Prayer Partners

four Sisters of Jesus the Lord

Dear Prayer Partner,
It is time to take a quick look at the blessings coming from your prayers and sacrifices. The need for Rachel's Vineyard Retreats in Russia is huge. Sister Maria Stella has now trained leaders and volunteers in four of the five dioceses in Russia, and the number of people attending the retreats is growing. It is a good beginning, but there is a long way to go both in Russia and here in the states. Please pray for our Rachel's Vineyard Retreat being held here in Kansas City in April 24-26. May our combined Lenten efforts be exceedingly pleasing to Our Lord and aid all His intentions. Our prayers and great gratitude go with you.

Let us live in Jesus,
Mother Julia and Sisters in Jesus the Lord

March 2020

  1. For the women and men who participated in the Rachel's Vineyard retreats held last month in Moscow and Novosibirsk, Russia, as they enter the next phase of healing after the retreats. May they experience God's healing love in a new and deeper way and share it with those around them.
  2. For Bishop Kirill Klimovich and Bishop James Johnston, priests, religious, and other lay faithful who will be gathering for the Chrism Masses soon, that their love for Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist would be deepened, and that they would be strengthened and refreshed through their participation in this sacred gathering.
  3. For our sisters in Vladivostok as they make final preparations to begin renovating their building. May the final permissions and other necessary documents be granted in a timely manner, the construction workers do a good job, and the building be used to serve Catholics in the area for generations to come. May God grant that it be a place through which many people come to better know, love, and serve our Lord.
  4. For our university students, that through their participation in our weekly young adult group they will continue to grow in union with God, become ready to enter into their God-given state of life, and bring Christ's light to all whom they meet.

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