"Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.” ~Martin Luther
At Mass on Sunday, the priest said something that went right to my heart. Don't get me wrong, I really do try and pay attention and take to heart everything said in church, but sometimes I think that God lets certain things really hit us so that we pay attention.
The priest spoke of praying. And he said, "When you are praying, don't just think about yourself, your family and your friends. What about those for whom no one prays?" Wow. The thought of no one praying for a person just breaks my heart. I know that I'm beyond blessed to have a number of people in my life who pray for me. I, in turn, pray for a number of people in my life. But can you imagine being a person that had no one to pray for you?
I've been focusing this new year on praying more. This video blog by Father Barron (ND Friend's boss) inspired me. But for all of the praying I have done, not just over this year so far, but over my life, I don't think I have ever specifically prayed for "those for whom no one prays.
That is about to change. I'm going to be adding them to those I pray for daily. It's a simple gesture, but I feel like it is one that could make a world of difference.
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