Blog Your Blessings Sunday--Answers To Prayers
My contribution to this edition of Blog Your Blessings Sunday is the blessings of prayers. I've read that prayers said by others on your behalf are much more powerful than the prayers you pray for yourself. And one of the reasons this may be true is because there isn't any subconscious self-sabotage happening when you pray for others.
I've been blessed BOTH ways: having the opportunity to pray for others and for having others pray for me.
When you pray for yourself, there may well be blockages set up because of feelings of guilt, unworthiness, lack of self-love, etc.
One of the most famous intercessors is Madonna, also known as the Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary and her intercessory prayer:
"THE HAIL MARY
Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee,
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Many years after the death of Tsarina Alexandra of Russia (and her family), she was sainted, and now many pray for her assistance as well. Here is an icon made to focus on when you request her help with prayers, and here is the link if you would like to read more.