Monday, July 30, 2007

how do we pray?

Dear Batchmates, I'd like to share with you a story by our deacon during today's mass.It was a true story of one of the bishops in the phil.(Bishop Tagle).He was presiding over a group of OFW families,sharing each others stories. One of the ladies came to him and said that her husband was one of the men in the ship that sank in the sea of Norway.Up to this time his body was not found.She was torn between two prayers.One was praying to GOD that he is safe in one of the islands somewhere and that somebody is taking care of him.The other prayer was for GOD to forgive his sins and give him everlasting peace.Whenever she goes to church to visit the Blessed Sacrament,she could not start praying.she doesn't know what to ask from GOD. She would just set there in front of the Blesed Sacrament and cry. She said that the only thing she could offer GOD is her tears.She just wish that GOD will take care of her and her kids.Then the bishop told her,my child, you just taught me how to pray. The second reading in today's mass is "how do we pray". GOD BLESS CLASS 1963 AND OUR FAMILIES!

2 comments:

Pilar Villegas Cuevas said...

Thanks for sharing this news. The Philippines is really the target of the Terrorist since then. Our country and countrymen really need prayers.

josie javier-macalua said...

"To pray without ceasing.."

Jesus Prayer: LORD JESUS CHRIST, HAVE MERCY ON ME!

More on this topic in: The Way of the Pilgrim and the Pilgrim Continues His Way - a new translation by Helen Bacovcin, published by Doubleday in October, 1992.

Also at:http://www.titajo.com

--The prayer (not the song)

THANKS, NELIA, FOR YOUR VERY SPIRITUAL BLOG!