by Fr Richard Heilman | February 17, 2019 6:30 PM
“When people say the Rosary together, it is far more formidable to the devil, than one said privately. Because in this public prayer, it is an army that is attacking him. He can often overcome the prayer of an individual, but if this prayer is joined to other Christians, the devil has much more trouble in getting the best of it.” -St Louis de Montfort.
Now is the time to prepare for this powerful spiritual combat campaign.
It is estimated that around 50,000 United States Grace Force Warriors will join forces, beginning this Thursday, February 21, for a 54 Day Rosary Novena called “Reparation 54.”. We have seen countless answered prayers and astonishing miracles since this mighty Grace Force began praying together in 2016. Please know that this is an amazing time for us to pray for the Church, especially her leaders, and to pray for the intentions of everyone in the United States Grace Force!
“The creature’s love should be given in return for the love of the Creator, another thing follows from this at once, namely that to the same uncreated Love, if so be it has been neglected by forgetfulness or violated by offense, some sort of compensation must be rendered for the injury, and this debt is commonly called by the name of reparation.”
While our 54 Day Rosary Novena and accompanying prayers will be our act of reparation, consider adding some kind of “sacrifice” to strengthen your prayers. This sacrifice could be something that has you challenging yourself in ways to become more physically healthy.
Also, fasting beyond obligatory days is a tried and true way to strengthen your prayers:
“Fasting gives birth to prophets and strengthens the powerful; fasting makes lawgivers wise. Fasting is a good safeguard for the soul, a steadfast companion for the body, a weapon for the valiant, and a gymnasium for athletes. Fasting repels temptations, anoints unto piety; it is the comrade of watchfulness and the artificer of chastity. In war it fights bravely, in peace it teaches stillness.” – St. Basil the Great
Now is the time for this remnant force – United States Grace Force – to grow in our physical and spiritual strength.
ENLIST IN THE UNITED STATES GRACE FORCE
(Please recruit family and friends to enlist!)
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