25 YEARS! YES, 25 YEARS!
It was twenty-five years ago that one of the Pallottine Fathers was inspired with the idea to begin The PALLOTTINE PRAYER NETWORK. His dream was to connect as many people as he could to join in prayer for the intentions of one another and our world. His dream became a reality when invitations were sent out to people asking them to join this special prayer group. The response was great and has grown throughout the years. There are now almost 500 members of the PALLOTTINE PRAYER NETWORK who are spread from Hawaii to New York, and Puerto Rico to North Dakota -- and of course, hundreds of members in between. Together the members pray a daily prayer and pray for the intentions that are sent to them. There is such power in prayer and we celebrate the inspiration of this humble and prayerful Pallottine who began this prayer connection from sea to shining sea.
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The PALLOTTINE PRAYER NETWORK consists of men and women, youth and elders, religious and laity, along with many 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 PALLOTTINE PRAYER NETWORK.
The power of prayer is extraordinary, so please consider becoming a member. 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.
There is an address listed at the bottom of this page for you to send in your request to join us and/or there is a computer link at the bottom of this page for you to "click on" and register to become a member of the PALLOTTINE PRAYER NETWORK. God bless you!
This month's theme is: "PRAYER of JOY"
REFLECTION for April, 2019 -- Prayer of Joy
Do you ever wake up feeling like a million dollars and just know that today is going to be one of the great days? Isn't that a great feeling?
We should take full advantage of a day like that! Go outside and enjoy the sunrise, smile and say a warm, friendly "hello" to people, and enjoy a hardy breakfast. Oh, there are so many things we can do on a day like that.
Perhaps this would also be the kind of day to take some time out to share our joy with God and praise Him for the gift of life.
Having a day filled with joy can lighten our spirits, do wonders for our physical and emotional health, and open our hearts to those around us.
There will be plenty of days in which we won't be as happy or joyous. That too is part of life. But when a good day comes along, let us voice our feeling in a prayer of joy!
PRAYER for April, 2019 - A PRAYER of JOY
L: This is the day the Lord has made.
R: Let us rejoice in it and be glad. (Ps. 118:24)
O Lord, just as King David once danced with abandon as the Ark of the Covenant was carried into the holy city; today we too with to express our joy for Your goodness to us.
Hear us as we rejoice in the resurrection of your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ.
See our smiles and happiness as we enjoy the warmth and closeness of our loved ones.
Listen to our voices as we shout out with songs and laughter for the trees, flowers and beauty of spring.
Witness the ways in which we live our lives, for we wish them to be the visible expressions of our inner happiness and joy.
Heavenly Father, grant that we may always keep joy in our hearts so that through that joy we can lead others to You.
Let us rejoice in the Lord always! Amen.
(Prayer and Reflection published with Ecclesiastical Permission.)
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