Monday, November 23, 2009

God's Grace Abounded

God's grace abounded this past weekend here in the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ. As I posted last Friday, I would be serving as a team member for a Rachel's Vineyard retreat. Miracles of spiritual and emotional healing occurred all weekend long!
This was our 49th retreat in this archdiocese, and our Lord is always faithful and always shows up to pour out His grace, mercy and forgiveness on those who come to ask for it. I am always amazed at the transformation that takes place in just 3 days; it truly is the Paschal Mystery being lived out.
It is a privilege to serve our Lord in this ministry. My own healing is furthered each time I serve.
Thank you to all of you who prayed for these men and women this weekend. Know that your prayers were heard and answered.

5 comments:

beast in the Middle said...

Karinann, I am so glad to hear that things went well! I have been praying for you!

Colleen said...

Glad to hear your weekend went well. God is good. It is always amazing to really see His graces isn't it?

Karinann said...

Thank you both for stopping by and for your prayers.

Mary333 said...

That's great news! God is longing to pour His grace on souls that are open to it. I am glad he flooded the retreat with His healing love.

Michael said...

God Bless you for the work you do! I'm glad it went well!

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.