– December 15, 2013 –
The hidden force behind all social action is prayer. It strengthens trembling knees and overcomes immobilizing fears that hinder speaking and acting boldly for the aid of another.
A new book to be published in spring 2014 will showcase the power of prayer in social justice ministry. As the author of the Catholic bestseller, 101 Inspirational Stories of the Rosary, I have offered proceeds of my next book, 101 More Inspirational Stories of the Rosary, to CMN in support of its mission. I want to include your story!
If you believe in prayer and have experienced its effect in your life, please consider sharing your story. All true first-hand stories, second- and even third-hand witnesses of God’s mercy and help are needed. You can share your story online, by telephone, text, chat or instant messaging with me, Patricia Proctor, at (541) 971-5376 or by e-mail. You may also find me on Skype at @patricia4j.
The book will include stories of prayer (especially the Rosary) by those involved in various ministries of social justice. It will incorporate stories of women and men in prison and on death row, and their families, who have found the strength needed to keep going through prayer. It will share stories of mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers, and loved ones who have experienced loss through violence. You can read a story, “He Pled Guilty,” from the first book.
Stories are needed by January 30, 2014. Suggested length is 300 to 1,200 words. Authors of published stories will have an author byline promoting their own social ministry with a website address and other contact information if desired.
In memory of Pope John Paul II, who will be canonized April 27, 2014, the book will be officially published on that date. It will be available online through Amazon, Catholic bookstores and through CMN. All proceeds of the book will go to CMN.
This article was first featured in the December 2013 CMN Newsletter.