Prayer of the Signs of The Cross

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EVERY ONE OF OUR SENSES: WHAT WE DO NOT SAY: BY OUR HABITS: BY OUR EVERY THOUGHT, WORD AND ACTION.
COMMUNICATION WITH GOD, WHO PERCEIVES AND UNDERSTANDS EVERYTHING WE DO, IS FAR MORE COMPREHENSIVE.
GOD SEES, FOR EXAMPLE, THE LITTLE INNER SUFFERING THAT COME OUR WAY AND, IF WE DESIRE IT, THIS BECOMES PRAYER.
OUR SITUATION, OUR GOOD OR BAD FORTUNE, OUR HEALTH, OUR POVERTY OR WEALTH, ALL SEND COMMUNICATIONS TO OUR CREATOR.
EVEN OUR IGNORANCE IS A PRAYER - "FORGIVE THEM, FATHER, FOR THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING?"
MANY DO NOT REALISE THE COMPREHENSIVENESS OF PRAYER AND OTHERS NEGLECT TO MAKE USE OF THIS TRUTH.
WHATEVER WE DO, CONSCIOUSLY OR UNCONSCIOUSLY, FOR THE LOVE, THE GRATITUDE AND THE GLORY OF GOD, IS PRAYER.

HOW MUCH POTENTIAL PRAYER IN THE WORLD IS UNDIRECTED?

COULD WE NOT GATHER UP THIS LOST POTENTIAL?
IN THE P.S.C., THIS IS WHAT WE ATTEMPT TO DO!
THIS QUITE LENGTHY PRAYER, IS A FINE PREPARATION FOR MASS AND COMMUNION.
THE PRAYER IS POWERFUL. IT IS USEFUL IN THAT IT CAN BE SAID WHILE DRIVING, WALKING, WORKING OR RESTING, AND IS SAID (PREFERABLY, BUT NOT NECESSARILY) ALOUD.
THE PRAYER, TOO, IS ABLE TO GATHER UP OUR DAY; GATHER UP OUR EFFORTS, OUR THOUGHTS, OUR VERBAL PRAYERS, ETC.; AND ADDS THESE TO THE PRAYERS OF THE WHOLE CHURCH ON EARTH, IN PURGATORY AND LIMBO, AND IN HEAVEN, AS WELL AS TO THE PRAYERS OF ALL THOSE OUTSIDE THE  CHURCH, NOW AND HEREAFTER.
AN EASY WAY TO COLLECT OUR DAY IS TO ALLOCATE POINTS TO EACH OF THE THINGS WE DO FOR GOD, DURING THE DAY:
SUNDAY MASS (4 POINTS): WEEKDAY MASS (3 POINTS): ROSARY WITH OTHERS (2 POINTS): CENACLE OR GROUP PRAYERS (2 POINTS): OTHER (E.G. READING CATHOLIC LITERATURE) (1 POINT): ROSARY (I POINT): P.S.C. (I POINT) - AND SO ON. PRAYING TOGETHER IS MORE IMPORTANT THEN PRAYING ALONE IN MOST CASES.
DURING THESE PRAYERS, ONE TRIES TO MAKE CONTINUOUS SIGNS OF THE CROSS (IF IN PUBLIC, BY SMALL CROSSES, PERHAPS ON THE CHEST).
AT THE END OF THE DAY (OR SOME OTHER SUITABLE TIME) KNEEL DOWN,
IF PHYSICALLY ABLE, AND, FOR EACH POINT, CROSS YOURSELF 10 TIMES, HAVING FIRST ASKED THE ANGELS, SAINTS AND HOLY SOULS TO BLESS YOU.
THERE IS NO NEED TO COUNT, BUT YOU COULD SAY AN OUR FATHER AS EQUALLING 10 SIGNS OF THE CROSS - OR THE PRAYER BEFORE THE CRUCIFIX, THE MEMORARE, ETC., OR JUST
LISTEN TO GOD.
A TYPICAL DAY MIGHT BE:
MASS (3 POINTS), PRIVATE ROSARY (I POINT), P.S.C. (I POINT), HELPING OUT A NEIGHBOUR (1 POINT) MAKING A TOTAL OF 6 POINTS.
THUS YOU WOULD CONCLUDE YOU DAY BY MAKING 60 (6 X 10) SIGNS OF THE CROSS.
OUR GUARDIAN ANGELS ARE ALWAYS ASSISTING, SUPPORTING AND DIRECTING US; IF YOU MISS A SIGN OF THE CROSS, BE ASSURED HE WILL HAVE MADE IT FOR YOU (AND PERHAPS DONE A BETTER JOB!).

WE WILL REALISE THAT POINTS FOR THE MASS IS A MERE FIGURE; HOW CAN WE ALLOCATE POINTS FOR THE SACRIFICE OF THE MASS, WHICH IS OF INFINITE VALUE?
HOWEVER, WE ARE MISERABLE SINNERS AND WE FAIL TO PROPERLY ATTEND MASS.
AT THE SAME TIME, THE MASS PERMEATES, SO TO SPEAK, OUR OTHER PRAYERS FOR THE DAY, GIVING THEM VALUE THEY MAY NOT HAVE IN THEMSELVES.
DURING THE DAY, EACH TIME YOU CROSS YOURSELF:
1. ONE HOLY SOUL IS ASSISTED FROM PURGATORY AND ONE IS ASSISTED IN LIMBO:
2. ONE SINNER IS STRONGLY  ENCOURAGED TO REPENT:
3. BAPTISM IS WONDERFULLY URGED UPON ONE UNBAPTISED SOUL!
AND, WHEN YOU KNEEL DOWN, IF ABLE, AT THE END OF THE DAY, TO GATHER TOGETHER YOUR DAY OF PRAYER, THEN, FOR EACH SIGN OF THE CROSS YOU WILL HELP, IN THE ABOVE MANNER,
ONE THOUSAND HOLY SOULS, SINNERS AND THE UNBAPTISED!
SO EASY TO SAVE SOULS!!
YET, WE MUST RECALL THAT OUR DEAR SAVIOUR BROUGHT INFINITE MERIT TO US BY HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD.
TOO, THE PRAYERS OF THE SAINTS, ANGELS AND HOLY SOULS HAVE, SINCE TIME BEGAN, ACCUMULATED TREMENDOUS TREASURE.
THE CHURCH ON EARTH HAS ALSO ACCUMULATED GREAT TREASURE BEFORE GOD.
ADD TO THAT THE PRAYERS OF THE MULTITUDES OF THE WORLD, OUTSIDE THE CHURCH!
OUR BLESSED MOTHER INTERCEDES FOR US, AS WELL, AND SHE IS THE PERFECT MASTERPIECE OF GOD'S CREATION.
THIS IS THE POWER BASE FROM WHICH WE LAUNCH OUR QUEST FOR SOULS!
YET, WE DO SO LITTLE REALLY, TO HELP REAP WHAT HAS BEEN SOWN.
WE ARE ONLY MERE, UNWORTHY AND SO LITTLE, INSTRUMENTS OF GOD.

BE CONSCIOUS OF THE WORDS OF THE P.S.C. - OF THEIR MEANING.
DON'T RUSH THROUGH THE NAMES OF OUR FRIENDS IN HEAVEN, PURGATORY AND LIMBO, BUT BE AWARE OF THE PERSON, SO TO SPEAK, OF EACH ONE.
THIS PRAYER, AS A PART OF OUR LIVING THE GOSPEL, BRINGS GREAT REWARDS IN LOVE, TRUTH AND PURITY.
DURING LENT, THE P.S.C. BECOMES EVEN MORE POWERFUL AS EACH SIGN OF THE CROSS DOUBLES THE SPIRITUAL BENEFITS STATED ABOVE.

AS HAS BEEN SAID, THE MERITS OF JESUS CHRIST ARE INFINITE. THAT IS TO SAY, HIS MERITS ARE MORE THAN SUFFICIENT TO SAVE EVERYONE!

WHY ISN'T EVERYONE SAVED, THEN?
BECAUSE WE ARE NOT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THESE INFINITE MERITS!
WE HAVE THE MEANS WITHIN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF JESUS' ETERNAL MERITS: THE SACRAMENTS AND SACRAMENTALS.
WHAT INCOMPREHENSIBLE WONDERS CAN BE OBTAINED THROUGH THE EUCHARIST, THE MASS, CONFESSION:
WHAT POWER FROM THE ROSARY!

THE P.S.C. IS DESIGNED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MERITS OF JESUS THE CHRIST.

THE P.S.C. TAKES ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO SAY.

IT IS NOT MEANT TO REPLACE ANY OTHER DEVOTION.


IT IS MEANT TO PIN-POINT OUR AMBITIONS IN FAITH, FOR THE LOVE AND THE GRATITUDE AND THE GLORY OF GOD.
IT IS DESIGNED TO MAKE US CONSCIOUS OF THE MERITS OF JESUS CHRIST AND TO HIGHLIGHT OUR SERVITUDE TO HIM: TO REMIND US THAT WE ARE MERE INSTRUMENTS OF HIS.

THE P.S.C., AS PART OF OUR LIVING OUT OUR CATHOLIC FAITH, MAKES HUGE NUMBERS OF FRIENDS FOR US IN HEAVEN PURGATORY AND LIMBO.
THUS, THE PRAYER BUILDS UP POWER TO SAVE SOULS, ACCELERATING DAILY.

THE PRAYER OF ST. GERTRUDE IS INCORPORATED INTO THIS PRAYER, AS WELL AS MANY OTHERS.

IT IS A PRAYER THAT SUPPORTS AND ENCOURAGES THE TEACHINGS OF THE CHURCH.

IT IS A PRAYER THAT CO-ORDINATES OUR CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY.

IT IS A PRAYER TO OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN AND REMINDS US OF SOME OF THE GREAT DEVOTIONS OF THE CHURCH, SUCH AS THE HOLY NAME AND THE PRECIOUS BLOOD.

IT REMINDS US THAT THE CHURCH BEGAN ON EARTH WITH ADAM AND INCLUDES THE PROPHETS OF OLD.
IT ENCOURAGES CONTEMPLATION, SORROW FOR SIN AND GIVES A LITTLE LIGHT ON THE DIVINE MYSTERIES.
IT PROVIDES A LITTLE COMPENSATION IF DAILY MASS IS MISSED.

IT CREATES WONDER AT THE LOVE OF THE HOLY TRINITY AND BUILDS UP A REAL PASSION TO SAVE SOULS, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN PURGATORY.

LET US SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER IN THE PRAYER, WHICH BECOMES A CHAIN, CONNECTING THE HOURS OF OUR DAY AND BRINGS THEM TO GOD, IN THE COMPANY OF THE WHOLE CHURCH. IT CONNECTS US WITH THE HEAVENLY COURT AND WITH ONE ANOTHER AROUND THE WORLD.

THE LONG LIST OF SAINTS INCLUDED IN THE PRAYER, MAY BE TOO MUCH FOR SOME PEOPLE. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REDUCE THE NUMBER AND/OR TO REPLACE WITH THOSE OF YOUR OWN CHOICE. PLEASE RETAIN MENTION OF SOME GREAT SOULS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.

THE PRAYER SHOULD BE SAID AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE BUT NOT LESS THEN ONCE PER WEEK.

NOTE THIS: THIS PRAYER IS NOT AN OFFICIAL PRAYER OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH BUT IT IS ONE GIVEN TO THE SAME PERSON THAT PROVIDED THE LOCUTIONS DETAILED HEREIN.
THEREFORE, THE PROMISES MENTIONED, AS BEING THE RESULT OF THE PRAYER, ARE THOSE WHICH HE PERSONALLY BELIEVES TO BE TRUE.


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