Ideas and prayers for my very atheist friend to come back to the church

So I have the rare chance of discussing Catholicism completely freely with a very very closed minded atheist friend of mine. He said he’d research everything over again with me because he trusts me, but is very doubtful he’ll find anything that will change his mind. Anyone have any very well explained sources I can tap? Also, everyone PRAY for him please…that the Holy Spirit opens his eyes/mind/heart and inspires him to want to know. Thanks ahead of time!

i haven’t read it yet, but New Proofs for the Existence of God by Fr Robert Spitzer, SJ could help.

So I have the rare chance of discussing Catholicism completely freely with a very very closed minded atheist friend of mine. He said he’d research everything over again with me because he trusts me, but is very doubtful he’ll find anything that will change his mind. Anyone have any very well explained sources I can tap? Also, everyone PRAY for him please…that the Holy Spirit opens his eyes/mind/heart and inspires him to want to know. Thanks ahead of time!

I would suggest that you ask for prayer in the Prayer Intentions forum regarding this, so that God gives the person you are talking to the grace to see, hear, and believe.

I will pray that this bears fruit.

God be with you in this.

I am praying an Our Father, Hail Mary and Memorare for your friend.

Good luck and may the Holy Spirit speak through you! God Bless

You might ask him this:
Can nothing take nothing and make something?

Here is an idea that really works. The Green Scapular.

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My father, a fallen-away Catholic, passed away several years ago. When he first became ill and was hospitalized, one of the Vincentian priest pinned a Green Scapular to his pillow. I know my mother was especially worried about his salvation, as he had not awakened following emergency surgery. He did awaken many days later, and that same Vincentian asked if he wished to receive the sacraments. He was on a ventilator, so he could not speak, but he could indicate “yes” or “no”, so the priest simply asked if he was sorry for any and all sins he committed, then he was given Extreme Unction. This was 2 years to the day of my auto accident, August 3rd. He died 2 days later, on the Feast of Our Lady of the Snows on August 5th. There is a promise attached to the Green Scapular that Our Lady will obtain the conversion of those who have fallen away from the True Faith. I’m convinced she did so with my father, the day of his death was clearly Providential.

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(From an atheist)
How did you come to embrace Catholicism?
Strangely enough, it was the Blessed Virgin Mary. That friend of mine had sneakily
snuck in a scapular under my mattress. I didn’t know until about 1 year into my
conversion. I imagine that she had something to do with it. I think it was the
green scapular.

How to use it:
If they will take it, have them put it in their wallet.
Say this prayer for them every day: “Immaculate Heart of Mary pray for us now and at the hour our our death.”

Her promise was to obtain faith for those who don’t have it. She didn’t say when, but just that she would.

Do the same for yourself, say the prayer for yourself and keep it on you.

If he dosen’t want it or refuses it, then hide it in his room or his couch, or somewhere he frequents. Then say the prayer everyday. It will still work.

May God bless and keep you. May God’s face shine on you. May God be kind to you and give you peace.

Pax Christi.

Offering my prayers.

God bless.

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