Prayer Partners

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This is a picture of the Sacred Heart in our Kansas City convent. The Church recently celebrated the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This is the main solemnity for our community. May Jesus' Sacred Heart always overflow our hearts with love and mercy that showers upon our family, friends, and neighbors!

July 2020

Great and loving thanks for being our prayer partner in these most difficult times. Let us pray for one another that God would grant us the wisdom, prudence, and holiness to know how to please Him in all that we do, in all our decisions, words, and actions. I am sure that no sacrifice or prayer is too small. God can put to good use even the smallest of our efforts. Make a special plea to the Holy Spirit to help the workers and all the decisions that are being made now to renovate the interior of our entire convent on Russian Island, Dom Marii.

  1. Please remember in your prayers the Vladivostok Parish Family Days that the sisters will sponsor on Russian Island. The families in a big city often have no place to get a break from city living and the normal pressures of life.
  2. Let us persevere in our prayers for an end to the worldwide danger of coronavirus, the reopening of churches, and a deepened appreciation for the Sacraments.
  3. Special prayers please for our July Rachel's Vineyard Retreat in Kansas City. May your prayers inspire those God is calling to attend this retreat as a time to look carefully and deeply at their lives.
  4. Pray for the continued progress of the renovation on Dom Marii, our convent and parish center on Russian Island.

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