As we begin another step in this journey, we ask all our family and friends to join us in our Novena prayers starting on Oct 21...9 days before Bud's stem cell transplant process begins.
I am sharing with you our own family's daily prayers which I first heard my kids recite, by heart, when they arrived here from Manila on Apr. 26. Apparently, my mom had taught it to them in the 2 weeks that we were separated.
I was crying when I first heard them say this because it was clear that they meant every word of it --- and to myself, I was asking, "How can God deny these kids what they are asking for?". But He didn't, He has given us all that we have asked for and more.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto 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.
Prayer for the Intercession of Pope John Paul IIO Blessed Trinity, we thank you for having graced the church with Pope John Paul II and for allowing the tenderness of your fatherly care, the glory of the cross of Christ, and the splendor of the Holy Spirit, to shine through him. Trusting fully in your infinite mercy and in the maternal intercession of Mary, he has given us a living image of Jesus the Good Shepherd, and has shown us that holiness is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life and is the way of achieving eternal communion with you. Grant us, by his intercession, and according to your will, the graces we implore, hoping that he will soon be numbered among your saints. Amen.
A Miracle Prayer Habit for BUDDY
O Father of life, we come before you for help. We commit to you with perfect trust as Buddy goes through his healing treatment. Protect him in his hour of pain. Endow Ria with superhuman strength and perseverance. Guide the hands of everyone who shall touch Buddy with Your healing touch! Grant them wisdom and success that the outcome of all their endeavors will only be a sign of Your Light and goodness. Lord, grant Buddy forbearance through these trying times with cheerfulness and thanksgiving for Your miracle soon to unfold. Let these moments be a beacon of faith for Buddy, Ria, Luis, Nadya and Bianca. May they be witnesses of a faith experience for all! May all our love and prayer devotion be Buddy's healing balm.Lord, finally, let your Easter Sunday experience descend upon Buddy specially, and his entire family! Infuse in Buddy a drop of your blood and alter all that is not from YOU in his system!All these we pray by the blood of the Lamb, in Jesus' mighty healing name! AmenGlory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.Our father...Hail Mary...
Saint Faustina Kowalska's Healing Prayer for Divine Mercy
Jesus, may Your pure and healthy blood circulate in Buddy's ailing organism, and may Your pure and healthy body transform his weak body, and may a healthy and vigorous life throb within him, if it is truly Your Holy Will.
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You.
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and the whole world. Amen.
Prayer to the Infant Jesus of Prague
O Infant Jesus, I run to You, begging You through Your Holy Motherto save me in this need for Buddy to be healed,for I truly and firmly believe that Your Divinity can defend me.Full of trust I hope in You to obtain Your holy grace.I love You with all my heart, I am painfully sorry for my sinsand on my knees I beg You, o Little Jesus, to free me from them.My resolution is to improve and never more to offend You.Therefore, I offer myself to You, ready to suffer everything for Youand to serve You faithfully.I will love my neighbour as myself from my heart for the love of You.O Little Jesus, I adore You, o Mighty Child, I implore You,save me in this need for Buddy to be healed,that I may enjoy You eternally, with Mary and Joseph see Youand with all the angels adore You. Amen.
You may choose one or all of our prayers, or you may have a prayer of your own. Thank you all for the love and support you continue to give us. We couldn't have come this far without you.