"A clean heart create for him, God; renew in me a steadfast spirit." Psalm 51:12

Prayer & Devotions

You can find out about a new series of presentations, Giving Our Hearts to God:  What It Means to Prayer, at http://blog.renewaloffaith.org/blog/?p=6933.

What follows below provides descriptions of various forms of prayer and devotions in the Catholic Church. Be sure and check out the video on a presentation I presented on the attitude we come to prayer with entitled "Talking to God: A Conversation about Prayer".

In the Catholic Church, there are many forms of liturgy and prayer.  Of course, the prime form of liturgy is the Mass.  Other forms of liturgy and prayer include:

So with all these forms of prayer, what makes the Mass prime?  There are two parts to the Mass.  The first is the Liturgy of the Word where we hear readings proclaimed from the Bible, listen to a homily, profess our faith in the Creed,  Lastly, within the Liturgy of the Word we offer our prayers for one another.  Then comes the Liturgy of the Eucharist where we, as Catholics, do not celebrate remember the sacrifice Jesus made on the Cross for us.  Rather, for us, the sacrifice is made present to us at Mass as an eternal sacrifice. Be sure and check out "The Mass".

As part of each Sunday Mass and Solemnity we recite the Creed.  Check out our video series, "We Profess, We Believe"  ‚Äčas we explore the Creed.

Updated 9/21/21

"Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed."Mark 1:35