Friday, February 26, 2016

Saint Rita

BACKGROUND INFORMATION & PRAYER
 
[Saint Rita is considered to be the saint of difficult or impossible situations]
 
 
Saint Rita was born to her parents late in their lives that her own birth seemed to be the first miracle of her life.  They brought her up in a spirit of holy gratitude and, by the time she was twelve her love for Jesus was so great that she wanted to become a nun.  Her parents were aging and were worried about their daughter being left alone in the world, so they arranged a marriage for her.  She became the wife of a violent and abusive man.  It was her love for her husband and her prayers that brought him to love God.  This was considered an impossible case.  Later when her husband died, her two sons wanted to avenge their fathers death.  She prayed to God and her prayers were answered.  This was considered another impossible case.
 
Saint Rita is the patroness of impossible causes and circumstances that are deemed hopeless because of her difficult life. Through her various trials God used her in remarkable ways.  Even now from heaven she assists those who call upon her for intercession for their own seemingly impossible and hopeless conditions.  Her feast day is May 22nd.
 
 
PRAYER TO SAINT RITA
 
 
O powerful St. Rita, rightly called Saint of the Impossible, I come to you with confidence in my great need. You know well my trials, for you yourself were many times burdened in this life. Come to my help, speak for me, pray with me, intercede on my behalf before the Father. I know that God has a most generous heart and that he is a most loving Father. Join your prayers to mine and obtain for me the grace I desire (here mention your request). You who were so very pleasing to God on earth and are so much so now in heaven, I promise to use this favor, when granted, to better my life, to proclaim God's mercy, and to make you more widely known and loved. Amen.


Thursday, February 25, 2016

PROTECTION (Psalms)

Listed below are psalms for protection.
 
Psalm 53
 
[1] The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.
[2] God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
[3] Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
[4] Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.
[5] There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.
[6] Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
 
 
Psalm 54
 
[1] Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
[2] Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.
[3] For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
[4] Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.
[5] He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.
[6] I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.
[7] For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.
 
Psalms 101
 
[1] I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.
[2] I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
[3] I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
[4] A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
[5] Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
[6] Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.
[7] He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
[8] I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.