Prayer before sleep

Today is one of the most exhausting days of my life. All I do, I offer them to God. He gives me strength to fulfill my duties, my obligations.

I’m sharing this beautiful prayer before sleep.
Prayer before sleep.

Dear God, as I lay me down to sleep, relax the tension of my body. 

Calm the restlessness of my mind; still the thoughts which worry and perplex me. 

Help me to rest myself and all my problems in your strong & loving arms.

Let your Spirit speak to my mind and heart while I’m asleep, so that when I wake in the morning, I may find that I have received in the nighttime, light for my way, strength for my tasks, peace for my worries, forgiveness for my sins. 

Grant me sleep tonight and tomorrow power to live. 

Amen 🙏🏼

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Good Morning Prayer

The Good Morning God Prayer

Good Morning God!
You are ushering in another day,
untouched and freshly new.
So here I am to ask you, God,
if You’ll renew me too.

Forgive the many errors that I made yesterday
and let me try again dear God
to walk closer in Your way.

But Lord, I am well aware,
I can’t make it on my own.
So take my hand and hold it tight,
for I cannot walk alone.

Ave Maria de Lourdes France

On our fifth visit to Lourdes France, we were able to participate in the nightly rosary vigil. It starts at 9 pm and lasts for about an hour. Same feeling of peace and hope enveloped me as we sang to the hymns and recitation of the rosary. Chanted with various languages I may not know but still familiar and heartfelt. The procession is more than a ceremony that for devotees like us – is a time of prayer and peace. 

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I’d like to share the hymn – “Ave Maria de Lourdes” in French. As seen on a short clip I recorded below.

Ave, Ave, Ave Maria!
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria!

O Vierge Marie, le peuple Chrétien,
à Lourdes vous prie, chez vous il renvient.

Le fond de la roche s’éclaire à l’instant:
la dame s’approche, fait signe à l’enfant.

“Venez, je vous prie, ici, quinze fois,
avec vos amies entendre ma voix.”

Avec insistance la dame,
trois fois, a dit: “pénitence”
Chrétien, c’est pour toi!

“A cette fontaine venez et buvez;
dans l’eau pure et sainte
allez vous laver.”

“Je veux qu’ici même,
au pied de ces monts,
le peuple que j’aime
vienne en procession.”

 

 

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Our Lady of Fatima 100th anniversary

Intercessory Hymn to Our Lady of Fatima 

Dear Lady of Fatima, We come on bended knees. 

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.

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Intercessory Prayer to Our Lady of Fatima

O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary,

you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message.

We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary.

By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein, may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. 

Amen.

 

 

Lead me Lord (lyrics)

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Lead me Lord

Lead me Lord, lead me by the hand
and let me face the rising sun.
Comfort me through all the pain
that life may bring. 
There’s no other hope that I can lean upon.
Lead me Lord, lead me all my life.
Walk by me, 
walk by me across the lonely road that I may face
take my arms and let your hand
show me the way.
Show the way to live inside your heart,
all my days, all my life.
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You are my light, 
you’re the lamp upon my feet.
All the time my Lord, I need You there.
You are my life, I cannot live alone.
Let me stay by guiding your life.
All through my life,
lead me Lord…
Lead me Lord, even though at times 
I’d rather go alone my way
help me take the right direction, take your road.
Lead me Lord and never leave my side
All my days,
all my life.

Padre Pio

In the Catholic calendar, September 23 is the feast day of Padre Pio.

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina is known for his miracles of healing and intercession. Born on May 25, 1887 and noted as a friar who was experiencing stigmata. His real name is Francesco Forgione and even as a young boy he already showed signs of extraordinary gifts of grace. He was able to see and talk to his guardian angel, and even with Jesus and the Virgin Mary. God endowed him with spiritual gifts including bilocation, prophecy, miracles, discernment of spirits, the ability to read hearts, the ability to speak in tongues (speak and understand different languages he had never studied), and other supernatural powers.

Padre Pio was a friar, mystic and now venerated as a saint of the Catholic Church who continues to perform miracles through his relics and one’s surrender to Jesus.

“In books we seek God, in prayer we find Him.

Prayer is the key which opens God’s heart”

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I’m sharing with you his beautiful prayer

STAY WITH ME, LORD

Prayer of St. Pio of Pietrelcina after Holy Communion

Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You. You know how easily I abandon You.

Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need Your strength, that I may not fall so often.

Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life, and without You, I am without fervor.

Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light, and without You, I am in darkness.

Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will.

Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice and follow You.

Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You very much, and always be in Your company.

Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be faithful to You.

Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is, I want it to be a place of consolation for You, a nest of love.

Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close, and life passes; death, judgment, eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew my strength, so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need You. It is getting late and death approaches, I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows. O how I need You, my Jesus, in this night of exile!

Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all its dangers. I need You.

Let me recognize You as Your disciples did at the breaking of the bread, so that the Eucharistic Communion be the Light which disperses the darkness, the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.

Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to You, if not by communion, at least by grace and love.

Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolation, because I do not merit it, but the gift of Your Presence, oh yes, I ask this of You!

Stay with me, Lord, for it is You alone I look for, Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart, Your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other reward but to love You more and more.

With a firm love, I will love You with all my heart while on earth and continue to love You perfectly during all eternity. Amen.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. June 3 and June 4 mark the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. One of the greatest feasts in the Catholic Church. The feast celebrates and emphasizes God’s passionate love for His people.

The word heart, is a vital organ which is connected to a person’s physical, emotional and moral facets. And the Sacred Heart is a symbolic object of devotion to the Love of Jesus Christ.

As Pope Benedict XVI said, “In the heart of the Redeemer, we adore God’s love for humanity, His will for universal salvation, His infinite mercy. Practicing devotion to the Sacred Heart of Christ, therefore, means adoring that Heart which, after having loved us to the end, was pierced by a spear and from high on the Cross poured out blood and water, an inexhaustible source of new life.”

I have grown my devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus not because of the many things I ask from Him, in my prayers I ask for His mercy and guidance, among others, which I know He would wholeheartedly give. I have found consolation from this devotion, with life’s day to day struggles and adversities there’s the Heart of Jesus where we can find comfort and peace.

Let me share to you all the prayer of Padre Pio to the Sacred Heart.

Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O Sacred Heart of Jesus,

filled with infinite love,

broken by my ingratitude,

pierced by my sins,

yet lovingly me still;

accept the consecration that I make to you

of all that I am

and all that I have.

Take every faculty of my soul and body

and draw me, day by day,

nearer and nearer to your Sacred Heart,

and there, 

as I can understand the lesson,

teach me your blessed ways.

Amen

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