Our whispered hello to God and each other is called prayer.
Although it seems inconceivable to our modern, western logic, the intercession of the saints both living and dead are vital to our spiritual health. I know that there are men and women of prayer who have interceded for me for decades. Perhaps they are contemplative monks in monasteries or invalids who constantly pray the rosary but the Father uses their prayers to enlighten, guide and heal me. I near tears of gratitude when I think of their connection to someone they have never met in the flesh.
We are never alone. We live in the Spirit and He dwells in us. A cloud of witnesses surrounds us with prayerful support. They are as near to us as our next breath because they are also in the Spirit and He is in them. Let’s wecome the Word of God and the prayers of the faithful because they are like rays of Sonshine in our hearts.