Monday, September 11, 2006

Today's word "oración "

"oración " = prayer
The subject of prayer and religion have been coming up allot in my life lately. It came up at baptism class, obviously. Did I mention that Vinay made friends with a guy there, they exchanged phone #, only Vinay. Then we went to a bbq onSaturdayy night and we had a very indepth conversation about the role of religion in our lives. Then today I got an email from a friend who told me how prayer has helped her life, and to let me know that she was praying for us.
I thought today would be a good day to post a prayer that has been for me a great comfort. My Mom started praying to St Jude 14 years ago when I was very sick. I started to pray to St Jude 5 years ago when Vinay's Dad passed away.
I really believe in the power of prayer and I know I would not have survived, these past few months without it.
I just hope some people will find this prayer and use it to find their own comfort from it.
I do request that this prayer not be said just for me, Vinay, and Olivia. We are already so blessed and there are so many others in need of prayer.

O most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, people honor and invoke you universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, for I am so helpless and alone. Please help to bring me visible and speedy assistance. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly (insert request here) and that I may praise God with you always. I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you by publishing this request. Amen

1 comment:

saragraffa said...

That so funny, I was going to email that prayer to you. I've been trying to say it everyday and slipping in for Liv to come home soon. So I am on it!