packin' up!


Packin' up for the Pilgrimage!

I am so excited to set sail Saturday with twenty-one other pilgrims for a #trip-of-a-lifetime #epic-adventure to the Holy Land! We will follow in the footsteps of Jesus throughout Israel and then head across the Jordan to follow in the footsteps of Moses. What an exciting time we will have (via, plane, bus, jeep, camel and our own two feet) discovering all that God has waiting for us, unearthing the Spiritual treasure He longs to share with those who seek Him with a hungry heart. We pray we will get to know Him better through experiencing His life first hand: seeing what He saw, walking where He walked, invited into the places of His earthly life. And by broadening our knowledge of Him--learning more about what shaped His world and His words.

Please pray for us! And we will pray for you! If you have a prayer request please click HERE and I will place it on the altar at every Mass at every Holy Sight visited as well as place in the Western Wall at the Temple Mount.

I will be posting regularly on FaceBook and Instagram (melissaovermyer) so please follow along and JOURNEY with us!

And if you live in the DC/MA/VA area please join three-time Grammy winner Ashley Cleveland and I for our local Pilgrimage Retreat "Blessed" April 10 or April 13. It will be held at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America where you can experience the Holy Land sights without ever leaving the good ol’ USA! Filling up very fast! Register HERE today!

And now for the packin' list:

Just like on any journey- near or far- of all the things we can pack in our suitcase--the most important item to never leave home without (even if only a trip to the grocery store) is a heart full of PRAISE!

So whether you are staying here or going with us--let’s pack our bag FULL of "blessed" today!

Join me in this song of praise as we, like the saints of old, say:

“Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our ancestors,

praiseworthy and exalted above all forever;

And blessed is your holy and glorious name,

praiseworthy and exalted above all for all ages.

Blessed are you in the temple of your holy glory,

praiseworthy and glorious above all forever.

Blessed are you on the throne of your kingdom,

praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.

Blessed are you who look into the depths

from your throne upon the cherubim,

praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.

Blessed are you in the firmament of heaven,

praiseworthy and glorious forever.

Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord,

praise and exalt him above all forever.

Angels of the Lord, bless the Lord,

praise and exalt him above all forever.

You heavens, bless the Lord,

praise and exalt him above all forever.

All you waters above the heavens,

bless the Lord,

praise and exalt him above all forever.

All you powers, bless the Lord;

praise and exalt him above all forever.

Sun and moon, bless the Lord;

praise and exalt him above all forever.

Stars of heaven, bless the Lord;

praise and exalt him above all forever.

Every shower and dew, bless the Lord;

praise and exalt him above all forever.

All you winds, bless the Lord;

praise and exalt him above all forever.

Fire and heat, bless the Lord;

praise and exalt him above all forever.

Cold and chill, bless the Lord;

praise and exalt him above all forever.

Dew and rain, bless the Lord;

praise and exalt him above all forever.

Frost and chill, bless the Lord;

praise and exalt him above all forever.

Hoarfrost and snow, bless the Lord;

praise and exalt him above all forever.

Nights and days, bless the Lord;

praise and exalt him above all forever.

Light and darkness, bless the Lord;

praise and exalt him above all forever.

Lightnings and clouds, bless the Lord;

praise and exalt him above all forever.

Let the earth bless the Lord,

praise and exalt him above all forever.

praise and give thanks,

for his mercy endures forever.” Daniel 3:52-74,90

Amen! And Amen! Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

Pray for us!

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