Why i serve priests
God has called and gifted me to provide spiritual direction, inner healing, and deliverance ministry. I have helped hundreds of Catholics learn to pray and find the inner healing and deliverance that enables them to live in deeper in intimacy with God. People who pray deeply and allow God to remove blocks to intimacy, come alive with the power of the gospel. No one needs this intimacy more than our priests and God is asking me to focus my time on those priests who are struggling and desire a deeper intimacy with God.
In June of 2006, while volunteering with the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta India, I clearly experienced the call to work with the poorest of the poor. I promptly came home and began working with the poor of the west: those who have everything but are lonely, depressed, unwanted, unloved, addicted, and dying spiritually. A few years ago I read the book “In Sinu Jesu” and heard the question resonate in my heart, “Is there anyone poorer than the priest who has everything, he can bring Jesus about with his words and hands, yet he’s lonely, unwanted, addicted, and dying?”
This experience shifted my thinking and in October 2018, while praying on an airplane, I experienced God ask me to begin ministering to priests. When I got home, our vicar for clergy asked me to do a deanery day video for our priests. The next week I recorded the video, and the following week the clergy of our diocese viewed it. In the video I exhorted them to a deeper interior life and offered to help them with spiritual direction, inner healing, and deliverance ministry. That night, I set several appointments, and since have been meeting with new priests each month.
Will you financially adopt one, two, or even three priests per month so they can receive the ministry they need?
We all want priests that truly look like Jesus and lead us to him. Just like so many others, I have been touched deeply by holy priests and hurt by broken ones. They must live in intimacy with Jesus if they are going to reveal his heart to us. It Costs $100 per session to provide spiritual Direction, Inner Healing, and deliverance ministry. Will you partner with me financially to help Catholic priests to pray, find inner healing, and a deeper fruitfulness in their ministry?
Meet Matt Simmons
I am a reformer with a rebellious streak who wants to see a Church that looks like Jesus and manifests his love to the world. I came from a broken home and lived a prodigal lifestyle before encountering Jesus, and changing my life. Now I have a wife, four beautiful children, and am a Catholic in good standing in the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska. I have over twenty years’ experience personally and spiritually guiding others. I have worked with addicts, business leaders, clergy, college students, house wives, and those simply searching for peace and intimacy with Jesus. For a decade I owned a tattoo studio, was a FOCUS missionary, and am currently the Director of the Office of Spiritual Formation and the Office of Evangelization for the Diocese of Lincoln. In all his work, I have found that the one thing that leads to fulfillment and joy in life is knowing, living in, and sharing Christ.