2. Optional Opening Prayers
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
(Repeat three times)
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!
3. Our Father
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.
4. Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.
5. The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
6. The Eternal Father
Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
7. On the Ten Small Beads of Each Decade
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
8. Repeat for the remaining decades
Saying the “Eternal Father” (6) on the “Our Father” bead and then 10 “For the sake of His sorrowful Passion” (7) on the following “Hail Mary” beads.
9. Conclude with Holy God (Repeat three times)
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
10. Optional Closing Prayer
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.
3) THE ROSARY NOVENA
Follow along and say the Rosary with Images
A Rosary novena is 54 CONSECUTIVE days, 27 praying for your petition, then onto 27 days thanking for you prayers being heard and answered.
You begin with the Joyful mysteries and cycle each day until that last day, day 54 with the glorious. In other words, you do NOT do the glorious mysteries on Saturday and Sunday. The span of “Fifty-Four” days is basically nine sets of are three mysteries, asking, another nine sets of three thanking. So the set number of days is significant.
TIPS FOR SAVING YOUR MARRIAGE Upon a physical separation (Not a complete list)A “cheating spouse” more complicates things, these tips are more for the spouse who is not involved with another. This new love interest will further drag out even Gods will. However, the first prayer does consider a harmful friendship or romance is there, and it seeks to severe this unholy companionship. IF IT IS GODS WILL HE/SHE will be back, if you persist in their prayers!!
1.After initial separation, expect a 2-3 week “No contact” to allow your spouse to gather their thoughts. You DO pray this who time, don’t let time slip away without God extra grace, when to is so badly needed! Your spouse may contact YOU after this 2-3 week span to see how you are.
2.During the separation DO NOT contact his/her family and friends.
3.Do not seek advice from YOUR family and friends they can be BIASED about your spouse and will tell you what you want to hear.
4.Do not act on emotions “period”, after the initial breakup, they likely already got a sample of your feelings. That is enough for now.
emotions will push you to do this that further drive them away. Reply on prayer and time, it’s your only friend.
5.At this stage it is assumed Marriage Counseling either failed, or was never considered seriously. Do not expect to convince your spouse to go to counseling at this stage. Time for that is gone (for now). Only if he/she begins to talk about getting back together, will it be the time it will be brought up. And it is better they bring it up, not you! And you WILL SAY “Yes”! (Make sure it is a Christian and pray to get a good counselor)
6.Do NOT file for divorce, or say ANYTHING about doing so. Some do this as to test their spouses feelings and position in their marriage with a “Should we file for divorce”? Let YOUR SPOUSE be the first to bring this up, even if they do don’t bring it up. And if they do file and you are served, don’t think that it is over, because it isn’t yet. Especially if that time fame of 40-120 days have not passed.
7.Take this time for self improvement. Don’t sink and project a need for pity, make yourself the person that you should and could be! Time for Weight loss, take art or music lessons, karate. Not only will this take you out of isolation and obsession over your spouse. You are working towards making yourself a better person, therefore more desirable to your spouse.
8.Are there changes you know your spouse want you to change? Do them now… Get them in practice
9.This is probably obvious, but do NOT take on friends of the opposite sex, you are treading on dangerous waters. No singles bars, not lunches alone with colleagues. It is important that you avoid the occasions of sin so you don’t get tempted in your venerable state to make matter worse.
10.If any dialog is going on, again NO emotion. NO defense/ offense reactions, no matter what they say. Sometimes kids are involved and you have to exchange kids for parental visits. Do so with out vice and emotion.
11.Clean up yourself and your house to look “well”, have your house cleaned up if he/she is coming over. Don’t show signs you are broken.
12.ALLOW a “friendship” if she asks for it, but DO NOT take advantage of this, be the friend you once were before the drama of separation. She may fall in love with you all over again. She may begin to call you and talk about her day, be a good friend and listen. Don’t say “What are we doing” don’t try to challenge this stage, don’t blow it!
13.Do not seek COMFORT in Sin especially, Drugs and Alcohol, or dating and one night stands. You need to keep the commandments so God can work in your life. You NEED HIM more than ever! Secondly, you don’t want to decay, become a druggie/drunkard, or yourself commit adultery. Strive to keep your spirit pure so you are worthy for her/his return!!
After these initial days of prayers, you may start to notice you’re spouse coming around in a variety of ways. Here are some signs they are started to come back, slowly. Don’t jump/rush, relax, pray be patient and let it happen!
Any one of these likely is not enough a combination is what we look for. (Not a complete list)
1.He/She begins to begins ask you “how you are doing?”.
2.He/She starts to talk about old times.
3.He/She says “missed us” “misses you”, even if it is “The old you” she/he is talking about.
4.He/She has not taken onto dating, relationships with a member of the opposite sex.
5.He/She gives “only if” statements, for example: “If we have done [this or that] things might have been different. She is weighing the failure of the relationship on these stated issues, if they are fixable, this is a good sign of hope.
6.They may stay they “Still love you” then follow that with a counter statement: “But… I can’t come back” or “But… we could never be”. At some point this issue they have may diminish and be over come with the positives, this is why you are patient and a good friend during this time.
7.They show up at places you are at, especially places she/he may know you frequently go to. (favorite restaurant, etc. The note here, is they will avoid you for a variety of reasons if they want to move on.
8.How are they when they are with you? Do they touch you when you say something funny? Did they hug you when they saw you?
Two main things can be something to look for. Acting like a good friend or a lover? IS she flirting with you like the times before you asked her out and you were seeing sign “she really likes you”? Sometimes it returns to this stage, like a rewind, go along with it. It can be a chance to restart, renew from the point of origin.
Don’t push, let it happen! Be patient! Don’t say anything like “What are you doing”? “I can’t pretend noting has happened” etc. Get off your self-righteous high horse, and let her come back in her way. Don’t blow it!
IF YOUR SPOUSE DO NOT RETURN, CONSIDER THIS:
When it begins to pass a year, especially if they went ahead with divorce and remarried. Consider these facts:
1.You literary did all you could, you can never look back and say “what if I..?” …since you did all you could do to save and restore your marriage.
2.Take comfort in that fact that you prayed to where you can fully say it was indeed “Gods will”.
3.Because of God’s grace through your prayers and faith. At some point you will not only see where you needed improvements, but also you will clearly see how your former spouse was NOT the right one for you.
4.As “God’s will” prevails, it wasn’t his design for your spouse to return. This would be a case where something BETTER is in store, patiently wait, it will come!
Pray to God for his will on your life/ single / married. Ask him to help you to be happy as a single if he wants you to be single. Let go of your desire to be married and with a partner, and be willing to accept whatever God wants. For me and my Wife, we attained this attitude then met each other shortly after. Talk about “Let go, Let God…”
. When you prayer for Gods will instead of saying “Find me a woman..” for example, that is when your prayers are more answered!
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