Feastday: Mary Help of Christians – 24th May – Australia’s Patroness

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Happy Feast Day to our dear Blessed Mother, to all Australians and to all Christians.!!!

Prayer for Australia:

Lord, You place deep in our hearts, the love of Mary, Help of Christians. Through her prayers grant wisdom to our leaders and integrity to our citizens. Under her protection may Australia be granted harmony, justice and peace.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Prayer (Imprimatur) by Archbishop Little (1975) entitled:

Crusade of Prayer for the Safety of Australia as a Christian Nation”:

Almighty God, we thy people cry out in our affliction.
Do not scorn us, but for the glory of Thy name, come to our rescue.
Look mercifully upon us in our tribulation, and, though we have justly deserved punishment, turn away Thy wrath.
Through Jesus Christ, Our lord, Amen.
           Mary, Help of Christians, bring succour and peace to Australia.

 

Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of  Mary Help of Christians, Patroness of Australia.

O Mary, Help of Christians,Patroness of Australia, Mother of mercy, Queen of Heaven and earth, refuge of sinners, we consecrate ourselves to your Immaculate  Heart. To you we consecrate our country, our families, our hearts, our souls and all that we have.

And in order that this consecration may be truly effective and lasting, we renew today the promises of our Baptism and Confirmation; and we undertake to live as good Christians – faithful to God, the Church and the Holy father.

We desire to pray the Rosary, partake in the Holy Eucharist, attach special importance to the first Saturday of the month and work for the conversion of sinners.

Furthermore, we promise, O most holy Virgin, that we will zealously spread devotion to you, so that through our consecration to your Immaculate Heart and through your own intercession, the coming of the Kingdom of Christ in the world may be hastened. Amen.

National Anthem:

1. Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history’s page, let every stage
 Advance Australia Fair

Chorus: In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

  1. Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
    We’ll toil with hearts and hands;

    To make this Commonwealth of ours
    Renowned in all the lands;
    For those who’ve come across the seas
    We’ve boundless plains to share;
    With courage let us all combine
    To Advance Australia Fair.

        Chorus:

  1. With Christ our head and cornerstone,
    We’ll build our nation’s might.

    Whose way and truth and light alone
    Can guide our path aright.
    Our lives a sacrifice of love
    Reflect our Master’s care.
    With faces turned to heaven above
    Advance Australia Fair.

    Chorus

         

 

Prayer is needed during The Great Deception of the New Evangelisation about to unfold

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Stay awake and pray!

The New Evangelisation will have truth mixed with lies and it may be very hard to discern the truth correctly. Much will be done with stealth and people will not understand the true meaning of certain actions and symbols or not notice subtle changes to liturgy and prayers. The words will seem to be theologically perfect, so carefully construed will they be…

Prayer will protect you and open your eyes to what is going on at every moment.

Firstly, we need to pray “that we may see” – that the Lord may open our eyes:

(Crusade Prayer 146) Protection Against Deceptions

Dear Mother of Salvation, protect me with the Grace of protection against deceptions, created by Satan to destroy the faith of Christians.

Protect us against those who are the enemies of God.

Keep us safe from lies and heresy, used to weaken our love for your Son. 

Open our eyes to untruths, deception and every attempt we may encounter to encourage us to deny the Truth.

Amen.

Deceit

Remember also that this global evangelization will lead towards the One World Religion. The pressure to enter this will be intense. Our Lord warns that the time will come when we will need to pray the following prayer, 3 times a day. His words are below:

“…To ensure that you remain strong, courageous, calm and at peace, as you take up the Cross of my Son on your shoulders, you must recite this Crusade Prayer. For many of you who find it difficult to accept that these things are to come, there will come a day when you will recite this, Crusade Prayer (158) three times a day, because the pressures, which will be placed upon you to deny my Son, will be overwhelming….

We also need to pray for protection:

Crusade Prayer (158) Protect me from the one world religion:

Dear Jesus, protect me from the evil of the new one world religion, which does not come from You. Sustain me on my journey to freedom, along the path to Your Holy Kingdom.

Keep me in union with You, whenever I am tormented and forced to swallow lies, which are spread by Your enemies to destroy souls.

Help me to withstand persecution, to remain firm to the True Word of God against false doctrines and other sacrileges, which I may be forced to accept.

Through the gift of my free will, take me into the Domain of Your Kingdom, to enable me to stand up and proclaim the Truth, when it will be declared to be a lie. 

Never let me falter, hesitate or run away in fear, in the face of persecution. Help me to remain firm and steadfast to the Truth for as long as I live. Amen.

 

Read full message https://fatherofloveandmercy.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/mother-of-salvation-the-true-church-will-become-a-remnant/

 

Stay close to Our Lord in prayer. Prayer and, much of it, is needed, to stay true to God.

Good Friday: Prayers that are for yesterday, today and tomorrow

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A selection of the prayers which are said at the Traditional Latin Rite on Good Friday:

 

Let us pray, dearly beloved, for the holy Church of God, that our Lord and God may deign to give it peace, keep it in unity, and protect it throughout the world, subjecting principalities and powers to it, and may grant unto us that, leading a peaceful and quiet life, we may glorify God, the Father almighty.

Let us pray, dearly beloved, to God the Father Almighty, that He cleanse the world of all errors: take away diseases, drive away famine, open prisons, break chains, grant a sure return to travellers, health to the sick, and a safe haven to those at sea.

Let us pray also for heretics and schismatics: that our Lord and God may be pleased to deliver the from all their errors, and to recall them to our holy mother the Catholic and Apostolic Church.

Almighty and everlasting God, Who always seekest not the death, but the life of sinners, mercifully hear our prayer, and deliver them from the worship of idols, and join them to Thy holy Church for the praise and glory of Thy name.

Let us pray also for the pagans, that almighty God would remove iniquity from their hearts, that, putting aside their idols, they may be converted to the true and living God, and His only Son, Jesus Christ our God and Lord.

 

 

 

 

 

St Padre Pio’s Christmas Meditation

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“… So plentiful, O Christians, are the lessons that shine forth from the grotto of Bethlehem! Oh how our hearts should be on fire with love for the one who with such tenderness was made flesh for our sakes! Oh how we should burn with desire to lead the whole world to this lowly cave, refuge of the King of kings, greater than any worldly palace, because it is the throne and dwelling place of God! Let us ask this Divine child to clothe us with humility, because only by means of this virtue can we taste the fullness of this mystery of Divine tenderness.

Glittering were the palaces of the proud Hebrews. Yet, the light of the world did not appear in one of them. Ostentatious with worldly grandeur, swimming in gold and in delights, were the great ones of the Hebrew nation; filled with vain knowledge and pride were the priests of the sanctuary. In opposition to the true meaning of Divine revelation, they awaited an officious savoir, who would come into the world with human renown and power.

But God, always ready to confound the wisdom of the world, shatters their plans. Contrary to the expectations of those lacking in Divine wisdom, he appears among us in the greatest abjection, renouncing even birth in St. Joseph’s humble home, denying himself a modest abode among relatives and friends in a city of Palestine. Refused lodging among men, he seeks refuge and comfort among mere animals, choosing their habitation as the place of his birth, allowing their breath to give warmth to his tender body. He permits simple and rustic shepherds to be the first to pay their respects to him, after he himself informed them, by means of his angels, of the wonderful mystery.

Oh wisdom and power of God, we are constrained to exclaim – enraptured along with your Apostle – how incomprehensible are your judgments and unsearchable your ways! Poverty, humility, abjection, contempt, all surround the Word made flesh. But we, out of the darkness that envelops the incarnate Word, understand one thing, hear one voice, perceive one sublime truth: you have done everything out of love, you invite us to nothing else but love, speak of nothing except love, give us naught except proofs of love.

The heavenly babe suffers and cries in the crib so that for us suffering would be sweet, meritorious and accepted. He deprives himself of everything, in order that we may learn from him the renunciation of worldly goods and comforts. He is satisfied with humble and poor adorers, to encourage us to love poverty, and to prefer the company of the little and simple rather than the great ones of the world.

This celestial child, all meekness and sweetness, wishes to impress in our hearts by his example these sublime virtues, so that from a world that is torn and devastated an era of peace and love may spring forth. Even from the moment of his birth he reveals to us our mission, which is to scorn that which the world loves and seeks.

Oh let us prostrate ourselves before the manger, and along with the great St. Jerome, who was enflamed with the love of the infant Jesus, let us offer him all our hearts without reserve. Let us promise to follow the precepts which come to us from the grotto of Bethlehem, which teach us that everything here below is vanity of vanities, nothing but vanity. ”

 

See the complete meditation here:

http://www.courageouspriest.com/saint-padre-pios-christmas-meditation

Tribute to our Guardian Angels

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“Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life (336).”

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father” (Matthew 18:10).

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that “the existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls ‘angels’ is a truth of faith (328).”

St Bernard:

Brethren, we will love God’s angels with a most affectionate love; for they will be our heavenly co-heirs some day, these spirits who now are sent by the Father to be our protectors and our guides. With such bodyguards, what are we to fear? They can neither be subdued nor deceived; nor is there any possibility at all that they should go astray who are to guard us in all our ways. They are trustworthy, they are intelligent, they are strong — why, then, do we tremble? We need only to follow them, remain close to them, and we will dwell in the protection of the Most High God. So as often as you sense the approach of any grave temptation or some crushing sorrow hangs over you, invoke your protector, your leader, your helper in every situation. Call out to him and say: Lord, save us, we are perishing.

Various Prayers to our Guardian Angels:

St. Gertrude’s Guardian Angel Prayer

O most holy angel of God, appointed by God to be my guardian, I give you thanks for all the benefits which you have ever bestowed on me in body and in soul. I praise and glorify you that you condescended to assist me with such patient fidelity, and to defend me against all the assaults of my enemies. Blessed be the hour in which you were assigned me for my guardian, my defender and my patron. In acknowledgement and return for all your loving ministries to me, I offer you the infinitely precious and noble heart of Jesus, and firmly purpose to obey you henceforward, and most faithfully to serve my God. Amen.

The Guardian Angel Prayer for Friends

Guardian Angel,
watch over those whose names you can read in my heart.
Guard over them with every care
and make their way easy and their labours fruitful.
Dry their tears if they weep;
sanctify their joys;
raise their courage if they weaken;
restore their hope if they lose heart,
their health if they be ill,
truth if they err,
repentance if they fail.

The Guardian Angel’s Lament

Thou hast sorrowed the spirit that loved thee, And watched o’er thy footsteps for years: Thou hast made me at last sigh o’er thee, In secret, in silence, and tears.
For my Father in Heaven I loved thee, For His sake have I guarded thy ways. Return, O return, I implore thee, Him to love, to serve, and to praise.
O’er thy pathway through life still I hover. Thee to comfort, to solace, to cheer; With the love of a fond, saving brother, Through this desert of trial and fear.
Oh! When shall I clasp thee, how fondly And bear thee, all dangers no past, To the arms of God Who dies for thee To our home in the heavens at last! (Hope our angels don’t have to lament over us.)

Good Night My Guardian Angel

Good night, my Guardian Angel, The day has sped away; Well spent or ill, its story Is written down for aye. And now, of God’s kind Providence, Thou image pure and bright, Watch over me while I’m sleeping. My Angel dear, good night!

From: http://www.catholicculture.org

and

          http://www.catholic.org/prayers

Thank you Lord for our dear good guardian angels to watch over us, and whisper encouragements and warnings to us. Help us to always listen to them. Thank for this beautiful feast day to honour them. Amen.

 

The Good Shepherd – A prayer for priests

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This prayer is from , Pope Pius XII  July 17, 1956

PRAYER TO BE SAID BY THE LAITY:

O Jesus, eternal High Priest, Good Shepherd, Font of Life, Who by a special favor of Thy most tender Heart hast given to us our priests in order to accomplish in us those holy ideals with which Thy grace inspires our hearts, let Thy mercy, we beseech Thee, come to the aid of our priests.

Grant them, O Jesus, lively faith in their works, unshakable hope in their trials and fervent charity in their intentions. May Thy word, radiant with eternal Wisdom, become through continual meditation, the never failing nourishment of their interior life; may the examples of Thy Life and Passion be renewed in their conduct and sufferings for our instruction and as a light and consolation in our sorrows.

 Grant, O Lord, that our priests, free from all earthly attachments and solicitous for Thy glory alone, may persevere to their last breath in the fulfillment of duty and in purity of conscience. And when in death they deliver into Thy hands a task well done may they have in Thee, Lord Jesus, their Master on earth, the eternal reward of the crown of justice in the glory of the Saints. Amen.