Praying Before the Blessed Sacrament Highly Recommended

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Is it superstitious to use the Blessed Sacrament “against” natural disasters?


It’s always good to pray to avert natural or manmade disasters. So praying before the Blessed Sacrament, in which Jesus is present body, blood, soul, and divinity (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1374) is highly recommended. If one realizes the reality of the Eucharist—which some sadly see as superstition instead of as our God in sacramental form—then praying to our eucharistic Lord will not be seen as superstitious.

One of the most famous examples of using the Blessed Sacrament to repel impending disaster was St. Clare’s use of it to repel Muslim invaders from her convent.

Sometimes prayers are not answered the way we wish they would be, so we shouldn’t lose faith when they’re not. We should always seek good spiritual guidance when we’re having difficulty discerning God’s will for our lives amidst our trials, whatever they may be.

By Tom Nash


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  1. Patrick Gannon Reply

    Anyone else ever notice that prayers produce results at exactly the same level as the probabilities that statistics would anticipate?
    In order for prayers to affect our natural world, the author is suggesting that Yahweh, an immaterial being, somehow affects the particles in our natural world. The problem is that this is impossible, or we would know it. We know all the ways particles can be affected and there are none that require the use of magical forces in order to explain them.

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