Saturday, April 30, 2011

Jesus Prayer

Watching a PBS special on the renewed interest in the Orthodox Jesus prayer, which is utilized in our chaplet.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Prayer of Renunciation of Ancestral Sins

Dear Heavenly Father. I come to You as Your child, purchased by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I here and now reject and disown all the sins of my ancestors. As one who has been delivered from the power of darkness and translated into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son, and strengthened by the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Blessed Michael the Archangel, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and all the Saints and Angels of Heaven, and powerful in the holy authority of His Name, cancel out, O Lord, all demonic working that has been passed on to me from my ancestors.

As one who has been crucified with Jesus Christ and raised to walk in newness of life, cancel, dear Lord, every curse that may have been put upon me and announce to Satan and all his forces that You, the Christ, became a curse for me when You hung on the cross.

As one who has been crucified and raised with Christ and now sits with Him in heavenly places, I reject any and every way in which Satan may claim ownership of me. I declare myself to be eternally and completely signed over and committed to the Lord Jesus Christ. Father, I ask You to command every familiar spirit and every enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ that is in or around me to leave me and to go where Jesus Christ tells these evil spirits to go.

I now ask You, heavenly Father, to fill me with Your Holy Spirit. I submit my body as an instrument of righteousness, a living sacrifice, that I may glorify You in my body. All this I do in the name and authority of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen.

(Since no one can know for sure what his ancestors may have done, every Christian should pray this prayer. Authorities in Spiritual Warfare report that ancestral issues are the number one cause of demonic harassment in the lives of people.)

Monday, January 21, 2008

The Chaplet for Reunification


(Sign of the Cross)
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

On the Cross, the Apostles Creed:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again 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 of life everlasting. Amen.

On the first bead:
For the intentions of our Holy Father Pope Francis and for the reunification of our Church, we pray:
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.

On the next three beads, recite the Hail Mary:
For the universal virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity, we pray:
Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among 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.

On the first mystery bead:
In honor of the first Patriarch, Our Holy Father, the Bishop of Rome, we pray; 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..

On each bead of the first decade, pray the Orthodox Jesus Prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God; have mercy on me, a sinner

On the second mystery bead:
In honor of the second Patriarch, the Bishop of Constantinople, we pray; 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.

On each bead of the second decade, pray the Orthodox Jesus Prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God; have mercy on me, a sinner

On the third mystery bead:
In honor of the third Patriarch, the Bishop of Alexandria, we pray; 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.

On each bead of the third decade, pray the Orthodox Jesus Prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God; have mercy on me, a sinner

On the fourth mystery bead:
In honor of the fourth Patriarch, the Bishop of Antioch, we pray; 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.

On each bead of the fourth decade, pray the Orthodox Jesus Prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God; have mercy on me, a sinner

On the fifth mystery bead:
In honor of the fifth Patriarch, the Bishop of Jerusalem, we pray; 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.

On each bead of the fifth decade, pray the Orthodox Jesus Prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God; have mercy on me, a sinner

On the centerpiece, pray the Gloria:
Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth. Lord God heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship You, we give you thanks, we praise You for Your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world; have mercy on us; You are seated at the right hand of the Father; receive our prayer. For You alone are the Holy One, You alone are the Lord, You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

On the Crucifix:
Blessed Lord Jesus, may the divisions of your Church be healed that we may all pray together, as you taught us, in one voice and that Your Holy Will be done Blessed Savior, we pray; 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.

(Sign of the Cross)
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen
(Kiss the Crucifix)