WE CAN LET GOD TOUCH OTHERS
Prayer is also part of social involvement. One should always be embedded in the life of the community. Prayer develops a compassionate heart. The joy that compassion brings is one of the best kept secrets of humanity. To pray for others is to make them part of ourselves and our concerns. Prayer allows us to give up all that divides us from others so that we can let God touch them in us.
We learn that we are not the boss of our life, but that God wants to lead our life into green pastures. We learn to discover that God plays a role in our lives, an all-determining role, for the salvation and healing of ourselves and the world.
Prayer without action is meaningless. Vocation means “to call”. God is always active in our lives. He always calls; he always asks us to take up our crosses and follow Him.
Can anyone hide themselves in secret places so I shall not see them? “Am I only a God nearby,” declares the Lord, “and not a God far away? Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?”declares the Lord. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 23:23,24
Simply get to know God by contemplating His attributes every day. When you call out to Him, you won’t get voice mail.
Pray and Persevere in Prayer
“There are times in life when the soul finds comfort only in profound prayer. Would that souls knew how to persevere in prayer at such times. This is very important.” Diary 860
It was only Saint Faustina to whom Jesus gave explicit instructions to write His words regarding the new devotion that He wished to establish in the world. This diary is an actual record of Jesus’ words to St. Faustina.
Let the soul be aware that, in order to pray and persevere in prayer, one must arm oneself with patience and cope bravely with exterior and interior difficulties. The interior difficulties are discouragement, dryness, heaviness of spirit and temptations. The exterior difficulties are human respect and time; one must observe the time set apart for prayer. Diary 147
PRAYING FOR THE LOST
“Night and day we pray beyond measure to see you in person and to remedy the deficiencies of your faith. ” 1Thessalonians 3:10
Knowing how to pray with skill can change the atmosphere. There are people who pray for their brother for 20 to 30 years without results. You will say that he doesn’t listen to you, but God knows who your brother will listen to, and He will send that person to talk to your brother.
If you have been praying for your brother, there is nothing wrong with him except the devil.
“The god of this world [Satan] has blinded the minds of the unbelieving to prevent them from seeing the illuminating light of the gospel of the glory of Christ” 2 Corinthians 4:4
Now you know the problem isn’t your brother it’s the devil! You must bind the devil out of your brother’s way. This can be a long distance prayer over the phone. The Spiritual World has no human boundaries.