Catholic prayers for stroke victims

Holy Mother of God and of the Church,

our Lady of Guadalupe,

you were chosen by the Father for the Son through the Holy Spirit.

You are the Woman clothed with the sun

who labors to give birth to Christ while Satan,

the Red Dragon,

waits to voraciously devour your child.

So too did Herod seek to destroy your Son,

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

and massacred many innocent children in the process.

So today does abortion killing many innocent unborn children

and exploiting many mothers

in its attack upon human life and upon the Church,

the Body of Christ.

Mother of the Innocents,

we praise God in you for His gifts to you

of your Immaculate Conception,

your freedom from actual sin;

your fullness of grace,

your Motherhood of God and the Church,

your Perpetual Virginity

and your Assumption in body and soul into heaven.

O Help of Christians,

we beg you to protect all mothers of the unborn

and the children within their wombs.

We plead with you for your help to end the holocaust of abortion.

Melt hearts so that life may be revered!

Holy Mother, we pray to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart

for all mothers and all unborn children

that they may have life here on earth

and by the most Precious Blood shed by your Son

that they may have eternal life with Him in heaven.

We also pray to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart

for all abortionists and all abortion supporters

that they may be converted and accept your Son, Jesus Christ,

as their Lord and Savior.

Defend all of your children in the battle against Satan

and all of the evil spirits in this present darkness.

We desire that the innocent unborn children

who die without Baptism should be baptized and saved.

We ask that you obtain this grace for them and repentance,

reconciliation and pardon from God for their parents and their killers.

Let there be revealed, once more,

in the history of the world the infinite power of merciful love.

May it put an end to evil.

May it transform consciences.

May your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart

reveal for all the light of hope.

May Christ the King reign over us,

our families, cities, states,

nations and the whole of humanity.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary,

hear our pleas and accept this cry from our hearts!

Our Lady of Guadalupe,

Protectress of the Unborn,

Pray for us!

Father in Heaven, you are the giver of life and the great physician.

You know our needs and wants. Please heal my earthly father. We know that his brain has been damaged by stroke, we know that without your hand on him that he will never be the same. At the same time we also know that you can make him whole again, you can repair damaged brain tissue, you can enable him to continue to serve you on this Earth.

Lord, hear my petition. Be with my mother and all of my family as we experience this storm in our lives. I don’t always understand your plan for us, but I do trust that you work all things for the good. I only ask that it be your will to bring Dad back to us. But if it is not so, please bring us peace and acceptance of your will.

I ask these things in the name of your Son and my Savior, Jesus Christ. All glory and honor belongs to you.

By Catholic News Service • Posted June 5, 2017

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholics joined Pope Francis and the rest of the world in expressing sorrow for those killed and severely injured in the latest terrorist attacks in London the night of June 3.

“The vigil of Pentecost had barely begun when the world was burdened yet again, this time by the sinister attacks on innocent men and women in the heart of London,” Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in an early June 4 statement.

“In such tragic hours, we implore the Holy Spirit to pour out his gift of comfort on those who grieve the loss of loved ones and on the dozens who were so tragically injured in this horrible attack,” he said. “At the same time, we see in the courage of the first responders the true and courageous spirit of our brothers and sisters, the people of Great Britain.”

After celebrating Mass on Pentecost, June 4, with an estimated 60,000 people in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis offered public prayers for the victims of the attacks in London that left seven people dead and 48 others injured.

“May the Holy Spirit grant peace to the whole world,” he said. “May He heal the wounds of war and of terrorism, which even last night in London struck innocent civilians. Let us pray for the victims and their families.”

In his statement, Cardinal DiNardo said U.S. Catholics joined in the pope’s prayers for the victims and survivors, and he added: “May God grant strength, wisdom and protection to the men and women who safeguard our families and may he convert the hearts of all who follow the path of evil extremism. Our solidarity in Christian hope and commitment to peace is a bond that cannot be broken.”

In New York, WABC-TV’s “Eyewitness News” reported that a college student from Brooklyn who attends Jesuit-run Boston College was at a pub with some of his classmates in London’s Borough Market when terrorists came in with long knives and started attacking people.

The attackers first mowed people down on the London Bridge in a white van, then left the van to go on a killing spree in Borough Market, according to news reports.

As others fled the pub scene or huddled in fear, Mark Kindschuh, 19, of Bay Ridge, stayed to help a man he saw fighting for his life, the TV station reported.

“All I could see was one man at the front on the ground with a pool of blood forming,” Kindschuh told WABC-TV. “You couldn’t really see it, because there was so much blood around his head, but I searched around with my hands, and it was on the back of his head.”

Kindschuh said he took his belt and wrapped it around the victim’s head to slow the bleeding, then shouted to the crowd asking if anyone was a doctor. He stayed with the victim and a short while later police entered the bar.

His father, Dr. Mark Kindschuh, who is director of Coney Island Hospital’s Emergency Department, told WABC he was proud that his son stayed with the injured man and showed such selflessness amid the panic.
Prayers for Victims of the Sabah Earthquake

8 June 2015 (Singapore) – Singapore marked a Day of National Remembrance after six students from Tanjong Katong Primary School on an excursion and two adults were killed in an earthquake on Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu. In solidarity we join the nation in praying for the victims who perished in the Sabah earthquake and grieving families and friends.

Prayer Intentions*

Heavenly Father, we pray:

For families and friends of the Sabah earthquake victims:
May they find comfort, compassion and receive Your light of understanding.

For those who are grieving:
By Your grace, may they receive the strength to overcome anxiety, discouragement, confusion or despair.

For all who have died:
May You receive them into life eternal, where they will find happiness and peace.

For those who are providing rescue and aid:
Grant them courage, hope and protection, and may their efforts be renewed each day.



Lord our God,

You are always faithful and quick to show mercy.
The victims of the Sabah earthquake were suddenly taken from us.
Come swiftly to their aid, have mercy on them and comfort their families and friends by the power and protection of the Cross.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.


*Recommended Prayers of the Faithful for masses across the Archdiocese for 8 June 2015


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