My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to. Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small, you never need to carry more than you can hold. And while you’re out there gettin’ where you’re gettin’ to, I hope you know somebody loves you. And wants the same things too! This is my wish.
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.