Prayer Partners

November 2021

Recent Sunrise on Russian Island
Rachel's Vineyard Retreat in Ussurijsk, Russia, November 4-6, 2021

Dear Prayer Partner,

The month of November is a special time to remember all the deceased. We are praying for your beloved deceased, and for all who have died this past year. Praise God, that Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life! Your prayers are opening many doors here. Most recently, we were contacted by several local Protestant churches interested in Rachel's Vineyard. Five of the ten recent participants at the above-pictured recent Rachel's Vineyard retreat for healing after abortion were pastors and pastors' wives, eager to bring healing to their congregations.

November 18 is becoming a special day to offer prayers in reparation for abortion throughout the world. This initiative started last year in Moscow, led by participants in Rachel's Vineyard. Soviet Russia was the first country to legalize abortion, on November 18, 1920.

Recently, I read that there was also a pivotal vote in the United States at the National Organization for Women's National Conference (NOW) on November 18, 1967, where a vote was taken to add abortion to their Bill of Rights. https://www.ncregister.com/commentaries/for-nancy-pelosi-a-rose-a-prayer-and-a-letter. In Moscow this year, there will be adoration at the Catholic cathedral and at other churches, from 7:30pm Nov 17 through 7:30am Nov 19, with several Masses offered.

United in Jesus the Lord,
Mother Stella, CJD

Please pray for:

  1. For the souls of our faithfully departed benefactors and prayer partners.
  2. For the guest rooms in Dom Marii to be completed by Christmas, and for the preparations to replace our roof.
  3. For the participants in the Rachel's Vineyard retreats in Russia for healing after abortion, Nov 26-28 in Novosibirsk and Nov 26-28 in Belarus (first time in Belarus!). Also, Dec. 3-5 in Ulan-Ude, near Mongolia (first time).

In Christ,
Mother Stella and the Sisters in Jesus the Lord

Gentle Jesus, may my every action say "You are my utter all!
May my every breath be a spiritual communion!
May my every heartbeat offer you all the love you have received and will forever receive!

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