Prayer for new friendship


#1

There is a person who I desperately want to be friends with and have done for a year now. Unfortunately, however, all communication and efforts to befriend her have been an absolute mess. It isn’t my fault, and it isn’t her fault, and it isn’t fair on either of us. As it is, it’s ok, it’s not like we’re mad at each other. But I KNOW that we could be best friends, if only we both had the presence of mind to make it work right (which a lot of the time I don’t. :() It would be nice if I could just forget her, but this situation leaves me annoyed, lonely, frustrated, and hurt. And I don’t want to forget her-I want us to be friends. So please pray that this will be all sorted out…by the end of the month, because I hate having to endure it any longer. I’ve been through stuff like this before, but this one has gone really out of proportion…I’m not exaggerating here, it feels like I’m absolutely grief-stricken trying to figure out the situation. And I want answers, Now…by the end of October. Thanks for your prayers.

And it’s the month of the Rosary…this person has much to offer my soul, and I to hers, and I know that something good will NEED to happen soon.It’s not as if God would put me through this if nothing is coming. Intercede, St. Maria Gorretti…
Amen. Thank you again.


#2

Lord, I pray that Serprilla will have the perfect opportunity soon to start a good conversation with the person with whom she wishes to become friends. May these two people enjoy company with each other and blossom a loving friendship to glorify you and to bring great joy to their lives and to the lives of others. Thank you, Lord, for hearing my prayer. Amen.


#3

Hail Mary, full of Grace.
THe Lord is with you. Blessed are 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


#4

Tomorrow is the Feast Day of St. Teresa of Avila.

St. Teresa was well known for her love of friendship. Here is something she wrote on the topic:

Reading St Teresa of Avila
Let us always be mindful of Christ’s love

"If Christ Jesus dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader, that man can endure all things, for Christ helps and strengthens us and never abandons us. He is a true friend. And I clearly see that if we expect to please him and receive an abundance of his graces, God desires that these graces must come to us from the hands of Christ, through his most sacred humanity, in which God takes delight.

"Many, many times I have perceived this through experience. The Lord has told it to me. I have definitely seen that we must enter by this gate if we wish his Sovereign Majesty to reveal to us great and hidden mysteries. A person should desire no other path, even if he is at the summit of contemplation; on this road he walks safely. All blessings come to us through our Lord. He will teach us, for in beholding his life we find that he is the best example.

"What more do we desire from such a good friend at our side? Unlike our friends in the world, he will never abandon us when we are troubled or distressed. Blessed is the one who truly loves him and always keeps him near. Let us consider the glorious Saint Paul: it seems that no other name fell from his lips than that of Jesus, because the name of Jesus was fixed and embedded in his heart. Once I had come to understand this truth, I carefully considered the lives of some of the saints, the great contemplatives, and found that they took no other path: Francis, Anthony of Padua, Bernard, Catherine of Siena. A person must walk along this path in freedom, placing himself in God’s hands. If God should desire to raise us to the position of one who is an intimate and shares his secrets, we ought to accept this gladly.

“Whenever we think of Christ we should recall the love that led him to bestow on us so many graces and favours, and also the great love God showed in giving us in Christ a pledge of his love; for love calls for love in return. Let us strive to keep this always before our eyes and to rouse ourselves to love him. For if at some time the Lord should grant us the grace of impressing his love on our hearts, all will become easy for us and we shall accomplish great things quickly and without effort.”

universalis.com/20091015/readings.htm

St. Teresa of Avila, pray for us!

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#5

For your intentions :

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.

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#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 our death.
Amen.


#7

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