Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Praise Jesus, our crucified and risen Lord! Jesus teaches us how to pray through several Bible passages. He tells us: "Go to your room, close your door, and pray to your Father in private" (Mt 6:6). He teaches us how to pray the Our Father (see Mt 6:9ff). He often "went up on the mountain by Himself to pray" (Mt 14:23) or got up very early before dawn and went off to a
deserted place, where He prayed (Mk 1:35). He teaches that faith can move mountains (Mt 7:20) and that whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive (Mt 21:22).
As the season of Lent approaches, let us all pray as Jesus has taught us. Let's pray for an amazing breakthrough in the prayer life of each person reading One Bread, One Body (OBOB). May we all have a desire to pray more than we desire anything else in life. May we have a true hunger to pray God's Word in the scriptures. May we especially be led to pray the Mass more often and with more devotion
Thank you for being a reader of OBOB and for sharing it with your family, neighbors, prayer group, Bible study, parish, or local bookstore. Every Lent we hold a subscription drive to reach out to new readers. Please reach out to one new person and share OBOB with them. Consider increasing your subscription with an extra copy or two so you can share each issue with another person in your life. Without your donations to Presentation Ministries we would not be able to publish OBOB. There is no set cost for OBOB, or any of our materials, as we trust the Lord to provide what is needed for this ministry. Thank you for being faithful in your giving.
March 20, 2012 is the twentieth anniversary of Presentation Ministries becoming a Lay Association in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Pray for the Lord's blessing that our next twenty years will be even more fruitful than the first twenty. May the peace of Christ be with you, and may this Lent be a most fruitful time in your life.
Your brothers and sister in Jesus,
Deacon George Schmidl, Mark Schuermann, Chris Jasek and Judy Erwin
(Directors of Presentation Ministries)
February 1, 2012