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Prayer for the Intercession of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

July 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayers

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo The Madonna of Carmel and the Souls of the Purgatory WGA22270 Wikimedia Commons

Dear Friends, July 16th is a special day for me. It marks my birthday as a Catholic. On this special day, I would be grateful if you could join us in a novena for the needs of this apostolate and particularly for the souls of those we serve. The needs of priests, religious, and laypeople for spiritual formation are vast. We reach more than 190 countries, and hundreds of thousands of readers who are seeking the sustenance only found... Read More

What is a novena?

April 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Novenas, Prayer, Prayers, Vocal

What is a novena?

Q: Dear Father John, I have a question for your blog! I think I don’t really know what is a novena? How did it appear in the church and why? I know “neuvaine” means 9, but why 9 days before the feast/saint you are praying? Why would I  pray a novena…? A: This question is right on time! One of the Church’s most popular novenas is the Novena to the Divine Mercy, which starts on Good Friday. Maybe a few... Read More

If I could only touch the tassle of your cloak…

July 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayers

If I could but touch the tassle of Your cloak… Speak only one word, Lord and… Just Your glance toward me, O Jesus, and I am rescued and restored.. You said you would not lose what the Father has placed in Your hands let all my confidence rest in Your willingness to save me! Joneen Flemings About Dan BurkeDan is the founder of Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction and author of the award winning book, Navigating the Interior... Read More

A prayer of surrender

June 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Anonymous, God's Will, Prayers

A prayer of surrender

Loving Father, I surrender to you today with all my heart and soul. Please come into my heart in a deeper way. I say, “Yes” to you today. I open all the secret places of my heart to you and say, “Come on in.” Jesus, you are the Lord of my whole life. I believe in you and receive you as my Lord and Savior. I hold nothing back. Holy Spirit, bring me to a deeper conversion to the person of Jesus Christ. I surrender all to... Read More

Another version of Acts of Faith, Hope, and Love

March 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayers

ACT OF FAITH: O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three Divine Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost; I believe that Thy Divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, who canst neither deceive or be deceived. ACT OF HOPE: O my God, relying on Thy infinite... Read More

Prayer of Pope Clement XI

June 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayers

Prayer of Pope Clement XI

Lord, I believe in you: increase my faith. I trust in you: strengthen my trust. I love you: let me love you more and more. I am sorry for my sins: deepen my sorrow. I worship you as my first beginning, I long for you as my last end, I praise you as my constant helper, And call on you as my loving protector. Guide me by your wisdom, Correct me with your justice, Comfort me with your mercy, Protect me with your power. I offer you,... Read More