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Snippets of the devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help (for anyone who misses the weekly in-person prayer group, or felt left out when you saw the little group praying it Wednesdays... and you wanted to join in but felt shy/ or had to go after Mass, here you go, you can still pray it!)
~To be open to God's Word --
"...ALL: Mother of Perpetual Help, * you continually sought the meaning of God’s words and actions in
your life. * As we listen to God’s Word, * may the Holy Spirit enlighten our understanding * and
give us the courage * to put his Word into practice in our daily lives..."
~For ongoing issues --
"...ALL: Mother of Perpetual Help, * with the greatest confidence we kneel before you. * We implore
your help in the problems of our daily lives. * Trials and sorrows often depress us; *misfortunes
and privations bring misery into our lives; * everywhere we meet the cross. * Comforter of the
Afflicted * beg your Son, Jesus, * to strengthen us as we bear our burdens * and to free us from
our sufferings. * Or if it be the will of God * that we should suffer still longer, * help us endure
all with love and patience. * May we follow the example of your Son, * and through him, * with
him, * and in him, * commend ourselves to the care of our heavenly Father..."
~For the sick of the parish/ our loved ones --
"... Please kneel as we pray for the sick:
ALL: Lord, look upon your servants * laboring under bodily weakness. * Cherish and revive the souls
* which you have created * so that, purified by their sufferings * they may soon find
themselves healed by your mercy. * We ask this through Christ the Lord. Amen.
LEADER: May the Lord Jesus Christ be with you that he may defend you, within you that he may sustain
you, before you that he may lead you, behind you that he may protect you, above you that he
may bless you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
~Simple entrustment to our Mother of Perpetual Help --
LEADER: Let us renew our confidence in Mary as a perpetual help.
ALL: Mother of Perpetual Help, * you have been blessed and favored by God. * You became not
only the Mother of the Redeemer, * but the Mother of the redeemed as well. * We come to
you today as your loving children. * Watch over us and take care of us. * As you held the child
Jesus in your loving arms, *so take us in your arms. * Be a mother ready at every moment to
help us. * For God who is mighty * has done great things for you, * and his mercy is from age to
age * on those who love him. * Our greatest fear is * that in time of temptation, * we may fail
to call out to you, * and become lost children. * Intercede for us, dear Mother, * in obtaining
pardon for our sins, * love for Jesus, * final perseverance, * and the grace always to call upon
you, * Mother of Perpetual Help..."
~Sing of Mary --
"...Perpetual Help Hymn
1. Come let us follow
Where God Himself led.
Unto the image of her
Who has said:
I am your own Perpetual Help.
I am your own Perpetual Help.
2. Come, sick and troubled
With stories untold.
This is your mother,
Look up and behold,
She is your own Perpetual Help.
She is your own Perpetual Help."
[Mother of Perpetual Help Devotion on a "Holy Family" webpage... prayer request doesn't allow HTML... but it can be found online different places and on vides]