Try Prayer! It Works! 2016 Contest USA

"Who is my mother? Who are my brothers and sisters?"


 How do we do what God wants? How do we answer his call? How do we become his brothers and sisters? Jesus had the answer. In Matthew 12:46-50, Jesus is told that his mother and brothers are waiting to speak to Him. Jesus asks, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” He then holds out His hand toward His disciples and says, “Behold My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of My Father who is in Heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother.”

In other words, by doing God’s will, we are welcomed into the family of Jesus and His Holy Mother Mary. That’s why we must listen ever so closely. It is difficult to hear God speak when we are distracted by so many other things: texting, email, commercials, friends, activities. It is important to set aside quiet time for prayer and meditation so we can connect with God and learn of his desires for us.

The theme of this year’s Try Prayer! It Works! Contest is Who is my mother? Who are my brothers and sisters? Scripture teaches us that we connect with Jesus by doing the will of God. We must listen carefully for his direction and then do what is asked of us. 

Do you hear what God is saying? Are you ready to follow his will? How are you doing what God is asking of you? Are you ready to join with Jesus in doing the will of the Father?

Let Mary inspire your creativity in the form of artwork, a poem or an essay to demonstrate your feelings about how you are a part of the family of God. Good luck and God bless! 

Open to Grades K-12
$100 US for each 1st place winner
$100 US to sponsor of each 1st place winner

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