Saturday, July 3, 2010

So excited about Prayer Buddies!!

Can you hear me giggling with excitement over here?  Well believe me, I am!

I am so excited to get to participate in Summer Prayer Buddies this time around...this is my first time joining in since I just discovered the wide world of Catholic infertile bloggers during Lent!

I think it will be very cool to focus a special part of my prayer time on this particular person to whom I've been assigned.  I do want people to know that there are lots (40 is lots to me!) of people who read my blog.  Most of you, I don't even know!  There are Catholics, Protestants, non-believers too who have taken the time to follow Mary Grace's story.  I have always spent my time praying for all of you!  I do not discriminate in my prayers.  I pray for all couples who are experiencing infertility or pregnancy loss.  I pray for people who have not experienced any of this.  I pray for those who have gone on to get pregnant; that their pregnancies would be successful and their children a tremendous blessing to them!  I lift you up at Communion, I offer up little sacrifices here and there throughout my day for you...If you read my blog, know that I have prayed, am praying and will continue to pray for you!  I pray for readers past, present and future....in whatever situation you are in.

Do you know why you are special to me??  Because some how...one way or another, God brought you to this blog!  God wanted you to be a part of Mary Grace's story, and that touches a mother's heart in a simple but deep way.

I am Catholic and my viewpoint is that of a Catholic!  Being a Catholic Christian shapes how I see and interact in the world.  I will not apologize for that.  There are many who will disagree with my viewpoint!  That is okay.  I am still praying for you regardless of the issues upon which we disagree.

With that being said, I have added a "Welcome!  I'm a Catholic!" disclaimer to my page (hey, just in case you didn't already know).  I think free speech is important on my blog as well as in the comment section; however I do ask that we be respectful of everyone.

Lord, I ask that You send Your Spirit in a special way to those who read this blog.  Please bless us our hearts and help us be conscious of the words we speak/type that they may be charitable and full of love.  Please open our hearts to both give and receive Your love in every situation; even those which seem most difficult to us at the time.
Amen.

11 comments:

Jenny said...

I'm crazy excited about the prayer buddies too! I love it!

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

I agree! My first time with Prayer Buddies and I'm soooo excited!!!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

I like the disclaimer!

So excited you are a part of PBs this time around :)
Thank you for the comment. Funny, I started feeling better around the time you were at Mass...

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

I like this :)

Anonymous said...

Somehow I stumbled upon this blog about a year ago, and I have kept up with your journey. I am Lutheran, and the only Catholics I knew growing up were those who only went to church on festival Sundays, so I have enjoyed reading the viewpoints of a Catholic who isn't just Catholic by title ... does that even make sense? I can appreciate your convictions, your theology, and your reasons behind what you have chosen to do. I appreciate that you have read, studied, and prayed through this process. You have inspired me and touched me through this blog in a way that I don't think you could ever even comprehend. I will continue to pray for you and your sweet family!
In God's Peace and Love!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

Anonymous, you are the coolest chick ever.

Ann G. said...

Angela,
Awesome post, especially as a follow-up to your last one. We need to speak the Truth, in season and out of season!
Ok-what is summer prayer buddies and how can I participate?

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for your prayers Angela. This is a tough journey but God is sovereign and knows what path he wants us to walk on. It is hard to surrender to him but everyone time I do I get closer to him. x

Mom with a Heart for God said...

"Please open our hearts to both give and receive Your love in every situation."

I love this part of your prayer. Thanks for this post :)

Second Chances said...

Great post! I love that you've added that page and I'm going to check it out.

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

I am so glad you are in prayer buddies as well! Thank you also for your prayers as well. Oh, and you probably have a LOT more than 40 people that read your blog. I don't use Google Reader and I know some other people that don't - they just use their sidebars to let them know when there are updated posts, etc. Also, I just found out about www.statcounter.com and you can see where in the world readers are visiting your blog from. It is pretty cool! I also know that there is another service called sitemeter. I think both are free..you might want to check it out (if you haven't already done so). Happy Praying!