Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Do not lie to the Lord in Prayer / Holy Mass...!

When we are in Prayer or Participating in a Holy Mass, never make any prayers with just the lips, without your full attention. For example during the Holy Mass, the Priest says, "Lift up your hearts" and the congregation says in one voice, "we lift them up to the LORD" and then the Priest says, "Let us give thanks to the Lord our God" and the response of the participants is, "It is right to give HIM thanks and Praise."

Many devotees without realizing the meaning of these sayings simply say these responses with the crowd. Is it not a lie...? So, when we say, we have lifted up our hearts to heaven, understand what we are saying and try to truly 'lift up the hearts to GOD'. All responses must come from the heart - and not from the mouth, because the Lord may not like lip services....!

Likewise, when we sing hymns and songs in the Church or at homes, meditate and sing understanding the proper lyrics. Spiritual Devotional songs are not just for the melody or tune, they are also prayers from the depth of the hearts....!

So when we recite or read a Prayer, Let the words and phrases come from our hearts...like...

"Our Father who are in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name....."or "Hail Mary, Full of Grace..." or "Glory be to the Father...."

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