Category Archives: prayer

Post Your Prayer Requests Here

If you have a prayer request, please post it here in the comments. (comments are moderated, so it may be a while before the request appears) RLCJ

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Father Z.’s Prayer for a Miracle to End the Pandemic

Here is a link to the full prayer, “Posted on 6 April 2020 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf “ I have to be very cautious in criticizing any sincere prayer, as God is pleased by all sincere prayer, even those that … Continue reading

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a Rosa Mystica prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Rosa Mystical prayer to Mary is a powerful prayer. Pray it. Ask for what you will. See for yourself that this prayer pleases God. (See also the Prayer of Praise to St. Joseph) Rosa Mystica Prayer Blessed Virgin Mary, … Continue reading

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Commentary on the St. Joseph Prayer part 5

The prayer in full is found here. “Like the Blessed Virgin Mary, you have never offended God by any sin, but like us fallen sinners here below, you bore the wounds of concupiscence.” Joseph is like Jesus, and also like … Continue reading

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Commentary on the St. Joseph Prayer part 4

The prayer in full is found here. “and you are without flaw before the throne of God.” Saint Joseph does not have the same degree of perfection as Mary. She was conceived without original sin, and he was conceived with … Continue reading

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Novena to Jesus, Mary, Joseph

Please consider praying with me a Novena, from Ascension Thursday (today) to Pentecost Sunday (May 31st). That is a 10-day period, so you could start today or tomorrow, and complete the novena on Saturday or Sunday (May 30 or 31). … Continue reading

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Commentary on the St. Joseph Prayer

The Prayer of Praise to Saint Joseph is found in full here. Below is the first part of my commentary on this prayer, which I wrote earlier this year. This prayer is a powerful spiritual remedy in a time of … Continue reading

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The Prayer of Praise to Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph, virgin spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, loving father to the Christ-child, head of the most holy Family, patron of the universal Church: you are among the closest imitators of your divinely conceived Son, Jesus. For like John … Continue reading

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The Prayer of Praise to Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph, virgin spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, loving father to the Christ-child, head of the most holy Family, patron of the universal Church: you are among the closest imitators of your divinely-conceived Son, Jesus. For like John the … Continue reading

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Join me in Praying the Rosa Mystica devotion – Dec. 1-12

Join me in praying the Rosa Mystica devotion on: Dec 1 – 12 The Blessed Virgin Mary: * “it is my wish to be appealed to and venerated as Rosa Mystica.” * “I wish the 13th of each month to … Continue reading

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The Rosa Mystica devotion

The full explanation of the Rosa Mystica devotion is on this website. See also The Divine Mercy Novena here The devotion does not seem to specify exactly which prayers are said, so below is my suggestion. You can substitute whatever … Continue reading

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Why Does God Permit Natural Disasters?

We are fallen sinners, so it is fitting for us to live in a fallen world, where harmful things happen. For sin causes harm. And while natural disasters are not directly the result of sin, God permits this type of … Continue reading

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Prayer and Divine Providence

Over the course of many years, I’ve learned that God’s providence can be called upon to assist us, mere weak and mortal sinners, in any of the tasks and events of our daily lives. By prayer, we can obtain help … Continue reading

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Making Friends for Eternal Life

When you pray for other persons, by name or more generally by their particular need, you are making friends for eternal life in Heaven. For when you and they all eventually go to Heaven, they will know that you prayed … Continue reading

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I’m asking for your prayers

I continue to have problems with back pain (sciatica). I ask for your prayers. Please remember me when you are praying at Mass, or praying the Rosary or the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Thanks to everyone who has already been praying … Continue reading

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My back surgery this Friday

The surgery went well. Thanks to everyone who is praying for me. They are saying 4 to 6 weeks for full recovery, but I should be quite a bit better in two weeks, if all continues to go well. ——- … Continue reading

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Prayer Request

New Update: I’m definitely on the mend. Pain levels are way down this morning. I’m feeling much better. Thanks to everyone who is praying for me. You are in my prayers also. — Ron Conte

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How to make Prayer more Effective

1. Examine your conscience thoroughly in the light of Church teaching. Make no excuses. Admit your sins to God and yourself. Pray for the gift of sincere repentance from all sin. Go to Confession. Avoid all grave sins. Continue going … Continue reading

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Divine Mercy Sunday plenary indulgence

A special type of plenary indulgence is available only for Divine Mercy Sunday: Apostolic Penitentiary Decree. “To ensure that the faithful would observe this day with intense devotion, the Supreme Pontiff himself established that this Sunday be enriched by a … Continue reading

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my version of the Divine Mercy prayer

For the sake of Jesus Christ’s sorrowful passion and death on the cross, have mercy on us poor sinners in need of repentance, conversion, and healing; have mercy on us in soul, spirit, and body.

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