Monday, August 10, 2009

Three Priest Servants of God

Video created by A Catholic Mom In Hawaii
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This inspiring video highlights three holy priest Servants of God. In common with the Saints, they each had a strong devotion to the Holy Eucharist and to the Blessed Mother of God, Mary Most Holy. Please pray for their canonizations and for miracles through their intercession to help speed their official Church declaration of Sainthood. It seems appropriate during this Year of the Priest to offer prayers for their benefit too--they who served so faithfully.
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If you are praying for a miraculous healing that, if granted, could be used for a cause for beatification or sainthood, it is important to ask the intercession of only one Servant of God, Venerable, or Blessed so that it can be clearly shown that the miracle was through that one person's intercession.
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Prayer for Archbishop Sheen's Canonization
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Heavenly Father, source of all holiness, You raise up in every age men and women who serve with heroic love and dedication. You have blessed Your Church through the life and ministry of Your faithful servant, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. He has written and spoken well of Your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, and was a true instrument of the Holy Spirit in touching the hearts of countless people. If it be according to Your Will, for the honor and glory of the Most Holy Trinity and for the salvation of souls, we ask You to move the Church to proclaim him a saint. We ask this prayer through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
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Prayer to Obtain a Favor Through the Intercession of the Servant of God Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
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Eternal Father, You alone grant us every blessing in Heaven and on earth, through the redemptive mission of Your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, and by the working of the Holy Spirit. If it be according to Your Will, glorify Your servant, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, by granting the favor I now request through his prayerful intercession (mention your request). I make this prayer confidently through Jesus Christ, our Lord.Amen.
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Prayer for the Beatification and Canonization of Father John Hardon
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Almighty God, You gave Your servant, Father John Anthony Hardon of the Society of Jesus, the grace of consecration as a religious dedicated to the apostolate and the grace of consecration as an ordained priest, after the Heart of Your Divine Son, our Good Shepherd. Through Fr. Hardon, You provided for Your flock an extraordinary teacher of the faith. You entrusted Father Hardon in to the loving care of the Blessed Virgin Mary whose counsel, "Do whatever He tells you" (Jn2:5) he faithfully followed and whose intercession he unceasingly invoked. If it be Your holy will, please grant the request I now make, calling upon the help of Father Hardon, so that his heroic sanctity may be recognized in the whole Church. I ask this through Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who with You and the Holy Spirit, is one God forever and ever. Amen.
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Prayer for the Beatification of Servant of God Father Patrick Peyton, CSC
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Dear Jesus, Father Peyton devoted his priestly life to strengthening the families of the world by calling them to pray together every day, especially the Rosary. His message is as important for us now as it was during his life on earth. We beg You, therefore, to hasten the day of his beatification so that Your faithful people everywhere will remember his message that the family that prays together stays together, will imitate him in his devotion to Your Mother and ours, and will be inspired by his holy life to draw ever closer to You with childlike confidence and love. Amen.
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Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests, and our Mother, help us respond generously to the Holy Spirit's request, through the voice of His Church, to offer up to God Eucharistic adoration for priests. Amen.

2 comments:

Esther said...

Thank you for sharing my video here :-)
God bless.

one grateful heart said...

God bless you for creating this beautiful video!