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PRAYER TO THE MOTHER OF SORROWS
O Mother Mary, your life was filled with the most wonderful joy and the deepest sorrow. Your joy was the result of God’s love in choosing you to be the Mother of our Saviour. Your sorrow was caused by our sins which led to the crucifixion of Christ on the Cross.
Help us to think about the passion and death of Jesus. Never allow us to grow so accustomed to the crucifix that we fail to remember the terrible pains that your Son suffered on our behalf.
Prompt us and families to improve ourselves by striving after virtue and avoiding sin. Then some day we will share with you and your family the eternal joy of heaven. Amen.
V. Our Lady of Sorrows
R. Pray for Us.
V. St. Jude Thaddeus
R. Pray for us and all who invoke thy aid.
PRAYER TO SAINT JOACHIM AND ANN
Gracious St. Joachim and St. Ann, help us to love God completely, Obtain for us the grace to follow the way of Jesus and His mother, Mary, and give us the resolve to fulfill the duties of our states in life with faithfulness and joy. Teach us how to practice the Gospel in our times. I recommend to you, dear grandparents of Jesus, this particular request (here make your own needs know … ).
Protect us from any danger that might weaken our faith and help us at the hour of death that we might come to the joy of eternal life. There, with both you and your daughter Mary, we hope to sing the praises of God forever. Amen.
St. Jude Thaddeus: Pray for us and all who invoke thy aid.
Novena Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit, in these days of doubt, confusion and uncertainty, come into our heart with
your light, your strength and your consolation
Come with the light of truth and teach us the will of God in our daily living especially now when God’s basic laws are challenged or ignored.
Come with your strength that purifies our heart and our desires and guards us against the danger of pride, and self conceit.
Bring your consolation so that with a heart attuned to your holy love we may live in peace and harmony in our families and give to our communities the spirit of cooperation, tolerance and understanding.
O God, you have instructed the faithful with the light of the Holy Spirit. Grant that through this same Holy Spirit. We may be truly wise and enjoy His consolation always Amen.
Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.
V St. Jude Thaddeus, pray for us
R And for all who invoke thy aid
Prayer for Lent
LORD GOD, through the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ your Son, you set us free from sin. In Baptism, we embraced that freedom, rejected sin and promised to live in your light. Help us this Lent to see the truth: that we have not always lived up to that promise and that you are always ready to give us the joy of the resurrection. May our Lenten journey bring us closer to you through prayer, fasting and acts of charity. We ask this through the Risen Lord. Amen.
St. Jude Novena
O Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. St. Jude pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen.
Prayer to St. Jude for Physical Healing
St. Jude, you witnessed the healing power of our Lord Jesus. You saw His compassion for the sick and dying. You yourself touched the sick, shared the sorrows of the mournful, and encouraged the despairing. You received this authority and healing power to work wonders, to cure the incurable, to make people whole. We ask you to intercede with our brother, Jesus, to send His saving grace to heal the sickness and suffering of __________________, to uplift his/her despondent spirit, and to instill hope in his/her heart. Amen.
Prayer to St. Jude in Times of Suffering
Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, I place myself into your hands at this difficult time. Help me to know that I am not alone. Please pray for me, asking God to send me comfort for my sorrows, bravery for my fears, and healing for my suffering. Ask our loving God to strengthen my faith and give me the courage to accept His Will for my life. Thank you, St. Jude, for the hope you offer to all who believe in you. Amen.