An Invitation to Pray
Dear Oremus Network,
One of our longstanding volunteers has come under attack the devil. He is undergoing physical and spiritual pain. His request is that this petition be made anonymously. Please pray for this volunteer. Please feel free to use your own words in prayer for him or offer up a formal prayer invoking St. Michael. He wanted me to let you know that he will pray for your intentions and grateful thanks to God for such a favor.
The Oremus Network is a network of Catholics and other Christians of all communities, confessions and denominations who have committed to daily prayer for "Your Catholic Voice", its mission and its members, and for Common Good , a movement of Christians from every tradition, confession and community dedicated to the conversion of culture and the promotion of the "common good".
Please join Oremus and commit to daily prayer for our members and our mission. Without prayer, nothing of love can be built, sustained or grown.
| "Everything starts from prayer. Without asking God for love, we cannot possess love and still less are we able to give it to others. Just as people today are speaking so much about the poor but they do not know the poor, we too cannot talk so much about prayer and yet not know how to pray." Mother Teresa
As we have come together as a movement in "Your Catholic Voice", we know that for this work to bear fruit everything we undertake must begin, be accompanied by and sustained in prayer.
As Catholic Christians we join with Christians from various traditions, communities and communions in this prayer network. It is a response to the clear, clarion call of our Church to engage in what is called "spiritual ecumenism."
We will pray in a manner that reflects the rich diversity of the Christian community. We will pray before, during and after every one of our actions together. We will pray for all of the intentions of our movement. We will pray for the needs of our members and the needs of all those to whom we are sent. We will pray in response to the needs of the hour and in focused prolonged prayer efforts and chains.
| "Prayer is the most powerful weapon a Christian has. Prayer makes us effective. Prayer makes us happy. Prayer gives us all the strength that we need to fulfill God's commands. Yes, indeed, your whole life can and should be prayer."
Saint Josemaria Escriva
Because we are Christians we know that prayer changes not only circumstances but also the ones who do the praying! Prayer expands our capacity to love and to live for God.
Prayer shapes and changes human history.
In praying together with and for one another we will become better equipped to serve and build together. We will be faithful to our mission and pray. We know that we will see the wonders of God unfold.