During the last week of July, Baltimore City witnessed the murder of eight people. In response to this horrific violence, city Councilman Carl Stokes is holding a prayer vigil. Where is the Catholic prayer vigil response to all of this violence? How can we bring true peace to the violent streets without a meaningful prayerful response?
Do any Catholics believe that there is strength in numbers; that God hears and answers prayers; that Jesus Christ can heal any disease, any problem, and any hardness of heart?
We need to pray with and for our children, and give them a good example. We need to place our trust in Jesus Christ, and not politicians or political solutions. We need to prove that we love our children – by praying with them and for them – at home and at church. We need to spiritually strengthen every family member and have weekly prayer activities in every Catholic parish! Families need to have a weekly holy hour activity in which parents can pray with their children. Weekly family nights provide that opportunity.
Any Catholic who desires to start a weekly family night is encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.We can use the healing power of holy intercessory prayer in a beautiful, meaningful and efficacious way. The family that prays together stays together. Those that don’t, won’t.