Novenas are not magic spells that control God's power.
I thought novenas were nine days? Is this a special one you are doing Kat?
May I ask why? You claim to love God, yet you're praying for a man.like there is something wrong with being unmarried. Why can't you be funny anymore? I like this blog, but now all I see is you whining for a man. Rick is right. You ae praying for all the wrong reasons.
Denita, oh I'm sorry. What was thinking? I forgot for a moment that this blog's sole purpose was to be funny and entertaining for you. Where are my manners? Why should I not pray for something I desire. I'm sure you do as well. And may I ask why you think me praying to find a good Catholic spouse means I love God any less. Count, it's the 54 day rosary novena... the mother of all novenas. Rick, damn, I was hoping so.
I'm sure your guardian angel finished it for you.
Of course I know that! It's nothing like lighting a votive candle and not donating money... those prayers *really* don't work then! Good Lord...
Sorry, I meant no harm. No, it's your blog, and you don't have to be funny. I'm just bitter because the only men I attract are mentally ill cases. I'm 47 years old and still a virgin. I'm picky, too. At least you have a son and a blog. I just thought you might be thinking that you need a man to fulfill you, and my not having one makes me less of a woman. I know this dosen't make sense. Good luck.
@ Denita: My prayers for you. I'm 46 and still single; knowing what I know now, I wish I could say I were still a virgin. Only the small-minded, twisted products of this toxic culture could say you're less of a woman for being single. And as bitter as you may feel, you are no less a child of God. May His Grace be with you.
9 x 6 = 54(Yeah, I just sat here and figured that out _verrry_ slowly. I'm homeschooling. So glad my kids are gonna know their times tables better than I do.)Just out of ignorant Protestant curiosity: Where did the 9 x 6 idea come from?
Denita, I apologize for the quick retort.
That is a beautiful prayer commitment that you made Kat.Although you fell asleep, I have faith that the Holy Spirit "with groans too deep for words" prayed for you. Just keep on keeping on.We all love you and are rooting for your peace of mind and quiet of soul.
That's OK, Kat. I need to make a novena myself, though not for the same reason. And I need to pray more and gripe less. Keep at it!
Do you realize what a strong woman you are, Kat? (I mean that rhetorically.) In order to find a mate, you'll have to find a man who is equally strong. Strong men are a rarity in our culture today. I think the difficulty you are encountering is more about the change in men from days-gone-by, than it is about you, personally. It's a huge sadness in our culture and our world. Nevertheless, God can bring forth good; and you're cooperating with your novena!just my 2 cents :)
if by "strong" you mean opinionated, obstinate and bull headed... then I'm your girl!
Ladies, take heart. I sincerely doubt any of you have had as embarrassing an experience as having a gynaecologist taking your medical history and trying to find a tactful way of asking are you a lesbian because you're forty-seven, never been married, never been pregnant, and never used artificial contraception of any kind, and are not a nun. Obviously, that only leaves Option C, correct?Yes, I abide in blessed singleness and contentment, but that's the only time I ever envied my married, mother-of-two-lovely-boys sister (because at least she doesn't get asked those kinds of questions) :-)
Bwahahaha! If you start over, Kat, I'll be right there with you. "Our Father, Who art in...Zzzzzzz" I don't think you praying for a husband is out of line AT ALL. If anything, you need God's mercy and guidance to navigate the disordered state of the world. I pray for a wife for my baby brother all the time, including putting him in the book at church. He's a catch - one of my married friends even nicknamed him "my future second husband" - but his love interests prefer abusive men and MEN IN PRISON. I kid you not. I won't tell you about my love life, but suffice to say that self-professed Christians should know that "chastity" isn't just a girl's name.
Fifty four days are three novenas of nine days (27 days) of petition, asking for the favor. The last twenty seven days are three novenas of thanksgiving.I've only done forty days, twice and didn't win the lottery either time. What? I would have used the money for good purposes!
I've heard two opinions on your predicament, Kat. One, you should say two rosaries the next day to make up for it. The second one says that you should start over.Also, are you saying a chaplet of five decades or the full fifteen (twenty) decade rosary?
Sorry, for the third comment. I see no problem with you praying for God to send you a man.
If I admitted to how many times I've either fallen asleep or forgotten Novena Prayers; well, you'd shoot me!You do your best.God knows the rest.I'm not laxiterian...but I've had "scruples" beat outta me by formation...(like you know, the crap!)Pray on, most valiant of Crescats!Pray on!
What Angela said...BTW, maybe you need to cut yourself a little slack and remember you're human.And then say a little prayer for someone who doesn't have a clue.Oh and Miss E at Shredded Cheddar has a great prayer asking St. Ann for intercession in finding a husband:Dear St. Anne Send me a Man!I'd still go to St. Joseph. God Bless you Kat!
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