I recently heard a devout Catholic
family pray over their dinner. They all
gathered around, about 10 of them, and
all began to recite the same words,
i.e., their so-called prayer. It dawned
on me that none of them knows God
personally. None of them are saved. They
all have plenty of religion; but are
completely void of God and truth. So
been taught to always recite a prayer
memorized out of a prayer book. They
pray the same “prayers” so often that
they can recite them forwards and
backwards. Tragically, Catholics NEVER
pray directly to God from the heart.
This is because the words they are
reciting are no prayers at all; but
rather, religious incantations.
This is evidence against the
Catholic religion. If you're Catholic, or attend Catholic services, then you
know that what I say is true. I've been in numerous Catholics services. When
it's time to pray, everyone stands up and recites the same memorized words.
Every parishioner chants the same “prayer,” mumbling like a bunch of robots.
It is so religious. They don't even need their prayer book, because they've
got all the words memorized. It's religion at it's deadliest.
There is no heartfelt warmth of a
genuine prayer to God, just the coldness of a bunch of memorized words. It
is stinking false religion. Catholics never pray! They just recite a bunch
of vain repetitions and follow the leadership of their priest. The priest
doesn't pray either, he just recites a bunch of prewritten words from a
so-called “prayer book.”
How would a man's wife feel if
every time he expressed his feelings, he took out a book and read some words
over and over to her, the same old words again and again, without any
heartfelt sincerity? She would be very sad and hurt. The wife certainly
would feel very lonely. What kind of husband would only express his devotion
from reciting a bunch of dead words over and over? Yet, somehow Catholics
think God is pleased by their dead works, by their insincere chants from a
piece of paper, by their vain repetitions. No, God is not pleased at all. Is
it any wonder why Jesus said in Matthew 15:8...
people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me
with their lips; but their heart is far from me.”
Nothing is more phony than the
prayers of Catholics. Search the internet and you'll find all sorts of
Catholic prayers, most of them addressed to either Mary or one of their
Canonized saints, such as Saint Jude.
glorious Apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus: The name
of the traitor has caused you to be forgotten by many, but the
true Church invokes you universally as the Patron of things
despaired of. Pray for me, that finally I may receive the
consolations and the succor of Heaven in all my necessities,
tribulations and sufferings, particularly (here make your
request), and that I may bless God with the Elect throughout
Saint Jude, Apostle, martyr and
relative of our Lord Jesus Christ, of Mary and of Joseph,
intercede for us.
Catholic Prayers: Prayer to Saint Jude
Many Catholics have this “prayer”
posted to their refrigerator. It is said to be prayed during times of
sorrow, loss or need for consolation. Literally, Catholics address the
prayer to Saint Jude in Heaven, so they think.
Catholics have been duped into
believing that saints in Heaven are able to influence God and help them here
on earth. But 1st Timothy 2:5 from the Bible is loud and clear that Jesus
Christ is the only “Mediator” between God and men. It is a sin to pray to
saints, or to Mary. No one in the Scriptures ever prayed to a saint. All
prayers were directed to God alone.
I would encourage you dear reader,
to read Dr. Jack Hyles excellent book,
EXPLORING PRAYER WITH JACK HYLES. Pastor Hyles teaches on the
subject of prayer from a Biblical perspective, making extensive use of the
My purpose in this article is not
to be unkind to any Catholics; but rather, to expose the falsehood of false
prayer, which Jesus called “vain repetitions” in Matthew 6:7.
It's not just Catholics who are
guilty of insincere prayers. Every time a U.S. President prays at a White
House breakfast or on national TV, it is read from a piece of paper. This is
phony and no prayer at all. God is not moved by one's recital from a piece
of paper. God wants us to pray sincerely from a brokenheart over sin, souls
and the suffering.
fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not:
I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of
Jesus: worship God"