Come Holy Spirit

Nativity Virtual Prayer Meetings DURING COVID-19

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Mass - Please visit the https://ptdiocese.org/ web page and scroll down for Mass from Bishop Baron's chapel for today and any day thereafter he has wonderful homilies. 
Prayer Group Friends, for the home version of our prayer meeting, click on the links below. 

 

NVPM8 - Nativity Virtual Prayer Meeting Thurs May 7, 2020 (Healing Theme)

Revised Version

Jesus Heals the Paralytic

  • Opening Songs:  And the Father Will Dance (Landry 2:55 (Click this YouTube Links)  (Remember to click the screen off at the end)

  • Scriptures:  Mark 2:1-12 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man 2 A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. 2 They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. 3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” 6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, 7 “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?” 8 Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things? 9 Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? 10 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man, 11 “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” 12 He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”

  • Praise:    Alleluia // Terry MacAlmon (10:30 Video) (Click this YouTube Link)(Remember to click the screen off at the end)

  • Scripture:  John 14:12-28 NIV Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.  

  • Song:   I Am the God the Healeth Thee (3:20)  (Click this YouTube Link) (Remember to click the screen off at the end)

  • Scripture Scene:  Jesus Heals the Paralytic (Video 2:49) (Click this YouTube Link) (Remember to click the screen off at the end)

  • Song:  Change my Heart O God (2:34)  (Click this YouTube Link) (Remember to click the screen off at the end)

  • Teaching:  How to Love God - St. Mother Teresa (Video 3:04)  (Click this YouTube Link) (Remember to click the screen off at the end)

  • Worship song: Healer of My Soul (JMT 4:19)(Click this YouTube Link)(Remember to click the screen off at the end) 

  • Intersessions: (some of these are advanced from last week.)

    • Joe Gross:  Update Joe got a great report. no Multiple Myloma.  Glory to God.

    • Dot:   "For Wisdom from the Holy Spirit in my thoughts and words in order to help others"  

    • Marianne Beckman: Shannon Pear, is having bad side effects from chemo.  Thank you for the prayers for Shannon. Would appreciate continued prayers for her recovery.

    • Myrtha:  Please pray for my brother in law Rolando he will start the treatment for the cancer tomorrow. Also for my son Dana Jr. To help him make positive decisions.

    • Jamie Sprague (UWF): Update Daughter Kaitlin undergoing lymphoma Cancer treatment. Kaitlin received the results of her PET scan today.  It was FANTASTIC news!  She is completely receptive to the treatment, and there has been a significant decrease in the cancer cells throughout her body.  She started her 5th chemo treatment today.  We have 7 more to go!

    • Dee Dee:  Sister Rita has a possible cancer issue and will be going for a biopsy.   

    • Diane:   I would like prayers for the president he is commander in chief had a very difficult time.

    • Sherry Atkinson:  My husband's sister, Betty Salisbury, Stage IV Pancreatic cancer and chemo treatments

    • Steve:  Pray for me to accept this pandemic situation and to see Gods plan. It’s hurt business and increased concerns for my employees, family, and customers.

    • Jeff:  Pray for me in my work at UWF and in trying to provide virtual ways for our prayer group       and our parish to continue to worship together.

    •  All:      Please pray for the Lord's protection of all those on that join us in this virtual prayer meeting and their families to protect us from all harm and keep us faithful to his teaching and never let us be parted from him.           

    • All:     We ask you to provide a miracle to rid us of the virus plaguing the world and to set us all
                 on the road to good health and peace in our country.

    • All:    Lord grant wisdom and guidance to Bishop Wack (Diocese) and to Bishop Holley (Nativity  Parish) as they Shepard your people.

  • Intentions Song: O God Hear Us  (Hurd 2:46) (Click this YouTube Link)(Remember to click the screen off at the end)

    • Refrain: O God, hear us; hear our prayer.  (2x)

    • Verse 1: You who chose the lowly to confound the proud of heart, Give us the heart of Mary. Hear us, O God.

    • Refrain

    • Verse2: May we be your justice; may we be your kindness and truth; May we be your mercy. Hear us, O God.

    • Refrain

    • Verse 3: Only earthen vessels are we who gather today. Make us vessels of glory. Hear us, O God.

    • Refrain 

  • Songs of Joy: Rise Up With Him (Video 3:38) Turn the volume up on this one (Click this YouTube Link) (Remember to click the screen off at the end)

  • Peace Be With You !

 

  •  Other Materials:

  • Readings for the day Readings for the Mass Thursday, May 7, 2020

  • Saint Peregrine Laziosi (Saint of the Day for May 4 Saint Peregrine Laziosi’s Story)

    • Born in Forli, Italy, Peregrine is the patron saint of persons suffering from cancer, AIDS and other serious diseases.

    • As a young man, he was a member of an anti-papal party until he encountered Saint Philip Benizi, the head of the Servite order, who had been sent to try to reconcile the divided community. While trying to preach in Forli, Philip was heckled and even struck by Peregrine, who was overcome by momentary political fervor. But that moment also changed Peregrine. He began to channel his energies in new directions, engaged in good works and eventually joined the Servites in Siena and went on to be ordained a priest. Returning to his hometown, he founded a new Servite house there and became well known for his preaching and holiness, as well as his devotion to the sick and poor.

    • One of the special penances he imposed on himself was standing whenever it was not necessary to sit. Over time, Peregrine developed varicose veins and, in turn, cancer of the foot. The wound became painful and diseased and all medical treatment failed. The local surgeon determined amputation of the leg was called for.

    • Tradition has it that the night before surgery was scheduled, Peregrine spent much time in prayer before the crucified Jesus, asking God to heal him if it was God’s will to do so. Falling asleep at one point, Peregrine had a vision of the crucified Jesus leaving the cross and touching his cancerous leg. When Peregrine awoke, the wound was healed and his foot and leg, seemingly miraculously cured, were saved. He lived another 20 years.--

COME HOLY SPIRIT

Come Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of your faithful

and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.

And you shall renew the face of the earth.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,

did instruct the hearts of the faithful,

grant that by the same Holy Spirit

we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,

Through Christ Our Lord,

Amen.