In today’s Gospel reading, Christ urges us to make petitionary prayers to the Father. He says,
Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Which one of you would hand his son a stone
when he asked for a loaf of bread,
or a snake when he asked for a fish?
If you then, who are wicked,
know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your heavenly Father give good things
to those who ask him.
For a while now I have been planning a “service” I would like to offer to anyone who comes to this blog, and this Gospel inspired me to start it today. Here is the service: if you send me a prayer intention I will make sure that one of the following will be offered for that request: a decade of the Rosary, a Mass intention, or a day of fasting. I am in contact with some people who are willing to offer these activities for your prayer intentions.
To make a prayer request, simply email email@example.com and let me know your intention. Strict confidentiality will be kept and I promise that someone will offer your intention as soon as possible. Unless I am overwhelmed by intentions, I can’t imagine that it will be more than one or two weeks before your intention is offered in union with one of the above-mentioned activities. If the matter is urgent, state that in the email, and the request will be given priority.
I don’t want this blog to just be a place where I expound my opinions; I want it to be something that helps others draw closer to Christ. I believe very strongly in the power of prayer, so I hope (and pray) that this little service will do some good in building up the Kingdom of God.
If you have your own blog, feel free to let others know about this service.