For my 82-year old father and the deadly sin of vanity

My father, a Catholic/Anglican by upbringing, has suffered all his life, I have realized, from the deadly sin of Vanity, a form of Pride. for a long time I prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet for him. He writes tracts advocating atheism alone and in secret. He actually said in our last phone call that love/Love isn’t important–just a Christian notion. He would never say this to my brother or sister. He takes liberties with me, and has for thirty-five years, going back to a minor skirmish with sexual abuse when I was 17–also his VANITY–he actually thought I would receive his attentions. I got the blame. I have been swept under the rug ever since.

But God is winning the war. It is my father I am concerned for. He is 82 this year.

Vanity, I read at widipedia, is a form of idolatry and separates and can even completely divorce you from the Love and Grace of God. I see this clearly happening with my father. I always thought he was “narcissistic” and gave him a break because of his rough childhood but now I see that his was nothing compared to mine, that he has no excuse for his VANITY, that it has become a sickness. He prevented me from mentioning God at Christmas at my parents house. He has my mother convinced of his “high-sounding notions” even though it is clear to me that she would follow religious inclinations if she could.

Please pray.

Praying that the Lord may guide your father to the Truth and grant him all necessary graces.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst 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

I pray for you, your dad and mother, for the guidance and courage needed to change, according to the mind of Our Lord Jesus Christ!

Praying for them.

Lord, please bless this father with many graces for faith, hope, love, joy, wisdom, understanding, and humility. See that angels nudge him toward the heavenly garden and to recognize and embrace those truths of love from on high. Grant graces to the mother and this whole family, that they become shining examples of God’s power to the world. Spare a foretaste of heaven’s light to this family, that they might be able to see the truth path among the darkness of this world. Have mercy, Lord. Our Lady, angels, and saints, pray with us. Amen.

Hail Mary,
Full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art Thou amoungst 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 dearth,
Amen

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst 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.

Father, in Jesus’ name we entrust this family to Your mercy and grace.

I just said a prayer for your father, and for you and your mother. God bless you.

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst 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.

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst 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.:gopray:

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 are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

You didn’t say if your father is ill but one never knows when one will have their last day on earth. Two neighbor fellows in their 60 have died with heart attacks this month… Thankfully both of them loved the Lord. But what if a fellow is so prideful? I pray for your father in case his day is coming and he is still being stubborn. I pray God will soften his heart…

A PRAYER FOR THE DYING AND A SPECIAL SOUL

O MOST MERCIFUL JESUS, lover of souls,
I beseech Thee, by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart,
and by the sorrows of Thy Immaculate Mother,
wash clean in Thy Blood the sinners of the whole world
who are to die this day.

Remember most especially the soul I spiritually adopt
with the intention of entrusting him or her to Thy Shepherd’s care:
I beseech Thee for the grace to move this sinner, who is in
danger of going to Hell, to repent. I ask this because of my
trust in Thy great mercy.

If it should please Thy Majesty to send me a suffering this day
in exchange for the grace I ask for this soul, then, it, too,
shall please me very much, and I thank Thee, Most Sweet Jesus,
Shepherd and Lover of Souls; I thank Thee for this
opportunity to give mercy in thanksgiving for all the mercies
Thou hast shown me. Amen.

Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Prayers said for you and your family.

Hail Mary… :gopray2:

:gopray:

Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Your 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.
For Thine is the Kingdom
and the Power
and the Glory for ever and ever.
Amen
~
O my God, leaning on your great power and your promises, I hope with a firm reliance obtain forgiveness of my sins, the help of Thy grace and eternal life, through the merits of Jesus Christ my Savior.
Amen
~
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.
Amen

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At my mother and father’s home today, I didn’t want to go but got obligated, I prayed the rosary sitting on the couch in the sitting room, pretending to be sleeping. Then I brought up the luminous mysteries, asking my Dad if they had been instituted after the days of his youth as a Catholic. He was reminded of praying the Rosary as a youth. I pray that he will hold on to this connection. I went over the five luminous mysteries with him and the light jumped into his eyes. I pray my mother does not interfere and secretly yearns for the Lord. They both need Him.

I pray for my son’s redemption, as he stays with them and has been reinforced in misguided beliefs.

Oh Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore You. Please make a stronghold out of my mother and father’s household, fill them with your breath, blow them with your winds, and most especially guide my son right. He needs it so very much. Amen.

Gory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. 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 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 amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and in the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

God our Father, may we always profit by the prayers of the Virgin Mother Mary, for You bring us life and salvation through Jesus Christ, her Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and in the hour of our death. Amen.

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