But....are they enough?
Surely we need something over and above these rather dated and old fashioned means of gaining God's good grace?
Well, I think I have found it....no, please do not thank me, I am more than happy to pass on my discovery in the certain knowledge that it will set you free - liberate your senses! Make you a whole person at ease with your inner self.
What can it be? Essence of monkey glands? No.
Some rare concoction of exotic plants and tree bark? No.
OK then - it's not the old real ale therapy? No, of course not.
I'm sticking with the Catholic white dove thanks
It is called Emotional Freedom Technique - O joy!
This is what I have been searching for, something to release my emotions other than the well known brew called The Reverend James.
EFT (if I may call it that) will not leave you with a hangover or upset stomach but it will probably, put a bit of a dent in your wallet or purse.
So - what is involved?
Well, it appears to be a mix of self hypnosis, acupressure and meditation (orange dressing gowns are optional) and (can it get any better?) it involves tapping. Yes, tapping.
Hmm....it also appears as if there are vacancies for EFT Practitioners....at least I have read online that you can get certified quite easily.
That's when the men in white coats come knocking at your door and you wake up in a room with rubber walls.
I think I'll stick with my Rosary........after all, I am a Catholic!