Studies have shown that everyone prays; even some atheists say that they pray. So what is prayer? What makes Christian prayer distinctive? Bishop Barron answers these questions and offers recommendations on how to improve your prayer life. Visit 🤍🤍WordOnFire.org to learn more!
Thank you Father to help me to grow. Love your advice. God bless
After many years I came home to the Catholic Church .After listening to the Central prayer time. THIS hourly time is a fulfilling way to keep praying ALL DAY LONG. THE PRESENT OF GRACE WHERE Jesus AND MARY LET ME KNOW TE VASTNESS OF THEIR LOVE AND FROM THERE MY COMMITMENT IS FAITHFUL OR MY SOUL Shrinks. LOVE AND LIVE JOYFULLY IN Kent, OHIO.
Yes another good one, for all of us to hear. Yes ... yes ... yes ...
I love my Catholic brothers and sisters in Christ. However, do you know what is sad? By the very nature of following Catholic doctrine, you subscribe to accepting that the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ did not accomplish what God had intended all along. God, without our permission, ushered in the New Covenant (His one-time sacrifice for sins that was enough to bridge the gap between God and us). “God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them” 2 Cor 5:10. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only son that whosoever believes in Him (puts their faith and trust in Him) shall not perish but have everlasting life” John 3:16. We received God’s righteousness (right standing with God); He took on our unrighteousness. What an exchange!!! To follow church authority (Catholicism) who announces that you have all these requirements to follow to work your way into Heaven (sacraments), and purgatory (so you can bake a little longer before you get in)- simply tells God, “Your son’s death on the Cross was not enough to extend Grace to mankind”. The Vatican Church has absolutely no authority whatsoever. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, the life, no man comes to the Father except through me” John 14:16. Not through the church, not through a priest, not through a confession booth, not through the sacraments, not through Mary, not through prayers to “saints”- Eternal Life can only be found through faith and trust in Jesus Christ. That is the New Covenant- a new arrangement with Believers- established by God (on this side of the Cross). We could never do enough good works to get in; God made the ultimate sacrifice, initiating a perfect Grace to ensure we would. “For it is by Grace you have been saved, through Faith- and this not from yourself, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast” Eph 2:8. The corruption of the Catholic Church (do the research), and the massive (and I mean massive) cover up of Priests (who have molested more children than every other Christian denomination combined), and the corruption of so many popes (who are supposed to be infallible)- pretty much speaks for the error in Catholic thinking, along with pages and pages of other problems I could write about if there was space. Look it up for yourself- there are documented cases of horrible, bad and corrupt popes- who were sexually active pedophiles, ones who committed sodomy, and much more. They were pure evil. If at any time in human history, there was even one pope that did anything wrong (EVER)- just one thing!!!- the whole system is exposed as a lie and a fraud because the pope is identified as infallible by the Catholic church. Truth? Their history is horrible. Don’t fall for the Catholic explanation that the Holy Spirit overrides the fallible popes, and renders them infallible (a pathetic lie and an excuse for their deviant behavior). Can you imagine if we used that excuse for all our poor decisions? Absolute nonsense. The status of priests in the Catholic church is a disaster. One priest was quoted as saying, “Every priest he knows is gay, unless he has been told otherwise”. Other sources have homosexuality in the priesthood at a staggering 75%. The system is broken, and the Catholic Church is not God’s intention. Jesus had a different idea completely, and I will sum it up in 2 words: “Follow me”. Let go of the bondage that is administered and demanded by an “institution”, and rely solely on the freedom and grace that comes by simple faith and trust in “following” Jesus Christ. He will certainly set you free from an institution that holds your eternal life hostage (until you measure up to God’s requirements), because nobody has ever measured up. There is no purgatory; in fact, purgatory is slapping God in the face and saying,” your sacrifice and the shedding of your blood was not enough- we will add to what you did”. Scary theology people. Let me introduce Grace. God accomplished on the Cross everything you and me will ever need to IMMEDIATELY be in Heaven- by simple faith and belief. If you have been sitting in Catholic churches all these years, confused, never feeling like you measure up, totally lost in their doctrine (but hung in there because of family tradition)- please consider trusting Christ- and leaving.
As a young girl I began prayer it works. It has never stop. It continues. Life's journey continues. Guidance comes so does grace. I will never stop because of generational love I am blessed. Continue your sharing through the love God bless the 🌎world God love us.
Fantastic. Completely connects with my experience of Zen meditation.
The written underneath the speaking si sometimes very diferent of what the Bishop si saying!
I love Bishop Barron. I thank God for him.
J M J ……….thank you…..always need reminding……
I took your advice and now I pray an hour a day. It has radically changed my life in just three months.
Thanks to you l understand my faith on a level that l never knew l could experience. I am so grateful for you and word on fire.
I love this man .
Apologetic question: what about the critique of “praying repetitiously” that was admonished by Jesus? I’m struggling with this and the rosary. Does this fall into that area?
I also love bishop barron, he brings sophisticated thinking in a simple way to simple people in a peaceful and joyful tone which brings in peace to the longing hearts. 🙏
May the Lord bless
Father, what is the Holy Hour and how do you pray it? How do you do it if you are not in front of the Blessed Sacrament? Lino from the Philippines.
Thank you so much.
This is good guidance, thank you, Bishop. I'm an Anglican in Australia who is listening regularly to you. May I ask if you can amend the subtitling in this video, which is skew-whiff? Because the eye is drawn to the captioning, with your voice in the background (rather than the other way about), many moments of this sermon are confusing. I would like to play this at my church and have people able to follow it easily. God bless your work.
An atheist who "prays" isn't praying to some entity. As an atheist prayer is only using some kind of positive affirmation like a mantra. Praying for someone else or for something to change is useless. Praying for someone else is essentially about making oneself feel better while doing nothing for the other