Letter/prayer to a friend: by Anne Wuolu,
member Ct. St. Gerard #2518, Valley City, ND
In response to a cry for help from a friend,
Anne wrote the following short prayer.
She kindly allowed it to be shared.
God loves you so much. We're not in control. Jesus is bringing us to the Garden of Gethsemane with Him. We are with Him there and He is with us. He sees us now there. He created time and space, so all is present to Him. We suffer with Him. I do know His love. You and i are madly in love with Him. That's why our hearts are crushed and broken as He is in the Garden. Let's walk with Him in His Passion, but remember that Easter happened and continues. I know He loves us. Your prayers are definitely working. Let us give our entire selves to His will as He did in the Garden. Let us begin to trust Him, continue to pray and let Him do the rest; let Him be in control. Let us together know we are loved beyond what we can imagine. To this we pray and give our lives over to Him. Let us trust Him that He will work in ways we cannot understand. May His love abide in us and bring us peace. Keep looking at His face.
Love, Peace, Joy and Prayers, Anne
P.S Jesus is driving.
We just need the courage to hop in and ride along.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Mother Mary,
We, your children of every nation,
Turn to you in this pandemic.
Our troubles are numerous: our fears are great.
Grant that we might deposit them at your feet,
Take refuge in your Immaculate Heart,
and obtain peace, healing, rescue,
And timely help in all our needs.
You are our Mother.
Pray for us to you Son.
A Prayer, as I put on my mask:
As I prepare to go into the world,
help me to see the sacrament
in the wearing of this cloth.
Let it be "an outward sign
of an inward grace" -
a tangible and visible way of living.
Love for my neighbors,
as I love myself.
Since my lips will be covered,
uncover my heart,
that people would see my smile
in the crinkles around my eyes.
Since my voice may be muffled,
help me to speak clearly,
not only with my words,
but with my actions.
As the elastic touches my ears,
remind to listen carefully =
and full of care -
to all those I meet.
May this simple piece of cloth
be shield and banner,
and each breath that it holds,
be filled with Your love.
In Your name and
in the name of love
May it be so. May it be so.
Spiritual Communion Prayer with Our Lord anywhere:
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You Sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
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Prayers for our ill members:
Dear Jesus, Divine Physician and Healer of the sick, we turn to you in this time of illness. O dearest comforter of the troubled, alleviate our worry and sorrow with your gentle love, and grant us the grace and strength to accept this burden. Dear God, we place our worries in your hands. We place our sick under your care and humbly ask that you restore your servant to health again. Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge your will and know that whatever you do, you do for the love of us. Amen.
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Prayers for our
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.