This made me sad to read. I hope she finds the way back to the true Church in time. (Because I read this to mean she is not in the Catholic Church now.) My prayers today will be for her and for** all** who have wandered from the Catholic Church and Her beliefs.
I’m not sure what you intend to do. But you can leave the forums but don’t leave God. God is heaven and when we leave God we choose non God which is hell. Without God nothing has any meaning or purpose and it’s very few that find there way back onto the narrow path that leads to life. If your upset about something it’s best to trust in God blindly , and not yourself. God is infinitely perfect and does all with infinite perfection. He loves us infinitely too.We are very finite with very little knowledge or understanding and get it wrong most of the time. We are very foolish if we doubt or question God who has infinite knowledge and always does what’s best for us. If we encounter the cross and leave God we are rejeting that which will bring us heaven. It’s your choice but try to note yor mind is very finite and incapable of much and prone to evil and weak. It’s best to just have blind trust in God and persevere no matter what. I’ll pray for you.
May you be bleassed in all you do.
May the Lord Jesus gather you to Himself.
May His blessed Mother enfold you in her mantle of blue
And may your life shine as you pass through.
God Bless, dear child of God.
I read once, where you stated that these were your Patron Saints, so, I am going to ask all
of them to intercede on your behalf for all of your needs. May God’s will be done! Amen
St Therese of the Child Jesus,
St Martha, and
…and remember this:
by Russell Kelfer
Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried;
Quietly, patiently, lovingly, God replied.
I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate…
and the Master so gently said,“Wait.”
“Wait? you say wait?” my indignant reply.
"Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!"
Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard?
By faith I have asked, and I’m claiming your Word.
My future and all to which I relate
hangs in the balance and you tell me to Wait?"
I’m needing a ‘yes’, a go-ahead sign.
Or even a ‘no,’ to which I’ll resign.
You promised, dear Lord, that if we believe,
We need but to ask, and we shall receive.
Lord, I’ve been asking, and this is my cry:
I’m weary of asking! I need a reply.
Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate
As my Master replied again, "Wait."
So I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut,
and grumbled to God, "So, I’m waiting…for what?"
He seemed then to kneel, and His eyes met with mine…
and He tenderly said, "I could give you a sign.
I could shake the heavens and darken the sun.
I could raise the dead and cause mountains to run.
I could give all you seek and pleased you would be.
You’d have what you want, but you wouldn’t know Me.
You’d not know the depth of My love for each saint.
You’d not know the power that I give to the faint.
You’d not learn to see through clouds of despair;
You’d not learn to trust just by knowing I’m there.
You’d not know the joy of resting in Me
When darkness and silence are all you can see.
You’d never experience the fullness of love
When the peace of My spirit descends like a dove.
You would know that I give, and I save, for a start,
But you’d not know the depth of the beat of My heart.
The glow of My comfort late into the night,
The faith that I give when you walk without sight.
The depth that’s beyond getting just what you ask
From an infinite God who makes what you have last.
You’d never know should your pain quickly flee,
what it means that My grace is sufficient for thee.
Yes, your dearest dreams overnight would come true,
but oh, the loss if I lost what I’m doing in you!
So, be silent, my child, and in time you will see
that the greatest of gifts is to truly know me.
And though often My answers seem terribly late,
My most precious answer of all is still…“Wait”.
Dear friend, I hope you are still around to read this it made me really sad to know that you are leaving CAF.
I hope and pray that their is someway-somehow that you’ll change your mind and heart about the Catholic Church and perhaps CAF
Thank you for the many Prayers (and Prayers do work take a look at my Aunt she’s so much better)
St. Jude Prayer
Most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you, to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly - (here make your request) for our dear friend and sister StarMaiden that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.
I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen.
St. Rita Prayer
God, through the prayers of St. Rita, may we learn to bear our crosses in life
in the same spirit in which she bore hers. Amen.
God bless you in whatever path you choose my friend
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Go in peace. We will always be here for you. :grouphug:
I do pray that someday Dawn "StarMaiden" will come across CAF and see that people truly do care about her and that she is always welcomed back to Catholic Church (that is if she left). God loves her as well.
I also started a Prayer for Dawn titled "Please Pray for our dear friend StarMaiden"