Believing the Confiteor

I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.

I pray this nearly daily, depending on if I get to daily Mass and who is celebrating. Recently, though, the bolded portion has struck me.  What an amazing thing, to be able to ask all the Angels and Saints in Heaven to pray for us! Even death cannot truly separate the members of this Family.  It is an amazing display of God’s love, too.  And if I truly believe all this, surely we should never despair, for we are supported by the prayers of those who have gone before and overcome the struggles we now face, by the grace of God. I am continually amazed.
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