Friday, May 05, 2006

If you have a minute, please pray!

A dear friend of an online friend of mine, Nicole, is dying of cancer. Her children are young and this has been a very long, slow painful process. She and her husband will be going to Baltimore on Wednesday, May 10th, for a "last ditch" effort to destroy the cancer or at least slow its growth.

Please join me in saying a prayer for John Paul the II's intercession on behalf of this woman and her family. JP2 was a man who so loved families and was saddened by the early death of those who were sick. JP2, a man who suffered so much in the last years of his life, will surely intercede on behalf of Nicole and her young family.

Here's the prayer:

Prayer for Pope John Paul II Intercession
O Blessed Trinity, We thank you for having graced the Church with Pope John Paul II and for allowing the tenderness of your Fatherly care, the glory of the cross of Christ, and the splendor of the Holy Spirit, to shine through him.

Trusting fully in Your infinite mercy and in the maternal intercession of Mary, he has given us a living image of Jesus the Good Shepherd, and has shown us that holiness is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life and is the way of achieving eternal communion with you.

Grant us, by his intercession, and according to Your will, the graces we implore, hoping that he will soon be numbered among your saints.


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