First Week of December
Mary, Untier of Knots
In the name of the Father, and the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Let us pray for those who are having difficulty with the
knots of their lives.
For those having marriage troubles, we pray:
- Mary, Untier of Knots, pray for us.
For those beset by financial problems, we pray:
For those struggling to find employment, we pray:
For those suffering from illness, we pray:
For those dealing with loneliness, we pray:
For those burdened with fears and worries, we pray:
For those fighting addictions or behavioral problems, we pray:
For those suffering discord in their families, we pray:
For those overwhelmed by anguish or despair, we pray:
For those victimized by violence and neglect, we pray:
For those targeted by racism and discrimination, we pray:
For those struggling to let go of grudges, we pray:
For those seeking to make peace, we pray:
Now with confidence in God who hears and helps us in
all our struggles, we ask Mary to join our prayer:
Holy Mary, full of the presence of God,
during your life you accepted with great humility
the holy will of the Father
and the legacy of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ.
Evil never entangled you with its confusion.
As you did the young couple at the wedding feast of Cana,
you have interceded for all of our difficulties.
With simplicity and patience,
you have given us an example of how to untangle
the knots in our complicated lives.
By being our mother forever,
you arrange and make clear the path that unites us
to Our Lord.
Holy Mary, Mother of God and our mother,
untie the knots that upset our lives.
Receive us into your hands,
as well as those for whom we pray,
and deliver us from the chains and confusion
that restrain us.
Blessed Virgin Mary, through your grace, your intercession,
and by your example, deliver us from evil,
and untie the knots to keep us from being united to God
so that free of all confusion and error,
we may find Him in all things,
keep Him in our hearts,
and serve Him always in our brothers and sisters.
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News Update Week of December 9, 2014
A PRAYER FOR THE SOULS IN PURGATORY
Our Lord dictated the following prayer to Saint Gertrude the Great
to release 1,000 Souls from Purgatory each time it is said.
Eternal Father, I offer You the Most Precious Blood of Your Divine Son,
Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all
the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the
Universal Church, those in my own home and within my family.
Universal Family Prayer To St. Joseph
FOR PRIVATE DEVOTION ONLY
St. Joseph, Guardian and Protector of the Holy Family, Patron of the Universal Church, on behalf of our Family, the Universal Family of the Children of God, intercede before the Eternal Loving Father through your beloved Son Jesus. May we be transformed in the Light of the Most Blessed Trinity, as Children of the Living God, who live, celebrate and reflect the Word of God within our hearts, thoughts and actions.
May the Blessing of Our Lord Jesus Christ precede you, be with you now and follow you in all you do on behalf of Our Father’s Kingdom. May Our Lord Sign and Seal you and all those you intercede for with the Mark of His Most Precious Sacred Cross.*
*Adapted from the writings of Luisa Piccarretta