Today, let's pray that all cancer patients and others who suffer from debilitating diseases or illnesses will be able to offer up their suffering in union with Jesus Christ.
Pray that their suffering will bring them closer in union with Christ as He suffered when He was on this earth.
Jesus understands our human feelings and sufferings. He is capable of carrying them for us, and He wants to. So pray that those who are suffering are able to turn it all over to Jesus.
Here are the novena prayers for today:
Day 3 - Saint Peregrine Novena
Dear holy servant of God, St. Peregrine, we pray today for healing.
Intercede for us! God healed you of cancer and others were healed by your prayers. Please pray for...
(Mention your intentions)
These intentions bring us to our knees seeking your intercession for healing.
We are humbled by our physical limitations and ailments. We are so weak and so powerless. We are completely dependent upon God. And so, we ask that you pray for us...
Pray for us, that we will not let sickness bring us to despair.
Pray for us, that we may persevere in hope.
Pray for us, that we will have the courage to offer up our suffering in unity with the Cross.
We know, St. Peregrine, that you are a powerful intercessor because your life was completely given to God. We know that in as much as you pray for our healing, you are praying even more for our salvation.
A life of holiness like yours is more important than a life free of suffering and disease. Pray for our healing, but pray even more that we might come as close to Our Lord as you are.
All Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end.