MSMH at the Los Angeles Prayer Breakfast

Amy D'Ambra

Posted on September 21 2017

group of young women holding white paper bags of orchid flowers, laughing and chatting together

 

United in Prayer and Blessing

Before the sun rose Tuesday morning, My Saint My Hero gathered with about two thousand other people of the church - from families to students, priests, sisters, bishops, normal people like you and me - to pray for our city and our country. My Saint My Hero was blessed to gift our One Nation Under God United in Prayer Bracelets to all those who attended.

We were welcomed by the angels and saints at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in the middle of Los Angeles, a place that, as you walk around, has you surrounded by the presence of the angels and the saints. And as one nation, one church, one family on earth and in heaven, we worshiped and interceded for our city & our country. We were encouraged by a great theologian and leader of the church, Dr. Scott Hahn, who led us deep into the heart of the Father with such a simple message: He is a good, kind Father.

United in prayer and blessing. Two women hugging.

It is so easy to hear that and then just move on with our lives, for our mind to accept it and move on to the next worry, the next thing on the to do list. But do we let it reach our heart?

You are loved more in this moment by the Father than any other person could love you in an entire lifetime.

two young women helping each other to put on One Nation Under God bracelets

The love He has for you has nothing to do with your performance, your goodness, your success, how much you get done today. It has everything to do with His goodness, with His never-ending grace. Some of us may have bad experiences and views of our earthly fathers. But our Heavenly Father is unlike any flawed human father, some who may at times hide or run when things get hard. In contrast, He gives His whole heart to you at each moment. He holds nothing back.

So I encourage you today to rest, find yourself held by the Father at his throne. Let that love sink in into the deepest places of your heart to heal the wounds of this world.

Reflection and photo credits: Madi Myers Cook
Learn more about the LA Prayer Breakfast at http://lacatholicpb.org

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