How do I love God? (Loving God)
Our prayer group has a few members but dedicated representatives to provide leadership. We don't have land nor building in which to make things even more exciting. But, we have stand together as a loving body of people that would not run from the many dangers toils and snares. There is no perfect prayer group but as the saying declares that a family that prays together grow stronger. It was Friday night; we were engaged in a taking part of the praise and worship as a member of the Living for Christ Prayer Community. At the time after the praise and worship, it soon became clear that our excitement become full of hope and love.
That evening, we became a part of this fellowship, which would make us pretty much more than a body of Christ. We paused, stood and read the Covenant of Commitment. Sis Joy Osuna led the activity, which our Stewards, Sis. Minda Pilien and Sis. Norma Segui read together to reaffirm by all members. They also commissioned us to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Setting the tone, it provides an answer looking at the various stages of spiritual transformation; we call a new series growing up in God's family. It cultivates and allows the seed of God's word to sink into fertile soil that will truly experience what God intended to deepen our spiritual life. We became stronger and build a strong tower. To sum up: our devotion to God springs from His steadfast love to us.
Deacon Carlos Nogueira, a former Archbishop's Liaison to the Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese of Toronto explained the importance to renew our Baptism in the Spirit and experience the love of God the father pour unto us. He also emphasized, the beauty of unity in diversity of all Christians (catholic and ecumenical) in worshiping our true God. He finally implored the significance of spiritual communion among these movements and new communities, celebrating and collaborating building the Kingdom of God.
Our Birthday Gift to Jesus for 2018 CHRISTmas
The Living for Christ Prayer Community Christmas Party held on December 21, 2018 at the St. Peter's Church Auditorium. Our Celebration of the Birthday of Jesus was soul-elevating and gave a heaven and earth meets. It stirred our prayer group to be faithful to our God giving our powerful Testimonies that Faith in God even in your bad times works. By doing this, we give our birthday gift to Jesus and proclaim his greatness.
The dawn of His Highness is upon us. All of us experience darkness where the trials and difficulties of life is upon us, but there is always hope that lies ahead. The presentation will show the presence the sounds of victory of praises (Magnificat) that recognizes that there is a God who leads us to a triumphant life. It is a chorus of testimonies of our prayer group members proclaiming the fulfillment of the covenant. We acknowledged this is Christmas a season of thanksgiving, an act of gratitude offering our praises and worship to our Great I AM. Our testimonies is our love offering to Jesus's Birthday that will deepen our relationship to him. Our prayer is that may God continue to bless this family of God, lighting our way, leading our journey and be a vehicle of transformation to those who believe in eternal life. May our appeals echo His faithfulness and steadfast love which enable us to serve him without fear. Because I believe something good will happen to our prayer community.
To God be the Honor, Glory and Praise.
Oh Jesus, your presence is heaven to me.
Looking backward in our Living for Christ Prayer Community. I recalled on one homeless lady who came to our prayer meeting. We welcomed her and right away she felt the bond of love and touched by the feeling of belonging. Sister Gina came every Friday without missing to praise and worship our God. She also comes down and joins our internal and external activities. She is pleased and asked me how to pray and keeping Jesus as the center in her life. Joint effort of all the members and showed solidarity and help, they gave gifts and monetary help. But one time, we noticed that she was absent for two weeks; we asked our Spiritual adviser and told us; she succumbed to pneumonia. We also caught surprise and learned that she was a wealthy woman who has much money in the bank. As a family of God, we felt the sadness and offered a memorial mass.
Eternal rest grants unto Sister Gina, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her May her souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Words and Action Works
On Monday, a cold, windy and stormy weather day, January 28, 2019, the Winter Table Dinner for the Homeless sponsored by the Living for Christ Prayer Community Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was a wonderful multi-ethnic gathering a yearly event of the St. Peter's Church of Toronto. A big turn out where over 150 homeless Brothers and Sisters filled the hall. As Our Most Reverend Robert Kasun, CBS, Aux. Bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto said in our meeting with him, he emphasized for all prayer group to do extra mile. It was so powerful for it binds us with the homeless people. Feeding them is an example of faith in action. We went home happy and overjoy with pouring heavy snow outside the Church.
"Snow, snow, go away, Come back another day"