Friday, July 30, 2010

Three Favorite Prayers Meme

I haven't been tagged but this is going around ... here's the rule:
Name your three most favorite prayers, and explain why they're your favorites.
  1. Veni Creator Spiritus because I knew it first in song, it's trinitarian and the ending takes a brief versicle and response form.

  2. Merton's prayer of abandonment, trust and discernment because it describes about 99% of our experience of following God.

  3. Aquinas' prayer after communion because it covers all the things that I think important: my sinfulness, the sacraments, living well and desiring heaven.


Barb Schoeneberger said...

The Veni Creator chant has been my love for many years. I like the others you mentioned, too.

Kathleen@so much to say, so little time said...

I would say:

1. Ps. 139, which moves me to tears every time, but especially since going through infertility and then three pregnancies and childbirth, none of them without drama.

2. St. Augustine's prayer in the Confessions: our hearts are restless until they rest in You.

3. Silence. Deep, deep silence, in which the Spirit speaks.

RAnn said...

Have you heard Fr. Stan Fortuna sing Come Holy Spirit?

Moonshadow said...

RAnn, if you mean his song "Walk With Me (Come Holy Spirit)," I sampled it just now at iTunes. It's a rap song.

If you mean "Come Holy Ghost" from his Traditional Catholic Hymns album, I can't find a sample online. I would probably like the latter. Except I already have a set of CDs from GIA with those same songs.

Please clarify, if you would, which of Fr. Fortuna's songs you mean. Thx.