Monday, December 5, 2011

On Praying

San Lorenzo Ruiz, Dauis Church

They say a correct prayer is never a prayer of asking, or begging for something, but a prayer of gratitude.

When you thank God in advance for something you desire, or for that which you choose to experience in your reality, you, in effect, acknowledge that it is already there.  Thankfulness is thus the most powerful statement to God; an affirmation that even before you ask, God had answered.

Therefore, never supplicate.  Appreciate.

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San Lorenzo Ruiz, a Chinoy, was beatified by Pope John Paul II in Manila and later canonized on October 28, 1987. He holds the distinction of being the first person beatified outside the Vatican. He also holds the honor of being the first Filipino saint, the "most improbable of saints," as Pope John Paul II described him during the canonization ceremony.  He is the patron saint of Binondo Church in Manila.

For more on his biography, click here.

Calesa sa Binondo Church

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