There is so much power in praying one ‘Hail Mary’!
Father Joe Freedy of the Diocese of Pittsburgh appeared on a new series entitled, “The Rosary Series: Mysteries of the Rosary,” to describe a miraculous testimony from Green Tree, Pa. resident John Petrovich about the power of praying one ‘Hail Mary.’
Petrovich told the priest that while he “was jogging around a neighborhood he didn’t normally jog, he saw an ambulance in someone’s driveway.”
He thought, “I’m not a doctor. I don’t know whose driveway this is.”
“I just kept running,” he told Father Freedy. “I prayed one ‘Hail Mary.’ I didn’t think anything of it.”
The following week, Petrovich jogged in the same neighborhood, and heard a woman calling. He continued running, and she “finally got his attention.”
She said, “You saved my life.”
Petrovich then responded, “We don’t know each other…How did I save your life?”
The woman responded, “No, I recognize your face. Last week, I was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, and I was dying.
“I knew I was dying, and Jesus appeared to me. He held out His hand, and your face was on the palm of His hand. And Jesus said, ‘you were going to die, but because of the prayer of this man, you’re going to live.'”
Following this story, Petrovich describes the experience as “a jolt” in his prayer life.
“What a jolt that was for not only my prayer life, but my family’s prayer life,” he says.
“Our outlook on prayer itself, and especially prayers of intercession. When someone asks you to pray for them, or you volunteer to pray for somebody, you never know–you never expect how it’s going to work out, because in the end, it’s always God’s will,” he adds.
“But in a case like this, to have something that dramatic and profound –somebody to come up and tell you something like that–was more than enough to take me back and draw me even that much closer to praying to the Blessed Mother.
“Because as we all know, she is the direct line of intercession to her Son, Jesus Christ, in answering all prayers for everyone.”
Here’s the video below:
Click here if you cannot see the video above.
Over the centuries, people all over the world continue sharing their miracles after asking for Our Lady’s intercession.
Our Lady asks that we pray her rosary every day.
On July 13, 1917, she told the three shepherd children to “say the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, to obtain the peace of the world…because only she can obtain it.”
Click here for Mary’s 15 Promises to those who pray the Rosary.
Even if you find praying the rosary difficult, take comfort that there’s so much power in just one ‘Hail Mary’!
WhatsApp Group 1
WhatsApp Group 2
ChurchPOP Facebook Group
[See also: “The Best Weapon”: Priest Tells 7 Personal Life Stories About the Power of Praying the Rosary]
[See also: Former Witch Becoming Catholic After Mysteriously Smelling Roses While Praying the Rosary]