It has been a tough two weeks in my personal life. I went from life as we know it for my parents to understanding that after his successful emergency heart surgery, his mind will never be the same as he was diagnosed with first stages of Alzheimer’s’.
I am grateful for all the prayers for my father that have come from many people. Being in the hospital for almost two weeks with my father has shown me once again that Life is short and Heaven is forever!
That is just it, that for millions of babies, life is too short. They never got to see the beauty of this world (which I do still believe there is beauty on earth). They never got to see the full potential that God had created them for!
On the day of the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, we witness even more disrupting news, as NY has cheerfully made into law that abortion up to 9 months, even by nondoctors is ok. But don’t be so surprised as I was, it seems that this type of law has been in effect since day one.
But even so, with this news, sickness overcame me. My heart aches. My soul felt crushed. My spirit cried. What to do.
I recalled the Gospel for mass on Sunday, January 20th, the feast of Cana, the first miracle of Jesus was at a wedding. We know that it is in marriage, a marriage between man and woman, that children are created.
Created in His Image!
So I beg our Lady, what else can I do to help this cause to defend Life! She tells me, in John Chapter 2:
His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.”
So I asked Our Lord, I will do whatever you tell me to do. That was my deepest prayer for those long nights until that Friday, January 25th, on the conversion of St. Paul. As I read the Gospel, I knew what he was telling me to do (Acts 22:3-16):
Great light from the sky suddenly shone around me. I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?
To pray, to really pray for the conversion of those involved with abortion at any level. But a prayer that is deep, a prayer that is convinced on God’s trust of mercy, with fasting! But I wanted to know the person that I am praying for, at least know them by name, to have an image of them in my head and heart so that I can truly call on to God for their conversion.
It comes down to having a merciful love for them so that they can see that light from the sky and hear our Lord say, why are you persecuting me through the killing of the unborn children!
With that, I recall from the Diary of St. Faustina, this prayer and its profound power to bring on healing and conversion to these souls.
Today Jesus said to me, I desire that you know more profoundly the love that burns in My Heart for souls, and you will understand this when you meditate upon My Passion. Call upon My mercy on behalf of sinners; I desire their salvation. When you say this prayer, with a contrite heart and with faith on behalf of some sinner, I will give him the grace of conversion. This is the prayer “O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You.” (Diary 186, 187)
Please, I beg you to print this prayer and pray it daily for the conversion of sinners and the whole world.
Here is what I am doing, I found the name of doctors so that I can pray for them, over at AbortionDocs.org. I got a notebook, print out the prayer from above and tape to the notebook. On a new sheet of paper, I wrote the date of the week and the name of the doctor that I will be praying for that week. It’s the name of a person who is in great need of conversion, a St. Paul conversion.
I know there are so much more we can do to help end this war on the unborn but don’t underestimate the power of prayer and fasting. Sometimes it is in the way we live our lives, in the way we pray that changes one’s heart.
Isn’t that our goal in the end? To bring more souls to Christ? Never forget that no sin is greater than HIS mercy.
St. Paul, help us to truly seek the conversion of sinners through prayers and fasting. Let us shine HIS light to others in our examples of genuine merciful love!