Prayer for Grace for our Country
united to Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Sacrifice of
Calvary sacramentally made present, celebrated around the world, in
the Holy Spirit. We offer up all we do united to the Mass. We unite
in one mind and one heart as members of the mystical body of Christ,
with Christ our head in the pure and holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
through the powerful intercession of Mary with all the angels and
saints and souls in purgatory, and we beg for the saving grace, for our country, the United States. Please help us.
We further pray for unity to always do the will of God in love. We
spread the Blood of Jesus on the leaders and people of the United
States and cast the devil into hell. We consecrate our country to
the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and all our dioceses, and
beg for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. God help us. We pray
for our families, the priests, the Church and the world.
In the Name of Jesus please hear us, we pray. We pray for our
new president as he takes office. We pray that we are united as
one nation under God to work together in love as God wants.
November 11, 2017 - St. Martin of Tours
Romans 16: 3-9, 16, 22-27
My greetings to Prisca
and Aquila, my
who risked their own
necks to save my life;
to them, thanks not only
from me, but from all
the churches among the
gentiles; and my
greetings to the church
at their house.
Greetings to my dear
friend Epaenetus, the
first of Asia's
Christ. Greetings to
Mary, who worked so hard
for you. Greetings to
apostles, Andronicus and
Junias, my kinsmen and
me. Greetings to
Ampliatus, my dear
friend in the Lord.
Greetings to Urban, my
fellow-worker in Christ,
and to my dear friend
Greet each other with the holy kiss. All the
Christ send their
Tertius, who am writing
this letter, greet you
in the Lord. Greetings
to you from Gaius, my
host of the
whole church. Erastus,
the city treasurer,
sends greetings to you,
and our brother Quartus.
And now to him
who can make you strong
in accordance with the gospel that I preach
and the proclamation of Jesus Christ,
in accordance with that mystery
which for endless ages was kept secret
but now (as the prophets wrote)
as the eternal God commanded,
to be made known to all the nations,
so that they obey in faith:
to him, the only wise God,
give glory through Jesus Christ
for ever and ever. Amen.
Psalm 145: 2-5, 10-11
Bet Day after day I
shall bless you,
I shall praise your name for ever and ever.
Gimel Great is Yahweh and worthy of all praise,
his greatness beyond all reckoning.
Each age will praise your deeds to the next,
proclaiming your mighty works.
Your renown is the splendour of your glory,
will ponder the story of your wonders.
Yod All your creatures
shall thank you, Yahweh,
and your faithful shall bless you.
Kaph They shall speak of the glory
of your kingship
and tell of your might,
Lamed making known your
mighty deeds to the children of Adam,
the glory and majesty of your kingship.
Mem Your kingship is a kingship
your reign lasts from age to age.
2 Corinthians 8: 9
You are well aware of the
generosity which our Lord Jesus Christ had, that, although he was
rich, he became poor for your sake, so that you should become rich
through his poverty.
Luke 16: 9-15
‘And so I tell you this:
use money, tainted as it is, to win you friends, and thus make sure
that when it fails you, they will welcome you into eternal
dwellings. Anyone who is trustworthy in little things is trustworthy
in great; anyone who is dishonest in little things is dishonest in
great. If then you are not trustworthy with money, that tainted
thing, who will trust you with genuine riches? And if you are not
trustworthy with what is not yours, who will give you what is your
‘No servant can be
the slave of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the
second, or be attached to the first and despise the second. You
cannot be the slave both of God and of money.’
The Pharisees, who loved
money, heard all this and jeered at him. He said to them, ‘You are
the very ones who pass yourselves off as upright in people’s sight,
but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed in human eyes
is loathsome in the sight of God.
R. God reveals to us in the Mass revealing
the mystery of the redemption and salvation –
God feeds us with Himself in the Eucharist –
We see how Paul worked with so many
and how they were faithful to him as
their leader. We see the Church was built
as men served God in holiness and
faithful in unity to those over them like
St. Paul –
Jesus talked about money and trust in the
Gospel – How can you have a man running
the money that is not trustworthy – using
it for pride and control –
The life of the Church depends on
the Pascal Mystery of death / resurrection –
Men must be dying to the evil ways they
practice to live a new life in Christ in
order for the Church to grow –
Wisdom 1: 1-7
you who are rulers on earth,
be properly disposed towards the
and seek him in simplicity of heart;
found by those who do not put him to the
revealing himself to those who do not
Perverse thoughts, however, separate people
and power, when put to the test, confounds
soul of a
nor dwell in a body enslaved to sin;
of instruction flees deceitfulness,
recoils from unintelligent thoughts,
is thwarted by the onset of vice.
Wisdom is a
friendly to humanity,
let a blasphemer's words go unpunished;
observes the very
and accurately surveys the heart,
listening to every word.
For the spirit of the Lord fills the world,
and that which holds everything together
knows every word said.
R. God's Plan is for us to love –
1 John 4: 19-21
Let us love, then,
because he first loved us.
Anyone who says ‘I love God’
and hates his brother,
is a liar,
since whoever does not love the brother
whom he can see
cannot love God whom he has not seen.
Indeed this is the commandment
we have received from him,
that whoever loves God,
must also love his brother.
R. We are here to help build the Kingdom of God –
God loves us so much –
He created us in love –
He called us to help establish
His Kingdom –
To live in unity with others –
The Church is the Body of Christ –
The Church has many members –
God is Supreme
God is the Creator –
We are the creatures –
God intended us to establish unity
where people are one –
working together –
loving together –
sharing together –
R. Jesus came our Savior.
Song: A Song from Jesus
R. God calls – We respond –
God calls us to a vocation –
He is the one calling
We don't write the rules.
R. Jesus came to bring us this gift!
Jesus worked miracles –
Jesus shows us His supernatural
Jesus shows us His healing
Jesus gives us the Church
Jesus gives us the Sacraments.
2 Corinthians 6: 1
As his fellow-workers, we urge you not
to let your
acceptance of his
grace come to nothing.
Jeremiah 31: 34
There will be no further
need for everyone to teach neighbour or brother, saying, "Learn to
know Yahweh!" No, they will all know me, from the least to the
greatest, Yahweh declares, since I shall forgive their guilt and
never more call their sin to mind.’
R. God gives us a free will –
to choose to obey Him or
to be willful and reject Him.
Sin offends God!!
We have this gift of a free will –
It is a gift given to us by God.
God has given us dignity and
Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, by Louis J. Puhl, S.J. p.12
23. FIRST PRINCIPLE AND FOUNDATION
Man is created to praise, reverence and serve God
our Lord, and by this means to save his soul.
Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius,
by Louis J. Puhl, S.J. p.11
Which have as their purpose the conquest of self
and the regulation of one's life in such a way that
no decision is made under the influence of any
Prayer of St
Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Permit me not to be separated from Thee
From the wicked foe defend me
at the hour of my death call me
and bid me come to Thee
That with Thy saints I may praise Thee
For ever and ever. Amen.
teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed
To toil and not to seek for rest;
To labor and not to ask
for any reward,
Save that of knowing
that I am doing your will.
Excerpt of The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius,
by Louis J. Puhl, S.J. pp.60-61
136. THE FOURTH DAY
A MEDITATION ON TWO STANDARDS
The one of Christ, our supreme leader
the other of Lucifer, the deadly enemy of our
PRAYER. The usual preparatory prayer.
window at a former Jesuit
137. FIRST PRELUDE. This is the
history. Here it will be that Christ calls and wants all beneath His standard,
and Lucifer, on the other hand, wants all under his.
138. SECOND PRELUDE. This is a
mental representation of the place. It will be here to see a great plain,
comprising the whole region about Jerusalem, where the sovereign
Commander-in-Chief of all the good is Christ our Lord; and another plain about
the region of Babylon, where the chief of the enemy is Lucifer.
139. THIRD PRELUDE. This is to
ask for what I desire. Here it will be to ask for a knowledge of the deceits
of the rebel chief and help to guard myself against them; and also to ask for
a knowledge of the true life exemplified in the sovereign and true Commander,
and the grace to imitate Him.
THE STANDARD OF SATAN
140. FIRST POINT. Imagine you
see the chief of all the enemy in the vast plain about Babylon, seated on a
great throne of fire and smoke, his appearance inspiring horror and terror.
141. SECOND POINT. Consider how
he summons innumerable demons, and scatters them, some to one city and some to
another, throughout the whole world, so that no province, no place, no state
of life, no individual is overlooked.
142. THIRD POINT. Consider the
address he makes to them, how he goads them on to lay snares for men and bind
them with chains. First they are to tempt them to covet riches (as Satan
himself is accustomed to do in most cases) that they may the more easily
attain the empty honors of this world, and then come to overweening pride.
The first step, then, will be
riches, the second honor, the third pride. From these three steps the evil one
leads to all other vices.
THE STANDARD OF CHRIST
143. In a similar way, we are to
picture to ourselves the sovereign and true Commander, Christ our Lord.
144. FIRST POINT. Consider
Christ our Lord, standing in a lowly place in a great plain about the region
of Jerusalem, His appearance beautiful and attractive.
145. SECOND POINT. Consider how
the Lord of all the world chooses so many persons, apostles, disciples, etc.,
and sends them throughout the whole world to spread His sacred doctrine among
all men, no matter what their state or condition.
146. THIRD POINT. . . .
end of excerpt
Sing: Take Lord Receive
Prayer for Union
Come to me, Lord, and possess my
soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence
with You and let You work in my heart.
I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to
use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all
that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to
die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw
my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling
I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my
life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to
put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as
You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me
from Your work.
When I worry, I have taken my focus
off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the
promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear
to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me
R. God must increase, I must decrease
Our human nature has been wounded
by original sin.
R. God must be first in our lives.
We can turn our focus to idols
in our lives –
passions – anger
We are constantly tempted to turn
to willfulness and disobey God's
God has a Plan –
It is LOVE
Love of the Two Hearts
R. God opens the supernatural life
to us in baptism –
God wants the whole human
family united in love –
I believe in God, the Father
Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son,
our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He
descended into hell; on the third day he arose again from the dead; he
ascended into heaven; and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in
the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the
forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.
Sing: All That We Have
Our life is a gift God gives us –
Baptism is a gift –
The other sacraments are gifts –
We are to be good and love
This brings happiness –
God wants us with Him
in heaven –
He loves us –
We are to live our lives growing
in our spiritual life –
God created Adam and Eve and
they disobeyed God –
look at the mess because
they gave into satan –
What happens when a person
chooses to reject God
and live in sin?
What happens to those under
a person when the person
is choosing to sin?
John 15: 14
You are my friends, if you do what I
Sing: We Have Been Told
Jesus is our Savior
Sing: A Song from Jesus
R. We must thank God for His
gifts to us
Say the Morning Offering
My dear Father, I offer You this day all my prayers, works, joys and
sufferings, my every breath, my every heartbeat, my every thought, all my actions, in
union with Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in the Holy
Spirit. I pray the Holy Spirit is with me every second today, enlightening me to do the
Will of the Father and filling me with the fire of God's love.
I ask Jesus and Mary to be one in me in all that I do and I unite with
all the angels and saints and souls in purgatory to pray continually to the Father for
these intercessions, in this prayer, for this day.
For myself, I pray for grace-abundant grace, to know and love God more
and more and to follow the Will of the Father. I pray to the Holy Spirit to transform me
in the heart of Mary to be more and more like Jesus. I pray that I can forever dwell in
the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. I pray for conversion of all those I hold dear who need
conversion. I pray for each member of my family that they will be filled with Your
abundant grace to grow in their knowledge and love of God.
I pray for all my friends that they will receive abundant grace to carry
out the great plan of the Father, that they will grow forever closer to Jesus' Heart
through Mary's heart, that we will all be led by the Holy Spirit to do His work, that we
will, together, carry out the plan of the Father as He intends us to, to spread the love
of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary's heart to this world.
Jesus, I pray for myself so the Holy Spirit descends upon me and opens
my heart to Your love so I will grow more and more deeply in union with You. I pray that I
do not worry what other people think but try always to please the Father and do His Will.
I pray that I may help lead many to Your burning love.
I pray for the following people in particular that they will be filled
with the Spirit and grow deeply in their union with You, that they will receive abundant
graces to know, love and serve You more. (Include special friends by name...)
I pray for priests the world over, for the success of the Priestly
Newsletter, the Chapters and for the finances needed for the Newsletter. I pray for the
circulation of the Blue Book messages, rosary meditations and tapes. I pray for all those
involved in the publication of these messages.
I pray that You will shower Your abundant graces onto the priests
reading the Newsletter the people reading and hearing the Blue Book messages and rosary
meditations and all of Fr. Carter's publications.
We pray for the intentions we hold deep within our hearts, for our
families and friends, for those requesting our prayers. We pray for children the world
over and for the souls in purgatory. We ask God to shower His abundant grace on us and the
members of our Shepherds of Christ Chapter so that we may grow more and more in our
knowledge and love of God.
We consecrate ourselves to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. We pray for
Father Carter, for Father Smith, for Rita Ring, and for John Weickert, for all leaders and
helpers in the Shepherds of Christ Movement, for Shepherds of Christ Ministries, and Our
Lady of Light Ministry. We pray for all those who are working in these ministries.
We bind ourselves and our children and our friends to the Immaculate
Heart of Mary. We place the precious blood of Jesus on ourselves, and all we touch, so
that we will be protected from the evil one. We pray to St. Michael to cast the devil into
We love You, God, we love You, we love You. We beg that we may
receive the grace to love You more and more deeply. We adore You, we
praise You, our beloved Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
May 16, 1998 - Prayer to
With my whole heart I desire
to consecrate the whole world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the
Immaculate Heart of Mary. I wish with my whole being for the
salvation of souls and that man live according to Thy Holy Will. I
pray my Father that we may be one in You and Your Son Jesus and the
Holy Spirit that we may intercede to You for this cause.
It is this burning desire
within my soul to spread the consecration to the far ends of the
earth, that the cries of Your children are cries of glory and honor
and adoration, praising God as their God.
My Father, at this moment a
soul hangs on the edge of death. For all eternity they will go to a
place. It is not the plot of this soul as it trods this barren land
to decide on the edge of death. You created us that we would grow in
our oneness with God, that we would mature more and more in our
image and likeness to God.
And so My Father, I pray with
every cell in my body for this earth. In the name of Your Son Jesus
I consecrate all the souls of this earth to the Sacred Heart and the
Immaculate Heart of Mary in the Holy Spirit in union with the Holy
sacrifice of the Mass with all the angels and saints and the souls
I beg You Father for mercy.
I beg You Father for assistance.
I beg You Father to help us to spread this consecration to
the far ends of the earth.
Please help us. We are
helpless little ones coming in the heart of our Mother, bleeding
from our wounds and our sins.
Your Son, Jesus Christ, shed
the last drop of His Blood for the salvation of mankind. We wish to
unite in this sacrifice, sacramentally made present in the Mass all
over the world at every moment. Help us to make reparation to You
for the sins of men.
Please my Father, help us.
Held in the heart of Mary and the Heart of Jesus we come as the
children of Eve to beg for the Reign of the Sacred Heart and the
Triumph of Mary's heart. Look upon our love, Your shepherds in the
Shepherds of Christ, our sacrifices and devotion to You Our Beloved
Father. Come by the means of the Holy Spirit and sanctify us and
make us whole, that we are one in Your Son Jesus, praying to You,
Father, in the name of Your Son Jesus in the Holy Spirit united with
all the angels and saints, in the heart of Mary. We beg for help for
special intentions concerning the Movement. We beg for help to reach
the Churches to give these prayers of Jesus to them, to reach the
schools and the family. Help we cry as poor banished children of
Eve. Help us Father to do this work the Good Shepherd has entrusted
to us. Help us to be one in You that we act as intercessors to help
this world to be turned to God as their God, loving, honoring and
adoring Him as the Lord of Host is truly present on His throne.
We are Your children Father,
we implore You to answer our prayer.
We love You, we worship You, we adore You, we thank you and
we sing from the bottom of our hearts, Holy God we Praise Your Name.
R. Every thing – all day, should
be a prayer to God –
Examine our conscience –
Fr. Carter did – 2 times a day
Stop, take your spiritual pulse
We pray to God to live by His will –
We pray to God to follow God's Plan –
We don't write our own rules –
We are in a spiritual battle –
We need to practice discipline,
love, obedience, kindness,
Dear God help us to know and
love You deeper and deeper
every day so we do not
offend You by disobedience.
The Our Father
Our Father, Who art in
heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth
as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our
trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not
into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
R. Jesus is our friend.
October 29, 2016
Please spread blessed holy water
(You can also mix Jesus and Mary water
with your blessed Holy Water if you have it.)
in your yard, around your house,
in the state you live in.
And ask God to bless your state
Ask God to bless the United States
Pray all prayers through the intercession of
Our Lady of CLEAR – WATER.
Ask the Lady of CLEAR - WATER
to help with the blessed water.
Mary has appeared to me for 22 years,
in Ohio and Florida.