So why am I doing it. Well I'm not claiming to have heard voices or anything like that but I KNOW God wants me to do this. There have been one or two times in my life when I have been sure that God wanted me to do something. Like when he wanted me to give up smoking.
I had no desire to give up, but after a few days of "gentle nagging" from the Lord I knew I would get no peace until I did. So I said "Lord I can't do this by myself - so if you really want me to give up smoking then you are going to have to do it for me". Then I put out the cigarette I was smoking. Threw away the packet and I have never wanted another one. This was not will power on my part - I don't have any. This was God's work, and now I thank him for it.
So the other night I couldn't sleep. This is very unusual for me because I tend to black out the moment my head hits the pillow, or sooner as one of my kind friends has suggested. So in the end I thought "Lord why can't I sleep". Then in my mind, lit up by thousands of flashing lights, I saw the words 24 hour rosary - online so that anyone can join in, - fill in the details yourself. So I thought - well Easter would have been good for that, but I guess Pentecost would be ok, and got back the "reply" The Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
OK so that's not exactly how it happened but that was the effect it had on me. I knew I had to get up and talk about it before I would be allowed to get to sleep, and being very fond of my sleep I did exactly that. To my surprise I did not get told I was a lunatic, but met with a very favourable reception from the people I told. Then I went back to bed and slept like a log - if logs snore .
So here I am stuck with it. He does this to me sometimes. He makes me shout my mouth off and then I have to do what I said I would. I have to have a 24 hours rosary whether anyone else helps me or not, so I do hope you will be willing to help in some way.
I am inviting everyone - online and off - to join me in praying the rosary for as long as they can manage during the 24 hours we will be praying on PalTalk, on the feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary which this year is 30th and 31st May, and which also coincides with the Feast of the Visitation, which for Catholics in some countries is the national pro-life day.
The main event will be on PalTalk in a room called Pray Save Life. Instructions will be given to anyone who is not a PalTalk member how to get online and join us. I will also ask everyone to publish it in their parishes and their pro-life communities. If anyone is unable to get online - and I'm sure there will be plenty of people who can't - I will ask them to pray along, for as long as they can, in communion with us in the Rosary room.
We will be starting at 3.00pm* EST on 15th August, the Feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Mother into heaven, with the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and will finish at 3.00 pm EST on 16th August, with the Divine Mercy Chaplet. The program of rosaries and devotional prayers is at the link above, with approximate times so that people who are not online can pray along with us.
Throughout the day various Pro-life petitions will be made ie. for mothers, for abortionists, for those at the abortion mills etc. We would welcome any suggestions for pro-life intentions and for devotional prayers etc. Please contact myself (elizabethtoolan), Knight7517, or Liz (warrior-for-JesusChrist) with any suggestions or comments or visit the room Pray Save Life and post them on the bulletin board.
*3.00pm EST = noon West Coast time, 8.00 pm GMT and 5.00 am (on 31st) in Australia
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