Thursday, March 11, 2010

Request for Prayers for two dying friends

I received this urgent request from my dear friend Jay Balza of Veritatem facientes in caritate.  I ask my dear TPC readers and followers to pause for a moment and pray the prayer that he sent to me.  The hour of death is the most crucial moment in the spiritual battle.  It is said that Satan works harder at this moment so that he may snatch the precious soul of the dying from the saving hands of our Savior.

I've just been informed that my high school batchmate, Ace Natividad, is at Lourdes Hospital (Mandaluyong City, Philippines) fighting for survival against pneumonia. Also, the same is happening with a Jesuit priest, Fr. Joseph Galdon, SJ, retired English professor at the Ateneo de Manila University (Fr. Galdon has already been anointed). Please join me in praying for them:

Most merciful Jesus, the Consolation and Salvation of all who put their trust in Thee, we humbly beseech Thee, by Thy most bitter Passion, grant recovery of health to thy servants, Ace Natividad and Fr. Joseph Galdon, provided this be for their soul's welfare, that with us, they may praise and magnify Thy holy name. But if it be Thy holy will to call them out of this world, strengthen them in their last hour, grant them a peaceful death and bring them to life everlasting. Amen. 

I have added this prayer

O most merciful Jesus, Lover of souls, I beseech Thee, by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart, and by the sorrows of Thine Immaculate Mother, wash clean in the Thy Blood the sinners of the whole world who are to die this day.

Remember most especially the soul of Ace Natividad and Fr. Joseph Galdon who I spiritually adopt with the intention of entrusting them to Thy Shepherd's care: I beseech Thee for the grace to move them to true sorrow and repentance for the sins that they have committed.  I ask this because of my trust in Thy great mercy.

If it should please Thy Majesty, I am offering my works, joys and sufferings of this day in exchange for the grace I ask for this soul, then, it, too, shall please me very much, and I thank Thee, Most Sweet Jesus, Shepherd and Lover of Souls; I thank Thee for this opportunity to give mercy in thanksgiving for all the mercies Thou hast shown me.

Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

Pausing for a few minutes to pray for this intention...May the Lord reward you, greatly!


  1. Thanks for all the prayers! Ace has passed away, but I'm sure the prayers offered helped him.

  2. I looked up at his facebook acccount. He seems very healthy. Why all of a sudden he'd succumb to pneumonia?