Saturday, August 22, 2009

We are in one in Christ! :)

Yesterday was my school's " Welcome Back" all-school mass! One of the readings that particularly interested me was from St. Paul's letter to the Corinthians. In this reading, St. Paul talks about how we are called to be "one body in Christ." Then St. Paul goes on to say, If one part of the body is injured, the whole body suffers. This is so true for us in today's world, especially while in the middle of President Obama's term. President Obama is not leading us in the way of Christ. In fact, he is leading us in the opposite direction.

President Obama is just one part of our body, but if one body part is injured, the whole body is injured! Therefore we must pray for him that he realizes what he is doing, and then leads us back to the way of Christ. As one nation we must stand together and united, and this means that when one separates, we should all help that one part come back to the way of truth!There is a quote that I think is perfect for this post. " Together we are one, separate we are none!" This is so true! We must stand be one! So in conclusion of this post, I want to post a prayer that my friend Judy at BENMAKESTEN sent me the link to! This prayer is entitled Catholic Prayer for the Nation taken from Catholic Online

Catholic Prayer for our Nation

God our Father,
Giver of life,
we entrust the United States of America to Your loving

You are the rock on which this nation was founded.
You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to
liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Reclaim this land for Your glory and dwell among Your

Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation´s
Open their minds to the great worth of human life
and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.
Remind Your people that true happiness is rooted in
and doing Your will.

Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate,
Patroness of our land,
grant us the courage to reject the "culture of death."
Lead us into a new millennium of life.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Thank you! :)


  1. Very nice John. It's clear to me that you are thinking about the things you hear and see in a very deep way, and then relating them to the things that concern you in life. Keep it up! You know I'm so proud of you!

  2. John,
    Thanks for the reminder to pray for our President and for this country. Both are terribly wounded in many ways, but God can surely bring tremendous healing to both. I also believe God will use youth such as yourself to begin to turn things around.
    Thanks also for posting the prayer from Judy's blog.
    God Bless!

  3. Yes, John, I agree. I pray that the Lord will open the eyes of our nation. Your post shows that wisdom doesn't always come with age; it comes to hearts open to the Lord. May God continue to bless you!

  4. Wonderful prayer. I will definitely be passing it on ... God bless!