Novena in Thanksgiving of our 1st year Anniversary Aug 30, 2010 23:43:29 GMT -5
Post by John on Aug 30, 2010 23:43:29 GMT -5
On September 6th we will celebrate 1 year as a Catholic Faith Community Forum. I am hoping as many of us as possible will join in on these prayers.. We know by faith & reason that prayers can move mountains! And guess what? We all have mountains in our lives that need to be moved right now!! So please consider joining in thanksgiving prayers because we have a lot to be grateful for! I know I do!
We've come a long way! I remember the night I created this forum... Wow! Hard to believe it's been a year already.. I was packing suitcases that night preparing to leave the next morning on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje and I kept getting this inner nudge, you know how God kind of nudges you sometimes to do something that don't make a whole lotta sense in the moment? I believed in the moment that this forum would be just something temporary.. Just something to post my reflections on when I returned from Medjugorje..
Well, maybe I didn't know what I was doing but He certainly knew! And I never fathomed a year ago that this faith community would begin to grow and keep growing the way it has been.. So I feel extremely blessed! And I'm hoping you feel blessed with me because without you this forum would be really missing something.. Without you, this forum would be incomplete... We're all in this together, One Bread, One Body... One family of brothers & sisters with Christ... Thank You Jesus for blessing our forum with such an abundance of beautiful souls! Thank You Mother Mary for looking after us the children who we are... Who you are leading us to be.. And thank you my dear friends for being my forum siblings.. May God bless each and everyone of our hearts..
This is a nine day novena for us to pray in thanksgiving of reaching our 1st year Anniversary as a Catholic Forum Community, to begin today (August 31, 2010) and end on September 8, 2010, which happens to be Our Blessed Mother's Church celebrated birthday...
In this novena we will consecrate our hearts to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to the Sacred Heart of Jesus as a forum family.. As well, as suggested by Julia, special prayers posted some time ago by our dear forum sister Trishie, we pray for healing within our family and our family trees.. With over 400 members that's an entire forest! So please do consider joining us in these prayers..
God bless, John
Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, ardent with goodness, show Your Love toward us. May the flame of Your Heart, O Mary, descend on all mankind. We love You so. May this beautiful forum, which You have led each of us to as an intricate part of our spiritual journey, always be protected with Your Motherly Heart.
Dear Mother Mary, please touch the hearts of every single soul who visits this wonderful place of refuge and give them the joy of becoming a permanent family member of this blessed forum. To You, Mother of the human family, we confidently entrust all of humanity with its hopes and fears. Give us the light of true wisdom. Guide our steps in the ways of peace. Enable all who come to this forum to meet Christ the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Mother Mary, we now as a forum family and community under Your Motherly Mantle Consecrate our hearts and the hearts of each and every person in the world today, we bind our hearts, their hearts, and the hearts of all Your precious children to Your Most Immaculate Heart, now and forever, Amen.
Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O Jesus, we know that you are gentle, and that you have given your heart
for all of us. It was crowned with thorns and with our sins.
Oh, we know that especially in these present times you beg us not to be lost. Jesus, remember us when we sin. Through your most Holy Heart
give us grace to love each other. Let hatred disappear from the people. Show your love.
Come into every heart, O Jesus, knock, knock on our hearts. Be patient and untiring. We are still closed because we have not yet understood Your will. Knock perseveringly. O good Jesus, Make us open our hearts to you, at least when we remember your passion endured for us.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, we now as a forum family and community under Your Mother's Mantle Consecrate our hearts and the hearts of each and every person in the world today, we bind our hearts, their hearts, and the hearts of all Your precious children to Your Most Sacred Heart, now and forever, Amen.
Healing the Family Tree
Heavenly Father, I come before You as Your child, in great need of Your help; I have physical health needs, emotional needs, spiritual needs, and interpersonal needs. Many of my problems have been caused by my own failures, neglect and sinfulness, for which I humbly beg Your forgiveness, Lord. But I also ask You to forgive the sins of my ancestors whose failures have left their effects on me in the form of unwanted tendencies, behaviors patterns and defects in body, mind and spirit. Heal me, Lord, of all these disorders.
With Your help I sincerely forgive everyone, especially living or dead members of my family tree, who have directly offended me or my loved ones in any way, or those whose sins have resulted in our present sufferings and disorders. In the name of Your divine Son Jesus, and in the power of His Holy Spirit, I ask You, Father, to deliver me and my entire family tree from the influence of the evil one. Free all living and dead members of my family tree, including those in adoptive relationships, and those in extended family relationships, from every contaminating form of bondage. By your loving concern for us, Heavenly Father, and by the shed blood of Your Precious Son Jesus, I beg You to extend Your blessing to me and all my living and deceased relatives. Heal every negative effect transmitted through all past generations, and prevent such negative effects in future generations of my family tree.
I symbolically place the cross of Jesus over the head of each person in my family tree, and between each generation; I ask You to let the cleansing blood of Jesus purify the blood lines of my family lineage. Set Your protective angels to encamp around us, and permit Archangel Raphael, the patron of healing, to administer Your divine healing power to all of us, even in areas of genetic disability. Give special power to our family members’ guardian angels to heal, protect, guide, and encourage each of us in all of our needs. Let Your healing power be released at this very moment, and let it continue as long as Your sovereignty permits.
In our family tree, Lord, replace all bondage with a holy bonding in family love. And let there be an ever deeper bonding with You, Lord, by the Holy Spirit, to Your Son Jesus. Let the family of the Holy Trinity pervade our family with its tender, warm, loving presence, so that our family may recognize and manifest that love in all our relationships. All of our unknown needs we include with this petition that we pray in Jesus’ precious Name... Amen.