GREETINGS FROM CARMELA'S CUCINA,
It is that time of year again when I spread the word about the Good Friday Novena that my mother-in-law, Margaret Hobbins gave me when I was a bride, many, many years ago.
Our family says this Novena every Good Friday between the hours of noon and 3:00p.m. These are the hours that it is said that our Lord, Jesus hung on the cross so that we may be saved and enjoy eternal life forever. You must say it 33 times, this is because Jesus was 33 years old when he died to save us.
Please keep in mind that our prayers are always answered, not always the way we want, but they are answered. Over the years, our family prayed this prayer for my sister-in-law Joan, who was very sick and in the hospital for months in a coma, she came out of that coma on Holy Sat. God answered our prayers that year. Today Joan is healthy, beautiful and soon to become a grand-mother. We have prayed for employment and people have gotten jobs and houses have been sold. This is a very powerful prayer.
Please pray this prayer on Good Friday and pass it on to all those who believe in the power of prayer. May God bless you and your family and may your prayers be answered.
Also this year, when our world seems to be a bit up-side-down, please pray the rosary for world peace.
I hope you and your family have a blessed and holy Easter.
God bless you all.
Carmela Tursi Hobbins
GOOD FRIDAY NOVENA
OH MY JESUS, I HUMBLY BEG OF THEE, BY THE MERITS OF THY PRECIOUS BLOOD, BY THEY DIVINE HEART AND BY THY CRUEL DEATH TO ASSIST ME IN MY NECESSITY.
(insert your prayer request here.)
Repeat this prayer 33 times between noon and 3:00 p.m. on Good Friday.
Also pray the rosary between the same hours for the intention of world peace.
And pass this prayer on to all believers.