- Apr 2011
Do Catholics pray aloud?
Alright, I will answer this question, but that is about as far as I am willing to go. This is not the correct forum or environment for a thread exclusively about Catholicism. That is not a criticism, just an observation based upon past experience.In the last thread I wasn't so sure about your answer:
People don't just start praying out loud and prophesying during the Mass . . . . . . there is a time for asking for personal prayers in the form of petitions to God. It may very well have been that this is the time that both men and women were allowed to speak (pray) and possibly prophesy.
So is this a yes to praying aloud in the church?
The Catholic Church has a liturgy that it follows. The Baptist Church is not a liturgical church. Depending upon the type of Baptist church you are speaking of, it is certainly possible that they are engaging in spontaneous prayer which, indeed, may sound like an incoherent murmur.For example, in the Baptist church I attended as a kid the preacher would always pray aloud for the benediction prayer and altar call. With the benediction prayer the preacher prays aloud while the congregation is silent, but during an altar call for healing everybody prays aloud--and this sounds like a big incoherent murmur.