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Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer
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(01-17-2015, 09:37 PM)Heorot Wrote: Friends,

As English-speaking Catholics, how do you approach vernacular prayer?

Do you prefer "hieratic" English - like that of Shakespeare - or "colloquial" English - like that of the modern day - for prayer to God? When in mental prayer, do you automatically pray to God in one of the two fashions?

Most importantly: why do you choose what you choose?

I don't know if I prefer one over the other. I like the "hieratic" English of the KJV and Douay-Rheims for devotional reading or for structured prayer (such as when I pray using my Melkite Catholic prayer book, I use the Douay-Rheims). However, when I'm praying "in general", whether it's talking to Jesus/God or in my prayer corner, I use "colloquial" English. I honestly don't think God cares whether we use an older, dignified form of speaking versus our modern vernacular speech. Does a peasant with no reading education really know the difference between how they speak in prayer with their current vernacular speech versus an older form of speech which might be considered beautiful or dignified? I would think the peasant would be "speaking" from his/her heart.
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Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by Heorot - 01-17-2015, 09:37 PM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous - by Heorot - 01-17-2015, 09:43 PM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous - by formerbuddhist - 01-17-2015, 09:44 PM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by Sequentia - 01-17-2015, 09:58 PM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous - by Credidi Propter - 01-17-2015, 10:05 PM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by Dirigible - 01-18-2015, 03:54 AM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by Heorot - 01-18-2015, 09:34 PM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by olorin12 - 01-19-2015, 12:29 AM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by Dirigible - 01-19-2015, 04:18 AM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by Dirigible - 01-19-2015, 06:06 AM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by Heorot - 01-19-2015, 09:15 AM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by GangGreen - 01-19-2015, 02:54 PM
Re: Thees & Thys & Thous in prayer - by Heorot - 01-19-2015, 02:54 PM



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