do you hear my prayers, lord?

it’s a 3hugs&blessings thursday…

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Prayer isn’t there to make us feel better when we’re anxious.

And it’s not there as an obligation.

It is a communion of love, between a lover and the beloved.

St. Faustina is a reliable witness on this point: she spoke to Our Lord about this many times, and He always expressed His infinite love for humanity.

“While I was saying the chaplet [of Divine Mercy], I heard a voice which said, Oh, what great graces I will grant to souls who say this chaplet; the very depths of My tender mercy are stirred for the sake of those who say the chaplet.”  (No. 848)

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Independence Day!

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Happy Independence Day, USA!

“Remember that we celebrate this day because it is the day when the 13 colonies separated from Great Britain and declared their independence.  We remember that the “Declaration of Independence,” written by Thomas Jefferson, declares in part:  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  We see that these rights come from God, not from the people themselves! So this week we must also need to pray for our country that is trying to forget the God who gave us our freedom.” Fr. Larry Richards Erie, Pa

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