Greetings Prayer Warriors,
Many relationships seem to move through a process of joy, pain, healing, reinjury, distrust, pain, healing, joy, and so on. We can see this in difficult marriages and are seeing this in society today. Just when relationships are mending, the scab gets ripped off again fanning the flames of discord and division.
Is it ironic, a coincidence, or telling that the more we push God who is Love, Truth, and Peace out of the public square and our homes, hate, division, and distrust grows?
We need God who is Love, more, not less. Under Him, our Father, we His beloved children, are one family. Sacrificially, He gives Himself fully to us and in turn we are to mirror His self-giving love to one another. Without Him, we become orphans, savages, and easy prey to the Evil One. With Him, we can give ourselves fully to our spouse, and in loving imitation of Christ to others.
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love. In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him. In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another. 1 John 4:7-11
Begin now by inviting or re-inviting the Lord into your home and hearts.
Additionally, consider inviting our Blessed Mother. She brings wisdom and tenderness into every situation. Call upon our heavenly mother who will run to every child she hears and tend to their wounds. She will grasp their hand and guide them to Love.
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement and good hope through his grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
Never lose heart. Instead, through prayer for one another, expand it in Love.
Do not be conquered by evil but conquer evil with good. Romans 12:21
Peace, Joy, and Love,
Pray to the Holy Spirit that the Flames of His Love will continue to penetrate our marriages, our homes and our world to bring about much needed healing. Pass it on!