Heavenly Father, I thank you for loving me.
I thank you for sending your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ to the world to save and to set me free.
I trust in your power and grace that sustain and restore me.
Loving Father, touch me now with your healing hands, for I believe that your will is for me to be well in mind, body, soul and spirit.
Cover me with the most precious blood of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ from the top of my head to the soles of my feet.
Cast anything that should not be in me.
Root out any unhealthy and abnormal cells.
Open any blocked arteries or veins and rebuild and replenish any damaged areas.
Remove all inflammation and cleanse any infection by the power of Jesus’ precious blood.
Let the fire of your healing love pass through my entire body to heal and make new any diseased areas so that my body will function the way you created it to function.
Touch also my mind and my emotion, even the deepest recesses of my heart.
Saturate my entire being with your presence, love, joy, and peace and draw me ever closer to you every moment of my life.
And Father, fill me with your Holy Spirit and empower me to do your works so that my life will bring glory and honor to your holy name.
I ask this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Why do you confuse yourselves by worrying? Leave the care of your affairs to me and everything will be peaceful.
I say to you in truth that every act of true, blind, complete surrender to me produces the effect that you desire and resolves all difficult situations… A thousand prayers do not equal one act of abandonment; don’t ever forget it. There is no better novena than this:
O Jesus, I abandon myself to you. Jesus, you take over.
God the Holy Spirit,
third person of the blessed Trinity.
Spirit of truth love and holiness,
proceeding from the Father
and the Son,
and equal to them in all things.
I adore You and love You with all my heart.
Teach me to know and to seek God,
by whom and for whom I was created.
Fill my heart with holy fear and love of God.
Grant me compunction and patience
and allow me not to fall into sin.
Give me an increase of faith, hope &
charity and bring forth in my soul
all the virtues proper to my state of life.
Give me Your four cardinal virtues,
Your seven gifts, and Your twelve fruits.
Make me a faithful follower of Jesus
and an obedient child of the church.
Give me the grace to keep the commandments
and to receive the sacraments worthily.
Raise me to perfection in the state of
life which You have called me.
And lead me to a happy death,
through Jesus Christ, O Lord.
Grant me also O Holy Spirit,
You who are the giver of all good gifts,
the special favor for which I ask…
(mention your request)
if it be for Your greater honor
and the good of my soul.
hear this prayer,
I now pray for my dad.
Thank you for his life,
for without him, I wouldn’t exist.
Thank you for the memories,
when he cared for me and held me.
Thank you for the lessons,
learned by his examples and his mistakes.
Oh Father God,
Bless my dad
Bless his soul.
And in his failures, let me forgive him,
And love him, as you love us.
Through the spirit, heal the wounds between us.
Please guide his soul
to be with you now in heaven.
You are the father to us all.
Spread out your mercy,
Over all fathers, daughters and sons.
For the glory of your son,
In His holy name,
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. 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 familiar and heartfelt. The procession is more than a ceremony that for devotees like me – is a time of prayer and grace.
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.”
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.