Pope Benedict XVI: August 2010 Archives

Saint Alphonsus Ligouri, whose feast is celebrated today, tells in his "Necessity and Power of Prayer," that "St. Isidore observes, the devil is never more busy to distract us with the thoughts of worldly cares than when he perceives us praying and asking God for grace: 'Then mostly does the devil insinuate thoughts, when he sees a man praying.'"

In union with Pope Benedict and the Church, we challenge the devil in making the following prayers to God:

The general intention

That those who are unemployed, homeless, or in any serious need may find welcome, understanding, and help in overcoming their difficulties.

The missionary intention

That the Church may be a home for all people in need, opening its doors to any who suffer from racial or religious discrimination, hunger, or wars forcing their emigration.

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.



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