If you don’t pray for miracles, you won’t obtain them.
I have been exchanging some messages with a priest friend. I had to share them with you in edited form:
A personal favour. Could you please ask prayers for young Joseph. He is a 2 and a half year old boy of friends of mine … and is the 7th of 8 children. Yesterday afternoon it was discovered that Joe has Category 4 Cancer, the worst. Without a miracle, and barring a misdiagnosis, he may not have long to live. He and his mother are at this moment weaving their way back to the US for treatment.
Please ask all your readers to pray for this family, devotees of the older form of the Mass, who are suffering this ordeal and for Joseph’s cure if it be the Lord’s will.
The poor father has decided to go along with Mum and Dad and Joe and they are at present overnight in ___. Today Joe was sleeping while his Dad was crying along beside him. He awoke, he is 2 and a half, and asked his Dad why he was crying? ‘Don’t you see the two angels standing next to the bed. They are bewdiful’ He said.
They then left and told Joe they would be back, and he told this to his dad. He is 2 and a half, and his father had not recently spoken at all about angels! The prayers seem to be working, let’s keep them up.
They are seeking the intercession of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta for a miracle cure. Nice. I had thought about it and asked if his mother had thought of asking anyone in particular and she said Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta came to mind.
I will ask the readers to pray to Bl. Teresa of Calcutta to intercede with God for a miracle for this child. The parents chose Bl. Theresa.
Remember, when you pray for a miracle helpful for a cause of a saint, pray to that person with focus. Don’t just say, “Jesus, Mary and Joseph and all the saints, and St. Patrick, and St. Brigid, and St. Jude and Bl. Teresa and…”. When you pray for a miracle that might be useful for a cause, be specific and relentless in that specificity.
I write this because when I post these things inevitably someone says “I’ll pray to my favorite St. Cunegonda!”
Pray to Bl. Teresa of Calcutta for a miraculous cure for this child.