Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fearless Friday, On Saturday

Ah, it is Saturday and I am just getting to this. Well, better late than never!

Today I would like to remember some friends (in no particular order) with medical needs:

1. Sweet Mary who is battling cancer. This is her first blog.

2. Jen who is a momma and is undergoing treatments as well.

3. Debbie who is battling stomach cancer.

4. A young man, J, who is a heart transplant recipient, having his annual 'roto-rooter' cath done to check for any signs of rejection. His cath is on the 17th, please remember him and his family in your prayers. He will be 20 years old in December.

5. Baby Anna, who is now out of the hospital after staying in about 3 weeks for what was expected to be about 5 days. She is doing well, settling back into her family routine, at home. Thanks be to God.

I know this prayer is small, but it is the only way I could get it on here. If I did it right, you should be able to click on it and it will enlarge for you.

Also, prayers for young people. In particular:

1. A college student discerning next year's plan.

2. A teen with a new driver's permit.

3. A young girl who is suffering with anxiety.

4. A young man in some minor legal trouble assigned to work community service hours.

5. The confirmation students as they prepare to become soldiers of Christ.

6. All who are preparing for Sacraments such as Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, Marriage, or who are discerning a vocation.

And, because I have read 3 books recently, where the main characters were immigrants or dealing with discrimination of some sort due to their immigration, I would like to pray for all of the immigrants who are trying to adjust to life in their new homeland (hopefully legally!!)

Lastly, because it is Native American month, I would like to pray for all Native American people. Especially those who still suffer under discrimination, live in squalor, or are suffering on reservations. This is definitely a black mark on our American history, and we should do what we can through prayer, alms, charity, and any assistance we can offer.

O God, who, among the many marvels of Your Grace in the New World, did cause to blossom on the banks of the Mohawk and of the St. Lawrence, the pure and tender Lily, Kateri Tekakwitha, grant we beseech You, the favor we beg through her intercession, that this Young Lover of Jesus and of His Cross may soon be counted among the Saints of Holy Mother Church, and that our hearts may be enkindled with a stronger desire to imitate her innocence and faith. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us.

God bless, and feel free to add your prayers into the comments. You are always in my prayers. This post is linked to Angie's Fearless Friday over at Free Spirit Haven.


Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, what an amazing post, Lily...thank you so much for sharing it with all of us.

Carol@simple_catholic said...

Joining you in praying for all these intentions.

I love that prayer for the youth. Thanks for sharing it with us!

MTJ said...

Hi Lily,

Thank you for having such a caring, loving heart to intercede for so many needing an advocate at this time. I join with you in prayer to Almighty God.

Dear Lord,

There are so many needs that cry out for help. Orphaned children, widows, homeless, jobless, those who are ill, familes living on less, and those who have loved ones depart this world.

I speak of needs, not because You forget, but You said, "Pray". It is for this reason that we pray Lord. Asking You to hear us and respond as our Sovereign Lord. We trust you with our lives, Your will be done, in us, on earth, just as it is in heaven. Thank You Lord, that You hear us. Let Your blessings flow to these needs. We ask by the covenant established for us in Jesus Christ. Amen.

Blessings and peace.


Angela said...

I also join MTJ in her prayer that she left us here,,

amen amen amen