Crowning Glory, Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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An Intercession from the Divine Office, with slight modification on my part, seemed appropriate to pray for our women religious:

Christ is the spouse and crowning glory of Sisters and Nuns. Let us praise him with joy in our voices and pray to him with sincerity in our hearts: Jesus, crown of holy women, hear us.

Christ, the holy women loved you as their one true spouse; grant that nothing may separate Sisters and Nuns from your love. Jesus, crown of holy women, hear us.

You crowned Mary, your mother, queen of virgins; through her intercession, let Sisters and Nuns continually serve you with pure hearts. Jesus, crown of holy women, hear us.

Your handmaids were always careful to love you with whole and undivided attention, that they might be holy in body and spirit; through their intercessions grant that the lure of this passing world may not distract Sisters and Nuns from you. Jesus, crown of holy women, hear us.

Lord Jesus, you are the spouse whose coming was anticipated by the wise virgins; grant that Sisters and Nuns may wait for you in hope and expectation. Jesus, crown of holy women, hear us.

Through the intercession of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, who was one of the wise and prudent virgins, grant Sisters and Nuns wisdom and innocence of life. Jesus, crown of holy women, hear us.

Amen.

Image by Mylne 2401 at pixabay.com.

Lasting Dedication, Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, hear the prayers we offer for our Sisters and Nuns. Guide them clearly in the work that you are calling them to do and grant them every grace to answer that call with courage, love, and a lasting dedication to Your will. We ask for Blessed Mother Mary’s intercession on their behalf for perseverance in obedience in the face of trials.

Amen.

Image from pixabay.com.

Sacred Marketing, Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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Let us pray in gratitude for all the Sisters and Nuns who, through the long days at the Catholic Marketing Network trade show, in all their preparation to attend, for tirelessly working to promote the Word of God, shared the hope that is Jesus.

May the Good Lord continue to bless them and all sisters of faith in their efforts to write, to produce, to create, to market, and to distribute their sacred work.

Amen

Image by Catholic Marketing Network at the location of 2019 trade show.

Bright and Firm Hope, Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

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O Jesus, our beloved Lord and Savior, hear our humble prayers on behalf of your Sisters and Nuns.

Give them a deep faith, a bright and firm hope, and a burning love which will constantly increase throughout the course of their holy life. In their loneliness, comfort them; In their sorrows, strengthen them; In their frustrations, point out to them that it is through suffering that the soul is purified and show them that they are needed by the Church, that they are needed by souls, that they are needed for the work of redemption.

Amen.

Imag by StefanHoffmann at pixabay.com.

St. Mary Magdalene, Tuesday’s Prayer for Sisters and Nuns

Painting by Richard Stodart

In anticipation of her feast day, July 22, let us pray:

St. Mary Magdalene,

Hear our prayers and carry them to our beloved Lord. We pray for our Sisters and Nuns who seek Jesus as you had sought him, in a world determined to destroy the Christ.

Guide them as a community of women to follow in your steps, and share the Good News with the ignorant and those mired and lost in sin. Strengthen them in prayer, console them in struggle, bring them peace in their final hour.

We ask all this of you in Jesus name. Amen

Original artwork by Richard Stodart, Mary Magdalene, 1995. Lithograph available…and it’s a lovely litho at that! I have one.