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Daily SSA Prayer
Heavenly father, we stand in awe of your glory and your love for us!
You said that it isn't good for man to be alone. We pray for those who suffer with same-sex attraction.
Heal the wounds of their past and help them to trust in your perfect plan for men and women. Protect them from those who would lead them into sin and bring into their lives friends who will help them to grow in virtue and true freedom.
We ask all this in Jesus' name. Amen.
EWTN Family Prayer
Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, MFVA
Sorrowful Hearts Society
Would you like a reminder to pray daily for those who experience SSA?
Lord Almighty, You are powerful, You are God, You are Father. We beg You through the intercession and help of the Archangels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel for the deliverance of our brothers and sisters who are enslaved by the evil one. All saints of heaven come to our aid.
From anxiety, sadness and obsessions, we beg You, free us O Lord.
From hatred, fornication and envy, we beg You, free us O Lord.
From thoughts of jealousy, rage and death, we beg You, free us O Lord.
From every thought of suicide and abortion, we beg You, free us O Lord.
From every form of sinful sexuality,we beg You, free us O Lord.
From every division in our family and every harmful friendship,we beg You, free us O Lord.
From every sort of spell, malefice, witchcraft, and every form of occult, we beg You, free us O Lord.
Oh Jesus, You said, "My peace I leave you, my peace I give," grant that through the intercession of Your mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may be liberated from every spell and enjoy Your peace always. In the name of Christ our Lord. Amen.
Powerful Prayer for Deliverance
United in prayer we are strong.
Praying with others, (and for others), allows you to share in the graces of the entire Sorrowful Heart Society every day. Even as an online society our prayers are united in spirit. We strongly recommend the Saint Michael Prayer below, which takes just 15 seconds to say and is particularly powerful against the devil, who entraps SSA souls with his lies.
Other Suggestions for Daily Prayer.
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Praying the Rosary
Below are beautiful meditations for each decade of the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries sent to us by a friend. Thank you Cecilia! Just click on the words SSA Rosary Meditations and you will be taken to a pdf file which you may open or save.
The Sorrowful Mysteries
I The Agony in the Garden
Oh Jesus, during your agony in the garden, your Heart was filled with sorrow to the point of death, look kindly upon all the men and women, the girls and boys with Same Sex Attraction, and upon parents, families and friends, who suffer great agonies of the mind and spirit because of this affliction. Bring them Courage to live in your Truth and consolation in all their sorrows.
II The Scourging at the Pillar
Oh Jesus, You were brutally scourged at the pillar, crushed with blow after blow upon your innocent flesh until You were flayed beyond recognition fulfilling the words of Isaiah, “I am a worm and no man.” Look with great pity now upon your children, who bear the scourges of SSA and their families. Do not consider what we truly deserve, but in your Mercy, heal us by your stripes.
III The Crowning with Thorns
Oh sweet Jesus, our beloved King, in your passion You were crowned not with every precious jewel of our hearts but instead with cruel, long and sharp thorns thrust into your Sacred Head. You were covered not with our deepest devotion and gratitude but instead You were draped in derision and overwhelmed with affronts and outrages. Sweet Jesus, forgive us our sins and look with an abundance of Mercy on the shame that is borne by all those with SSA and their families, shame we bring upon ourselves and shame poured on them by others and society. Oh stand before us Jesus, that we may “Behold the Man” and by your crowning of thorns follow You always.
IV The Carrying of the Cross
Oh Jesus, You carried the cross laden with our sins and the sins of the world. Crushed under its weight your innocent body fell numerous times and each time You struggled to your feet to carry on the work of our salvation. You allowed that you would meet your sorrowful mother and behold her tears. Look now upon all who bear the cross of SSA either directly or for a loved one. See their struggle and pain under so heavy a load! Look with pity upon their sorrowing hearts as You looked upon your own Mother’s tears. Grant that by your perfect and incalculable suffering, we may find our yoke easy and our burden light as we follow you to Calvary.
V The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord upon the Cross
Oh Jesus, our Savior and King, You willingly laid upon the wood of the cross and were fastened there with the nails of our mortal sins. You were stretched out beyond the limits of imagination that your arms might embrace us. You hung in complete agony thirsting for our souls and our love. You cried out from your depths that you were abandoned by God, and still You thought of us and bled for us to the very last drop. Oh great, unbounded and merciful pain, look now upon all of those who suffer immensely with the burdens of SSA, their feelings of abandonment, confusion, and guilt. Embrace us sweet Jesus as You draw us so close that we hang upon the cross with You and there may we hide in Your wounds, be covered by your Precious Blood, and be forever yours.
Besides the meditations above (found when you click on words "SSA Rosary meditations"), below are more for each of the Sorrowful Mysteries.
THE 3RD WAY
Excellent for Understanding those in the Church with SSA
Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle! Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, at the command of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Angels with Saint Joseph, Terror of Demons, cast into Hell satan and all other evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls with SSA. Amen
3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Mary's and 3 Glory Be's
Read the Gospel for 5-10 minutes a day
Scan down for SSA ROSARY MEDITATIONS
Here are three intimate and candid portraits of Catholics who try to navigate the waters of self-understanding, faith, and homosexuality:
UNDOER OF KNOTS,
pray for all your children who experience attractions to the same-sex.
Oh Mother, undo the knots which bind your children and keep us from loving God!
Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel, Saint Raphael, Archangels all!
Defend the children of Mother's Sorrowful Heart of SSA against the Devil, the flesh and the world. May God rebuke the devil, humble and help Mother's children to understand their SSA and to reject the lies of the world, accept the Truth of Jesus Christ, God's loving plan for them and the love of their families.
With Our Lady Undoer of Knots, untie the knots that bind her children and keep them from loving God. By the power of God at the command of the Blessed Virgin Mary and in union with Saint Joseph, Terror of Demons, cast into Hell Satan and all evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen