“All we can do now, is pray!” When all else fails, when
there is nothing left to do, we pray. A last ditch effort; we’ve tried
everything else; it’s out of our control; now all that is left is to pray.
Instead, we should begin by praying, recognizing that the most
powerful tool we have is Prayer.
Saint Paul said: “Put on the armor of God, that you may be
able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our wrestling is
not against flesh and blood, but against the Principalities and the
Powers, against the world rulers of the present darkness, against the
spiritual forces of wickedness on high.”
Now, we are in the best of times; we are in the worst of times.
Our battle is not with humans, as St. Paul tells us. It is truly a battle,
possibly the final battle for our souls and those precious souls of our
families. What is the armor of God? What better armor can you
wear than that of the Virgin Mary? Who did you run to when you
were a child? Wasn’t it to Mama? We need our Mama. I remember
when I was a child, and I would have a nightmare. Who did I run to?
My mother! And what did she say? “Did you pray before you fell
asleep?” Each time, I had forgotten to pray. Then, when she sent
me back to my bed with, “Now say your prayers and you won’t have
any more bad dreams.” I really didn’t have too much confidence
that it would work. Although her reassuring words turned out to be
prophecy, I never believed. But, it always worked!
“Put on the armor of God.” Who was chosen by God to bring
into the world His Son, to care for Him, to parent Him, to teach Him,
to protect Him, to love and cherish Him? Was it not Mother Mary?
Did Jesus not perform His first Miracle through the intercession of
the Blessed Mother? As we journey with Jesus and Mary in this
book, we see how many times the Mother of God, and our Mother,
interceded for us, how many times she had to make the decision for
us, at the cost of her most precious Son. And she said yes! If she
did that, knowing her Son would suffer, how much more would she
do now, as we turn to her, praying the Rosary, the one hundred and
fifty roses we place into a bouquet for her.
The Lord and His Mother, the Angels and the Saints have always
been interwoven. When we wrote of the Miracles of the Eucharist,
we not only learned more about the Holy Eucharist, we discovered
Mother Mary and her connection with the Eucharist. We encountered
the Saints: how they lived and died for the Eucharist. We learned
of the presence of the Angels during the Mass. When we wrote of
Mother Mary we became more fervently aware of the Eucharist, the
Saints and the Angels. When we wrote of the Saints, we could see
the love they had for the Eucharist, how they all turned to Mother
Mary and how many relied on the help of the Angels. We could see
the work of the Angels in Jesus and Mary’s life and in the lives of
The greats of our Church turned to the Lord, to His Mother,
to the Saints who had come before them, and to the Angels. They
knew they needed help and they were not past asking for it. Our
Popes all prayed the Rosary.
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