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
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Global 40 Days of Prayer: Devotional: Day 9
DEVOTIONAL DAY 9
AUGUST 14, 2013
see a world where immorality is an exception rather than the accepted
practice seems impossible. However, if we first address the issue within
the church, then there is hope for the world.
among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any
kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's
holy people (Ephesians 5:3 NIV).
tell us that adultery, fornication, pornography, divorce etc. are much
the same within the church as they are in the world. This being the
case, it is obvious then, that we need to pray for a fresh revelation of
holiness to come on our lives. How can we pray with any real authority
if our lives are no different from the world? If the sanctifying work of
the Spirit has not brought about a transformation of our thinking and
behaviour what right do we have to tell the world how they should to
have been redeemed to be free from sin; forgiven and empowered to live
holy lives, which reflect the grace of God. Grace must not be an excuse
to live weak immoral lives, but an incentive to rise above worldly
standards and with the help of the Holy Spirit live in holiness and
godliness, bringing glory to God.
sexual revolution has certainly impacted the world. Whether it is
improper sexual behaviour and relationships between either, male and
female, male to male or female to female, it all falls into the one same
category of immorality and this damages people's lives.
is time for a new revolution, and it must begin in the household of
faith; a revolt against ungodliness and a return to godly standards of
pure and holy lives. There is a better way to live; righteous peace and
joy in the Holy Spirit; it's time that we showed the world it is
Father, may your Kingdom come and your will be done in our lives, that
the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit transform and empower us to live
pure lives in all godliness, to bring praise and honour to you. Where
we have fallen short and sinned against you, we ask for your forgiveness
in Jesus' name.
us make righteous choices as we choose to obey your Word and not follow
the standards of this world. Holy Spirit, help us live sexually pure
lives free from perversion in word and in deed. May we truly hate sin
and in turn have the courage to pursue righteousness and holiness. Thank
you for your grace on our lives. Teach us to walk in true holiness. In
Jesus' name, I pray!
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.