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God, grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time.
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace.
Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it.
Trusting that You will make things right if I surrender to Your will.
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen.
If we could see our Father's hand in all our circumstances and
Rejoice because we know He cares and wisely guides & answers prayers
We'd have no time for foolish fears.
If we could count in wonderment the many miracles He has sent
Both great and small, all lovely things: the daily stream of blessings He brings,
We'd have no time for murmurings.
If we could learn to trust and lean on our Father's love, we'd be serene,
Love and praise would sweetly blend and in heart's content that has no end,
We'd walk together - friend with Friend!
Perpetual Adoration Prayer
May the Heart of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament be praised, adored and loved
with grateful affection at every moment in all the tabernacles of the world even to the end of time. Amen
Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.
Franciscan Friars, Marytown.
Dearest Lord! Make me remember, when the world is cold and dreary and I know not where to turn for comfort, that there is always one spot bright and cheerful - The Sanctuary. When I am in desolation of spirit, when all who are dear to me have passed away like summer flowers and none are left to love me and care for me, whisper to my troubled soul that there is one Friend who does not - Whose love never changes - Jesus on the Altar. When sorrows thicken and crush me with their burden, when I look in vain for comfort, let Thy dear words come from the Tabernacle: "Come to Me all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will refresh you." Thy friendship, dearest Lord, henceforth shall be the dearest treasure I possess. It shall compensate for the treachery and ingratitude of men. It shall be my consolation when the wild flowers are growing over the best loved ones, and when all who hold a dear place in my heart are withered and gone! With Thy friendship the world shall never be dreary and life never without charm. Would that I could feel - when I am crushed and humbled, when the hope I have lived for has withered, when sorrows and trials that I dare not reveal to any make my soul sink well nigh unto death, when I look in vain for some one to understand me, one who will enter into my miseries, make me then remember that there is One on the altar Who knows every fiber of my heart, every sorrow, every pain special to my peculiar nature, and Who deeply sympathizes with me. Compassionate Jesus! My heart craves for sympathy and to suffer seems nothing to the bitterness of suffering alone.
Don't worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking Him with a thankful heart. And God's peace, whiich is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.
His Help in Trouble
God is our shelter and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken
and mountains fall into the ocean depths;
even if the seas roar and rage,
and the hills are shaken by the violence.
There is a river that brings joy to the city of God,
to the sacred house of the Most High.
God is in that city, and it will never be destroyed;
at early dawn He will come to its aid.
Nations are terrified, kingdoms are shaken;
God thunders and the earth dissolves.
The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Come and see what the Lord has done.
See what amazing things He has done on earth.
He stops wars all over the world; he breaks bows, destroys spears,
and sets shields on fire.
"Stop fighting," he says, "and know that I am God,
supreme among the nations, supreme over all the world."
The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge. Psalm 46
Thy Kingdom Come
(Prayer for Vocations)
Lord Jesus, Grant saintly priests to the world,
priests who live close to the Eucharist, who have a deep spiritual life,
who work and suffer, yet with a joyful heart;
priests who dedicate each minute of their lives for the salvation of souls and Your Kingdom
Legionaries of Christ
Prayer for Vocations
Lord Jesus, as You once called the first disciples to make them fishers of men,
let your sweet invitation continue to resound: Come follow Me!
Give young men and women the grace of responding quickly to your voice.
Support our bishops, priests, and consecrated people in their apostolic labor.
Grant perseverance to our seminarians and to all those who are carrying out
the ideal of a life totally consecrated to Your service.
Awaken in our community a missionary eagerness. Lord, SEND WORKERS TO YOUR HARVEST
and do not allow humanity to be lost for the lack of pastors, missionaries and people
dedicated to the cause of the Gospel.
Mary, Mother of the Church, the model of every vocation, help us to say
"Yes" to the Lord Who calls us to cooperate in the divine plan of salvation.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" John 11.25,26
Holy Souls Remembrance Prayer
God, our loving Father, hear our humble prayers and console us. As we renew our faith in your Son, Jesus Christ, whom You raised from the dead, we ask that you strengthen our hope that our deceased brothers and sisters (especially n. ) may one day share in your heavenly glory.
Purify these departed loved ones in the fire of your love, and give us the grace to be instruments of that same love here on earth.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Prayer for Those Who Have Died
I commend to You, Gentle and Loving Father (name) and all who have been freed by the power of Your Son from slavery to sin and death. Make haste to bring them to the fullness of life and happiness with You. Purify them from all that is not holy so that they may dwell in the mystery of Your Perfect Love forever. Amen.
Our Father Hail Mary Glory be
May the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
Sacred Heart League
When Discouraged or Depressed
At that time Jesus said, "Father, Lord of heaven and earth! I thank you because you have shown to the unlearned what you have hidden from the wise and learned. Yes, Father, this was how you were pleased to have it happen.
"My Father has given me all things. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him.
"Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit; and you will find rest. For the yoke I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you is light." Matthew 11.25-30
A Prayer for Help
In every need let me come to You with humble trust, saying:
Jesus, help me!
In all my doubts, perplexities, and temptations:
Jesus, help me!
In hours of loneliness, weariness and trials:
Jesus, help me!
In failures, disappointments, troubles and sorrows:
Jesus, help me!
When others fail me, and I need Your grace:
Jesus, help me!
When I am impatient and my cross irritates me:
Jesus, help me!
Always, in spite of my weakness, falls and shortcomings of every kind:
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, help me and never forsake me. Amen
A Prayer in Time of Suffering
Until my healing comes, Lord, give me Your grace so that I may accept my suffering. Give me Your strength so that I will not despair. Give me Your love so that my suffering may bring me closer to You, the origin and source of all love. Amen.
A Prayer for Healing
You invite all who are burdened to come to You.
Allow Your healing hand to heal me.
Touch my soul with Your compassion for others.
Touch my heart with Your courage and infinite love for all.
Touch my mind with Your wisdom that my mouth may always proclaim Your praise.
Teach me to reach out to You in my need and help me to lead others to You by my example
Most loving Heart of Jesus, bring me health in body and spirit that I may serve with all my strength.
Touch gently this life which You have created now and forever, Amen.
Prayer of the Sick
O Heavenly Father, I fold my hands in prayer to You. See in my weakened body and feeble limbs a child in need of Your Fatherly strength and protection. Accept my prayer for what it is - the sincere and humble struggle to rise above the pains and sufferings of life, and to penetrate the glory of Your house. Unite my sufferings and prayer to the prayer of Your Son, Jesus, Who is my Lord and Savior. Amen
For the Sick
Dear Lord, You bore our sufferings and carried our sorrows in order to show us clearly the value of human weakness and patience.
I now turn to You to ask You to heal my soul and my body
I know, Lord, that sin tears away relationships between people and You
But there is no illness and no wound that You cannot heal.
Come and touch me where I am most wounded and afflicted
I believe in Your healing power and I trust and hope that You will hear my request.
Lord, I need Your healing Touch now.
Forgive me for my past hesitations.
I ask with deep conviction for my healing
May I never forget that it is only through Your mercy that my health will return.
O good Master, give me the grace to accept my sufferings with joy.
Let me not forget that You carried the biggest cross just to save us a
And when my sufferings seem unbearable
When I seem to be at the point of despair
Help me Lord to say with all my heart, "Thy will be done" Amen.
(Bible Inspiration: Mark 5:34)
He said to her, "Daughter, it is your faith that has cured you.
Go In peace and be free of this illness."
God of mercy, when I'm sick I often find it hard to pray. So I offer this moment of prayer when I'm well for all those who may now be too weak, too tired or too depressed to pray and to believe at this time in your goodness and mercy. May this be a healing moment for them, as it was for the woman in the Gospel who touched the hem of your garment. Amen.
Prayer of the Sick
Dear Jesus, Healer of the Sick, I turn to You in this time of illness. Alleviate my worry and sorrow with Your gentle love and grant me the grace and strength to accept this burden. I place myself in Your care and humbly ask that You restore Your servant to health again. Above all, grant me the grace to acknowledge Your holy will and know that You love me and are with me in this, my most difficult time. Amen.
Prayer to the Infant of Good Health
Little Child Jesus of Good Health, my only Treasure!
In You alone do I find the consolation I need in the trials and tribulations which beset me.
By the sorrow suffered by Your Most Holy Mother in the prophecy of Simeon, I beseech You, sweet Child, to pour on my disconsolate spirit the sweetness of Your Divine consolations, and to heal the sorrows which afflict my soul. Amen Divine Word Missionaries
Our Lady of Lourdes
Mother of Mercy, health of the sick, refuge of sinners, comforter of the afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. Look with mercy on me. By appearing at the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary, where you dispense your favors. Many of those who suffer have been cured of their infirmities, both physical and spiritual. I come, therefore, with complete confidence to implore your intercession. O loving Mother, if it is God's will, grant my request. In gratitude for your favors, I will endeavor to imitate your virtues, that I may one day share in your glory. Amen
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
To St. Peregrine (the Cancer Saint)
Glorious Wonder Worker, St. Peregrine, you answered the Divine Call with a ready spirit, and forsook all the comforts of the world to dedicate yourself to God in the Order of His Most Holy Mother. You laboured manfully for the salvation of souls and in union with Jesus Crucified, you endured the most painful sufferings with such patience as to deserve to be healed miraculously of an incurable cancer in your leg by a touch of His divine hand. Obtain for me the grace to answer every call of God and fulfill His Will in all the events of life. Enkindle in my heart a continuing zeal for the salvation of souls: deliver me from the infirmities that affect my body (especially . . . . 0 Obtain for me also, a perfect resignation to the sufferings it may please God to send me, so that, imitating our Crucified Savior and His sorrowful Mother, I may merit eternal glory in heaven. Amen.
St. Peregrine, pray for me and for all who invoke your aid (3x)
Trust in the Lord and do good;
live in the land and be safe.
Seek your happiness in the Lord,
and He will give you your heart's desire.
Give yourself to the Lord;
trust in Him, and He will help you;
he will make your righteousness
shine like the noonday sun.
Be patient and wait for the Lord to act;
don't be worried about those who prosper
or those who succeed in their evil plans.
Don't give in to worry or anger; it only leads to trouble.
Those who trust in the Lord will possess the land,
but the wicked will be driven out.
A gentle answer quiets anger, but a harsh one stirs it up.
When Inclined to Doubt God
"Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks will receive, and anyone who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to him who knocks. Would any of you who are fathers give your son a stone when he asks for bread? Or would you give him a snake when he asks for fish? As bad as you are, you know how to give good things to your children. How much more, then, will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!"
Prayer for Priests
Almighty God, look upon the face of Him Who is the eternal High Priest, and have compassion on Your priests in today's world. Remember that they are but weak and frail human beings. Stir up in them the grace of their vocation. Keep them close to You lest the enemy prevail against them, so that they may never do anything in the slightest degree unworthy of their sublime vocation.
O Jesus, I pray for Your faithful and fervent priests; for the unfaithful and tepid ones; for those laboring at home and abroad in distant mission fields; for those who are tempted; for those who are lonely and desolate; for those who are young; for those who are dying; and for those who are in purgatory.
But above all, I recommend to You the priests dearest to me; the priest who baptized me; the priests who absolved me from my sins; the priests at whose masses I have assisted and who gave me Your body and blood in Holy Communion; the priests who instructed me or helped me by their encouragement. I pray devoutly for all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way, in particular for . O Jesus, keep them close to Your heart and bless them abundantly in time and eternity. Amen.
O Mary Queen of the Clergy, pray for us; obtain for us many and holy priests. Amen.
Prayer for Travelers
Let us go forth in peace.
In the name of Christ. Amen.
Minute Meditation: The Lord will guard your coming in and going out both now and forever.
Prayer: Help us, Almighty Father, to walk ever in your ways, and to travel always in your presence. Please be with us on our journey, and protect us from any peril we may meet on the way. Preserve us, Lord, and those who go with us from every evil on the road, and bring us safely home. Through Christ, our Lord, Your Son, we ask this grace. Amen.
May St. Anthony guard and guide you on all your trips, long or short!
Franciscan Mission Associates
Prayers for Couples
Lord, bless those who have chosen to serve You and Your church in married life. Give them the strength to remain true to each other and to their vows. Help them see the importance of the work they do, no matter how unimportant and unappreciated it may seem at times Help them to stand tall as witnesses of Your love and grace. May they lead lives that vividly show Your power alive in the world today. Amen Steve Givens
May the blessing of God, who created you male and female, be with you every day of your journey to become one flesh. May the blessing of God, whose love transforms all things, be with you as you fulfill your vows. And the blessing of God, who inspires all love, be with you. Amen. Vienna Cobb Anderson
Prayer for Teens
Father, watch over all teens and young adults. Help them cope weell with the pressures they feel. Let them experience in you daily the love of an ever-forgiving, understanding mother and father. Give them the courage to stand for what they believe and know to be right. Fill them with faith, hope and love. Amen.
Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus & Immaculate Heart of Mary
Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary, I consecrate my entire self to the Most Holy Love of Your Two Hearts. I wish to make reparation for all the sins of the world, including my own. I offer these things for the love of the hearts of Jesus and Mary.
I will keep my mind on beauty and turn my thoughts from evil things. I will hold my temper and bear the mistakes of others with love and a forgiving heart. I will admit when I am wrong and ask others to forgive me. I will not show off, but remain humble. I will offer up all my sufferings, sickness and hurts. I will seek God's Will, not my own I will show appreciation for the kindness, the blessings that I receive, and thank God for all things. I will do everything in my life for love of God. And I will love others, as God has loved me.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, receive the offering and consecration I now make of myself to You. Keep me faithful unto death Bring me one day to the happy home in heaven I desire to live forever with God the Father and Most Holy Spirit and You my Jesus, together with Your Most Immaculate Mother. Amen.
Consecration to the Holy Spirit
O Holy Spirit, Divine Spirit of light and love, I consecrate to Thee my understanding, my heart and my will, my whole being, for time and eternity. May my understanding be always submissive to Thy heavenly inspirations and the teachings of the Catholic Church, of which Thou art the infallible Guide; may my heart be ever inflamed with love of God and of my neighbor; may my will be ever conformed to the Divine Will, and may my whole life be a faithful imitation of the life and virtues of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to Whom, with the Father and Thee be honor and glory forever. Amen.
O Holy Spirit, sweet Guest of my soul, remain with me, and grant that I ever remain with Thee.
Consecration Prayer (Militia Immaculata)
O Mary Immaculate, we consecrate ourselves to you today, you who are our life, our sweetness and our hope. You know how perilous the times, how often we are tempted to be unfaithful to your Divine Son. We want to avoid sin, but we fail and fall into discouragement. Lift us up when we fail; be with us in moments of darkness when we may think that God has abandoned us. The hard road of following Christ has never been easy. Today it demands heroism. Of ourselves we are weak and useless servants Inspire us to ever seek the truth in charity, to be brave in adversity, to be generous in self-giving.
You who brought the Prince of Peace into the world, give us peace of soul, harmony in our families, and tranquility among the family of nations. Let us radiate peace and joy to all we meet. We entrust ourselves totally to you that the reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus may be established as soon as possible for the greatest honor and glory of God. Amen. (Militia Immaculatae)
The Miracle Prayer
Lord Jesus, I come before you, just as I am. I am sorry for my sins. I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In Your name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce satan, the evil spirits and all their works. I give you my entire self. Lord Jesus, now and forever, I invite You into my life Jesus. I accept You as my Lord, God and Saviour. Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul, and spirit.
Come Lord Jesus, cover me with Your precious blood, and fill ,e with Your Holy Spirit. I love You, Lord Jesus. I praise You Jesus. I thank You Jesus. I shall follow You every day of my life. Amen
Mary my mother, Queen of Peace, St. Peregrine, the cancer saint, all you Angels and Saints please help me. Amen. Servite Fathers
Powerful Hourly Novena (Divine Infant Jesus)
(To be said with child-like confidence at the same time every hour for nine consecutive hours)
O Jesus, Who hast said, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you," through the Immaculate Heart of Thy most holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted: (Think of your intention)
O Jesus, Who hast said, "If you ask the Father anything in my Name, He will give it to you," through the Immaculate Heart of Thy most holy Mother, I humbly and urgently ask Thy Father in Thy name that my prayer be granted: (Intention)
O Jesus, Who hast said, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away," through the Immaculate Heart of Thy most holy Mother, I feel confident that my prayer will be granted: (Intention)
Henry J. Obrien, D.D., Archbishop of Hartford
For the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
O plenteous source of every good and perfect gift, enrich our hearts with the consoling light of Your seven-fold grace. Yes, Spirit of love and gentleness, most humbly do we implore Your assistance! You know our faults, our failings, our necessities, the dullness of our understanding, the waywardness of our affections and perverseness of our will. Therefore, when we neglect to practice what we know, do visit us, we beseech You, with Your grace. Enlighten our minds, O God; purify our desires; correct our wanderings and pardon our omissions, so that by Your guidance, we may live in good conscience and eventually reach the Heaven of eternal peace. This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Special Blessings
Bless my memory, that it may ever recollect You.
Bless my understanding, that it may ever think of You.
Bless my will, that it may never seek or desire that which displeases You.
Bless my body and all its actions.
Bless my heart with all its affections.
Bless me now and at the hour of my death.
Dear Savior, in the days of Your mortal life, You showed Your love and preference for the poor, the lowly, the suffering and the sick. Give solace to those who are in poverty and want; console and strengthen the sick, and bring consolation to those who mourn the loss of dear ones.
Bless in particular, dear Jesus, those who have strayed from the true fold, and lead them back to the haven of peace.
Bless and comfort the missioner, far from home and his loved ones.
Bless the priests laboring in this portion of the vineyard.
Bless us all and grant that as now we are gathered about Your altar, we my one day be gathered about Your throne in heaven. Amen
My Personal Needs
Dear Jesus, most humbly I ask for:
A deep faith, a firm hope and an ardent love for You. I ask this through our loving Mother Mary.
The grace of perseverance until death and the grace of a blessed death in the dearest Lord. The conviction that death is a great step, the most important moment of my life, the beginning of a new life, not the ending of life.
The spirit of prayer, an awareness of God in my life. A sense of sorrow for sin, and a determination to avoid serious sin - even venial sin - so as to keep my soul ever pure in the sight of God.
The grace of peace of soul, arising from trust in God, and from living but one day at a time.
The prudence to leave my life in the hands of God, doing all I can, but remembering that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
The grace of a devotion to the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, the Consoler and the Advocate, the Source of strength, Who comes to me in Baptism - wit faith, hope and love - and in Confirmation, with His gifts of wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, piety, fortitude and fear of the Lord. The grace of love for, and deep devotion to, our Lady, the Mother of the Eucharistic Lord and our spiritual Mother.
The courage to imitate her and depend upon her.
The grace to consecrate myself and my family, my work and my problems to Mary, our Lady of the most Blessed Sacrament. Amen
A Prayer in Time of Need
O Loving Lord, these days I often think of your words: "ASK, and you shall receive; Seek, and you shall fine; Knock , and it shall be opened to you."(John 11:9).
In illness and pain, during monents of anxiety, weakness, and discouragement, I turn to You, Helper of the helpless. You know my every need, but since You said to Ask, Seek, and Knock, I beg You for these very special graces;
Patience to endure suffering,
Courage to accept whatever comes today,
Peace of mind and heart,
Trust in your loving care and those who minister for you,
Gratitude for the gift of Your love and compassion,
Wisdom to use these days of illness to come closer to You who
Comfort in the knowledge that I am not alone :;You are with me.
In the end we shall all be taken up from Death into Life---
From sickness into Strength, from Weakness into Glory, From the narrow bands of Time, into the wide freedom of Eternity.
(St. Cyril of Alexandria)
I asked God for strength that I might achieve...
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things...
I was given infirnity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy...
I was given property, that I might be wise
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men......
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God...
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life...
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things
I got nothing that I asked for, but everything I had hoped for, answered
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were I am among all men, most richly blessed!
Praise the Lord, my soul!
All my being, praise His Holy Name!
Praise the Lord, my soul, and so not forget how kind He is.
He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
He keeps me from the grave and blesses me with love and mercy.
He fills my life with good things, so that I stay young and strong like an eagle.
Is anyone among you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? He should sing praises. Is there anyone who is sick? He should send for the church elders, who will pray for him and rub olive oil on him in the name of the Lord. This prayer made in faith will heal the sick person; the Lord will restore him to health, and the sins he has commited will be forgiven. So then, confess your sins to one another, so that you will be healed. The prayer of a good person has a powerful effect.
Jesus went to Peter's home , and there he saw Peter's mother-in-law
sick in bed with a fever. He touched her hand; the fever left her,
and she got up and began to wait on him.
When evening came, people brought to Jesus many who had demons in them.
Jesus drove out the evil spirits with a word and healed all who were sick.
He did this to make come true what the prophet Isaiah had said, "He himself
took our sickness and carried away our diseases."
WHEN FACING PAIN AND SUFFERING
But to keep me from being puffed up with pride because of the many wonderful things I saw, I was given a painful physical ailment, which acts as Satan's messenger to beat me and keep me from being proud. Three times I prayed to the Lord about this and asked Him to take it away . But his answer was: "My grace is all you need, for my power is greatest when you are weak." I am most happy, then, to be proud of my weaknesses, in order to feel the protection of Christ's power over me. I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and diffuculties for Christ's. For when I am weak, than I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12.7-10
In view of all this, when we say? If God is for us, who can be against us? Certainly not God, who did not even keep back his own Son, but offered Him for us all! He gave us his Son---will he not also freely give us all things? Who will accuse God's chosen people? God himself declares them not guilty! Who then, will condemn them? Not Christ Jesus, who died, or rather, who was raised to life and is at the right side of God, pleading with Him for us! Who ,then, can separate us from the love of Christ? Can trouble do it, or hardship or persecution or hunger or poverty or danger or death? As the scripture says,
"For your sake we are in danger of death at all times;
We are treated like sheep that are going to be
No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us! For I am certain that nothing can separate us from His love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, neither the world below--there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord.