this peace I give you

Getting ready for the Bike Parade to begin!

My heart was full this Independence Day as we celebrated – for the first time – at our lake cottage with “the littles” (and their bigs too.)

The kiddos “Fireworks for Sale” entry wins a 3rd Place Prize in the parade!!

It is experiences like these, rejoicing in a joy-filled (albeit exhausting) day, celebrating our freedoms, that leave us filled with hope for the future.

In a world of turmoil and 
division, this is not always the case – and sometimes we feel 
like there’s nothing we can do to “right the wrongs” we are facing. 

Yet, the power of prayer is real! 

And we’ve seen the life-giving fruit it can
bear for our nation time and time again…

Most recently with the overturning 
of Roe v. Wade – praise God!

The prayers of its citizens
are a source of profound
blessing for a nation

St. Faustina (my gal-pal) records that God withheld
punishment from her native Poland
in answer to her pleas for mercy:

Jesus looked graciously. When I saw 
the kindness of Jesus, I began to beg 
His blessing. Immediately Jesus said: For
your sake I bless the entire country.

So too, the Saints and Blesseds’ of the 
United States knew that the 
Rosary was a powerful weapon. 

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen, 
born in the heartland of America, wrote that: 

If a sufficient army of us said
the rosary every day,
 the Blessed Mother
would… obtain from her Divine Son the stilling
of the present tempests,
 the defeat of the
enemies of human civilization, and a
real presence in the hearts of 
tired and straying men.

The Rosary offers our country hope.

As your fingers move along the string of 
50 Hail Mary beads, you can pray for the
50 states, our government officials, the 
preservation of the family, and the 
enactment of just legislation.

I recently discovered The Catholic Company, for a limited time only, is offering a beautiful St. Michael American Rosary handmade exclusively by them.

The Catholic Company, St. Michael America Rosary

The St. Michael America Rosary
is a powerful reminder to pray for 
peace in our hearts, home, and nation. 

(*Please know – I receive NOTHING from a purchase – other than the blessing of knowing you are joining me in prayer for our Country.)

The red, white, and blue
beads honor the stars and stripes of the
American flag that flies overhead.

And the central St. Michael medallion is a poignant
reminder to also pray for our military and the
soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. 

Won’t you please consider praying with me?

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

John 14:27

hugs n’ blessings to all those who continue to give thanks to God for His gifts and ask for His continued blessing on our United States of America.

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