Prayer Partners

four Sisters of Jesus the Lord

Dear Prayer Partner,
Let us all consider carefully the enormous power of prayer that is ours and pour all of our days into prayers for the sick and dying, the medical teams and all people who are putting their own lives on the line each day, our leaders to have wisdom to guide us through so many unknowns, for all citizens to take the present situation seriously, for the deepening of our own faith and that of all the people of the world. Special prayers, please, for our four sisters in Russia where the first announcements of the virus are just beginning.
Special prayers for your intentions during this critical time,
Mother Julia

April 2020

  1. For the men and women who will be entering the Church this Easter, that they will have the grace to remain faithful to Christ and practice their faith courageously until death.
  2. For all children who are in the final stages of preparation for their First Confession and First Holy Communion, that they may prepare well and receive worthily and often these most precious sacraments for the rest of their lives. May they grow daily in purity and holiness and develop a burning love for our Eucharistic Lord.
  3. For Oleg and his bride-to-be as they prepare for the Sacrament of Matrimony in our parish in Vladivostok. May their union be fruitful and may they remain faithful to God and one another for the rest of their lives. Such a witness is very needed in a country where divorce was rampant for such a long time.
  4. For Brother Kumud, CJD, a seminarian in our brother community from India, as he is ordained a transitional deacon on April 15th in the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin. May he be a holy deacon and become a worthy priest.
  5. Also pray especially for St. Anthony to help us find a new place to hold our Rachel Vineyard retreats in Kansas City.

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