Let me know if you want to be removed from the pingy list.
More to the purpose, let me know if you want to be added.
Let's recruit people, if we can do so w/o being obnoxious. I know others, like Darth Vader, are running similar efforts. Great!
I know physicians, still paying off school loans, who are threatened by this administration. I know others who are worried. And I know the great many (well, okay, a few of them) who risk being spit out of our Lord's mouth because their faith has not yet caught fire and they have accommodated themselves to the anemic beliefs of a failing world.
I also surmise that many of you already pray a great deal. My list of devotions is getting a wee bit ridiculous. I'm going to do a house cleaning come Lent. But in the meantime, for those of you with smartphones, tablets, and confusers, I recommend “Evernote” as a great help in keeping your prayer list current.
When I am asked for prayers. If it's a one-time thing, I'll just say a paternoster right there. But if a longer assault is needed, I haul out the phone and add the name to the list (sometimes with the date — that way I can pray for a week or a month or longer.) Evernote updates my other devices so that wherever (almost) I am I can bring up the list and pray.
Then, when I pray Lauds and Vespers I can bring up the list and pray for these people between the intercessions and the paternoster.
In ways like this, we can really exercise the priesthood of all believers and intercede with our Lady through our Lord for the whole world.
And I am blessed to have you praying with me.
I have printed out the USCCB prayer for freedom that you posted and will be praying it as you suggested.
I also printed out for keeping your counsel about prayer, which as a fellow “Third Order” person, I really found helpful, especially when talking with others about prayer.
I always find myself regretting that I stray away from threads about prayer and get enmeshed in ones about debate (and yes, it is debate and not “discussion”). It feels like coming home again to return to my first calling and first love which is prayer.
You are so right: intercessory prayer is exercising the priesthood of all believers, and is what is most needed now.
“I’m blessed to have you praying with me”
Dear MD, we are blessed to have you call us to prayer and to shepherd us into it with your love. I’m grateful to know you are there.
God bless. If I am not on your list, please put me on.
Is there anything like Evernote for the computer? As it is presently, I am keeping my list of prayers on a Word document and can print it out one a month or so. Example: I update the monthly intentions of the Holy Father when Salvation posts them at the beginning of each month.