WHERE do you pray?

Started by drummerboy, March 17, 2024, 12:23:52 PM

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drummerboy

 Perhaps not the most asked question on prayer, but a practical one nonetheless.  WHERE do you pray, meditate, do sacred reading, etc?

 Most often I end up sitting on the couch, enjoying the morning sunshine and dodging cats trying to sit on my lap.  The bedroom is out of the question since the wife is still snoozing. 
"My hope is the Father, my refuge is the Son, my protection is the Holy Spirit.  Holy Trinity, glory to You." 
"All my hope I place in you, O Mother of God; keep me under your protection."

Heinrich

We pray in living room and at kitchen table(Sorrowful Mysteries right before supper). Sometimes front porch if weather is agreeable.
Schaff Recht mir Gott und führe meine Sache gegen ein unheiliges Volk . . .   .                          
Lex Orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi.
"Die Welt sucht nach Ehre, Ansehen, Reichtum, Vergnügen; die Heiligen aber suchen Demütigung, Verachtung, Armut, Abtötung und Buße." --Ausschnitt von der Geschichte des Lebens St. Bennos.

The Curt Jester

Living room or bedroom, generally.
The royal feast was done; the King
Sought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: "Sir Fool,
Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!"

The jester doffed his cap and bells,
And stood the mocking court before;
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.

He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the Monarch's silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: "O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!"

Acolyte

The majority of my prayer time is in my parish church.

I pray at home as well.

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"From the moment we awake in the morning, let us pray continually in the words of holy David: Turn away my eyes, that they may not behold vanity"
St Alphonsus

"I will set my face against you, and you shall fall down before your enemies, and shall be made subject to them that hate you, you shall flee when no man pursueth you"
Leviticus 26:17

"Behold, O God our protector : and look upon the face of Thy Christ" (Ps. 79:20) Here is devotion to the face of Jesus Christ as prophesized by David."
Fr. Lawrence Daniel Carney III

Bonaventure


EastWest7

Usually in our master bedroom. I have an "icon corner" set up on our dresser.
Before Abraham was, I AM. John 8:58

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.

Lynne

In conclusion, I can leave you with no better advice than that given after every sermon by Msgr Vincent Giammarino, who was pastor of St Michael's Church in Atlantic City in the 1950s:

    "My dear good people: Do what you have to do, When you're supposed to do it, The best way you can do it,   For the Love of God. Amen"

diaduit

I have a mini altar in my living room and we say the rosary most evenings in front while sitting or kneeling on or at the couch.  I don't sweat the sitting or kneeling for kids even though I prefer if they do.  I don't want kids remembering family rosary time with resentment and shouting.

Bonaventure

More often in the car or while walking now. A lot of drives and walks with the little one. Good way to knock the daily rosary out and other prayers.

KreKre

At home, I kneel facing east in my living room, in front of a small table on which I put a book stand with my prayer book.
Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat!

Michael Wilson

Morning prayers after getting up and dressed:In my Bedroom.
After breakfast: Rosary, while walking to work.
Evening before Supper: Family Rosary; Living Room.
Night before bedtime: Bedroom.
"The World Must Conform to Our Lord and not He to it." Rev. Dennis Fahey CSSP

"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers

The Curt Jester

Night prayers:  Wherever the baby decides they will be.
The royal feast was done; the King
Sought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: "Sir Fool,
Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!"

The jester doffed his cap and bells,
And stood the mocking court before;
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.

He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the Monarch's silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: "O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!"

Michael Wilson

Acolite,
where is that beautiful Church?
Is this a Diocesan TLM or "other" Chapel? 
Very nice shrine to the Holy Face.
"The World Must Conform to Our Lord and not He to it." Rev. Dennis Fahey CSSP

"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers

Gardener

Bedroom or living room. I want to get the closet in the home office cleared out and make that a dedicated space w/ a prie-dieu, etc.
"Lord save us from the sufficient grace of the Thomists!"

Acolyte

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Quote from: Michael Wilson on May 08, 2024, 04:42:07 PMAcolite,
where is that beautiful Church?
Is this a Diocesan TLM or "other" Chapel? 
Very nice shrine to the Holy Face.
It's St Martin of Tours in Louisville Ky. Last year the archbishop designated it as a diocese shrine. So now the pastor, assistant pastor and the two remaining pastors that are still alive are canons of St Martin's. And the pastor is now rector of St Martin's.

The Holy Face image at the shrine is one of the authentic ones. Also the full skeleton remains of Sts.  Magnus and Bonosa are there in glass reliquaries under two of the four side altars. Pope Leo XIII sent them per the request of the pastor.

Most all the statues there are lifesize.

TLM at noon Sunday and usually at 7pm on Holy Days. The Sunday NO is prayed on the high altar. The table altar is in wheels ad is pushed over in front of a side altar.

Open 24/7 with a Perpetual Adoration chapel. First Friday mass at 7pm and First Saturday mass at midnight. Those masses are NO.

Communion rail is used at all masses.

The archbishop is TLM friendly but the first time he prayed the mass there he was caught off guard by the use of the Communion rail. Our rector, still pastor at the time, had to steer the archbishop to the rail lol.

Here's the website
https://stmartinoftourslouisville.org/

And brief video of Sts Magnus and Bonosa reinterment mass.

"From the moment we awake in the morning, let us pray continually in the words of holy David: Turn away my eyes, that they may not behold vanity"
St Alphonsus

"I will set my face against you, and you shall fall down before your enemies, and shall be made subject to them that hate you, you shall flee when no man pursueth you"
Leviticus 26:17

"Behold, O God our protector : and look upon the face of Thy Christ" (Ps. 79:20) Here is devotion to the face of Jesus Christ as prophesized by David."
Fr. Lawrence Daniel Carney III