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“LORD JESUS, I ACCEPT YOU AS MY LORD, GOD AND SAVIOUR”

The Miracle Prayer 

The Miracle Prayer

The Miracle Prayer

“Lord Jesus, I come before You, just as I am. I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In Your Name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce satan, the evil spirits and all their works. I give you my entire self. Lord Jesus, now and forever, I invite You into my life. Lord Jesus, I accept You as my Lord, God and Saviour. Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul and spirit. Come, Lord Jesus, cover me with Your precious blood and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. I love You, Lord Jesus. I praise You, Lord Jesus. I thank You, Lord Jesus. I shall follow You every day of my life. Amen. Mary, my mother, Queen of Peace, all the Angels and Saints, please help me. Amen.

[From “The Secret of Happiness”, The Fifteen Prayers of St Bridget of Sweden (14th century)]

Say this prayer faithfully, no matter how you feel, until you come to the point when you sincerely mean each word with all your heart. Similar prayers like this are found on this blog; for instance the Baptismal Vows, which are prayed by all Catholic believers, and renewed by all faithful at least once a year, at Easter (the time after our Lord’s redemptive suffering, after his rising from the dead, which made it possible for us to be called and chosen (John 15:16) and to be born again of water and the Spirit (John 3:5) through faith; our faith and that of our household, which is a gift of God, a grace, and not something that we have achieved of ourselves, therefore we cannot boast of it (Ephesians 2:8,9) ), but humbly acknowledge that we cannot ever thank the Lord for his gift enough. Thanks be to God. Praise the Lord.

 

 

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THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS, GOSPEL READING (JOHN 3:13-17)

THE SON OF MAN MUST BE LIFTED UP.

Jesus said to Nicodemus:
“No one has gone up to heaven
except the one who came down from heaven,
the Son of Man who is in heaven;
and the Son of Man must be lifted up
as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,
so that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.
Yes, God loved the world so much
that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost
but may have eternal life.
For God sent his Son into the world
not to condemn the world,
but so that through him the world might be saved.”

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2014 in Prayers for Ordinary Time

 

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TRINITY SUNDAY, GOSPEL READING (JOHN 3:16-18)

GOD SENT HIS SON SO THAT THROUGH HIM THE WORLD MIGHT BE SAVED.

Jesus said to Nicodemus:
“God loved the world so much
that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost
but may have eternal life.
For God sent his Son into the world
not to condemn the world,
but so that through him the world might be saved.
No one who believes in him will be condemned;
but whoever refuses to believe is condemned already,
because he has refused to believe
in the name of God’s only Son.

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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30th APRIL, GOSPEL READING (JOHN 3:16-21)

GOD SENT HIS SON INTO THE WORLD SO THAT THROUGH HIM THE WORLD MIGHT BE SAVED.

Jesus said to Nicodemus:
“Yes, God loves the world so much
that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost
but may have eternal life.
For God sent his Son into the world
not to condemn the world,
but so that through him the world might be saved.
No one who believes in him will be condemned;
but whoever refuses to believe is condemned already,
because he has refused to believe
in the name of God’s only Son.

On these grounds is sentence pronounced:
that though the light has come into the world
men have shown they prefer
darkness to the light
because their deeds were evil.
And indeed, everybody who does wrong
hates the light and avoids it,
for fear his actions should be exposed;
but the man who lives by the truth
comes out into the light,
so that it may be plainly seen that what he does is done in God.”

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2014 in Prayers for Ordinary Time

 

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29th APRIL, GOSPEL READING (JOHN 3:7-15)

NO ONE HAS GONE UP TO HEAVEN EXCEPT THE ONE WHO CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN, THE SON OF MAN.

Jesus said to Nicodemus:
“Do not be surprised when I say:
You must be born from above.
The wind blows wherever it pleases;
you hear its sound,
but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going.
That is how it is with all who are born in the Spirit.”

“How can that be possible?” asked Nicodemus. “You, a teacher
in Israel, and you do not know these things!” replied Jesus.
“I tell you most solemnly,
we speak only about what we know
and witness only to what we have seen
and yet you people reject our evidence.

If you do not believe me
when I speak about things in this world,
how are you going to believe me
when I speak to you about heavenly things?
No one has gone up to heaven
except the one who came down from heaven,
the Son of Man who is in heaven;
and the Son of Man must be lifted up
as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,
so that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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28th APRIL, GOSPEL READING (JOHN 3:1-8)

UNLESS A MAN IS BORN FROM ABOVE, HE CANNOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

There was one of the Pharisees called Nicodemus, a leading Jew, who came to Jesus by night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who comes from God; for no one could perform the signs that you do unless God were with him.” Jesus answered:

“I tell you most solemnly,
unless a man is born from above,
he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Nicodemus said, “How can a grown man be born? Can he go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?” Jesus replied:

“I tell you most solemnly,
unless a man is born through water and the Spirit,
he cannot enter the kingdom of God:
what is born of the flesh is flesh;
what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Do not be surprised when I say:
you must be born from above.
The wind blows wherever it pleases;
you hear its sound,
but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going.
That is how it is with all who are born of the Spirit.”

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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5th APRIL, GOSPEL READING (JOHN 7:40-52)

WOULD THE CHRIST BE FROM GALILEE?

Several people who had been listening to Jesus said, “Surely he must be the prophet,” and some said, “He is the Christ”, but others said, “Would the Christ be from Galilee? Does not scripture say that the Christ must be descended from David and come from the town of Bethlehem?” So the people could not agree about him. Some would have liked to arrest him, but no one actually laid hands on him.

The police went back to the chief priests and Pharisees who said to them, “Why haven’t you brought him?” The police replied, “There has never been anybody who has spoken like him.” “So,” the Pharisees answered, “you have been led astray as well? Have any of the authorities believed him? Any of the Pharisees? This rabble knows nothing about the Law – they are damned.” One of them, Nicodemus – the same man who had come to Jesus earlier – said to them, “But surely the Law does not allow us to pass judgement on a man without giving him a hearing and discovering what he is about?” To this they answered, “Are you a Galilean too? Go into the matter, and see for yourself: prophets do not come out of Galilee.”

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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