PRAYER FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

PRAYER FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

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PRAYER FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

I never thought we would need this kind of prayer in the U.S but we do and many people are praying this one every day. Give it a try, we could use more prayer. We have taken our freedoms in this country for granted and now we are loosing them. One of the Founding Fathers was asked if they gave us a Republic and he said: “yes, if you can keep it.” If we don’t pray and take action we will loose it.  Can we safe it for our future generations?

FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

“Almighty God, Father of all nations, For freedom you have set us free in Christ Jesus. We praise and bless you for the gift of religious liberty, the foundation of human rights, justice and the common good. Grant to our leaders the wisdom to protect and promote our liberties. By your grace may we have the courage to defend them for ourselves and for all those who live in this blessed land.  We ask this through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, our patroness. And in the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, with whom you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.”

 

DRAWN BY CHRIST TO THE FATHER

From: Magnificat

“Accepting the sacraments means first of all agreeing to be sought out by God and accepting the opportunity offered us by Christ to rejoin God

Practice enables man to discover that he is not alone in his existence, that Someone awaits him, and that his life is a twofold act. It suggests to man that he should not be merely a spectator, but a co-worker in his destiny. This is the great novelty of Christianity, as Saint Paul proclaimed it:  ‘We are co-workers with God.’ God gives us our freedom so that we may use it at each moment  of our great human experiences;

before evil, with penance;

before human love, with matrimony;

before fatherhood, with baptism;

before the struggle against the anguish of death, with the sacrament of the sick;

before the responsibility for our brothers, with confirmation and holy orders.

Face to face with all these great experiences, we are led to be co-workers in humble, day-by-day, coherent acts, for example, in sharing the meal with the friends of Christ.”

by: Father Bernard Bro, O.P.

Spend some time with the Holy Spirit.

 

CONNIE’S MEMORIES CONT’D

Just a quick  memory today. Sometime between ages 5 and 12 my father bought his own shoe repair shop. He had to work Saturdays so Sunday mornings after Mass was when he did the work around the house and yard.  Every spring and fall we helped him put the storm windows on and take them off, wash the house windows and in the fall, wash the storm windows. In case no one knows what I am talking about, storm windows were made with glass and a wood frame with bolts and hooks to hook them to the windows. They fit each window specifically so they all have to be marked.  This doesn’t sound like much fun, but my brother and I loved working outside with my Dad.  He let us climb out on the porch roof, through the small bathroom window and put up and take down the windows on the second floor above the porch. He used to climb up on a ladder and put the other ones up and take them down from the second floor.  Sometime after I moved out, they replace them all with the insulated windows.  It probably took two Sundays because my father liked to have a beer and read the paper for a short while before dinner. My mother always had a big family dinner at noon on Sundays.  This may sound boring to kids now but working with my father was fun for us on Sunday mornings and great memories for my brother and I.

 

DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA

From a friend in Iraq on face book:  On the same day two IED’s exploded in Boston killing 3 and wounding 16+/- 12 IED’s were exploded in Iraq killing dozens. while the events in Boston are serious and tragic, they are none the less minor by world comparison. Long term wise our Country will be more harmed by this administrations systematic destruction of America’s international relationships. Alienating Israel, and England while building relations with the Muslim brotherhood, or representing us at a communist dictator’s funeral are prime examples of their failed practices.

I almost feel as though the American populace as a whole is so overwhelmed with daily minutia that they have detached from any form of reality other then the limited circle of daily drama.  If seeing blood vessels in your chicken wing turns your stomach, then my friends, you have disconnected from the facts of life, and from reality. I know there are serious events abound, but don’t let the adrenalin of local events narrow our world field of view. The world is watching as we alienate our friends and open ourselves up to our enemies.  I  have never been a soap box kinda guy, but frankly it’s gotten to the point of alarming…..”

IED”S EXPLODED WHERE? THE WORLD IS WATCHING….

From a man in Iraq on face book:  “On the same day two IED’s exploded in Boston killing 3 and wounding 160+/-, 12 IED’s were exploded in Iraq killing dozens. While the events in Boston are serious and tragic, they are none the less minor by comparison. Long term wise our Country will be more harmed by this administration’s systematic destruction of America’s international relationships. Alienating Israel and England while building relations with the Muslim brotherhood, or representing us at a communist dictator’s funeral are prime examples of their failed practices. 

I almost feel as though the American populace as a whole is so overwhelmed with daily minutia that they have detached from any form of reality other than the limited circle of daily drama. If seeing blood vessels in your chicken wing turns your stomach, then my friends you have disconnected from the facts of life, and form reality. I know there are serious events abound, but don’t let the adrenalin of local events narrow our world field of view. The world is watching as we alienate our friends and open ourselves up to our enemies.

I have never been a soap box kinda guy, but frankly, it’s gotten to the point of alarming…”