The Brazen Serpent Prayer

Moses and the Brazen Serpent – Adriaen van Nieulandt

By Charlie Johnston

In the past week I have been inundated with stories of adverse events from the Covid shots. A woman who got a blood clot in her arm right after the shot, a man whose existing auto-immune disease took a sudden turn for the worse after the shot and several others. The worst was three young people from the same high school class, suddenly developing leukemia a year after graduation – which has sparked a panic in that community. 

Though I am a good month away from having the Brazen Serpent Prayer Cards available, I am going to publish the full prayer for you here today so you can easily print it out right now. 

A formal prayer is a sort of Sacramental – a visible sign of an invisible reality. No formal prayer is of much use if it does not truly signify the heart or, at least, the desired internal trajectory of the heart. Thus, if you throw yourself into reliance on God, but continue to act as if you are still the titan, the lie on your lips about what is in your heart will avail you nothing. If I had put together a great security package to protect myself during my pilgrimage and took great pains to purify all I ate and drank by my own means, I would have been living a deceptively pious lie, saying that I was throwing myself into radical dependence on God while continuing to live complete dependence on my own cleverness. My pilgrimage would have been a fraud instead of an acceptable offering to God.

That does not mean that saying a prayer while you are trying to live it well, but are not yet there, is of no avail. I sometimes think that these prayers are among the most powerful. The cry of the father of the tormented son to the Lord, “I believe, help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24) is one of the most moving prayers in the Gospels, rigorously honest in the confession of his own infirmity and eagerly seeking for it to become fully true in his heart. But a prayer must reflect either the reality of the heart or its true desire. Do not approach formal prayer as if you are trying to learn a magical incantation that will force God to your will. Prayer is to bring your will into alignment with God’s will – and the visible artifacts are to remind YOU what you owe to God, not a dunning note demanding what God must do for you.

Besides helping people with the damages brought on by these shots, I think that even as things grow darker in the world, this is going to set off a sort of Jubilee for those who fully embrace God. I believe many people are going to be physically healed of things completely unrelated to the shot – if they first truly seek spiritual healing and healing of our broken mindsets. 

I have asked Beckita, the editor of this site and my caregiver during the first brutal 23 days of my battle with Covid, to write an account of all the people who helped – and my attitude in extremis. It was much worse than we let on publicly at the time – and many people were deeply concerned that I was not going to make it. I knew the dangers, but I was convinced that if I would be more useful on the other side of the veil, that is where God would take me – and if I would be more useful here, that is where God would leave me. Blessed be the name of the Lord, who works good in all things for those who love Him.

In the second half of my convalescence, Mary and Mark Lapchak cared for me. Midway through my Novena to the Immaculate Conception, I ended taking all Covid-related supplements. At the time, I was getting better, but if I went up and down the staircase, I needed an extended nap. I tried to balance my reliance on God’s natural means and His supernatural means. I’m sure it was sloppy as all things are when you are deciding in the midst of things unfolding. But I stayed consistent to those things I had thought through before and had already made decisions. I tell you this because, as you make your own pilgrim way, you will be uncertain of a lot of decisions you make. Do your best and don’t worry about it. God is not waiting for you to make a mistake to give Him an excuse to smite you. He knows the trajectory of your heart – and will help grow it into real trust in Him as you go. There are still supplements for other things I take. Do not, do not, do not try to perfect the prayer and your actions as if you can get the details just right and force God to do what you want. At confession, my normal act of contrition is to say, “Lord, you know I love you. Have mercy on me, a poor sinner.” Some Priests don’t think that is enough, others think it magnificently simple and powerful. It is what I say unless directed to do otherwise. The thing is, God knows what is best. I don’t. So I bumble along the best I can, trusting that He will help me as I go. I don’t have much patience with “would have, could have, should have” scenarios. What’s done is done and I mainly seek to know, in the moment, what I should do – and use my many failures as opportunities to grow in the moment as I continue my pilgrim way. Jesus, I surrender myself to you. Take care of everything.

Here, then, is the full text of the prayer:

Come, Lord Jesus, purify this food and drink and all I consume in any way. Let it lead me to strength, to apostolate, and to take the next right step; at all times, in all places, and in all situations.

Lord, let me never spurn the abundant natural means you have prepared for us. Let me take the next right step while never petulantly demanding that only Your supernatural means of protection are acceptable to me. Never let my obedient prudence stray into hubris that I know better than You, thus forfeiting the divine protection that is essential to me. Let me use all the tools You have given to discern between good and evil, knowing that I am responsible to you for every decision I ever make and cannot abrogate them to anyone else under the color of authority.

When I err, Lord, show me Your mercy by firmly correcting me and filling me with resolve to get back up and go forward in Your service. When I have done well, give me the grace to minister to Your people who have stumbled, acting as true brothers and sisters in building each other up to strengthen Your Kingdom. Teach me to want what You want, never to attack the freedom You have given all people, but to convince and exhort in unfailing patience and humility. Lead me in a plain path, turning neither to the left out of anger nor to the right out of fear. Create in me a clean heart that I may participate with You in proclaiming Your Kingdom. Lord, You know I love you. Have mercy on me, a poor sinner.


Use it, mean it, live it.


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A lot of people have been worried about whether there will be anybody at their local Church on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. if communications go down. This is because I am consistently telling people to do this. Understand that there are about 350,000 church buildings in the United States. We do not have the means to make arrangements at all, or even a small fraction, of them. Though I am encouraging Regional Coordinators to identify some and spread the word among their regions that these will be key spots, my main purpose in encouraging this is to do something most people can remember while communications are good. It wouldn’t do any good to recommend it if communications were already down. So it is unlikely that we will have your particular Church building covered. We will have some covered – and we will have teams of folks going looking outside Church buildings on Saturday mornings to find people. So, you cast your bread upon the waters – and we will try to work things up to gather more people in and publish means to do so. 

If communication goes out for any length of time, meet outside your local Church at 9 a.m. on Saturday mornings. CORAC teams will be out looking for people to gather in and work with.

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68 thoughts on “The Brazen Serpent Prayer

  1. Thanks be to God and thank you, Charlie, for this prayer. I have said that I pray it each morning and it has become a daily renewal of consecration, for each morning brings a new day to grow ever more deeply in Love with the Lord and His people, to lay all that God has given me before Him at His Throne – acknowledging that HE is the source of any goodness I can bring forth – and then rise, taking up all that He has entrusted to me, wielding these treasures as weapons of His Mercy.

    God DOES knows the depths of each heart, our true desires and intents which motivate our words, behaviors and deeds, even more than do we ourselves… and how He wants us to anchor our hearts in and on Him as our the first and foremost Love, because He knows we can then, by His grace, maintain holy order in our lives, the better to truly love those around us.

    Psalm 139 speaks of this so beautifully:

    You have searched me, LORD,
    and you know me.
    You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
    You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
    Before a word is on my tongue
    you, LORD, know it completely.
    You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain…

    Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
    See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.

    Indeed, “I believe, Lord, help my unbelief.” I DO have faith in You, Lord, and I trust You, even as I hunger for the breadth and length and height and depth of faith that moves mountains and trust that is unshakeable.

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  2. Charlie, this post is beautiful. In a world with so much chaos and darkness, it is full of hope. Thank you for publishing the prayer.

    Happy Palm Sunday and a blessed Holy Week to all!

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  3. “Lord, you know I love you. Have mercy on me, a poor sinner.”

    Yes. This simplicity is me. Thank you for sharing it and the prayer again.

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  4. I often wonder how a critical mass of the public will ever form a consensus that the Covid shots were harmful. Certainly the media will not give airtime to any such reports, and additionally, there’s a heavy stigma associated with criticizing the injections, even at the level of casual conversation. Perhaps in time, it will all just become too obvious to ignore?

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    1. What comes to me, Victura, is the idea: “All that is hidden will be revealed.” And while we’ve been living in a time with huge revealing happening, this too is not linear, I think. When He will, as He will, I just sense that God will allow the fullness of truth to be brought to light concerning the incredible amount of corruption, deceit and lies which have saturated our times.

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    2. Good question, Victura. How did a critical mass ever form around other obvious truths that the devious conspired to hide?

      I am convinced that the truth will always out – even if it takes a long time. Truth is like rock. Conspiratorial lies are like mud caked over those rocks to resemble truth. Time and tide will wash the mud away, but the truth, like a rock, will remain. The officials of the Soviet Union were always right; Hitler was going to infallibly build a new thousand-year empire; bleeding a patient was the way to cure him from illness by getting rid of the bad “humours” in him. All these and many other lies persisted for time, but ultimately perished as more and more people saw and experienced for themselves how pernicious they were. So I am certain that truth will out this time – and that God is going to give it a shove to move it along.

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      1. Actually, Charlie, bleeding when ill has a reason behind it that can make it a valuable approach. I recently read an article on iron stores in the body. We all collect iron over time. Our bodies don’t really have a good way to get rid of iron, so it builds up as we age. Excess iron can feed bacterial and parasitic infections. The author, a doctor, said that whenever he feels bad, he goes to the phlebotomist and has a bunch of blood taken out, and he states this invariably helps him feel much better. I think the reason is that the infection is fed by available iron in the blood and intercellular spaces, so giving blood removes a significant amount of the immediately available iron that is being used by the infecting organism, causing its numbers to decrease and become less energetic, so the body has time to get the infection under control.

        So after all these years where we have been saying that bleeding patients was always an act of ignorance and superstition, I find there is actual biological evidence for its efficacy against infections. It’s just that you can use it so that it becomes too much of a good thing and works harm if you do it too much at once.

        One of the best ways to limit and postpone the negative effects of aging is to give blood regularly all your life, so that your iron stores stay low. I gather that’s why women have fewer heart attacks and other issues later in life than men do – they have lower iron stores by age level.

        So you’ll have to take the comment about bad “humours” out of your list as fake. Turns out there’s some rocky truth to it after all – Sorry! 😀 😀

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        1. As almost always, Steve, I learn something new from you – even when you learn something from me. I love it.

          I just recently got copied on a piece of analysis of my piece, …And Rumors of War, by a bona fide expert on Russian history. It was very complimentary, except for one major error it pointed out: In part, it read: “”Had Soviet rule not deformed traditional national boundaries, many of the ongoing troubles in that region would never have been sparked. Kiev is not only an historical Russian city: it is the city where Russia was founded in 988 A.D.”

          Nope. It’s the other way around. Rus (= Ruthenians) founded Russia… and Belarus and Ukraine. That “Rus” is “Russia” is Russian propaganda, though it was standard fare in textbooks for many decades because modern historical inquiry developed very late (mid-19th c.), and by the time historians got into this part of Europe the Bolsheviks had shut down access to academic research. Textbooks always lag behind, and non-expert secondary sources reflexively and uncritically regurgitate what is most familiar on their way to writing about their area of concentration. There was a kingdom founded called Rus centered in Kiev, hence the term “Kievan Rus.” This was not Russia. It is older than Russia by half a millennium. You could more accurately call it “Kievan Ruthenia” in English.

          So I will going back to the drawing board on the founding of Russia and studying about the Ruthenians from whom three nations, including Russia, were founded. I may, ultimately, disagree with the gentleman, but he has opened my eyes to something I did not know except for conventional, traditional treatments – that bears much deeper examination. I am excited.

          Now if you’ll excuse me, it is time for me to go be bled 🙂

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          1. 😀 😀

            You know, I think we’re all going to find out a lot of history has been incorrectly taught or even deliberately distorted, by the time we get through these messy times.

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        2. Steve, that makes sense and I have heard over the years that it’s beneficial to donate blood. That is probably one reason why metal detox is advised; it just came up in the Health Freedom Summit (and there must be a lot more in the body that needs detox).

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          1. You’re right, Annie. All of us, particularly those whose detox pathways are less efficient, have possibly built up sizable levels of heavy metals, aluminum and iron. Most of those can be chelated out of the body, and I’ve done a lot of that, particularly for mercury and lead. Unfortunately, iron and aluminum don’t really respond to those chelators. The body doesn’t really have detoxing pathways for iron or, interestingly, calcium. I’ve heard of an experimental chelator called Irminix as something that *can* chelate iron, but it is not yet available. So insofar as iron is concerned, donating blood or using therapeutic phlebotomy are really the only way to get rid of iron reliably.

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              1. MVIslander, the guideline is once a quarter. If you cannot donate blood, you can do therapeutic phlebotomy monthly or quarterly. Iron is a very complex subject. In its simplest, you need 5,000 mg of it in your body (adjusted a bit by weight), and you accumulate 1 mg a day. I’m 71, so I now have 25,000 mg in me and collect an additional 360 mg each year, and I could get rid of 1,000 mg a year if I donated quarterly (which removes 250 mg/pint). If I keep my overall inflammation level low through anti-inflammatories, I can tolerate more iron before problems start showing up, but at some point they will show. So this is a lifelong commitment. The nice thing is that it is known that people who give blood live longer and are healthier compared to matched controls. However, it is not convenient at all. Few people do it. It’s very difficult for me to give a pint of blood all at once, so I’m trying to find info on therapeutic phlebotomy for smaller, more frequent takes. I’m also always on the lookout for oral iron chelators that actually are effective, but so far have not found any that appear to actually work and which are available for use.

                I hope that all helps. For what it’s worth, I think the iron issue will finally come up for addressing once the current Pharma System has collapsed. We may actually see some real progress on many fronts, including this one.


                  1. Thankful, that’s an interesting question. First, it looks like you might still be trying to get rid of some residual spikes. Taking some IVM, and/or some black seed oil and quercetin and zinc, fucoidan, and bromelain might help get rid of that detritus (check my website for products and links in “Stuff I Like”). One thing I’m wondering is if the body uses the scalp and hair as a detoxing mechanism, and that perhaps one of the reasons people have some hair fall out after Covid (or the vaxxx) is due to this detoxing overwhelming the hair follicles temporarily. My understanding is that the hair eventually grows back as the detox pathway involved gets cleaned up.

                    However, in your case Covid appears to have deranged your iron processes in a way I have recently heard of, which is a deficiency of *copper*. I just learned that Copper is critical for the body to handle iron and oxygen and keep them in balance and operating through the mitochondria properly and without creating too many inflammatory molecules. The spike protein definitely harms the mitochondria, causing cells to age and sometimes die.

                    So I’d like to suggest you run an experiment and keep us posted on the results. Buy a nano-copper liquid product here:

                    or the smaller version, and take at least 2 and preferably 3-4 teaspoons a day for a month and see what happens to your hair. Hair is slow to change, so be patient. It might take 6 or even 8 weeks to see anything, though my hope is it will show noticeable effects within 2-3 weeks.

                    Reports are that hair darkens but not necessarily that Covid-damaged hair grows back. However, the copper should help your mitochondria reset themselves and begin to work better, at which point the quieted hair follicles could/should begin to grow again, we hope sooner than they normally would recover. Also, if you have a copper deficiency and this product gives you what you need, you should experience a significant improvement in your daily energy level as well.


    3. Hard to say, but I just read a book tracing the history of the small-city heroin epidemic in the US, the one that the producer of OxyContin was sued for. We had a solid decade+ of deception and ignorance around the addictiveness of this particular opiate, from pharmaceutical companies, doctors and regulators nationwide. It was a combination of old-fashioned greed, bad science and wishful thinking that blinded us to the problem. It wasn’t even on the radar until opiate overdoses started to overtake car accident deaths as number one killer of young people. The I guess the answer to the question is that it can take a very long time before the obvious actually becomes common knowledge.

      Related to that is an interesting video I saw on the difference between public knowledge, private knowledge and common knowledge. Private knowledge is that knowledge that is possessed by one people or group of people (i.e. family secrets, trade secrets, classified data). Public knowledge is that knowledge that is available to the public and known by many or most, but most people don’t “know that everyone else knows” so they self-censor. The opiate death reality was available to anyone who was paying attention to the available information or affected by it directly/indirectly. Common knowledge is that knowledge which “everyone knows that everyone else knows”. The heroin epidemic didn’t become common knowledge until parents and local leaders started speaking out, years into the problem. The media and government’s game is not to keep private knowledge from being public because that’s just too difficult to maintain. Their strategy is to keep public knowledge from becoming common knowledge by using essentially psychological warfare on us all: gaslighting, ignoring, ad hominem attacks, begging the question, etc.

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    4. This article explains how impossible it is to refute the massive indoctrination:

      ..“No matter how unsafe the vax is, it will be mandated because people BELIEVE it is the only way to stop COVID. And nothing is going to change this belief due to cognitive dissonance effects.”

      …“This is why we ignore all the scientific evidence because it must be wrong! It goes against what we’ve been told!” Kirsch further writes.

      “So when the science says ‘don’t get the vax and masks don’t work,’ it doesn’t matter, because it goes against what we were told. Science is no match for our belief systems.”

      To accept what true science actually says is to go against the prevailing narrative, which for many people is never going to happen. Even when they can see with their own eyes that something is wrong, they will continue to believe the “authorities.”

      Even the “old” science that supports the notion that vaccines might be harming immunity has been tossed out the window in favor of the new Tony Fauci “science,” which shifts with the wind to always back the agenda.

      “The new science is whatever Dr. I Am Science says now,” wrote one of Kirsch’s newsletter readers.

      “A few decades ago, anyone claiming to be Science would have been locked in an asylum. Now we have him control a pandemic he and his minions created. Seems like we have entered a new Dark Ages in this century.”

      Another person pointed out that the progressive immune damage theory is seen even in the health outcome variance between the double- and triple-injected. Those who get a “booster” end up faring much worse, on average, than those who stop at just one or two shots…

      The latest news about Fauci Flu injections can be found at

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  5. Thank you for this post, Charlie! I printed out this prayer months ago and have prayed it every morning for my family and all those I love who have taken this shot. Lord, have mercy!

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  6. Might you consider reading that wonderful prayer for a y.t. video (with script visible) for the public that may ‘accidentally’ stumble upon it and be just what they need that day. Your friendly grandfatherly voice would no doubt be encouraging and comforting to the downtrodden.

    And a 30 sec. clip involving squirrels for a Sunday smile (the son posted that 7 routinely come around now getting plump due to mom’s tender heart).

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    1. I’m sorry, Maggie! I thought Contemplative Gramma shared the video. 🙄
      It is excellent and I love it that they come to the window and ring the bell.😍
      God bless, katey in OR🙏🏽💜✝️

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  7. TY Charlie! I must have missed something because I did not understand that this was the Brazen Serpent Prayer, the one you gave us all along. How perfect and delightful it is so. I can’t wait to purchase some cards.

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  8. Thank you for this prayer. I will recommend it to people who are in need.

    There are certainly not enough CORAC members in NE PA to meet at any local church. I do not think this will work for many people. As far as I can see we are all spread out over great distances.

    I have recommended the organization to people who would likely join. So far no luck. But one never knows what the near future holds.

    It surely sounds like you had a very bad time with Covid. We are all so glad that you made it through and are now feeling well.

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    1. Judith, it is not meant to be a comprehensive solution. This is like the story of the thousands of starfish beached on the shore. Two fellows were walking. One was picking up starfish as he went and tossing them back into the sea – while hardly making a dent in all of them. His friend asked why he was doing it, since in the end it would make no difference. The man picked up another starfish, tossed it back into the sea and said, “It made a difference for that one.”

      This is something people who read it can remember if a time comes where you can’t get the word out. We will have people checking out churches on Saturdays. Even if we are successful, it will barely make a dent. But I am convinced going to a Church will make a lot of difference to a lot of people – even if they are only met by curious people wondering what they are doing and no CORAC people. Do it every week, and a few curious folks will turn out to see what the few people there are doing. Yes, it is like tossing starfish into the ocean – but it will make a difference to some…and those folks will help make a difference for even more.

      So I’ll keep tossing my starfish – and if someone comes up with a better way, I will eagerly adopt that. But I will not despair of helping anyone just because I can’t help everyone.

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      1. Of course, if this plan helps one single person, that is good. I have given more invitations to join CORAC this week. Whenever I find like minded individuals, I make the recommendation. I appreciate all that you do.! I am sure that our numbers will grow….By the way, I have been planning for years for the unthinkable. (Though I have not thought of everything, I have done what I can, and pray that Christ will fill in the rest, or enlighten me at the time. Most of what I do is for my loved ones because without my meds, I might not be well.) I have not joined any of the online classes because at this time of year I am exhausted. Of course, I am getting older and I am still working full time. I often fall asleep in the chair when I arrive home. I am just keeping up with daily life. … I hope that you will have the recordings available for a later date. I thank your for your thoughtful replay.


  9. Charlie,
    Thank-you, as I have stated previously, I pray this daily.
    I knew you were sick and that you were hallucinating and so I figured “very sick.” I prayed daily that Our Lady of Grace would intercede for your healing according to God’s will. I am so very glad that you are now healed and have antibodies to this unpredictable virus. Some of us got “cold symptoms”…twice! And we never took a test to see if it was for sure, but there is something confirming about losing one’s taste and smell for an extended period of time. My husband still coughs since the second bout. We are otherwise doing well and enthusiastic about stepping up to the plate, as it were, and take whatever responsibility planned for us.
    Praying daily for all here, katey in OR

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  10. I’m sorry, but I’m a bit confused about this prayer. How do you use it, Charlie, in your daily life or weekly life? How does this apply specifically to Covid and the vaxxx? The brazen serpent was a *thing* people looked at and were instantly cured of a specific problem. This is a prayer. Is it like the Miraculous Healing prayer, say it once about a Covid illness you have or if you’ve had a vaxxx jab? Pray it daily for, well, just because?

    What if I’m doing OK and haven’t been vaxxxed but have family members or friends who have been vaxxxed and I am praying that they not get symptoms or if they do have symptoms, that those symptoms improve or heal? Is it better to use the Miraculous Healing prayer for them and give the problem to God that way?

    I’m not trying to figure out “the formula” here, but I know there are guides to using the Miraculous Healing prayer for specific requests in order to help the user learn to let go and trust God. I can use that prayer for others easily. This one seems only for personal matters or more like a training of my mind and heart to simply do what I can and leave the rest to God in a general way. Kind of like the 12-Step prayer in a way. Is this just a more complicated way to say, “Acknowledge God and take the next right step”?

    I apologize for my obtusity on this, but I’m just not getting why or how this is connected to the brazen serpent approach to healing and I’m just not getting this. It’s not clicking. LOL, maybe I need to do something unAmerican and read the user manual! 🙂

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    1. “This is a prayer. Is it like the Miraculous Healing prayer, say it once about a Covid illness you have or if you’ve had a vaxxx jab? Pray it daily for, well, just because?”

      I was wonderring something similar STEVEBC, is it a specific tool or a swiss army knife? In my experience, a daily prayer is better kept to the size of Hail Mary or St. Micheal prayer.

      My guide in these times has been Matt 7:7-8, I know I will come up short in these times despite my best efforts, my health, skills, & mind are gifted to me by God, I am nothing without God.

      7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

      I’m one of those poor squirrels trying to build his nest in the tree for winter, but lacking the skills to get it done.

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    2. I love this, Steve: you seem as baffled about this prayer as I often am when you explain something about computers to me!

      The prayer, as most formal prayers are, is good on its own and helps us to focus on things that will help us rely on God with more trust and docility. It was triggered specifically for this occasion – but is useful on many more. Alas, there is no schematic to explain it. It is what it is and will have value or will not – depending on how it affects your disposition. But your conundrum made my day. Don’t over-analyze it. Just use it, whatever the circumstances – and whenever you want.

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      1. Hahahaha! Charlie, that’s a good reply. 😀

        I’ve been praying it occasionally already and finding that my thoughts go toward the TNRS approach when I do, so for that alone, it’s worthwhile as a contemplative vehicle.

        I once read a science fiction book I picked up at a local used good store. At the end, I found a previous owner had written a note as a kind of review of the book, and it left me in stitches. He wrote, “The beginning and the end were great, but the middle was far too long.” So I can pray, “Acknowledge God, take the next right step and be a beacon of hope to those around me” or I can read this longer prayer and get the same message, so the beginning and end are great but the middle is far too long, *unless* I can find additional help in the middle of this longer prayer. And I do find that it highlights certain aspects of the TNRS prayer that are not obvious in that shorter prayer. So I’m going to take your advice that this longer prayer “helps us to focus on things that will help us rely on God with more trust and docility” and see where that leads me over time, particularly when I find myself in very confusing times or dealing with difficult/confusing illnesses in myself or in others.

        Thank you. 🙂

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      2. “It was triggered specifically for this occasion – but is useful on many more.” “Don’t over-analyze it. Just use it, whatever the circumstances – and whenever you want.”

        Cool, I’ve been over-analyzing everything too…

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  11. I recognize that prayer, Charlie, and I wrote it down on October 13, 2021 ~ the 104th anniversary of the penultimate day of the apparitions at Fatima.

    Pondering the power and meaning of all of this ~
    Sister Bear

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  12. ” I don’t have much patience with “would have, could have, should have” scenarios. What’s done is done and I mainly seek to know, in the moment, what I should do – and use my many failures as opportunities to grow in the moment as I continue my pilgrim way. Jesus, I surrender myself to you. Take care of everything.”
    Thank you for this reminder, Charlie. It’s very pertinent to my own situation and something I work hard on not mulling over at length.

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  13. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    Pastor Coverstone worth a watch:

    Rip Victims!
    One would think that a Shooting Range would be the last place Robbery/Murder would occur.
    I read of a Gun Club robbery 10+ years ago and since then I “carry” a back-up gun if on Shotgun, Rifle or Pistol Range …….. Churches were considered safe once too ;-(


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      1. Mick mike n I watched Tucker Carlson Tonight on this. Apparently Shanghai is a very affluent area but the people there are into “freedom & rights,” and so their government (can you really call them a government) has locked them down to shut them up!!! They are starving for their stand on freedom . If you get a chance watch the first half hour of Tucker April 11, 2022! They are beginning to lock us down now again beginning in Pennsylvania due to the upcoming primaries! 😩 ugh

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  14. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … PM 😉

    HullyGee!! I wonder how much China/Ukraine $$$ ended up in Ol’ Valerie’s “Offshore” Bank Account!?/

    Naughty Word Alert but this Guy Gets-It!


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  15. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … 😉

    Divided Church ;-(

    Lord Obammy Promised to Transform America in 08 and we are now in his (PuppetMaster’s) 3rd Term ;-(
    NOT to WORRY!! We are importing Millions of hungry & illiterate Undocumented Democrats that will … ;-( …. Oh!! You can double any Inflation figures coming outta DC and still have a “conservative” figure!!

    Great Idea, ChinaJoe!!! World facing Famine so let’s turn Corn into fuel ….. instead of Oil, Natural Gas & Nuclear ;-(

    Not long ago I thought NewsTarget was Alex Jones Far-Out … NOT NOW!!

    I don’t have all the facts but I truly believe, like I always have, that The USA has no business in European Business anymore! I also believe WE are being lied to by everyone!!
    The Usual Suspects (US/EU), that despise Thee/Me and all we hold dear, are hellbent on getting US embroiled in Ukraine …. AND have US pretend that China & Iran are NOT problems.
    Russians & Pals are broad casting their vrsion of the “Truth”!
    PRAY & Get Ready!!


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  16. FYI. Our St. Paul MN police recent contact. Rules have changed.
    Our pickup truck was stolen. A neighbor saw it and called 911. Truck took off when cops showed up. Cops did not chase it. Cops warned us not to confront the thief…letters with his name and address as well as hockey IDs for his three kids were found in the recovered totaled vehicle. Another incident: Video showed a porch package thief who was readily identified. No police action either. “Cops do not follow such things. We are down 80 men,” a cop said.
    They did respond to a shooting a block away: one killed, 4 injured. We had been using the pickup truck to bring furniture to needy neighbors. Don’t know who the shooter was yet.

    What a wake up call for us! As a retired junior high teacher (back doing a maternity leave for a young teacher) I know if I let the least infraction slide, chaos is never far behind. Cops never taught 7th grade boys.

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  17. It seems snakes are more involved than one would imagine. At least according to the latest interview with Dr. Bryan Ardis on the Stew Peters show. 45 minutes long. He claims that COVID19, Remdesivir and the shots all contain snake venom. Very interesting. Imitation of the snake bites of the Israel people in the desert.

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    1. Snake Venom!?
      I’ve read over the years that snake venom has been used in pharmaceuticals but I, still, have NO doubt that ChinaPlague is a Bio-warfare Agent that was further politically weaponized to steal elections and see how much Citizen Control THEY could get away with it is very Scary as we look back over the past two years…… Especially in DC & Blue States!!
      I also have NO doubt that Snake Satan is involved ;-(

      PS: We can rescind Title 42 ’cause Covid is not a Border Problem and encourage Illegal Alien Invasion but Ya still have to wear a mask on de Plane or in Blue State Schools………


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    2. As a matter of observation, I have seen more snakes in the past year than I have seen in the rest of my entire life, and I’ve been stomping around the wilds and the desert for a very long time. Not because I was lax in observing before, but because these snakes are hard to miss –– right in my path. Loads of hissing Mojave rattlers and other varieties. Adds a whole new dimension to NRS’n!

      The world mirrors go’ins on in the spiritual realm.

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      1. That’s an interesting observation, MP! My husband and I had a spine-chilling experience, but with a rat. About two and a half years ago, we started praying Fr. Ripperger’s Auxilium Christianorum prayers. Our very first day, we prayed a “perimeter” prayer and in the middle of that prayer (which is to expel all evil from the perimeter of your home), a big rat raced out of nowhere and ran under our fence to the neighbor’s yard. We sat there stunned because rats are not common in our suburban neighborhood. Needless to say, we have prayed those prayers daily ever since!

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        1. Ha! A practical, alternate approach to praying the rats and other vermin into your neighbors yard is to get yourself a good dog that likes to hunt. My trail dog, a Chihuahua, is known around here as “Terror of Desert Rats!”

          Interesting history… the Aztecs bred them to be used in ancient rituals, ascribing to them a mystical quality. Then after Our Lady of Guadalupe showed up, sensible more faithful people bred them for hunting stuff like rates and mice around the home. Praying and doing!

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    3. Littleone, I watched most of that video the other day (on Stew Peters’ Rumble) and it’s mind boggling. But that keeps happening with all the things we’re learning, doesn’t it?! I need to watch it again fully, but I’m not sure if it’s actually venom or the biological equivalent based on a formula. The video goes into some complicated info and screen shots that don’t stay up for long. At any rate it’s a doozy!! Amazing parallel isn’t it?!


      1. There is a another series of three videos where Dr. Ardis hours point by point with Mike Adams.

        It’s on Brighteon. Much easier to understand because he goes point by point.

        It all reminds me of what SteveBC has said- the spike protein is COVID and COVID is the spike protein. The spike, I believe is a prion protein. It fits with Dr. Ardis theory.

        There’s truth in there somewhere. He does connect it spiritually too. When all is revealed we will be astounded.


        1. I definitely agree, LittleOne, that once we look back on all this, we will be astounded at what was truly happening. Yes, as far as I can tell, the spike is at least capable of creating prion proteins and may devolve into one itself. Since the spleen, when overwhelmed by an influx of spike proteins after a vaxxx jab, will create exosomes containing spikes and send some of them up the vagus nerve into the brain, the stories of rapid-onset Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s and so on in 2021 is something that is more than concerning.


    4. LittleOne, I have not watched the video, despite having several people send it to me. This is one of those things that needs to be viewed with skepticism and patience.

      Early on, someone identified a snake toxin genetic sequence in the spike protein, and I highlighted that in my papers on C19 and the vaxxxines, because many of the problems we were seeing in C19 patients could be mirrored by snake venom. Since then, at least 10 more potentially negative gene sequences have been found in the spike protein, including HIV.

      Having a genetic sequence in the spike is not the same as finding actual snake venom in the shots. I don’t think there is enough snake venom milked from snakes in the whole world to do this. Further, I gather that Remdesivir kills in a particular way, by causing the kidneys to fail. Snake venom causes all sorts of problems, so why didn’t those issues show up for Remdesivir users?

      My own feeling is that the spike protein is entirely capable of causing all the problems we see and does not need added snake venom to create additional problems. Whether that is true because of the genetic venom sequence in the spike or because the spike itself is fully capable of it, I don’t know. However, in response to the video, someone on Twitter wrote an intriguing thread that posits a better explanation for the kind of damage you might see from venom. I cannot be certain this is correct, but it does explain the danger involved when neutrophils infiltrate tissues of various kinds, something which *is* known to occur when spikes get loose in the body:

      At the moment I am very cautious about this video and its claims. Sorting out what claims are true and which are not is going to take some time.

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      1. My initial sense of intrigue has turned to eye rolling disgust. Good heavens. Dr. Ardis has done some very great work in getting good treatment options to people suffering from covid. However, his convoluted thinking and reasoning via putting together “clues” to which he attaches meaning makes the right look more crazy than the left in Dr. Ardis’ latest theory.

        Here’s just one example which makes a mockery of researching to draw conclusions. (I think the creepy music in the background was an added element of drama to convince us of how serious and shockingly revelatory are Dr. Ardis’ conclusions.)

        Reminds me of a favorite game I used to play with first graders. We’d all gather round in a circle with one child in the middle who would present some action or motion during the singing of the lyrics, “What can you do, Punchinella, Punchinella?” which the kids comprising the circle would copycat while further singing, “We can do it too, Pumchinella, Punchinella.”

        And so it is with Dr. Ardis’ game. We, too, can pull up a thesaurus, come up with various meanings of words and develop a theory about anything and everything under the sun based on playing with words. Oi. That ain’t good research.

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      2. I defer to you SteveBc. You are much more informed than I. I really appreciate your feedback.

        In these days we have to be cautious about any information that comes out. Even if we hope to agree with it somehow.

        Though, I think he maybe right about Remdesiver. Even if he’s wrong we know that early treatment and staying out of the hospital is best. And that I learned from you!

        Thank you!

        I wonder, are people still getting COVID now?


        1. LittleOne, the possibility of extra poisons being put into a Remdesevir treatment would not surprise me. Certainly the C19 vaxxxes have a lot of extra stuff in them, which provides a clear precedent. It just appears that those given that drug in the hospital die of a specific outcome known to be caused by Remdesevir, which means that the treatments don’t appear to have anything extra in them. The Remdesevir is sufficient unto itself, apparently.

          Early treatment and staying away from hospitals remain the route to go on, indeed. Yes, there are more cases happening and some early-stage attempts by the CDC and Fauci to put us all back on masks and distancing. I saw yesterday that the silly masking requirement for public transport is extended to May 3 while the Powers evaluate the recent rise in cases (whatever!). Let’s hope this time that we all can just ignore all that stupid stuff.

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  18. What Jesus said to Luisa in 1922:
    “April 12, 1922
    Sin breaks the current of Love, and opens the current of Justice.
    As I was in my usual state, my sweet Jesus made Himself seen all afflicted, almost in the act of giving
    course to Justice, but as though forced by creatures themselves. I prayed Him to withhold the scourges, and He
    told me: “My daughter, between Creator and creature there is nothing but currents of Love. Sin breaks these
    currents and opens the current to Justice. My Justice defends the rights of my offended Love, of my broken
    Love between Creator and creature; and making Its way into their midst, It would want to reunite this broken
    Love. Ah! If man did not sin, my Justice would have nothing to do with the creature. But as guilt begins, my
    Justice places Itself on the way. Do you think that I wanted to strike man? No, no; on the contrary, it grieves Me
    – it is hard for Me to touch him. But he himself forces Me to, and induces Me to strike him. You, pray that man
    may mend his ways; so Justice, quickly reuniting the current of Love, will be able to withdraw.”

    Click to access VOLUME-14.pdf


  19. Hi everyone. I have commented before but not often. I am also a CORAC member. In the Twin Cities here in Minnesota we have an amazing small theatre that is run by a Catholic couple. They have 2 plays that are now available to rent for virtual enjoyment. “Lolek” is about the early life of St. John Paul II. “Frassatti” is about Blessed Giorgio Frassatti. I attended both of these and loved them so much. The impact of each is still with me. It is alot about courage in the face of communism. A favorite priest of mine, Father Mike Schmitz, said at a conference 8 years ago, “In America we have everything except for one thing. We don’t have courage.” I have never forgotten that. If you are interested, the site to look for the virtual performances is God bless all of you.

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  20. Just back from the film, Fr. Stu. It was wonderful. Notice it’s “based on a true story” and there was some creative license taken – including the ordination which was totally changed in location, Bishop and fellow seminarian who was actually ordained with Stu that day – but by and large it was accurate.

    Here’s a great authentic piece about Fr. Stu’s life:

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    1. We read the piece last night. I did not know about Fr. Stu before. His life is very encouraging and spreads such hope! TY for sharing this.

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  21. A further thought on “magical thinking”.

    The term “God’s perfect timing” gets used & abused a lot. God may time some things, but more often that not “perfect timing” is confused for “window of opportunity” which is usually dependent on a person’s or peoples’ free will, and there’s nothing perfect about person’s free will. “Perfect timing” seems to be a destiny or fate mindset.

    In a nutshell, there would be a lot more “windows of opportunity” open a lot sooner and more often if more people chose to work with God instead of against God, and what a wonderful world it would be!

    I find using the term “God’s perfect timing” just simply lay’s the blame on the poor person who is struggling with their situation, when the truth is, we live in a imperfect world where people rebel against God, and it’s that rebellion that causes most of life’s problems.

    And yes, I was bored tonight and chose to think about something else besides the world’s problems.


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