As we watch the news day by day and see the chaos and crisis around the world, it can create a feeling of helplessness. What can the average person do?
Praying the rosary deepens our faith, and strengthens us agains evil.
We watch how world leaders react and we see the failure to
accomplish anything meaningful. Instead of progress, we may see
instead greed, corruption, incompetence and lies. We see situations
where the will of the people for peace and prosperity is not being
enacted, but rather the desires of multi-national corporations, ruling
elites, financial institutions and shadowy NGOs. We see that justice
fails, and that evil prevails. Again, what can the average person do?
The answer is prayer.
Light a virtual candle today
While there are various forms of prayer that be invoked, I want to focus specifically now on praying the rosary, prayed with intentions.
It is quite possible to get caught up with 'the cares of this life' and forget the basics of prayer that we have been taught. The rosary is a very powerful prayer, and if you have not been praying it regularly, it is worth taking an afternoon to become re-acquainted with the rosary. Do a search on the internet for the promises given to those who pray the rosary. Investigate testimonials of those who have used the rosary by using search terms such as 'military victories through the rosary'. One search leads to another, and as you begin to search out the history of the rosary, you will reignite your vision and faith.
There are many online rosary sites. Some of these allow you to pray in community, or to pray through the rosary in an online version, suitable for a break or lunch at work. Other have prayer aid helps, such as scriptures related to each day's mystery.
In today's world, where the needs are so great, and the inability of government leaders to solve national and international problems is at an all-time high, it behooves the people of God to use the spiritual weapons of our warfare. One of those is prayer, and one of those prayers is the Rosary, prayed with intentions.
Shop now at Catholic Shopping .com
This is a site where the referenced letter was republished in full, and it also gives a link to the original letter. To search for the post, the title is: "The Treason Bowl -- February 2, 2014".
By Chaplain Adele M. Gill
It is hard to be at peace watching the news these days, especially after seeing the coverage of the Orlando Shooting that just killed 50 innocent people and injured 53 more. As the world seems to be spinning out of control with mayhem, hatred, evil, and increased ... continue reading
By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CPC
Today, Hillary Clinton won the Democratic votes necessary to be the nominee for her party. A legendary and outspoken supporter of abortion, I am dismayed at the thought that Hillary could be president for a myriad of reasons, but especially her cold-blooded stance on ... continue reading
By Michaela Daphne
I was saying goodbye to a friend the other day - a friend who isn't from my Christian circles - and two little words tumbled out of my mouth before I could gather them up again:""God bless!"The thoughts that followed in my head went something like this:"Did I really ... continue reading
By Michaela Daphne
My Uncle said that one day I'll be Pope. I'd like to point out at this point that I am female. He was joking of course, but unfortunately there are many people out there who would have taken his proclamation quite seriously and encouraged me to show the world that ... continue reading
By Michael Seagriff
When we entered Church yesterday on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ,was it any different than walking into a movie theater, a school auditorium or other public place? How much consideration was given to He Who is really truly and substantially present ... continue reading
By Cheryl Jones
I feel led to give a simple testimony that may help others who pray. There are certain prayers I do on a regular basis. Today I expanded the scope of these prayers and included a wider group. When finished, I heard the Lord say, "Thank you for giving me something to ... continue reading
By Cheryl Jones
The question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" has been asked more than once. Job, in the midst of his trials gave a clue where to look when there are problems. But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in ... continue reading
By Justin Soutar
Within two and a half years' time, Dr. Ben Carson's political star had climbed with extraordinary steadiness from the horizon to the zenith, where it shone with dazzling brilliance, and then suddenly it plunged toward the opposite horizon, disappearing from view ... continue reading
By Michaela Daphne
Jesus is not nice."Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth. I have come to bring not peace but the sword." (Matt 10:34) BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - It's no accident that C.S. Lewis used a lion to represent Christ."Safe?" said Mr. Beaver; "don't you hear ... continue reading
By Jackie Stammen
This is a tough one for me, but I am certain this is a lesson God is desperately trying to teach me. It's a lesson I need to learn if I want progress in this journey of life with the Lord. NASHVILLE, TN - When I say 'learn' I don't mean to simply understand what God's ... continue reading