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Renewed Sense of Purpose

“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jer 29:11). I recently shared a message on grieving loss at my local parish. When preparing for the session I was reminded of a story I [...]

Love – Trust – Listen The Holy Spirit and you

Love, trust and listen is our focus.  It’s all about the love of God and our response.  It’s an invitation to trust, and listen to our Lord through the guidance of the Holy Spirit given to us.  In that dynamic teamwork he wants our active involvement in the process of working things through in our [...]

Couples Praying Together

Many Christian couples do not pray together. They often don’t realize the power and grace of simply sitting down together, regularly, holding hands, and praying from their hearts about the issues of life. They will pray by themselves, they will occasionally say traditional prayers. Facing each other, praying from their hearts, makes them feel uncomfortable. [...]

Prayer for Yielding to the Holy Spirit

“After they prayed…they were all filled with the Holy Spirit…” (Ac 4:32). Lord Jesus, from deep inside my heart, I ask you to fill me with your Holy Spirit.  I need much more of your active power and presence in my life.  I open to receive from you all the tremendous benefits of what you [...]

Prayer of Surrender

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (Jn 3:16).  Lord Jesus, I come to you in humble trust and yield my life to you.  In believe in you, acknowledge you as my Savior and Lord, and [...]

Prayer of Repentance

Lord Jesus, I am sorry for all the ways I have offended you.  I have sinned in thought, word and deed.  Please give me the grace of a deeply repentant heart.  Show me the ways I have blocked the flow of your love.  I ask forgiveness for all the ways I have not honored you [...]

Linda’s Prayer for You

The Lord bless you… May he consecrate you to himself, sanctify you through and through.  May he tell you of his love for you and reveal his constant care.  May he show you, lovingly, your absolute need of him.  May you acknowledge that need and surrender your life to him.  May his Spirit and your [...]

To Love and Shed Unlove

“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). A friend of mine, Sister Leonella, was a missionary in Uganda, establishing educational systems and prayer groups. One day when she was home for a visit, I asked, “You know I travel around the world speaking to Catholic groups. [...]

The Story of Miracle Hour

A few years ago I received an email from a man named Dennis from South Africa, working in Iraq as a security contractor. In the rubble of one of Saddam Hussein’s bombed out castles, he found a copy of Miracle Hour. Dennis had been struggling with his faith and praying for help, and the Lord [...]