"Jesus--Through Him, With Him, and In Him"
We have a monthly list of prayer intentions that we email to our prayer partners. Please click here to be added to our list, and see the current month's intentions below.
Below are our prayer petitions for this month. May your zeal ever be rekindled as you pray with us for our efforts to help revitalize the Faith and reawaken the Catholic Church in Russia. You are the bedrock of all we do. We are most grateful to you.
Our chapel on Russian Island
Prayer Partners: Please pray that young women who have a vocation to the missionary life will come, and that our community will develop according to God's plan.
Prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for our mission work would be most appropriate. Our community, Sisters in Jesus the Lord, is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690) who was a sister of the Visitation Order in France was responsible for spreading the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus throughout the Church. She said in one of her letters:
"It seems to me that our Lord's earnest desire to have his sacred heart honored in a special way is directed toward renewing the effects of redemption in our souls. For the sacred heart is an inexhaustible fountain and its sole desire is to pour itself out into the hearts of the humble so as to free them and prepare them to lead lives according to his good pleasure.
A prayer that we sisters say daily is the following:
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Have Mercy on us
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Inflame our hearts with Your love
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Help us to make You known and loved by all
Prayer for Christian Unity
O most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of mercy, adorned with miracles, whose icon shed tears at the place of your mercy in Mariapoch, we who honor you, humbly beseech your motherly care. Save our country from all its enemies; protect the Church; and join all in one faith that, at last, the words of Christ may be fulfilled: "There shall be one fold and one shepherd." Do not deny us your intercession; and obtain for us peaceful times, health for our bodies and peace for our souls. Obtain the grace for us that our last hour finds us in the Catholic faith and in a state of grace so that we be enabled to gain eternal salvation. Amen
Prayer to the Divine Heart of Jesus (Act of Consecration to the Holy Spirit)
Lord Jesus Christ, I consecrate myself today anew and without reserve to Your Divine Heart. I consecrate to You my body with all its senses, my soul with all its faculties, my entire being. I consecrate to You all my thoughts, words and deeds, all my sufferings and labors, all my hopes, consolations and joys. In particular, I consecrate to You my heart so that it may love You and may be consumed in the fire of Your love.
I place all my trust in You without reserve and I hope for the remission of my sins through Your infinite mercy. I place within Your hands all my cares and anxieties. I promise to love You and to honor You till the last moment of my life, and to spread, as much as I can, devotion to Your most Sacred Heart. Do with me what You will, my Jesus. I desire no other reward except Your greater glory and Your holy love.
Take this offering of myself and give me a place within Your Divine Heart forever. Amen.
Roses from Loose Park,
Kansas City, Missouri
Chapel of the Martyrs of Most Holy Mother of God Catholic Church in Vladivostok, Russia
Orthodox Seminary Chapel Icon
in Vladivostok, Russia
(Photo taken with permission).