By Eugene Lefevre C. ss. R.
THAT I MAY KNOW GOD'S PLAN FOR ME
Dearest Saint Anne, help me believe in the Lord's plan for me. There is nothing in my life that is not allowed by an infinitely wise and loving Father. In the light of God's wisdom and love, even the riddles of suffering and of death, help me find a solution.
Let me discover God's plan for me as it unveils itself through the creation of the universe and mankind, through the incarnation of the Father's Only Begotten Son and the redemption of sinful people, through Christ's resurrection which is a pledge for my own eternal resurrection.
Teach me, Saint Anne, that the only way to carry out the Lord's plan is to fulfill His will as it manifests itself through all the circumstances of every one of my days. If I carry out the Father's designs in everything I do, in all the joys and hardships of life, then my earthly existence will lead me in Christ's footsteps, since all He did on earth was to fulfill His father's will. Amen.
I hope and pray that St Anne's feast day is a blessed one for you all and your families. I have remembered the intentions of all the ladies who have joined with me in the first novena, at Holy Communion this morning. I hope you can join me again in a thanksgiving novena to St Anne!