Thank You, most beautiful and infinitely loving Almighty Father, for all the graces You have given us out of the sheer goodness of Your Divine Heart. We love You, we adore You, and we worship You.
This Easter season, pray for those who have lost their faith and are publicly denying the Resurrection of Christ, particularly those who are Catholic/Orthodox priests/former priests, so that they may be granted the grace of faith anew by God, despite their denial, as they remain priests forever in the order of Melchisedek.
Do not pray solely for yourself and for others. Pray also for the intentions, the desires, of God the Almighty Father. It is what He wants at this time.
The question was asked, “How do you pray to God?” The brief answer is simple. You speak to Him from your heart as though you are speaking to your very best friend or a great parent. It is true that there are set vocal prayers that you can say and which our Father does desire to hear. But what He yearns for most of all is intimacy with us – both the content and the process. So effective prayer to God entails our simple speaking to Him from the heart about everything that goes on in our lives, even though He already knows everything, because He desires a true Father-child relationship.
Do not be afraid to ask our Father, “What would You like me to do for You today?” He loves receiving such a question from us when it comes from the heart, because it opens us up to receiving His Will within us. Moreover, after you ask such a question with sincerity, joy and peace will fill your heart, your soul. And the rest of the day will never be the same again.
“You are just, O Lord, and all Your judgments are just, and Your ways mercy and truth and judgment. And now, O Lord, think of me and do not take revenge on my sins, neither remember my offences, nor those of my parents. For we have not obeyed Your commandments, therefore we are delivered to spoil and to captivity and death, and are made a fable and a reproach to all nations among which You have scattered us. And now, O Lord, great are Your judgments, because we have not done according to Your precepts and have not walked sincerely before You” (Tob 3:2-5).
“HaShem is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? HaShem is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? When evil men came upon me to devour my flesh, even my adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell. Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise up against me, even then will my trust be firm. Continue reading “In praise to the Almighty Father”