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 to St. Vincent Pallotti
REFLECTION for January 2021
On January 22nd of each year, the Pallottines celebrate the feast of our founder, St. Vincent Pallotti. He was born in 1795 and died in 1850. Pope Pius XII beatified him on Jan. 22, 1950 and Pope John XXIII canonized him, on Jan. 20, 1963.
St. Vincent was an extraordinary example of love and care for the people he served as a priest. He was known for his generosity to the poor, and his concern for the sick whom he visited often in the hospitals. He worked hard to open schools for young men and especially young women so that they could learn necessary skills to get jobs and not have to live on the streets of Rome.
He strongly promoted the idea that all Christians are called to be Apostles for Christ, be they priests, religious or lay people. Eveything we do or say in our lives should be a reflection of Christ's love and mercy. We must also be the living examples for others to see and follow so that the Gospels can be spread throughout the world, and love and charity can be re-kindled in all Christians and people. Let us pray to him for help and guidance so that we may be good and faithful Christians.
PRAYER for January 2021
L: Be with us, St. Vincent,
R: And show us how to live as Apostles for Christ.
St. Vincent Pallotti, as we come before you today in prayer, we ask you to intercede for us with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, to grant us the courage and strength to work like you for the spreading of faith and the rekindling of charity among the people of God through the love and care we show our neighbor.
Remind us always of our duty to be apostles for Christ, and help us to spread the good news of the Gospel through both our words and our actions.
With the help of Mary, Queen of Apostles, and through your intercession may we grow in holiness and live only for the honor and glory of God.
St. Vincent, help us follow the example of the holy life that you have given us and show us the way to the Father. Amen.
(Prayer and Reflection published with Ecclesiastical Permission.)
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The Pallottine Prayer Network
5424 West Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, WI 53208-3097