Fighting Cancer with Prayer

Meditation:  You need not cry very loud  God is nearer to us than we think.
Ponder:  living with cancer can bring us to our knees as we wonder where God is in all this pain.
we often feel alone and think no one understands, however that is so far from the truth. Jesus is with us in the pain, fear and the loneliness. He doesn’t stand outside the pain but within it. He understands you and wants you to come to him in prayer, he longs to wipe away all tears.
Pray: Psalm 16 today. Take time throughout the day to enter into the presence of God. Let him speak to you, surrender all to him.
Prayer References: Brother Lawrence, Psalm 16
Surrender: Your health to God for he holds us in his hand. Pray for inner peace.

                  

 

Month of The Most Precious Blood of Jesus

blut-christi O Jesus in union with your most precious blood poured out on the cross and offered in every mass, I offer you today my prayers, works, joys, sorrows and sufferings for the praise of  Your holy name and all the desires of Sacred heart; in reparation for sin, for the conversion of sinners, the union of all Christians and our final union with you in heaven.

A Powerful Prayer to be said before Praying
Saint Mary Magdalen de PazziAlmighty Father; I place the  Precious Blood of Jesus before my lips before I pray, that my prayers may be purified before they ascend to Your divine altar.”   St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi

“Place on thy heart one drop of the precious Blood and fear nothing.”     Pope Pius IXabb569c4f601222fcb74ecdb8552da6b

The Journey

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Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life;

Rather look to them with full hope that as they arise.
God, whose very own you are, will lead you safely
through all things.

And when you cannot stand it, God will carry you
in His arms.

Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;

The same everlasting Father who cares for you today
will take care of you today and every day.

He will either shield you from suffering or will give you 
unfailing strength to bear it.

Be at peace and pit aside all anxious thoughts and 
imaginations.
~St. Francis de Sales~

 

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Gracious Love

shepherdess-refuge-art-blog.jpgWhen a storm is over, the weathers’s fine; we see this all the time. So anger and reconciling make Love enduring.

When Love tests people
in order to help them grow in spirit,
they will go through storms of pain,
followed by reconciliation
and calm weather.

You can always tell when someone is spiritually weathered
because this person boldly shouts,

“Love, I am all yours!
Only you can make me happy!
Gracious Love, be mine!”
~Hadewijch, Poems in Stanzas~

We Must Protect Life

“Everywhere, wherever we find ourselves, wherever we are called to bear witness, we must protect life, we must  guard human beings from everything that can crush them underfoot. Woe to those who inflict suffering. And woe to those who have destroyed a human life, who have desecrated a image of God, even when it was already breathing it’s last, even when it seemed to represent only a vestigejanmot_the-angel-and-the-mother-sm.jpg of humanity.” ~Father Alfred Delp~

Let us Serve Jesus with Pure Love this Year

“Life, and especially our spiritual life, often drags on heavily…It is weary work to be always fighting with our evil passions, and disheartening work to make so little way.  Temptations tease us, and scruples worry us; and to be dead, buried, and safe in purgatory, seems the limit to our peevish ambition. And why is this? Because we do not serve Jesus for love. If we did, it would be with us as it was with Jacob. Years would seem but days, for the greatness of our love. Now let us see if it is, after all so impossible for us to serve our dear Lord out of Love.”  ~ Father Faber~shutterstock_214232797

“Faith lifts the staggering soul on one side, Hope supports it on the other. Experience says it must be,and love says-let it be. Let it be.”   Saint Elizabeth Ann Setonses

 

 

 

My Soul Proclaims the Greatness of the Lord

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Let Mary’s soul be in each of you to proclaim the greatness of the Lord. Let Her spirit be in each to rejoice in the Lord. Christ has only one mother in the flesh, but we all bring forth Christ in faith. Every soul receives the Word of God if only it keeps chaste, remaining pure and free from sin, it’s modesty undefiled.  The soul that succeeds in this proclaims the greatness of the Lord, just as Mary’s soul magnified the Lord and her spirit rejoiced in God her Savior. ~Saint Ambrose~Liturgy of the Hours~