Welcome to the PRAYER NETWORK
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 for Loyal Friends
REFLECTION for February 2020
Prayer for Loyal Friends
I often smile when I hear people brag abo
ut how many friends they have on the internet and Facebook. Their lists go on and on. Yet I ask the question, "Just what kind of friends are we talking about here?"
We've all counted many people as being among our friends, but there are "friends" and then there are friends.
The kids we played with in our neighborhood - they were our friends, but where are they now? We probably had many teammates over the years - now frown up and gone. We have co-workers, in-laws, classmates. Perhaps
even a friendly bartender with a listening ear. All friends. Yes? Yes!
Some wise person once said that if from all of our friends we could find and keep but one that is faithful, true, and loyal to us under all circumstances we would have a treasure that we should hang onto for dear life.
Let us ask God to help us find and keep such a friend and ask for the grace to be one ourselves.
PRAYER for February 2020
L: "Love each other as I have loved you.
R: Greater love has no one than to lay down one's life for one's friends." (Jn 15: 12b-13)
God, our Heavenly Father, from the beginning of our lives you have surrounded us with many people who have cared, nurtured, educated and helped us as we grew in age. We thank you for them all. Some were just passing acquaintances, others we have known as friends; and still others as closer dearer companions.
We ask you this day to send a special blessing upon those who have walked with us, no only in good times but
also in times of sorrow and worry. Let us always know them as friends who care about our welfare and not about what we have or can do for them, and who will stand by us even when all others have turned away.
May we always cherish and respect them and return the goodness and love they have given us.
Help us to show our appreciation for such a wonderful gift in our life by striving yo be a loyal friend to someone else. We ask you to hear and answer our prayer. Amen.
(Prayer and Reflection published with Ecclesiastical Permission.)
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Milwaukee, WI 53208-3097