A prayer for a dear friend far gone - please help


#1

I’m new to these forums and was so glad to find this particular forum- for I have a particular friend in need of much spiritual help.

At one time in our lives, one would have said we were very much alike - but not now.

She has recently had an abortion, which broke my heart as I begged her not to. And she has also been working in the sex industry for some time now and looks to continue this.

I pray daily for her conversion and change of heart but could really use more prayers for her.

She has no family of other friends to pray for her that are of my mind - they all support her current lifestyle.

She is such a beautiful person really - please join me in prayer for her.
:gopray:
Thank you and God bless!


#2

Dear Father please reclaim your daughter from her life that is far from gospel teachings.
I ask this in Jesus’ name.

Jesus, as You forgave and healed, and granted conversion and disciplehood to Mary of Magdala who was a prostitute before she become a saint, please claim and heal and forgive, and give repentance and new life to Anne Shirley’s friend.


#3

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.


#4

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen


#5

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.


#6

HI Anne,

Welcome to CAF and God Bless you for posting this for your friend. Will pray for her and that she finds our Lord in her life. Take Care…


#7

Another Thread reminded me of this powerful Prayer you might also pray for your friend every day. If someone is involved in sex industry type work, you know who probably isn’t too far away…Recruit St Michael in this fight to help her…

**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.
Amen. **


#8

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.


#9

Loving God,

Your loving child, Anne Shirley, is very concerned about her friend who is heading down a path away from your love and away from the light of your beloved Son. She lifts up the intentions for her friend, that she might turn away from the ways of the world and return to you, O Lord. Today, we pray Psalm 51 on behalf of Anne Shirley’s friend. Dear Lord, we ask that you might send the call of your Holy Spirit to Anne’s friend and help her to turn back towards you and hear your call and feel your unconditional love. We pray in the name of your beloved son Jesus, the Good Shepherd who will find your lost sheep and bring them home.

Psalm 51

Have mercy on me, God, in your goodness;
in your abundant compassion blot out my offense.
Wash away all my guilt;
from my sin cleanse me.
For I know my offense;
my sin is always before me.
Against you alone have I sinned;
I have done such evil in your sight
That you are just in your sentence,
blameless when you condemn.
True, I was born guilty, a sinner,
even as my mother conceived me.
Still, you insist on sincerity of heart;
in my inmost being teach me wisdom.
Cleanse me with hyssop, that I may be pure;
wash me, make me whiter than snow.
Let me hear sounds of joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Turn away your face from my sins;
blot out all my guilt.
A clean heart create for me, God;
renew in me a steadfast spirit.
Do not drive me from your presence,
nor take from me your holy spirit.
Restore my joy in your salvation;
sustain in me a willing spirit.
I will teach the wicked your ways,
that sinners may return to you.
Rescue me from death, God, my saving God,
that my tongue may may praise your healing power.
Lord, open my lips;
my mouth will proclaim your praise.
For you do not desire sacrifice;
a burnt offering you would not accept.
My sacrifice, God, is a broken spirit;
God, do not spurn a broken, humbled heart.
Make Zion prosper in your good pleasure;
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
That you will be pleased with proper sacrifice,
burnt offerings and holocausts;
then bullocks will be offered on your altar.

Amen.


#10

Thank you for posting your story, I am most happy to pray for your dear friend. Praying she finds what she is seeking, in the arms of Jesus Christ. He loves her so very much, he loves you too. Praying every day, thank you.


#11

Praying that your friend have a change of heart and change of mind to leave the lifestyle she’s in…Amen


#12

Thank you all for all of your beautiful thoughts, words and prayers - they help me keep the faith that she can be healed.

Bless you all.


#13

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.


#14

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the Fruit Of Thy Womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
Amen


#15

Continued prayers for your friend…


#16

For your friend~

Hail Mary, full of Grace
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women
and Blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now, and at the hour of our death.
Amen

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil. Amen.


#17

Thank you so much everyone - you won’t believe this but my friend for whom we are all praying finally answered my phone call for the first time in months. We talked for over an hour and though she hasn’t yet had a change of heart in general, she admitted that some of her current friends probably weren’t very good for her to be around and agreed to come visit me for the first time in years. Her mother raised her in the Catholic faith and while she’s here perhaps I can sneak in some reason to go by church so that she can meet and talk with Father or Sister. She still has a long way to go - but I truly believe your prayers are helping! God bless you all and keep praying! :blessyou:


#18

Loving God,

Your loving child, Anne Shirley, is very concerned about her friend who is heading down a path away from your love and away from the light of your beloved Son. She lifts up the intentions for her friend, that she might turn away from the ways of the world and return to you, O Lord. Today, we pray Psalm 51 on behalf of Anne Shirley’s friend. Dear Lord, we ask that you might send the call of your Holy Spirit to Anne’s friend and help her to turn back towards you and hear your call and feel your unconditional love. We pray in the name of your beloved son Jesus, the Good Shepherd who will find your lost sheep and bring them home.

Psalm 51

Have mercy on me, God, in your goodness;
in your abundant compassion blot out my offense.
Wash away all my guilt;
from my sin cleanse me.
For I know my offense;
my sin is always before me.
Against you alone have I sinned;
I have done such evil in your sight
That you are just in your sentence,
blameless when you condemn.
True, I was born guilty, a sinner,
even as my mother conceived me.
Still, you insist on sincerity of heart;
in my inmost being teach me wisdom.
Cleanse me with hyssop, that I may be pure;
wash me, make me whiter than snow.
Let me hear sounds of joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Turn away your face from my sins;
blot out all my guilt.
A clean heart create for me, God;
renew in me a steadfast spirit.
Do not drive me from your presence,
nor take from me your holy spirit.
Restore my joy in your salvation;
sustain in me a willing spirit.
I will teach the wicked your ways,
that sinners may return to you.
Rescue me from death, God, my saving God,
that my tongue may may praise your healing power.
Lord, open my lips;
my mouth will proclaim your praise.
For you do not desire sacrifice;
a burnt offering you would not accept.
My sacrifice, God, is a broken spirit;
God, do not spurn a broken, humbled heart.
Make Zion prosper in your good pleasure;
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
That you will be pleased with proper sacrifice,
burnt offerings and holocausts;
then bullocks will be offered on your altar.

Amen.


#19

Good for you Anne. You’re a great friend and postitive influence…Don’t forget to keep saying the St Michael prayer for your friend. It’s a very powerful prayer and one to protect her…


#20

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.


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