Showing posts with label Catholic Prayers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Catholic Prayers. Show all posts

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Are you in need of prayer? Our prayer ministry will pray for your needs


Prayer is the Key to God's Blessing

Are you or someone in need of prayer? If so, please feel free to submit your prayer request to our website. All prayer requests submitted through email and with our Online Form are prayed for daily by our ministry.

Loci B. Lenar, the founder of www.Christian-Miracles.com has arranged with support of his parish priest, Fr. Richard Tartaglia of Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Denville, NJ, to have prayer requests prayed for each Monday morning after Mass during Holy Hour Adoration by members of the National Conference of Catholic Women (NCCW), and during the monthly prayer service held every third Thursday of each month for peace.

Be patient when praying and wait for God to answer because His timing may be different from ours. Let him prepare and make a way!

Regarding prayer, Jesus said, "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst." (Matthew 18:19-20)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6)

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)


"I thank the people who created this website because through it, I have seen God's wonders and favors. May the good Lord bless you. Prayers have now become part of my life, thanks to this website. I'm grateful for your help."  -Loise

"I've been sending in prayer requests to your website for awhile now, and as you may know, Prayers Are answered every day.  All of my requests that I submitted HAVE been answered! Some answers came so fast, it surprised me. And some prayers were answered in a roundabout way, it mystifies me on how God worked everything out in my financial dilemmas. I've had so many miraculous healings after I sent in my prayer requests to your beautiful organization. God has blessed me with so many answers and solutions, from physical healing to financial. And so quickly too! Thank you again for all of your prayers. God Bless!"  -Cynthia

"I wish to express my sincere thanks to your website and prayer group for all your prayers for the healing of my grandson's condition and speech issues. He has not spoken, talked or responded verbally all these 4+yrs. Imagine the joy and happiness I experienced and all I could do was to praise and thank God for this miracle." -Agnes

"Thank you so much for your prayers, scan shows lump has gone, truly miraculous, god bless you."
-Joanne

"I just want to say thank you for your wonderful prayers for my son Matthew. He had a heart transplant in May 2013. It was a success and since then, he is been doing fine. He just got back from a basketball camp at the University of Connecticut. So I want to say thanks to all you that have been praying for him. May God continue to bless your works. Amen. GOD IS GREAT!!"  -Emmanuel

Visit our website for Catholic Devotions, Prayers, and Novenas.


Photographs by Loci B. Lenar


Wednesday, November 01, 2017

All Saints Day: A Catholic Prayer in Praise of the Saints


The Catholic Church celebrates on November 1st All Saints Day in honor of all known and unknown saints.

A Catholic Prayer in Praise of the Saints

How shining and splendid are your gifts, O Lord
which you give us for our eternal well-being
Your glory shines radiantly in your saints, O God
In the honour and noble victory of the martyrs.
The white-robed company follow you,
bright with their abundant faith;
They scorned the wicked words of those with this world's power.
For you they sustained fierce beatings, chains, and torments,
they were drained by cruel punishments.
They bore their holy witness to you
who were grounded deep within their hearts;
they were sustained by patience and constancy.
Endowed with your everlasting grace,
may we rejoice forever
with the martyrs in our bright fatherland.
O Christ, in your goodness,
grant to us the gracious heavenly realms of eternal life.

Unknown author, 10th century

Photograph Copyright Loci B. Lenar
www.Christian-Miracles.com



Saturday, August 26, 2017

A Prayer of Mercy

A Prayer of Mercy - Catholic Devotions, Prayers, and Novenas

Heavenly Father, we approach the throne of grace with a humble heart and implore your divine assistance.

Bless all fruits of our labor so we may provide for the needs of our family.

Bless our children so they may grow with seeds of wisdom.

Bless the sick and the suffering with your healing grace.

Bless our world with peace and instill love of thy neighbor.

Bless all nations to accept the gospels of truth.

Bless all Christians worldwide with divine protection.

Bless our clergy with peace and unify all churches under one God.

Bless your church abundantly so it may reach out and help the impoverished.

Bless all those who have lost their faith with signs and wonders.

Our Lady of Fatima, please intercede for us and open the windows of heaven for the Holy Spirit to encircle our world with God's peace.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, we humbly pray to bless our prayers with divine mercy and miracles.

Father in Heaven, we ask this through your divine son, Jesus.

Amen.

By Loci B. Lenar



The statue of Jesus can be seen inside St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 243 Abington Avenue, Newark, NJ, USA.

The Fatima statue was displayed at The National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima on May 13, 2017 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady's apparitions. The shrine is located in (Asbury) Washington, New Jersey, on the grounds of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA.

Photographs and Prayer Copyright Loci B. Lenar


Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Saint Ignatius of Loyola: New Catholic Tribute

St Ignatius of Loyola. 2017 by Stephen B. Whatley

St. Ignatius of Loyola by Artist Stephen B. Whatley | Flickr.com

News excerpt from the artists website:

A new tribute to Saint Ignatius of Loyola, created on his Feast Day - July 31, 2017 - by expressionist artist Stephen B. Whatley. Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish priest born in Azpetia, Spain in 1471, passing on July 31, 1556 in Rome, Italy. He founded the Society of Jesus.

The British artist is a devout Catholic convert and often feels what he calls a 'Divine Push' to paint tributes to Jesus, Our Lady and The Saints on significant landmark years or Feast Days - and to share them.

Dependent on prayer, especially to the Holy Spirit - his 2013 exhibition at London's Westminster Cathedral was called "Paintings From Prayer".

The eclectic work of Stephen B. Whatley is in collections worldwide and public collections including BBC Heritage, London Transport Museum, Newman University (UK), Westminster Cathedral, The Royal Collection of HM Queen Elizabeth II & The Carrollton School of The Sacred Heart, Miami, USA - whilst his series of 30 paintings commissioned by the Tower of London in 2000 are permanently reproduced throughout Tower Hill Underpass, outside Tower Hill Station - the main entrance to the Tower of London.

St. Ignatius Prayer for help with Depression:

O Christ Jesus
When all is darkness
And we feel our weakness and helplessness,
Give us the sense of Your Presence,
Your Love and Your Strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
In Your protecting love
And strengthening power,
So that nothing may frighten or worry us,
For, living close to You,
We shall see Your Hand,
Your Purpose, Your Will through all things.

St. Ignatius of Loyola - Painted in 2017 by Stephen B. Whatley
Pastel on paper, 23.4 x 16.5in/59 x 42cm

www.stephenbwhatley.com


Saturday, July 08, 2017

Healing Prayer for Children


Prayerful Healing for Children

Heavenly Father
from the moment of creation you've
predestined the salvation of your people
through the resurrection of your
divine Son, Jesus Christ,
so all can come to believe
and have eternal life.

Through the miraculous words of Jesus,
Lazarus has risen—
eyesight is restored,
leprosy healed,
demons flee;
illness cured;
transformed drinking water into wine,
signs and wonders for all to witness
by God's design—

Merciful Father
we humbly petition thee to heal and save
our children from illness,
especially ____________ (mention name of child and illness)
beseeching for the grace of healing and deliverance.

Free all who suffer from infirmities
of the mind, body, and soul.
Almighty God the Father
We thank thee for hearing our pleas
and restoring our children to health
with divine mercy and healing grace
through your Son, Jesus Christ.

Amen.

(Download a free PDF art print of Prayerful Healing for Children)

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Healing through the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

By Loci B. Lenar

Prayerful Healing is written for anyone in need of encouraging words, especially families with children that are suffering from an illness. I was inspired to write the prayer as a result of a miraculous healing. With prayer, I was guided by Our Blessed Mother to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and healed of a heart ailment, including years of suffering painful headaches.

With the blessing and grace of God, I was healed of a heart arrhythmia known as Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib). The medical condition was treated with Lanoxin, a cardiac medicine. However, I've not used the medication for over twenty years. I was treated for the medical disorder by Dr. Gilbert Mandel of Denville Associates of Internal Medicine, Denville, NJ. In addition, I was healed from years of suffering painful headaches after countless visits to physicians with treatments that went to no avail.

With the power of prayer and receiving the Anointing of the Sick - a sacrament that is administered through the Catholic church, I was healed and cured by God's grace of all medical issues. I requested the healing sacrament and was anointed with oil by Fr. Richard Tartaglia of Saint Mary's Church, Myers Avenue Denville, NJ, USA.

Scripture says the following: "Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven." (James 5: 14-15)

May God answer your prayers with divine favor and healing!

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Sacred Heart of Jesus and The Miracle Prayer



The Miracle Prayer

Lord Jesus, I come before you, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In your Name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce Satan, the evil spirits and all their works. I give you my entire self, Lord Jesus, now and forever. I invite you into my life, Jesus. I accept you as my Lord, God and Saviour. Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul, and spirit.

Come Lord Jesus, cover me with your Precious Blood, and fill me with your Holy Spirit. I love you Lord Jesus. I praise you Jesus. I thank you Jesus. I shall follow you every day of my life. Amen.

Mary, My Mother, Queen of Peace, St. Peregrine, the cancer saint, all the Angels and Saints, please help me. Amen.

Say this prayer faithfully, no matter how you feel. When you come to the point where you sincerely mean each word with all your heart, Jesus will change your whole life in a very special way. You will see.

Prayer © 1993 Peter M. Rookey and Servite Fathers, O.S.M.


Photograph by Loci B. Lenar
www.Christian-Miracles.com


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Novena to the Infant Jesus of Prague in Urgent Need - Art Print




(To be said for nine days or nine consecutive hours)

O Jesus, Who said, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be answered. (Mention your request)

O Jesus, Who said, "All that you ask of the Father in My Name He will grant you," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I humbly and urgently ask Your Father in Your Name that my prayer be granted. (Mention your request.)

O Jesus, Who said, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My word shall not pass," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I feel confident that my prayer will be granted. (Mention your request)

Amen

This colorful art print combines a well known Catholic novena with a stained glass window of the Infant Jesus of Prague which I photographed inside Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Myers Avenue, Denville, NJ, USA.

Visit the following link to print a PDF copy of the art print: Novena to the Infant Jesus of Prague in Urgent Need 

Art print by Loci B. Lenar



Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

 


Saint Patrick Prayer

May the Strength of God pilot us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Host of God guard us.
Against the snares of the evil ones.
Against temptations of the world

May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!
May Thy Salvation, Lord,
Always be ours,This day, O Lord, and evermore.
Amen.

More Catholic Prayers: http://www.christian-miracles.com/devotionalprayers.htm

Photograph of stained glass window by Loci B. Lenar

Thursday, February 25, 2016

NOVENA TO OUR LADY FOR IMPOSSIBLE REQUESTS

 
Photograph by Loci B. Lenar


NOVENA FOR IMPOSSIBLE REQUESTS

(This Novena honors the nine months during which Our Lady carried Our Blessed Lord in her womb.)

"Hail, Holy Queen,...
Mother of Mercy,
our life, our sweetness and our hope!
To thee do we cry,
poor banished children of Eve;
to thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy towards us;
and after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus.
O clement, O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen."


V - Pray for us, most holy mother of God.
R - That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

"Virgin of the Incarnation,
a thousand times we greet thee,
a thousand times we praise thee
for thy joy when God was incarnated in thee.
Because thou art so powerful
a Virgin and Mother of God,
grant what we ask of thee for the love of God."

Here state your first intention.
Repeat all of above and then state your second intention.
Repeat all of above and then state your third intention.

CONCLUSION:

After the above prayers and intentions, say the Memorare.

Remember, O most Gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help
or sought thy intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
I fly unto thee,
O Virgin of Virgins,
my mother.
To thee do I cry,
before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful.
Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Amen.

Hail Mary...

Blessed and praised be
the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar,
in Heaven, on earth and everywhere.
AMEN.

(Pray for 9 days)

More Catholic Prayers

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Prayer to Saint Dymphna For Any Special Need

St. Dymphna Patron Medal


In Nervous or Emotional Distress 

Lord, our God, you graciously chose St. Dymphna as patroness of those afflicted with mental and nervous disorders. She is thus an inspiration and a symbol of charity to the thousands who ask her intercession. 

Please grant, Lord, through the prayers of this pure youthful martyr, relief and consolation to all suffering such trials, and especially those for whom we pray. (Here mention those for whom you wish to pray)

We beg you, Lord, to hear the prayers of St. Dymphna on our behalf. Grant all those for whom we pray patience in their sufferings and resignation to your divine will. Please fill them with hope, and grant them the relief and cure they so much desire. 

We ask this through Christ our Lord who suffered agony in the garden. Amen.

In Physical Illness 

I appeal to you in my illness, dear St. Dymphna. I would be so grateful for a total and happy recovery, for the blessed gift of health in every fiber of my being. May the Lord Jesus, who mercifully healed the sick during His earthly days, have pity on me and make me well again. Ask Him to command sickness to depart and grant me a full measure of health, that I may rejoice in giving Him glory and praise. Amen.

For Any Special Need

Glorious St. Dymphna, you are the patron of the nervous and emotionally disturbed. I am certain, however, that your charity embraces everyone. I am certain that you lend a listening ear to any prayer offered for any special need. You will, I am sure,take my problem to heart and pray for me that it may be happily settled. (Here mention your special problem or difficulty) You will plead for me and obtain the help I need. Already I offer you my sincere and grateful thanks, so great is my confidence that God will hear and answer your prayers. 


Amen. 


St. Dymphna, Virgin and Martyr, pray for us.
St. Dymphna, patron of nervous and emotional illnesses, pray for us.
St. Dymphna, crowned for the glory in heaven, pray for us.
St. Dymphna, faithful to your covenant with Christ, pray for us.
St. Dymphna, precious in the eyes of the Lord, pray for us.
St. Dymphna, our helper in every need, pray for us.
St. Dymphna, our friend at heaven's court, pray for us.


More Catholic Devotional Prayers 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

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Devotional Prayers include The Miracle Prayer, Novena to the Infant Jesus of Prague, Prayer to Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Novena for Impossible Requests, Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony, Prayer to St. Jude for Impossible Cases, Prayers to Saint Rita, Prayers to Saint Joseph, Prayer to Saint Padre Pio, Prayers to St. Therese, Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel and many more!

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"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." (John 3:17)

Friday, September 11, 2015

PRAYER TO OUR LADY, HELP OF CHRISTIANS

Photograph by Loci B. Lenar

Mary, powerful Virgin,
You are the mighty
and glorious protector of the Church.
You are the marvelous help of Christians.
You are awe inspiring as an army in battle array.
In the midst of our anguish,
struggle, and distress,
defend us from the power of the enemy,
and at the hour of hour death,
receive our soul in Heaven.

More Catholic Prayers: http://www.christian-miracles.com/devotionalprayers.htm

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PRAYER TO SAINT ANTHONY FOR PEACE




Prayer of the Month for August 2015

Dear Saint Anthony, yet again I greet you and thank you.
Throughout your life you always tried to be a peacemaker.
You were always reconciling enemies,
getting factions to work together,
smoothing and composing differences.


Our world is now upset with wars abroad,
with violence and dissension at home.
Everywhere in our cities and towns,
in our colleges and schools,
even in our churches,
a spirit of strife too often prevails.

These are all, as you know better than I,
the fruit of sin,
a sign of human instability and insufficiency.
Help us by your power before God to be peacemakers.
Help me especially to pray and work for peace in my family
and my neighborhood whenever I can.
I ask this favor in the name of our Lord, the prince of peace.
Amen.

V. Pray for us, St. Anthony,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

More Saint Anthony Prayers: http://www.christian-miracles.com/saintanthonyprayer.htm

More Catholic Prayers: http://www.christian-miracles.com/devotionalprayers.htm
 
The statue of St. Anthony and Infant Jesus can be seen inside St. Bonaventure Church, 174 Ramsey Street, Paterson, NJ, USA.

Photograph by Loci B. Lenar



Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Photograph by Loci B. Lenar

Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus - Devotional Prayers - Christian-Miracles.com

To be recited daily for 9 consecutive days:

O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you." Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of ______ (name your request here).

Our Father . . . Hail Mary . . . Glory Be . . .
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you." Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of ______ (name your request here).

Our Father . . . Hail Mary . . . Glory Be . . .
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away." Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of______ (name your request here).

Our Father . . . Hail Mary . . . Glory Be . . .
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender Mother and ours.

Hail Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy,
hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To you we cry, the children of Eve;
to you we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this land of exile.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us;
lead us home at last
and show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus,
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.


St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us. Amen.




Wednesday, May 13, 2015

On May 13th the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima is Celebrated by the Church

Photo by Loci B. Lenar

Intercessory Hymn to Our Lady of Fatima

Dear Lady of Fatima,
We come on bended knee,
To beg Your intercession,
For peace and unity.
Dear Mary, won't You show us,
The right and shining way,
We pledge our love and offer You,
A Rosary each day.
You promised at Fatima,
Each time that You appeared,
To help us if we pray to You,
To banish war and fear.
Dear Lady, on First Saturdays,
We ask Your guiding hand,
For grace and guidance here on earth,
And protection for our land.

For information on Devotion of the Five First Saturdays, please visit the following link: Rosary-Center.org

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Advent 2014: Prepare and Celebrate the Birth of Jesus on Christmas Day!



Advent Prayer

Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan. Lift our minds in watchful hope to heart the voice which announces his glory and open our minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us for his coming. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Prayer from Catholic Online)

More Prayers:http://www.christian-miracles.com/devotionalprayers.htm

 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Novena to Saint Therese of Lisieux

"Each small task of everyday life is part of the harmony of the universe." - Saint Therese of Lisieux



The Twenty-four “Glory be to the Father’s” Novena

The Twenty-four “Glory be to the Father’s” novena can be said at any time. However, the ninth to the seventeenth of the month is particularly recommended, for on those days the petitioner joins in prayer with all those making the novena.

The “Glory be to the Father” praising the Holy Trinity is said twenty-four times each of the nine days, in thanksgiving for all the blessings and favors given to Saint Therese of the Child Jesus during the twenty-four years of her life. In addition, this, or a similar prayer may be used:

“Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost, I thank Thee for all the blessings and favors Thou hast showered upon the soul of Thy servant Therese of the Child Jesus, during the twenty-four years she spent here on earth, and in consideration of the merits of this Thy most beloved Saint, I beseech Thee to grant me this favor, if it is in accordance with Thy most Holy Will and is not an obstacle to my salvation.”

After this Prayer, follow the twenty-four “Glory be to the Father’s,” between each of which may be included this short prayer: “Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.”

Intercessory Prayers to St. Therese

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Daily Devotional Prayers

Photograph by Loci B. Lenar

Prayer Before Surgery

Loving Father, I entrust myself to your care this day; guide with wisdom and skill the minds and hands of the medical people who minister in your Name, and grant that every cause of illness be removed, I may be restored to soundness of health and learn to live in more perfect harmony with you and with those around me. Through Jesus Christ. Amen.

Into your hands, I commend my body and my soul. Amen.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

PRAYER FOR HEALING YOUR FAMILY TREE

Photograph by Loci B. Lenar

PRAYERS - Claretian Ministry

By Fr. John H. Hampsch, C.M.F 
 
Heavenly Father, I come before you as your child, in great need of your help; I have physical health needs, emotional needs, spiritual needs, and interpersonal needs. Many of my problems have been caused by my own failures, neglects, and sinfulness, for which I humbly beg your forgiveness, Lord. But I also ask you to forgive the... sins of my ancestors whose failures have left their effects on me in the form of unwanted tendencies, behavior patterns and defects in body, mind and spirit. Heal me, Lord, of all these disorders.

With your help I sincerely forgive everyone, especially livings or dead members of my family tree, who have directly offended me or my loved ones in any way, or those whose sins have resulted in our present sufferings and disorders. In the name of your divine Son, Jesus, and in the power of his Holy Spirit, I ask you, Father, to deliver me and my entire family tree from the influence of the evil one. Free all living or dead members of my family tree, including those in adoptive relationships, and those in extended family relationships, from every contaminating form of bondage. By your loving concern for us, heavenly Father, and by the shed blood of your precious Son, Jesus, I beg you to extend your blessings to me and to all my living and deceased relatives. Heal every negative effect transmitted through all past generations, and prevent such negative effects in future generations of my family tree.

I symbolically place the cross of Jesus over the head of each person in my family tree, and between each generation; I ask you to let the cleansing blood of Jesus purify the bloodlines in my family lineage. Set your protective angels to encamp around us, and permit Archangel Raphael, the patron of healing, to administer your divine healing power to all of us, even in the area of genetic disability. Give special power to our family members’ guardian angels to heal, protect, guide and encourage each of us in all our needs. Let your healing power be released at this very moment, and let it continue as long as your sovereignty permits.

In our family tree, Lord, replace all bondage with a holy bonding in family love. And let there be an ever-deeper bonding with you, Lord, by the Holy Spirit, to your Son, Jesus. Let the family of the Holy Trinity pervade our family with its tender, warm, loving presence, so that our family may recognize and manifest that love in all our relationships. All of our unknown needs we include with this petition that we pray in Jesus’ precious name.

Amen

St. Joseph, Patron of family life, pray for us.

The above prayer is posted on the website of Claretian Teaching Ministry: http://catholicbooks.net/

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Consecration of America

St. Mary's Church Window - Photo by Loci B. Lenar

Prayer of the Day for Thursday, July 04, 2013 - Catholic Online

Immaculate Mary, most Holy Mother of God and of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we the people of the United States of America at this historic moment stand before you in a humbled condition of love, loyalty, affection, and thankfulness. To your Immaculate Heart we recommit and dedicate ourselves throughout the entire American nation. To your Son Jesus Christ we pledge to serve His teaching, His church, and to work for His kingdom on earth. O Mary, to you do we flee for protection.

Surround the American family with your maternal care; enfold us in your arms. Give to this American land, built on the blood and tears of so many faithful forebears, a peaceful and praiseworthy existence in truth, love, justice, and freedom.

O Mary, we submit to you as the Patroness of our beloved country. O Mary, Help of Christians, enfold the Holy Father and the Catholic Church within your protective cloak; be our shield in the days ahead. Give to the Church true holiness and freedom. Obtain for our leaders holy zeal, the ability to face the truth, and the courage to correct all abuses. Stop the flood of atheism, greed, heresy, impurity, lukewarmness, materialism, and selfishness that threaten our nation. Show to those who have strayed from the Church the way to Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Mother of God, accept our personal consecration to you and, through you, bind us forever to the Holy Trinity. Gather us all into your Immaculate Heart and unite us forever with Jesus. O Mary, we love you.  Amen.