Prayer of Miraculous Trust


We all need prayer. In Catholicism, we speak of the communion of the saints, which means that all the faithful – both here and departed – are fully alive to God, and we have access to the faithful departeds’ prayers if we only ask. (for those who have any theological doubts on this point, please see Matthew 22:32, Mark 12:27 and Luke 20:38). But the prayers of the Church Militant, that is the faithful still on earth, for each other are crucial – and even more crucial in these times.

Right around the turn of the millennium, the archangel, Gabriel, gave me a prayer and told me the time would come when we would need miracles – and many miracles would be wrought through the faithful use of the prayer.

Right now, many things are collapsing before our very eyes.

When the normal means of healing are easily available, you should always take advantage of them. When God has provided abundant means of normal medicine, it is a presumption to demand only His supernatural medicine. Ideally, it is best to take advantage of both. But soon (and it is happening far more rapidly than I expected) availability of normal services will be spotty – and if you have something chronic or are elderly, much will not be available at all as surviving doctors start working under an implicit triage mentality because of the shortages of supplies and equipment. God will not leave you bereft.

Along with this posting I have linked to a religious supply house that has printed up thousands of prayer cards containing this prayer and instructions on how to use it. It is the Full of Grace Supply House which is also linked at the right hand of this page. The woman who owns it gave me most of them to give away. I always carry a supply with me. I asked her to carry them in her inventory, so that as many as possible might have access to them.

Now, if you treat these as some magic object, I have utterly failed my duty to you. There is no magic in the card, nor magic in the prayer. Rather, the instructions for the prayer teach you how to align your will with that of God. Having said that, there have been many startling results from the proper use of this prayer. Let me explain.

First, the Lord often acts to confirm His intentions. I tell you to acknowledge Our Lady of Tepeyac, which is Our Lady’s proper title in this image, though she is commonly called Our Lady of Guadalupe. I know this because she told me long ago. She is sent as the Mother of Conversion in these terrible times. It pleases Our Lord that you acknowledge, then spread devotion to His servant and mother in this role He has given her for these times.

Second, prayer must begin with faith, the knowledge that God is in control of all things. But it must not end there. The demons in hell know that Christ is Lord, they know Scripture better than you and all the greatest theologians combined and, as James said, they tremble because of that knowledge. If all you have is faith, you have nothing more than the demons in hell.

Faith must lead to trust, the trust that once you acknowledge and follow Him, whatever the Lord allows to befall you is for your benefit or instruction or that of another that you may give witness to, perhaps never knowing until judgment the witness you have given by your trust. Many Christians treat prayer as the cloth with which they rub the magic lamp to bind God to their will. Prayer is to bind you to God’s will – and to begin to understand it. That cannot happen unless you trust, knowing that His ways are not your ways. Some purported faith healers teach that God will always heal those who trust Him. They are right, but not in the way they think. Their imaginations are so impoverished that, whatever they say, the only good they can envision is of this world. God always heals for eternity – that you may have abundant life with Him in heaven. If that means you must suffer some here to quell your rebellious yearnings, than suffer you will – if you trust God. If you are a particularly useful soul, God may allow you to suffer in penance for others who do not know they need penance, that more might be saved. Trust.

Trust will lead to abandonment. That is giving yourself entirely and willingly to whatever God wants of you. Gabriel came to Our Lady, Holy Mary, and told her she would get a great honor if she accepted – become the mother of Our Lord in His human incarnation. But there was a catch, This would happen in a way that would subject her to shame and, perhaps even a brutal execution. What incredible faith, trust and abandonment she lived to be able to say almost immediately, “I am the handmaid of the Lord. Be it done unto me according to your word.” Of course, as Gabriel noted when he first spoke to her, she is “full of grace.” It is hard to get outside yourself. Some years ago, I was undergoing some serious suffering – and it would not go away. I begged and begged to know what I was doing wrong so I could correct it and escape my sorrows. Finally, the Lord, Himself came and said, “This is not about you.” Then He told me who it was about – someone I dearly loved who, unbeknownst to me, was in great spiritual danger. The Lord asked was I willing to accept this penance on the person’s behalf, for he desperately needed it. Foolish and self-centered as I was, I am proud I said yes – and soon was rewarded by seeing how much it was needed. Abandon yourself to His will – and don’t feel bad when He shows you what a silly, little fool you are. He only does that to those in whom He sees great promise. Be glad of your rebukes.

Finally, it is good to have prayer partners. It is even better to have one who already beholds the Face of God, for the saints’ faith is assured and will not fail. Take full advantage of the communion of the faithful. We are really going to need all hands on deck.

Know that with God, the intention is the action. Keep your prayers of petition short. It is not the length of them that aligns you with God, but the trust behind it. If you had perfect trust, all your intentions would merely be stated and then you would accept perfectly what God sends you. If you pray long in petition, you risk deluding yourself it is the Herculean nature of your efforts rather than the effortless grace of God that brings light, and thus become vainglorious. And yet, do not begrudge those who must make long, moaning prayers of petition. A struggle between lack of faith warring with hope can make long prayer necessary. Brevity is not for all prayer. Prayers of worship, praise and thanksgiving – and those that involve the will of another, may be said at great length, either privately or in community. Remember that St. Augustine was bathed in a lifetime of his mother, St. Monica’s, prayers. Also, when a demon is involved, prayers of intercession may go for weeks, but that is best left to priests under most circumstances.

Do not say this particular prayer more than once for any specific intention.  To do so is to fail in trust – and defeat the purpose of this prayer, which is abandonment to God’s will. Certainly, God knows how needy we are, so you may say other prayers for the same intention if the need arises, but not this one. In fact, following the lead of St. Monica, you should pray frequently on matters involving the will of another – but only once for this prayer, which is for abandonment to God. If you can, it is best to say it and then let it go, trusting that whatever comes of the matter now is for your eternal good regardless of what happens. On the other hand, I sometimes pray it for an intention just for today – and then pray that intention the next day just for that day. To seek to live a day well is to take a step at a time…the next right step.

Here are instruction and the text for the prayer:

A prayer to abandon yourself to trust in God; to bind yourself to His will with trust rather than trying to bind Him to yours. Pope Francis called Our Lady of Guadalupe the “Virgin of Tepeyac” at her last feast day. Tepeyac Hill is where she appeared, not Guadalupe, hence the title Our Lady of Tepeyac, Mother of Conversion. At its deepest level, this is a prayer that we all convert ourselves to God’s Holy Will.

Back of card: PRAYER OF MIRACULOUS TRUST:  (This prayer is to help you turn things over to God, trusting that once you have done so, whatever He then allows is for your eternal good and that of those you love.  It lets you ask what you want of God, then closes by abandoning yourself to what God wants of you.  Do not say it more than once for any particular intention, as this is an abandonment to trust)

Begin by asking for the help of Our Lady of Tepeyac, then cross yourself and say:

By the power of Our Lord, Jesus Christ; to the honor of Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception; in service to her Immaculate Heart; I ask you Lord (state intention here and ask for the intercession of the saint of your choice).  I thank you for hearing my prayer.  Thy will be done.  Amen.

Cross yourself again, and give it over to God entirely with trust.”

I saw a pithy saying last week I will end with: “Don’t worry about tomorrow. God is already there.”

You can purchase English or Spanish versions of the Prayer of Miraculous Trust in prayer card form at Full of Grace Supply House, which sells them with my permission. I do not receive any portion of any payment you may make in buying copies of these prayer cards.

Our Lady of Tepeyac – Prayer of Miraculous Trust Holy Card

Estampita de Ntra. Sra. de Tepeyac – Madre de conversión; Oración de la Milagrosa Confianza

82 Responses to Prayer of Miraculous Trust

  1. marie says:

    Dear Charlie, thank you once more for this very powerful prayer. I have already experienced how effective it is. I recall someone saying some time ago that it would be good to have it in Spanish. Has it already been translated? If not, I would like to offer a translation, if you think it would be useful. Let me know and I will have it done in a day or so.

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    • marie says:

      Hello again, Charlie, I have tried, in vain, to find the comment from the person who asked for this prayer in Spanish. Anyhow, I have gone ahead and translated it and will send it shortly. Even if only one of the thousands of visitors to your site finds it useful, that’s ok, is it not? Before I send the final version, however, I have a question about the title of the prayer: does it indicate that the ‘trust’ in itself is miraculous (that is, that we would not have trust without divine intervention), or does it refer to trust in the miraculous (that is, in miracles). This may sound pedantic (sorry 😦 ), but one thing that has been drilled into me when doing translation work is to keep as close as possible to the original meaning. It makes a big difference in the translation. I have taken it to mean ‘trust in miracles – confianza en los milagros’, but please correct me if I am wrong.

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      • Marie, below I commented on the same and now I see your comment. Your translation conveys the meaning better. I chose “milagrosa confianza” but yet several people said they did not quite get it. After some consulting we went for “milagrosa confianza” wich softens the pointing at the object a little bit. “Confianza milagrosa” sounds too much like “Medalla milagrosa” where the medal is miraculous so in this case it seems to indicate even in English that the miracle is effected by our trust. I know that was not the intention of the author, i.e. I can trust I will win the lottery until I turn 100 years old but that won’t make me a winner. The idea is to trust in the power of God to effect the impossible, the miraculous. That is the sense I tried to convey. My first choice was the way you translate it but some capable people I consulted thought that reversing the “object/adjective” was good enough and so we ended with “Milagrosa Confianza.” That is the way it went into the card. God bless!

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        • marie says:

          Dear Carlos, how kind of you to get back to me on this! I was in doubt at the time and ended up asking advice from a Peruvian friend. She was delighted with the prayer and offered to translate the whole thing, so, if credit is to go anywhere, it has to be to her 🙂 She was the one who felt that ‘confiar en los milagros’ better conveyed the intention. I take your point about the association with the Miraculous Medal. Tricky business this translation stuff, isn’t it? 😉

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  2. marie says:

    Prayer of Miraculous Trust in Spanish

    Una oración para entregarte a Dios y confiar en Él, para unirte a la voluntad de Dios con toda confianza, en lugar de tratar de unirLe a la tuya. El Papa Francisco llamó a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe “La Virgen de Tepeyac” en su último día de fiesta. El lugar donde apareció es la cima de Tepeyac, no Guadalupe: por lo tanto, el título de Nuestra Señora de Tepeyac, Madre de la Conversión. En su nivel más profundo, esta oración es que todos nos convertamos a la Sagrada Voluntad de Dios.

    Detrás de la tarjeta : ORACION PARA CONFIAR EN LOS MILAGROS: Esta Oración es para ayudarte a entregar las cosas a los designios de Dios, confiando en que una vez que lo hayas hecho, todo lo que Él permita es para tu bien eterno y lo de aquellos a quiénes amas. Te permite pedir tus peticiones a Dios, para luego concluir con una entrega a los designios que Dios tiene para ti. No la digas más de una vez por cualquier intención particular, ya que esta es una entrega a la confianza en Dios.

    Empieza por pidiendo la ayuda de nuestra Señora de Tepeyac, luego persígnate y di:

    Por la fuerza de Nuestro Señor Jesús Cristo , en honor a Nuestra Señora de La Inmaculada Concepción, en servicio a su Corazón Inmaculado, te pido Señor ( haz la intención aquí y pide la intercesión del Santo de tu elección). Te agradezco por escuchar mi Oración. Hágase tu Voluntad. Amén.

    Persígnate nuevamente y entréga la intención a Dios con entera confianza.


    • Chantal says:

      I would say — Oracion de la confianza milagrosa. Miraculous Trust instead of Trust in Miracles.


      • marie says:

        Hi Chantal, thanks for your suggestion. Charlie has had the prayer professionally translated. It is available in Spanish from the ‘Full of Grace Supply House’, if you are interested (see the column on the right). You are right! The official title is ‘Oración de la confianza milagrosa’ 🙂


      • Chantal: it may seem to you that is a natural way of expressing it but it sound “foreign” in Spanish. That is a tricky phrase to translate so I showed it to several bilingual well educated Catholics and there were various opinions. Finally the literal way went into the card: “Oración de la milagrosa confianza”. Not everything is translated equally. One example would be “per secula seculorum” translated into English “world without end”. Well that does NOT mean “world without end” but “for the centuries of the centuries” because “secula” means centuries and seculorum means “of the centuries”. the confusion arose because “seculae”=secular or singular “of this time, or century” was used to indicate the temporal pagan order, or “the world” in the Christian sense, different from “the Church”. In Spanish is better translated as “por los siglos de los siglos”. You see “world without end” does not have any meaning at all but that is the way it went even when it is a lousy translation.

        So in the end, in the actual card went with the adjective and the object in the proper order: “Oración de la Milagrosa Confianza” that softens it a little bit.


  3. Jacquie says:

    Having reread this webpage I have a question? I noted that when prayer involves the will of another that longer prayers were permitted/encouraged. How can I pray Our Lady of Conversion’s prayer only once when it involves the will of another? For example, for conversion or healing of family relationship? Would you clarify?

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    • charliej373 says:

      Very good, Jacquie. I do note with people that on prayers involving the will, particularly that of another, you should pray frequently about it. But NOT this prayer. This prayer is an act of trust. It may be short-term or long-term trust, but this one should only be said once for any one intention. It is a trust that abides…so as you say all your other prayers on that intention, this prayer on those matters is a symbol of your abiding trust that God is in the midst of it all.

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      • D Shea says:

        I not sure what significance this has, probably none, but the past two days I have awoken with the old American Gospel Hymn “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” in my head and I have been unable to “Shake it off” for two days now! I don’t hang out in Baptist Churches much and the only place, I’m sure, that I have heard this hymn is in an old 50s Robert Mitchum movie where he played a Bad-Guy preacher and apparently it was also played in “True Grit” redo but I have not seen that movie. . I did a net search ( this morn and I find it interesting that it was inspired while the author was writing letters of consolation. My old Gal Friend, Georgia, has had a tough year with three of her close family dying in the past 6 months … one funeral today …. and her ordeal has been weighing heavy on my mind! Perhaps this is what triggered this Hymn? Anyway … I’d appreciate your prayers for Georgia, Sue and Daniel … for me too please 😉 GOD BLESS US .. EVERYONE!

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  4. D Shea says:

    Padrig Powers found a link to movie where I heard the Hymn:
    “Robert Mitchum with Lillian Gish – Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”

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  5. Bonnie C says:

    Hi Charlie,

    Thank you for sharing this prayer! I printed it onto all of my Christmas cards – you know, the blank part beside or above the printed sentiment… Anyway, I thought it might help some. Some will just think its crazy old me who sent Divine Mercy prayer cards one year, and G.K. Chesterton quote cards another. I hope they keep it, or remember it when things get even worse. God bless you and thank you, again and again and again!

    Woman Clothed with the Sun; come – and do not delay!

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    • charliej373 says:

      Well shoot, Bonnie…if the little prayer I have transmitted is now in the company of the Divine Mercy and G.K. Chesterton I am among some exalted company, indeed, I better up my game 🙂

      Seriously, that prayer is going to be profoundly useful to many throughout the course of the Storm, so I am awfully glad you are spreading it.

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  7. audiemarie2014 says:

    Hi Charlie. I just reread this. I’m about to send a package to my son in Texas and will enclose a copy of this prayer. I’m so thankful that you were given this special prayer for us all.


  8. Josephine says:

    Thank you for this prayer, Charlie.
    May I have permission to mass print and share, in the same two sided format: Our Lady and the prayer. Thank you for this grace for all of us through your obedience to the Divine Will.


    • charliej373 says:

      Of course, Josephine – and it bears repeating that you have my blanket permission to reproduce anything here, in whole or in part, in pieces or en masse and distribute it. It is the message that is important here and anything that disseminates it has my hearty approval.


      • Judy says:

        Karen’s letter was very beautiful. You know, Charlie, you keep telling us the simple things we must do, but like sheep, we must be redirected over and over again. Karen reminded us how God works. These little coincidences are really the way God whispers to us. Thanks for you letter, Karen.


        • charliej373 says:

          Yes it was, Judy. People want God to speak to us in the thunder. They should not worry about that. If He does, trust me, you won’t miss it. What we should worry about is the thousand little whispers God speaks to each of us each day. If we are very faithful, we may pick up on six or seven of them. Yet that is where our salvation lies. Listen for the whispers.


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  10. Julia says:

    Just offered the prayer of Miraculous Trust for Jo and his family that God may grant him to come our of the coma, and he and his family may continue their pilgrimage here on earth.

    Did you know, Padre Pio is famous for bringing people out of comas. Let us ask Saint Padre Pio to join in our petitions on Jos’ behalf.


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  17. Kim Sevier says:

    Hi Charlie — just saw this. Ordered some cards. Visited Our Lady of Tepayac March 2014. Only Marion Shrine I have visited. But have had her picture in our home for many years. Can we say the prayer as often as we like but only once for any one intention? Hope I remember what I have already prayed for! No worries- God knows my heart! Thanks!


  18. Kim Sevier says:

    PS– I have a first class relic of Little Flower which came from my godfather who was a priest. Another connection!


  19. jlynnbyrd says:

    I praise God and thank Our Lady of Tepeyac and St. Jude for his intercession in a Prayer of Miraculous Trust answered. I traveled unannounced a distance and was able to meet and spend some time with my daughter and through her indirectly with my son to express my love for them. I gave her a cautious warning about things to come and materials from NRS and Charlie to share with her brother and my ex-husband (their father), who have fallen away as Catholics.
    Please pray for estranged family members and family conversions.

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  20. jlynnbyrd says:

    Your kindness moved me to tears. I love St. Maximillian Kolbe. Bless you Beckita.

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  23. Whitney says:

    I turned to Our Lady of Tepeyac today as my oldest son James has been experiencing grand Mal seizures for More than 24 hours even though he’s on seizure medication for a more benign absence epilepsy. The grand mals are scary to experience and my parents graciously took my three younger children to their house so I could watch him and do the laundry over and over since the seizures involve vomiting semi-consciously, shaking for five minutes. Did I mention the hubs is in England at his fathers funeral! Anyhow, I finally decided after his last seizure today at around 11 to pray the prayer of miraculous trust before my father came over with the scared host for me and we shared a rosary. For the next three hours, my son slept soundly In his room, then emerged at 5 pm without a hint of seizure activity in good spirits and even with an appetite. I was waiting for the ball to drop cause for the past 24 hours it had been nap, wake, seizure, repeat. We’ve had a wonderful night together and he has shown the least symptoms of his autism (aspergers) then ever before since the house is so calm and quiet with the 8, 6 and 4 year old not present. I can’t sustain this environment for him but I do realize by the grace of God that this was a lesson for me to not only abandon my will but also realize I don’t give James enough one on one attention and I allow myself to get caught up in the mothering of the other children with which the 4 year old is very needy at times and the one 8 year old girl absorbs my time with drama. God wanted to show me (or I think this rather-as I could be wrong) that my son needs more of my attention. I don’t give him the attention he deserves. I feel badly that he was placed in this birth order, however it is God’s plan and He knows where, when and why. My mother also has had a great time with my other three she has told me and they have been excellent and iPad free which is nice. I’m grateful for this experience even though it’s caused much pain and suffering. I also learned that it was okay for me to say no today to teaching grade 3 ccd as well as singing at the teen ministry at 5 pm. There was coverage for both. I have a hard time letting people down but my son must come first. I just put him to bed and he went to sleep happy and content, no sign of seizure likely a miracle is all I can think of. I prayed the prayer with heartfelt devotion and trust but didn’t really think it was going to heal him in the sense that i wasn’t seeking that. In the prayer I was seeking the miracle to love and serve him and change the vomited sheets and not be scared and have trust in God that he will be fine and to trust the Drs that this is just the result of a heavy cold and not a change in medications which we just started. . Thank you Our Lady of Tepeyac. Thank you for this delivered prayer Angel Gabriel. (I also realized NOT to get a dog as I’ve been thinking James would benefit, I know random but the message was loud and clear, I don’t need one more thing to distract me from James’ needs. I was mishearing I think that it would help when in fact I think it might hurt.) I hope God can bring the change about me that needs to take place to help James. Everything comes from God and in the middle of this when I felt like why, why? I had no idea so many lessons would come from it. I almost fell into the ‘why me trap’. I just wanted to share a heartfelt example of how this prayer can help us in our times of medical need when all seems lost. The miracle of James’ healing tonight was merely the byproduct of my faith in God and praying the miraculous prayer. The result of that prayer was joy, abandonment and trust for the rest of evening. To those which alone is all I could have asked for.

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      Thanks be to God Whitney that you where able to get what sounds like some much needed heavenly Motherly love and some clear messages sent and received from St. Gabriel, the Archangel. Bless you in your thoughtful no(s) in order to re-dedicate your time and efforts.
      You can count on my prayers for you, your family, and for the soul of your departed father-in-law.

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    • Beckita says:

      Beautiful sharing, Whitney! Thank you for this. Keeping you and your family in prayer.

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    • Petra says:

      I love, love, love this! Of course, not what you went through or what your poor kid went through, but that your solution was to turn with great faith to Our Lady and go straight ahead through this “storm.” Your faith, your acceptance, your doing what you could do (relying on your parents and washing sheets), and prayer — yes, above all prayer. What an excellent story to illustrate the kinds of crises that challenges our faith, but the grace that comes to take the next right step, even though temptations abounded (You mentioned, “I almost fell into the ‘why me trap’.”)

      And what you got out of it! Holy cow! Many deep insights. And maybe many more to come. So grateful Whitney you shared this with us. I hope the worst is over for now.

      God bless. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

      P.S. As I was reading your story, I thought, “she should consecrate her family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and put a picture up in her home of the Sacred Heart to honor Him.” Maybe you already have this! If not, think about it.


    • zeniazenia says:

      Praise and thank Christ the King! Since Charlie has instructed us that it is necessary to abandon that particular intention to the Divine Will, I thought, since we mother’s never stop praying for our children, you might need another powerful prayer that you could offer up in situations where your family needs immediate help. Blessed Teresa of Calcutta called this her EXPRESS NOVENA Pray nine times Memorare (and the tenth one can be offered in confident thanksgiving for the intention answered)..
      Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
      Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
      Happy Monday!– Jane


  24. Whitney says:

    Yes Jane! I pray that prayer for my friend Kelley who is in late stage cancer and made cards to hand out all over the parish and otherwise. I love love that prayer and just discovered it when looking for a blessed to pray to And I happen to have a second class relic of Mother Theresa’s. Wouldn’t you know that Her cancer has shrunk and she is feeling better then ever, Praise be to God. That is a powerful prayer. Thank you Petra, jlynn and beckita for your beautiful messages. I will def. place our family and home in the Sacred Heart of Jesus and consecrate our family to Our Lord. Thank you so much for that ‘insight’ you received while reading my post. James is staying home today due to the cold and as I write this it’s been almost 24 hours since his last full grand mal.
    We will head to mass to thank God and give praise. I love this quieter board. As things progress I am happy to share with you all and help whoever needs it. You help me, too!

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    • Whitney says:

      As i headed out for mass the car battery was dead, dead, dead. I had left the keys in the car 24 hours beforehand after taking James out of the front seat and lying him on the driveway during his last seizure! I refused to keep us from mass and giving thanks and praying for my FIL. So my neighbor out of the kindness of her heart said she would drive me to mass with my son James to meet my parents who were already there with my 4 year old. I made it just as the homily ended and Father says no Eucharist if we miss the Gospel! But I explained when I went to communion very quietly our late situation and he allowed us to receive. 🙂

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      • Petra says:

        Whitney: You are awesome! I am so edified by your experiences. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing them.
        All I can say is, God finds a way where there seems to be no way….
        Praying for you and your family. God bless.


  25. Robert Cunningham says:


    Today on the vigil of Our Lady of Guadalupe I was going back over the prayer of miraculous trust and praying it anew. I don’t remember you saying anything else about Our Lady of Tepeyac other than that is what she preferred to be called. Is there anything else that you can share on that subject or about her in general?

    There is so much to say about Our Lady of Guadalupe but we’ll leave it just with the question as me and my family prepare for Las Mananitas tonight.


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    • charliej373 says:

      I will put the story up tomorrow on Our Lady of Tepeyac.

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    • Tess says:

      I have a question. The title Our Lady of Guadalupe was given to Juan Diego’s uncle by the Virgin herself. The word Guadalupe was probably a mispronunciation of the Aztec word which means “the one who treads on snakes” a very fitting title for the role of Our Lady. Why would she change her name?


      • charliej373 says:

        Tess, I explain it in this piece. For what it is worth, you can find the answers to most common questions by using the search feature at the upper right of the page.

        Both titles are sound titles…and the last few Popes have sometimes referred to her as the Virgin of Tepeyac in formal addresses. In any case, she did not give herself the title, Our Lady of Guadalupe; Bishop Zumaraga did. It was a perfectly reasonable misunderstanding of the Aztec phrase – and as I explain in the article I cited above, I think it all relates to unifying the old and the new worlds in faith.


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  29. bflocatholic says:

    Thank you for this beautiful prayer, Charlie.

    I just offered the Prayer of Miraculous Trust for my 10 year old daughter, who is dealing with a variety of issues (primarily of the mental and emotional variety).

    St. Paul the Hermit “volunteered” to be her special patron (through the saint name generator, a nifty little tool –

    I am pleased and humbled to leave my daughter in Our Lady’s and St. Paul’s capable hands!


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  31. Theresa Morris says:

    Hi Charlie,
    I’m brand new to all of this (Next Right Step) and so I need a little clarification on this prayer. You said to only say it once for any one intention, so I can say it multiple times as long as the intentions are different. Say, once for my husband, once for my daughter and so on?

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    • charliej373 says:

      Yes, absolutely…and you can say it for the same person multiple times, but with different intentions. There are some who say it repeatedly, but solely for an intention today – so each day it is a new intention. Sounds close to the line, but I like that interpretation some have used, for it is very much a next step sort of thing and living in the present moment well.

      And by the way, welcome to this site.

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      • June1 says:

        Hi, Charlie! Quick question on the prayer… would you discourage a person from praying for the same intention once a day, everyday? If I am, say, praying a novena for a specific intention and add the Miraculous Trust prayer at the end for that same intention for nine days, is that too much?


    • Beckita says:

      Welcome Theresa! Glad you found your way here.


    • Snowy Owl says:

      Theresa, funny! I just went and looked it up for this same reason! I’ve said the prayers 3 times today for different intentions!

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  33. Josh says:

    Hi Charlie,

    In the hope that it can be useful to you, and as a small contribution from my part, I send you the translation in Spanish and French (which I know both at mother tongue level), of your “Prayer of Miraculous Trust”:

    Traducción (en Español):
    “Por el poder de Nuestro Señor, Jesucristo; en honor a Nuestra Señora, la Inmaculada Concepción; en servicio a su Corazón Inmaculado, te pido Señor (diga aquí su intención y pida la intercesión del santo de su elección). Gracias por escuchar mi oración. Hágase tu voluntad. Amén.”

    Traduction (en Français):
    “Par le pouvoir de Notre Seigneur, Jésus-Christ, en honneur de Notre-Dame l’Immaculée Conception, en service à son Coeur Immaculé, je te demande Seigneur (spécifier ici votre intention et demander l’intercession du saint de votre choix). Je te remercie d’écouter ma prière. Que ta volonté soit faite. Amen.”

    Original (English):
    “By the power of Our Lord, Jesus Christ; to the honor of
    Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception; in service to her
    Immaculate Heart; I ask you Lord (state intention here
    and ask for the intercession of the saint of your
    choice). I thank you for hearing my prayer. Thy will
    be done. Amen.”

    PS. Personally, I would pray your prayer in my mother tongue, where I am most comfortable praying.

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    • Josh says:

      Final translations of the “Prayer of Miraculous Trust” (after having consulted with a friend -he is now a priest in France-, who helped me revise the French version):

      “Oración de Confianza Milagrosa” (Español):
      “Por el poder de Nuestro Señor, Jesucristo; en honor a Nuestra Señora, la Inmaculada Concepción; al servicio de su Corazón Inmaculado, te pido Señor (diga aquí su intención y pida la intercesión del santo de su elección). Gracias por escuchar mi oración. Hágase tu voluntad. Amén.”

      “Prière de Confiance Miraculeuse” (Français):
      “Par le pouvoir de Notre Seigneur, Jésus-Christ; en l’honneur de Notre-Dame l’Immaculée Conception; au service de son Coeur Immaculé, je te demande Seigneur (spécifier ici votre intention et demander l’intercession du saint de votre choix). Je te remercie d’écouter ma prière. Que ta volonté soit faite. Amen.”

      * Maybe there will be some cards printed with these versions (for those who want to pray the “Prayer of Miraculous Trust” in their own language) *

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  35. Diane Grose says:

    Thank you for posting the Surrender Novena in your writings…I started it tonight & I pray sweet Mary will keep me be alert to saying it everyday! I ordered The Prayer of Miraculous Trust several weeks ago….beautiful! I would never have know these if it were not for your web site! I’m always more hopeful after I read your posts…thank you!

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  37. Linda says:

    Charlie this is so needed for these times… thank you St Gabrielle for sharing this powerful prayer😇

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  38. LL says:

    I would like to ask for prayers for my family. I have a sister who claims to be transgender. It has been about 2 years since the announcement and recently that attacks on my mother have increased because she refuses to accept it. She has tried to continue a relationship, she just refuses to accept the whole, she is a “male”. My brother and sisters are literally vile to her. Now her own brother and sisters have started in (just not as nasty or hateful). It doesn’t seem as if reconciliation is possible because they will not even speak to her as if she is human. They have been the ones to cut off communication. The only time she hears from them is when they call, swear at her and hang up or post with insults and swear words personally directed at her.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Praying for your poor Mother – and the family that persecutes her.

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    • audiemarie2014 says:

      LL, I’ll pray for your dear sister. God bless you and her, and may God change the hearts of her family.

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    • zeniazenia says:

      You have my prayers LL. Try to stay as close to your family as possible during the rest of the storm, till our Lady returns to proclaim her Son’s Rescue. Fight the satan in any way God instructs, remembering He will never ask you to fight with hate, certain types of anger or fear. Many prayer groups have become fasting prayer groups as evil shows up in more and more families. The parish usually has a prayer hotline too.
      You and your mom are in a scary battle. Be clear to your mom, that you are 100% there for her, but you are also hoping to help all sides out of this mess. They need help. From what you write, your mom sounds strong. Many families are having moratoriums on discussing politics. Perhaps, at your request, your family can stop discussing this topic for a time. “Blessed are the peace makers, they shall be called Children of God”.
      When we are weak God is strong, so this is when we pray with fasting for our persecutors. Our Lady’s Rosary is our precious weapon. Using Holy water, Blessed salt, having your mom’s home blessed comes to mind. If she is elderly and physically weak, perhaps your pastor may recommend the Sacrament of Healing. – Love ZJ

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    • Barb129 says:

      LL, praying for your mother and for your family. What a heartache!


  39. Beckita says:

    Praying for your dear mother, LL, and for your whole family.

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  40. jlynnbyrd says:

    LL, I will keep your family in my prayers.


  41. kat3116 says:

    Praying for your mom and your whole family LL.

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  42. richie says:

    It has been a long absence as I was busy praying to God and our lady, on a series of attacks coming from evil, which affected firstly my family then parents. My parents were very ill and very recently my dad was discharged after being in an unconcious state for almost 3 weeks. Now praise be to god!, both mum and dad are receiving their pysiotherapy treatment and we could even get some domestic help for them, and the situation is getting back to normal due to gods strong intervention and our Blessed mothers great intercession.

    God helped us this year, to pay for our rents and now I am asking gods to help us with the property loan which has severely affected our financial situation, as I am still looking for improvements on business/job opportunities, not to mention the whole family has been deeply stressed, but somehow we have gained courage and surrendered all into gods hands.

    I just realised it very recently that our wedding anniversary(17th one now) happens to be on the feast day of our lady of gadulalupe 12 Dec, and she has really protected us all thru these good and difficult times.

    I thank each one of you for your prayers and pray all of you get what your hearts desire(in abundance!), and I pray that all the evil powers are destroyed by god and his angels and we give glory and honor to God, for his victory forever and ever Amen!
    Wishing you all a blessed christmas and a prosperous and peaceful new year from me and my fly!

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