(I am very busy the next four days. I thought it would be a great time to put up this prayer, written by one of our readers, who wishes to be known only as Anne. It reflects a lot of what many Mother’s Hearts are feeling for their children in these difficult time. I tell you what St. Padre Pio always said: Pray, hope and don’t worry. – CJ)
We pray for all desperate mothers, especially those mothers in union with us in prayer.
We pray for mothers and their children, all over the world, watching their child die today through famine, war, cancer and other miseries. We pray for all mothers going through abortions against their will or who have difficulties with their children.
We pray for our children, victims of the world we live in. We pray against worldliness and sin. We pray against the spirits of depression and mental illness pursuing our children. We pray for those who are in mental or emotional confusion, discouraged and despairing. We pray against all those causes, that our children are subjected to, that cause them to turn away from you.
We pray for the healing of the diseases of our children, especially those that seem to result in godlessness and a lack of hope. We pray especially for healing of biochemical disorders, vaccination reactions, allergies, toxic reactions to chemicals and food additives, neurological disorders and other syndromes that cause our children to be victims of this modern world and slaves to Satan’s plans.
We pray for healing of the toxicities of the mind caused by television, radio, modern music, the occult, movies, computer games, the internet, drug and alcohol abuse, and all other activities, addictions, obsessions, and compulsions, which cause our children to be separated from you. We ask both for the healing of our children and also their conversion.
We pray for godly marriages for ourselves and our children. We ask that you raise up godly fathers to lead us and our children. We ask for mothers, the faith, fortitude, wisdom, counsel and patience in suffering needed to raise these special children. We ask for the grace for our children to come to us parents, and to you, Lord, for wise counsel.
We pray for hope for ourselves and our children. We beg your mercy on ourselves and our entire families in these days of such intense evil in the world.
A reading from Ephesians 2:1-7:
“You were dead because of your sins and offenses, as you gave allegiance to the present age and to the prince of the air, that spirit who is even now at work among the rebellious. All of us were once of their company; we lived at the level of the flesh, following every whim and fancy, and so by nature deserved God’s wrath like the rest. But God is rich in mercy; because of his great love for us he brought us to life with Christ when we were dead in sin. By this favor you were saved. Both with and in Christ Jesus he raised us up and gave us a place in the heavens, that in the ages to come he might display the great wealth of his favor, manifested by his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. I repeat, it is owing to his favor that Salvation is yours through faith.”
Because you have entreated us to ask and we would receive, we now humbly ask, that in your holy and divine will, you would deign to grant these desperate mothers, the hope and comfort we have not been able to find through anyone else but you. Heavenly Father, we call on you now to show us “the great wealth of your favor,” manifested by Jesus. We ask for miracle after glorious miracle of healing souls and minds, in family after family, to show your glory and your mercy. We ask you to show us how to glorify you for all these favors we know you will grant to us. We pray in union with Our Sorrowful Mother, our beloved Saint Joseph, and most importantly, Our Merciful Savior.
A reading from Isaiah 61:1-2:
“The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners, to announce a year of favor from the Lord and a day of vindication by our God to comfort all who mourn.”
We adore you, we worship you, we bless you, we give you endless thanks for your love and mercy, that you have heard our prayers, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Say the first names of all children being prayed for out loud for God to hear. (I love to say my children’s names out loud, in faith, knowing that God will hear me and grant my requests in His Holy Providence.)