Friday, October 9, 2009

GATHER YOUR WEAPONS AND START FIGHTING FOR YOUR FAMILY

Gospel Reading today: Luke 11:15-26
"When a strong man, with all his weapons ready, guards his own house, all his belongings are safe." Luke 11:21

As I read the gospel today, this particular message stood out in regards to motherhood. It is a reminder to us mothers of how we are to be strong in prayer with our weapons ready to guard our family..."our belongings". There are no weapons more powerful than prayer to keep your husband and children safe from the evils of this world. I believe the world has always been corrupt. In the grand scheme of things it has always come down to good verses evil in this life. It started with the fall of Satan. That is why it is so important to create a strong foundation at home with weapons of prayer surrounding your home and family to guard you and keep you safe.

I am already praying every morning for my children to love the Lord at early ages and that Jesus, the Blessed Mother and all of the angels and saints will guide them to follow the straight and narrow road all the days of their lives. I ask for St. Michael Archangel to stand guard at my front door and to not let any evil influences into my home. I am also praying for my children's spouses....already! Crazy as it might sound, when our children decide to marry it is truly the most important decision of their life. So why not start praying for their most important decision now? With all of the sex and drugs spinning out of control, it is only neccessary that we prioritize our days to make prayer the most important aspect of our day ....to pray for these little souls entrusted to us. Satan's greatest goal is destruction of souls. Our greatest goal as mothers is our family's salvation.....so let's begin the battle today! Gather your weapons together and stand strong against the world and the King of Evil. Your husband and children's souls are at stake so don't mess around and begin today to be a Prayer Warrior for your family. They are depending on you to be the person God created them to be.

Have a blessed Friday!

3 comments:

AnneMarie said...

awesome!

ekernan said...

I love this, Kim! I pray everyday for Clare's spouse, that God is shaping this person perfectly for her and vice versa. And that they will help each other on their journey towards eternal life.

Kim Venneman Cooper said...

Erica, you are such an amazing example for us mothers. A priest who is a dear friend once told Clint and I that one of the main reasons for marriage is to help each other get to heaven....so praying for our children's spouses IS praying for their journey to eternal life!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.