Pray Along: Day 6

I have felt drawn to St Philp Neri this pregnancy in a way that I can’t really explain.  However, this connection is real and I feel that he is interceding for my in ways I cannot see.  I was struggling to find an opening prayer today, my heart is heavy with many concerns for our world and our Church.  There was no clear direction, no prayer that was just laying on my heart.  In a moment of desperation, since it is getting so late in the day, I searched “St Philip Neri Prayer”.  The first prayer offered today is the first one to pop up in my search and it is exactly what I needed for today.  God is good, thank you Holy Spirit!

Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice! (Phil. 4:4)
O holy St. Philip Neri, patron saint of joy, you who trusted Scripture’s promise that the Lord is always at hand and that we need not have anxiety about anything, in your compassion heal our worries and sorrows and lift the burdens from our hearts. We come to you as one whose heart swells with abundant love for God and all creation. Hear us, we pray, especially in this need (make your request here). Keep us safe through your loving intercession, and may the joy of the Holy Spirit which filled your heart, St. Philip, transform our lives and bring us peace. Amen. (source)
Memorare (Pray nine times)

REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

St Michael Prayer 

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

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