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LOM 70

LOM 70



St. Andrew Christmas Novena

St. Andrew Novena

St. Andrew Novena


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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Prayerful perseverence

The sun suddenly breaks through the clouds and the sky instantly becomes bright.

It is a new day.

Pray that we become vessels of hope to all around us.

Cover every detail in prayer; inspire others to join the cause; organize others to help do the work; confront opposition directly, turn to God when discouraged; celebrate what is accomplished and give God all the glory!

Pray for strength, refute slander, and do not be diverted from doing God’s work.

Stand firm and seek God's help to persevere until the task is done

Be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in God’s work, knowing that our labor will not be in vain.

It is the future that shapes the present; it is victory that informs the battle; it is the destination that determines the journey.

Surround people and places with prayer.

We are confident that our prayers change lives even when we do not know the outcome.

We begin again each day to storm the gates of hell until God welcomes us into the gates of heaven.

All of God's people in Christ are called to take the offensive, to run into enemy territory, and to gain ground for Jesus Christ.

We do not wait for an invitation; we already have a command.

We prepare, but we do not wait for circumstances to be perfect; we already have One who has gone before us.

We have taken the offensive.

We have pushed forward the boundaries of the kingdom.

And we must keep doing so, in numerous ways.

The gates of falsehood will flee in the presence of truth.

The gates of sin will melt in the presence of grace.

The gates of death will fall in the presence of the People of Life!

We have heard the voice of God’s Son, and therefore we can make our voices heard.

We have done battle with the power of evil, and therefore we can have compassion on those still within its grip.

We have been freed from the kingdom of darkness, and therefore we can bear witness to the Kingdom of Light.

Prayers have been answered.

All the credit belongs to God.