January 16, 2015

Sighs Too Deep for Words

"for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words."  --St. Paul to the  Romans 8:26

Listen here, a song from a most beautiful song bird:

Ave Maria
sung by Jackie Evancho

Ave Maria
Virgin of the sky
Sovereign of thanksgiving, loving mother

Accept the prayer intentions of every one
Do not refuse
for help, this lost person of mine, love!
Sorrow for his pain!

My lost soul turns to you
And full of repentance, humbles at your feet
Prayers invoke you and wait for the true peace
That only you can give, love
Ave Maria

Ave Maria, full of thanksgiving
Maria, full of thanksgiving...

In the new millennium, Pope John Paul II (JP II), offered many teachings now contained in a book entitled, Wisdom from Pope John Paul II, edited by Patricia Mitchell. A modern thinker this Pope was very aware of the emerging technocacy and its effects on the spiritual life of mankind.

JP II often wrote about this and the related topic of relativism. "Our age,' he wrote, 'has a special need of prayer. ..In many places and in many communities there is a growing awareness that, even with all the rapid progress of technological and scientific civilization, and despite the real conquests and goals attained, man is threatened and humanity is threatened. In the face of this danger... indeed already experiencing the spiritual decadence, individuals and whole communities guided as it were, by an inner sense of faith, as seeking the strength to raise man up again, to save him from himself, from his own errors and mistakes that often make harmful his very conquests.
And thus they are discovering prayer in which the Holy spirit, who helps us in our weakness, manifests himself.
Pray brothers and sisters for the humanity of France, for the opening of eyes of those who might otherwise cause harm, and for the justice of all men everywhere.

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