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The Power of Intercessory Prayer and the Mercy of Our Lord

Description: How should we treat those souls who have fallen away from the Faith? Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles discuss the wisdom of St. Thérèse of Lisieux on the power of intercessory prayer and the mercy of our Lord.The Power of Intercessory Prayer and the Mercy of Our Lord

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • St. Thérèse urges her sister to pray for a man who has left the Church in a scandalous way.
  • Who is this person and why is St. Thérèse so concerned about him?
  • St. Thérèse understands that each and every soul has been created to enter into a loving relationship with God and approaches the situation with this understanding of God’s love.
  • How should we treat similar people who we may encounter in our daily lives?
  • What is the power of prayer, fasting and sacrifice?
  • If we pray, fast and sacrifice for a soul who is apart from God, should we expect to see results soon after?
  • How can we help souls who have chosen to be separated from God return to Him?
  • How does St. Thérèse show her maternal instincts toward this man?

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Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, and his newest books Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep and Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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