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Dearest Prayer Warriors,

I hope each one of you has felt the peace and blessings of the 54 Day Rosary Novena. rosary Remember to persevere in your prayers and have confidence that God hears our requests and grants those in accordance with His Will, in His perfect timing. theheart

God bless you all!

Go USA knight-errant Dove

Sep 19th 2012 new
WHAT IS THE 54 DAY ROSARY NOVENA?


The 54 Day Rosary Novena is a series of six consecutive, 9 day novenas, with three in petition (27 days) and three novenas (another 27 days) in thanksgiving.

Origins of the 54 Day Rosary Novena


The 54 Day Rosary Novena originated in 1884 at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompei. After appearing to and curing a dying woman, Fortuna Agrelli, Our Blessed Mother told her, "Whoever desires to obtain favors from me should make three novenas of the Rosary in petition with the reciting of the fifteen decades of the Rosary and three in thanksgiving.” By 1885 more than 900 cures had been recorded at the shrine.

This Novena is the most powerful way to pray the Rosary and is nearly unequaled in drawing down the grace and blessings of God. It follows all the advice given by Jesus in the Gospels on how to pray in a way that is pleasing to God.

Balanced Petition and Thanksgiving


When Jesus cured the ten lepers, only one returned to thank Him. "Were not all ten made clean? The other nine, where are they?" (Luke 17 : 18) We, being needy creatures, are quick to request God's help when in need. But once we have what we requested, we just as quickly turn our backs on God and focus our attention only on the gift we have received. We should instead, thank God for answering our prayers for at least as long as we spent asking for His help. The Rosary Novena does this, with equal time being spent in petition for what we ask and in thanksgiving for receiving it.

Petition Combined With Trust


"Have faith in God. I tell you solemnly, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Get up and throw yourself into the sea,’ with no hesitation in his heart but believing that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. I tell you therefore: everything you ask and pray for, believe that you have it already, and it will be yours." (Mark 11 : 22-25) "Is there a man among you would hand his son a stone when asked for bread? How much more will your Father in Heaven give good things to those who ask him." (Matthew 7 : 9-11) These are just a few of the many times that Jesus implored us to trust completely in the love, care, and trustworthiness of our Heavenly Father. If what we are asking for is truly in our, or someone else's best interests, we should have complete confidence that God, the good and loving Father, will grant what we have asked. Like a little toddler who simply runs to their parent and cries when they need something, we should trust completely that our Heavenly Parent will provide us with everything that is truly good for us when we "cry" to Him in prayer.

This too, is an integral part of the Rosary Novena. The first half of the Novena is prayed in petition for whatever is needed with complete trust that God has in fact, actually already granted what we have asked for but has not yet revealed it to us, much like a wrapped present placed at the foot of a Christmas tree that we will get to open at a later time. During the second half of the Rosary, we continue trusting in God by offering sincere thanksgiving for the gift we have received, even if it is still "sitting under the tree" and it has not yet been revealed to us that we have received what we have asked for.

Perseverance In Prayer


"Search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you." (Matthew 7 : 7) A single prayer alone is often not enough to obtain for us what we have asked. Jesus taught us that loving, trusting perseverance is often required.

If we always received what we wanted the moment we requested it, our relationship with our Heavenly Father would degrade to mere acts of manipulation on our part. God would become little more than a vending machine in our eyes. We would deposit the "coins" of prayer and out would pop the grace or blessing we selected. To keep our relationship one of humble and loving petition between a child and their parent, God often makes us wait for a while before He grants what we have asked. He makes us ask Him several times for the same thing and waits to see if we will get impatient, angry, distrustful, or disrespectful, or if we will remain loving, obedient, and trusting while we wait for Him to answer our prayers.

God often makes us ask for something repeatedly to test our dedication to receiving that particular gift. How much work are we willing to do in order to obtain what we want? If we are praying for the salvation of a particular soul, how precious is that soul to us? Are we willing to spend the rest of our lives in prayer and penance? Would we dedicate a year? A month? A day? An hour? What is the limit of what we are willing to invest in order to receive what we have asked for?

This aspect of perseverance in prayer is also a part of the Rosary Novena. If you are not fully dedicated to receiving what you are asking for in the Novena, it becomes very easy to not bother praying the Rosary for the full 54 days in a row.

What Is A Novena?


In essence, a novena is a group of nine spiritual acts performed consecutively in order to obtain a specific blessing. This prayer form is based on the nine days of prayer performed by the Apostles as they waited for the coming of the Holy Spirit after Jesus' Ascension. It is intended especially to use the aspect of perseverance in prayer to obtain the spiritual gifts we need.

The additional grace that is attached to the Novena, over and above what you would receive by praying the nine individual prayers separately, comes from your commitment to praying the Rosary daily and your perseverance in following through on that commitment. It is the difference between saying to God, "I will definitely do this for You, regardless of what else happens" and saying "I might do something for You later, if I feel like it and nothing else comes up."

Sep 19th 2012 new

HELPFUL WEBSITES. Here are three great websites dedicated to the Rosary:

http://www.prayerflowers.com

www.rosary-center.org

http://www.comepraytherosary.org

Praying rosary theheart Dove

Sep 19th 2012 new

There is Power in prayer. Let us continue to pray for one another :-)

Bless you for sharing Maia!!

Sep 19th 2012 new
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS - 144 PRAYER WARRIORS

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Adrienne, IL - 843867

Alice, CA - 362862

Allen, NC - 311949

Amy, CA - 868480

Andrea, Germany - 850967

Andrew, PA - 782160

Angie, TX - 70288

Ann, KS - 875509

Annabelle, ID - former CMer

Annamarie, NJ - 872236

Anne Marie, SC - 641597

Anthony, IL - 397426

Barbara, FL - 863769

Barbara, PA - 605462

Becky, IL - 403821

Beverly, CA - 649723

Beverly, PA - 779299

Bill, NE - 857646

Brenda, KS - 163384

Brenda, OK - 74660

Bridget, IN - 676758

Cari, AZ - former CMer
-Bethany, Mary Ann, Kathy, Patricia - Cari's friends

Carlos, Spain - 845912

Cherie, KS - 872998
-Cherie's daughter

Christine, VA - 390022

Clara, OH - 410815

Claudia

Claudia, Mexico - 881637
-Arianna, Claudia's assistant

Clenes, FL

Damaris, AZ - former CMer

Dave, ID - 24315

David, OH - 364112

Dawn, KY - 58330

Debbie, MI - 168856

Deborah, CO - 550454

Denise, MA - 247958

Diezza, Philippines - 862469

Donna, Canada - 848472

Edward, WV - 4511

Elizabeth, SC - 745199

Erin, CO

Greg, TX - 816415

Helen, TN - 450889

Hilda, OH - 184281

Ifi, CO - 721024

Ivonne, Canada - 91361

Jane, Great Britain - 627689

Jeanette, WA -695210

Jeanine, MO - 880264

Jeff, AZ

Jessica, Singapore - 96924

Jim, LA - 624621

Jim, OH - 747924

Joan, MA

John, NJ - 746882

Josephine, NY - 586127

Karen, MN - 712407

Karen, WA - 738908

Kat, Kuwait - 881112

Kate, Kenya - 756604 (former CMer)
-Lilian, Kate's friend

Kate, MA - 447425

Katherine, CT - 480844

Kathryn, IL - 872318

Kathy, CA - 311531

Kathy, Canada - 730470

Kristen

Laura, CA - 56149
-Lillian, Jane - Laura's mother and sister

Laurea, CO - 372555

Leon, TX - 593843

Lina, AZ - 796057

Linda, IL - 592286

Linda, MI - 62458

Linda, Venezuela - 666928

Loretta, NE - 678584 (former CMer)

Lori, AR - former CMer

Lucy, NY - 481878

Madonna, MI - 819886

Maia, CA - 181886

Marc, WA - former CMer

Marian, CA - 83994

Maribel, FL - 458345

Maricela, TX - 876143

Marie, Mexico - 731748

Marissa, MO - 529206

Martha, MS - 383722 (former CMer)

Mary, NY - 25961

Mary Alice, OH - 97161

Mary Alice, TN/Singapore - 415208

Mary Anne, FL - 458794

Meesch, GA - 691047

Mercy, India - 794463

Michael, MN - 76823

Michele, TX - 869213

Michelle, IN - 405647

Michelle, TX - 655299

Mike, IA - 857473

Myriam, CA - 344031

Olivia, CA - 111035

Pamela, PA - 577899

Patrick, WA

Patty, NY - 719283

Peter, FL - 356811

Rachael, Canada - 576148

Ramona, CT - 738757

Rob, IN - 362135

Robert, GA - 309574

Robert, ME (former CMer)

Robin, AZ - 829379

Ron, ID - 481546

Rose, NY - 837865

Rosemarie, IN - 58633

Sandra, CT - 871852

Sandra, WA - 202758

Shannon, IN - 783014
-Alycia & Michael, Shannon's daughter & son-in-law -their two children, ages 2 and 4

Shannon, VA (former CMers)
-Brian, Shannon's husband

Sheila, Canada - 145041

Sherrill-anne, Trinidad and Tobago - 13557

Shirley, IA - 9275

Stacey, AZ - 101742

Susan, IN - 785148

Tammy, TX - 492301

Tara, LA - 539245

Ted, MI - former CMer

Theresa, AZ - 51103

Therese, KY - 632256

Tiffany, NY

Tim, TN - 734178

Victor, PA - 544727

Victoria, MD - 681291

Zoe, MA - former CMer

Sep 19th 2012 new

May the loving Holy Spirit be inspires us to continue our very dedication to Holy Rosary for the days to come!

Thankyou so much Maia hug Blessings to You All !!! biggrin

Praying rosary theheart Dove

Sep 19th 2012 new

DAY 36 - SEPTEMBER 19TH - JOYFUL MYSTERIES

Sep 19th 2012 new

Praying

Sep 20th 2012 new

(Quote) Maia-181886 said: DAY 36 - SEPTEMBER 19TH - JOYFUL MYSTERIES
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DAY 36 - SEPTEMBER 19TH - JOYFUL MYSTERIES

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THANK YOU Maia. Praying theheart

Sep 20th 2012 new

Praying rosary theheart

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