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My Novena Rose Prayer
O Little Therese of the Child
of Jesus, please pick for me a rose
from the heavenly gardens and
send it to me as a message of love.
O Little Flower of Jesus, ask
God today to grant the favors I
Now place with confidence in
(Mention specific requests – Today I ask for healing for a friend. My head is still reeling from the news that they have a rare cancer and need surgery. They have a strong body and mind. So, I feel there can be no other outcome but a full recovery and healing. Please give strength to them and their family and caregivers as they set out of fight this battle. I ask you give the surgeons skill and knowledge to give them excellent care. I ask you to give me wisdom so I know what to say, how to help and what to do for them in the coming weeks. Lastly, I ask that you recognize this person is just pure goodness. They are one of the good ones. Bless them with healing.)
St. Therese, help me to always
believe as you did, in God’s great
love for me, so that I might
imitate your “Little Way” each day.
Last night I was given some really bad news. I hardly slept and I woke up heavy hearted. I am still in shock. I am worried and extremely sad that a friend I love deeply is seriously ill. I called my Mother this morning as she always has a way of helping me gain perspective. But, neither one of us could come up with anything comforting regarding this news. So, we just told each other we loved each other and hung up. Sometimes that’s all you can really say or do.
My friend is really quite special. I’ve learned a lot from her. And, she’s been an amazing friend to me in the last few years. So many of my friends couldn’t handle when I walked away from my life a couple years ago. I learned many of them were just drinking buddies. My “real” friend list is much smaller now since I changed my life. But, the friends I have are true and deep. She stuck by me and went on the whole ride with me. When I didn’t drink, she didn’t drink. If I didn’t want to go to a bar, she didn’t go to bar. She walked with me. She went to the beach with me. I even got her to try Yoga. And, mostly, she listened to me. Friends don’t get much better than that and I am extremely grateful to have her in my life. That is why I am so shaken up by this news. I don’t want to see her suffer or go through the surgery or treatments. She doesn’t deserve it. If I could take her place, I would gladly.
I am kind of standoffish with people at first. I usually keep to myself. I have to warm up to people before I am comfortable with them. But, once someone is in my heart and part of my life, my heart beats with theirs. Once I adjust to this news, I will focus only on sending her good healing thoughts and positive energy.
The only way I know how to deal with things like this is to pray. I am posting this prayer on my blog because I believe in praying boldly. If anyone reading this could also offer a prayer for my friend, I would deeply appreciate it.
Prayer Retrieved from www.littleflower.org