turn Your merciful gaze upon
upon the souls of priests and religious.
Endow them with the strength of Your blessing.
For the love of the Heart of Your Son
in which they are enfolded,
impart to them, Your power and light,
that they may guide others in the way of salvation
and with one voice
Your are the one who created me and let me call You, “Father.”
That is the Grace of all Graces and cannot help but be called a miracle!
You made not only me but all creatures in this beautiful world.
You give absolute love to all Your children,
wanting them to live with joy and happiness.
You are the one to be praised and glorified!
I first met Amy from the Philippines after she was brought to the Hope Workers' Center in Taiwan. The Center provides temporary shelter, assistance and counselling for exploited workers, victims of labor and/or sex trafficking.
I am the wheat of God,
and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts,
that I may be found the pure bread of God.
I long after the Lord,
the Son of the true God and Father, Jesus Christ.
Him I seek, who died for us and rose again.
I am eager to die for the sake of Christ.
My love has been crucified,
turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind
and especially upon poor sinners,
all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus.
For the sake of His sorrowful passion show us Your mercy,
that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy for ever and ever.
Not long ago I dared to follow a so called "dream," a dream that became reality when one day I found myself in a place different from my home.
O my God,
I am heartily sorry for having offended You.
I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven
and the pains of hell.
But most of all because they offend You, my God,
Who are all good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve,
with the help of Your grace to sin no more
and to avoid the near occasions of sin.
O Sacred Heart,
You are the only object of my love,
the guardian of my life,
my assurance of salvation,
the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy,
the atonement for all the faults of my life
and my refuge at the hour of death.
O Blessed Saint Joseph,
to thee do we cry in our tribulations,
as we confidently invoke your patronage,
after that of your most holy spouse,
the Blessed Virgin Mary.
O Jesus, Good Shepherd,
You heal the sick and needy.
I give you all those parts of my body
which have suffered from illness.
You know what it is like to endure pain.
Look kindly on me today and heal me.
Restore me to strength of soul and body.
O Jesus, grant us all Your healing grace
of love and peace.