From: Mary Zimmerman
If only you make your desires known to come more closely into the arms of Jesus, surely God will give you the beautiful graces to put Him first. Choose God and everything else will be given you for your trip home to Heaven. Don’t gather a whole bunch of worldly baggage. Constantly send up your gifts and deeds of mercy to God as He is preparing a place for you in Heaven.
God gave me 84 years to figure out my life and I finally have the grace to know He wants to be number one in my life, something I have to work on daily.
We should not only be concerned about saving our own souls, but the souls of others as well. With all the news of pending natural disasters I’m happy to see so many going out of their way to save every BODY, but we need to also work on saving every SOUL. We all live in these bodies of ours for only a short time but our souls go on to live forever, joined again with our bodies at the resurrection.
We must take all this seriously. If only parents would take the initiative and responsibility to love and pray their children into Heaven! Heaven can never be overpopulated, there’s room for everyone. If parents continued to pray for their children and taught them to pray, there would be no need for Hell.
Jim and I pray to Saint Michael the Archangel everyday. I just looked up some data on him, which I’d be more than happy to share with you. “Michael” means “one who is like God.” He was a fierce and powerful warrior, protector and guardian in the war between Satan’s followers and those angels faithful to God. St. Michael helped drive Lucifer out of Heaven. He is recognized as the patron saint of police officers and those who keep others safe. September 29 is his feast day.
Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray.
And you, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God banish into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who roam through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
There is no one in this world who loves you as God does. He would have died for each and every one of us. How can we measure a love like that? Let’s not disappoint Him. Help save souls.
The light of God surrounds me;
The love of God enfolds me;
The power of God protects me;
The presence of God watches over me;
Wherever I am, God is.
-James Dillet Freeman