Guest Author - danielle barone
I recently read a prayer that I think you will enjoy because it will help you to have peace and good feelings. A friend gave this prayer to me years ago. I recently found it in an some saved papers, and the nicest feeling came over me. I wanted to share it with you.
One day my friend showed me this crumpled up piece of paper, and written on it was this prayer. He had been carrying it around in his wallet for years. He told me that once when he was having a hard time in life, saying the prayer helped him in many ways and he always remembered this. Every time I see the prayer, I think of him and I am grateful to him for giving this prayer to me because it is something I treasure.
Thinking back, I remember saying the prayer in my mind at different times in my life and finding that it helped me to feel better when I really needed to. Keep in mind that in writing this, my intent is not to encourage any type of religion. I am not a religious person, but I do believe in the power of prayer to heal.
Also interesting is that the medical community is now documenting the positive power of prayer on health and well being. I recently read an interesting article that said people who pray heal faster, and have greater health overall. A simple prayer, inner talk, or connection with a God or higher power can help increase good health.
I hope this prayer brings you peace and healing. I have edited a few words of the prayer to modernize it, and I named it “A Prayer for Healing.” I do not know who the author is. I believe the author is anonymous. If anyone does know who the author is, please let me know.
A Prayer for Healing
O most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, immaculate virgin, come to me and be with me.
O star of the sea help me, and show me that you are my mother.
O holy Mary mother of God, queen of heaven and earth I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to help me with ( make request )
There are none that can withstand your power
O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to take ( repeat 3x )
Holy Mary I place this cause in your hands ( repeat 3x )