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"Dear Lord we ask you to cover us with Your protection against all harm and evil and to bind every spirit that may come against us. Into Your hands Dear Lord I commend my body, mind, soul and spirit. St Michael the Archangel pray for us"

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When to Pray?
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There are so many wonderful websites available telling us about prayer, offering us a variety of different prayers and prayer forms and sites from all religions and denominations, church groups and church organisations under the sun. The purpose of this website is simply a call for people to pray together. But with a bit of a difference! It's asking people of any religion or none all over the world to decide to set aside a few brief minutes a day to join together in prayer.

Each of the panel's links answers some of your questions but one question that needs no answer is:

"Is Prayer Necessary?"

I believe that there is a need for prayer like never before - within the family unit, the parish, the workplace and the wider world. Our world has gone off the rails a bit, our families are under constant attack from outside influences, our children are under outside pressures and influences and many of us have 'lost our way to God'. We have let our busy lives interfere with our relationship with God as a loving Father, a faithful friend and guide in all we do.

We have been conned into thinking we can manage our lives perfectly well without God. Or, I do my bit by going to church regularly. But just look around! How many are weighed down with anxieties over financial matters, marriage problems, rebellious children, work pressures? How many of us feel unloved, inadequate, have no self-esteem, have no inner peace? How many of us fear illness, loss, divorce, rejection, redundancy, bankruptcy? How many of us have made wrong decisions in life and feel we are in so deep there is no way out for us?

All of these are negative emotions that eat away at us day by day. A heart that's at peace with his or her creator has no room for the emotions mentioned above because bound up in that peace is the knowledge that God does indeed love us without exception or compromise, that our childlike trust in God never goes unrewarded, that God's shoulders are big enough to carry all our fears, anxieties and pressures of life, and that our sins, no matter how grave or serious, were taken from us when He gave us His Beloved Son to carry our sins to Calvary. All it takes is a conversion of our own hearts, the strength to admit we need God's help in our lives and the courage to cry out: "Lord, in Your Mercy, hear my prayer. I come before You sinful and sorrowful."

Prayer begets prayer and once the habit is formed in small baby steps at a time, we find that our conscious moments are focussed more and more on God in all we do and say. God becomes our guiding light, our beacon in times of darkness, our peace-giver and peace-maker, the rock upon which the foundation of our lives is built. He is the answer to our prayers, our fountain of love and friendship, our depth of confidence, our shield against danger, our armour against sin or wrong-doing. He is the oil on troubled waters of anger, hatred, despair, separation and division.

Prayer where 2 or more are gathered together in His name is most powerful! Let's do just that today and every day all over the world! Amen!

Moytura has several other sites with a 'Christian flavour'. Prayerful Thoughts & Thoughtful Prayers is a little collection of prayers and thought-provoking stories, and a few links to some other really nice websites. Reflections for Lent offers a daily meditation for the 40 days of lent and the week leading into Easter. As part of my Journey section of the website join me to learn a little of the Early Christian Church in Ireland by visiting Clonmacnoise, founded by St. Ciaran on the banks of the River Shannon in the 6th. Century. Read about Saint Brendan the Navigator who started a Monastic settlement in the tiny village of Clonfert in the 6th century, located on the Galway/Offaly/Tipperary border. Travel on my journeys to two of Canada's most famous Catholic Shrines - Saint Anne de Beaupré and Cap de la Madeleine, both on the shores of the Saint Lawrence river in Quebec. Finally I welcome you to come with me to see a little of Medugorje, a peaceful haven in a war-torn country - Bosnia-Herzogovina. Please also pay a visit to  Moytura's Irish Bookshop where you can find books on the history of Christianity in IrelandIrish Prayers and Celtic Christianity

Below are some of the other areas of Moytura's web site.

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