I need prayers for a friend, struggling with severe illness and pain, and the financial problems which accompany it. (I’m nervous that she may be getting suicidal.)
Your friend is in my prayers. Just don’t forget to stop being a friend.
Uplift this friend, merciful Father. Mary, pray with us. Amen. :harp:
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Your friend will be in my prayers and Masses.
She is blessed to have you for her friend.
From today’s Liturgy of the Hours:
Prayers and Intercessions
Dearly beloved brethren, Christ our redeemer is coming to bring us his grace and restore us to righteousness. Full of rejoicing let us say once again:
- Come, Lord Jesus.
The prophets of old foretold your birth in the flesh:
strengthen the virtues that are born within us.
Give us this gift: that, proclaiming your good news,
we may attain salvation in you.
You came to heal the contrite of heart:
we are feeble, give us strength.
You deigned to come to reconcile the world to yourself:
when you come again in judgement, free us from pain and punishment.
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.
Almighty and eternal God, we see the time of your Son’s incarnation fast approaching.
Grant that he, your Word, may take pity on your unworthy servants,
he who deigned to take on flesh from the Virgin Mary and dwell among us.
He lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.