Thursday, April 11, 2013

Please Pray this Novena with us

For those of you familiar with the movie Bruce Almighty, I think I'm pretty much channeling Bruce as he tells God what he really thinks.  God's reply was as follows:

God: This last entry was disturbing; "The gloves are off, God." "God has taken my bird and my bush." "God is a mean kid with a magnifying glass." "Smite me, O mighty smiter!" Now, I'm not much for blaspheming, but that last one made me laugh.

So because of my current tirade with God, I've reached out to Bridget the Brave's mom and asked that she provide a novena that all of readers could join us in praying.  Louise responded "So many good saints to choose from. I kept coming back to the little flower, Bridget's patron and one of both of our favorites. She promised to spend her time in Heaven doing good on Earth. She suffered great physical pain in her young life."

I told her St Therese the Little Flower was perfect! Therese is my confirmation saint and Maranda's middle name. I love St. Therese and she has been there for me before in times of need.  Funny thing is, in the past few days I've been pleading with many of the saints and I don't think I've remembered to call on her! I am still praying for the miracle of curing Lisa but will settle for bringing her back to the way she was....controlled pain, able to move around, walk, talk, laugh, giggle, eat, having good days while living with cancer....I know that is asking a lot and there are so many things that could go wrong and inevitably we will end up facing this "last chapter" again.  But, I don't care.  As I've told the O mighty smiter, Lisa brings more good to this world being here on earth, and yes, I'm selfish and want to keep her with us.

So, we will be saying a Novena to St. Therese, the Little Flower for the Healing for the next nine days.  We ask that everyone spread the word and for the next nine days at 3 pm say the following prayer for Lisa’s healing.

Novena to St. Therese, the Little Flower for the Healing of Lisa McMaster
April 11-19 at 3 pm
God our Father, through St. Therese of the Child Jesus, the Little Flower, You remind us of Your merciful love and of the childlike trust we should have in You. We thank You for giving her the grace to draw daily to You countless souls who will praise You eternally.
Saint Therese, remember your promise to do good on earth and obtain for us from God the favors we hope for from His infinite goodness. We especially pray for the physical healing of Lisa McMaster, wisdom for her doctors and nurses, and peace for those that love her. Amen.
St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, pray for us.
Bridget the Brave, pray for your friend Lisa.

PS...for those of you who aren't aware, a novena is 9 days of focused prayer to God which is based on the biblical 9 days that Mary and the apostles awaited the coming of the Holy Spirit after the Lord’s resurrection. Many novenas invite a specific saint to pray for a request. We believe that those in Heaven continue to bless us with their prayers for our well being.  Novenas are not magic. They are a way of uniting our prayers in an organized fashion with the understanding that the Lord said “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened to you.”

For those who do not feel comfortable saying this type of prayer, we invite you to join us in prayer these nine days in whatever way you prefer.

If you are unable to start the novena today, just start when you can and pray the novena for 9 days.


Lynn Zott said...

I have asked my aunt, who is a nun at Dominican Station, to pray this novena for Lisa. She will be joined by the other nuns. They have also put Lisa's name in their book of prayers of intention, which they pray twice every day. My mom will also be praying for Lisa and sends you her love.

Lisa and your family have been in my daily meditation for years now, but I will make a point of stopping what I am doing at 3pm for the next 9 days and send loving, healing, and peaceful energy to you. If I can do anything else at all, please let me know. 586-945-4782. xoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

We have started a prayer cicle for Lisa. God bless this angel, and grant us mercy that she may stay with us. You have many friends praying for her and your family.

Prayers for the children of God said...

Powerful! Thank you for the explanation. Alarm is set.. We will be here praying.

More of Lisa's smiles coming soon~SandyM