God wants us to learn about the lives of the Saints so that we will see the joy and victory awaiting all those who follow Him. The Devil doesn’t want us to call upon the help of the Saints or be encouraged by their example!
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great
a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside
every weight and sin which clings so closely,
and let us run with endurance the race that is
set before us.”
*Pick a prayer below. Repeat it each time you do another guide until it’s memorized, then move to the next one.
*Why memorize & pray this prayer daily? In the spring of 1916, God sent the Angel of Peace to Fatima, Portugal to teach this powerful prayer to 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 children to take part in His work to save sinners. Those kids prayed this prayer constantly, and we can too!
*Why memorize & pray this prayer daily? In August of 1916, God again sent the Angel of Peace to Fatima, Portugal to teach another prayer to 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 wants children and adults to join 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
Share any stories you may know about how encouragement or ‘cheering on’ inspired you or someone else to reach a goal.