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Friday, May 20, 2016

Pray for Families (Warriors against the Darkness)

Greetings Prayer Warrior,

Wake up call of the week: 

"In your nation, God is being eroded, eclipsed, liquidated."
-Cardinal Robert Sarah at the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, DC

He continued to describe attacks on the family as “demonic”.

Satan is leading his growing army, but the Lord calls out to each of us, his disciples.

Arise! Shine, for your light has come, the glory of the LORD has dawned upon you. Though darkness covers the earth, and thick clouds, the peoples, upon you the LORD will dawn, and over you his glory will be seen. 

 Isaiah 60:1-2

When a family disintegrates, psychological wounds and scars appear and the ability to love with an open heart becomes more difficult.

“The rupture of the foundational relationship of someone’s life through separation, divorce or distorted imposters of the family such as co-habitation or same-sex unions is a deep wound that closes the heart to self-giving love into death, and even leads to cynicism and despair. These situations cause damage to the little children through inflicting upon them deep existential doubt about love…."This is why the devil is so intent on destroying the family. If the family is destroyed, we lose our God-given anthropological foundations, and so find it more difficult to welcome the saving good news of Jesus Christ: self-giving, fruitful love.” 
-Cardinal Robert Sarah

The Lord can heal all wounds, but we must battle against the lure of the devil calling us to foster hate, to move toward self-indulgence, or fall into despair. Instead, each of us must be attentive to what the Lord is calling us to do.  He needs warriors to arise, in voice, in prayer, in witness, and in action.  What is he calling you to do?  Begin by dropping to your knees in prayer, seeking to know his will.  He will call to you, “Arise!”

And do this because you know the time; it is the hour now for you to awake from sleep. For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed; the night is advanced, the day is at hand. Let us then throw off the works of darkness [and] put on the armor of light. Romans 13:11-12

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Pray ceaselessly for the darkness to flee and for His light to shine once again on the family. Pass it on!!