Recently I was sharing with our Prayer Partners that over the last several months I have come to realize that though the need is great in our communities for food support and such, the greater need I often see in those we serve is for them to know the love of God.
The motherly heart within me longs for each person to know their own personal worth (and strength) in this very LOVE which is God; to know that each day is a new day in God. When we turn to God it doesn't matter what happened yesterday, two weeks ago, or 20 years ago - what matters is what you do today!
So, following a prayerful inspiration, beginning Friday, October 16th - on the Feast of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, the Saint of the Sacred Heart, we will begin a 29 Day Novena of Trust for our visitors here at Joseph's House and the success of our upcoming Thanksgiving Assistance Program.
A Novena, based on the days Our Lady and the Apostles spent in the Upper Room after the Ascension of Christ, is a time to pull ourselves away and open ourselves up to the Holy Spirit and the Voice of God. Though Novena's are usually 9 days or 9 weeks in length, ours will be a little longer, a little extra time to focus on the Lord and His desires for our lives.
Will you join me?
My Novena, as I mentioned above will be offered for the visitors here at Joseph's House and the success of our upcoming Thanksgiving Program. What, or who, will you offer your Novena for?
More details and information coming tomorrow!
Photo by See The Holy Land - Flickr: Mount Zion, CC BY-SA 2.0
Director - Lori
After leaving my full-time job to tend to family needs, the Lord placed me here at Joseph's House, a surprise and a joy.