More than ever I feel the need of having Thee close to me.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
Saturday, 11 June 2011
Prayer for relief from stammering
A little known saint of Holy Mother Church is the Swiss Benedictine monk, St Notker Balbulus. He is the accredited patron saint of all who stammer and stutter and, I guess, those who suffer from any speech defect whatsoever.
The film, The King's Speech has highlighted the plight of those locked into this awful condition (it appears to affect many infants as well as adults).
St Notker, pray for those who stammer
"Notker the Stammerer" as he is known, stammered all of his life but those who suffer from this condition or, who have a loved one with it, may take recourse in this novena prayer.
Petition prayer to St Notker Balbalus - for those afflicted with stammering and stuttering
Dear Lord through the intercession of your beloved follower, St Notker Balbulus we ask for your help in untying the knots that entwine the thoughts, minds and tongues of those afflicted with stammering and uncertainty of speech.
Just as you took mud and spittle to unlock the eyes of the blind so, also, please help …………………in his/her sufferings and bring them to speak freely and unhaltinglyso that they may praise you all their days.
We praise Thee O Christ and adore Thee because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.