We hope you all had a blessed Pentecost this past Sunday!
It’s been a beautiful time of feasting during the beautiful Easter season, hasn’t it? But it’s time to get back into the habit of fasting again on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Although fasting gives weight to our prayer intentions, it doesn’t necessarily mean that whatever intention we pray and fast for will immediately be answered or even answered in the way we expect. However, a good practice is to follow up any prayer intentions with the words “if it is God’s will.”
Many of us can attest to the fact that not all of our prayers have been answered in the way we would’ve liked. But many of us can also attest to the fact that when it came right down to it, we did, in fact, receive an answer. God often appears to be “taking His time,” when in actually, everything happens in “God’s perfect time.”
One of the things we may have “missed” while we were “feasting” are hunger pains. Hunger pains are good for us because they mean we are denying ourselves. Hunger pains are also good because it reminds us of the plight of the poor and perpetually hungry.
Today when we fast, let us pray and fast for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for all Christians who are being persecuted, for innocent victims, especially children, and for all the community prayer intentions.
Holy Mary, pray for us! Holy Spirit, teach us to pray!