Would it be selfish if I asked you to pray for me


#1

(apologies in advance, this is a long post)

I desire most strongly to become Catholic. I know now in my heart that only the Catholic Church is the fullness of truth in Christ.

In my research however, I’m going to have a problem…

In my youth, I married a man much older than I was. The marriage lasted less than two years (he was abusive, I left after suffering a miscarriage due to his physical abuse).

I have since remarried, and we have been together for almost 11 years. We have a 3 year old son. Now that we are parents, its become increasingly obvious in my heart that I should raise my son to believe in God and his son Jesus Christ. (I had lost all faith for a number of years…I was raised LDS, and I have a LOT of problems with that religion now).

Now that I realize that I must have my first marriage annulled, I’m losing sleep over it. I don’t know what to do. I have NO IDEA where my first husband even lives now…I haven’t seen him in over 15 years…I’ve had NO CONTACT. And when I tell you this man was crazy…this is not bitterness in my heart…it is truth. What if even after all these years, he blocks me in some way from joining the church?? Believe me, when I knew him, he was capable of ANYTHING to make me miserable. Just reliving this in my mind is making me sick to my stomach :frowning:

Anyway…please say a prayer for me.

(PS—Needless to say, I’m contacting the local parish on Monday to see if I can talk to the priest soon and find out what I need to do. Or should I go straight to Archdiocese? I have no idea.)


#2

Dear Lord, please bless this family. In the name of The Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Amen


#3

Welcome!

Praying for you from today’s Liturgy of the Hours:

O God, your mercy to us never ends.
As Easter comes round once more,
you rekindle the faith of your consecrated people.
Increase your gift of grace so that we all understand rightly
what baptism has washed us clean,
what Spirit has renewed us,
and whose blood has redeemed us.

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


#4

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


#5

I ask God in His loving mercy to bless you, and to give all the guidance and the help you need to follow His will for your life.

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

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.

St. 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 prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

I ask our Mother, your guardian angel and patron saints, please pray for you and your family.


#6

Praying for you, curious. God bless, and so good to see that you are in a happy and loving marriage! God will help you find a way…


#7

Do not despair! Praying for you.

Paul


#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 our death.
Amen


#9

Praying for you as you begin this journey.

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


#10

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


#11

Hello Stephanie,
I think talking to the priest at your local parish is a good start. Have you posted your questions elsewhere on this forum? Those that may be able to provide you with some good suggestions may not see it in this sub forum. In any case, Stephanie, please know that I am praying for you.
God Bless.


#12

Holding you gently in my prayers :gopray2:


#13

Praying for the Holy Spirit to guide and protect you!


#14

Stephanie I continue to hold you in my prayers

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.


#15

I ask God in His loving mercy to bless you, and to give all the guidance and the help you need to follow His will for your life.

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

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.

St. 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 prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

I ask our Mother, your guardian angel and patron saints, please pray for you and your family.


#16

I ask God in His loving mercy to bless you, and to give all the guidance and the help you need to follow His will for your life.

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

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.


#17

That God in His mercy will grant your intentions.

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.


#18

The Lord Hear the crys of the poor,

"The Lord asked Bartameous, “What do you ask from me?” “I want to see” “Go and let it be done and know that your faith has saved you”

May you be healed by the Lord,

Our Father…


#19

That God in His mercy will grant your intentions.

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.


#20

Hello All –

I haven’t been on the boards much lately (work busier than usual, catching up with “mundane domestic challenges”, etc.) But I wanted to say a big :flowers: THANK YOU to all :slight_smile: Bless You :slight_smile: You’re all in my prayers as well :slight_smile:


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