I understand that not everyone believes in God or in prayer; however, I am a strong believer. There have just been things that I have experienced that could be explained no other way.
We often ask our friends and family to pray for us. There is comfort in knowing that there are prayers being made on our behalf as we deal with crises, illnesses, chronic health conditions, sicknesses, surgeries, etc. Yet we often sell ourselves short on all of the prayers sources available to us.
Being Catholic, there are so many Saints that are able to pray for us. We do not pray to them; we ask them to pray for us…just like our friends and family. Further we can always ask those dearly departed family and friends to pray for us as well. Before you know it, there is a swell of prayers being raised to assist us in our time of need.
Of course, none of this takes place of our
personal prayers that are placed to our Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ. There is a calming influence as we “unload” confess wrong doings, express our concerns, pains, sadness…as well as all that we are thankful for.
As we express ourselves, we are provided the opportunity to send up a “thank you” for all of those that have said prayers for us…and ask for Heavenly Father’s blessings for them also!