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I've heard it referred to as saying grace when you say a prayer to bless the food. Which denominations do this? Is this only a Catholic thing? Where did it come from? I don't know how to answer all your questions, but I can answer one. No, it is not only a Catholic thing to say grace. As a Christian, I do say grace. I know Jews do not usually say grace ...


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The Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer (1979) has prayers for "Grace at meals." Four different prayers are given: Give us grateful hearts, our Father, for all thy mercies, and make us mindful of the needs of others; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Bless, O Lord, thy gifts to our use and us to thy service; for Christ's sake. Blessed are you,...


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Are Catholics not supposed to pray the St. Michael Prayer? It is only forbidden for the laity to recite it, when actually associated with solemn exorcisms which can only be said by certain qualified Catholic priests. Not only do I pray this beautiful prayer often. There is no interdiction to its use unless it is associated with a major exorcism which can ...


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About the intercessions of Saints to God, on one's behalf? Now if you ask for help or a miracle from a saint through a prayer, and if you at some point get it, then the help/miracle was done by God though a saint´s intercession! That is basically saying it in a nutshell. I can ask a friend to pray for me, but I can also ask my spiritual friends in Heaven ...


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The answer is yes; for the yes is implied in the scare quotes around the word 'bad'. We are often mistaken about our true good, and God is glorified, and we are fulfilled in reality and in Christ, by receiving our true good. The simplest examples of receiving something bad which is yet our true good are being persecuted for the sake of Christ. He says to ...


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