Is not God patience itself toward souls, toward you? Does He become infuriated and violently dash things to pieces? No. He awaits the fruit of His seed years and years. He daily does the little that our cooperation permits Him to do. He recommences what our faults have demolished. He is the grace itself of patience and our model.
—  St. Peter Julian Eymard

Our Lady of la Salette, Reconciler of sinners, pray without ceasing for us who have recourse to thee.

Remember, our Lady of La Salette, true Mother of sorrows, the tears which thou didst shed for me on Calvary; be mindful also of the unceasing care which thou dost exercise to screen me from the justice of God; and consider whether thou canst now abandon thy child, for whom thou hast done so much. Inspired by this consoling thought, I come to cast myself at thy feet, in spite of my infidelity and ingratitude. Reject not my prayer, O Virgin of reconciliation, convert me, obtain for me the grace to love Jesus Christ above all things and to console thee too by living a holy life, in order that one day I may be able to see thee in Heaven. Amen.

Prayers from The Raccolta to Our Lady of La Salette

Vulnerbility and Prayer

I didn`t realize how hard it would be for me to be vulnerable with people while being on NET. I didn`t realize how much I have been guarding my heart. I`ve been finding it really hard to let go of my insecurities, my fears, and allow people to enter into the inner depths of my heart.

Being on NET, has opened up a lot of wounds in my heart. Which isn`t a bad thing. It`s just that God still has some work to do in certain areas. But it`s hard for me to go there again because I thought that I had healed from these things. I thought that I had gotten over them. And God was like, no Hunter. You are going to cry a little bit about this, you`re going to open up to people, and you`re going to open up to me. And I was like ah God, you`re so intense but you`re so right!

Okay.. so it didn`t happen quite like that, but I think you get the idea.

So I`ve been feeling a lot of things. And my brain is so packed with new information that I am just emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually exhausted. I feel like I could sleep for a week straight. I feel a lot of pain from my past that I just don`t quite understand. I`ve been missing people that I shouldn`t miss. I`ve been missing things that I shouldn`t miss. And it`s harder than I thought it would be.

Ever since I got to training, I have been feeling a strange sense of sadness. It`s not constant, and I don`t believe it`s even mine. It`s almost like I`m feeling what other people are feeling. And it`s really hard because I just don`t understand it and I don`t particularly like it. I`m asking God why this is happening, and I`m not getting a response.

I`ve also been lacking in my prayer. I have been trying so hard to hear God, and I`m having a really hard time doing that. But there have been a lot of good things happening in my prayer as well. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and feel the need to pray for a friend of a family member, and so I do. There have been times that I just open up my Bible in prayer and find something really beautiful and it`s totally what I needed, or what someone else needed. And the most significant thing that has been going on in my prayer, is that I have been blessed with the ability to rest in the Holy Spirit. It`s so beautiful. I never felt so much peace before in my life, until I was able to rest in the Spirit. It`s truly a beautiful experience and peace just washed over my entire being. I have received some beautiful messages through it as well.

The Holy Spirit is truly doing some amazing and beautiful things in my life here at training. And I am putting my trust in the Lord that this is all going to prepare me with what I need to finally get out on the road to evangelize youth.

Please pray for me as we finish up training and leave on the 28th to begin our journey. Here is a picture of my team, I ask that you please pray for them as well.

Thank you so much, and remember that I am praying for you always.

God bless,

Hunter

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Only one thing makes sense of the early Church: they actually saw Jesus Christ risen from the dead.

…if Christ has not been raised, then empty too is our preaching; empty, too, your faith. - St. Paul to Corinthians

It’s all in vain if Jesus is not alive today. It would mean that death has conquered all and “you are still in your sins.”

But it is precisely the Resurrection that makes any sense of the early Church. I mean, if Christ had not risen, why would His followers go to their brutal deaths insisting on a lie, a fabrication, a thin hope? It’s not like they were trying to build a powerful organization—they chose a life of poverty and service.

…Brothers and sisters, as the Storm we are entering into gets darker and more fierce, we need to remember that Jesus is not dead—He is risen! And He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Expect miracles. Expect signs and wonders. Expect Him to use you.

Read full article by Mark Mallett

O God, who cause the minds of the faithful to unite in a single purpose, grant your people to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, amid the uncertainties of this world, our hearts may be fixed on that place where true gladness is found.
—  Collect prayer - Sept 18
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