NOVENA Prayers for Barotse in Zambian Prisons - DAY SIX, Monday, 1st May, 2017

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By / Life Styles / Monday, 01 May 2017 06:54

 

# The Next three Days we are going to say Votive Masses for Mr. Afumba, Mr. Likando, and Mr. Pelekelo. What is Votive Mass? A Votive Mass in Latin (Missa Votiva) is a special mass celebrated for a special reason or circumstance. In this case our prayer is for the release of these three Men.

# Make the Sign of the Cross, Light your Candle and begin by Reading the following Bible Verses.

# Psalm 69:33 “For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise his own people who are prisoners.” (ESV)

# Isaiah 49:16a “See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands.” (NLT)

# Hebrews 13:3 “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.” (ESV)

# Psalm 79:11 “Let the groans of the prisoners come before you; according to your great power, preserve those doomed to die!” (ESV)

# Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (KJV)

Our Father….x 3

Glory be….x 3

CLOSING PRAYER

“And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon [him], and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from [his] hands. Acts 12:7 KJV

# Dear Heavenly Father, we pray your love and mercy for those who are in prison that your love might reach them through whatever means you choose to use. We can’t imagine the dark, sorrowful, desperate paths that have lead up to this period of the life for those in prison, yet we know that even darkness is not dark to you. (Psalm 139:12)

# You see our brothers in prison as your beloved child. You knew them before they were born, you saw them in the secret place in their mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13, 15, 16) The angels rejoiced at their birth, and your guardian angels stood by, waiting and hoping for a chance to be called by their prayers of need to aid them in their hour of decision. (Matthew 18:10)

# Father, we know that deep healing needs to take place in their lives for the scars they bear from a trial that wasn’t kind or fair. When we look at the history of our friends in prison, we sometimes feel overwhelmed by their challenges and the barriers to their inner freedom. Yet you are the one who says, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” (John 8:32) So we boldly pray that Jesus who is the way, the truth and the life will be given access to their imprisonment story. (John 14:6).

Amen.

TO COMPLETE THE NOVENA - FOR DAY SEVEN (TUESDAY), DAY EIGHT (WEDNESDAY), AND DAY NINE THURSDAY - REPEAT PRAYERS FOR DAY SIX.

MAY GOD HEAR OUR PRAYERS.

MAY HIS BLESSINGS BE UPON US ALWAYS AND MAY HIS LOVE AND PEACE PREVAIL IN ALL TIMES.

Prayer Prepared by Fr. Ignacio - Rome.

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