PRAYER TO ST PE…

PRAYER TO ST PEREGRINE*

“O glorious St Peregrine, apostle of Our Lady of Sorrows, you who had such great faith that she obtained for you all that you asked of God, you who were so profoundly humble that until commanded by your superiors refused Holy Orders, you whose patience was so perfect, that when you begged Jesus Crucified the cure of cancer, your cancer, you asked that the suffering remain; through the ineffable joys that you now experience as a reward for your virtue and your submission to the will of God, imprint deep in our hearts and souls these same dispositions of faith, humility and submission to the Divine Will, so that we may obtain from the omnipotent God the favours we ask.

(pause here and silently recall the favours you are asking through the intercession of St Peregrine)

To whom shall we go if not to you, who bore in your own flesh this disease, you who were cured by Our Lord himself? The example of your life and your virtue will lead us to Our Lady, who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, and thus we shall obtain all we ask, through Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.”
* the patron saint of the Catholic church for cancer victims

[from a booklet published in 1954 in honour of the Septenary of the saint bearing the Imprimatur of the Archbishop of Chicago]

 

 

Interior of Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica & Nat...

Interior of Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica & National Shrine, Chicago, Illinois. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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REFLECTIONS ON …

Albrecht Dürer, Study of Praying Hands, 1508

Albrecht Dürer, Study of Praying Hands, 1508 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

REFLECTIONS ON GRATITUDE

“Then Jesus took the loaves and gave thanks to God and passed them out to the people.” (John 6:11)

“No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

“Let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.” (Hebrews 13:15)

“Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6,7)

“Don’t be weary in prayer, keep at it. Watch for God’s answers and remember to be thankful when they come.” (Colossians 4:2)

“Then Jesus looked up and said, ‘Father, I thank you that you have heard me.'” (John: 11:41)

“Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will thank you forever and forever, praising your greatness from generation to generation.” (Psalm 79:13)

“And to stand every morning to thank and praise the Lord, and likewise at evensong.” (1 Chronicles 23:30)

“We are praying that you will be … always thankful to the Father who has made us fit to share all the wonderful things that belong to those who live in the kingdom of light.” (Paul writing to the church – Colossians 1: 11,12)

“Thank the Lord for all the glorious things he does; proclaim them to the nations.” (Psalm 105:1)

“The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice to give praise and thanks to the Lord.” (II Chronicles 5:13)

“Always give thanks to our God and father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:20)

“I will give you thanks in the great assembly: among throngs of people I will praise you.” (Psalm 26:18)

“Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all he has done.” (Colossians 2:7)

15 July 2013

MORNING PRAYER…

Glasgow University Cloister

Glasgow University Cloister (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

MORNING PRAYER
“All through today O God, help me to be –
Quick to praise and slow to criticize
quick to forgive and slow to condemn
quick to share and slow to refuse to give.

Grant me all through today –
Complete control over my temper
that I may be slow to anger;
Complete control over my tongue
that I may speak no hasty word.

So grant that all through today I may help everyone and hurt no one, so that I may find true joy in living. Through Jesus Christ my Lord, Amen.”
– Professor William Barclay, Prayers for the Plain Man.