Yhankks in advance.
For all of you who wrote, called and responded with prayer and Masses offered. Thank you! Though though we are not completely through the little crucible, they worked. If you can remember it for a bit longer in prayer, I would be grateful. You guys are phenomenal.
I think I'm going to add a prayer request section over in the margin. Tapping into the resources and prayer warriors of blog readers is just too good of a resource to keep to myself.
Yhankks so much. (BTW, I am sometimes posting from my Droid with teeny tiny keys, teeny weeny print and 50 year old eyes. Mea culpa)
Speaking of prayer, if you've never done the Consecration of St. Louis DeMontfort, you're only a few days late to play catch up to Consecrate on September 8th. I've decided to run and catch the train myself.
If you've never done the Consecration, you are really missing out on something - especially for those reading who are priests. Do not believe the hogwash anyone has told you about it from the Archdiocese about how it takes your focus away from Christ. Like everything else the diocese tells you, it is exactly the opposite. Mother, behold your son. Son, behold your Mother.
Here is all you need to know about it: John Paul II not only did the consecration, he promoted it.
It is real. It is powerful.
I think I've posted the daily Consecration before as I've done it but I'm going to do it again.
I'm going to start at day 3, trusting you can pony up yourselves on the first few days with this link.
Judge not, that you may not be judged, For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again. Any why seest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye; and seest not the beam that is in thy own eye? Or how sayest thou to thy brother: Let me cast the mote out of thy eye; and behold a beam is in thy own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam in thy own eye, and then shalt thou see to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. Give not that which is holy to dogs; neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turning upon you, they tear you. Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every one that asketh, receiveth: and he that seeketh, findeth: and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. Or what man is there among you, of whom if his son shall ask bread, will he reach him a stone? Or if he shall ask him a fish, will he reach him a serpent? If you then being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more will your Father who is in heaven, give good things to them that ask him? All things therefore whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you also to them. For this is the law and the prophets. Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!
Additional required prayers for the day - HERE.
It is a 33 day consecration and at the end of it, you make an act of consecration in a Sanctuary. It is best to do the act of consecration with a priest who accepts it and blesses it. There are a few priests who do it in Boston. I'm going to hunt them down and set something up for myself so anyone who would like to join that can email me.
Yhankk you with all my heart!