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Posted: September 28, 2019 by CatholicJules in Prayers

An inspiration to share with all who are serving in Ministry

Posted: September 19, 2019 by CatholicJules in Prayers

I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. (Rm 16:17)

What does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, (Deu 10:12)

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. (1 Tim 2-5)

Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
( Hebrews 10:24–25)

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.(Heb 12:14)

The Benedictus

Posted: December 17, 2018 by CatholicJules in Meditations, Prayers

The Benedictus which is recited at every Lauds is one of the most precious prayers we have.

It is a prayer which fills me with hope and reminds me of God our Father’s great love for us and His promise fulfilled through our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. It beckons me to prepare the way for Him, so that He can enter into the hearts of those without hope, peace, joy and love.

I am also grateful to Father Frederick Quek who taught us the way to sing it. Here is my rendition of it… 🙏🏼❤️

https://soundcloud.com/julian-tan-22/the-benedictus-mp3

My Leper’s Prayer…

Posted: November 14, 2018 by CatholicJules in Prayers

🙏🏼 My Leper’s Prayer… 🙏🏼

My sins are always before me, eating away at my soul. Yet every time I cry out to You, “Lord Jesus Christ Son of the living God, have pity on me!” You restore me and show me, just how much You love me often in very subtle ways.

With a grateful heart Lord, I thank You. Praise and glory be to our One triune God!

I’ve come to realise that by praising and giving You thanks with a contrite heart, brings about much healing from within. For without, I am unable to do so. Lord cover me with Your precious blood, let my faith and love in You grow, such that You may find me steadfast in Your love. And may all I say and do be for Your greater glory. Amen

Prayer Request

Posted: August 25, 2018 by CatholicJules in Prayers

Created a link to submit prayer request.

A Prayer written before the Blessed Sacrament

Posted: March 24, 2018 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys, Prayers

After dropping my daughter off for Cathechism class, I went to the Adoration room and started writing this prayer….

O sweet Jesus I come before You in humble Adoration of You. I kneel in awe of Your presence in the Blessed Sacrament. That You O Lord my God have chosen this form to be present to me so that I can see You as You minister to me. Mere words cannot express my heartfelt gratitude for the love and Graces You bestow on me while in Your loving presence. In the silence of my heart I hear Your gentle voice speak to me and I hear You clearly though not in audible terms. I hear the voice of my shepherd, I know You and I follow You. In this great loving exchange I am disappointed with myself for not having spent an hour with You regularly. Perhaps I have not loved You enough as I should. Still I feel Your loving embrace envelop me and I find myself resting in Your peace. You are the way, the truth and the life. Jesus my Lord. You are the way, the truth and the life. Jesus my Lord. Love You with all my heart, mind and soul. Jesus my Lord. Love You with all my heart, mind and soul. Jesus my Lord. Amen

When I picked my daughter up she showed me what she had done in class…


Intercessory Prayers
Based on 12 themes (from Pope Francis’s 2018 Lenten message) & their respective Scripture verse are:

1. “Love growing cold”
Matthew 24:12

Father of Mercy, forgive us our sins. Sin prevents us from loving You and one another as we should. It hardens our hearts and we become cynical and cold. Be with us when we struggle to make the right decisions. Help us to put You first in our lives and turn away from temptations that can lead down the wrong path. Amen

2. “The snake charmers in our lives”
2 Tim 4:3-4

Lord we are often drawn to quick fixes and solutions to our problems.
Many have been led astray to false teachings and become convinced by others that doctrines of our faith are man made. Some are led to believe in superstitious practices. While others are convinced by others to see that all they have in life they obtain through their own personal accomplishments. Fortify our hearts Lord as we pray; Make us to know your ways, O Lord; teach us your paths. Lead us in your truth, and teach us, for you are the God of our salvation; for you we wait all day long. (ps 24:4) Amen

3. “False prophets”
Matthew 7:15-20

Guard our hearts Lord against the deceptions of those who seek to lead us astray. Help us to see them as they are really are. We lift up to You those who are innocent of heart and more susceptible to manipulation. Help us all to stay awake and to be docile to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. So that we may properly discern Your will for us. Now and forever Amen

4. “Charlatan relationships”
2 Peter 3:17-18

Heavenly Father we are Your children whom You created with great love. Each of us are unique and special in Your eyes. Prevent us from deceiving ourselves and others in pretending we are someone else and living out a lie. Let us all live authentic lives according to Your will for us. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

5. “Vanity, the trust in appearance”
Ecclesiasticus 11:2, 5-6

So many people tend to stifle their God-given talents.  Others scorn their appearance, unable to look past their outer shell to see their inner beauty.  Help us not only to recognize our self-worth, Lord but to see the value and beauty in others. Help us all to be happy with ourselves – because everything we are is a reflection of You. Grant us the loving humility to serve one another as You would have us. For all we are and all that we have is from You. Amen.

6. “Evil presented as good”
Wisdom 2:5-9

Jesus You are the Lord of Lords, king of Kings. Rule then in our hearts. Prevent us from being distracted by the wiles of the world seeking to ruin our souls. Too often we want only to increase our wealth and material comforts. To have impersonal relationships even so much as objectifying one another. Help us to stay awake and remain steadfast to the truth to be found in You, to remember that that all things will eventually pass away. But Your word and love will remain now and forever. Amen

7. “Hearts gone cold”
Ezekiel 36:27

In this Holy hour dear Jesus we praise, Bless and thank God our Father for the gift of You. You poured out Your great love for us from the cross of which You hung. So that that we might live our life to the fullest without sin. Take away then from our hearts all that is not of You. Remove the stains of sin from our souls. Open our eyes to see more clearly the deceptions of the world that takes us away from You. Let Your light shine brightly in and through us that we may live our lives according to Your will and inspire others to do likewise. All Glory be Yours now and forever. Amen

8. “Charity destroyed by the greed of money”
Mark 4:19

Heavenly Father, give us the strength to overcome temptations of leading sinful lives of earthly desires and material gains, which only leads us away from You. Do not allow our eyes to be closed to the poor and needy. Send Your Holy Spirit to fill us with your everlasting love and grant us the courage to build Your Kingdom here on earth with abundant love and compassion for others. So that all can see Your face in us. Amen

9. “Violence from uncertainties”
2 Tim 3:1-5

Prince of peace our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, we pray earnestly for You to rule in our hearts and the hearts of all in this world. We live in troubled times where there is much violence and hatred in many parts of the world. Because there is sin there is much lawlessness. You alone can turn all curses into blessings. Have mercy Lord and touch the hearts of those tainted by sin, so that there may have a conversion. Let Your peace reign once more. Amen

10. “Love gone cold in a community”
Romans 16:17

How can we heed Your commandment to love one another when we do not see Your face in our brother or sister let alone in the stranger we meet? For to truly be in communion with You is to be in communion with one another. Grant us the courage and humility needed to put aside our differences. To strive for unity, to be one as You and our Heavenly are one. Amen

11. “Creation, witness to destruction”
Genesis 4:9-11

Lord God of all creation, You are source of all life. To love as You do is to will the good in another. Help us to remain steadfast in Your love. In anger and frustration we tend to lose ourselves and while we may not take away physical life we may still kill the spirit of another by our harsh words and actions. Sin such as these can spiral out of control which ultimately leads to our destruction. Lord Jesus we choose love for You over any and all sin. Amen

12. “New fire at Easter”
Isaiah 61:1-2

Praise be to You our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. You came so that we could have life to the full in You. You bring hope when there is none. You set us free from sin so that we can live in peace, joy and holiness. Thank You dear Lord for this grace filled Lenten season, for us to reorder our lives towards You. So that come Easter the flame within us will burn with renewed zeal for the love of You as we share in the fire of Your love with all that we meet. Amen

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Year End, Year beginning

Posted: December 31, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections, Prayers

How fitting that the year should end with the feast day of the Holy Family. A reminder that each and everyone of us is born into a family to love and be loved. A holy and sacred bond consecrated unto God.

We by our baptism, are set apart, new born in holiness into and one with the family of the Holy Trinity. One in Union with Jesus our Lord and Saviour. One in Union with St Joseph, our Blessed Mother, all the angels and saints. One Holy Family!

So as the year draws close to an end and moves into a new year of faith, hope and love. Let us as one united family Praise and Thank our ever living God ; for His abundant blessings and graces outpoured on us, our families and loved ones.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. One God forever and ever. Amen

We claim a grace filled 2018 in our Lord Jesus Christ as the day begins where all life begins, in a mother’s womb. How fitting then that we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, mother of God. Dearest blessed mother pray for us. Hail Mary….

A PRAYER FOR STILLNESS

Posted: September 26, 2017 by CatholicJules in Prayers

A wonderful and deeply moving prayer by Fr Ron which should be prayed often….

Fr RON ROLHEISER,OMI

A PRAYER FOR STILLNESS
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

Be still and know that I am God. Scripture assures us that if we are still we will come to know God, but arriving at stillness is easier said than done. As Blaise Pascal once stated, “All the miseries of the human person come from the fact that no one can sit still for one hour.” Achieving stillness seems beyond us and this leaves us with a certain dilemma, we need stillness to find God, but we need God’s help to find stillness. With this in mind, I offer a prayer for stillness.

God of stillness and of quiet …

Still the restlessness of my youth: still that hunger that would have me be everywhere, that hunger to be connected to everyone, that wants to see and taste all that is, that robs me of peace on a Friday night. Quiet those grandiose dreams that want me to stand out, to be special. Give me the grace to live more contentedly inside my own skin.

Still the fever I inhale from all the energy that surrounds me, that makes my life feel small. Let me know that my own life is enough, that I need not make an assertion of myself, even as the whole world beckons this of me from a million electronic screens. Give me the grace to sit at peace inside my own life.

Still my sexuality, order my promiscuous desires, my lusts, my polymorphous aching, my relentless need for more intimacy. Quiet and order my earthy desires without taking them away. Give me the grace to see others without a selfish sexual color.

Still my anxiety, my heartaches, my worries, and stop me from always being outside the present moment. Let each day’s worries be sufficient onto themselves. Give me the grace to know that you have pronounced my name in love, that my name written in heaven, that I am free to live without anxiety.

Still my unrelenting need to be busy all the time, to occupy myself, to be always planning for tomorrow, to fill every minute with some activity, to seek distraction rather than quiet. Give me themes with age. Soothe the unacknowledged anger I feel from not achieving much of what I’ve wanted in life, the failure that I feel in the face of all that I’ve left untried and unfinished.

Still in me the bitterness that comes from failure. Save me from the jealousy that comes unbidden as I begrudgingly accept the limits of my life. Give me the grace to accept what circumstance and failure have dealt me. Still in me the fear of my own shadow, the fear I feel in the face of the powerful, dark forces that unconsciously threaten me. Give me the courage to face my darkness as well as my luminosity. Give me the grace to not be fearful before my own complexity.

Still in me the congenital fear that I’m unloved, that I’m unlovable, that love has to be earned, that I need to be more worthy. Silence in me the nagging suspicion that I’m forever missing out, that I’m odd, an outsider, that things are unfair, and that I’m not being respected and recognized for who I am. Give me the grace to know that I’m a beloved child of a God whose love need not be earned.

Still in me my false fear of you, my propensity for a misguided piety, my need to treat you like a distant and feared dignitary rather than as a warm friend. Give me the grace to relate to you in a robust way, as a trusted friend with whom I can jest, wrestle, and relate to in humor and intimacy.

Still my unforgiving thoughts, the grudges I nurse from my past, from the betrayals I’ve suffered, from the negativity and abuses I’ve been subject to. Quiet in me the guilt I carry from my own betrayals.

Still in me all that’s wounded, unresolved, bitter, and unforgiving. Give the quiet that comes from forgiveness.

Still in me my doubts, my anxieties about your existence, about your concern, and about your fidelity. Calm inside me the compulsion to leave a mark, to plant a tree, to have a child, to write a book, to create some form of immortality for myself. Give me the grace to trust, even in darkness and doubt, that you will give me immortality.

Still my heart so that I may know that you are God, that I may know that you create and sustain my every breath, that you breathe the whole universe into existence every second, that everyone, myself no less than everyone else, is your beloved, that you want our lives to flourish, that you desire our happiness, that nothing falls outside your love and care, and that everything and everybody is safe in your gentle, caring hands, in this world and the next.

Let us pray… 

Posted: June 5, 2017 by CatholicJules in Prayers

  • For the fallen victims and their families, from attacks against humanity around the world. May our Lord embrace them all in His peace and love. May our Blessed Mother comfort the families in their hour of need. And together with her continue to intercede for them. Amen

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom 8:38-39

Community Praise and Worship 

Posted: April 21, 2017 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys, Prayers

This morning I met someone who shared her difficulty in attending a community praise, worship and adoration session. She is not alone for many struggle with it too. 
Instead of going through scripture to show how praise and worship, even raising hands has been there from the very beginning. I simply asked her to reflect on two questions. 
If we believe that we are one body in Christ how would One body praise and worship Him? 
My second question what would an expression of I worship, praise, love You with all my heart, all my strength and soul look like? 

(And no I am not suggesting that we praise and worship Jesus in a conformed or fixed manner.) 

As I kneel before you Lord

Posted: March 6, 2016 by CatholicJules in Prayers

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I pray to remain steadfast in my faith and love for You.
I pray for strength and courage to do what You Will me to.
I pray for Your peace to reign in the world.
Bless my family, friends and enemies. Amen

In Adoration…

Posted: May 23, 2015 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections, Prayers

During Adoration this prayer came to me and I was filled with His love ….

Let me kneel before You Lord till I can kneel no more.
Let me raise my hands in worship till I can raise them no more.
Let me praise You with every part of my being till I can do so no more.
Let my lips bring You glory by my testimonies and thanksgiving till I can speak no more.
Let my life which began in You end in You.  Now and forever… Amen

Let us pray…

Posted: April 18, 2014 by CatholicJules in Memory Book, Prayers

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Let us pray..

Jesus, I see you naked, bloody, suffering terribly. You cry out in pain and agony. I hear you say, “I thirst.” I feel helpless because I don’t know what you mean. How do you want me to alleviate your thirst? I need help getting in touch with my own thirst—a thirst that I unconsciously fill with so many distractions that leave me unsatisfied. I thirst. I thirst. I thirst. I know most of all, Lord, that I thirst for love. Could that be what you ultimately thirst for, too? Then help me fall in love with you. Amen.

Let us pray…

Posted: September 8, 2013 by CatholicJules in Prayers

Let us pray….

Lord help me to stop looking only at the faults of others, Instead let me look at them as opportunities to pray for them. Over time and through personal reflection, if the faults I once saw were indeed in need of correction. Counsel and guide me Lord according to Your Will, that I may bring Your truth to them in love and charity in Your time. In Your most precious name Jesus, my Lord, my God. Amen

Let us pray….

Posted: September 1, 2013 by CatholicJules in Prayers

Let us pray….

Lord Jesus we thank you for this day and the gift of yourself in the Eucharist. Guide us in the way of humble servitude that is pleasing to God our Father. May we grow in love and charity for one another, especially the poor, the blind, the lame, the old and those who cannot fend for themselves. We ask this in your most precious name. Amen

Divine Love Of God

Posted: August 18, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections, Prayers

Let us pray for the divine love of God which comes through Jesus to blaze in our hearts. May the Holy Spirit move in and through us so that we cling not to sin but run the race to set the whole World ablaze with the love of God. In the most precious name of Jesus.

Amen

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Posted: July 7, 2013 by CatholicJules in Holy Pictures, Prayers

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Prayer For Those Suffering From Haze

Posted: June 18, 2013 by CatholicJules in Prayers

Dear Lord our God, you are our refuge in good and in bad times. In your infinite mercy, bring peace and comfort to all those of us who face these hazy days often filled with breathlessness, pain and depression. Help us to realize that through you there is joy and the promise of lasting peace. Help us through the rough times. Walk before and beside us so that we may walk in your footsteps and reach out to you in our journey on this earth. Help us to focus on our blessings rather than our misfortunes, dear Lord and guide all those in power that they may work swiftly together in finding a solution to this ongoing problem. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Catholicjules’ Prayer/Mantra

Posted: March 23, 2013 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys, Meditations, Prayers

As I continue to journey in faith, one of my greatest challenges is remaining humble and holy when faced with confrontation.  The temptation to be snide, defensive and in certain situations even a little aggressive is overwhelming.  I have given in to the weakness from time to time though not as often as I used to in the past. As I was reflecting on this weakness today, this came to mind….

If I see every situation or encounter as an opportunity to bear witness to Christ then I remain walking in the Light.

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Later this morning, I brought my kids for their swimming lesson and decided to go for a swim as well. And again I believe inspired by the Holy Spirit I came up with this mantra/prayer which I intend to recite every day first thing I wake up and need be throughout the day until it I am one with it. It incorporates the Jesus prayer as well as a desire to live in discipleship.

“Lord Jesus Christ, son of the Living God have mercy on me a sinner, with, through and in your Love let me always bear witness to you in thought, word and deed.” Amen

Let us pray…

Posted: February 28, 2013 by CatholicJules in Prayers

Let us pray….

Thank You Father, for blessing my life! I am so grateful for Your constant love and support. Although I may not always remember to thank You, I am so grateful that You have filled my life with so much love. In times when things don’t go as planned, help me to remember Your plan – and to trust in Your goodness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Good Prayer Before Reading Scripture

Posted: September 30, 2012 by CatholicJules in Prayers

Lord Jesus, send your Spirit to help us to read the Scriptures with the same mind that you read them to the disciples on the way to Emmaus. In the light of the Word, written in the Bible, you helped them to discover the presence of God in the disturbing events of your sentence and death. Thus, the cross that seemed to be the end of all hope became for them the source of life and of resurrection.
Create in us silence so that we may listen to your voice in Creation and in the Scriptures, in events and in people, above all in the poor and suffering. May your word guide us so that we too, like the two disciples from Emmaus, may experience the force of your resurrection and witness to others that you are alive in our midst as source of fraternity, justice and peace. We ask this of you, Jesus, son of Mary, who revealed to us the Father and sent us your Spirit. Amen.

I Must Change

Posted: September 12, 2012 by CatholicJules in Memory Book, Prayers

A Prayer Of Blessed John Henry Newman

Man… Is ever changing. Not a day passes but I am nearer the grave. Whatever my age, whatever the number of my years, I am ever narrowing the interval between time and eternity…. O my God I am crumbling away,  as I go on! I am already dissolving into my first elements. My soul indeed cannot die, for you have made it immortal; but my bodily frame is continually resolving into that dust out of which it was taken.

Everything below heaven changes : spring, summer, autumn, each has its turn. The fortunes of the world change. What was high lies low; what was low rises high. Riches take wings and flee away; bereavements happen. Friends become enemies, and enemies friends. Our wishes, aims and plans change. There is nothing stable but you, O my God! And you are the center and life of all who change, who trust you as their Father, who look to you, and who are content to put themselves into your hands.

I know, O my God,  I must change, if I am to see your face!  I must undergo the change of death. Body and soul must die to this world. My real self, my soul must change by a true regeneration. Only the Holy can see you… Oh support me as I proceed in this great awful, happy change, with the grace of your unchangeableness…. Let me day by day be molded upon you, and be changed from glory to glory, by ever looking toward you, and ever leaning on your arm.

I know, O Lord, I must go through trial, temptation, and much conflict, if I am to come to you. I do not know what lies before me, but I know this. I know, too, that If you are not with me, my change will be for the worse, not for the better. Whatever fortune I have, rich or poor, healthy or sick, with friends or without, all will turn to evil if I am not sustained by the Unchangeable. All will turn to good if I have Jesus with me, yesterday and today, the same, and for ever.


Feast of the Transfiguration Of Our Lord
Readings Today

First reading
Daniel 7:9-10,13-14

Second reading
2 Peter 1:16-19

Gospel
Mark 9:2-10

Personal Reflection

In today’s Gospel we see how Peter, James and John witness the transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ. They are given the opportunity to bear witness to Christ’s divinity. To stand in the presence of the vision had by Daniel who prophesied the Lord’s coming to the Father to be conferred dominion over us His children. The law and prophesy represented by Moses and Elijah, together with our Saviour Jesus Christ points to us the direction of our salvation in Him.

Are our hearts opened to Him? Are we ready and willing to be transfigured? To be made pure? To be changed from ordinary water into wine as at the wedding feast in Cana? To bow down to our Sovereign King so that we may receive Him in our hearts and minds?

Are we still looking through worldly eyes, hence not yet able to comprehend what we see in the Eucharistic Celebration? Similar to how Saint Peter first reacted at the transfiguration…asking to build three tabernacles, not yet able to see that the three cannot be separated but are as one in heaven?

Let us pray….

O God, whom no eye has ever seen, you have revealed your glory in the transfigured face of your Son. Through his voice, you have spoken your Word to us. Give light to our eyes; make us attentive to the Gospel, for in baptism we have become His brothers and sisters and your children. Hear us through this same beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives with you and The Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen

 

Let Us Pray…

Posted: February 23, 2012 by CatholicJules in Prayers

O God, who planted a garden in Eden, you have planted your Church beside the stream of living water flowing from the side of Christ crucified.  Pour out upon us the Spirit of wisdom, so that we may choose to die to self in order to live in Christ.  Thus make us grow through our Lenten observance so that we may bear abundant fruit at Easter, through the same Christ our Lord Amen.

Embrace Me With Your Word Oh Lord

Posted: January 22, 2012 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys, Meditations, Prayers

Your Word oh Lord my God, is life, love, truth and light. Your Word embraces my whole being, my body and to the depths of my soul.

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Our Facebook Prayer

Posted: October 22, 2011 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys, Prayers

Heavenly Father, we thank you for the many gifts you have bestowed upon us including the gift of facebook. Guide us to use this gift for your glory, to build your kingdom through love and charity for one another. Grant us your divine Grace, so that we will not abuse and misuse this gift. Bless all our family and friends connected through facebook. We us this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Let Us Pray….

Posted: October 19, 2011 by CatholicJules in Prayers

Join me in this prayer for one another…….

Heavenly Father, we give you our heartfelt thanks and praise. We pray that you continue to bless and enrich our lives. Have mercy on us for our failings……May the Holy Spirit come down upon each and everyone of us, so that we may live this day according to Your will for us.  Help us loving Father in our daily struggles, and with the help of your Divine Grace we pray that we will be strengthened against all evil and temptations. We pray for our families, please keep them in your loving care.  We ask this through Jesus Christ Your Son who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever Amen.

Prayer

Posted: October 14, 2011 by CatholicJules in Prayers

Most merciful Lord and Saviour, you wash away all our sins in the blood you shed upon the cross.  Grant us the grace to rejoice in the freedom you have bought for us and to turn and set others free by the power of the love you have shown us, who live and reign with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.  Amen

Per Signum Crucis…..

Posted: September 20, 2011 by CatholicJules in Memory Book, Prayers

Per signum crucis de inimicis nostris libera nos Deus noster.

“By the sign of the cross, our God deliver us from our enemies.”

Rosary Confraternity

Posted: September 14, 2011 by CatholicJules in Memory Book, Prayers

The Rosary is a powerful and wonderful prayer, join me as a member of the Rosary Confraternity and we will be praying for one another daily….. ( I just love reciting the rosary confraternity prayer at the end ) 

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 obligationsbenefitsindulgences, 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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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

“Sit at My Right Hand” (Praying The Psalms)

Posted: September 9, 2011 by CatholicJules in Prayers

READ Psalm 110

The LORD says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.”

Psalm 110:1

To the first-century Christian, every line in this psalm was fulfilled in Jesus, God’s Christ. As a result, no psalm was more frequently quoted. In the very history in which the world supposed that it saw the defeat of God,the Christian faith realized God’s majestic rule in resurrection.

PRAYER: High and lifted up, O Lord, you center my aspirations, preside over my growth and rule my will. You are Lord to me in majesty and mercy. All praise to your great name. Amen.

Peterson, Eugene H. (2010-09-27).

Let Us Pray For The Suffering And Dying

Posted: August 13, 2011 by CatholicJules in Prayers

This little prayer can be said daily and I urge you to join me in saying it…

“O St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus Christ and true spouse of the Virgin Mary,
pray for us and for the suffering and dying of today.”

 

Another Beautiful prayer to St Joseph

“O Holy Joseph, help each and every one of us,
especially at the hour of death.
Watch over our souls and our bodies and protect our families.
You know, O beloved Saint, that every day we and our brethren pray to you and that we shall never cease to pray for all those who are suffering and dying.
Grant us our warm prayers and grant that all who come to their aid may prosper, pour out blessings on their concerns and their families!  Amen”

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Personal Reflection And Prayer

Posted: August 3, 2011 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections, Prayers

“Every time the Cross I bear seems lighter and the joy of carrying it fills my heart, I seem to trip and fall and end up right where I began. The difference is that each time I draw closer to learning a little bit more on how not to fall.”

Lord I pray for your grace, help me to grow in my faith so that I may never forget that your yoke for me is easy and that you are always there to come to my aid should I need it.  Amen

Jesus Beads

Posted: July 26, 2011 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys, Prayers

Jesus beads called Chotki originates from the tradition of the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches.

I love it for it’s simplicity. Even the accompanying prayer is simple in form yet rich and deeply penetrating and when said in deep contemplation and reverence can bring about an inner transformation.

An instrument to help us pray always.

Luke 18:1

1 Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.

Ephesians 6:18

18 Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints.

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Prayer

Posted: July 20, 2011 by CatholicJules in Prayers

O Lord, as we travel through this day of our life, our strength is in you; in our hearts are the roads to our eternal destination, the place where you dwell for ever with your people in joy and in peace.  Sustain us as we pass through the bitter valleys of suffering; shield us as dangers threaten; let us rejoice in the springs of living water which refresh us on our way. And always keep us faithful until journey’s end, through Christ our Lord. Amen

 

Chaplet Of Our Lady Of The Snows

Posted: July 12, 2011 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys, Prayers

This is a Gorgeous Chaplet and the accompanying prayer for the chaplet is just as beautiful to pray for the intercession of Our Lady of The Snows.

  • Pure white glass beads are reminiscent of the legend of Our Lady of the Snows
  • The rose spacers, made of a sturdy yet pliable clay, will remind you of Our Lady’s simple beauty
  • Centerpiece features the image of Our Lady of the Snows holding the Christ Child in her arms and the words, “OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS, PRAY FOR US” on the back
  • The crucifix is designed with interesting cuts and delicate designs

Our Lady Of the Snows Chaplet

1. On the Crucifix make the sign of the Cross.

2. On the First 3 beads after the crucifix pray one: Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be.

3. On the centerpiece pray the Memorare.

4. On the 5 white beads, pray the Hail Mary

5. On the Blue Rose Beads pray :-

Our Lady of the Snows, pray for us.

St Joseph, pray for us.
St Therese, The little flower, pray for us.
St Eugene the Mazenod, pray for us.

6. Finally on the centerpiece pray:

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has looked with favour on the lowliness of His servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call be blessed; for the Mighty one has done great things for me and Holy is His name.

 

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Prayer

Posted: July 6, 2011 by CatholicJules in Prayers

Lord,
Jesus bind us to you and to our neighbour with love. May our hearts not be turned away from you; May our souls not be deceived, nor our talents and minds enticed by the allurements of sin, so that we may never distance ourselves from your love. Thus may we love our neighbours as ourselves, with strength, wisdom and gentleness, with Your help. You who are blessed throughout all ages.
Amen.

ST Anthony

“Yet He, Being Compassionate”

Posted: June 26, 2011 by CatholicJules in Prayers

“Yet He, Being Compassionate” READ Psalm 78:32–55

Yet he, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity, and did not destroy them; often he restrained his anger, and did not stir up all his wrath.

Psalm 78:38

While some tally the sins of men and women and conclude that there is no hope for humanity, others notice that the grace of Christ is even more evident—establishing salvation, developing reconciliation, and building the Kingdom of God.

PRAYER: I will not be disheartened, O God, by those who tell me stories of human decadence and society’s disintegration; I have heard those stories before. Instead I will see every sin as a place where your forgiveness can operate and every rebellion as a focus for your redemption. You are more than a match for sin—mine and everyone’s. Amen.

 

Peterson, Eugene H. (2010). Praying with the Psalms

Prayer

Posted: June 6, 2011 by CatholicJules in Prayers

“A Cup with Foaming Wine” READ Psalm 75 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup with foaming wine, well mixed; he will pour a draught from it, and all the wicked of the earth shall drain it down to the dregs.

Psalm 75:8 The cup of foaming wine, destined for the wicked and predicted for centuries by prophet and psalmist, is finally grasped firmly by Jesus and drained to the dregs. When the deserved wrath of God is drunk by the undeserving Son of God, the cup of wrath becomes a cup of salvation.

PRAYER: I will seek justice, O God, not in the acts of others and not in my own attempts at goodness, but in the deep exchanges of forgiveness and redemption that take place in Jesus Christ. Free me from self-promotion and self-justification to sing the praise of my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Peterson, Eugene H. (2010).

Collection of Summer Prayers

Posted: June 3, 2011 by CatholicJules in Prayers

Free Download Here or at my Catholic Flash Widget bottom left of this blog.

 

The Lord’s peace be with you all….

 

 

Prayer

Posted: May 30, 2011 by CatholicJules in Prayers

O God, sow your word once more in our hearts today; till patiently the soil of our souls; bring forth a rich harvest, so that all may find nourishment for body and spirit through the lives of your people.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Prayer

Posted: May 27, 2011 by CatholicJules in Prayers

I praise you, merciful Father, that you have not led me in a way bound by grim duty and joyless servitude, but in one that, though it transverses “the valley of the shadow,” always leads to “the house of the Lord.” Amen.

PSALM 69:30-36

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But I am afflicted and in pain; let your saving help protect me, God,
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6 That I may praise God’s name in song and glorify it with thanksgiving.
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My song will please the LORD more than oxen, more than bullocks with horns and hooves:
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“See, you lowly ones, and be glad; you who seek God, take heart!
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For the LORD hears the poor, does not spurn those in bondage.
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Let the heavens and the earth sing praise, the seas and whatever moves in them!”
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God will rescue Zion, rebuild the cities of Judah. God’s servants shall dwell in the land and possess it;
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7) it shall be the heritage of their descendants; those who love God’s name shall dwell there.

Prayer

Posted: May 24, 2011 by CatholicJules in Prayers

Dear God, teach me to love my enemies and do good to those who hate me, to bless those who curse me and pray for those who abuse me, to be merciful even as you, Father, are merciful, after the example of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayer

Posted: May 18, 2011 by CatholicJules in Prayers

O God, you are over all in all, beyond all. Open our eyes to see the wonders that surround us; open our hearts to know the wonders of our brothers and sisters; open our lips to sing your praise. Restore all peoples in your image, we pray through Jesus our Lord and savior. Amen

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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More will be added as I find or write them…..
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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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