Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Call for Prayer



He was 44 years old when he was ordained, a late bloomer, much like ‘Autumn Joy’. 

To say he had a colorful past would be an understatement. He lived fast, he lived hard, he lived reckless, a total disaster by his own words.

 He was a troubled soul in need of mercy and in that need he cried out to God. 

LORD, hear my prayer,
   listen to my cry for mercy;
in your faithfulness and righteousness
   come to my relief. Psalm 143:1
 
God, whose name is Mercy, heard his plea and seven years later he was ordained to the priesthood by Pope John Paul II. Fr. John Corapi, man of the cloth, pillar of strength, preacher of the Gospel.

Much like his patron saint, St. John  the Baptist, he has been like  "a voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.'" Mark 1:3

His love for the Blessed Virgin Mary led him to “Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary”, a spirituality taught by St. Louis de Montfort.

When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” 
Jn 19:26-27
Fr. John has told us that in these times we Catholics need to stay very close to our Mother.

"Totus tuus," "Everything for you."

As many of us know by now, Fr. John Corapi has come under fire, accused of misconduct unbecoming of a priest, and placed on administrative leave. On his  website he has called us to prayer of all concerned.

I heard Fr. John say one time, while watching EWTN, that every time someone asks him to pray for someone or some intention that he would immediately put that person or intention into the Immaculate Heart of his Mother Mary. He knew that once he gave it to her that she would ask Jesus to take care of it because Jesus always listens to his mother.

I ask all of you who take the time to read this post today, to place Fr. John Corapi in the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to keep him in your prayers.


Citation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhAyEZR4gUk

11 comments:

jek said...

Fr. Corapi is definetly in my prayers. I understand that recent scandals the Church has endured have caused great pain and tarnish. But, we need to remember that it is not always prudent and wise to react out of fear or suspicion. This will be a long term cross for Fr. Corapi to bare and I pray that the Lord strengthen him during this trial and that his name be cleared. Fr. Corapi preaches the straight and narrow way and we need that more today in our country and culture. I believe him when he says the devil's favorite color is gray, it blurs the truth, confuses us and leads us to sin. May this gray cloud be lifted from him.

Thank you for sharing, DG.

Mary333 said...

I've been praying for Father Corapi too, DG. He has brought many souls to Christ since his amazing conversion and I was saddened to hear of these allegations against him. Allegations do not mean that something is true but many people will assume the worst so the damage to his reputation is done even if they are proven false. Padre Pio was accused of something similar too.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I am praying.

Karinann said...

DG,
I have been praying for Fr. Corapi since I read the article about these allegations. This is one priest the devil wants to do serious battle with because of his preaching and the number of souls he reaches.
Prayers both for Father and for the person making these accusations.
God bless!

Daily Grace said...

Jek,

The devils favorite color is gray! Is that ever the truth! Thanks for your comments, they are alwys thought inspiring.

Peace

Daily Grace said...

Mary,

Fr. has brought many souls to conversion. He is our modern day John the Baptist!

I didn't know that Padre Pio had a similar situation. I'm gona do some reading up on that.

Thank you!

Daily Grace said...

Keep praying Victor and Karinann!
Pray, pray, pray!

God bless you both.

Anonymous said...

Now we know why Our Blessed Mother says to pray for priest. They are under heavy attack and need constant prayer and we must fast for them.
Father Corapi is very special and really needs prayer

Michael said...

"every time someone asks him to pray for someone or some intention that he would immediately put that person or intention into the Immaculate Heart of his Mother Mary"

What a great example ...

God Bless

Daily Grace said...

It is a great example Michael. I have been trying to do that lately to. As soon as some one asks for prayer I give to Our Lady.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

danardoyle said...

I will certainly pray for Fr. John. I miss seeing his program on EWTN on Saturday nights!