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.
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This month's theme is: A VACATION PRAYER
REFLECTION for August, 2019 -- A Vacation Prayer
How often have you said to yourself, "I need a vacation!" There are times when we all just need to get away and have some "me time".
So what do we do? We check our resources, read and think about the places to which we'd like to go or the things we'd like to do. And them we plan for the vacation of a lifetime. Or perhaps we are more of "spur of the moment" type persons who just pack up a bag and head for the hills.
Either way, vacations can be great fun and can do wonders to refresh our minds, bodies and spirits.
Now, without putting a damper on our fun time, we should also consider the possibility that unfortunate things can happen on vacation.
No one wants that, but things beyond our control do pop up.
This month we pray for all those going on vacation -- including ourselves. Let us ask God to watch over and protect us so that no matter what comes up, we will be able to handle it and have a wonderful time away from home and return refreshed and ready to go.
PRAYER for August, 2019 - A Vacation Prayer
L: After the disciples returned, they shared with Jesus all that they had done.
R: And He took them with him and withdrew to the town of Bethsaida. (Lk. 9:10)
Jesus our Savior, even you spent time away from preaching and the crowds in order to bond more closely with your Apostles and to pray and relax with them. We ask you to watch over us as we take some time to renew ourselves in body and spirit.
Protect us from all dangers and harm as we enjoy our vacation away from the worries and concerns of our jobs and other responsibilities.
As we desire other to treat us with respect and hospitality while we enjoy our free time, may we in turn be polite and thankful for all that they may do to make our vacation a very pleasant and joyful experience.
May You also watch over us as we journey home so that we may arrive safe and sound without any problems or concerns.
We ask this trusting in your loving care. Amen.
(Prayer and Reflection published with Ecclesiastical Permission.)
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