It seems, too often, we lose sight of our goal, of our mission. We get comfortable and distracted, slowly drifting away from holiness, thus, our salvation, and so importantly, the salvation of our brethren. We must not forget we are called to be disciples and we are called to make disciples. We are called to use our gifts and talents. We are called to speak the truth even when the world is against us. We are called to stay awake and be vigilant, for we do not know the hour in which He will come again. There is a spiritual battle among us. We must prepare ourselves to fight.
BIBLE PASSAGES ON VIGILANCE
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, 9-11
1 Corinthians 10:6-13
1 Corinthians 16:13-14
1 Peter 5:6-11
Revelation 3:1-6, 15-22
2 Timothy 4:1-8
Song of Solomon 5:2
May we all have a fire ignited in our hearts. May we not fall asleep. May we stay vigilant. For You are coming like a thief in the night, and it is my greatest prayer that we are ready.
THE LITANY OF THE VIGILANT GUARD
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
All our Holy Guardian Angels, protect us.
St. Catherine of Siena, pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, pray for us.
St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.
St. Paul the Apostle, pray for us.
St. Margaret Mary, pray for us.
St. Francis De Sales, pray for us.
St. Ann, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Mediatrix of All Graces, Virgin Most Powerful, Gate of Heaven, Seat of Wisdom, Cause of Our Joy, Queen of All Saints, Lady of the Rosary, Refuge of Sinners, Crusher of the Head of satan, Advocate of all, Hope of Christians, Mother of the Church, pray for us.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.