As many in our families have fallen ill, and as we hear of others getting sick during the beginning of this new year – 2022, let us pray the Prayer to St. Roch (Patron of Contagious illnesses):
I lift this prayer up for family members and friends who have fallen sick during the beginning of this year, and I ask for God’s Divine Mercy for all those sick in bed, and who are experiencing mild to severe symptoms of Covid/Omicron. May your embrace sooth away all pain, anxiety, fear and stress as we work together and lift up our voices and ask for world wide healing.
Each day since November 7th, I have put aside 20 minutes each morning to pray the Divine Mercy Prayer for each year of my life. I am only at the 23th year of my life, I have many more days to go before I complete this. I must say that since I have started to pray this prayer for each year since my birth, I am filled with peace and healing. God’s amazing grace has helped me recall long forgotten and unsavory memories of unconfessed sins. Each sin remembered and forgiven is a testament of God’s divine mercy and love.
I have just completed praying for those long forgotten turbulent and rebellious teenage years to my mid 20s where the secular world was much more appealing then God. Through this process, I have greater insights into who I am, as well as an insight into how and why I was lead astray. There is insights into how one evil seed planted snowballed into greater sins which eventually lead me down a dark path. The gravity of my sin left God on the sidelines. I can imagine how sadden and grieved Jesus was as I recalled how hurt and angry my own parents were.
Jesus being the Good Shepherd,
23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Praying the Divine Mercy prayer gave me a chance to heal from the pain I caused not only to my own body, soul, mind, and the pain I caused to those around me.
Thank you God, for your love for us, and for Your Divine mercy and forgiveness.
Below is a homily by Fr. Anthony, MIC. He gives an insightful teaching on the importance of praying for souls in purgatory, but also for each year of our lives.
Praying for Souls in Purgatory and Each Year of Our Lives
As I prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus and His return, I want to meet my groom free of all sinful stains upon my soul.
When I was praying the Divine Mercy Prayer earlier today, I felt the prompting of the Holy Spirit to share this with all of my readers. May each of you find peace and healing in Jesus!