A mother in North Easton, Massachusetts, wrote to express her gratitude to Father Peyton for answering her prayers. For after visiting the Father Peyton Center she began to ask Father Peyton to intercede for her family that they might remain united in their faith and grow in their love for Our Lady and in their devotion to the Rosary. She began praying the Family Rosary using the Father Peyton’s Rosary Prayer Book and adding the Prayer for his Canonization. She writes that her prayers were readily answered because “before we began this practice I could not settle the five members of my family to say three Hail Mary’s peacefully, let alone five decades of the Rosary. Now we are striving to pray and to reflect on all twenty mysteries each week as well as making Rosaries for the missions. This is truly a miracle that we have received through Father Peyton’s intercession.”
This family is doing what we are asking all those who pray the Rosary at home or in their parish churches to do, namely, to form a Father Peyton Prayer Group by adding the prayer for his canonization at the end of the Rosary and to pray for favors through his intercession. Such prayer groups are springing up all over the country and are yielding great rewards. For not only do their members experience the calming effects of the Rosary prayed together, they also help us lay down the spiritual foundation for Father Peyton’s Cause for Canonization. Furthermore, when they pray for favors through his intercession and ask all of us to join our prayer to theirs, their petitions gain force because they arise from many hearts. Their reports to us, furthermore, provide the evidence of devotion to him that Rome wants and help the Cause along.