I just read an email that is asking people to stop for one minute at a specified time each day and say a prayer for our country. Apparently during World War II there was an adviser to Churchill who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every night at a prescribed hour for one minute, to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace. This had an amazing effect, as bombing stopped.
The email said that people in the US are now trying to organize the same thing. At 9 pm ET (8 pm CT, 7 pm MT, 6 pm PT) each day, take one minute to stop and say a prayer for the
safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens, for peace in the
world, the upcoming election, that the Bible will remain the basis for
the laws governing our land, and that Christianity will grow in the U.S. I think that pretty much covers it.
Life gets so hectic and we're always running from thing to thing, but maybe, somehow, we can all pause for that minute and say a prayer. If you're participating in the 54 day Rosary novena, then maybe pray it around that hour. I'm sure, however, that if you don't make it at that exact minute, God will still hear your prayer and honor it. It is kind of cool, isn't it, to think about thousands (dare I say millions?) of people stopping at the exact same moment to lift their prayers up to God for our country. Surely all that clamor will be heard in Heaven!
I'm not sure how I'm going to remember it every day...a sticky note somewhere? Something big on the fridge? Maybe something stuck to my forehead? Maybe I'll ask my Guardian Angel to tap me on the shoulder and remind me! Well, somehow, we'll give it a shot here and see if we can do it! Hope you can, too.