Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Prayer For Healing Relationships
"St. Jude, during your life you encouraged early Christian followers to remain loyal and true to their faith, even during the harshest circumstances. Like these followers, my partner and I now find ourselves in need of renewed faith. Time and the pressures of evil in the world have weakened our relationship. Please intercede for us and show us the way to heal our relationship. Open our hearts and minds to rededicate a new relationship guided by the love and commitment we once knew. Help us put aside any negative remnants of past deeds done and embark on a new union, in accordance with our Lord's principles." I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you by publishing this request. Amen.
"Saint Jude, my children and I have problems in our relationship also. Beg Almighty God to give them the light to see me and their other parent as we really are. Help us to grow daily in self-knowledge and mutual love, while at the same time developing our potential to love and be loved. Help us, Saint Jude to see, and root out, every manifestation of selfishness, evil, vanity, and childish self-seeking -- those hidden enemies of love and maturity. Show us that by learning to love and being filled with love, we may complement and nurture each other as we reunite and share our lives together." I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you by publishing this request. Amen.