St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do, thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell satan and all of the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Glory to God in the Highest!

Monday, November 4, 2013

So, How's Heaven?

I know you're there, waiting for me.  So, how's heaven, really?  Are the angels always flying around or do they stop and talk with you?  Do they walk with you?  Do you have a home where you live, or do you travel all over heaven walking with the angels or Our Loving Lord?
    I have a friend you've never met, and she's quickly nearing the day when she will fall into  the open arms of God.  She and I have decided that we will meet at the river that flows through heaven when we both cross over.  How big is that river?  Will I be able to see her across the river?  Do you ever walk the banks of that river?  Are the waters really living?
    Is there food in heaven?  I know the Heavenly Food, the Eucharist, will always be enthroned there, but do you gather for meals or prayer times?  Are there parties and celebrations?  What do you say when you see each other in heaven?  Do you have a heavenly name?
    Are you there waiting for me?  I miss you so much!  Do you plan to greet me at the threshold of heaven?  Will you take me to meet Jesus when I pass the boundaries of time and space?  What does it feel like to be in the absolute presence of God?
    You left me earlier than either of us had planned.   I long for the day when we see each other again.  I'm happy here, but I long for the joy of seeing the Risen Lord.  I long for the joy of seeing you and holding you again.  Will I be able to touch you?  Will I feel your hand in mine?  Will you be at the river waiting for me, too? 

 It's not my time yet, I know that.  One day, it will be.  My name is written somewhere in that Book of Life.  Until then, I love you, and I miss you. 

How's Heaven, really?

2 comments:

  1. Oh Mallory, how lovely! So obviously straight from your heart! I too wonder about Heaven? My sweet parents both died 5 years ago this month...only 13 days apart. They were both 93. Their deaths brought me to a deeper realization of my own mortality. One of my questions is: Are their animals there...all of my beloved pets, waiting to roll in the grass and snuggle with me. I hope so! God is keeping most of Heaven a big secret! I think He likes secrets :) We know that it will be so much more than we could ever dream of. I hope to meet you there! God bless you, Mallory!

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  2. Thank you, Patricia! I wonder, too, about the pets. I sure hope they are there! I'm sorry about the loss of your parents. I'm sure they are together now.

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