiting until Christmas Eve to place the Christ Child in the crèche. Leave your nativity scene set up through Epiphany. On the Feast of Epiphany add your wise men to the scene. Family members, especially children, will look forward to this tradition! If you don’t have statues, use pictures. Set up a Christmas “bulletin board” and place the pictures at the appropriate times. You might want to play a game to determine who gets to put the Christ child into the crèche or on the board. The Christ Candle Light a large candle on Christmas Eve to symbolize the coming of Jesus. Let it burn throughout the night. Let your children help you pick out a “Special Candle” for your Christ Candle. It can be very large or very beautiful and unique. Something that stands out. The Christmas Tree The origin of the Christmas Tree goes back to medieval Germany. One popular form of entertainment at that time was the “mystery play”. One of the most popular “mysteries” was the Paradise play. The Paradise play represented the creation of man, the sin of Eve and Adam, and their subsequent expulsion from the Garden of Eden. A fir tree hung with apples represented the Garden of Eden. The tree symbolized both the “Tree …

Prepare for the Christ Child – Advent!

During the Four Weeks of Advent We Prepare for the Christ Child!   Advent is a time to get ready for the Christmas Feast Day. There are many ways to get ready including: prayer, daily devotions, novenas, and fasting. We as Catholics have many helpful tools such as: advent wreaths, nativity scenes, Christmas movies and movies about the Saints, cooking, and decorating our homes. Prayer Should Increase During this busy time, it is essential that we set aside a special time for prayer and mediation. Not only is this a very stressful time… but it is easy to lose the meaning of Christmas in all the preparations. Set aside time to pray alone and time to have devotions with your family. An Advent Wreath is a great tool for family devotions. Each week, gather around your wreath and pray… then light one Advent Candle on the wreath. The children will look forward to this devotion and will always remember it. We can also set up a Nativity Scene in our home. Save the baby Jesus and the three Wise men for the appropriate time. On Christmas Day, put baby Jesus in the crèche; on the Feast of Epiphany, put the three Wise men in your Nativity Scene. The Nativity Set can also be used as a devotional tool. Pick readings from the Gospel and read them around the Nativity Set. Let the children arrange the figures accordingly to the verse. Spend Time with Family Family time is very important during the Advent Season. Cooking, watching movies, playing cards or board games and just spending time together is important. Slow Down! Take the time to enjoy the season. Let the children help decorate the tree. Make a special treat and watch a Christmas Movie. Some of my favorites include: “A Wonderful Life”, “Going My Way”, “Home Alone”, and “The Santa Claus”, “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” …. “Shrek the Halls” has a good message about putting up with relatives and …

Prayer Needed in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey…

SourceURL:http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/be-ready-to-help-hurricane-harvey-victims-us-bishops-say-36184/ Washington D.C., Aug 27, 2017 / 09:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The damage done by Hurricane Harvey is a cause for prayer and preparation to help the storm’s victims, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has said. “As the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, this crisis hits very close to home”, conference president Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said Aug. 27. “In solidarity with my brother bishops in this area of the country, I call on people of faith to pray for all of those who have been impacted by this hurricane, and I ask people of good will to stand with the victims and their families.” “May God, the Lord of mercy and compassion, protect all who are still in danger, and bring to safety those who are missing. May He care in a special way for those who were already homeless, or without support and resources, before this disaster,” he cardinal said. The cardinal said the storm was “catastrophic and devastating” and many dioceses have been affected. Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night as a Category 4 storm. It has killed at least two people. More than 1,000 had to be rescued. Many thousands are trapped by the water, CNN reports. Although the hurricane has been downgraded to a tropical storm, the National Weather Service said the flooding was catastrophic, unprecedented and expected to continue for days. Up to 50 inches of rain could fall on some parts of Texas. Several international airports in Texas, and a Houston hospital has evacuated after flooding caused power loss. The City of Dallas has said it will turn its convention center into a shelter to host up to 5,000 evacuees. Cardinal DiNardo said the U.S. bishops conference is working closely with local dioceses, Catholic Charities USA and St. Vincent de Paul societies, as well as other relief organizations. The bishops conference will share more information about how best to aid hurricane victims. The cardinal prayed in thanksgiving for the first responders who have put their lives at risk. “We include in our intentions the everyday …

Pope Saint Gregory the Great Lenten Reflection

A Lenten Reflection from Pope Saint Gregory the Great The glory of these forty days we celebrate with songs of praise; For Christ, by whom all things were made, Himself has fasted and has prayed. Alone and fasting Moses saw the loving God who gave the law. And to Elijah, fasting, came the steeds and chariots of flame. So Daniel trained his mystic sight, delivered from the lion’s might. And John, the Bridegroom’s friend, became the herald of Messiah’s name. Then grant us, Lord, like them to be full oft in fast and prayer with Thee; Our spirits strengthen with Thy grace, and give us joy to see Thy face. – Pope Gregory the Great  

About CatholicMoms.com – Our Mission

Our Mission We are so happy you found us and want to tell you all about CatholicMoms.com! The Catholic Moms web site is a place for Fellowship and Fun! All moms need a time to reflect and refresh… This site was created in 2000 as a resource for meeting other Catholic Mothers and learning more about, as well as encouraging, the Catholic Faith. Our focus is on the traditional teachings of the Catholic Church. This is a traditional Catholic Moms website. We offer discussion groups, Catholic News and Interesting Stories, Mother Teresa Devotions, Catholic Moms Forums, Prayer Request Pages, Information on the Catholic Faith, Links to Blogs and Catholic Web Sites, and Catholic Shopping. Our discussion groups include: Divine Mercy, Stay at Home Moms, Special Kids Moms, and Prayer Moms. We are always growing and open to your suggestions on what to include in our web site. Who am I ? I am a Catholic Mom with 7 beautiful blessings from God (children)!!! I also have 2 beautiful grandchildren! My believe is that being a mother is the most important job in the world. I want to encourage you and inspire you to treat your children like precious jewels! All moms need to take a little time to care for themselves and to nourish their spirits. “Children are a gift from God; They are a reward from Him.” ~Psalm 127:3 Through the imitation of Mary, the Mother of our Dear Savior Jesus Christ, we can help each other to grow in the Catholic Faith and to become the Mothers that God wants us to be. CatholicMoms.com is a place to visit for fellowship, encouragement, inspiration, devotions, and friendship! Your input is always welcomed! Renee Winkeljohn, Webmaster Contact Information Postal Address: CatholicMoms.com 3112 Raven Ridge Enid, OK 73701 Suggestions and Comments: Please Use Our Feedback Form Thank you for Visiting! If you enjoy this web site, you can help us keep it going by visiting our Catholic Gift Store www.SaintsMarket.com and telling all of your friends about us!

Why Wear the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel?

THE BROWN SCAPULAR – A SIGN OF CHRISTIAN FAITH AND COMMITMENT Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Brown Scapular Signs in Ordinary Human Life  The world in which we live is full of material things which have symbolic meaning: light, fire, water ….. There are also, in every- day life, experiences of relationships between human beings, which express and symbolize deeper realities such as sharing a meal (as a sign of friendship), taking part in a protest march (as a sign of solidarity), joining together in a national celebration (as a sign of identity). We need signs and symbols to help us understand what is happening at present, or what happened before, and to give us an awareness of who we are, as individuals and as groups. Signs in Christian Life Jesus is the great sign and gift of the Father’s love. He founded the Church as a sign and instrument of his love. Christian life also has its signs. Jesus used bread, wine, and water, to help us understand higher things, which we can neither see nor touch. In the celebration of the Eucharist and the other sacraments (baptism confirmation, reconciliation, matrimony, orders, the sacrament of the sick) the symbols, (water, oil, the laying on of hands, the rings), all have their own meaning and bring us into communication with God, present in each of them. As well as liturgical signs, the Church has others related to some event, to some tradition, or some person. One of these is the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The Scapular is a Sign of Mary One of the signs in the tradition of the Church from many centuries ago is the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It is a sign approved by the Church and accepted by the Carmelite Order as an external sign of love for Mary, of the trust her children have in her, and of commitment to live like her. The word scapular indicates a form of clothing which monks wore when they …

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