Welcome to the PRAYER NETWORK
It was over twenty-five years ago when 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 the Whole Church
REFLECTION for July 2021
My over-simplified look back at the history of the Church shows that what began as a small group of Christ's disciples, mistrusted and persecuted by many in the Roman empire, grew to be a dominant political and spiritual power in the Middle Ages.
But, with the Reformation by Luther and others, its political clout weakened and saw itself move in the direction of being a more spiritual and moral presence and guide in the world today.
Over the centuries the Church has been loved, hated, persecuted, ignored, and accused of many evils. It has seen its membership grow in the missions and is witnessing a sharp decline in Church membership and attendance in industrial nations.
But, we live in Christ's promise that the Spirit is with us as our Advocate, and that he has not left us orphaned. Still, it is not enough to presume that God will do all the work in helping the Church.
As faithful members we too must do our part to spread the Gospel and help make the Church be that spiritual voice for all people through our words and our deeds. Let us pray today for the Church.
PRAYER for July 2021
L: "In Christ we, though many, form one body
R: And each member belongs to all the others." (Rom. 12:5)
Lord Jesus, our Redeemer, you told your apostles, "I will be with you always, even until the end of the world." (Mt:. 28:20) We ask you this day to continue to watch over your Church.
We pray for Pope Francis. Guide him to be the faithful successor of St. Peter and grant him the graces to shepherd your flock with justice, love and mercy.
We ask you to protect and show our bishops and priests how to be good pastoral leaders of your people.
We pray for all missionaries that they may bring your Gospel message to all peoples around the world so that more men and women will become your faithful disciples.
Finally, we ask for your guidance for all parents, single lay people, and each one of us. Keep us strong in the faith and let us always be living examples of your love, care and mercy in the world. Hear us, O loving Savior. Amen.
(Prayer and Reflection published with Ecclesiastical Permission.)
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Milwaukee, WI 53208-3097