Monday, March 4, 2013

Lent Day 20: Novena for Work

Hello, Coffee Talkers!

I have lots of friends looking for work right now. Or for better work. Or hoping to do a better job at their current work.

So, for your praying enjoyment, here's a Novena for Work to St. Josemaria Escriva!

Quick FAQ, in case you're confused and/or reluctant to click the link:

1. Whats a novena?
Answer: Nine days of prayer for a specific intention. Started with the nine days of prayer leading up to Pentecost (see Acts of the Apostles). If it worked for the Apostles, it's good enough for me!

2. Who is St. Josemaria Escriva?

Answer: 20th century saint and founder of  the Opus Dei movement, which means "Work of God." It is a movement which encourages people to offer their daily work to God, and he suggests that if all of us took our faith to our workplace, we could transform the whole world!

3. Isn't Opus Dei some kind of freaky cult?

Answer: NO!

4. Why you Catholics gotta pray to saints and stuff? Isn't Jesus enough?

Answer: It's all good in the Catholic hood. Read my post, "Why Do Catholics Pray to Saints?" for more info.

5. Did you ever pray this Novena, Leslie?

Answer: Yes.

6. Did you find work, better work, or do better at your current work?

Answer: Yes, yes, and yes!! (But it's not magic. It's prayer. So it requires lots of patience, and an openness of heart to the will and timing of God.)

So what are you waiting for? Check out the Novena for Work.

As always, thanks for stopping by, and be assured of my prayers.

Peace and all good,

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