The elections are now over. What do we do now? For the past two years we have experienced the renewals of God’s order being re-established in our Nation. The prayers, especially the Patriotic Rosary Novena, have held off what might have been disaster. However, stating what has been said before on many occasions, now is not the time to relax. Our Lady of Medjugorje said on January 24, 1985:
“…these days you have experienced God’s sweetness through the renewals which have been in this parish. satan wants to work still more fiercely to take away your joy from each one of you. By prayer you can completely disarm him and ensure your happiness…”
Recently President Trump was at a rally in Missouri. A woman fainted and people rushed to help her. President Trump stopped his speech and said to offer a prayer for her. One person started singing Amazing Grace. Others started to join, and then President Trump backing away from the podium, motioned for everyone to join. Soon, the whole arena was singing Amazing Grace. Under who’s leadership would this have happened? Christians feel safe to be Christians. President Trump, whether one wants to consider him Christian or not, gives way to Christians. This is one of the most important lessons to learn about all that is happening: Our ability to live a Christian life in peace, is directly affected by what happens in the political world. While this may not be “religiously correct” to say that politics matters to religion, St. Paul makes it clear that for Christians to recognize this, pleases God.
1 Timothy 2:1-3
“First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity. This is good and pleasing to God our Savior…”
This pleases “God, our Savior”, because God often saves His people through these means, through “kings and all in authority”. Now is a time to pray even more, petition even more, thank God even more.
Perhaps there is no better way to do this than to join us here at Caritas, December 8-12, 2018, for the Five Days of Prayer, for the Reconciling of Ourselves, Our Families and Our Nation Back to God. This is the 26th year of this prayer event, and one that if no one ever came, we would do it for ourselves, because it means that much. Visit here for more information about December 8-12, and continue to pray daily for our Nation and world.
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