Patron of Weight Loss, Pope John XXIII, Two great Catholic dieting prayers

**Father Nadolny of Sacred Heart Church, East Berlin, Connecticut has had two patron of weight loss cards made.

Both cards have pictures of Pope John XXXIII on one side and a prayer on the reverse side of the card.

Card A has the following prayer on it written by Joseph Roy:

OH, ‘GOOD POPE JOHN XXIII’
I PRAY TO YOU,
PATRON OF WEIGHT LOSS,
WHO KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT
I AM GOING THROUGH.

PLEASE HELP ME TO RECOGNIZE
THE CAUSES OF MY WEIGHT
PROBLEMS THAT CONTROL ME
TO PREVENT STROKES, DIABETES
AND HEART ATTACKS THAT
SOMEDAY COULD OTHERWISE ME.

I TRUST THAT YOUR HEALING WORDS
WILL HELP ME TO BEGIN
TO HAVE THE POWER AND STRENGTH
TO GET RID OF THE EXTRA WEIGHT
SO I CAN BE HEALTHY AGAIN.

The prayer on Card B is written by Mary Beth Najarian, and has the following prayer on it:

GOD OUR CREATOR FASHIONED EACH OF US
BODY, MIND AND SOUL.
TO CARE FOR EVERY PART OF US
SHOULD BE OUR LIFE-LONG GOAL.

WITH OUR BUSY, HECTIC SCHEDULES
WE EAT FAST FOOD ON THE RUN
AND DON’T HAVE TIME TO FACTOR IN
EXERCISE AND OUTDOOR FUN.

WHISPER A PRAYER TO JESUS
WHEN YOU CRAVE AN EXTRA SWEET,
AND TAKE ALONG YOUR ROSARY
WHEN YOU’RE JOGGING DOWN THE STREET.

POPE JOHN XXIII, PRAY FOR US!
YOU STRUGGLED WITH YOUR WEIGHT,
UNTIL SOMEDAY WE JOIN YOU
AT HEAVEN’S WELCOMING GATE.

A large full page scanning has been made of both cards and prayers.

If anyone would like to request copies of the scannings, please send your requests to williamparsons2@yahoo.com

It is hoped that having the picture of Pope John XXIII along with the prayers on display in the homes of dieters will help in their dieting struggle.

God Bless, Bill Parsons**

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