‘At that time Michael will stand up, the great prince who mounts guard over your people. There is going to be a time of great distress, unparalleled since nations first came into existence. When that time comes, your own people will be spared, all those whose names are found written in the Book. Of those who lie sleeping in the dust of the earth many will awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting disgrace. The learned will shine as brightly as the vault of heaven, and those who have instructed many in virtue, as bright as stars for all eternity.’
In your prayers today invoke Michael as Protector, as servant of God, for the people of Paris and France, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan… the list is almost endless. How much the world needs our prayer and our working together as citizens, (and, as many of us will see it, as children of God) that God’s will be done.