Excuse me if I am posting in the wrong place. I’ve been looking for a place to post this for the last half hour and decided on this one.
I have a “My Imitation of Christ” book. I absolutely love it and will be reading and praying prayers in it more often. When I was young, my mom gave me this book and said that you could get indulgences from praying the prayers. But she taught me to read it more as a way of, “How do I feel today?” and then find a prayer for it. Which is how I intend to use it. So my intent nor my motives are not solely for indulgences.
However, I am asking out of curiosity. Do we get indulgences from reading prayers from this book? If so, BONUS! But again, that’s not my main intent for reading these prayers.
And, now that brings me to another question: Is it ok to pray, purely, for indulgences for ourself? I figured that’d be a very selfish act and kind of defeat the purpose. Sort of like the moment you say you’re humble, you’re not.