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, June 15, 2015

My Prayer Box

My Prayer Box

My son gave me this box for Christmas, 
along with a beautiful necklace.
I love the necklace,
I have repurposed the box.
This box has become
My Prayer Box.

Life in this world seems 
to be more difficult with each year.

My list of prayer requests grows each day.
At my age, it's easy to forget
that for which we have been asked to pray.

I keep a list on my Ipad, but I have been known to delete the entire list,

When I try to rebuild the list, well, that job becomes hit or miss.
Sometimes I get it right.  Many times, I don't.

I do say a general prayer that goes like this:

For all those who have asked me to pray for them, all those for whom I have forgotten to pray.
Lord, You know who they are. 
Please grant them Peace, Salvation, and Respite from their cares.

Now that I have my Prayer Box,
I can write down each prayer request.
Unless I dump the box,
I will always have the request.
I can continue to pray until I have heard that the request has been granted by God.

Knowing that God always answers our prayer requests,
I have faith, that even if I pray for someone or something  that has been asked of God,
and it's been answered,
then the graces given for the request will go to someone else in need.

Yes, God always answers our prayer requests, 
The answer might be a NO, but God has a plan and a reason.
The answer might be silence
which means that God is giving us the graces to figure it out ourselves.
Kind of neat, huh?
 Then there is the definite
I love those!

Right now, in my prayer box, I have requests for 
medical needs,
job needs,
a homeless young man,
for his parents,
for a young woman who is very ill,
for some newly ordained priests.

God's graces flow freely from His Hands,
and He always answers our prayers.
God is very creative.
We might not even recognize His answers unless we pray to the Holy Spirit.

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. 
 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts. "
Isaiah 55: 8-9

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