This email was sent out to the Adoration Servants email list on Saturday 10/20, two days before the Final Presidential Debate.
“If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” -2 Chronicles 7:14
I have been told by a number of good Catholics that I promote prayer too much and too specifically. That I should be more action oriented. I have been told that people will pray when they feel like it. I myself do this all the time. Many of my prayers are “over-the-shoulder.”
Monday is the final debate. The polls show the election is very close. Prayer is important. United prayer is important. Sacrifice is important. Seek the face of God. Go to the Blessed Sacrament and pray for your candidate and your country at the realtime moment of need instead of watching the debate realtime. Please encourage others to do so as well.
You need not register to participate in this event but if you want to you can by going to http://www.occupyadoration.org/ and clicking on the participation link. Your registration will inspire others in united prayer.
Vince Lombardi went to Mass every day. In fact, he admitted, “I derive my strength from daily Mass and Communion.” Your occupation of adoration realtime during the debate can be what Coach Lombardi described as “that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle — victorious.” Pray yourself to exhaustion during the debate then go home and watch the rerun.
Fr Richard Heilman’s knightsofdivinemercy.com has, among other noble efforts, been promoting Occupy Adoraton Debate events. I am currently reading his new book, The Church Militant Field Manual which includes the Vince Lombardi quotes above.
The following quotes are also from Fr Heilman’s book:
“The unfortunate reality is that the modern campaign of militant secular indoctrination has been so severe that far fewer remain who believe or trust in God’s supernatural power.”
“St. Basil writes, ‘The reason why sometimes you have asked and not received is because you have asked amiss, either inconsistently, or lightly, or because you have asked for what was not good for you, or because you have ceased asking.’ It is time to set aside the undisciplined, ‘free-styling’ way in which most of us have practiced our daily prayer life throughout our lives. The cult of the casual has become so pervasive in the world that it has seeped into our faith lives.”
“’Shock troops’ (or assault troops) is actually a military term that refers to infantry formations, along with supporting units, created to lead an attack. Consider the Allied Forces of World War II moving toward the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. That first wave of men knew full well that their chances were extremely poor of ever leaving that beach alive, but they knew somebody needed to go first. It is no less than profound that the holy Pope St. Pius X would use a military term, shock troops, to describe the most necessary need of our times. The pope is resolute in acknowledging we are in spiritual warfare as he calls for an uncommon valor willing to be the tip of the spear, the vanguard, warrior saints unafraid ‘to lead.’”
On Monday night, during the exact time of the debate, let’s be a united Shock Troop and storm heaven in prayer while in the presence of God!
Adoration Servants Founder
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