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When asked to teach his disciples how to pray, Jesus responds by saying 'when ye pray' but does not specify when, or how often or how long, Luke 11:1. He then gives an example of prayer (and advises not to use it as mere repetition for he warns against such a thing elsewhere Matthew 6:7) and the example takes but a minute or two to actually voice. There are ...


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This hymn is addressed to all three persons within the One Being of God. It was composed by Anglican bishop Reginald Heber (early 19th century) and is an all-time favourite in Hymns Ancient and Modern. Here are the lyrics: Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee; Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and Mighty! God in ...


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Why should a Christian pray for one hour? Traditional Catholics have a long tradition of praying for an hour before the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. We call this devotion an Holy Hour! Holy Hour is the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Eucharistic adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. A plenary indulgence is granted ...


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What are the theological implications of “pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death”? The prayer of the Hail Mary (Ave Maria) is a prayer of petition, in which the faithful implore the intercession of the Mother of Jesus for the two most important moments of our lives: now and at the hour of our deaths. It is that simple. The “Hail Mary” prayer ...


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