Saturday, February 7, 2009

Pray without ceasing

With a great need for the strength of our Church, we must pray to our Father to intercede in our world before we lose any more ground. Perhaps I'm the only one who feels this way, but so much ground has been given that it seems the world is eroding away beneath our feet. We've always suffered the critics who rally against us, but now it is governments who wish to mandate beliefs which we find, or should find, abhorrent. And once again the Church faces new scandal and controversy, further chipping away at the world's opinion of our beliefs. How else can we fight back? What can we do when so many of our faith become of this world? I am afraid for us and our future generations if we can no longer claim the world for its Redeemer. The lessons of Isaiah and the cries of King David in the Psalms ring in my ears as I see, as a nation, how far we've turned away from our Lord. We must pray and pray without ceasing, else we will be marched into exile as Jerusalem of old.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, prayer for us!