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: HUNGER
REFLECTION for October, 2019 --
For the Hungry
Autumn us usually seen as a time of plenty. Farmers harvest their crops and the stores start stocking all the holiday "goodies." Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Christmas buying and giving will soon be close at hand.
With all those material things around us, this may be the perfect time to turn our attention to those people who have little or nothing.
Having come from a family that wasn't rich, yet always having plenty of food on the table, it is even hard for me to really understand what it means to go hungry. I never had to starve or go without food to the point that my health was in danger.
But there are many people who truly don't know from where their next meal will come. They are the truly hungry!
This month let us pray for the welfare of the hungry and translate those prayers into actions by helping to feed them from our bounty.
PRAYER for October, 2019 - For the Hungry
L: "Make us work, Lord, to serve those people of the world,
R: Who live and die in poverty and hunger."' (Mother Teresa)
Heavenly Father, You have blessed our world with abundant harvests and resources. And yet, so many people go hungry each day.
Stir up our spirits to seek out and serve those who have little or nothing to eat. Make us generous in sharing our abundance so that others may not have to cry out to You for the injustices we inflict upon them by not providing for their needs.
Open our hears to reach out to those who have no one to care about their well-being and welfare. Open our eyes not only to see their suffering, but to actually find ways to provide the food they so desperately need.
As the scriptures tell us, "What good is it to wish your brothers and sisters well, yet not provide for their needs?" Help us be the caring and loving people who put our words into action and go out of our way to feed the hungry.
Hear us and help us care about others. Amen.
(Prayer and Reflection published with Ecclesiastical Permission.)
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