September is the month of Our Lady of Sorrows. This seems an appropriate prayer given the state of our Nation.
“Hail, Mary, full of sorrows, the Crucified is with thee; tearful are thou amongst women, and tearful is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of the Crucified, give tears to us, cruicifiers of thy Son, now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.” — Blessed be God
More from “Blessed be God” for Friday. Let the old fashioned words of this prayer wash over you with peace and consolation. Then go have a holy day.
ANT. O all ye who pass by the way, attend and see if there is any sorrow like unto my sorrow.
V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
Let us pray
O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, Who at the sixth hour didst mount the gibbet of the cross for the Redemption of the world and didst shed Thy Precious Blood that our sins might be washed away, we humbly beseech Thee that after our death Thou wouldst suffer us to pass with joy through the gates of heaven. Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.
Yep. This blog was getting me down. First of all, I don’t have a lot of strong opinions about things. My temperament is one of a teacher. I want to impart knowledge about our Catholic Faith. However, the responsibility of writing a blog that is pithy and attractive is escaping me right now. Then I feel guilty over the fact that I am not writing as much as I should. Plus it costs me money every year to keep my name. Now that I am retired, I am looking at everything we spend to be sure that it is necessary. Anyhow, I am still praying and thinking about it.
Which brings me to today’s prayer. I have a Catholic prayer book called “Blessed be God” that I use every single day. It is pre-Vatican 2, so it has some prayers that one doesn’t hear anymore that I pray quite often. Today’s prayer was to the Holy Angels and it touched me so much, I thought I’d share it with you today.
“O Holy Angels, watch over us at all times during this perilous life; O holy Archangels, be our guides on the way to heaven; O heavenly choir of the Principalities, govern us in soul and body; O mighty Powers, preserve us against the wiles of the demons; O celestial Virtues, give us strength and courage in the battle of life; O powerful Dominations, obtain for us dominion over the rebellion of our flesh; O sacred Thrones, grant us peace with God and man; O brilliant Cherubim, illumine our minds with heavenly knowledge; O burning Seraphim, enkindle in our hearts the fire of charity. Amen.”
Have a great day! May your Guardian Angel be at your side today to guide and protect you. Praise God!
He will be having a CT Scan on his face on Wednesday. Last week his jaw started hurting him and then that whole side of his face swelled. He went to the doctor, had an ultrasound (which the ENT Specialist tells us was a waste of time and money) and now has to get a CT. We are hoping that the worse case scenario (a deep tissue tumor) will be ruled out by the scan and that it will be a simple virus that will go away on its own. Anyhow, if you could pray for him and a good diagnosis, we would appreciate it. We will know for sure Thursday afternoon.
“My brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me! A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship. But it is not this day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields when the age of Men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight!” (Excerpt from Church Militant Field Manual).
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