Prayer Partners

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Our chapel on Russian Island

October 2018

In case you can squeeze in some more intentions for your prayers, below are a few that we would be most grateful if you would add to your list. I am so thankful that the Lord is almighty and loves even the least prayer efforts on our part. That helps me to press on and keep up my prayers which seem so tiny. I read once that the Blessed Mother, in talking with one of the saints, said that some souls could have been saved from going to hell with just one hail Mary.

We are most grateful for you being part of our team,
Mother Julia

  1. In addition to being one of the two Marian months, October is also known as Respect Life month. Let us offer holy hours and prayers through Our Blessed Mother's intercession that local, state, and federal government officials, as well as leaders throughout the world, will work tirelessly to establish legislation that will uphold the right to life of every person from the moment of conception to natural death.
  2. May your prayers also help us organize and present the Rachel's Vineyard Retreats both in Russia and in the United States. These retreats not only help the participants but also heal their relations with the other people in their lives. On the weekend of October 5-7, the Rachel's Vineyard team in Vladivostok, Russia, will be hosting a retreat. On the weekend of October 26-28, the Rachel's Vineyard team in Kansas City will be hosting the third of its three 2018 retreats. These healing retreats provide vital help for men and women who are suffering from post-abortion syndrome. Please pray for everyone involved, the clergy, the core team members, the dedicated volunteers that work behind the scenes, and most of all, for the participants whom God is calling to come to the retreats, that they may find the forgiveness, peace, healing, and mercy for which they thirst.
  3. We have such a generous, loving, powerful, and merciful Mother Mary. With much love and zeal let all of us together implore her to help us serve her Son and help Him bring His Kingdom totally into our parishes, and each prayer partner family, the C.J.D. Fathers, and our C.J.D. community.

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