For Everything There is a Season
The things that we could pray for are far more extensive than those we do pray for. What is the reason for this?
Here’s an example of what I mean. I have known a holy priest who, when a pope dies, asks people to start praying, right away, for graces for the next pope. “Who that person is, is known to God,” he has said. “It is some definite, living churchman. We can start praying for him now, just as we prayed for the last pope when he was alive.”
This seems right. And yet, we could have started praying for that next pope even before