Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Power of Prayer

Steve at Catholicism, Holiness & Spirituality has a link on his blog that attracted my attention. Prayer Requests takes you to a page on CatholicIreland.net where visitors can submit special requests for the prayers of five monks of the Benedictine Congregation of St. Mary of Monte-Oliveto.

The image of five monks sitting in silent prayer and meditation in County Down taking on the intentions of visitors to the World Wide Web is somehow quite comforting.

The monks make a simple request that visitors remember them in their prayers, too. The image of hundreds, thousands or millions of people around the world remembering five Irish monks in their prayers is wonderful.

The prayer intentions of all are listed on the page. As I perused the list, I was struck by the variety of needs of these people from across the planet. I said a silent prayer for all, and realized how easy it was to join into this worldwide circle of prayer.

The image of that prayerful circle is powerful.

Thanks, Steve. I'll visit often, and encourage others to do the same.

P.S. Get your requests in early. It takes a day or two for the monks to receive them!


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