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Everyday Wonders: A Grateful Granny

Author: Mary Ford

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Everyday Wonders: A Grateful Granny

The charism of prayer helped concerned grandmother Mary Ford in her hour of need.

When my grandson was in his second year at university, I felt he was struggling.

I knew he could do with a really good friend and so I began to pray for friends for him and his cousin, who was now at the same university.

In this CCR article, Fr Pat Collins explains: “All of the charisms are rooted in love, express love and aim to build up that same love.”

Listing some of the charisms, he mentions “the prayer gifts, such as the power to intercede.”

Not very long after I began to intercede for my grandson, he met a couple of American guys, one of whom was a Pastor in the US and studying for his Masters here in the U.K.

They became close friends and great companions, praying regularly together, going to Mass and attending many prayer gatherings.

Later he struck up another friendship with a young man who returned to his faith, and both he and his cousin met so many real Spirit-filled young people.

In this way, their little group began to grow.

When he left university, he moved into a flat with other young professionals who supported each other on their faith journey.

Both of these grandsons are now working for the Lord with other young people by evangelising through personal testimony and leading worship.

Fr Pat Collins reminds us: “Christ enables us to pray as he prayed. Just as he poured out his heart to the Lord, so can we.”

I poured out my heart and the Lord is so faithful to His promise to hear our prayers and answer them.

I am truly a grateful granny!

“Rejoice at all times. Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in every circumstance, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

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