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Prayer request: Chaplet of the Holy Face

Discussion in 'Prayer requests' started by BrianK, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. BrianK

    BrianK Resident Kook, Crank, Curmudgeon - & Mod Staff Member

    Hi folks,
    I've been bearing a cross for the last month that is orders of magnitude greater than the 5 strokes I've suffered and the loss of my profession. I accept this cross, because its at least partly a way this most difficult issue will be healed. But for some reason, I have had extreme difficulty bearing this cross today. I need help.

    I'm praying the Chaplet of the Holy Face for this special intention, and I would ask you if in your charity you might offer one too for this special intention. Cardinal Burke had asked that this Chaplet be prayed for the Synod, and I'm told it has great power over evil.

    I do not own the specific set of beads for this Chaplet, so I just use my Rosary:

    "These [prayers] are divided into 5 groups, with the intention of honouring the 5 senses of smell, taste, hearing, touch and sight of Jesus. These senses have their seat, principally, in the Holy Face and render reparative homage for all the sufferings which Our Lord Jesus endured in His Face, through each of these senses."

    "The chaplet of the Holy Face honours the 5 senses of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and entreats God for the triumph of His Church. It is recommended that the faithful pray the Chaplet of the Holy Face to obtain from God, by means of the Holy Face of the Lord Jesus, the downfall of His enemies."

    Begin as follows, using a Rosary:

    Make the sign of the Cross, with the Cross, and say:

    "O God, incline unto my aid.
    O Lord, make haste to help me."

    Before each group of beads, reflect on the sense of Jesus, or the wounds of His Face, and say 1 Glory Be... and the following prayer invocation:

    "My Jesus, mercy."

    On every small bead, say:

    "Arise, O Lord, and let Thy enemies be scattered, and let them that hate Thee fly before Thy Face!"

    At the end, say:

    The Glory Be... 7 times, in honour of the last 7 Words that Jesus spoke on the Cross, and the 7 dolors of the Immaculate Virgin.

    Upon completing the Chaplet, say:

    "O God, our Protector,
    look down upon us
    and cast Thine eyes
    upon the Face of Thy Christ!"

    This prayer is powerful in our time, and this is a convenient way to offer it with our Rosary.

    If you feel so inclined, please ad this Chaplet to your daily prayers.

    Thank you,
    (3D reconstruction of the Holy Face from the Shroud of Turin.)
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2016
  2. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    Will do Brian!
    Thank you for all you have done for me. ;)
    Hope you are feeling a bit better soon.
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  3. BrianK

    BrianK Resident Kook, Crank, Curmudgeon - & Mod Staff Member

    Thank you. Sincerely.
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  4. Pinecone Jill

    Pinecone Jill New Member

    Hey Brian,
    I dont agree with you most of the time, but I've always got your back.
    Rosary up! (and chaplet)
    God bless,
  5. Oh, foo, Brian. So sorry about the heaviness of your cross at this time. Chaplet said soon for you.
    I am sure it will help. Look for the silver lining.
    Bless you.
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  6. Pray4peace

    Pray4peace Ave Maria

    Praying for you...
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  7. CathyG

    CathyG Principalities

    I will pray this for you today, Brian. God bless you...
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  8. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    I'm not familiar with that particular Chaplet, Brian, but I will pray one for you today and try to add it to my prayers for the Synod. You are always included in my prayers for members of the forum. God bless and don't lose hope.
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  9. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    I have been keeping you in my prayers. Not familiar with this chaplet though.
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  10. MMarie

    MMarie Guest

    Just said it for you, Brian.
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  11. BrianK

    BrianK Resident Kook, Crank, Curmudgeon - & Mod Staff Member

    Thank you all, and you and the MOG forum and it's members will remain in my prayers and offerings.
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  12. bflocatholic

    bflocatholic Powers

    I will pray the chaplet for you as well, Brian. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to assist!
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  13. Prayed the chaplet for you at Adoration today when it was quiet, just before a horde of children came in:)
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  14. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    I'm sorry to hear this Brian....I will pray this tonight. Please keep us updated.
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  15. BrianK

    BrianK Resident Kook, Crank, Curmudgeon - & Mod Staff Member

    Thank you all again so much. This cross doesn't appear to be lifting any time soon, but I received a much deeper understanding of its reasons and importance over the last 48 hours thanks at least in part to your prayers. I just had a phone conversation out of the blue that also helps make things much more clear. Perseverance is easier to achieve today.
  16. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    Just finished it for you Brian. Jesus, I trust in You.
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  17. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    Brian....just give it to God. It is His to resolve if you entrust it to Him....but you already know that.
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  18. a wee one

    a wee one Angels

    Just prayed the Chaplet of the Holy Face for you, Brian. God bless you always.
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  19. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    I like this Chaplet, Brian, and will pray it more often. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
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  20. Brian I regard you as a chronic pain in the neck but I will pray this devotion for your sorry old butt.... whether you like it or not. There you go - covered from top to bottom. As ever, every time I approach the altar I take you and Padraig and Mac and Dolours and Aviso and all the other pains with me. No wonder I am so sore. Please take this only as a light hearted dig. I do not know how much you suffer but I know you suffer much and more than most. God bless you and preserve you and heal you that you may be restored in mind, body and Spirit.
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