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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Prayers To Ease The Mind

This is a little known prayer that a priest passed along to the family I'm staying with. It is called The Resurection Prayer. I love it because it makes me calm to be reminded and actually talk about Jesus being present before we even get where we are going-whether on a journey or making a decision or whatever the future holds.

Dear Jesus
I know you are waiting for me to
(name destination or future plans/decisions etc)
and I ask in your Holy and Precious Name,
through the intercession of
the Blessed Mother’s Holy and Immaculate Heart,
all the angels and saints and the poor souls in purgatory
that you will lead me through this time
safe, sound and healthy
and grant all of these prayers, petitions and intentions
if they are in Your holy and divine will.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

lovely prayer. but, uh, can the poor souls in purgatory intercede for you? i thought that was the whole point in us praying for their release, because they can't even pray for themselves, poor things.

7:50 PM  
Blogger TCYM Lounge said...

As I understand it, yes.

St Alphonsus Ligouri says "Although the Holy Souls cannot merit for themselves, they can obtain for us great graces." They are a part of the Church Suffering (we are the Church Militant, the Saints are part of the Church Triumphant). I do believe as well that their intercession is different than the Saints, since the Saints are y'know, There. Proclaimed in Heaven.

A thought to consider: The more we pray for them the more they can do for us.

4:51 PM  

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