Let's Pray a Perpetual Rosary

As much as I appreciate all of your kindness and generosity of heart in praying for us, I am going to ask you to stop because everyting is getting worse, and I can’t take anymore.
My husband has gotten it into his head that I am his enemy. I am purposely not understanding what he is saying to me (he makes no sense at all when he talks).

His nurse today, who has the bedside manner of a boulder, had the gall to tell me, after when she asked how I was doing and I mentioned that he keeps getting worse (the latest is his not being able to hold his urine so he goes wherever whenever), got nasty with me and said “You obviously are having a hard time coping. If he aggravates you, don’t come to see him.”

I cope very well, thank you, but there’s only so much a human being can take. I’m getting slapped and marginalized left and right. My own husband is siding against me. I realize he’s not in his right mind, but do any of you have any idea how that hurts, especially after all he has cost me emotionally? After all I’ve done for him all these years?? My cup is running over, and I truly cannot take anymore.

I’m a former smoker (quit cold turkey 3 years ago) and a proud AA member (32 years sober). If I couldn’t cope, I’d be sitting here right now with a cigarette in one hand and a drink in the other.

I want to leave. I’m not his doormat or the hired help. If he doesn’t realize after all this time how fortunate he is to have someone like me, well - there’s not much I can do. The marriage is pretty much shot at this point. I will never recover from this. I have no money and nowhere to go. But I can no longer stay in this marriage. Only a miracle can save it, and that’s not going to happen. Miracles happen for other people. Not me.

Spent almost an hour in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel telling Our Lord out loud what I’ve written above. I read in the Imitation of Christ that is says to go to Our Lord and Our Lady instead of a human being for guidance and help. That’s what I did. Don’t know what good it did or will do.

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For the Catholic Answers apologists.

For our moderators and webmaster,

For those under spiritual attack that they be granted relief.

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.

9th Hail Mary, First Joyful Mystery.

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So sorry you are going through such a hard time and are loosing hope. Being not able to communicate with your husband is rocking your marriage even if you know that the way he is acting right now is due to his brain damage. May you find comfort and may you soon see your prayers answered.

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For all intentions in this thread.

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

10th Hail Mary ~ Joyful 1

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End of Decade Prayers

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.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of hell, and
lead all souls to Heaven, especially
those in most need of Your Mercy.

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Second Joyful Mystery: the Visitation (Hail Mary 1)

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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Intentions

For: CAF staff, visitors, members, prayer and Rosary
warriors;

And: repose of Frank’s soul; S. family; Matthew;
Linda M.; Linda P.; Margaret R.; Margaret D.; Kim; Dawn;
Judy; Jane; T. and family; my parish and friars; Michelle;
Mary P.; Father Peter and family; Carmelite nuns in Colo.;
Jeannene and family; baby Ezra; Janice’s daughter; Nick;
Krista; Shaun’s friend;

And: increased vocations to diaconate, priesthood,
and religious life; unity in the Church; fidelity in marriage;
all who seek God;

And: all who have strayed from the faith; those who
reject God;

And: reparation for blasphemies against
the Blessed Mother; devotion to the Sacred Heart of
Jesus;

And: repentance who encourage abortions; healing
of women who’ve had abortions; women considering
abortions;

And: repentance of all involved with pornography;
victims of sex trafficking and prostitution;

And: the dying; the dead; the poor; the lonely;
the grieving; the sick; the injured; the chronically ill;
the mentally ill; the hungry; the elderly; those with
addictions; troubled families; the unemployed; refugees;
caregivers; crime victims; those plagued by spiritual
warfare; peace, justice, mercy; respect for Creation;

And: Holy Souls in Purgatory; anyone I’ve
overlooked; and intentions known to God alone.

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@St.Bede @Aroosi for trips

Prayer for Travelers

O Almighty and merciful God, Who hast commissioned
Thine angels to guide and protect us, command them
to be our assiduous companions from our setting out until
our return; to clothe us with their invisible protection;
to keep from us all danger of collision, of fire, of explosion,
of fall and bruises; and finally, having preserved us from
all evil, especially from sin, to guide us to our heavenly
home. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

@aroosi’s husband

Prayer for Peace of Mind

Fortify us with the grace of Your Holy Spirit,
and give Your peace to our souls that we may be
free from all needless anxiety, solicitude, and
worry. Help us to desire always that which is
pleasing and acceptable to You so that Your
will may be our will. Through Christ Our Lord,
amen.

– St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

Prayer for Success

Almighty Father, whose hands hold all matters
of life, give me grace of success in my work and
life. Help me give my work careful thought and
strict attention.

Watch over me and govern my actions so that
I will serve You to the best of my ability. Show
me how to give my best in all matters and let
me not despise the toil needed to achieve my
goals. Most of all, grant me help and guidance,
so that I will live according to Your will.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who lives and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen.

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Thank you so much for your prayers. :pray::heart:

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For @St.Bede, @njlisa, @StephieNorthCo, @yankeesouth, @Minks, @Mike1w, @OddBird, @Irishmom2, @Pope_St_Pius_X, @mvilladefreitas and for all intentions in this thread.

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

2nd Hail Mary ~ Joyful 2

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Just remember Aroosi, and everyone here, mostly people want someone with a listening heart to listen to them. When someone is emotionally distraught, that is not the time to be judgmental and critical and harsh. The damage you could do to a soul is great. You could cause a person to withdraw permanently.

One of the most asked questions I read when someone takes their own life is “Why didn’t they ask for help?” It never occurs to anyone that maybe they did ask for help - countless times - and either got brushed off or told off. Eventually, people stop asking for help simply because they can’t bear to be misunderstood and/or hurt anymore.

This experience has taught me a lot about how to treat others in the future. Maybe what I have written has been of help to some of you here too.

You are all very dear and genuine people and, from my heart, I thank you for all your prayers. :innocent:

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To my dearest @Lormar,

If I could be there with you at this very moment, I’d give you a very big tight hug and listen to all you’d have to say, and pray for/with you. Unfortunately, that’s quite impossible. Nonetheless, I’d still insist to continue to pray for you. I know one day (soon I hope), we’ll hear some good news from you telling us you’re in a much much better situation already; and when that time comes, we’ll lift our hearts :heart: in one accord, altogether praising and glorifying GOD for all the marvelous things He’s done for us.

For now, I dedicate this prayer for you:


3rd Hail Mary ~ Joyful (2)

I hope the message below will somehow bring you comfort and encourage you to have a more positive outlook in life: :pray::pray:

Remember, worse comes to worst, you always have this thread and us, your brothers and sisters in Christ, to run to.
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GOD bless you always, my friend! :dove::innocent::dove:

Love in Christ,

Harvey

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@Katie777, @njlisa and @aroosi, thank you so much for including me in your prayers. It’s greatly appreciated! 謝謝妳們! :rose::innocent::rose:

The prayer below is for all of your intentions:

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4th Hail Mary ~ Joyful (2)

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For the repose of the soul of JE, RS, IO, CC and for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

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

5th Hail Mary ~ Joyful 2

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Second Joyful Mystery: the Visitation (Hail Mary 6)

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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Intentions

For: CAF staff, visitors, members, prayer and Rosary
warriors;

And: repose of Frank’s soul; S. family; Matthew;
Linda M.; Linda P.; Margaret R.; Margaret D.; Kim; Dawn;
Judy; Jane; T. and family; my parish and friars; Michelle;
Mary P.; Father Peter and family; Carmelite nuns in Colo.;
Jeannene and family; baby Ezra; Janice’s daughter; Nick;
Krista; Shaun’s friend;

And: increased vocations to diaconate, priesthood,
and religious life; unity in the Church; fidelity in marriage;
all who seek God;

And: all who have strayed from the faith; those who
reject God;

And: reparation for blasphemies against
the Blessed Mother; devotion to the Sacred Heart of
Jesus;

And: repentance who encourage abortions; healing
of women who’ve had abortions; women considering
abortions;

And: repentance of all involved with pornography;
victims of sex trafficking and prostitution;

And: the dying; the dead; the poor; the lonely;
the grieving; the sick; the injured; the chronically ill;
the mentally ill; the hungry; the elderly; those with
addictions; troubled families; the unemployed; refugees;
caregivers; crime victims; those plagued by spiritual
warfare; peace, justice, mercy; respect for Creation;

And: Holy Souls in Purgatory; anyone I’ve
overlooked; and intentions known to God alone.

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For my family, living and deceased, for the Poor Souls in Purgatory with no one to pray for them, and for reversal of the Florida order to execute James Daily.

The Our Father for the beginning of this 2nd Joyful Mystery

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. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

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For all those who read here, for my family, for the Poor Souls in Purgatory with no one to pray for them, and for the reversal of the Florida order to execute James Daily.

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.

7th Hail Mary ~ 2nd Joyful Mystery

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Good catch!

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For @Bix

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.

8th Hail Mary ~Joyful (2)

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For @Minks full recovery

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.

9th Hail Mary ~Joyful (2)

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For: @7_Sorrows @Minks @Mtatum1958
@Horizon87 @Bix @upant @patricius79
@St.Bede @aroosi @Katherine438

And a special intention…

10th Hail Mary

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