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By Chaplain Adele M. Gill
11/12/2018 (4 weeks ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)

"Pray for one another, that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful."  James 5:16

Matthew 18:19:  'Amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father.'

Matthew 18:19: "Amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father."

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By Chaplain Adele M. Gill
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
11/12/2018 (4 weeks ago)

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Keywords: Catholic, Catholic Online, Christian, Christianity, Jesus


Though it is truly a blessing to have people to pray for us, it is important as Christians to recognize that each of us has equal access to God through Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit. Whenever we pray and ask for Jesus' help, it is always a powerful experience whether we pray with others, have them pray for us, or we pray for ourselves.

All of us have times have infirmity, worry, anxiety, sadness, and fear. So what can we do about that which is beyond our control? How can we maintain and restore balance, peace and joy in our lives in times of adversity, against all odds? One vitally important way is through prayer as prayer changes things. Relationships are restored, doors are opened, people are strengthened, comforted, protected, healed through God's abundant supply, as He cares for all our needs in His own special time and way.

Sometimes we all need divine intervention, and there is great relief to be found in prayer as we hand the situation to Jesus, giving Him control. For the Bible tells us in Matthew 18:19:  "Amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father." When you turn to your 'praying friends' or family to prayerfully intercede for you on your behalf, you will certainly be blessed. Prayer really does change things. However, each of us is capable of praying and having our prayers heard and answered. This is not relegated to a few - it is a great privilege we all have whenever we venture into prayer. 

The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful."  James 5:16

To become a righteous person in the eyes of God, we simply need to keep on trying to discern and follow His Will. We all have the potential to be righteous - it is a choice we make. Though we are striving souls focused on doing God's Will, we all fall short. All of us. Yet, God sees our efforts and hears our anguished cries. He knows our thoughts and actions. He wants us to trust Him with all our being in every situation. That's why God sent Jesus to be with us - all of humanity - to hold our hand; and trust Him through the storms we all encounter and lead us into eternal life.
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Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, ABDA is the author of 3 books including "From Broken to Blest: Embracing the Healing that Awaits You," written with Dr. Verna Benner Carson. From Broken to Blest is now available on Amazon and Barnes at Noble in print, Nook & Kindle versions.               To order your copy, click on this link: https://amzn.to/2pNt9Sk 
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That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.


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