LANE Prayer Guild

LANE has grown in leaps and bounds over the past several years, adding online classes, LANE Kids, and pilgrimages to domestic and international holy sites. Over the last year, Greg Smith, Dean of LANE, has discerned a call to launch One Whirling Adventure as a separate nonprofit ministry devoted to online and parish-level evangelization.

All of this has been accomplished through the prayers of faithful LANE students, and we trust that our Lord will continue to prosper this ministry in the future through their prayers. If you would like to pray for LANE, One Whirling Adventure, and Greg, please consider joining the LANE Prayer Guild. The LANE Guild Prayer (see below) takes only a few minutes to pray. In addition, the guild meets virtually twice a month on a Thursday from 7:15-7:25 p.m. to pray together. To join us and receive updated prayer intentions, email [email protected]. Thank you for your prayers!

Guild meetings in 2021:
  • September 9, 23, and 30
  • October 14 and 28
  • November 11
  • December 9 and 23

LANE Guild Prayer

Guild members agree to pray the following prayer daily for the most recent LANE prayer intentions, and to pray an Our Father, Hail Mary, and a Glory Be for these intentions.

Dear Jesus, we know that you live within us and that you hear and answer our prayers. We ask you to send forth your Holy Spirit to fill the hearts of parishioners at Our Lady of the Lake and other parishes with the fire of your love. Please give us your grace and create in each of us a desire to be zealous to learn more about the Triune God and the Catholic faith. It is our desire that we all grow in faith and develop an intimate relationship with you, who are love itself and who never cease loving us. Inspire each parishioner to participate in LANE this coming fall.

Thank you for planting the seeds for LANE specifically here at Our Lady of the Lake and the Diocese of Grand Rapids. Thank you for bringing Greg Smith to the Catholic Church, and for bringing him here to Our Lady of the Lake and West Michigan. We pray that you will continue to bless his efforts as he uses his extensive knowledge of your Holy Word and the Catholic faith to educate and engage our parishioners and Catholics far and wide. We pray that you will help us encourage new people to participate in LANE and to become involved in the new evangelization through One Whirling Adventure.

Please continue to bless Greg with energy and creativity so that others may see his excitement in all things Catholic and feel motivated to participate in LANE and to join in evangelizing through OWA.

Thank you for the support of our parish leaders and our bishop, who have blessed Greg’s efforts and believe in his vision. We pray that the current budget will be enhanced by more people signing up for LANE classes and that parish and diocesan support will be expanded for LANE and OWA.

Thank you for this prayer guild. We pray that others will join us in praying for Greg Smith, the rest of the OLL and LANE staff, and the continued success of the Lakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization and One Whirling Adventure.