Fr. John Boyle has tagged me for Mulier Fortis's meme (have I got that right?), at any rate I've to say what are my three favourite prayers, and why.
These are Mulier's rules which also have to be shown:
"Name your three most favorite prayers, and explain why they're your favorites. Then tag five bloggers - give them a link, and then go and tell them they have been tagged. Finally, tell the person who tagged you that you've completed the meme... The Liturgy and the Sacraments are off limits here. I'm more interested in people's favorite devotional prayers."
My favourite prayers are;
The Rosary- we usually say five decades at a time. I love this prayer, it's the one Our Lady asked for
(at Fatima and elsewhere), so I have great confidence in it.
A 'one line' prayer- 'O Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in Thee.' When the going is very busy or demanding, this simple act of trust in the Lord is both all I can manage and all that I need to do.
Prayer for the Holy Souls- 'Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace, Amen'.
Since my parents deaths, five, and nearly sixteen years ago, I have appreciated more deeply the importance of praying for the souls of the dead, those of my parents, others known to me, and those who have no-one to pray for them.
Now, I tag Fr. John Abberton
and Jeffrey Steele