"PRAYER" The Power Of Prayer INTRODUCTION 1
Not only because of this event, but also in other instances of the effects of prayer in my life, I have been led to develop a strong belief in the perfect power of prayer in my life and in the lives of others. I have no doubt in the positive effects of prayer; prayer truly works. This, I believe.
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I believe in the power of prayer. I believe the physical act of becoming quiet, on my knees, taking a breath and turning my thoughts and focus on someone else to help me to become more then I could ever be on my own. Through prayer I have discovered a love from a father who defines love. I found a best friend and an example of how I will live my life in the service of others. I have heard the whispers to my heart in times of pain and when I felt alone or friendless. I have heard the words of encouragement through the trials of life. I have felt the pride God feels when he watches his son grow into the man he has asked me to be.
However, we were able to verify that the prayer was indeed sent to the ordinaries in 1886, under unusual circumstances. A reliable witness, Cardinal Nasalli Rocca, in his 1946 Lenten Pastoral Letter to the Diocese of Bologna, wrote: "Leo XIII himself wrote that prayer. The sentence 'The evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls' has an historical explanation that was many times repeated by his private secretary, Monsignor Rinaldo Angeli. Leo XIII truly saw, in a vision, demonic spirits who were congregating in the Eternal City (Rome). The prayer that he asked all the Church to recite was the fruit of that experience. He would recite that prayer with strong, powerful voice: we heard it many a time in the Vatican Basilica. Leo XIII also personally wrote an exorcism that is included in the Roman Ritual (1954 edition, XII, C. Ill, p. 863 and following). He recommended that bishops and priests read these exorcisms often in their dioceses and parishes. He himself would recite them often throughout the day." (Note: Paul VI, in direct contradiction of the acts and attitude of Pope Leo XIII and all the true Popes for 2000 years, suppressed the order of exorcism for new priests circa 1968. Now, are we supposed to believe that such a change came from Heaven, or from the pit of Hell? Are we supposed to believe that such a change came from a true Pope, or from an anti-pope?)
Another interesting factor attests to the value of the prayers that we used to recite after every low Mass. Pius XI added a particular intention for the conversion of Russia (allocution of June 30, 1930). In this allocution, after reminding all to pray for Russia, and of the religious persecution in Russia, he closed with the following sentence: "Let us proclaim the prayers that our great predecessor, Leo XIII, directed all priests and the faithful to pray at the end of the Mass, for the particular intention of the conversion of Russia. Let all bishops and clergy so inform everyone who is present at the Holy Sacrifice, and remind them often." (Civiltà Cattolica, 1930, vol. 3.)