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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Divine Mercy prayer for "the Katies"

Michael and Katie McDonald

Katie Arnson
Katie McDonald, my daughter-in-law; and my son, Michael, need your prayers. I cannot go into detail as to why as it is too personal. Most of the family members and close friends are aware of the situation. If you do not, please respect their privacy. The Lord knows fully what is going on, and just what He needs to do physically, spiritually, and psychologically to aid them. Katie Arnson, my wife's second-cousin, is very sweet young woman who makes friends with everyone she meets. She has recently received her Associate degree in one of the Nursing disciplines at Davenport University, where her mother is also an adjunct instructor.

Katie has had a lot of physical difficulties during her life, including a liver transplant at only four months of age.

Katie has recently been diagnosed with Indolent Lymphoma. At the time of this writing, she does not know the prognosis, although she may need surgery to remove some lymph nodes, and to see just how bad it is.

All three, Katie, Katie, and Michael really need your prayers. They all very much need to have the Lord shower them with his Mercy and Grace.

Will you please commit to saying the Divine Mercy Chaplet for all of them, over the next nine days? Let us always remember how great a salvation He has provided to us, through his suffering. They are all going through a very difficult, trying time right now and they all desperately need the Lord to intervene in their situations, and to more fully perfect them.

If you are not Catholic, or are uncomfortable saying the prescribed prayers, just pray in your own way for God's Mercy for Katie, Katie, and Michael.

If you don't have a rosary, you can count on your fingers.

God bless you for your concern and prayer.

Say once per day, beginning Monday, June 14 to commit them all to Jesus' Most Sacred Heart through June 22.

The Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • Opening Prayer
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and an ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world.  O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelope the whole world and empty yourself out upon us.

O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us.
I Trust in You!
  • Next say the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.
  • Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
  • On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).
  • Conclude with (three times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Closing Prayer

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless
and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible,
look kindly upon us and increase your mercy in us,
tht in difficult moment we might not despair
or become despondent,
but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your Holy Will,
which is Love and Mercy itself.