Some hard times right now


#1

Hey everyone. I’m going through some hard times right now and was hoping you could all say some prayers for me. I don’t really want to talk about it in detail, but it involves multiple things happening simultaneously that have to do with a need for counseling, a failed relationship, heartbreak over a friendship and the losing of a laptop along with significant personal information.

I’m offering up my suffering for those in need, so if you have any prayer intentions that you’d like me to remember, let me know.

Thanks so much!

James


#2

James it sounds like you are going through a great deal, so I’ll remember you in my daily prayers. Lord please help James past his way of the cross and lead him towards resurection.

Suffering servant of God

Dear Jesus, as Suffering Servant [Isaiah 52-53] You accepted all human weakness and struggle in atonement for human sin. You obtained redemption for all who choose Your ways.

With You, I accept the gifts and burdens of my humanity for the sake of others’ salvation. While I endure my faults and life’s difficulties, accepting them as opportunities to grow in love and wisdom, I ask that through Your mercy I never actually sin against You or other people.

Suffering Servant of God, united with You, I offer the heartaches, failures and misfortunes of others’ lives and mine. Your life in me is my real self that desires and moves towards goodness and others’ welfare. Where we can only experience grief or depression before traumatic and distressing occurrences, empower us with trust in You.

Fulfil Your promise that “all shall be well” that “all manner of things shall be well.” (Jesus to Julian of Norwich) Please grant me confidence in Your merciful action even when all seems hopeless, so that like You, I will obtain numerous conversions in blessing for my life lived in service of You and others.

Jesus, even when I feel devastated or despondent, I desire to pray and try to assist others. Help me to accept humbly, without surprise or disappointment that I seem imperfect and unfruitful, and that life seems dark and gloomy.

Let me live Your dream of me regardless. Let me be the treasure You created me to be, for You and for anyone in my life. Please delight Yourself in me and fulfil Your will in my life despite my inadequacies and trials. October 2001


#3

Sorry about your hardships.
Regarding counseling, this site may be able to help
catholictherapists.com/


#4

Amen.


#5

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.
Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen


#6

From today’s Liturgy of the Hours:

Prayers and Intercessions

Christ has risen from the dead and is always present in his Church. We reverently pray to him:
– Lord, remain with us.

Lord, Jesus, triumphant victor over sin and death,
you who live for ever and ever, be present among us.
– Lord, remain with us.

Come to us in your invincible power
and demonstrate God’s good will towards us.
– Lord, remain with us.

Come to the aid of this divided and discordant world,
for you alone have the power to renew souls and reconcile them.
– Lord, remain with us.

Keep strong our faith in final victory:
make us steadfast in hope for your coming.
– Lord, remain with us.


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.


O God, you have brought together many races in one single acknowledgement of your name.
May those who have been reborn in baptism
be one in belief
and one in holy living.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.
Amen.


#7

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.


#8

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.


#9

Thank you everybody. Your prayers mean a lot to me.


#10

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


#11

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.


#12

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


#13

You know, sometimes God answers prayers in extraordinary ways. In a single day, the two most difficult things, my friendship and my issue with counseling, worked themselves out in a way I never would have expected. Please keep praying, as I have a hard road to take, but God took the things I was despairing about and turned them around so quickly. Now, despite the difficulty, I’m working things out in a positive light.

God is so good. Thank you so much for your prayers!

James


#14

Praying for all your intentions, James.


#15

Praying for your intentions.


#16

James, I am praying :slight_smile:

I rejoice with you in the blessings you have received today, and will pray that our dear Lord will continue to guide and sustain you in the days ahead.

:gopray:


#17

Comtinued prayers for you.


#18

I thank God for the graces and help He is giving you, as ask Him to continue to bless you and your life. I ask the Lord to surround you with His light and love.

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.

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.

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

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God cast into hell satan and all the evil spirits
who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen


#19

“Listen to me, devout children, and blossom
like the rose that grows on the bank of a watercourse.
Give off a sweet smell like incense,
flower like the lily; spread your fragrance abroad,
sing a song of praise
blessing the Lord for all His works.

Declare the greatness of His name,
proclaim His praise
with song and lyre,
and this is how you must sing God’s wonderful praises:
how wonderful they are, all the works of the Lord!
All that He orders is promptly carried out.

You must not say, “What is this? “Why is that?”
All will be studied in due time…
At His bidding, all His pleasure is accomplished,
no one can diminish His power to save.
The actions of every creature are before Him,
there is no hiding from His eyes;
His gaze stretches from eternity to eternity,
and nothing can astonish Him.

You must not say, ‘What is this? Why is that?’
All things have been created for their proper purpose.” [Ecclesiasticus 39:13-26]


#20

Remember O Most Gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee or Virgin of Virgins my mother, to thee to I come before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful, O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.


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