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Saint Martha (of Bethany) Chaplet Prayers

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On the Crucifix Pray

O God, heavenly Father, whose Son, Jesus Christ, enjoyed rest and refreshment in the home of Mary and Martha of Bethany.  Give us the will to love you, open our hearts to hear you, and strengthen our hands to serve you in others for his sake; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. 

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, whose Son blessed by his presence the home of Lazarus and Mary and Martha in Bethany, grant that, like Martha, we may serve Christ faithfully in the person of our brothers and sisters; and that, like Mary, we may feed on his Word and grow in his love and grace; and that, like Lazarus, we may be brought forth from death to new life in him; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Pray the Our Father on Each of the First Three Beads

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.  Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.   Amen.

Pray the Hail Mary on Each of the Next Three Beads

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

Pray the Glory Be on the Final Set of Three Beads

Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be; World without end.  Amen.

On the Medal Pray

O Blessed Saint Martha, your faith led Jesus to proclaim, "I am the resurrection and the life;" and faith let you see beyond His humanity when you cried out, "Lord, I believe that You are the Messiah, the Son of God."  With firm hope you said, I know that god will give you whatever you ask of Him, and Jesus called your brother, Lazarus, back from the dead.  With purse love for jesus, you welcomed Him into your home.  Friend and servant of our Savior, I, too, am "troubled about many things.  (Pause for silent prayer.)  Pray for me that I may grow in faith, hope, and love, and that Jesus, who sat at your table, will hear me and grant me a place at the banquet of eternal life.  Amen.

 

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