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, October 27, 2014

Women of the Bible I'd Love to Meet, Part 3:Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist

Elizabeth, Cousin of Mother Mary
Mother of John the Baptist
Married to Zachariah, the High Priest

Elizabeth, did you ever think you would bear a child?

Were you surprised when Zachariah came home from the temple that day and could not speak?

Was he able to tell you that an angel had appeared to him and told him that you would have a child?

How did you feel about that?  Did you dare hope that would be true?

How did you feel?

Did you have morning sickness with your baby?

Were you aware when you became pregnant with John?

Did the women of the village talk about you?

Were they amazed that you were actually going to have a baby?

What about Mary?  How did you know that she was pregnant when she arrived?  Was she showing yet?

You said that your baby jumped when Mary arrived?  John knew that she was carrying the Messiah?

Did you know that your baby would be a boy?

Did you and Mary pray often?

How did your heart feel when you heard her pray the Magnificat?

Were you full of Joy when you were around Mary?

How long did she stay and take care of you?

Was Mary there when John was born?

Did she hold your baby boy?

Did she rock him to sleep when you were tired?

Did she stay a while to help out before she went home to face her parents, Joseph, and the village?  By then, she most have had a baby bump.

Was John a sweet little boy?

Did you have to have a lot of faith that John would be taken care of by God even after you and Zachariah left this earth?

Did Mary come back with her baby and visit after He was born?

Someday, Elizabeth, I hope we can meet and you can tell me all about the birth of your son, John the Baptist.

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