Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What Makes You Beautiful

We all have different styles of prayer.  Some of us are contemplative and prefer to spend silent hours on our knees before the Blessed Sacrament.  Others prefer to pray in community and take every opportunity to join in prayer with others.  Some consider work to be their prayer and they offer all of their daily efforts to God.  Then, there are those who prefer tactile prayer, working the beads through their fingertips each day and there are some who are moved to prayer visually.  My son Joe would fall into the latter category of visual prayer.

This summer Joe is working at our parish doing cleaning and light maintenance work.  While cleaning the church he discovered that the image of Jesus on the statue of the Holy Family has a strong resemblance to one of the band members from the group, One Direction.  He sent me a picture and I found that he's right!  Now the next time I hear the song "What Makes You Beautiful" I am going to consider it to be a prayer, joining in with those who best pray with music!

You can watch the embedded video here and pray along with me!  Don't you know that Jesus is singing these words to your heart all the time?   You are beautiful and He wants you to know it!


  1. I like to pray with music--religious and secular. I also like to journal--sometimes the writing flows right from the music!

    1. Sr. Ann Marie,

      How did I forget about writing and journaling as prayer? It's my favorite way to pray! Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Anne~This is the cutest post, ever:) I have heard that song and think it is so sweet! It's even sweeter that Joe saw that it. (And I see it too, he's right)!

  3. They do resemble one another! This is great! Thanks for the bebop I am feeling while I listen to this!!!!!!

  4. Oh my gosh! I totally think about Jesus whenever this song comes on the reminds me of my first experience with Him.

  5. I was very happy when I learned that listening to spiritual music was a form of prayer, and not a "easy way out".

    God Bless.

  6. That is funny - they do look alike! My niece wants to see One Direction sooo much but the ticket prices are ridiculous!

    I love singing to God - I even change the words to secular songs and sing, sing, sing. And when I'm finished I tell my guardian angel that it's safe to remove his earplugs...