Friday, December 18, 2009
Has it ever happened to you?
An intimation that someone needs your prayer - right now - drop what you are doing - pray! I've awakened during the night like that. Once I awoke as if someone had shaken me, and I immediately thought to pray for a man I met a few times, though I hardly knew him. I should mention - for the sake of possible coincidence - that a parishioner had informed me a week or so prior to my experience that the fellow was ill and might be dying. Anyway - the next morning at Mass another acquaintance from daily Mass came up to me and said, "Bob K. died during the night - did you know him?" (I probably had been praying for him at the moment of his death.)
Today I felt an overwhelming sense to stop painting and pray for someone - perhaps a suicide - I tried to dismiss the thought but I couldn't get it out of my mind and I soon stopped what I was doing to pray.
Please pray for the fellow I was inspired to pray for today - or just pray especially for those who will commit suicide during the holidays.
Art: "The Suicide" - Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865)
Posted by Terry Nelson at 12:03 AM