Outpouring Session 2018

Posted: October 25, 2018 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys, Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Let me begin by thanking everyone who offered prayers for last night’s outpouring of the Holy Spirit session for the LISS participants. It was a beautiful session filled with the love of God.

Sharing the evening from the perspective of an ordinary servant of God…..

Unlike the previous year we did not have an intercessory group from our church to pray for the participants, while the
outpouring session was taking place. Instead we had a team from another church praying for us from their location. So I offered to lead our small group in the rosary and a short prayer for the participants just before the session was to begin.

At about 6:15pm I went down to have dinner and buy back some food for my family. A lady from the food stall gave me a hard time with my order. I raised my voice and told her to cancel my order and went to look for something else to eat. What! I had just allowed my peace to be robbed just before the prayer session was to begin? I prayed for forgiveness and went back home to shower. Before I left the home, I asked for my wife to pray over me. She placed her warm hands over my head and prayed. Then I felt a tiny palm on the left hand side of my head I opened my eyes to see my 7 year old daughter praying with her mother. I felt the peace of my Lord return to me.

When I reached church I knocked to see if Father John was in his office, he was! Praise the Lord, I managed to be fully reconciled with the Lord through the Sacrament. As I left the office I saw the overall leader of the group and casually mentioned that I had just had the Sacrament of reconciliation. He smiled and it must have prompted him to call out to Father Andrew who was walking by for the Sacrament as well. I proceeded to St Thomas room to prepare for the prayer session, where I met Clement who was preparing for his briefing later. I shared with him what happened to me at the coffee shop and he shared that he too had a tough day at the office. His peace was robbed when a team leader of sorts from another team kept blaming and putting down Clement’s team. I then shared with him how I had gone for reconciliation with Father John and he too quickly went and did likewise. Praise the Lord!

After praying and interceding for everyone at our little prayer session in the presence of our Blessed Mother; we sang a closing hymn praying Veni Sancte Spiritus!

Then off I went to perform my role as usher together with my fellow sisters and brothers in Christ. What a wonderful opportunity to lead the participants individually to the Lord to be filled by His Grace and love. Praise the Lord!

After everyone had been prayed over I got down on my knees before the Blessed Sacrament, thanked and Praised God for His hand upon us; And the mighty outpouring of His love and gifts. Then I felt His loving embrace envelop me and it was a little overwhelming and I teared with joy in my heart.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Now and forever. Amen

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