The Michael Lang Letters
August 9, 1950
Praised be Jesus Christ!
The power of prayer
have heard so often people say that prayer has never helped them. Then
them how often I felt the direct answer to my prayer.
I was in
I have another story for you. The son of good friends of our family had
the Redemptorist seminary. While he was studying there the family moved
seminarian wrote to me and told us the conditions of things at home and
distressed his father was. I felt so sorry for them that I pleaded with
let the mother live for the sake of that helpless child. I went to
started a novena to our Blessed Mother of Perpetual Help. Begging Our
Mother to let the mother live as long as the helpless child. I finished
novena in the firm hope that my prayers would be answered. And it was.
mother recovered and lived a few years more. The child died during that
That certainly was an answer to prayer. Now don't think that I am so
prayer. I just trust in the words of our Lord "Ask and you shall
receive" Pray that you enter not into temptation. When I look back over
the years that have gone by and remember the misery and grief and
came in their wake that one hardly knew what to do. The best thing I
the reception of the sacraments and in them I found peace and
happiness. I am
speaking from my own experience. The dear God bless you and all the
my dear daughter Sister Thomas Marie and Mary Aileen.
Greetings from father and mother
and Katharine and the Lang Family