Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Monday, August 12, 2013
Global 40 Days of Prayer: Devotional: Day 7
DEVOTIONAL DAY 7
AUGUST 12, 2013
unity of the church is the Lord's means for reaching the world and
saving souls, and as such this should be the priority of every Christian
and especially every leader.
I pray that (Christians) will all be ONE just as You and I are...so
that the world will believe You sent Me (John 17:21 NLT).
...that (Christians) may become ONE and PERFECTLY UNITED, that the world may know... (John 17:23 AMP).
to the Bible, unity is a necessity for soul-winning. The division and
brokenness of the Church in most communities diminishes God's glory, and
at best, is seen negatively by most non-Christians. Christians should
be able to love one another.
if pastors and congregations in each community began to seek the
welfare of other pastors and congregations above their own. Imagine if
pastors and congregations worked together to bring healing to the
brokenness of their community.
average community is unravelling, which manifests in the breakdown of
marriages, youth delinquency, drugs, suicide and much more. Our modern
communities are full of relational pain. However, only too often many
Christians themselves are victims of society's brokenness-including
pastors and leaders. Humble pastors and leaders need to begin the
journey, through prayer, to bring healing to one another and to the
Church of the community.
a healed, unified Church is able to heal a broken, divided community.
There is something very impacting in seeing dozens of pastors who love
one another testifying how they and their families have been
strengthened by the love they have received from one another.
this relational unity grows to touch, heal and impact the congregation
members, the love of Christ cannot help overflowing to needy souls all
prayer is for unity of the Church in order to reach the world.
Soul-winners will always be the greatest advocate for the unity of the
Church. The greatest prayer of the Bible is the high-priestly prayer of
Jesus in John 17, and as such should be our priority prayer because it
is our obedience to love one another that provides the answer to the
teach us to pray in unison with Your Son that we, the Church, may be
completed and perfected in unity in each community in our nation.
Forgive us for our disunity and division, for our neglect of each
other's needs, for the critical words and attitudes against each other.
Cleanse us from this proud spirit that elevates myself, my ministry and
my congregation above the needs of other Christians in other
fill us afresh with the loving heart of sacrificial service that unites
and heals the Church and overflows to needy communities. Amen.
Continue in prayer using the 4 prayer points as the Lord leads you.
Four Prayer points:
*Pray for a worldwide outpouring of the Holy Spirit for revival and transformation of the nations of the world.
*Pray for a billion people to find Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord.
for an end to abortion and for God to turn back the tide of death and
immorality that is sweeping the nations of the world.
*Pray for a multiplication of prayer, praise and worship to God across the world as never before, to bring great glory to God.
Today's devotional courtesy of:
Coordinator of One Heart for the Nation, Australia