3 Ways Catholic Radio Can Help When Life Gets You Down
Written by catholicradio on March 22, 2023
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…”
Eccl 3: 1
The beginning of Ecclesiastes chapter 3 reflects that there are times of joy in birth, planting, building up, laughing, and dancing. And there are times of death, plucking what is planted, breaking down, weeping, and mourning.
As believers in Christ we are not immune from the difficulties and tragedies that occur in daily life. Sometimes we have days, or even seasons, in which we are filled with sadness and sorrow, pressure and stress, emptiness and loneliness.
At times there are no words to express what is going on in our lives and how we feel about it. Or maybe we’re just too tired to try. We may want to focus on faith, hope, and love but need some assistance. Here are three ways Catholic radio can help when life gets you down:
The Holy Mass on Catholic Radio Will Draw You Close to the Heart of Jesus.
When we pray familiar prayers and devotions there is a rhythm that can quiet the mind and soothe emotions. The Holy Mass is the most important prayer in that we receive the Word of God in the readings, and the Word made Flesh in the Eucharist.
Although it is customary to pray an Act of Spiritual Communion if you are unable to attend Mass in person, this prayer is short, can be committed to memory, and be prayed anytime to unite yourself spiritually with Jesus when you need to be fortified.
During the consecration, unite your personal sufferings and struggles with those of Jesus who understands and died for you.
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
Matt 18: 20
Catholic Radio’s Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet Will Remind You of the Love and Mercy of Jesus.
Sometimes when life’s burdens are heavy it’s hard to find the words to pray. In times like these, tuning in to Catholic Radio Network for the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet can be a great help.
If you aren’t able to stop in your daily duties to pray along, you can tune in to one of Catholic Radio Network’s five livestreams at 3 a.m. or 3 p.m. and just listen. The rhythm of the prayers recited or sung can be a soothing balm in the midst of busyness.
Another option if you aren’t available at 3 a.m. or 3 p.m. is to pray the International Rosary via podcast at ewtn.com. Whether live or by podcast, you are connecting to a larger community and your prayers are magnified.
In praying with or listening to the Rosary, especially the Sorrowful Mysteries, you will be reminded of how Jesus journeyed through His life according to the Father’s plan. Perhaps this will help you surrender your circumstances to our Father, as well.
Also, when you pray or hear the Divine Mercy Chaplet, you can turn your thoughts to the Divine Mercy Image of Jesus and His ocean of love and mercy for you, His beloved.
Catholic Radio Programs Will Meet You At Your Point of Greatest Need
When you tune in to Catholic Radio you will find variety. There are daily morning programs, sermons and retreat talks by favorite priests, special presentations, prayer, and music.
We also have several call-in shows. Perhaps one of these will speak to your heart, or you can even call in yourself, if you need guidance.
The best thing about the programs is that they all are done from a true Catholic perspective that is faithful to the Magisterium of the Church. You don’t need to worry about the quality of what you listen to. Instead you can relax and allow the Holy Spirit to minister to you.
Catholic Radio Is a Faith-Filled Companion In All Seasons
At catholicradionetwork.com you will find a companion to accompany you not only through the times spoken of in Ecclesiastes, but seasons of the Church year, as well. We hope you’ll find comfort in our programs. Don’t forget to download our mobile app for Android and Apple so you can listen anywhere, any time.