Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Prayer Counts

A few days ago I received an email from a friend that told me about the health of the former secretary at my Marianist high school. The email told me that the chances of this woman making the night were slim to none. So, I spread the news to people and told them all to pray for her. The next day when I returned from work, I saw that I received another email from my friend. I said to myself “this is it.” “This email was going to tell me that the woman had passed away.” But when I opened it, it had told me that she had survived the night and that the doctors didn’t know how it had happened. It said that she had regained consciousness and that she was able to recognize family members.

Prayer is certainly powerful. It an important thing in our lives. The more we pray, the closer we get to Christ, and that is the ultimate goal. When we become closer to Christ, our spiritual life grows and we ultimately become better people in the eyes of God.

There are many ways we can pray. We can pray the Rosary, pray at Eucharistic adoration, pray the Liturgy of the Hours, pray those prayers we have known since first grade, and there are so many more ways.

The more we pray, the closer we become like Christ.

The closer we are to Christ the better people we become.
Contributed by a Marianist high school student

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Pray for the Canonization of William Joseph Chaminade

"The Lord afflicts us in diverse ways; let us profit by all our tribulations. Let nothing shake our confidence and fidelity; it is amid contradictions and tribulations that the works of God prosper, are purified and strengthened."
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade