prayer to st john of god for heart patients

Prayer to St. John of God for Heart Patients

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If you suffer from any illness, especially heart disease, pray this prayer to St. John of God for heart patients.

St. John of God (1495-1550), was a Portuguese soldier, who eventually became a healthcare worker.

On Saint Sebastian’s day, he had a major conversion after hearing a sermon from his contemporary, St. John of Avila (not to be confused with St. John of the Cross).

St. John of God eventually gained a small group of dedicated followers that he organized into the Order of Hospitallers, who was approved by the Holy See in 1572, as the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God. They cared for the sick in countries all around the world.

The order still remains today, operating in over 300 hospitals and centers.

Why is St. John of God the Patron Saint of Heart Patients?

Some accounts say that John died from pneumonia he developed, after plunging into a river to save a young man from drowning.

Many more say that he died of heart disease, one that he may have developed after plunging into the river.

If you are suffering from any illness, especially heart disease, please pray the Prayer to St John for Heart Patients.

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Prayer to St. John of God for Heart Patients & All Sick Patients

Prayer to St. John of God

Saint John of God, I honor thee as the Patron of the Sick, especially of those who are afflicted by heart disease.

I choose thee to be my patron and protector in my present illness. To thee I entrust my soul, my body, all my spiritual and temporal interests, as well as those of the sick throughout the world.

To thee I consecrate my mind, that in all things it may be enlightened by faith above all in accepting my cross as a blessing from God; my heart, that thou doth keep it pure and fill it with the love for Jesus and Mary that burned in thy heart; my will, that like thine, it may always be one with the Will of God.

Good Saint John, I honor thee as the model of penitents, for thou didst receive the grace to give up a sinful life and to atone for thy sins by untiring labors in behalf of the poor and sick.

Obtain for me the grace from God to be truly sorry for my sins, to make atonement for them and never again offend God.

Aid me in mastering my evil inclinations and temptations, and in avoiding all occasions of sin.

Through thine intercession may I obtain the grace from Jesus and Mary to fulfill faithfully all the duties of my state of life and to practice those virtues which are needful for my salvation.

Help me to belong to God and Our Lady in life and in death through perfect love. May my life, like thine, be spent in the untiring service of God and my neighbor.

Since Holy Mother Church also invokes thee in her prayers for the dying, I beg thee to be with me in my last hour and pray for me.

As thou didst die kneeling before a crucifix, may I find strength, consolation and salvation in the Cross of my Redeemer, and through His tender mercy and the prayers of Our Lady, and through thine intercession, attain to eternal life.

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