Prayer for Healing

Got this special prayer from CrossWalk.com and I wept while praying. This is for all who is suffering and desperately need help and healing. Let’s believe in Him. ☝️

God, you know me so well.

You created me. You know the number of hairs on my head, and you even know the thoughts conceived in my heart before I ever vocalize them. You’ve told us to come to you and ask for every need of life. You are the God who heals, and you have the final word on my destiny, the number of years I’ll live and serve you on earth.

I’m coming to you today as your child, longing to hear from you and asking for your divine healing. There’s so much I don’t understand about life. But I do know that with one touch, one word, you can make me whole. Please forgive me of my sins, cleanse me of my unrighteousness, and begin your healing from the inside out.

I don’t always know what your will is Lord, especially in times like now, when I desperately seek your face. I offer you no promises, no bargains, no deals to exchange for my health. I simply bow my heart before you to tell you the desire of my heart: that I want to spend as many years as I can loving you here, loving others, and wanting to become more like you. However you choose to accomplish that is up to you—and okay with me. If you use doctors to provide healing, give them wisdom to know what to do. Regardless of how you accomplish it, the healing you give is always miraculous. And you deserve all the praise.

Amen

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Why bad things happen to good people

I finished reading a book – “When Bad things happen to Good People.”(1)

In our lifetime, we experience betrayal even by the ones closest to us. After trusting them, believing them… In the end, their masks fall off & leave. Other “good people” experience physically pain, suffering with incurable afflictions. 

It begs the question – Why bad things happen to good people? 

One of my favorite author – C.S. Lewis said, “God uses pain to get our attention.” 

“We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains..” (2)

And so we suppose, if God really uses pain to speak to us, in order for us to grow. Are there painless means? 

Not long ago, when I asked in my prayer. Sulking in tears, “Lord please don’t be far from me.” 

I asked God why things go wrong for good people, like they’re being tested the more. Why is it that after hurting us, they can continue to live a good life, why they can get away with their evil ways…

In agony I look at them, as they continue to deceive more unsuspecting preys with their ill intentions and greed.

These people fool us with scheming ways. Faces in misleading masks, gifting us with their exaggerated generosity that’s actually a strategy to lure our innocence.

I opened my bible app and here’s what He said;

1 Lord, you have seen what is in my heart. You know all about me.
2 You know when I sit down and when I get up. You know what I’m thinking even though you are far away.
3 You know when I go out to work and when I come back home. You know exactly how I live.
4 Lord, even before I speak a word, you know all about it.
5 You are all around me. You are behind me and in front of me. You hold me in your power.6 I’m amazed at how well you know me.
Psalm 139 🙏

I think this sums up everything. 

God answered, this verse was His reply. He knows and sees right through us. Relieved, I know that God will never be misled. He hears the righteous and forsaken.

I believe in Him. 

Bad things happen, but God is working for the good of those who love Him.

Romans 8:28

Let us not be bitter in wondering why good people are being examined and tested in endless ordeals.

God sees everything. And He knows each one of us.

  • (1) When Bad Things Happen to Good People: Harold S. Kushner
  • (2) Problem with Pain: C.S. Lewis
  • Bible NIV

9-Day Novena to Sto. Niño de Cebu

ACT OF CONTRITION

Oh, Dear Jesus, You are our King and our God, because of your love for us, You came down from heaven and born of the Virgin Mary. We repent all the transgressions we have committed against you. Forgive us, Oh Jesus, for our sins of ingratitude. Strengthen our will to resist temptations. Grant us the grace not to sin again that we may enjoy the blessings of Heaven.

Oh, Holy Child Jesus, son of the living God, who is ever-good and loving. We kneel before you our True God. We humbly ask to give us your mercy and grant us all the favors we ask of You in this Novena.

AMEN.

Day 1

Oh, ever-wise Jesus, son of the living God, in your infinite wisdom, You sent zealous missionaries to our shores in the Philippines to preach the Gospel to our forefathers. You had drawn our people to the light of your Catholic Church, we humbly ask you to give us the living faith so what we may always please you in all that we do. We ask you this in your Holy Name. Amen.

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino… (see prayer below)

Day 2

Oh, most-loving Jesus, who has shown your love to us by dying for us on the Cross and by giving yourself to us in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, we beseech you to share with us Your love so that we may always love You with all our heart, with all our soul and all our strength, and also so that we may always love our neighbors as ourselves. This we ask in Your Holy Name. Amen.

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino… (see prayer below)

Day 3

Oh, my Jesus, who has said, “learn from me because I am meek and humble of heart”, grants us the virtues of meekness and humility so that we may progress in our spiritual life, and so that our neighbor may see your Image in us. We ask you this in your Holy Name. Amen

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino…

Day 4

Oh, merciful Jesus, you had forgiven those who crucified you; we implore you to give us a forgiving heart so that we may always pardon those who will hurt us in words or in deeds. This we ask you in Your Holy Name. Amen.

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino…

Day 5

Oh, most-loving Jesus, You have said, “there will be more rejoicing in Heaven for one sinner who repents than over ninety nine who don’t need repentance”, we beseech you to grant us the grace of repentance so that we may repent our sins and live for you alone. This we ask in Your Holy Name. Amen.

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino…

Day 6

Oh, most-loving Jesus, You gave us the example of a chaste life while you were on earth; we implore you to grant us the virtue of chastity so that we may always live a chaste life in whatever state of life we have chosen. This we ask of you in Your Holy Name. Amen.

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino…

Day 7

Oh, most merciful Jesus, You had been always obedient to your heavenly Father even unto death; we beseech you to grant us the grace of being always docile to the promptings of the Holy Spirit so that we will always glorify your Father in Heaven. This we ask in Your Holy Name. Amen.

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino…

Day 8

Oh, merciful Jesus, You opened the gates of Heaven for us through your death and resurrection; we implore you to grant us eternal life after our journey on earth. We ask you this in Your Holy Name. Amen.

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino…

Day 9

Oh, merciful Jesus, You said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”, We beseech you to guide us in our way to Heaven so that we may be able to surmount all the difficulties and obstacles we encounter in this decptive world.

Grant us also the virtue of hope so that we always thirst for the heavenly things and for your glory. We ask you this in Your Holy Name. Amen.

Pray 3 Our Father; 3 Hail Mary & 3 Glory be…

Now ask Senor Santo Nino your intentions for making this Novena.

Supplications to Santo Nino…

SUPPLICATIONS TO SANTO NIÑO

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Jesus, hear us.
Jesus, graciously hear us.

In every need let us come to you with humble trust.
R. Santo Nino, help us.

In our all doubts, perplexities and temptations,
R. Santo Nino, help us.

In hours of loneliness, weariness and trials,
R. Santo Nino, help us.

In the failure of our plans and hopes.
R. Santo Nino, help us.

In disappointments, troubles and sorrows,
R. Santo Nino, help us.

When others fail us, and Your Grace alone can assist us.
R. Santo Nino, help us.

When we throw ourselves on your tender love as our only refuge.
R. Santo Nino, help us.

When we are ill and our head and hands cannot work and we are lonely.
R. Santo Nino, help us.

When we feel impatient and our cross irritates us.
R. Santo Nino, help us.

Always, always, in spite of weaknesses, failings and shortcomings of every kind.
R. Santo Nino, help us.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world:
Spare us. O Jesus.

Lamb of God who take away the sins of te world:
Graciously hear us, O Jesus

Lamb of God who take away the sins of the world:
have mercy upon us, O Jesus.

Jesus, hear us.
Jesus, Graciously hear us.

Resource:

9 Days Novena to Sto. Nino de Cebu

Prayer for the New Year

Dear Lord,

whether I leave behind a year of joy or of sorrow and disappointments.

I pause to give thanks. Thank You for being with me everyday of every year. Thank you for making all things new and for giving me the grace of fresh starts & beautiful new beginnings.

Remind me of your presence in the days to come. Especially when I’m distressed, pained, confused or anxious.

I pray for the gift of the Holy Spirit and call upon Jesus, Your Son, our Lord, for His intercession, His guidance and light to shine our path, this new year and always.

Amen.

Pray your way to peace

What is personal peace?

(or inner peace)

As defined by Wikipedia; refers to a deliberate state of psychological or spiritual calm despite the potential presence of stressors. 1

Being at “peace” is considered by many to be healthy, good for the body and soul. It is something we all seek and surely one thing money cannot buy. Even billionaires & the most influential people like Steve Jobs tried to search for peace, it was evident in his statements.

“my favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It is really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”

“your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

“being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that matters to me.”

Steve Jobs

I have shared this before & I’m saying this again, the key to inner peace is faith. It took me countless uphill battles & several deaths in my family to finally came down to my knees, recognizing that all I need is Jesus. Nothing / no-one can help me bear the pain but him who suffered with us, for us…

“Don’t be afraid for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10

The recent sudden deaths of my brother and less than a year after my father – devastated me. I stopped praying for a while, like “doubtful Thomas” yearning for answers on why awful things happened to me. Yes, I tasted great sorrow, grief, scrutiny and defeats, but knowing that we have Jesus in our weakest is our greatest gift.

There’s this awesome book I’ve been reading lately. Sharing the prayer below. With title – “The Stress Cure” by Linda Evans Shepherd.

Quoting her, “I wondered why I’d allowed yesterday’s stress to block God’s peace, peace I could have had today…

Though we can’t control all the things that happen to us, we can, with God’s help, control our reaction to them – trusting God even when we’re stressed.”

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The path to peace is simple – faith. It all starts there, peace leads to better health, then happiness and contentment. I’ve taken many herbal supplements to lessen my symptoms. Eventually, I realised that no matter how many ounces of medicine you take, if you’re under tremendous perpetual stress, it is useless and effect is just momentarily. Taking supplements coupled with intense faith & belief that you will be healed – that is power!

Let me now share the prayer;

Dear Jesus,

I need you to walk through the walls of my doubt and unbelief. I choose to believe in You, that you are alive! Give me supernatural belief so that I can see you clearly. You died on the cross for my sins and came back to life again. Because you took my punishment, I can now walk with God.

I turn from my sins and turn to you, to follow you and to trust you with my whole heart. Please forgive me for my past and let your Spirit come so I can learn to walk in your peace.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

God bless,

prayer of gratitude

Prayer of Gratitude

Thank you God for the times You have said “no.” They have helped me depend on You so much more.

Thank you, God, for unanswered prayer. It reminds me that You know what’s best for me, even when my opinion differs from Yours.

Thank You, Lord, for the things you have withheld from me. You have protected me from what I may never realize.

Thank You, God, for the doors You have closed. They have prevented me from going where You would rather not have me go.

Thank you, Lord, for the physical pain You’ve allowed in my life. It has helped me more closely relate to Your sufferings on my behalf.

Thank you, Lord, for the alone times in my life. Those times have forced me to lean in closer to You.

Thank you, God, for the uncertainties I’ve experienced. They have deepened my trust in You.

Thank You, Lord, for the times You came through for me when I didn’t even know I needed a rescue.

Thank You, Lord, for the losses I have experienced. They have been a reminder that You are my greatest gain.

Thank You, God, for the tears I have shed. They have kept my heart soft and mold-able.

Thank You, God, for the times I haven’t been able to control my circumstances. They have reminded me that You are sovereign and on the throne.

Thank You, God, for those people in my life whom You have called home to be with You. Their absence from this earth keeps my heart longing for heaven.

Thank You, God, that I have an inheritance in the heavenly places something that this world can never steal from me and I could never selfishly squander.

Thank You, God, for the greatest gift You could ever give me: forgiveness through Your perfect Son’s death on the cross on my behalf.

Thank You, God, for the righteousness You credited toward me, through the death and resurrection of Jesus. It’s a righteousness I could never earn or attain on my own.

Thank You, Father, that You know me, You hear me, and You see my tears. Remind me through difficult times that You are God, You are on the throne, and You are eternally good.

And thank You, Lord, not only for my eternal salvation, but for the salvation You afford every day of my life as You save me from myself, my foolishness, my own limited insights, and my frailties in light of Your power and strength.

Amen.

 

prayer courtesy of a good family/friend who never fails to send me motivations daily.

thank you,

Prayer for Protection against Evil

Need Protection? This is what you need. Because evil is everywhere, comes in all forms, working on your downfall, conniving for your defeat.

 

Prayer For Protection Against Evil

Heavenly Father You have promised that when we dwell in the secret place of the most High and shelter under the shadow of Your wings you will guard and guide us, protect us and keep us – for You are our refuge and our fortress and You alone are the one in Whom we place our trust.

Thank You Lord that no matter where I go Your hand leads me, and Your right arm upholds me.. for You are before me and behind me, You are above me and below me You are at my right hand and also at my left. And You are within me.. indwelling in my heart by the power of Your Holy Spirit, Who is my ever present Help in time of trouble.

Father I pray that You would protect me and my family from all the evils that are lurking nearby and from those that would seek to harm us. Uphold us and keep us safe from all the evils that encircle our lives. Put Your hedge of protection and safety around us we pray, and place a guard at our doors and protects us from all that pass by our gate. And Father, keep our hearts from fear but rather fill us to overflowing with Your perfect peace that passes all understanding. Thank You that You are indeed our refuge and strength. You are that ever present Help in time of trouble – therefore in Your strength we will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the middle of the sea. – for You are with us wherever we go. Thank You in Jesus name,

Amen.

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