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Prayers…

Posted: August 21, 2010 by CatholicJules in Prayers

This page has been created for those who are in need of spiritual help be it for Healing, Hope, searching for answers to difficult questions or just getting through the difficult times . May these collection of prayers help you in your hour of need.


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Prayer for Healing from Stress and Anxiety

Jesus, please help me deal with stress in my life. People are willing to help me, but I am confused and don’t know what to do. Help me to let go of what is unimportant. Provide me with moments of solitude to relax and refresh my body, mind, and soul. I get tired, anxious, and stressed. Jesus, rescue me. Help me to slow down and take one day at a time. I have become a lamb lost in the brambles of life. Hold me in Your loving arms. Restore me to peace and hope.

Amen

Prayer To St. Peregrine For Healing of The Sick

O grest St. Peregrine, you have been called “The Mighty” ” The Wonder-Worker,” because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you. For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fibre of our being, and had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favored with the vision of Jesus coming down from his Cross to heal your affliction. Ask God and Our Lady the cure of the sick for whom we entrust to you. (Pause here and silently recall the names of the sick for whom you are praying.)
Aided in this way by your powerful intercession, we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for his great goodness and mercy.

Amen.

Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen.

Prayer To Cope With Worry

Jesus, You know I am a worrier. I don’t want to be. I believe God, our Father, will take care of me, but sometimes I question the strength of my faith. Many times, I give my worries to You, and then take them back. Hlep me to take control of those worries I can do something about and let go of the worries that are out of my hands. I fret about many thing, yet from experience, I know that You take care of my needs. No matter what happens, I can count on You to be by my side. Still at times I am weak, questioning my own abilities, and before I know it, again I am worrying. You are my hope, Jesus and I trust You. Heal me of this weakness, Jesus. Give me peace of mind. Help me direct my energy to action, not worry.

Amen.

Prayer For Those Grieving the Death Of A Loved One

Lord, Iam hurting. Everywhere I turn, I find memories of (name of loved one), who died of _______. I long to hear that voice again. I am lonely and at times find myself asking, how can I go on? Help me to find joy and meaning in my life again.
I know, Lord that (name) is with You in eternal life and that we will someday be reunited. But right now, I ask You to heal the hurt caused by his/her death. Jesus, come to me and dry my tears.
Take away my pain. Let my memories bring me sweetness and love, not sorrow and tears. Give me smiles and laughter. Help me to participate in life again.
I believe, Jesus, that You will bring me hope. Help me to see You in friends and family members who are reaching out to me. Help me hear Your voice in their words. Helo me to say “Yes” to You.

Amen.

Prayer For Deeper Faith

In this time of difficulty, increase my faith in You, my God. I believe in You and in all your promises. Yet it can be difficult at times to see Your way. Sometimes I drift away from You. But then Iam reminded of Your gifts to me, especially the gift of life. Strenghten my faith, God, so that I may recognize the fullness in all You give me. Help me choose You and to stand steadfast in my belief in You. In accepting Your love I can find true comfort.

Amen.

Prayer For A Loved One With Cancer

Jesus, come and lay Your healing hands upon (name), who is suffering with cancer. I ask also, Jesus, that You shower your compassion on all of us who love him/her. We share with (name) much anger,fear,frustration, and worry. This cancer that has invaded our lives has the power to damage, destroy, our relationships. Inspired by Your love, however we can use this situation to strenghten the bonds among us. Give us the strength to be compassionate and loving with one another. Enable us to walk together hand-in-hand with (name), supporting each other as we do battle with this disease and the suffering it brings not only to the one afflicted but to all who love him/her.

Amen.

Rosary Confraternity Prayer

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary and Mother of us all, we come to you for help in our sorrows, trials and necessities. Sin leaves us weak and helpless but Divine Grace heals and strengthens.
We ask for the grace to love Jesus as you loved Him, to believe as you believed, to hope as you hoped; we ask to share your purity of mind and heart. Give us true sorrow for sin and make us love people as you and Jesus loved them. Obtain for us the gifts of the Holy Spirit that we may be wise with your wisdom, understand with your understanding, know with your knowledge, prudent with your prudence, patient with your patience, courageous with your fortitude and desire justice ardently for everyone with the all consuming desire of the Sacred Heart of Jesus your Son.
Open our minds that as we pray the Rosary we will understand the teachings of the Gospel contained in its mysteries.
We pray especially for the members of the Rosary Confraternity whom we love. Help them wherever they may be; guide them, watch over them and make them strong in their trials and suffering. We are drawn together by a common bond of great charity for you and for each other; keep us faithful to your Son and to your Rosary till death.
Intercede for the souls in Purgatory, especially for the members of the Rosary Confraternity who have died. May they rest in peace. Finally we ask for grace of final perseverance for ourselves and for our loved ones that we may all be reunited in heaven forever.
Saint Dominic, you who received so much Grace and Strength from the Rosary, Pray for Us.
Imprimi Potest:Thomas P. Raftery O.P., Lect. S.Th., J.C.D.Provincial
Nihil Obstat:+ Paul E. Waldschmidt CSC, D.D., S.T.D.
Imprimatur:+ Cornelius M. Power, D.D., J.C.D.Archbishop of Portland

Would You Like To Join The Confraternity of The Most Holy Rosary?

The Rosary Confraternity is a spiritual association (of the Catholic Church), the members of which strive to pray the entire Rosary during the course of each week. They form a union of countless hundreds of thousands of the faithful throughout the world who, along with their own intentions, include the intentions and needs of all its members, while they in turn pray for them.
Since the Holy Father has recently added the five luminous mysteries, we encourage members of the Confraternity to include that extra weekly Rosary. However, we have as yet received no official statement regarding this matter. Those who recite only the fifteen traditional mysteries will continue to share in the benefits of the Confraternity until some official source declares the contrary.
As Pope Leo XIII said in his encyclical on the Confraternity, “whenever a person fulfills his obligation of reciting the Rosary according to the rule of the Confraternity, he includes in his intentions all its members, and they in turn render him the same service many times over.”
Each member includes deceased fellow members as well; and thus he knows that in turn he will be included in the prayers of hundreds of thousands both now and hereafter. This led the Cure of Ars to say: “If anyone has the happiness of being in the Confraternity of the Rosary, he has in all corners of the world brothers and sisters who pray for him.” The deceased cannot be enrolled in the Confraternity.
Read the obligations, benefits, indulgences, and Fifteen Promises of the Blessed Virgin to Christians who faithfully pray the Rosary. There is also a Rosary Confraternity Prayer.
Those who pray the Rosary regularly would do well to be enrolled in the Confraternity to gain extra spiritual benefits for each Rosary they pray.
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Father’s Love Letter

Posted: August 21, 2010 by CatholicJules in Memory Book, Videos/Audio

Father’s Love Letter
An Intimate Message From God To You.

My Child,

You may not know me,
but I know everything about you.
Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways.
Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image.
Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being.
Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring.
Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived.
Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation.
Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake,
for all your days are written in my book.
Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth
and where you would live.
Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother’s womb.
Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born.
Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented
by those who don’t know me.
John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry,
but am the complete expression of love.
1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.
1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child
and I am your Father.
1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.
Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father.
Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.
James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.
Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.
Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love.
Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless
as the sand on the seashore.
Psalms 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you.
Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession.
Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you
with all my heart and all my soul.
Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things.
Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart,
you will find me.
Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you
the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires.
Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you
than you could possibly imagine.
Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you
in all your troubles.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted,
I am close to you.
Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb,
I have carried you close to my heart.
Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away
every tear from your eyes.
Revelation 21:3-4

And I’ll take away all the pain
you have suffered on this earth.
Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you
even as I love my son, Jesus.
John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.
John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being.
Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you,
not against you.
Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression
of my love for you.
1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved
that I might gain your love.
Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus,
you receive me.
1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you
from my love again.
Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party
heaven has ever seen.
Luke 15:7

I have always been Father,
and will always be Father.
Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is…
Will you be my child?
John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you.
Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your Dad
Almighty God

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“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:17

My Spiritual Journey

Posted: August 21, 2010 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys

August 2010

I am writing this now at age… *launches calculator to calculate age…* 41! Wow..time certainly flew right by! *sighs*

Like many, I too have let the secular world overwhelm me…what do I mean? Well let’s just say I’ve led an immoral life in the past and had broken at least six or seven of God’s Commandments.  And I got so caught up in making ends meet that I had forgotten about my faith.  Moreover as a cradle Catholic I new only of the basics of my faith and even though I attended the Mass regularly enough, I did not truly celebrate the Eucharist the way that it ought to be celebrated.

Every time I experienced any painful situations in my life, I would pray through Mary our Blessed Mother for help and guidance and she was always there for me.  Through the years she had prompted me gently to listen to Her Son and God our Father, but my ears were closed with the wax of sin.

Over the years, I had experienced three miracles in my life, once when I got hit slightly by a bus while crossing over the road to get to the car after collecting a certificate.  The other when my canoe capsized and I wasn’t wearing my life jacket and nearly drowned.  And the third one was at Our Lady Of Lourdes shrine in France, where after I drank a little holy water from the shrine it calmed my angry stomach which was otherwise in turmoil.   Also in Lourdes was the first time I felt truly unburdened and light after attending the Sacrament of Reconciliation.   However after a few months back home I was back to my sinful ways.

Throughout the years thereafter, I’ve been on a roller coaster ride of Good Vs Evil and somehow the latter seems to have had a strong hold of me.  Anger, Pride and Lust was the top three on my list followed by the rest.  Finally I realized that whatever little happiness I found in the secular world,  was fleeting at best and that it was time for change.

After I attended a few talks given by our Parish Priest on the Eucharistic Celebration, my eyes were really opened for the first time in years.

In my next post in the Life’s Journeys Category I will talk about the beginning of my transformation.  Before that however I’d probably share a few other things in between.