Meditation on the Cross

This is a beautiful meditation on the Cross from “America Needs Fatima”

The story is of a Spanish knight, leaving his castle, his wife and child behind in order to lead his men to fight the Moors.He is captured and enslaved.

He does not know if his family knows of his whereabouts, in order to raise ransom money to free him. A life-sized Crucifix hangs above the town, for the pure purpose of being blasphemed and spat upon. He vows that if he is freed, he will return for the Cross. After 10 years, when it seems that he can be freed, he has a huge decision to make  – to choose between the Cross and his family!

“The weight of the Cross” is a beautiful meditation on the Cross.

Read the full story here:

https://americaneedsfatima.org/Family-Series/the-weight-of-the-holy-cross.html

Prayer before a Crucifix

BEHOLD, O kind and most sweet Jesus,

I cast myself upon my knees in Thy sight,

and with the most fervent desire of my soul,

pray and beseech  Thee that Thou wouldst impress upon my heart,

the lively sentiments of Faith, Hope and Charity,

with true repentance for my sins and a firm desire of amendment:

whilst with deep affection and grief of soul I ponder within myself

and mentally contemplate Thy five most precious Wounds,

having before mine eyes the words which of old,

the prophet David spoke in prophecy of Thee, O good Jesus:

They have pierced My hands and My feet, they have numbered all My bones [Psalm 21, 17, 18].

Say Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be for the Catholic Church and the intentions of the Holy Father.

A plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions, may be gained by those who shall say this prayer with devotion before an image of our crucified Redeemer.

A partial indulgence may also be gained for each devout recitation.

More Archangel Prayers

Prayer to Saint Gabriel

Blessed St. Gabriel, the Archangel,

We beseech thee to intercede for us ast the throne of divine mercy:

As thou didst announce to Mary the mystery of the Incarnation,

so through thy prayers may we receive strength of faith

and courage of spirit,

 and thus find favour with God and redemption.

Through Christ Our Lord.

May we sing the praise of God our Saviour

with the angels and saints in heaven

forever and ever.

Amen.

Prayer to Saint Raphael

Blessed St Raphael, the Archangel,

We beseech thee to help us in all, our needs and trials of life,

as thou, through the power of God,

didst restore sight and give guidance to young Tobit.

We humbly seek thine aid and intercession that our souls may be healed,

our bodies protected from all ills,

and that through divine grace

we may be made fit to dwell in the eternal Glory of God in heaven.

Amen.

Prayer of Consecration to St Michael

Oh, most noble Prince of the Angelic hierarchies,

valorous warrior of Almighty God, and zealous lover of His glory,

terror of the rebellious angels,and love and delight of all the just,

my beloved Archangel Saint Michael,

desiring to be numbered among your devoted servants,

I, today, offer and consecrate myself to you,

and place myself, my family and all I possess

under your most powerful protection.

I entreat you not to look at how l;ittle I,

as your servant have to offer,

being only a wretched sinner,

but to gaze rather with favourable eye at the heartfelt affection

with which this offering is made,

and remember that if from this day onward,

I am under your patronage,

you must assist me, and procure for me

the pardon of my many grievous offences and sins,

the grace to love with all my heart my God,

my dear Saviour Jesus and my sweet Mother Mary,

and obtain for me all the help necessary to arrive to my crown of glory.

Defend me always from my spiritual enemies,

particularly in the last moments of my life.

Come then oh glorious Prince

and succour me in my last struggle,

and with your powerful weapon

cast far from me,

into the infernal abysses that prevaricator and proud angel

that one day you prostrated in the celestial battle.

Accompany me then to the throne of God to sing with you,

Archangel Saint Michael and all the Angels, praise, honour and glory

to the One who reigns for all eternity. Amen.

Prayer to Our Lady Queen of the Angels to help fight the demons

August Queen of Heaven,sovereign Mistress of the Angels,

who didst receive from the beginning the mission and the power to crush the Serpent’s head,

we beseech thee to send thy holy Angels, that under thy command and by thy power,

they may pursue the evil spirits, encounter them on every side, resist their bold attacks, and drive them hence into the abyss of woe.

Most holy Mother, send thy Angels to defend us and to drive the cruel enemy from us.

All ye holy Angels and Archangels help and defend us. “

This prayer has a partial indulgence attached to it.

Note: See also post under Catholic church Doctrine and Teachings dated 10th August, 2015

Urgent prayers needed at this time!

Being mindful of the issues facing the Church at this time, and the fight our own dear Bishops are putting up. We need to pray more earnestly for courage and strength for our shepherds. Following is  a prayer for our own Archbishop, who has been fighting the good fight. (You can change the words “head of your Church in Sydney” according to your own circumstances if you reside elsewhere).

Prayer for Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP (on the occasion of his investiture as the ninth archbishop of Sydney on 25th July,2015)

O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful,

look favourably on your servant

whom you have set at the head of your Church of Sydney as her shepherd;

grant, we pray, that by word and example

he may be of service to those over whom he presides;

so that, together with the flock entrusted to his care,

he may come to everlasting life.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit

one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

Prayer for Protection of the Sacrament of Marriage. (sponsored by the Confraternities of Catholic clergy in Australia, Ireland, Great Britain and America)

Father in Heaven,

you have ordered the Sacrament of Marriage and the gift of life

as images of your Divine Life with the Son in the Holy Spirit.

We pray that the teaching of the church on the true meaning of marriage and human sexuality

may be proclaimed with ever greater love, courage and hope, and be received in our world with deep gratitude.

We ask for the intercession of all the saints in Heaven:

Holy Mary, Mother of Nazareth – pray for us;

Saint Joseph – pray for us;

Saint Thomas Moore – pray for us;

Saint Therese of Lisieux – pray for us;

Blessed Louis and  Zelie Martin – pray for us.

The Seal of the Living God

O my God, my Loving Father,

I accept with love and gratitude Your Divine Seal of Protection.

Your Divinity encompasses my body and soul for eternity.

I bow in humble thanksgiving and offer You my deep love and loyalty to You, my beloved Father.

I beg you to protect me and my loved ones with this special Seal and I pledge my life to Your service forever and ever.

I love you, dear Father. I console You in these times, dear Father.

I offer You the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son in atonement for the sins of the world and for the salvation of all Your children.

AMEN.

Seal of The Living God

Urgent Prayer Needed for Australia

30th May, 2015

We were all shocked at the news from Ireland- that this could happen so suddenly!

Within days, our Leader of the opposition, Bill Shorten, announced that he would introduce a Private Members’ Bill into Parliament regarding same-sex marriage rights.

We sprung into action and organised a Holy Hour of prayer to pray that this does not happen.

If you are not Australian, don’t relax – your country could be next.

The only answer is prayer and action.

Please pray an avalanche of prayer for Australia till at least the Tuesday evening announcement.

Beg God to change all the minds of these MPs so that they do not allow this bill for homosexual marriage, to get past the lower house.

Offer whatever you can to uphold the Holy Will of God and His Most Holy Word. Pray the prayer below throughout the day and the Holy Rosary and Chaplet of Mercy. Fast, pray, hold prayer vigils. Offer God whatever you are able.

God loves these souls (practising homosexuality) and does not want them to be bound or condoned in their sin. Their souls matter just as much as our own.

This is spiritual warfare so please assist your fellow soldiers in the fight for Christianity and for souls, with your finest spiritual weapons! You know what they are.

(C.P 99) FOR THE SALVATION OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND:

O God the Almighty Father, in the Name of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, have Mercy on all your children in Australia and New Zealand.

Forgive us our rejection of Your Holy Word.

Forgive us for the sin of indifference.

Rid us of our pagan culture and cover us with the Graces to inspire hope, faith and charity, amongst our brothers and sisters.

We beg you for the Gift of Discernment
and ask that you grant all of us the blessings we need
to ensure that only the Truth of Your Holy Word can be heard

so that all souls are granted the keys to eternal life.

Amen.

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