My wife and I converted to Catholicism last September, and we had out 4 children baptized a month later. Our 7-year old daughter suffers from Asperger syndrome and a profound depression/anxiety disorder, and hasn’t been too keen on learning our new religion.
I sent a prayer request to a few of my closest and most reliable prayer warriors regarding some problems we’ve been having with this daughter, and one of my best buds responded that he’d like to join me in a novena of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, which we started Monday evening.
Last night, I decided to pray the chaplet in the family room, rather than our bedroom as I usually do. The children were playing and watching television as I held my rosary while quietly reciting the prayers.
After a few moments, I felt the presence of a little body next to me on the sofa, and I opened my eyes to see our 7-year old daughter, clutching her own set of beads while softly reciting the prayers of the Holy Rosary!
I honestly don’t know if I’ve ever heard or seen anything so beautiful in my entire life, especially in light of the fact that this is the child who doesn’t display much interest in religion.
Praise be to Jesus Christ, now and forever! And thanks be to God, who answers all of our prayers! And Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope!