God wants us to keep persevering in the way we pray, even if it feels uncomfortable or unproductive. We will pass the test of love by keeping our eyes on Him. He will then grant us intimacy –– a fulfilling relationship of knowing Him, loving Him, and being led by Him.
“God will walk with her in disguise,
and at first He will put her to the test;
He will bring fear and cowardice upon her,
and will torment her by His discipline
until she holds Him in her thoughts, and
He trusts her.
Then He will come straight back to her and
strengthen her, He will gladden her and will
reveal His secrets to her, and store up for
her knowledge and the discernment of what is
But if she goes astray, He will forsake
her and give her over into the hands of her foe.”
-cf Sirach 4:17-19
*Pick a prayer below. Repeat it each time you do another guide until it’s memorized, then move to the next one.
*God wants YOU (especially children) to help save sinners by praying this prayer every day! In the spring of 1916, God sent the Angel of Peace from Heaven to Fatima, Portugal to teach this powerful prayer to the whole world through 3 children – Lucia age 9, Francisco age 7, and Jacinta 6. This prayer repairs damage caused by people’s sins, draws them back to God, and brings peace to the world! God wants YOU to take part in His work to save sinners. He made it so simple that everyone everywhere can pray this prayer frequently! In Heaven, you’ll see how many people you helped save!
*God wants YOU (especially children) to pray this 2nd prayer to help save sinners! In August of 1916, God again sent the Angel of Peace from Heaven to Fatima, Portugal to teach this 2nd prayer to the world through Lucia – now 10, Francisco – now 8, and Jacinta – still 6. This prayer also repairs the damage caused by people’s sins and helps convert poor sinners! God really wants children and adults to join Him in saving others through this prayer.
On July 6, 1973, Our Lady appeared in Akita, Japan and asked that the expression ‘truly present’ be used to emphasize that Jesus is really and truly present in the Eucharist!
*Why memorize & pray this prayer? The more our love for God grows, the happier we will be on earth and in Heaven! Loving God with all our heart is the first and greatest commandment. -Deut 6:5
Do the Eye Contact Experiment with at least one other person in your family. Do it for 60 seconds. Then, share with your family what that was like for you.