Monday, June 18, 2012

Special Plea to the Sacred Heart

Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O Lord, I pray that in my home, peace, quiet, and well being may 
prevail under the shadow of Thy holy mantle.   
Bless and protect, O Lord, my endeavors, my enterprises, 
and all those who depend on me, and everything that I
 long for and desire.  
Banish from my mind and my heart false ideas and evil sentiments. 
Infuse in me a love of my neighbor and grant me the means to help him.   
Give me resignation and fortitude of spirit in time of adversity 
so that I may rise above the contradictions of life.   
Guide and protect, O Lord, my own 
who are exposed to the dangers and contingencies of the world. 
Do not forget, O my Jesus, our loved ones 
with whom we were united in life and whose departure 
from this earth caused us sorrow, 
at the same time consoled by the thought that, 
because they remained faithful to Thee, 
Thou didst not abandon them at the hour of death.  
Have pity on them, O Lord, and bring them to their eternal glory 
in heaven.  Amen.

Dear Reader: 
The above photo features a mission patient from Western Mindanao.  She is scheduled for dental surgery and facial reconstruction with generous help from Noordhoff Foundation, PAL Foundation, and the St. Joseph Transient Home.  Rosa Mystica Mission provides the food and personal hygiene supplies of the patient.  May we humbly beg your prayers for her intention?  We pray fervently that  she may see and love God in her suffering. May she find consolation from the most Sacred Heart of our loving Savior.  

May we also recommend to your prayers a desperate family in dire straits from the Southern Mindanao mission?  May they learn to offer their cares to the Sacred Heart that they may find rest and comfort in His Providence.  

Thank you very much for your spiritual support.  
May the Sacred Heart be our constant inspiration.

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