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Saint of the Day: Saint Josephine Bakhita

Saint Josephina Bakhita was born in Daurfur, Sudan. She was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery. She was passed from hand to hand until she ended up with an agent of the Italian consul, Callisto Legnani. He treated her well, and when he began making plans to go back to Italy, Josephine asked to go with him. She became a nanny, then a Catholic, and eventually started serving with the Canossian Daughters of Charity. In 1893, she joined the order. She didn't do big, glamorous things, but all the things everyone does: cooking, sewing, cleaning, sweeping. She prayed in the chapel for others, and for the conversion of her family, and treated all kindly. People like to confide in her, because they could trust her. Josephine stayed cheerful and grateful for all God had given her until her death, and was canonized as a saint in 2000.

   
How should I pray, and how can I pray without ceasing?

Pray Without Ceasing

As Christians, we should stay in an "attitude" of prayer. It need not be long prayer with "thee's" and "thou's," but we should have a readiness in our hearts to talk with our Heavenly Father at all times. A lot of my own prayer is in one- or two-sentence thoughts at a time. In general, just talk to God as you would your best friend, for he is, and he is always there to listen!

1 Thes. 5:17, "Pray without ceasing."

   
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