Monday, October 31, 2011

A soul guides me to his grave to see his name so I would pray for him

If souls go out their way of the netherworld to ask for prayers from the living, how eager would these souls be once they know of a person who is as eager as to pray for them even without them asking for it?

And how the soul helps you out especially when you, the intercessor, never know its name! 

The soul I wanted to pray for was the soul of the father of a friend. 

But this friend would not give me the name of her father no matter how I insisted. 

It might be because this friend resented over my non-appearance to her father's funeral. 

I was broke at the time, nothing to even buy load for my cellular phone to contact and inform her of the matter. 

I was even too sick to walk my way to the wake. 

And because of this, I never knew the cemetery where the remains of her father were to be buried. 

After the burial, I was able to secure some money to contact her and asked for the name -- for prayers! 

But she would not reply pertaining to her father's name. 

I was thinking, she might change religion that never believes in soul-praying. 

Well, enough of speculations! 

The soul would find ways to let me know its name. 

For, I do believe souls are in dire need of prayers. 

Souls even visit the living through dreams to tell of this intercessory need of theirs. 

I left everything to the soul and I let myself forget about it. 

One day, I came to visit my mother's grave. 

And after praying for my mother's soul, I decided to do "slow-walking" towards the interior of the cemetery while saying another rosary -- this time, for other souls. 

Along the way, towards the end of the cemetery, I noticed a freshly-laden grave with the name "Severino" of the family name of my friend. 

"Was your father's name Severino?" I asked my friend via text message. 

Her reply was vague. 

It could be understood as "no" or "yes" by our dialect. 

But a common neighbor of ours whom I had never seen for years came to our house and I had the chance to ask for the name of the father of our common friend. 

And the reply was: "SEVERINO!" 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Dream thwarted because of prayers? Or is fulfillment still coming in the days ahead?

When you can see some good things to happen in the future, you feel gifted; but when what you see are bad things to happen, you feel cursed. 

You pray hard it won't ever happen - or even ask helplessly other people to join you in prayers. 

That is my reason why I had my dream published here in my blog: to ask for your intercessions. 

A friend, last September 14, tipped me of a telecast news of an airplane bound to our city that returned to its airport-origin because of "engine malfunction" minutes after take-off. 

Good that it returned and landed safely despite the problem. 

Had the passenger aircraft proceeded, my dream would have happened! 

I had a dream of an airplane that exploded upon landing to our city airport. 

I hope, the fulfillment of that dream was thwarted by prayers! 

O God, spare our city from this bleak experience.

More prayers, please, O generous souls!