Yesterday, Sept. 9, we received the 2000th prayer request from our web site. Since our web site is not yet six months old, that averages to about a dozen prayer requests each day! Some are filled with great joy, such as weddings, births, or successful resolutions to conflicts. Others contain deep pain in the death of a loved one, battles with terminal illness, or families shattered by addiction or abuse. Still others are simply prayer requests for events in every-day life, like safety during travel, searches for new jobs, and prayers for children, spouses, or parents.
As the Sisters kneel in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, we pray for these and all the intentions entrusted to us. We consider our whole lives, lived in fidelity to our vocation, to be an act of intercession for the needs of the world. We are grateful to be a part of the lives of so many; all these people become a part of our extended family. As we pray for the needs of all, our hearts expand to cover each member of the human race with a blessing. God is so great to allow us to participate in his saving plan for all of humanity.
We would like to invite you to join us in this act of mercy; each time you pray, include an intention for the needs of others as known to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. When we join in prayer, bringing to God our own needs and the needs of family, friends, and complete strangers, we become part of a larger community and help to hasten the arrival of the Kingdom of God on Earth.