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Monday, June 11, 2012

"I Believe in Better Days; That's Why I Pray"

My most sincere apologies for the above video to persons who harbor disdain for country music.  It is my baffled understanding that such people exist.  =)

The world appears to have gone to Hell in a hand-basket.

I'm entirely unsure whether Facebook is a good thing for people over forty, because it exposes them to people under thirty...uncut and uncensored.

I'm more than a little worried about the turns our times have taken.  The language, the smut, the disrespect, the sense of entitlement, the pernicious immorality, and worse...the rapidly proliferating arguments for immorality (or, at least, against calling immorality what it is)......

I need to stop.  I'm depressing myself again.

Here's the thing.  I am trying to decide whether I am just an uptight old church lady....

...or whether we really have lost our minds.

I keep coming back to the fact that had much of this been going on in my grandmother's era, all of the mothers would have dropped dead of a collective heart attack.

I think,...I know...that my sense of concern/despair/fear is heightened because I see my daughter emerging into adulthood and worry about where she will ever find a suitable godly husband.  I'm sure they are out there.  I'm sure that many of you have raised one.  I am also sure that they must all be hiding somewhere, because things aren't looking too good.

This is the conclusion that I have come to:

Women used to be the keepers of virtue.
Young people used to care what moms thought.
Men used to care what women thought.
Women have given up their power by embracing things that they thought would give them power, such as birth control, entry into the workplace, and abortion.
That didn't work out so well, because:
Women are now "on their own" and men and young people don't give a *@$! what women think.

But...God does.

I think that the very best that women can do for greater society, right now, is to pray.
A Lot.

So, I suggest collective praying, concurrent praying, shared praying across miles...a veritable litany of praying women.

We have a lot to pray over, and I suggest we start with prayers for strength for our young people who are striving to lead godly lives in a sea of filth.  It can't be easy for them. Society, even popular Christian society, is trending away from their efforts.

So, Let us pray...

If you will be joining me in praying this week for our young people, I would love to hear from you in the comments box.  Whether you let me know, or not, I hope you'll join me. Society could use a mom ...or many, many moms....right now.

Bless You Dear Ones,
Pax Christi,

Oh, and if you have raised a godly son, some reassurance in the comments box would be appreciated!   haha!

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  1. Excellent post, Michelle! We should be on our knees for our families, friends,and our nation, but our young people are especially in need of our prayers. I am joining with you in prayers..

  2. "To a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood. When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women."

    ~Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen


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