Prayer Partners

Dear Prayer Partner,
Let us all rejoice together in thanksgiving to God for the new year He is so graciously giving each of us and our families, for the gathering of the young adults in Russia and for their enthusiasm for the faith in spite of the difficulties involved, and for the grace He will give us in this coming year to serve Him even better.

With great gratitude,
Mother Julia

University Students with the Sisters for a Christmas Celebration
Meeting of University Students with the Sisters in Jesus the Lord for a Christmas Celebration.

January 2020

Happy new beginnings and successful resolutions

  • Please pray for the powerful intercession of Saint Joseph for our mission in Russia, our diocese, and for the whole world. He was proclaimed to be the patron of the Universal Church 150 years ago by Pope Pius IX. To mark this special milestone, Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, has written a book, available as of January 1, 2020, "Consecration to Saint Joseph". May we all draw closer to St. Joseph. As St. Josemaria Escriva said: "Get to know Joseph and you will find Jesus."
  • We must never stop asking God to help everyone to have an openness and respect for the sacredness of every human life, from natural conception to natural death. Let us keep in mind how many innocent lives depend on such prayers. Let us all speak up and stand up for life wherever and whenever possible. Let us deepen our prayers that Roe v. Wade may soon be overturned.
  • We especially witness the effect of your prayers for all women and men who participate in Rachel's Vineyard retreats. This year, please keep in your prayers especially the Rachel's Vineyard retreats to be held for the first time in Moscow and Novosibirsk, and for the three retreats to be held during 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Let us all join in daily prayer for the young adults that God is inviting to the priesthood or religious life. "In his many addresses and during his extensive travels, Blessed John Paul II stressed the need to beg the 'Lord of the harvest' to bless the Church with 'workers for the vineyard' who would generously respond to Christ's call to selfless service and complete commitment." Quote from Vocation Prayers of Blessed John Paul II.
  • THANK YOU!

    Prayer to Our Suffering Savior For the Souls in Purgatory by St. Alphonsus Liguori

    O most sweet Jesus, through the bloody sweat which Thou didst suffer in the Garden of Gethsemane, have mercy on these Blessed Souls. Have mercy on them, O Lord, Have mercy on them.

    O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer during Thy most cruel scourging, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.

    O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in Thy most painful crowning with thorns, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.

    O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in carrying Thy cross to Calvary, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.

    O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer during Thy most cruel crucifixion, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.

    O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in Thy most bitter agony on the cross, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.

    O most sweet Jesus, through the immense pain Thou didst suffer in breathing forth Thy Blessed Soul, have mercy on them. Have mercy on them O Lord.
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    Prayer Partners: Please pray that young women who have a vocation to the missionary life will come, and that our community will develop according to God's plan.

    Prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for our mission work would be most appropriate.

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    Our community, Sisters in Jesus the Lord, is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690) who was a sister of the Visitation Order in France was responsible for spreading the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus throughout the Church. She said in one of her letters:

    "It seems to me that our Lord's earnest desire to have his sacred heart honored in a special way is directed toward renewing the effects of redemption in our souls. For the sacred heart is an inexhaustible fountain and its sole desire is to pour itself out into the hearts of the humble so as to free them and prepare them to lead lives according to his good pleasure.

    A prayer that we sisters say daily is the following:

    Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Have Mercy on us
    Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Inflame our hearts with Your love
    Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Help us to make You known and loved by all
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    Orthodox Seminary Chapel Icon
    in Vladivostok, Russia
    (Photo taken with permission)
    Chapel of the Martyrs
    Chapel of the Martyrs of Most Holy Mother
    of God Catholic Church in Vladivostok, Russia