UPDATE: So thanks for your responses, everyone! The friend I had the bet with was Protestant (non-denominational) and suggested the Our Father would be the favorite prayer. I said, "No. It'll be the rosary... at the very least the Hail Mary." He said, "No way. All your prayers can't be going to St. Mary (I love that he calls her that)." I said, "A lot of them do. Who better to bring them to Jesus than His own mother?"
Thanks for proving me right. Ha ha ha!
My friend and I have a bit of a bet going on right now. Readership, I ask your help.
What is your favorite prayer?
I must stipulate that it must be your favorite prayer - BESIDES THE MASS.
Rosary counts, chaplets count, singular, stand-alone prayers count.
You're allowed to answer more than one prayer. For example:
Billy's favorite prayer is the Chaplet of St. Michael for protection of his family. However, his personal favorite for struggling to overcome addiction is the Our Father. The one that makes him feel closest to God is the Hail Mary because it reminds him of Jesus as a small child in the womb of Our Lady.
So technically Billy's got a bunch of favorite prayers for various reasons. They'll all count towards my tally.
What's your favorite prayer?
6/12/2013 08:07:24 am
6/12/2013 01:52:09 pm
St. Francis... I was wondering when he'd show up! *Grin*
6/12/2013 03:19:16 pm
He doesn't show up. He's always there. :)
6/12/2013 10:57:28 am
The Hail Mary--all around!
6/12/2013 01:51:52 pm
That's a new one for me, Kathryn! I'd never heard of it (blush).
6/12/2013 11:45:50 am
The rosary without a doubt. I consider it to be one prayer.
6/12/2013 01:52:41 pm
Agreed. I consider it one as well.
6/12/2013 01:51:17 pm
I remember you did a blog entry stating that (about the Our Father). I remembered reading that and thinking, "Oh man, if I ever get a chance to have a 2nd child, I wanna try that!"
6/12/2013 01:59:57 pm
First, the Guardian Angel prayer. It's the first prayer I taught Eli and she says it before bed every night and it makes me so happy to hear her say it. And I have a special place in my heart for the Rosary. In the summers, I would go to Portugal with my brother and every afternoon at 4, my grandparents would turn on the radio to pray the Rosary along with a live "show" that would pray it at the same time. Sometimes I would sit with them while they did it, and it's one of my favorite memories of my youth :)
6/12/2013 03:23:59 pm
I'm also profoundly fond of St. Francis' prayer before the Crucifix of St. Damiano.
6/12/2013 05:40:09 pm
Hail Holy Queen. I remember my mother teaching me, and it being one of the harder prayers for a child to learn. Once I learned it, I was proud of myself and included it in my nightly prayers. As I grew older, I began to understand the meaning, and to look to the Blessed Mother as our Intercessor.
This one I just wrote on twitter to get me through what has already been a rough day:
6/14/2013 04:41:46 am
The silent little prayer one says to oneself when encountering frustrating people "Dear Lord, give me strength." It is probably because I am easily frustrated by people and I say this a lot.
6/14/2013 09:11:09 am
Hands down, the rosary! But if I'm pressed for time, Chaplet of
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