Irish Blessings Prayers Page – Prayer is the uplifting of one’s mind and heart to God our Creator. It takes many forms ranging from contemplation, meditation to prayer formulas that help us to focus.
At A Blessed Call to Love our ministry is centred on prayer. The team intercede for all in need and in a special way for those who receive the Irish Blessings when they are sent out. Our prayer is that hearts will be transformed, that the recipients will receive healing, comfort and solace.
Prayer (from the Latin precari “ask earnestly, beg, entreat”) is an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with an object of worship, or spiritual entity through deliberate communication. Prayer can be a form of religious practice, may be either individual or communal and take place in public or in private. It may involve the use of words, song or complete silence. When language is used, prayer may take the form of a hymn, incantation, formal creedal statement, or a spontaneous utterance in the praying person. There are different forms of prayer such as petitionary prayer, prayers of supplication, thanksgiving, and praise. Prayer may be directed towards a deity, spirit, deceased person, or lofty idea, for the purpose of worshipping, requesting guidance, requesting assistance, confessing sins or to express one’s thoughts and emotions. Thus, people pray for many reasons such as personal benefit or for the sake of others.
One method of fruitful prayer is to meditate on the Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. The Irish blessings prayers page gives us an opportunity to present some reflections for you on the readings.