How to Pray for your Sons and Daughters and Loved Ones
Vernon Robertson, founder of 'Seminar of Hope' takes us through Scripture to grow in faith, how to know God's peace and discover how God can work powerfully in the lives of our loved ones through our prayers, sufferings and sacrifices.
WHEN GOOD PARENTS SUFFER - WHERE IS GOD?
Vernon Robertson explains how the experiences of famous biblical characters who had difficulties with their children and loved ones have much to teach us of those who have strayed from the Faith.
JESUS TEACH US TO PRAY
Learning from Our Lord Himself can help us to grow deeper in our life of prayer. Vernon helps us to examine our life of faith, challenging us to make the changes we need, as we enter into a life of prayer on behalf of our loved ones.
WHEN WE PRAY WE DON'T STAND ALONE
Vernon assures us in our weakness that when we pray for our loved ones, we pray in the company of Jesus.
FAITH THROUGH LOVE, THE KEY TO INTERCESSORY PRAYER
Vernon reminds us that faith works through love, encouraging us to present our loved ones and our prayers to God at Mass and through the Virgin Mary's powerful intercession.
DON'T WASTE YOUR SUFFERING
Vernon encourages us when children rebel against their faith. Instead of talking to them about God, we should talk to God about them.
FORGIVENESS FROM THE HEART OF JESUS
Vernon reminds us that while some things may be humanly impossible to forgive, we are invited to come to Jesus who can act in us and through us to forgive others.
THE POWER OF PRAYER AND FASTING
The need for fasting to accompany prayers is stressed by Our Lord and even many popes and saints. Vernon looks at ways of incorporating fasting into our prayer life and the variety of ways we can do this.
THE POWER OF THE WORD OF GOD IN YOUR PRAYER LIFE
Vernon encourages us to take the prayers from Scripture, the most powerful prayers ever written and pray them into the lives of our loved ones. It will hep us grow in faith, hope and understanding.
PRAYING GOD'S WILL INTO THE LIVES OF OUR LOVED ONES
Vernon points to the Catechism to remind us that we need to pray for not only our loved ones to return to Mass, but that hearts will be transformed into experiencing 'a vital and personal relationship with the living and true God.'
PRAYING THE WORD OF GOD INTO THE LIVES OF OUR LOVED ONES
Vernon encourages us to focus on the creative and active power of the Word of God. He discusses the particular conditions that our loved ones may find themselves such as unbelief, materialism and addictions.
PRAYING THE PROMISES OF GOD FOR OUR LOVED ONES
Vernon encourages us to pray to God the Father what he has promised to do on behalf of our loved ones, in which he points out that it is God's will that 'all men be saved and come to know the truth.' (1 Timothy 2:4)