Prayers to St. Joan of Arc

This is where St. Joan was burned on May 30, 1431

St. Joan of Arc, martyr is the patron saint of France. I was fortunate to be able to visit her birthplace Rouen in the past.  Recently I came across two prayers, Prayer in times of trouble and Prayer for Healing which I want to share with all of you.

PRAYER TO SAINT JOAN OF ARC IN TIMES OF TROUBLE

Composed by Andrea Oefinger

SAINT JOAN OF ARC, GIVE ME STRENGTH!

In this, my time of need, I beg thee to come to my aid.

I humbly ask thee to help me bear my trials with honor,

As I remember you in your earthly agonies.

BLESSED JOAN, DUTY BOUND TO GOD, GIVE ME COURAGE!

You who left family and friends to enter into God’s service,

Devout and valiant to uphold righteousness to the end,

While being insulted and harmed by your enemies.

HOLY JOAN, DAUGHTER OF GOD, GIVE ME FORTITUDE!

Help me to prevail in life and death over evil,

While bearing my injuries with the dignity you showed

When wounded in the breast, head, thigh, and heel.

PIOUS JOAN, HELP ME TO BE FEARLESS!

Abandoned by the king you yourself had crowned,

Captured and sold to the highest bidder,

You put your trust in the King of Heaven to deliver you.

VENERABLE JOAN, HELP ME TO BE UNWAVERING IN MY FAITH!

Beaten, bruised, questioned and accused,

You were denied that which you loved most:

Communion, confession, mass and public prayer.

HEROIC JOAN, HELP ME TO UPHOLD JUSTICE!

Imprisoned, neglected, threatened and condemned,

Sentenced to die as a heretic the most cruelest death,

To die by the fire and be raised up in heaven!

GLORIOUS VIRGIN, PLEASE INTERCEDE FOR ME.

Hear this petition and my heartfelt plea.

Pray for me in this, my time of need,

For I believe God will deny you nothing. Amen.

(Here mention you specific request.)

PRAYER TO SAINT JOAN OF ARC FOR HEALING

Composed by Andrea Oefinger

Holy Saint Joan, compassionate to the sick and wounded, who, while on earth, nursed so many back to health, hear me.

You who wished to see no one injured or in discomfort, pray for me and guide me through this difficult time.

Daughter of God, wounded many times in battle, I petition you for healing (here mention your request here) so that I may be better able to serve God in whatever capacity HE wishes. Intercede for me.

It may not be in God’s will for my body to be healed, for my sufferings may help another or my own soul. If my request is not granted, help me to remain strong, and instead be healed emotionally and spiritually. Amen.

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