Friday, April 10, 2009

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Today is Good Friday.

All I can due is stand in awe.

Yes, I can do that because I know how it ends and what it means.

Heavenly Father, I offer you, on this most holy of days, the body and blood, soul and divinity of your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for my sins and those of the whole world.

I thank you for your unfathomable mercy that saved me from hell- a hell I surely deserved and I, from the very depths of my being, implore you- For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Holy Mighty One, Holy Eternal one, Holy Immortal one, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Lord Jesus Christ, my incarnate Lord. What words can I speak today to thank you for what you did for me? Dare I even look at the suffering that my sin and shame brought you?

The only gift I can give to you today is to renew my baptismal vows to you.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Today, once again, I renounce satan and all his works and all his pomps.

I declare that there is only one God, the Creator, Preserver and Ruler of all things and the Father of all men.

I declare this God and Father to be a just judge who rewards the good and punishes the wicked.

I believe that this one and only God exists in three Divine persons, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

I believe that the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, Jesus Christ, was made man, was conceived of the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried, descended into hell, and on the third day rose again from the dead, ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty, and from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead

I believe that the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, enables us to live and do what is right and just and without His grace, none can be saved.

I believe in and openly profess the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting

I pledge to you, this day, Lord Jesus, to live in accordance with your Holy doctrine, ever to remain faithful to Your Catholic Church, to avoid sin, to love God with my whole heart, and my neighbor as myself.


Holy Spirit. You are my advocate, sent by the promise of Jesus. Infuse my heart with grace and help me. Have pity on a wretched sinner. Without your grace, I can do nothing and be nothing. With your grace, there is naught that I cannot do within the will of God.

I ask you humbly, Spirit to infuse me with your grace, my family, friends, relations and all whom I may come in contact with this day. Holy Spirit, at Pentecost, you descended into Our Lady and the Apostles in the form of tongues of fire.

I implore you to infuse the world with the fire of your love that it may know, once again, the divine marks of your church. Burn off the smog and smoke of man-made religion so that standing, in all it's majesty, will be your One Church, your Holy Church, Your Apostolic Church which, of course, is your Roman Catholic Church.

Blessed Mary, ever virgin. You stood at the foot of the cross and watched your divine Son die this day. You who bore Him, nursed Him, raised Him, protected Him and loved Him with all your heart. Look past the silliness of those who claim that we worship you.

We thank you, blessed Lady for showing us the way to your Son.

When God called for your service in bringing Him to us, you humbly replied "Be it done unto me according to your word" (Luke 1:38). When they needed wine at the wedding at Cana, you simply told them "Do whatever He tells you"

Dear Lady, your cousin Elizabeth, your Divine Son and all generations have called you blessed because you heard the word of God and obeyed it. (Luke 1:42, Luke 1:45, Luke 1:48, Luke 11:27-28)

Dear Mary, I ask that you ask your Divine Son to forgive those who utter blasphemy by denying your perpetual virginity, your immaculate conception and your rightful titles of Queen of Heaven, Ark of the Covenant, and Mother of God.

I thank you Mary, who Jesus gave to me as Spiritual mother (John 19:25-27, Revelation 12:1-17) for the example you showed us.

I know that, as Jesus chose you to bring Him to us the first time, as a humble Jewish girl, He has chosen you to bring Him to us again as a Woman clothed with the Sun.

I thank you God for making me Catholic. I could not dream of being anything else today.


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