Do we profess that God protects us and pray for this? Yes. Do we profess that Our Lady and the Saints can pray for us for such? Yes.
Does such mean that we will have no suffering or danger in this life? no. But God can bring out of even such evils that may occur during this brief pilgrimage-- that which is good.
Let us pray and mediate on those Scriptures as a school of trust. Let us turn to God “who never allows us to fall from his hands” -to the Good Shepherd who loves us and accompanies us. Even carrying us upon is shoulders.
“St Paul’s words on Christian life in general also apply to our prayers: “I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 8:38-39).”
~Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday, 7 March 2012
“we can repeat with firm hope the words of Saint Paul: “Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? … No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Rom 8:35,37).”
~Pope Benedict XVI Good Friday, 6 April 2012
"Moreover, our radical belonging to Christ and the fact that “we are in him” must imbue in us an attitude of total trust and immense joy. In short, we must indeed exclaim with St Paul: “If God is for us, who is against us?” (Rom 8: 31). And the reply is that nothing and no one “will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 8: 39). Our Christian life, therefore, stands on the soundest and safest rock one can imagine. And from it we draw all our energy, precisely as the Apostle wrote: “I can do all things in him who strengthens me” (Phil 4: 13).
Therefore, let us face our life with its joys and sorrows supported by these great sentiments that Paul offers to us. By having an experience of them we will realize how true are the words the Apostle himself wrote: “I know whom I have believed, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me”; in other words, until the Day (II Tm 1: 12) of our definitive meeting with Christ the Judge, Saviour of the world and our Saviour."
~ Pope Benedict XVI
Wednesday, 8 November 2006