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Prayer Request:Dear Father and Deacon in the service and under the slavery of our kind and devoted Master, the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 6:22),

Please help me with my prayers, I beg you. While I let you know my struggles and request your intercession, I also am saying my true beliefs about how you may come to know the Christ better in your seat holy. And, perhaps we can start a spiritual Christ dialogue if God wills it (sperrit05@ yahoo.com). Another key biblical quote comes, \"And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe\" (Hebrews 1:2). I love the Christ Jesus\' spoken words: \"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.\" (Matthew 11: 28-30). Father and Deacon, may you find peace in greeting Saint Peter, and find the gate of heaven test explained thoroughly in the books 1 Peter and 2 Peter. For my salvation, I have gained through a cure devotion to Saint Peter! Because of the thought, that if you want to know how to arrive in Heaven, then pray with Saint Peter and he is there with you immediately. God also inspires me to tell you gently that He needs from me and you both, more prayer and reading hours in the Bible. I beseech you. I am praying for your and my soul and salvation in Christ. Please read to the finish, since this letter is so short. And a good work you can do all the time is to tell your congregants to take up Bible reading as a hobby so that Jesus Christ might find the home in their souls and give them His holy peace. This is especially needed and comforting as we now start to prepare for the Advent and Christmas season. And, its never to late to talk on the sacrament of penance to the congregation reflectively or in your homily, because there are always a few who need to confess their sins having not confessed for a time.

The holy Gospel of Saint Mark (12:31) says that you must love your neighbor as yourself. God “will repay each person according to what they have done\" (Romans 2:6). But Father and deacon, I have trouble praying for people who seem like they are lying and hate the good God. I ask you, is this exactly my fault? Anyway, in the community of believers in my church and among priests, the divine order and the rule of love is the same. The Word is fulfilled when you love your congregation at the parish, when you care for fellow priests and deacons, and to aid the called and baptized believers/parishioners alike! God understands it is difficult to pray for evil people, and so this is why so much is spent on the believers and followers to the Word. Hearing and helping the called believers is a priest\'s highest call, for we are fast approaching the end time, as announced in the book of Revelations. Christ says \"Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy\" (Revelation 22:11). Our prayers must be for the flock to remain one and not to lose any stragglers in sin because of the culture of death, as St. John Paul II put it.

And, I have learned and need your help, that I must be willing to put on Saint Paul\'s ascribed \"belt of truth\" (Ephesians 6:14), to prepare for what\'s to come, and now that it is the end time as announced in the book of Revelation. My prayers must be strong! To put the Word into context, with reference to the ongoing struggle with North Korea, the Gospel of Matthew chapter 24 verse 6 is instructive I feel, \"You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.\" The other scripture quote to this belief is, \"Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour\" (1 John 2:18). Praying for believers and the good of the holy Church is essential. Sometimes I felt, in growing up, that God was alerting me of sin in suggesting I might be becoming an antichrist myself, so He just propounded me to pray harder!

Please help me find more time, in dedication to the holy Word in the Holy Bible, so that God\'s will is primary. Jesus\' priests faith lives, I pray for in sodality as well, please rest knowing. And excessive drinking alcohol and over-eating must be avoided (gluttony) so that we may remain holy as God is Holy (using 1 Peter 1:16). I am asking you to keep me in your prayers regarding my diet, that I will be successful. Isn\'t it insightful that I have found a diet to be a source of faith, when our Jewish brothers and sisters live and die (for a long time) by simple dietary restrictions. So, I have some Jewish aspect in my life..

But, in finishing my prayer petition to you to ask your help, Father and deacon, I remember that the highest call in my spiritual life about 14 years after my conversion and entering God\'s house. So these are my prayer requests. The highest calls to me from God that need prayers and doing are two-fold: 1) to love God more wholly and pray for many hours in my Holy Bible; and 2) to do good works and make small miracles for the call of Saint Paul every day. Having been brought up Catholic but fallen away in sin, with my conversion in my 30s (I am now 37 ye old). For Jesus has instructed us direct, \"Love one another as I have loved you\" (John 13:34-35). I have more intentions for good people as follows, I hope you can ask God to help me keep my prayer life and intentions straight.

Please pray for my last intention that all parents will love their children completely with God\'s greatest commandment in mind. And with the hope and calling that all priests will stay in God\'s audience so they can hear and be guided by His voice at all times of stress to keep in the holy cross and in the Way. Please feel most free to respond to me with any reflection or confidence. Please keep on your mind as I feel that Jesus\' torture and suffering, death, and resurrection are all payment and ransom for all of our sins! Thanks for reading and please respond to affirm if I have said anything true that rings. I wish that I could receive from you some response if my words are moving, and to support my faith in every expedient. This would help me in dealing with my troubles, the troubles of the world, my financial difficulties, and unkind/unGodly people in my family and acquaintances. But my troubles that began larger are now smaller now that I have found recompense in hearing God\'s voice out loud with peaceful and guiding words. And I feel better having gotten my thoughts off my chest and to you, and please help me to pray properly. I will pray for you and success at leading your flock to Christ\'-life in the Way, for we must share and acknowledge His Good News, that the captive will be set free, that the meek will inherit the earth (including all other Beatitudes as in Matthew 5:4-101). And, please join me in praying for myself and the believers of the parish to remain and to go deeper into His holy Call, so we can be closer to accepting His gift of Salvation.

Yours Truly,

John Carson





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