THEME: FIGHTING FOR YOUR SON(s) THROUGH PRAYER
MAN OF THE DAY: SIMEON
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Starting October 21st to November 11th with Closure Mass.
INVOKING THE NAMES OF 21 BIBLE MEN WHO DID GREAT THINGS FOR GOD IN THEIR TIME LEAVING LESSONS FOR OUR SONS.
SONS NOVENA DAY 11.
MAN OF THE DAY: SIMEON
Simeon and Anna Rejoiced Over the Newborn Messiah
PRAYER FOCUS: THAT THE LORD MAY USE YOUR SON FOR THE GROWTH OF THE CHURCH
Simeon lived in Jerusalem. Anna lived in the Temple itself. Their stories are told in Luke 2:25-38. Both were prophets. The Lord had told Simeon that he would not die in old age until he had seen the Messiah. Then the Lord spoke through Simeon exalting the Christ child and speaking words of exaltation and warning to the newborn’s mother, Mary.
While Simeon was so happy he was ready to die, Anna probably was older. The literal reading of the text says she had been married for seven years and then lived as a widow for eighty-four more years. If Anna was married at age 13 (not uncommon in ancient times), she would have been 104 years old when she walked up and joined Simeon.
Unlike Simeon, Anna had never felt more alive. We read that “she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem” (Luke 2:38). I can imagine her radiant smiles and excitement as she went around the Court of the Women talking with everyone she met. I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s still doing that in heaven!
DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.
My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.
I give to you the blessing of my praise.
I give to you the blessing of my passage.
I give to you the blessing of my purity.
I give to you the blessing of my name.
My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.
By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.
Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.
Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.
Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.
Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.