Pray for one another

We often wonder what we can do for others…It is not a sign of powerlessness when we say: “We must pray for one another.” to pray for one another is, first of all, to acknowledge, in the presence of God, that we belong to each other as children of the same God. Without this acknowledgement of human solidarity, what we do for one another does not flow from who we truly are…

To pray, that is, to listen to the voice of the One who call us his “Beloved,” is to learn that that voice exludes no one. Where I dwell, God dwells with me and where God dwells with me I find all my sisters and brothers.
Henri J. M. Nouwen, Here and Now:Living in the Spirit

Dearest Binney

How very true!

We do not then simply pray for Catholics, but for all humanity. All worldly powers and all nations

What we pray for most is our enemies, knowing they are made in God’s image and by severe actions reject His Image, we plead with God on their behalf to change them , to bring about a metanoia, to bring faith to them and as such change their hearts for all eternity, to mark them with His Son Christ Jesus…

Prayer is my foremost weapon…every word I say to God is in every part of my day, my life is prayer and my heart and mind is prayer…

I pray for myself somewhat but for the most part if I want to pray for myself and for God, I pray firstly for others and witness the changes and good God then works in their lives.

Binney excellent thread dear friend

God Bless you and much love and peace to you always and to those you love

Teresa

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Deus noster refugium. The church in persecution trusteth in the protection of God.

1 Unto the end, for the sons of Core, for the hidden. 2 Our God is our refuge and strength: a helper in troubles, which have found us exceedingly. 3 Therefore we will not fear, when the earth shall be troubled; and the mountains shall be removed into the heart of the sea. 4 Their waters roared and were troubled: the mountains were troubled with his strength. 5 The stream of the river maketh the city of God joyful: the most High hath sanctified his own tabernacle.

6 God is in the midst thereof, it shall not be moved: God will help it in the morning early. 7 Nations were troubled, and kingdoms were bowed down: he uttered his voice, the earth trembled. 8 The Lord of armies is with us: the God of Jacob is our protector. 9 Come and behold ye the works of the Lord: what wonders he hath done upon earth, 10 Making wars to cease even to the end of the earth. He shall destroy the bow, and break the weapons: and the shield he shall burn in the fire. 11 Be still and see that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth. 12 The Lord of armies is with us: the God of Jacob is our protector.

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This is who we pray to for eachother. Especially whilst the western world and indeed the whole world is in turmoil. And who knows what persecutions lie around the corner for the faithful. I agree. We must pray for eachother- that we have the necessary fortitude to persevere to the end.

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