I do want to share my testimony for the prayer request. I was praying for restoration on my marriage and for my husband and I to be better husband and wife, parents and people. Even though it is not perfect and I accept that, I do believe and see God's miracles everyday on me as a better person and wife as well as on my husband, especially him, who had changed to be a better husband and father. My husband had shown willingness and efforts to change and keep our marriage better and together. I am so grateful that God gave me my heart's desire. I know He is always there. I exalt His name and His Son's name Jesus as long as I live. He is wonderfully great, merciful and so wise. I thank you for allowing me to have this opportunity to bring my prayer request even closer to Jesus. I am so grateful and God bless.
Dearest Blessed Mother: Please intervene, together with all of my brothers & sisters [secular franciscans from the very earliest beginnings of the order till the end of time] together with all of the saints and angels I regularly entreat: that God hears & realizes all of my requests: Please implant, forever enkindle, nurture, feed,& maintain [for all our present and future: candidates, temporarily & permanently professed Secular Franciscans here in our Region-] a divine fiery nuclear blast furnace of ever radiant & increasing: eucharistic love, love for Christ and His passion, love for Mary, love for the Faith, love for Saint Francis and Claire – and with ever increasing, whole hearted, single minded [committment, dedication, enthussiasm, exuberance, inexhaustible [energy, zest, zeal, vigor, vitality, joyfulness, joyousness, & longings]-permeating, penetrating, overly saturating,shaping and directing-the depths of their minds,hearts,souls,attitudes,dispositions,perspectives,thinking -driving, drawing them all towards increasingly: embracing, inculcating, appropriating, fully living the absolute fullness of the Secular Franciscan Rule, towards and into a sacred and most serious: [sense of duty & responsibility to ever more increasingly whole heartedly, single mindedly, with infinite vast oceans of inexhaustible energy,zest, zeal, vigor, vitality, enthussiasm, exuberance and joyfulness, joyousness, committment, dedication: forever & increasingly [draw, pull, propell each and everyone of them [including our Polish breathern-remind them that they are remain Secular Franciscans forever!] to tithe their time, talents, treasures to grow ever more increasingly in a holy, sacred, serious sense of their duties, their responsibilities, their committment made before and to almighty God Himself and dedication to increasingly: embrace, inculcate, appropriate, fully live the absolute fullness of our Secular Franciscan Rule, the Beatitudes, their Baptismal & Confirmation vows and promises, the Social Justice teachings of the Church, the spiritual & corporal works of mercy,- stepping forward to meet all of the needs [financial, needs for their time and service] to their local fraternities, to our region and national fraternities. Too often Mother Mary we have to beg for funds to run our programs of formation and conduct our our very necessary gatherings-this is not just Mother. Please edify, guide, direct, instruct all our present and future candidates, and professed- that where your treasure is , their is where your heart lies also, teach them that we are not a simple prayer group, but rather an order that encompasses over 12,000 members in our nation alone. Impart an ever deepening sense of the sacred, serious, joyful sense of giving that must guide their lives. Equip me with the gifts, talents, trainning needed to ignite, engender, forever fuel the passions for drawing forth their treasures in an ever increasingly joyful, joyous,robust, loving response to support and grow our Region, local fraternities, Nation ever stronger and more vigorously alive!