The Original Four Men prayer group was formed around 32 AD and was the Four Men in Mark’s Gospel who brought their paralytic friend to Jesus for healing. (Mark 2:3-5) The Second Four Men prayer group began with an inspiration from the Holy Spirit while praying the Rosary everyday. During the Rosary tape I had they would quote various scriptures pertaining to the mystery. The third Luminous mystery stood out in particular and the quote that would be repeated everyday when I prayed was from the Book of Mark chapter 2 verse 3-5 about the First Four Men prayer group. They brought their paralytic friend to Jesus for a healing and they let nothing stop them from achieving their goal. The crowds, the looks, even the removal of a roof did not stop them. They would get their friend to Jesus no matter what. Jesus seeing their faith forgave the paralytic his sins and also healed him. Four friends doing what friends do, help each other. The best way to be a friend is to bring a friend to Jesus, the True friend of us all. At the same time I read the story of Venerable Anne De Guigne who was a young girl who would pray and sacrifice to obtain the conversion of sinners. She would not give up until the sinner was converted. She had a holy tenacity to obtain the graces from God to convert sinners. Anyone who has ever been converted from sin looks back on their conversion and realizes that someone must have been praying and sacrificing to obtain that grace. Grace must have been obtained to open the eyes and ears where before they were closed.
An inspiration came to me that many four men prayer groups should be formed to bring souls to Jesus just like the first four men prayer group. These prayer groups would not only help save paralytics souls through prayer and sacrifice they would also save their own. Read James 5:20 to understand this principle. The paralytics would be those who could not get to Jesus on their own. They need help, the further away from Jesus the better.
We began our prayers together spiritually on September 15, 2004 and have been doing our best to remember our daily prayers and make sacrifices to bring our souls to Jesus everyday. Through the grace of God we shall continue to bring souls to Jesus so that we shall, "Never Leave a Soul Behind."
Keep up the Great work!