Wednesday, July 09, 2008

What a Storm!

When I sent out our prayer request asking friends and family to storm heaven on behalf of our upcoming court date, I was mostly thinking that we might benefit from a few of our best prayer warriors. (Some of you, I am convinced, have God's hotline number!) If prayers from a few were good, then prayers from many were better, I reasoned.

Little did I know, that through my simple request, God was ready to rain down blessings for us the likes of which I have never seen.

Responses have been pouring in all night, non-stop. People wrote to say they were offering rosaries, Masses, holy hours and remembering us, little ol' us, in their nightly family prayers. There is nothing (and I mean nothing) that has ever been so humbling. Why? Because while many of the people who received this email know the Ark members in real life, most of you have never, ever met us before. So, to read that while you were in Adoration praying for my family's needs--when we have never met--reduced me to tears.

Nearly two years ago, when we began our first adoption journey, I was hesitant to share our blog with pretty much anyone. As I slowly ventured out into the internet's bloggy waters, I found an incredible, faithful, network of people to whom I shyly introduced myself. This time around, I have great peace knowing the fullness of the network that is praying on our behalf and I can only blame Satan, who is such a terrible trickster, for frightening me into not sharing our story the first time around.

This, friends, is what the Body of Christ is all about. And I, for one, am so, so grateful to be a part of it.

Ed. Note: If you did not receive an email about the adoption, but you would like to get on that list, drop me a note with your email address at patjrsmom at yahoo dot com. Or you can read updates here by subscribing with Google Reader or Bloglines.


Maggie in Minnesota said...

What a witness to the good that can be found online! We will keep your family's needs in our prayers, especially at Mass this weekend.

Kate said...

You are an inspiration and in my prayers.


Teri said...

In my email I just stated how excited I was for you and the whole crew, but I hope you know you are always in our prayers here.

darci said...

ooh, i haven't been 'around' in awhile..but I think God knows in advance when we will pray, so I'll pray now. :) I'm SO glad things are going smoothly. I have to sit and read back the weeks I have missed. Life gets crazy like that. darci

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Be assured of my prayers!

God bless your beautiful family!