Christmas Anticipation Prayer

Today is the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle, and so begins the Christmas Anticipation prayer. My grandparents handed this prayer to my father and he to me. They say that if you repeat this prayer 15x a day, everyday, through Christmas, you will have your answer by Christmas Day. Hail and Blessed be the hour and moment In which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, [mention here your request] through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and His blessed Mother. Amen....
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War can be Stopped

War can be Stopped

There was a story I remember as a child about a man sitting upon a rooftop during a flood.  People came with a boat to save him and he told them “No thank you, God is going to save me.”  The boat left and the waters rose higher.  A rescue helicopter came to save him and the man told them “No thank you, God is going to save me”.  The helicopter left him there and the waters rose higher.  Finally, a sea plane landed to save him and the man again said “No thank you, God is going to save me”.  The plane left and the waters overwhelmed him, the man perished.  Upon entering his judgement he asked God why he hadn’t saved him.  God replied, “I tried, I sent you a boat and helicopter and a sea plane and you rejected me!” As World War III looms closer to becoming a reality, I can’t help but wonder if we are...
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