I have things to say, but not today. Today, we should pray. Not, or not just, for miracles of healing, not, or not just, for justice and peace. We pray always first of all to know the mind and love of God, to become more like Him and closer to Him. By seeking God first, we open those fissures through which He can act in us and in our world through us. That’s the way the miracles happen.
No judgements today.
May God have mercy on the souls of the dead, and on those who killed them for whatever reason, good or bad.
May He comfort and sustain all who love them.
May He touch the hearts of all, especially those who do not want to let go of their anger.
May He sustain and bless the efforts of all who seek peace and provide comfort to the afflicted.
St. Joseph, Terror of Demons, pray for us!
Holy Mother Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for us!
St. Peter Clavier, pray for us!
St. Martin de Porres, pray for us!
Closer to home, I ask your prayers for the repose of the soul of a Chris, husband of Cathy, a friend of ours, who died yesterday after a long and difficult battle with cancer, and for comfort to Cathy, their 3 children and two grandchildren.
Also, prayers for my sister who is battling cancer. She is in the hospital now. A few days ago she underwent 6 hours of surgery to remove tumors, and is awaiting test results to see what the next steps will be. She has consciously separated herself from God and His church, so please pray also for her heart to be softened so Our Lord may touch her.
Finally, today marks the 1st anniversary of my sister Annette’s death. Please pray for the repose of her soul, as she, too, pushed God away from her at the end of her life.