all in our prayers

“The Anoa’i family is mourning the loss of Sika’s son, Matt aka Rosey, due to an untimely death.

We want to let his fans know that he loved them and the wrestling world so much. In his passing, he left three beautiful young children and a heartbroken family. Please respect the privacy of his children and family as they mourn the loss of this kind, loving, gentle man, who was a father, son, brother and a superhero to us all.

Our family appreciates your prayers and continued support during this very difficult time.”

I am saddened to learn about this. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and Roman during their grieving process. Rest in Peace, Rosey. 

The “Pray for Betty White” movement is cute and all, but I think the person who really needs our prayers right now is Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a liberal member of the United States Supreme Court. Being a Jewish woman and a big advocate for women’s rights, her presence on the Supreme Court has really helped American law move towards equality. For example, Ginsburg is the first Supreme Court justice to officiate a same sex-wedding, is a big advocate for equal voting rights, and as a feminist, her voice and vote in the Supreme Court has helped protect women’s reproductive rights for years

The problem is, Ginsburg is 83 years old (the oldest member) and a cancer survivor. If she passes away, Trump will be in charge of replacing her presence on the United States Supreme Court, and you can be sure that he’ll replace her with somebody who is against everything she stands for.

At the moment, the Supreme Court consists of 4 liberal members, 3 conservative members, and Justice Kennedy, who is a conservative swing (a conservative member that occasionally sides with the liberals). The confirmation of Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch would give conservatives a potential edge of 5 to 4, which means conservatives could control what cases enter the Supreme Court for a vote, as well as the results. It only takes a simple majority of 5 votes to overturn a case. Nevertheless, we have fared well in a 4 liberal, 4 conservative, and 1 conservative swing court before. It’s not good, but not the end of the world. 

HOWEVER

Ginsburg’s passing would give the conservatives a concrete 5 votes, and a potential 6 votes, which would give conservatives the ability to overturn any major court case, including Roe v. Wade (abortion rights) and Obergefell v. Hodges (gay marriage).

On top of that, Supreme Court justices serve life terms, so you can bet Trump will elect a YOUNG conservative, meaning conservatives have the potential to completely control the Supreme Court for GENERATIONS to come. 

So pray for Ruth Bader Ginsburg y’all.

anonymous asked:

Why do Catholics pray to saints? Shouldn't prayer be reserved for God alone?

Hi friend!

Before I address why we pray with the saints, it is important to understand that there are different types of prayer: intercessory, adoration, praise, thanksgiving, etc. These different types of prayer all help us grow in our relationship with God and help us grow in His grace, they’re just different “routes” to the same destination (God).

Let’s say I had a hard day and ask a friend to pray for me. I am asking that friend to intercede for me (this is also known as a secondary meditation). The same thing happens when I pass along a prayer to a saint: they are interceding to the Father. My friend and the saint join their prayers to my own en route to Christ. Since those who are in Heaven are united intimately to Him, why would we not take advantage of this marvelous gift? In fact, the prayers of the saints in Heaven is more powerful than ours because they are free of all sin, which hinders our prayers (Matthew 17:20, 1 John 3:22, Psalms 66:18).

See, prayer to God includes worship. Prayer with the saints includes honor, but not worship. We are always going to God. Sometimes, we ask others to come along on our journey to God. Our journey to Heaven is not one we are meant to walk alone. We are made for community and called to eternal communion in Heaven with He who is the Perfect Communion. When we pray to the saints, we’re asking for them to help a brother/sister out.

Praying to and with the saints does not take away from the attention which is only due to Jesus Christ. For we do not worship the saints. Worship belongs only to God. The saints are models of holiness that truly followed Christ. We acknowledge that they lived and died with God’s friendship in their lives. Because of how inspirational they were, and how they lived their lives, we look to them for inspiration.

“The Communion of the Saints. How shall I explain it to you? You know what blood transfusions can do for the body? Well, that’s what the Communion of the Saints does for the soul.” -St. Josemaria Escriva 

“The Saints were not superhuman. They were people who loved God in their hearts, and who shared this joy with others.” - Pope Francis

Here’s a couple of links that are good to look at as well:

I’m praying for you, Anon. Let me know if you need anything else!

Brandon

P.S. - I got most of this response from a book called Truth Be Told: Basics in Catholic Apologetics by Mark Hart and Joe Cady. It’s such a gift to the Church. It’s seriously a must-have for any and every Catholic.

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The Swedish royal family attended the city of Stockholm’s official ceremony for the victims of the recent terrorist attack on April 10, 2017. 

Four people died and fifteen were injured after a hijacked truck crashed into the front of Ahlens department store in Stockholm on April 7, 2017. 

Princess Madeleine posted the following on her Facebook page as she currently lives in London and did not go to the ceremony: 

“In the honor of the victims I will be respecting a minute of silence today. We can all be there in our thoughts and prayers…”

Photos by Michael Campanella/Getty Image

We have some very sad news to report. Last night after our show in Stuttgart, Germany, a 26 year old stagehand fell from the rafters while breaking down our stage. He fell a very far distance onto a 19 year old man on the local crew. Tragically, the 19 year old died from his injuries. The other man is now in critical condition at the hospital. This is beyond heartbreaking to everyone in the band and on our crew. We all send our thoughts and prayers to the man in the hospital, both families involved, all of the local Live Nation crew and everyone else whose lives have been affected by this terrible accident. We love our crew so much as well as the many local staff who are essential to our show every night wherever we are around the world. This is such a stark reminder of how quickly an accident can happen and lives shattered in the process. When we hear more we will update you.

The only one (Daryl X Reader) Part 6

Relationship : Daryl Dixon X Reader

Trigger warnings : Parental abuse , depression , 5 years age gap, consensual sex , death, violence, graphic scenes.

Rating : Mature + (Please do not read if you are under-aged)

Summary :

The narrative follows the reader and Daryl. The story starts pre-apocalypse and links the events of different stages of their lives as : kids, young adults and adults, focusing on their friendship and eventual love relationship . But when the world turns to dust, will they be able to make it?

CopyRight: I do not own Daryl Dixon, The Walking Dead nor any of the other characters mentioned in this story.  No copyright infringement is intended.


Part 6 – I’ve missed you

You step away from the wall, trying to close in the distance between the two of you.

‘Daryl? …. Are you al right?’ You look into his blue eyes , trying to figure out what he’s thinking… but this look , you haven’t seen it before, and you’ve seen many.

He looks at you , his jaw clenched.

‘Tell me it ain’t real’ his voice is hoarse, low and somehow angry.

‘You mean David?’ you ask with what’s left of your voice.

‘Fuck Y/N , FUCK!’ he takes his knife back and goes outside, smashing the door behind him.

‘What…the…Daryl!’ you decide to follow him.  You dreamt of this moment thousands of times, but never not even once, not even in your wildest of nightmares , no sir, you didn’t foresee such behavior from his part.

He’s inside a car, signaling to Father Gabriel , who’s on wall duty, to open the gates .

‘Daryl’ you run towards the car but he drives off.

‘You….ok miss Y/N?’ Father Gabriel asks reluctantly.

‘Yes’ you hold in the sobs and turn away, trying to hide your teary eyes.

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anonymous asked:

do jews 'pray for each other' like some christians do?

Hi anon!

Jews do not typically offer to pray for each other.  I think that this is because many of our prayers are communal. For example, on the High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) we have our prayer petitions which are all in the plural.  Instead of the congregation saying: “For the sin that I committed against you by ….” we say “For the sin that WE committed against you.”   Similar to this, we often say a prayer for healing, the Mi Shaberach, for those in our community who need it in a communal fashion.  There is often not a need to tell someone that you will pray for them, as it is kind of assumed!  (But that is simply my opinion).

Thanks for your interesting question!

-PJ

We are Nature, long have we been absent, but now we return,
We become plants, trunks, foliage, roots, bark,
We are bedded in the ground, we are rocks,
We are oaks, we grow in the openings side by side,
We browse, we are two among the wild herds, spontaneous as any,
We are two fishes swimming in the sea together,
We are what locust blossoms are, we drop scent around lanes mornings and evenings,
We are also the coarse smut of beasts, vegetables, minerals,
We are two predatory hawks, we soar above and look down,
We are two resplendent suns, we it is who balance ourselves orbic and stellar, we are as two comets,
We prowl fang’d and four-footed in the woods, we spring on prey,
We are two clouds forenoons and afternoons drivingoverhead,
We are seas mingling, we are two of those cheerful waves rolling over each other and interwetting each other,
We are what the atmosphere is, transparent, receptive, pervious, impervious,
We are snow, rain, cold, darkness, we are each product and influence of the globe,
We have circled and circled till we have arrived home again, we too,
We have voided all but freedom and all but our own joy.
~Walt Whitman
—  From Earth Prayers from Around the World, by Roberts and Amidon

It doesn’t have to be long

Perhaps the biggest lie Satan tells people about prayer is that it needs to take a long time. He will make you think you have to pray for hours before you have really prayed, but I am telling you that prayer does not have to be long in order to be powerful. They don’t have to be short to be powerful, either. The length of our prayers really makes no difference to God all that matters is that we pray the way He is teaching us to pray and that our prayers are spirit led, heartfelt and accompanied by true faith. I have learned to pray until I feel full and satisfied in my spirit and that takes longer on some days than it does others. I believe we can get so tangled up in the words of our prayers that we begin to lost power of our prayers. I want to stress again that there is certainly nothing wrong with praying for an extended period of time. As previously stated. I do believe we should all set time for prolonged prayer and that our willingness or lack of willingness to spend time with God determines our level of intimacy with Him. But I do not believe we need to labour to put in a certain number of hours in prayer apart from the leading of the Holy Spirit, out of a sense of obligation or as a work of the flesh. If issues in our lives really requires us to pray at great length, than we need to do that but we do not have to pray prolonged prayers just for the sake of logging time. When God challenged me to make my requests of him in as few words as possible, he simply asked me to be concise and to the point and then to be quiet. When I did I could not believe the increased power that came to my prayer life. To this day when I pray that way I sense more of the Holy Spirit power and presence than I do if I go on and on and on and on.


- By Joyce Meyer

Before I begin, I know you would all want to join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to all those sadly affected by yesterday’s terrible attack in Westminster. We will be thinking of all the families..
—  HRH The Duchess of Cambridge sending her message of solidarity to the victims of the London Attacks during a speech at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist. 

ifthatswhatbringsyou  asked:

What if we are obsessed with a historical figure because they're watching us in the after life and are fascinated with us?

i think this is the most beautiful thought and the ardent  prayer of all Historians.

And what if their obsessions matches our own?

When Lin Manuel Miranda gets to Heaven, is Alexander Hamilton going to have a musical for Lin? 

When Lora Innes of @thedreamercomic gets to the pearly gates, does she get a welcome from Joseph Warren and Knowlton’s Rangers?

And when @ladyhistory wakes up to the Great Mount Vernon in the sky, who will be there to greet her? George Washington with His Captioned Adventures T-Shirt or Teddy Roosevelt handing her a rough rider’s hat?

this is the historian’s dream. 

Originally posted by nitratediva

Prayer Request: A Letter from N. D. Wilson


“Over the last year or so, I have been dealing with a variety of small but strange (and apparently unrelated) health issues. And then, during a publishing meeting in November, my left ear suddenly turned off. It rebounded slightly, but hasn’t stopped ringing like a fire alarm ever since.

After months of tests and check-ups, and various theories that didn’t quite make sense, a recent MRI finally revealed the underlying cause of everything I’ve been dealing with – a large brain tumor (“farm egg” in shape and size according to one neurologist). The tumor originated in my auditory canal and is now compressing my brain stem and unpleasantly butting into my cerebellum. Although no biopsy has been conducted, three different specialists have ruled out cancer based on the MRI (which is obviously an enormous blessing). That said, it is still killing me (as they say) softly, and new symptoms have been multiplying rapidly over the last couple weeks. So I am now scheduled for invasive brain surgery in LA on May 2nd.

This is obviously a fairly momentous trial for our family, but by the grace of God, Heather and the kids and I will be hitting it head on. It is likely that my tumor had already begun growing while I was writing Death by Living, which means, as my sweet wife pointed out, that this is a great opportunity for us not to be hypocrites. God is good. God is faithful. This is the storm we were meant to weather. This is the bull I was meant to ride. I can’t hit my characters with pain and hardship to spice up their stories and not be willing to face anything life threatening myself!

This type of surgery obviously has substantial risks. Assuming that it goes perfectly, I will still be permanently deaf in my left ear, and vertigo, headaches, and facial paralysis are all potential lifelong consequences. So I covet your prayers for healing, especially when it comes to recovery time. I’d love to get back in the saddle and keep providing for my family as quickly as possible.

Obviously, as an author, I’m self-employed, and this tumor comes in a season when I am supposed to be promoting two new books – one this week (Outlaws of Time 2 on the 18th) and one in June. But I definitely won’t be able to support either release at anywhere near my normal levels. So <ahem> feel free to buy everyone on your Christmas list a pallet or two of everything!

I am so grateful to Andrew for dragging me into the Rabbit Room fold, and grateful to God for the stories he gives us to read and live. (Job is a dear friend of mine these days!) We love you all. Please keep our whole family in your prayers.

Blessings,

Nate”

Hey, guys, please be praying for N. D. Wilson and his family and friends during this time.

Call and Releasing the Elements/Quarters for Christopagans

By Secretcatholicwitch

I’ve been a christopagan or catholic witch for now awhile now and have participated in calling the corners for rituals over the years. But for me it was hard to come up with a chant for god and the element I was in charge of. So my New Year’s resolutions for 2017 is to be more involved in the witch community, work on my book of shadows and make spells for other christopagan’s and myself.

You don’t have to use this calling the corners ritual that I’ve made. But if you do please let me know and if you have any suggestions on making the ritual better, send me a message on tumblr.

I also made a Call and Releasing God and Mary ritual if you want to check that out.

Earth:

List of thing you will need:

·      Face North

·      Green Candle

·      Dirt from the ground the circle will be casted on

·      Holy water

·      3 Sacred Bowls

Start north with the green candle and the three bowls in front of you. One of the bowls will be filled with the dirt and the other will have the holy oil in it, the last bowl will be a mixing bowl for the two.  When you are ready to cast light the green candle and hold the bowl of dirt in one hand and the bowl of water in the other hand, raise them up then start the chant:

May all of God’s blessing of Earth be upon the circle that (I or We) cast (Today or Tonight). May this consecrated soil under (My or Our) feet protect and ground (Me or Us) in (My or Our) magickle workings (Today or Tonight).

Amen.

Once you are done with the chant mix the dirt and holy water together, then walking clock wise around the circle while sprinkling the now mud on the ground. When you made it around the circle stop at earth and put the bowl under the green candle. (Note if you have any mud leftover it’s ok just leave it as an offering.) Then walk east to Air.

Air:

List of thing you will need:

·      Face East

·      Yellow Candle

·      Charcoal and Caldron

·      Blessed Frankincense and Myrrh

Face east with yellow candle and the frankincense and myrrh on the charcoal ready to go in front of you. Light the charcoal first and when it starts to smoke, light the yellow candle then raise your hands up to the sky and chant:

May all of God’s blessing of Air be upon the circle that (I or We) cast (Today or Tonight).  May your all mighty wind surround (Me or Us) and send (My or Our) prayers or whishes to you Oh Lord, as (I or We) perform in (My or Our) magickle workings (Today or Tonight).

Amen.

When you are done take the caldron by the handle but if it’s too hot use a stick or a metal holder that is strong enough for the caldron. Walk clock wise around the circle and end at Air, leave the smoking caldron under the yellow candle then south to Fire.

Fire:

List of things you will need:

·      Face South

·      Red Candle

·      Holy oil

·      Holy Candle

·      Candle Holder

Face south with red candle, holy oil and candle in front of you. Anoint the holy candle with the oil, then light the holy candle and red candle. Raise the holy candle to the sky and chant. 

May all of God’s blessing of Fire be upon the circle that (I or We) cast (Today or Tonight). May you light the fire of holy inspiration and passion in our hearts Oh Lord, as (I or We) perform in (My or Our) magick workings (Today or Tonight). 

Amen.

When you are done with the chant, take the holy candle and walk clock wise around the circle. End at Fire, then leave the candle and make you way to west the final element Water.

Water:

List of things you will need:

·      Face West

·      Blue Candle

·      Holy Water

·      One Bowl

·      Blessed frankincense and myrrh essential oil 

Face west with the blue candle, bowl of holy water and combined essential oils in it’s own container in front of you.  When ready, put tree drops of essential oils in the holy water then light the blue candle and raise the bowl to the sky then chant:

May all of God’s blessing of Water be upon the circle that (I or We) cast (Today or Tonight). May you cleanse (Me or Us) with your holy water Oh Lord, so it my wash (My or Our) negative energies away as (I or We) perform in (My or Our) magickle workings (Today or Tonight).

Amen.

When you are done sprinkle the water around the circle as you walk clock wise for the last time. Stop at water and leave the bowl of water at the blue candle, then walk to the center where your main alter should be and ending of the ritual with this chant:

Lord my God thank you for blessing these your holy elements and this magick circle. Be with (Me or Us) as (I or We) go on with the ritual.

Amen.

Releasing the Elements/Quarters:

Start at water, take the bowl of water in your hands and raise it to the sky then chant:

 (I or We) give thanks you Oh Lord, for you’re blessing of Water, go in peace.

Amen 

When you are done, blow out the blue candle and dump out the water on the ground or find a safe place to dump the water. Now go counterclockwise to fire, raise your arms to the sky and chant:

(I or We) give thanks you Oh Lord, for you’re blessing of Fire, go in peace.

Amen

Blow out the holy candle and red candle, and then walk to air. Raise your arms to the sky and chant:

(I or We) give thanks you Oh Lord, for you’re blessing of Air, go in peace.

Amen

You have two options for the resin; you can either put the charcoal with water out or let it run its course. There is no right or wrong way, just do what is right for you. Then blow out the yellow candle and go to the final quarter earth. Just like you did for the other elements, raise the blow of mud and chant:

(I or We) give thanks you Oh Lord, for you’re blessing of Earth, go in peace.

Amen

You could put the mud either on the ground or in a flowerpot; it’s your choice. Blow out the green candle and now your done!!

I hope you find this ritual helpful and inspire you to add things to make it more personal to you.

In loving memory of the 15 lives lost on April 20th, 1999. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers. May each one of you, rest in peace. ♡

† Rachel Scott
† Daniel Rohrbough
† Dave Sanders
† Kyle Velazquez
† Steven Curnow
† Cassie Bernall
† Isaiah Shoels
† Matthew Kechter
† Lauren Townsend
† John Tomlin
† Kelly Fleming
† Daniel Mauser
† Corey Depooter
† Eric Harris
† Dylan Klebold

Reunited (Daryl Dixon Imagine)

just a short imagine because of the reunion of our family tonight

We all stood at the gate of Hilltop, hearts still beating from our previous situation. Maggie stood atop from us, eyes locking with ours. Her smile showed it all, she was ok.

She called for Sasha and went to open the gates.

Rick took her in her arms, “Are you okay?“

Maggie nodded, a grin still evident on her face, “Everything’s fine, the baby’s fine.”

Our prayers were answered as we all relieved a sigh.

Our group met with Sasha and Maggie, hugging and tearing up.

I saw the horror of how Spencer died and how Olivia was shot. Eugene was taken with Negan. It was terrifying. My heart still ached from before but I ignored it and embraced my family to relieve some pain.

Suddenly we all saw it.

Jesus and Daryl came out from behind a medical truck.

My heart pounded in my chest as I ran towards him.

This wasn’t even real.

Was it?

He caught his eyes with mine and dropped to his knees, reaching his arms for me. I pulled him close as we sat on the ground, tear-filled words left his mouth.

"You’re here,” I whispered.

He didn’t say anything but just pulled into him tighter.

It was real.

“Y/N, I love you. I love you,” he kept repeating those words as he kissed my forehead over and over.

My tears mixed in a passionate kiss that we shared before I took him in for another embrace.

“I love you too.”

I like the idea that contemplative monks pray in place of all the people who don’t pray. When you think of it that way it changes your perspective. They’re not self-indulgent or “running away” from the World. They’re filling a real need. Imagine our world if you took away all the prayers of the contemplatives. An enormous and sudden drop in prayer; surely that can’t be good.

anonymous asked:

ok so I know that the lessamazingphil video is probs gonna be phil pranking dan with the gummy bears but a little part of me just wants it to be dans reaction to phils hair??? like i know it would just be him laughing and saying it looks weird but it would be cute

maybe it’ll be both and the answer to all our domestic prayers