20 August 2012

More devotions from the Visitation Sisters

Live + Jesus

Think of Christ, Who Always Thinks of You

Be conscious of the love with which Jesus Christ Our Lord suffered so much in this world, especially in the Garden of Olives and Mount Calvary.

You were the object of this love.

Remember, the Heart of Our Lord saw your heart, and loved you surely from the tree of the Cross.

(St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life)

Whenever somebody asks me to pray for one of their loved ones, I share this confirmation of God's love for us:

Lord, I am powerless. There is nothing I can do to help this person. I love them so much. But you are all powerful, and you love them even more than I do. Please save them, Lord. Please hold them in your heart and protect them.

This prayer gives me peace of heart when I am worried about someone, and the Lord always resolves the situation in ways I would have never thought of or been capable of achieving.

May God Be Praised!

Please hold them into your heart and protect them.

Mada-anne Gell, VHM

1 comment:

Emma said...

Thank you for this blog! I especially enjoy the prayer you mentioned in this particular post. Often, people ask me to pray for them, and I don't know where to begin! I will keep this prayer in mind, especially "There is nothing I can do to help this person." So often I feel like I have failed people by not praying 'hard enough'....but that is the wrong focus! God loves them 'even more than we do." Beautiful thought.

Thanks for sharing, and God bless you!