Seeking Consolation in Prayer

You know, many people have pondered and wondered, WHEN is the end times, what is going to happen with our U.S. government- are things going to get worse and then better or what? We see many shootings and bombings even close to home and it effects everyone in one way or another.

I do believe in all honesty to 'keep the faith' and to remain the 'salt' and keep on keeping on. There is a beauty in trials, an opportunity really to be forged in the spiritual fire and come out even better. These are definitely trying times for all I think I would say.

How many people have lost their income, their professions and jobs and been forced to do menial positions in fast food restaurants and the like, after being one of many who were laid off after decades of working in a highly skilled job?

It's a sad story and also sad for those who wish to be busy and feel useful in the way of doing a trade and having work as many are unemployed which leads to a lower self esteem and lower quality of life financially thought there is a lot to be said for living a 'simple' life and embracing the peacefulness of less stress.

Spirituality and Mary

Why Turn To Mary?

Well, St. Louis Marie De Montfort said over two centuries ago that in the 'end times' that the faithful would be strong followers of Mary. There is definitely a strength in praying the rosary that I find very meaningful. I know many don't understand, sometimes even I don't understand- why people would pray to Mary (not worship just venerate and ask favors) and not to God directly. It is a mystery- God himself is a mystery of whom we'll never know all- why God chooses the "weak things of the world" to utilize His will.

If you notice, God shows us beauty in the lame, the ill, and the innocent who suffer and also gives us an example to follow that if they can remain cheerful despite all their obstacles, we can and should too. It is probably the most noble thing a person can do is to think of others and not themselves especially if one's life is challenging.

I do like the Humanity One World effort started by billybuc here on hub pages. Any effort used to encourage others is monumental.

I do really appreciate the efforts and positivity and laughter some fellow hubbers provide as do I'mKarn23, CloudExplorer, and many more like Deborah Brooks, Faith Reaper, GypsyRoseLee and the list goes on!

I am blown away at times with the flexibility of skills and generosity of hubbers as well as the opportunity to share and share alike. Somehow, this website has become the most close-knit online community I've ever experienced and even overflowing into the facebook platform where hubbers connect in an even more personal way and post and share hubs they like which are useful to read.

I feel like I have "little angels" watching over me and friends who I never met who care about me which is an endless blessing as there are 'endless people' to talk to and always something or someone new!



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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Blondey this hub is so beautiful.you are so right hub is family

God bless you my wonderful friend....

Deb


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I think many of us feel the same way, Blondey. Beautiful sentiments, and thank you for mentioning H.O.W.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

my dear friend - i adore your spirituality and your faith - it shines through in this lovely tribute to it!

You're so sweet to mention me - i am your friend - that's how we roll..lol

I am so happy to see you back and writing!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Hubbers sure are family. Thanks for the mention. These sentiments are wonderful. Spirituality and faith are what help guide us through this world. God bless my friend. Passing this on.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City

Beautiful hub here Blondey, thanks for the shout out, and I pray to the creator that many refer to as god, or many other exclusive titles.

My spirituality isn't to block out the negative things, its to absorb them into my spiritual being and radiate a beacon of hope when the going gets the roughest at times. This is how I handle these unstable moments in our earthly man made history of events and things that tend to occur on and off, because we all have one life to live and I want my life to be free of fear, free of persecution, and of evil entirely. It is my prerogative though and so this is why I am the way I am today pretty much.

I love the way you placed major emphasis on such a theme here, and commend you on writing this hub so well, to bring and shed light on the more positive things we all should think of focusing on to help better each other.

Bravo! on doing such a wonderful job with it all, thumbs up, & sharing with pleasure!


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Becky Puetz 3 years ago from Oklahoma

Thank you for an uplifting Hub; we need more of these.


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schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA Author

Thanks Deb you are awesome and giving and loving and I recommend my readers to visit you and your beautiful spiritual poetry as well! hugs

Thanks Bill, I have been a fan of your humanitarian efforts as well as your inspirational videos .....It's great to know a hubber like you..

Leslie, girl- good to see you ! Your hubs are sassy and interesting and Amazing! You adore my spirituality and my faith?! That's really good to hear and I appreciate you too....I believe you are a woman of faith too as it shows in your faith in people and you are indeed a spiritual woman too...in all the good things you do, God bless you girl! xo


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

my friend - just because i am not a 'woman of faith' does not mean i don't respect those that are - and live it with love and tolerance for others - like YOU do!

you are a good PERSON - whether or not you are a 'woman of faith'..

lol..

tighthubsxx


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schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA Author

Hi Rasma :) I've been reading more of your hubs lately and they are very inspirational as well! Thanks for being such a positive force!


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schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA Author

I respect you too Leslie, it's WHO we are that counts and you are one very special lady indeed and very Passionate! I love that about you, so I had to mention you first ;) Thank you so much :)


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schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA Author

Hi Becky! Thanks and so glad you enjoyed it, I know it was a bit all over but I think my feelings of spirituality, love, friendship and all are intertwined :)


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schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA Author

Thanks Mike, and you are very welcome, you are a very warm giving person indeed, lol, I am glad you do pray to the creator or whatever you do, you have a deepness about you for sure!

That is so wise - to accept the negativity and 'ride it out' so to speak, I've been advised to do that- to not fight it but 'roll with it'! You are wise beyond your years, at least it seems so!

"free of fear, free of persecution, and of evil entirely" that's a good motto, you are a strong beacon of solidarity. Let's hope the future holds greater things regarding to peace and prosperity and goodness in the world, as we have a new pope- who just might make a big difference there, and all that good karma going around doesn't hurt a bit. Thanks


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Rose my friend, this was such a beautiful read and uplifting article and so well written as well. Well done !

Vote up and more !


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Oh so truly beautiful and what an amazing community that surrounds us.

So so beautiful are your words and thank you for sharing.

Eddy


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schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA Author

Hi Tom, thanks a bunch my friend and grateful for your compliment.

Hi Eddy, Thank you so much, yes it is a wonderful place to be....there's no place like hubpages lol. :)


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skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

schoolgirl this is a beautiful writing dear sister. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt love for Our Lord and Savior. To be in relationship with Jesus is a beautiful gift indeed. He wants us all to love Him. Let us pray many do come to Him before it is too late. Precious sister keep the light of yours shining on these pages. U will I am sure of it. No mistake you were led here. God is using you to touch many hearts.

My Love in Christ,Skye

Phil4:13


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schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA Author

Thank you Skye,

Please keep me in your prayers. Thanks! I got "a lot to work on" God bless :)


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schoolgirlforreal 2 years ago from USA Author

I miss all of you, y'all still on here?! :)

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