I know I have been posting many prayers lately, and it comes from a sincere desire to share with all – prayers that I pray. Prayers have been very healing for my soul, especially in light of all the craziness the past few years have ushered in with government restrictions and mandates. Not only have they been very healing, prayer has also changed “me”! Prayer allows me to draw closer to God. It is my intimate conversation with Him – sometimes full of praise and joy, at others times full of complains and sad moans (crying), and at others, full of adoration and love.
These days, I am also praying for God’s light to shine into the world, even in the darkest of cervices. To be an active participant with Him, and He with me.
God needs our help!
God wants to be an active participant in our lives, to guide us to make changes in our own lives and in the world. Our prayers can lead to God’s Divine Mercy moving on those around us, and, our prayers lifted up in sincerity can lead to healing in not only ourselves, but in others – those we love, friends, and strangers.
Father Mike’s short message inspired me today. Oh the more! This morning, I got out of bed late (hmm, I was a sloth and stayed in bed for another hour), and rushed my morning prayer. Urgh, yes, a confession of my soul!
The Feast Day for Our Lady of Lourdes
The Feast Day for Our Lady of Lourdes is on February 11th, 2022. “On Feb. 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of 18 appearances that the Blessed Virgin Mary made to a 14-year-old French peasant girl, Saint Bernadette Soubirous”. For more information on St. Bernadette and the History of Our Lady of Lourdes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/our-lady-of-lourdes-144.
At https://www.thedivinemercy.org/articles/our-lady-lourdes-pray-us you can also send in your prayer intentions (I am sorry it started yesterday Feb. 2-10), but you can still participate and add an extra day.
Here is the Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes:
God Bless, and keep praying! 💖