Prayer power

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“Where two or more are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst” (Matthew 18:20).

Prayer works, and miracles do happen!!!

For the one who asks, receives.  The one who seeks, finds.  The one who knocks, enters (Matthew 7:7).

Please join the St. Jude Prayer Circle the first Wednesday of every month for the healing of cancer.

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Contact information

St. Jude prayer leaflets are from Fr. Primo at Franciscan Mission Associates, P.O. Box 598, Mt. Vernon, NY 10551-0598; the Dominican Rosary Shrine of St. Jude (formerly in Detroit), 501 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC 20024-2716; and the Dominican Shrine of the Infant of Prague, 5 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, 06511-6815, respectively.

August 3, 2012

“The value of persistent prayer is not that God will hear us, but that we will finally hear God” (William McGill).

July 19, 2014

Prayer is an aspiration of the heart; it is a simple glance directed to heaven; it is a cry of gratitude and love in the midst of trial as well as joy; finally, it is something great, supernatural, which expands my soul and unites me to Jesus (St Thérèse of Lisieux).

April 28, 2015

“He who fights even the smallest distractions faithfully when he says even the smallest prayer will also be faithful in great things” (St. Louis De Montfort).

May 18, 2015

“Prayer is an outburst from the heart, a simple glance darted upward to heaven”
(St Thérèse of Lisieux).

July 11, 2015

“Prayer ought to be short and pure, unless it be prolonged by the inspiration of divine grace” (St. Benedict Joseph Labre).

August 16, 2015

Prayer gives us strength for great ideals, for keeping up our faith, charity, purity, generosity; prayer gives us strength to rise up from indifference and guilt, if we have had the misfortune to give in to temptation and weakness.  Prayer gives us light by which to see and to judge from God’s perspective and from eternity.  That is why you must not give up on praying! (St. John Paul II).

October 30, 2015

An aspiration, like prayer in general, is an elevation of the mind to God.  But it is an elevation that is impelled by love, composed of only a few words, and directed like a dart to God, that he may know the holy affections and desires of the soul.  Like arrows that shoot directly toward their target, these prayers leap, as it were, from the soul directly to God (Fr. Kilian J. Healy, Awakening Your Soul to the Presence of God).

August 1, 2017

Prayer does not end but continues progressing toward greater integration and deeper intimacy with the divine.  Like dancing, the more frequently prayer is practiced, the more graceful and integrated its movement and rhythm become.

The intimacy and the love shared between the lover and the beloved, radiating from each and every moment of the dance, illuminate the relationship in its beauty.  Such a beauty in turn inspires, attracts, and draws others to join in the dance.  Therefore, prayer proceeding from the individual naturally flows out to touch and to enliven the community (Robert J. Wicks in Prayer in the Catholic Tradition).

August 22, 2017

Christian prayer is meant to be profoundly whole— body and soul, affection and thought, heart and understanding.  Such prayer leads to courage, the movement toward reconciliation with God, the beginning of a pilgrimage to our Father’s house (Dr. Anthony Lillies in Fire from Above: Christian Contemplation and Mystical Wisdom).

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Links of interest…  Does prayer change God’s mind…  Dominican Rosary Shrine of St. Jude…  Five prayers…  Friends of St. Peregrine (Scotland): homepage / relic…  Claretian National Shrine of St. Jude: prayers / solemn novena…  Hope for eternal joy…  Go ahead & ask…  Listen for the Spirit in your prayer…  Prayer: & devotions to the Blessed Mother / & seasons / for all occasions (AMM) / for the sick / healing / in time of suffering / little book of caregiver prayers / more / morning & new beginningsof a grateful heart / online prayer book / ten ways to grow in prayer / treasure of 3,398 / why we must pray…  Praying to the saints: gracious advocates / heavenly intercessors / intercessory prayer / litanies / novenas (221) / why pray to the saints…  Recognize the power of prayer…  Suffering with joy

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