So… something very exciting is happening…
If you have read my “About” page, you know my story of discovering the rosary. I have been meditating on the rosary for about a year and a half now. In that time my faith has greatly deepened, and I have been offering those daily rosaries for many intentions.
One of those intentions was for a good friend of mine, who was filled with many questions regarding faith. Although she considers herself Catholic, she was not attending regular weekly Masses, and she and her husband were never married in the Catholic Church. She had a confused and sometimes depressed spirit, which I could identify with. She reminded me of myself…just a short time ago. I could literally feel her confused “dark” spirit when she was with me.
I have been praying the rosary for her and her husband for over a year. My prayers focused on them getting married in the Church, and also that she would be able to get her questions and doubts answered, and become closer to Jesus.
About four days ago, when she walked toward me, I could see and feel a noticeable difference in her whole demeanor. She was glowing. Her spirit felt joyful and light. It was so wonderful to see her so joyful!!!
A few days before, she confided in me, that there were some women who were really upsetting her. She had walked in and interrupted two conversations in which they were actually talking about her! On top of that, these women were doing specific things to make her life miserable. I suggested that she pray for them, even though it would be hard. I let her know that not only would the prayers be good for the two women, they would also help to soften and open her heart. The prayers were definitely answered! I have never seen her so happy!
But that’s not all…she and her husband are preparing to marry in the Catholic Church, and she will be Confirmed! When she told me, she was so happy, that it made me cry. She is excited to be learning what the Church teaches about love and marriage….things she never thought about before. (even after being married for 10 years) She is amazed about learning new things about her husband, who is also enjoying the marriage prep classes.
I am watching a life being transformed by the love of Jesus!
Thank you, Jesus, for allowing me the honor of praying for one of your precious ones! Help me to always keep my eyes, ears and heart open to ways of sharing your love with all the people in my daily life.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Matthew 5:44
Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16