The day began early with John asking his dad and I to come into the kitchen and pray over and with him before he headed out on another interview about 3 hours away. We always try to start our days with prayer, even if it is what we call a quick prayer - The sign of the cross, followed by Our Father, Hail Mary, and the intentions on our hearts, followed by the sign of the Cross reminding us of our sharing in His Cross and carrying/dragging it down the narrow path this day!
While John drank his tea we prayed the Office/morning prayer, and in the midst we each shared our intentions on our hearts... we have now adopted a wonderful "Hail Mary" after each meal prayer/blessing for all those in need and asking of our prayers! We then used Lourdes water and said "Hail Holy Queen" which John shared is his favorite prayer to Mary other than the "Hail Mary." We asked her to intercede and take John to her Son as he asks for guidance.
So powerful and fills one with Hope and Peace... two gifts of the Spirit that John depends and clings to!