Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Angelus: The Christian Call to Prayer

We rightly admire Muslim neighbors and co-workers who put everything on hold five times a day in answer to the "call to prayer." But Christians have a "call to prayer," too! It is the Angelus. Three times a day (at 6:00 a.m., noon and 6:00 p.m), we pause to reaffirm our faith in the Incarnation: that "God so loved the world he sent his only Son" (Jn 3:16), who "worked with human hands, thought with a human mind and loved with a human heart." God knows what life on earth is like: he lived on this very planet of ours! And so "it is right to give him thanks and praise" for "having not spared his Son, but delivering him up for us."

This video was prepared to help you learn and pray the Angelus. Once you have made this practice part of your daily prayer life, you can use the video to invite others to renew their faith in this "pivot point" of the Christian creed, in which the mysteries of the Trinity and of our Redemption in Christ come together. If we are Christians, we need to "know him whom we have believed"! The Angelus can help.

The Angelus video was prepared by Sister Anne of the Daughters of St. Paul, an international Catholic religious community dedicated to evangelization through communications.

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Anne said...

Thank you for your wonderful posts, they are such an inspiration. I am so grateful to the Holy Spirit for your words. I say two prayers from your posts daily without fail.
You are such a Blessing in my life. Eventhough, I am still gripped by lonliness of being out of work for such a long time, and all my efforts failing at the first post, your posts feed my spirit with hope. Thank you.

one grateful heart said...

Anne, thank you for your kind and encouraging words. I always ask Jesus and the Holy Spirit for guidance on what to post, so all credit for any inspirational content on this blog goes to Them.

I will say extra prayers for you to find employment, especially to St. Joseph. God bless you. Stay hopeful!