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Old Dec 5, '12, 3:04 pm
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A less awkward-sounding synonym is "aspirations."

Great phrasing! I shall use this term hence!
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Old Dec 5, '12, 3:08 pm
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When driving down the street, I use a variation of St. Faustina's prayers - " Oh blood and water which gushed from the Heart of Jesus, as a font of mercy for us, I turst in you - for that soul- (whomever I see walking on the side walk.)
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Old Dec 5, '12, 3:11 pm
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When driving down the street, I use a variation of St. Faustina's prayers - " Oh blood and water which gushed from the Heart of Jesus, as a font of mercy for us, I turst in you - for that soul- (whomever I see walking on the side walk.)
Oooh I like this!! I often use that same prayer when I hear of someone passing. But literally just passing them on the street---I'll have to employ it more often!
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Old Dec 5, '12, 3:14 pm
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My favorite is "Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart unto Thine."

I also remember a few other ones from an ancient prayer book (printed in the '40s). I discovered it when I was as a child and I couldn't understand the meaning of "300 days each time, Leo XIII" or "100 days once a day, Pius IX" - the old indulgences usually attached to most ejaculatory prayers.
What I remember from that prayer book:
"Sweetest Jesus, be not my Judge, but my Saviour."
"Blessed and praised every moment be the most holy and Divine Sacrament."
"O Jesus, my God, I love Thee above all things."
"O Mary, thou didst enter the world without stain, do thou obtain for me from God that I may leave it without sin."

I also like a Rosary for the Poor Souls that consists entirely of such ejaculatory prayers. I have it on a file, but I don't remember the link to the original source (surely a Trad. site), so here it is, with the obsolete indulgences included:

THE ROSARY FOR THE POOR SOULS

On the Cross: De Profundis or Pater and Ave.

On the Large Beads: V. Eternal rest give to them, O Lord. R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.

Act of Faith: My God, I believe in Thee, because Thou art Truth itself.

Act of Hope: My God, I hope in Thee because Thou art infinitely good.

Act of Charity: My God, I love Thee with my whole heart and above all things, because Thou art infinitely perfect.

(7 years and 7 quartines each time. Benedict XIV., Jan 28, 1756. Plenary, once a month, if said every day. Benedict XIII., Jan. 15, 1728.)
(Plenary, In articulo mortis---at the point of death---if frequently used during life. Benedict XIV., Jan 28, 1756.)

On the Small Beads: Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love.

(300 days once a day. Leo XIII., May 21, . 1892.)

Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.

(300 days each time. Pius IX., Sept. 30, 1852. Plenary, once a month.)

At the end: Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine.

(300 days eaclt time. Pius IX., Pro Ma. Jan. 25, 1868; Pius X., Sept. 15, 1905.)

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.

(100 days each time. Pius X., Br. July 9, 1904.)

St. Joseph, model and patron of those who love the Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.

(100 days once a day. Leo XIII., Dec. 19, 1891.)
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I think it's more a case of not knowing the term "ejaculatory prayer". That doesn't mean that most Catholics nowadays don't have any or don't do them, we just maybe didn't know that was the official term for them. Do try your best to not be too condescending to "today's" Catholics. Some of us weren't around pre-Vatican.

I too say "Blessed be Your name, oh Lord" whenever I hear someone take His name in vain.
I don't mean to be condescending at all. I was born in '74, so I was not around when all the changes and excisions to Catholic life were made.

My sadness is for the lost Catholic culture which my children (and myself included) will never really know. Those things that our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc.... knew all their lives as "living a Catholic life" are now gone, and we are foolish to think they will magically reappear when you now have a whole generation who has not known anything other than mainstream, post-concilliar Catholic life. These customs and practices listed above are but the tip of the iceberg, and these customs enshrined doctrines of our faith and made them concrete in the lives of Catholics - not just theories or ideas, but realities. When those customs were swept away, was it any surprise that the dogmas were easily torn down as well.

I do my best to teach my kids the Faith, and to try to re-inject traditional teaching, practices, and reverences into our local parish life (e.g.: I started a men's Gregorian chant group in our deanery to sing Latin chants and renaissance polyphony at Masses, and I try to help out with altar servers and Perpetual adoration), but there are just so many things that only 50 years ago, every Catholic would know of that today's Catholics would never have even heard of.

It's not arrogance - it's genuine lament. But God is still with His Church and His Vicar.
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Oooh I like this!! I often use that same prayer when I hear of someone passing. But literally just passing them on the street---I'll have to employ it more often!
Im going to start praying it too..what a fantastic idea,
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Windmill..i totally agree with you...have you talk to you priest about maybe holding a workshop/retreat in the church hall or in church itself where folks can sign up, pay a small fee (to fund this project ) and volunteers could teach about each of those things etc..
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"Blessed be the name of the Lord" whenever His name is taken in vain.

Too bad Catholics nowadays don't even know what "ejaculatory prayers" are. Another fatality chalked up to the Spirit of Vatican II. Add that loss to "Forty Hours Devotions, Rogation Days, Septuagesima, Ember Days, and Introits/Graduals/Proper Antiphons", and you see the slow dissolving of Catholic customs that have helped form centuries of Catholic culture.
Sorry, I've been in the Church now 10 years, (Baptist/Brethren convert) and I feel still have just scratched the surface of the beauty and depth of the practices and Traditions. So, you will see me reply with What... Every now and then. God Bless,
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Old Dec 6, '12, 7:11 am
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Both of these are often on my lips throughout the day.
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"Jesus, Mary, I love You! Save souls!";

"My God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love Thee! I beg pardon for all those that do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love Thee."
Most often said ...

"Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto thine!"

regarding the phrase, "ejaculatory prayer," as a most very definitely post Vatican II child, I've heard that expression all of my adult life.
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'Here I am Lord, I come to do Your will' And the divine mercy prayers. (Eternal father...for the sake of his sorrowful passion..)
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Old Dec 6, '12, 10:02 am
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All glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus is Lord.


Also sometimes I pray in the Spirit.
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Sorry, I've been in the Church now 10 years, (Baptist/Brethren convert) and I feel still have just scratched the surface of the beauty and depth of the practices and Traditions. So, you will see me reply with What... Every now and then. God Bless,
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Welcome to the Church! Again, I'm not looking down on a person, I'm lamenting the caretakers of our religion and how we have let so much slip away.

I find that converts tend to be the ones most open to traditional customs because they have a firm grasp of the doctrines of hte faith and can see the beauty of the traditions that were centuries in the making.
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