which could have been their own young interpretation as well as what they were taught by the elders who followed the fear base methods of ninety two years ago
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2009
On July 13, 1917, "Our Lady of Fatima" asked three shepherd children, Jacinta, Francisco, Lucía to recite "The Decade Prayer" at the end of each decade of the rosary. In 1930, the Catholic Church allowed the public to utilize the prayer. Cynthia Long of fatimacandle.com would like "The Decade Prayer" and hopefully other prayers to reflect the age we are in. Cynthia humbly asks the millions of disengaged Catholics to join in the effort to voice their views and perhaps first help introduce a few changes in "The Decade Prayer," to reflect the current time.
Cynthia Long of fatimacandle.com questions if ninety two years is more than enough time to make a few changes in "The Decade Prayer"? "A number of the words in " The Decade Prayer" are antiquated and seem to disengage those who no longer relate to fear base words anymore, especially the younger generation. Numerous Catholics are leaving the Church for a variety of reasons but I wonder, if the Catholic Church begins taking a pro-active role by maybe first updating " The Decade Prayer" could this be an initial step to help people to stay linked in?" Cynthia Long illustrates an example of the original "Decade Prayer," --"Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in the most need of Thy mercy." Cynthia Long proposes, "Oh my Jesus, forgive us from separating from you. In separation, we forget that love, peace, joy and forgiveness are our divine right. Hell - separation from Our Lord. Heaven - unconditional LOVE. Help us to re-connect to our true source, Our Lord God. Amen."
"Just like we changed the Mass from Latin to English as few understood Latin and began disengaging, isn't it time to re-visit one of our ninety two year old prayers? I was taught in Catholic School that hell was fire and brimstone with devils holding scary pitch forks ready to harm you for the smallest infraction. Who connects to fear base messages in this era? The unbelievable dread placed particularly on the young wasn't a healthy way to teach religion. It truly was a good example of the pulse of time we were in. Fear was an accepted method to control the masses, and it was so powerful it trickled down into the dysfunctional family system where fear base teachings ran out of control. Over time, significant evidence has come forth that Jesus' ministry wasn't about fear at all. So many teachings have been misinterpreted and changed to fit the past era, but we are heading towards a new era of great change, which is showing up in all areas of life. Fear base teachings are becoming obsolete. It was stated, "Our Lady" had the three shepherd children, Jacinta, Francisco, Lucía of Fatima recite "The Decade Prayer" which could have been their own young interpretation as well as what they were taught by the elders who followed the fear base methods of ninety two years ago," according to Cynthia Long of fatimacandle.com.
Cynthia M. Long 925/236-1828
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