Thursday, September 27, 2012

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting Across the United States

one of my baby's precious feet.
 I just heard about this today and would like to welcome and encourage all to join in this worthy cause. People all over the country will be fasting and praying for life over the next 40 days.

If you would like to get involved with a group near you or want more information check out their website at 40 Days For 

Remember, you can always participate at home and with your family and friends if you don't have a lot of extra time. Please share and spread the word!!

wish I could write more, but wouldn't you know it, I'm holding a baby that wants a little attention. :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Questions For The Heart

Some thoughts that have found their way to my little ear that I would like to echo back into the world:

Do we allow others to change for the better? Or do we hold who they are now or have been against them?

Do we desire good for others, especially those we do not like or agree with? Or would we rather see some people fail and experience bad things?

Do we accept people as the beautiful creation of God that they are and love them in spite of their faults? Do we pray for those who are in most need of prayer?

Do we strive to love as God loves. Do we love as God asks us to love others and Himself?
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole strength. [Deuteronomy 6:5]

Are we living what we know to be true? And if we are not, why?

How far above our ways are Your ways, O Lord, and how far above our thoughts are Your thoughts. Help us to love as we should, dear Jesus, and guide us all safely home to you. Grant us the gift to live in your beautiful, and most loving, Sacred Heart. That our hearts may be consumed within yours, burning with Your love for all the world and those in it.

Holy Spirit, move in us and open our hearts to know and do the Father's will.

Blessed Mary, pray for us! We are your children and are always in great need of our Mother.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Holy Name of Mary, Our Lady of Perpetual Help

 Today is the feast of the Holy Name of Mary. Here is a lovely little prayer to honor our Blessed Mother and her Holy name today. Happy feast day everyone!

O Mother of Perpetual Help, 
grant that I may ever invoke Thy most powerful name, which is the safeguard of the living and the salvation of the dying. 
O Purest Mary, O Sweetest Mary, let Thy name henceforth be ever on my lips. 
Delay not, O Blessed Lady, to help me whenever I call on Thee, for, in all my needs, in all my temptations I shall never cease to call on Thee, ever repeating Thy sacred name, Mary, Mary. 
O what consolation, what sweetness, what confidence, what emotion fill my soul when I pronounce Thy sacred name, or even only think of Thee. 
I thank God for having given Thee, for my good, so sweet, so powerful, so lovely a name.  But I will not be content with merely pronouncing Thy name: let my love for Thee prompt me ever to hail Thee, Mother of Perpetual Help.

~Recite Nine Hail Mary's.~