Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Memorized Prayers and Psalms 23

Praying is my ultimate weapon against my loneliness and sadness in this lifetime. I always battle depressing situations by talking to God or just reciting some memorized prayers. In my childhood, when it comes to prayers, I often associate it with "flores de mayo" and going to church.

I am not good in memorizing now, but when I was a child, I can repeat a lecture done by a teacher in our grade school including the actions or where my teacher point or walked while saying the things in front of us. That is how good my memory was.

During "flores de mayo", most of the memorized prayers are require for us to recite one by one. We would memorize them in English as well as in our own dialect. Since I got good memory at that time I got an "A". Most memorized prayers came for the bible.

As a child, like most Catholic do, I am not familiar with the bible. But I was able to memorize David's Prayer which is Psalms 23. My lola was the one who taught me. Until now I treasure this "little treasure" my lola gave me. I pray that one day I can also share the bible to my grandchildren just like what my lola did.

By the way, I am still a Catholic now, but as a Christian I make sure to read the bible everyday unlike before.

Psalms 23

1The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want

2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures,

He leadeth me beside the still waters,

3He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

4Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fer no evil, for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.

5Thou prepareth a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.

Thou anointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell

in the house of the Lord forever. Amen