Community Novena – Day 3 God’s Love

Listen to the audio Link here or check out the video below

 

Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus. And thank you for the men and women who have made a gift of themselves by entering religious life. Holy Spirit, please share your Wisdom and Counsel with us during this novena. We ask you to speak to our hearts now in this time of quiet prayer.

Heavenly Father, we ask you to show us your personal, individual love today. We are told that you love us, but often we feel it isn’t true. We can easily be convinced that you don’t love us after all. Help us to boldly declare the truth that you love us. Please let this truth penetrate the core of our hearts and transform us so we may be conduits of your love. Amen.

 

Community Novena – Day 2 Peace

 

Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus. And thank you for the men and women who have made a gift of themselves by entering religious life. Holy Spirit, please share your Wisdom and Counsel with us during this novena. We ask you to speak to our hearts now in this time of quiet prayer.

Heavenly Father, we turn to you in search of the peace that the world cannot give. Give us, we pray, true peace of heart and holy confidence as we strive to do your will. We thank you Lord for the gift you have given us, your children, the gifts we have already received from your hand and those you have prepared for us in the future so that we may serve you with peaceful hearts every day of our lives. Amen.

Community Novena – Day 1 Gratitude

 

Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus. And thank you for the men and women who have made a gift of themselves by entering religious life. Holy Spirit, please share your Wisdom and Counsel with us during this novena. We ask you to speak to our hearts now in this time of quiet prayer.

Heavenly Father, we ask for grateful hearts. Help us recognize your hand in all of the events of our lives and notice the various ways you show us your love.

We particularly ask for the grace to be grateful for the difficulties and trials we have encountered in the past and are experiencing now. Help us to be like St. Paul and give thanks in all circumstances. Amen.

Community Novena – You’re Invited!

Hello Everyone!

You’re invited to pray a novena with us June 20-28.

Listen to the audio invitation below for more information. Each day I’ll post a new reflection on this page.

 

Hi Everyone, it’s Theresa!

I’d like to invite you to be an active part of our apostolate by praying with us for two minutes per day for nine days starting on June 20 and ending on June 28, The Sacred Heart of Jesus.

June 16 is Leonie’s feast day so I thought it would be a great day to announce this exciting opportunity.

Each day I’ll post a 2 minute recording with a short prayer and a time of quiet reflection.

I’m confident that at the end of the novena, things will happen. I can’t wait to hear about what God says to you in your prayer and what comes up in your heart.

Please join us June 20-28. God bless you!

Novena playlist can be viewed here

Welcome to Our New Website!

Hello all,

It’s been a pretty tough year for Leonie’s Longing, all told. Every time we got a tech issue fixed after the hack last October, it would come back with seven others worse than itself – the malfunctioning email system, the broken links, the corrupted text on every single page… it was dire.

That’s why our Technology Coordinator has been re-building the site from the ground up, clearing out any remnants of the hack and giving it a more sophisticated, modern look in the process. It’s taken many, many hours of hard work, but what you see before you today is the end result of that labour of love.

Please take a few moments to celebrate with us! You can watch a video about Leonie’s Longing, specially designed for the official launch of our new site…

or simply have a look around and try out the new drop-down menus; why not have a click through the archives and re-discover some of your old favourites?

As ever, you can get in touch with me for all blog-related matters at blogcontent[at]leonieslonging.org, or for anything else, please visit http://leonieslonging.org/contact-us/ and drop us a line.

Thank you for all your prayers and support – here’s to a brighter year ahead!

God bless,

Penny.