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We believe in the strength of prayer and its healing power. It heals the spirit and through the intercessions of God, Jesus, Mary and the Saints.
To that end we offer daily, monthly and seasonal prayers and links to the sites that exemplify excellent prayers and intentions.
This month, we recommend
In honor to all of our mothers - two prayers
The SPIRITUAL ADOPTION PRAYER emphasizes the power of prayer in safeguarding life when it is threatened in the mother’s womb. Through prayer you can intercede for an unknown woman considering abortion and for the safety of her unborn child. Please make a nine month commitment to pray for your spiritually adopted unborn child whom you have named.
Suggested Prayer: Dear Jesus, child of Mary, I love you and thank you for your unconditional love. I plead with you to save the life of __________ the unborn child whom I have spiritually adopted and whose life is threatened by abortion. May this child be allowed to grow in wisdom, age and strength in your presence and in the sight of all. Amen.
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 with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother. To thee 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.
Prior months recommendations
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Saint Andrew Christmas Novena
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.
Prayer for the Canonization of ARCHBISHOP FULTON J. SHEEN
Heavenly Father, source of all holiness, You raise up within the Church in every age men and women who serve with heroic love and dedication. You have blessed Your Church through the life and ministry of Your faithful servant, ARCHBISHOP FULTON J. SHEEN. He has written and spoken well of Your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, and was a true instrument of the Holy Spirit in touching the hearts of countless people.
Most Rev. Daniel
R. Jenky, CS.C , Bishop of Peoria
Prayer to Obtain a Favor
Through the Intercession of the Servant of
ARCHBISHOP FULTON J. SHEEN
A Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Prayer for the United States
God our Father,
Chaplet of The Divine Mercy
-from "A Holy Hour" for Life: Prayers Before the Blessed Sacrament.
God our loving Father, grant wisdom to those who govern us, compassion and courage to those who work to defend human life, and safety and care to every human being. For you alone who formed us in our mothers' wombs, and who call us home to heaven, are God, for ever and ever.