Yesterday I learned that Pope Francis was urging all Catholics to unite at the same time to pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, begging God to rid our world of the corona virus. It is the Feast Day of St. Joseph – earthly father to Jesus. We never hear a word from St. Joseph in scripture, but he was entrusted to the safe keeping of Mary and the young Jesus – God Himself. Pope Francis asked that we entrust our world to his safekeeping as well. At just the right time this afternoon, I found the site that was live streaming the event from Italy. All the prayers and sub-titles were in Italian. Even so, we were able to keep track and follow along as we prayed in English. Those leading the prayers included priests, a young man, a nun, and a woman doctor. Although I couldn’t understand everything they were saying, their faith, devotion, and urgency was evident. I did feel united to them and others as I thought about how many people were praying the same thing at the same time.
I Found God today uniting with people from around the world in prayer.