The Pallottine Prayer Network consists of men and women, youth and elders, religious and laity, along with families who are willing to set aside a few minutes each day to pray for the needs of the world, our Church, our government and religious leaders, the poor and the rich, those suffering from addictions and abuse, the immigrants and outcasts, the hungry, sick and dying, the homeless, the lonely and the stranger. These intentions, along with other requests and personal needs, are prayed for daily by all members of the Prayer Network.
We invite you to learn more about this great network of prayer. The power of prayer is extraordinary, so we ask you to please consider joining us and becoming a member of the Pallottine Prayer Network. Each member receives a certificate of membership, a wallet-sized membership card, and every three months all members receive a listing of prayer requests. In addition, members also receive a card of prayer and reflection on a special theme for each month.
This month's theme is: "PRAYER OF HOPE and TRUST"
REFLECTION for January 2019
Have you ever noticed that at this time of year many people say, "I hope this New Year will be better than last year."? Mother Nature can hand us any number of nasty storms and environmental problems. World leaders can upset peace and tranquility in and among nations. Family tragedies can bring great sadness and sorrow into our lives. And then there are all the things for which we are personally responsible that "mess up" our lives and the lives of others.
Perhaps THIS IS the best time of the year to reflect upon all the things that went wrong last year and look ahead with hope that life can be better this year if we do our part and work hard to correct our bad habits and replace them with better ones.
Yes, I know the world will still have its problems that we wont' be able to fix, but at least we can try not to add to them. Let us trust and hope in God and ask Him to help us improve our lives throughout this New Year!
PRAYER for January 2019
L: God is a shield;
R: to those who put their trust in Him. (Proverbs 30:5)
God, our heavenly Father, as we begin this New Year we are filled with many hopes and dreams about what we would like to do and how we would like to see things turn out for us and others.
We pray for a more peaceful world. We look forward to the day when poverty and hunger will no longer exist. We wish and hope that we can rid ourselves of our bad habits and replace them with good ones. We want to see more love and caring among people.
Help us to trust that You will be there for us to guide and direct us whenever we try to make our world a better place for those who are or will become a part of our lives.
We know from past experience that we often fall far short in fulfilling our good intentions. May we always trust that, as long as we keep trying to do good, You will bless our efforts and grant us your graces to succeed. We ask this, trusting in Your mercy. Amen.
(Prayer and Reflection published with Ecclesiastical Permission.)
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