The two most powerful weapons I know I can use against evil is prayer and fasting. In case it is not the will of God that is preventing people I know from conceiving children, but because of some kind of evil, I am praying for them. I would also like to do a special fast: I’m quitting coffee. My Lord, you know how much I love coffee. You know how I can’t wait to go to sleep because it means I get to have my morning cup the next day. You know how much value I put into the ritual of making coffee, more so than (I’m ashamed to admit) the ritual of your holy liturgy during Mass.
My Lord and Savior, since you know how much I love coffee, I hope you’ll take that into consideration as I pray for the following people:
- Paul & Helen
- Husband & Cecy
- Mark & Lise
- Glenn & Renee
- Gary & Kathy (Added 01/07/2013)
- Jason & Nora (Added 01/13/2013)
- Billy & Jennifer (Added 01/13/2013)
- Daniel & Tiffany (Added 01/16/2013)
Dear Jesus, if you don’t mind, I would also like to add the following people who are already expecting to my fasting and prayers:
- Eric & Renee
- Husband & H.S. Baik
- Husband & G. Sung
- Vinson & Chiaki (Added 01/16/2013)
I will not take Tylenol to take away the headaches, but pray to unite my humble suffering to your greater one.
If I may ask just one consolation… to be able to drink caffeinated tea for the first few days. I’ll stop coffee and all caffeine in the new year.
Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be…