Prayers Please

Discussion in 'Prayer requests' started by Sanctus, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Prayers. St Therese of Liseaux is sometimes called the Patron Saint of Atheists her darkness was so deep. It may well be what you going through may be a purification ,a Dark Night. I ahve insufficient information to know. But in the past reading the writings of st Therese was a huge help:)

    Prayers tonight.

    The Dark Night of the Little Flower
    [​IMG]If you only knew what darkness I am plunged into…Everything has disappeared on me, and I am left with love alone.

    Thérèse says that she was plunged into a darkness “far from all suns.” Looking for heaven she says, a “fog surrounds me and becomes more dense; it penetrates my soul and envelops it in such a way that it is impossible to discover within it the sweet image of my Fatherland; everything has disappeared!”

    It is true that at times a very small ray of the sun comes to illumine my darkness, and then the trial ceases for an instant, but afterward the memory of this ray, instead of causing me joy, make my darkness even more dense. My will is to endure, by Love, The Darkness of my exile here.

    When[​IMG] I consider the dark night of the Little Flower, I know she really understands my very own dark night. When I came across this little flower growing from a weed this morning,I instantly felt a presence from heaven. St. Therese came to mind. I found this quote by Thomas Merton that describes what I was feeling.

    “The saints are not mere inanimate objects of contemplation. They become our friends, and they share our friendship and reciprocate it and give us unmistakable tokens of their love for us by the graces that we receive through them. And so, now that I had this great new friend in heaven, it was inevitable that the friendship should begin to have its influence on my life.” Thomas Merton

    She is a real heavenly friend to me and she is inevitably influencing my life with her graces as I journey to Carmel.

    “I have often heard the ironic statement that faith is simply “a crutch” to help those of us who are weak and lame, whereas the strong have no need of it. It is not “a crutch,” but it might be compared to a pilgrim’s staff that assists us on our journey through life. Maybe when someone is just about to cross the threshold of home, when the staff won’t be needed anymore, it falls from his hands; it’s not surprising if he loses his balance for a moment. “Seen from the other side”–from the viewpoint we can only experience here as an assurance, as hope–beyond that threshold, at the moment we lose all supports and certainties, there awaits us an embrace of love that will not let us fall into emptiness.” Richard Becker Faith is converted into love–sometimes not until the last gate, sometimes earlier, perhaps. Where faith dies, love continues to burn so darkness cannot have the final victory. Is it our love or His? It’s a pointless question. There is only love.

    Beyond faith and hope there is only love.

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  2. padraig

    padraig New Member

  3. Sanctus

    Sanctus "Pray, pray ,pray!"

    The Night is very dark at times. The worst part of it is feeling that God is angry or upset with me. Perhaps I am being disciplined.- they say God disciplines those who He loves. Not sure why I would go through this. Perhaps it is part of a purification. God's thoughts are not our thoughts.
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  4. Donna259

    Donna259 Archangels

    all of our sufferings can be used for souls who need it. Especially those far away from God.
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  5. Joan J

    Joan J HolySpiritCome!

    An update on my biopsy results, it is a DCIS. This is easily resolved and always not to fear!!

    I had a consultation with the surgeon this afternoon. That went even better than expected.

    There is much consideration of late that DCIS should be viewed as a SUB category of breast cancers. Kind of a non-cancer. It is always Stage 0. There is a study I was told of which involves women opting for a range of approaches from doing nothing to doing anything & everything available.

    I am choosing to have the tissue in question removed (when she is available-4wks out). Depending on the stats of the tissue, I may or may not need anything further. Based on the study, I can also opt for nothing further.

    Truly great news!!
    Jo M, Seagrace, Sam and 6 others like this.
  6. Booklady

    Booklady Powers

    What blessed news, Joan!
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  7. AED

    AED Powers

    Thanks be to God.
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  8. Donna259

    Donna259 Archangels

    Joan I am so happy for you.....such a blessing
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  9. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 Powers

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  10. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    great news Joan!
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  11. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Thank You, God, for Joan’s good news.
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  12. Sanctus

    Sanctus "Pray, pray ,pray!"

    Have been going through heavy trials but trying to offer it up and to be of use to others. The feeling of darkness is quite deep at times. Please God I can get through this difficult time. It has been a very tough year. Looking forward to getting back home again and back to going to Mass and Confession. Trying to keep positive thoughts, such as returning to Medjguorje again in the future.
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  13. Donna259

    Donna259 Archangels

    If you could manage a trip to Medjugorje that would be the most beneficial for you I am sure of it....
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  14. Sanctus

    Sanctus "Pray, pray ,pray!"

    Please God next year, Donna. Thinking alot about the priesthood at the moment too. I believe I have a vocation.
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  15. Joan J

    Joan J HolySpiritCome!

    Ya know, my trip has been rescheduled for April 2021 with a week in Medjugorje & 1 in central Italy. Sanctus, you or anyone are welcome to PM me for details. I'm happy to email anyone a flyer.
  16. Jo M

    Jo M Powers

    Awesome news Joan! Thank God. :)
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  17. Sanctus

    Sanctus "Pray, pray ,pray!"

    In need of much prayer at the moment. Fighting a very tough battle. Thanks,
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  18. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Praying, Sanctus
  19. AED

    AED Powers

    Memorare going up.
  20. Jo M

    Jo M Powers

    I pray that St.Michael will help you to fight this battle, Sanctus.
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