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Prayers

Prayer should be part of our daily life. It helps us maintian our Relationship with Jesus. Through prayer we can give thanks, ask for favors and simply give glory to God. We can even just talk to Him the way we would anybody else. These are wrote prayers that may help you on your pilgrimage in this life.

Below are some common prayers and devotions Catholics should know.

The Glory Be

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

The Angel of God

 

Angel of God, my guardian dear, To whom God’s love commits me here, Ever this day, be at my side, To light and guard, Rule and guide.  Amen.

 

The Hail Mary

 

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death. Amen.

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/mary3.htm#ixzz1bpvBTxTF

 

The Our Father

 

Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/pater2.htm#ixzz1bpvIZDnu

The St Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/michael.htm#ixzz1bpvPnd4a

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Act of Contrition

O, my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended thee, and I detest all my sins because of thy just punishments; but most of all because I have offended thee, My God, who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of thy grace, to do my penance, to sin no more, and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.

 

Act of Faith

O my God. I firmly believe that you are one God in three divine persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I believe that your divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches because you have revealed them, who can neither deceive nor be deceived. Amen.

 

Act of Hope

O my God, relying on your almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon for my sins, the help of your grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer. Amen.

 

Act of Love

O my God, I love you above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because you are all good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of you. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured. Amen.

 

Come Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.

V. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.

R. And you shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray. O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy his consolations, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

 

Eternal Rest

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their sould, and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

 

In Paradisum

May the angels lead you to paradise, May the martyrs receive you at your coming and conduct you to the holy city, Jerusalem. May choirs of angels recieveyou, and may you with LKazarus, who was once poor, have rest everlasting. Amen.

 

Grace Before Meals

Bless us O Lord, and these thy gofts, which we have received from thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Grace after Meals

We give thee thanks, Almighty God, for all the benefits, who live and reign for-ever. Amen

 

Fatima Pardon Prayer

My God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love thee! I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love thee.  (3 times)

 

Angel of Fatima; Reparation Prayer

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the Tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.

 

Come Holy Spirit, come

Come Holy Spirit; come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your well beloved spouse. Amen

 

 

Payer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

 

The Prayer of St Thomas Aquinas;Thanksgiving After Mass

Lord, Father all-powerful and ever-living God, I thank You, for even though I am a sinner, your unprofitable servant, not because of my worth but in the kindness of your mercy, You have fed me with the Precious Body & Blood of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that this Holy Communion may not bring me condemnation and punishment but forgiveness and salvation. May it be a helmet of faith and a shield of good will. May it purify me from evil ways and put an end to my evil passions. May it bring me charity and patience, humility and obedience,
and growth in the power to do good. May it be my strong defense against all my enemies, visible and invisible, and the perfect calming of all my evil impulses, bodily and spiritual. May it unite me more closely to you, the One true God, and lead me safely through death to everlasting happiness with You. And I pray that You will lead me, a sinner, to the banquet where you, with Your Son and holy Spirit, are true and perfect light, total fulfillment, everlasting joy, gladness without end, and perfect happiness to your saints. grant this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

The Anima Christi

 

Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from Christ’s side, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints
and with Thy angels
Forever and ever
Amen

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/anima2.htm#ixzz1bpvwMM5Z

A Night time Prayer

Lord,   now let you servant go in peace. For your word has been fulfilled. My own   eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared in the sight of every   people; a light to be revealed to the nations, and and your people   everywhere. (Luke 2:29-32)

 

Psalm 23(NAB)

  I The LORD is my shepherd;
  there is nothing I lack.
  2 In green pastures you let me graze;
  to safe waters you lead me;
  3 you restore my strength.
  You guide me along the right path
  for the sake of your name.
  4 Even when I walk through a dark valley,
  I fear no harm for you are at my side;
  your rod and staff give me courage.
  5 You set a table before me
  as my enemies watch;
  You anoint my head with oil;
  my cup overflows.
  6 Only goodness and love will pursue me
  all the days of my life;
  I will dwell in the house of the LORD
  for years to come. 

 

Prayer Before a Crucifix

Look   down upon me, good and gentle Jesus, as I cast myself upon knees in your   sight and with the most fervent desire of my soul I pray and beseech you to   impress upon my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity, with true   repentence for my sins and a firm desire for amendment, while with deep   affection and grief of soul I ponder withing myself and mentally contemplate   your five precious wounds; having before my eyes that which David spoke in   prophesy of you, O good Jesus: “They   pierced my hands and feet they have numbered all my bones”.(Ps 22:16&17)

 

Stations of the Cross

  1.   Jesus is   condemned to death
  2.   Jesus   takes up His cross
  3.   Jesus   falls the first time
  4.   Jesus   meets His sorrowful mother
  5.   Simon of   Cyrene helps Jesus carry His cross
  6.   Veronica   wipes the face of Jesus
  7.   Jesus   falls the second time
  8.   Jesus   speaks to the women of Jerusalem
  9.   Jesus   falls the third time
  10.   Jesus is   stripped of his garments
  11.   Jesus is   nailed to the cross
  12.   Jesus   dies on the cross
  13.   Jesus is   taken down from the cross
  14.   Jesus is   laid in the tomb

 

Prayer to the Child Jesus

Divine Child Jesus, we believe in   You; We adore You; and we love You; have mercy on us, sinners.
 
  We’ve come to this Temple in response to your love. We’ve come in response to   your mercy and grace. We are here because You invited us to come before You   and to pour out the cares of our hearts to You since You deeply care for each   of us.
 
  We remember Your words to the disciples: Ask and you shall receive. Seek and   you shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened. Trusting in your infinite   goodness and trusting that You always keep your promise, we now ask this   intention which we pray in the silence of our hearts…<silently mention   the request>…
 
  Thank you, Divine Child Jesus, for listening attentively to our prayers all   the time. We hope that You will ask this before Our Heavenly Father. And, if   what we ask for may not be good for our salvation and sanctification, we   trust that you will grant us instead what we truly need, so that one day we   may be with You for all eternity enjoying that ultimate happiness of Heaven.
 
  Divine Child Jesus, bless and protect us.
  Divine Child Jesus, bless and lead us.
  Divine Child Jesus, bless and provide for us.
 
  All this we ask through the intercession of your Holy Mother, Mary, and in   Your powerful and Most Holy Name, Jesus. Amen

The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy

1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.

2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).

4. Conclude with (three times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

5. After praying on the beads, then say this prayer: “O God in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible; look kindly upon us and increase you mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair or become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to your holy will, which is love and mercy itself. O Blood and water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of mercy for us, I trust in you. Jesus I trust in you; Jesus I trust in you; Jesus I trust in you.” 


Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/mercy/dmmap.htm#ixzz1bpzLsCDx

 

Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

 

I give myself and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, my person and my life, my actions, pains and sufferings, so that I may be unwilling to make use of any part of my being other than to honor, love and glorify the Sacred Heart. This is my unchanging purpose, namely, to be all His, and to do all things for the love of Him, at the same time renouncing with all my heart whatever is displeasing to Him. I therefore take You, O Sacred heart, to be the only object of my love, the guardian of my life, my assurance of salvation, the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the atonement for all the faults of my life and my sure refuge at the hour of death.

Be then, O Heart of goodness, my justification before God the Father, and turn away from me the strokes of his righteous anger. O Heart of love, I put all my confidence in You, for I fear everything from my own wickedness and frailty, but I hope for all things from Your goodness and bounty.

Remove from me all that can displease You or resist Your holy will; let your pure love imprint Your image so deeply upon my heart, that I shall never be able to forget You or to be separated from You.

May I obtain from all Your loving kindness the grace of having my name written in Your Heart, for in You I desire to place all my happiness and glory, living and dying in bondage to You.

Amen.

Consecration to the Immaculate Hart of Mary

O Mary, Virgin most powerful and Mother of mercy, Queen of Heaven and Refuge of sinners, we consecrate ourselves to thine Immaculate Heart.

We consecrate to thee our very being and our whole life; all that we have, all that we love, all that we are. To thee we give our bodies, our hearts and our souls; to thee we give our homes, our families, our country.
We desire that all that is in us and around us may belong to thee, and may share in the benefits of thy motherly benediction. And that this act of consecration may be truly efficacious and lasting, we renew this day at thy feet the promises of our Baptism and our first Holy Communion.
We pledge ourselves to profess courageously and at all times the truths of our holy Faith, and to live as befits Catholics who are duly submissive to all the directions of the Pope and the Bishops in communion with him.
We pledge ourselves to keep the commandments of God and His Church, in particular to keep holy the Lord’s Day.
We likewise pledge ourselves to make the consoling practices of the Christian religion, and above all, Holy Communion, an integral part of our lives, in so far as we shall be able so to do.
Finally, we promise thee, O glorious Mother of God and loving Mother of men, to devote ourselves whole-heartedly to the service of thy blessed cult, in order to hasten and assure, through the sovereignty of thine Immaculate Heart, the coming of the kingdom of the Sacred Heart of thine adorable Son, in our own hearts and in those of all men, in our country and in all the world, as in heaven. so on earth. Amen.

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/Consecration_mary.htm#ixzz1bpwVMC8A

The Holy Rosary

Start by making the sign of the Cross:

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Then recite the Creed:

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

Then say 1 “Our Father”, 3 “Hail Mary’s” for the virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity; and then 1 “Glory Be”:

OUR FATHER, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, On earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread, And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

HAIL MARY, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death. Amen.

GLORY BE to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen.


The Rosary is divided into three parts, each having five mysteries. While meditating on the Mysteries, recite:

1 “Our Father”
10 “Hail Mary’s” and
1 “Glory Be”

for each Mystery.

After each Mystery the “Fatima Prayer” is said.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

All together this makes up one decade.


After the completion of the five mysteries (five decades), the “Hail Holy Queen” is said

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile show us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES
( Mondays and Saturdays, may be said on Sundays during Advent and Christmas):

1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Nativity
4. The Presentation
5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple


THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
(Tuesdays and Fridays, may be said on Sundays during Lent ):

1. The Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. The Crowning with Thorns
4. The Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion


THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
(Wednesdays and Sundays):

1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
5. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary


THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES
(Thursdays):

1. The Baptism in the Jordan
2. The Wedding at Cana

3. Proclamation of the Kingdom
4. The Transfiguration
5. Institution of the Eucharist


For the intentions of the Holy Father, one may recite at this point 1 “Our Father”, 1 “Hail Mary”, and one “Glory Be”.

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

The Angelus

The Angel of the Lord declared to   Mary:
  And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord   is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy   womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the   hour of
  our death. Amen.

Behold the handmaid of the Lord:   Be it done unto me according to Thy word.

Hail Mary . . .

And the Word was made Flesh: And   dwelt among us.

Hail Mary . . .
  Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises   of Christ.
 
  Let us pray:

Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O   Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ,   Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and   Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ   Our Lord.

Amen.

“Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you” (Lk   1:28)

“Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb”
(Lk 1:42).

The Magnificat

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel for he remembered his promise of mercy, the promise he made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children forever. (Lk 1:46-55)

The Memorare

 

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Words from Mary to Juan Diego in 1531

Do listen, do be assured of it in your heart, my littlest one, that nothing at all should alarm you, should trouble you, nor in any way disturb your countenance, your heart. For am I not here, I, your mother? Are you not in the cool of my shadow? In the breeziness of my shade? Is it not I that am your source of contentment? Are you not cradled in my mantle? Cuddled in the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else you need?

 

Regina Coeli

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia. / For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.

Has risen, as he said, alleluia. / Pray for us to God, alleluia.

Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia. / For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Payer to St Joseph

Ever blessed and glorious Joseph, kind and loving father, and helpful friend of all in sorrow! You are the good father and protector of orphans, the defender of the defenseless, the patron of those in need and sorrow. Look kindly on my request. My sins have drawn down on me the just displeasure of my God, and so I am surrounded with unhappiness. To you, loving guardian of the Family of Nazareth, do I go for help and protection.

Listen, then, I beg you, with fatherly concern, to my earnest prayers, and obtain for me the favors I ask.

I ask it by the infinite mercy of the eternal Son of God, which moved Him to take our nature and to be born into this world of sorrow.

I ask it by the weariness and suffering you endured when you found no shelter at the inn of Bethlehem for the holy Virgin, nor a house where the Son of God could be born. Then, being everywhere refused, you had to allow the Queen of Heaven to give birth to the world’s Redeemer in a cave.

I ask it by that painful torture you felt at the prophecy of holy Simeon, which declared the Child Jesus and His holy Mother future victims of our sins and of their great love for us.

I ask it through your sorrow and pain of soul when the angel declared to you that the life of the Child Jesus was sought by His enemies. From their evil plan you had to flee with Him and His Blessed Mother to Egypt. I ask it by all the suffering, weariness, and labors of that long and dangerous journey.

I ask it by all your care to protect the Sacred Child and His Immaculate Mother during your second journey, when you were ordered to return to your own country. I ask it by your peaceful life in Nazareth where you met with so many joys and sorrows.

I ask it by your great distress when the adorable Child was lost to you and His Mother for three days. I ask it by your joy at finding Him in the Temple, and by the comfort you found at Nazareth, while living in the company of the Child Jesus. I ask it by the wonderful submission He showed in His obedience to you.

I ask it by the perfect love and conformity you showed in accepting the Divine order to depart from this life, and from the company of Jesus and Mary. I ask it by the joy which filled your soul, when the Redeemer of the world, triumphant over death and hell, entered into the possession of His kingdom and led you into it with special honors.

I ask it through Mary’s glorious Assumption, and through that endless happiness you have with her in the presence of God.

O good father! I beg you, by all your sufferings, sorrows, and joys, to hear me and obtain for me what I ask.

(make your request)

Obtain for all those who have asked my prayers everything that is useful to them in the plan of God. Finally, my dear patron and father, be with me and all who are dear to me in our last moments, that we may eternally sing the praises of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

Memorari to St Joseph

 

Remember, O most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who implored your help and sought your intercession were left unassisted.
Full of confidence in your power I fly unto you and beg your protection.
Despise not O Guardian of the Redeemer my humble supplication, but in your bounty, hear and answer me. Amen.

 

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Act of Consecration to St. Joseph

O dearest St. Joseph, I consecrate myself to your honor and give myself to you, that you may always be my father, my protector and my guide in the way of salvation.

Obtain for me a greater purity of heart and fervent love of the interior life.
After your example may I do all my actions for the greater glory of God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
O Blessed St. Joseph, pray for me, that I may share in the peace and joy of your holy death. Amen.

Prayer of St Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

Where the is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek

To be consoled as to console;

To be understood as to understand;

To be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive,

It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned,

And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

 

 

Lorica of Saint Patrick

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through a belief in the Three-ness,
Through confession of the Oneness
Of the Creator of creation.

I arise today
Through the strength of Christ’s birth and His baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion and His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection and His ascension,
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.

I arise today
Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
In obedience of angels,
In service of archangels,
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs,
In preachings of the apostles,
In faiths of confessors,
In innocence of virgins,
In deeds of righteous men.

I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of the wind,
Depth of the sea,
Stability of the earth,
Firmness of the rock.

I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me;
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s hosts to save me
From snares of the devil,
From temptations of vices,
From everyone who desires me ill,
Afar and near,
Alone or in a multitude.

I summon today all these powers between me and evil,
Against every cruel merciless power that opposes my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of women and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man’s body and soul.
Christ shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that reward may come to me in abundance.

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through a belief in the Threeness,
Through a confession of the Oneness
Of the Creator of creation

St. Patrick (ca. 377)

St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Prayer Against Depression

O Christ Jesus when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness, give us the sense of Your presence, Your love and Your strength. Help us to have perfect trust in Your protecting love and strengthening power, so that nothing may frighten or worry us, for, living close to You, we shall see your hand, Your purpose, Your will through all things.

By St. Ignatius of Loyola

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/StIgnatiusPrayerAgainstDepression.htm#ixzz1bpy0Sxzg

Prayer of Saint Teresa of Avila

Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices.

— St. Teresa of Avila

Prayer to St Therese (Little fFower)

O Little Therese of the Child Jesus, please pick for me a rose from the heavenly gardens and send it to me as a message of love.

O Little Flower of Jesus, ask God today to grant the favors I now place with confidence in your hands. (Mention intentions)

St Therese, help me to always believe, as you did, in God’s great love for me, so that I might imitate your “Little Way” each day. Amen.

 

 

St. Francis de Sales Complete trust in God

Do not look forward to the changes and chances if this life with fear. Rather, look to them with full confidence, that, as they arise, God to whom you belong will in his love enable you to profit by them. He has guided you thus far in life. Do you but hold fast to His dear hand, and He will lead you safely through all trials. Whenever you cannot stand, he will carry you lovingly in his arms.

Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow. The same Eternal Father who takes care of you today will take care of you tomorrow, and every day of your life. Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.

Be at peace then, and put aside all useless thoughts, all vain dreads and all anxious imaginations.

 

A Morning Prayer Written by St. Therese

O my God! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, by uniting them to Its infinite merits; and I wish to make reparation for my sins by casting them into the furnace of Its Merciful Love.

O my God! I ask of Thee for myself and for those whom I hold dear, the grace to fulfill perfectly Thy Holy Will, to accept for love of Thee the joys and sorrows of this passing life, so that we may one day be united together in heaven for all Eternity. Amen.

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Prayer to St. Therese (Little Flower)

O little St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, who during your short life on earth became a mirror of angelic purity, of love strong as death, and of wholehearted abandonment to God, now that you rejoice in the reward of your virtues, cast a glance of pity on me as I leave all things in your hands. Make my troubles your own – speak a word for me to our Lady Immaculate, whose flower of special love you were – to that Queen of heaven “who smiled on you at the dawn of life.” Beg her as the Queen of the heart of Jesus to obtain for me by her powerful intercession, the grace I yearn for so ardently at this moment, and that she join with it a blessing that may strengthen me during life. Defend me at the hour of death, and lead me straight on to a happy eternity.

Amen

Prayer after the loss of a child

My Lord, the baby is dead!

Why, my Lord—dare I ask why? It will not hear the whisper of the wind or see the beauty of its parents’ face—it will not see the beauty of Your creation or the flame of a sunrise. Why, my Lord?

“Why, My child—do you ask ‘why’? Well, I will tell you why.

You see, the child lives. Instead of the wind he hears the sound of angels singing before My throne. Instead of the beauty that passes he sees everlasting Beauty—he sees My face. He was created and lived a short time so the image of his parents imprinted on his face may stand before Me as their personal intercessor. He knows secrets of heaven unknown to men on earth. He laughs with a special joy that only the innocent possess. My ways are not the ways of man. I create for My Kingdom and each creature fills a place in that Kingdom that could not be filled by another. He was created for My joy and his parents’ merits. He has never seen pain or sin. He has never felt hunger or pain. I breathed a soul into a seed, made it grow and called it forth.”

I am humbled before you, my Lord, for questioning Your wisdom, goodness, and love. I speak as a fool—forgive me. I acknowledge Your sovereign rights over life and death. I thank You for the life that began for so short a time to enjoy so long an Eternity. — Mother M. Angelica

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    Prayer For Help Against Spiritual Enemies

Glorious Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly hosts, who stands always ready to give assistance to the people of God; who fought with the dragon, the old serpent, and cast him out of heaven, and now valiantly defends the Church of God that the gates of hell may never prevail against her, I earnestly entreat you to assist me also, in the painful and dangerous conflict which I sustain against the same formidable foe.
Be with me, O mighty Prince! that I may courageously fight and vanquish that proud spirit, whom you, by the Divine Power, gloriously overthrew, and whom our powerful King, Jesus Christ, has, in our nature, completely overcome; so having triumphed over the enemy of my salvation, I may with you and the holy angels, praise the clemency of God who, having refused mercy to the rebellious angels after their fall, has granted repentance and forgiveness to fallen man. Amen.

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Prayer For Those with Profound   Disabilities
 
  Lord Jesus Christ,
  You know the pain of brokenness, You took our weaknesses upon Your shoulders   and bore it to the wood of the cross. Hear our prayers for our brothers and   sisters whose bodies fail them and whose minds are crippled by the ravages of   disease. Implant a love for them deep within our hearts, that we, disfigured   and disabled by our sin, may treasure and nuture the gifts of their lives.   May we find You in their weakness, and console You in our care for them. For   You are Lord, forever and ever. Amen
 
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  Prayer For Those Close to Death
 
  Lord Jesus Christ,
  As You stood by the bed of good Saint Joseph and gently led him home to   heaven, so shepherd every soul about to die to a paradise of perfect peace.   Let the tears we shed upon their passing stand witness to our love for them   and the depth of our thanksgiving for the gift of their lives and the grace   of a good death. For You are Lord, forever and ever. Amen.

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Prayer of St Gertrude the Great

 

Eternal father, I offer thee the most precious blood of thy dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and for all the souls in purgatory, Amen.

 

Pope Benedict XVI’s Prayer For The Unborn

Lord Jesus,
You who faithfully visit and fulfill with your Presence the Church and the history of men; You who in the miraculous Sacrament of your Body and Blood render us participants in divine Life and allow us a foretaste of the joy of eternal Life; We adore and bless you.

Prostrated before You, source and lover of Life, truly present and alive among us, we beg you.

Reawaken in us respect for every unborn life, make us capable of seeing in the fruit of the maternal womb the miraculous work of the Creator, open our hearts to generously welcoming every child that comes into life.

Bless all families, sanctify the union of spouses, render fruitful their love.

Accompany the choices of legislative assemblies with the light of your Spirit,so that peoples and nations may recognize and respect the sacred nature of life, of every human life.

Guide the work of scientists and doctors, so that all progress contributes to the integral well-being of the person, and no one endures suppression or injustice.

Give creative charity to administrators and economists, so they may realize and promote sufficient conditions so that young families can serenely embrace the birth of new children.

Console the married couples who suffer because they are unable to have children and in Your goodness provide for them.

Teach us all to care for orphaned or abandoned children, so they may experience the warmth of your Charity, the consolation of your divine Heart.

Together with Mary, Your Mother, the great believer, in whose womb you took on our human nature, we wait to receive from You, our Only True Good and Savior, the strength to love and serve life, in anticipation of living forever in You, in communion with the Blessed Trinity.

Prayer to End Abortions

Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life, and for the lives of all my brothers and sisters. I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion, yet I rejoice that You have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself NEVER to be silent, NEVER to be passive, NEVER to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement, and never to stop defending life until all my brothers and sisters are protected, and our nation once again becomes a nation with liberty and justice not just for some, but for all, through Christ our Lord. Amen!

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A Pro-Life Prayer for Our President and Public Officials

Lord God, Author of Life and Source of Eternal Life, move the hearts of all our public officials and especially our President, to fulfill their responsibilities worthily and well to all those entrusted to their care. Help them in their special leadership roles, to extend the mantle of protection to the most vulnerable, especially the defenseless unborn, whose lives are threatened with extermination by an indifferent society. Guide all public officials by your wisdom and grace to cease supporting any law that fails to protect the fundamental good that is human life itself, which is a gift from God and parents. You are the Protector and Defender of the lives of the innocent unborn. Change the hearts of those who compromise the call to protect and defend life. Bring our nation to the values that have made us a great nation, a society that upholds the values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all. Mary, the Mother of the living, help us to bear witness to the Gospel of Life with our lives and our laws, through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

Imprimatur: January 22, 2009 + Most Reverend Robert J. Baker Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama

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A Prayer for Travelers

O Almighty and merciful God, who hast commissioned Thy angels to guide and protect us, command them to be our assiduous companions from our setting out until our return; to clothe us with their invisible protection; to keep from us all danger of collision, of fire, of explosion, of fall and bruises, and finally, having preserved us from all evil, and especially
from sin, to guide us to our heavenly home.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

Prayer for Vocations

Prayer #1

O Holy Spirit, Spirit of wisdom and divine love, impart Your knowledge, understanding, and counsel to youth that they may know the vocation wherein they can best serve God. Give them courage and strength to follow God’s holy will. Guide their uncertain steps, strengthen their resolutions, shield their chastity, fashion their minds, conquer their hearts, and lead them to the vineyards where they will labor in God’s holy service.
Amen.

Prayer #2

GOD our FATHER, WHO wills that all men be saved And come to the knowledge of YOUR Truth: We beg you to send Laborers into YOUR harvest, And grant them grace to speak YOUR Word With all boldness; so that YOUR Word May spread and be glorified, And all nations may know YOU, The only GOD, and HIM WHOM YOU have sent, JESUS CHRIST YOUR SON, Our LORD. Amen.

Our Lady, Queen of the Americas, And Mary, Mother of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word, Pray for us.

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Prayer of Abandonment.

Father, I abandon myself into your hands; do with me what you will. Whatever you may do, I thank you: I am ready for all, I accept all.
Let only your will be done in me, and in all your creatures I wish no more than this, O Lord. Into your hands I commend my soul: I offer it to you with all the love of my heart, for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself, to surrender myself into your hands without reserve, and with boundless confidence, for you are my Father.

Charles de Foucauld

A Short Prayer

Lord help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that You and together can’t handle. Amen.

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Te Deum

  O God, we praise Thee, and acknowledge Thee to be the supreme Lord.
  Everlasting Father, all the earth worships Thee.
  All the Angels, the heavens and all angelic powers,
  All the Cherubim and Seraphim, continuously cry to Thee:
  Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts!
  Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of Thy glory.
  The glorious choir of the Apostles,
  The wonderful company of Prophets,
  The white-robed army of Martyrs, praise Thee.
  Holy Church throughout the world acknowledges Thee:
  The Father of infinite Majesty;
  Thy adorable, true and only Son;
  Also the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.
  O Christ, Thou art the King of glory!
  Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.
  When Thou tookest it upon Thyself to deliver man,
  Thou didst not disdain the Virgin’s womb.
  Having overcome the sting of death, Thou opened the Kingdom of Heaven to all
  believers.
  Thou sitest at the right hand of God in the glory of the Father.
  We believe that Thou willst come to be our Judge.
  We, therefore, beg Thee to help Thy servants whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy  
  Precious Blood.
  Let them be numbered with Thy Saints in everlasting glory.
 
  V. Save Thy people, O Lord, and bless Thy inheritance!
  R. Govern them, and raise them up forever.
 
  V. Every day we thank Thee.
  R. And we praise Thy Name forever, yes, forever and ever.
 
  V. O Lord, deign to keep us from sin this day.
  R. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.
 
  V. Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, for we have hoped in Thee.
  R. O Lord, in Thee I have put my trust; let me never be put to shame.

Te Deum   laudamus: te Dominum confitemur.

Te   aeternum Patrem omnis terra veneratur.

Tibi omnes   Angeli; tibi caeli et universae Potestates;

Tibi Cherubim et Seraphim incessabili voce proclamant:

Sanctus,   Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth.

Pleni sunt   caeli et terra maiestatis gloriae tuae.

Te   gloriosus Apostolorum chorus,

Te   Prophetarum laudabilis numerus,

Te   Martyrum candidatus laudat exercitus.

Te per   orbem terrarum sancta confitetur Ecclesia,

Patrem   immensae maiestatis:

Venerandum   tuum verum et unicum Filium;

Sanctum   quoque Paraclitum Spiritum.

Tu Rex   gloriae, Christe.

Tu Patris   sempiternus es Filius.

Tu ad   liberandum suscepturus hominem, non horruisti Virginis uterum.

Tu,   devicto mortis aculeo, aperuisti credentibus regna caelorum.

Tu ad   dexteram Dei sedes, in gloria Patris.

Iudex   crederis esse venturus.

Te ergo   quaesumus, tuis famulis subveni: quos pretioso sanguine redemisti.

Aeterna   fac cum sanctis tuis in gloria numerari.

 

V.  Salvum fac populum tuum, Domine, et benedic   hereditati tuae.

R.  Et rege eos, et extolle illos usque in   aeternum.

 

V.  Per singulos   dies benedicimus te.

R.  Et laudamus   nomen tuum in saeculum, et in saeculum saeculi.

 

V.  Dignare, Domine, die isto sine peccato nos   custodire.

R.  Miserere nostri, Domine, miserere nostri.

 

V.  Fiat misericordia tua, Domine, super nos,   quemadmodum speravimus in te.

R.  In te, Domine,   speravi: non confundar in aeternum.  

 

Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Lord, have mercy
  Christ, have mercy
  Lord, have mercy
 
  Christ, hear us 
    
  God the Father of Heaven,
  God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
  God, the Holy Spirit,
  Holy Trinity, One God,
  Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father,
  Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother,
  Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God,
  Heart of Jesus, of Infinite Majesty,
  Heart of Jesus, Sacred Temple of God,
  Heart of Jesus, Tabernacle of the Most High,
  Heart of Jesus, House of God and Gate of Heaven,
  Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of charity,
  Heart of Jesus, abode of justice and love,
  Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love,
  Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues,
  Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise,
  Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts,
  Heart of Jesus, in whom are all treasures of wisdom and knowledge,
  Heart of Jesus, in whom dwells the fullness of divinity,
  Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father was well pleased,
  Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received,
  Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills,
  Heart of Jesus, patient and most merciful,
  Heart of Jesus, enriching all who invoke Thee,
  Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness,
  Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins,
  Heart of Jesus, loaded down with opprobrium,
  Heart of Jesus, bruised for our offenses,
  Heart of Jesus, obedient to death,
  Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance,
  Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation,
  Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection,
  Heart of Jesus, our peace and our reconciliation,
  Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins
  Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who trust in Thee,
  Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in Thee,
  Heart of Jesus, delight of all the Saints,
 
  Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,
  Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,
  Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,
 
  V. Jesus, meek and humble of heart.
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  Christ, have mercy.
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  R. Make our hearts like to Thine.
Let us pray;
 
  Almighty and eternal God, look upon the Heart of Thy most beloved Son and   upon the praises and satisfaction which He offers Thee in the name of   sinners; and to those who implore Thy mercy, in Thy great goodness, grant   forgiveness in the name of the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who livest and   reignest with Thee forever and ever. Amen.

Litany of Christ the King

Lord,   have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us.
  Christ, have mercy on us, Christ,   have mercy on us.
  Lord, have mercy on us.
 
  God, our Heavenly Father, Who has made   firm for all ages your Son’s Throne, Have   mercy on us.

  God the Son, Jesus, our Victim-High   Priest, True Prophet, and Sovereign King, Have mercy on us.
 
  God the Holy Spirit, poured out upon   us with abundant newness, Have   mercy on us.
 
  Holy Trinity, Three Persons yet One   God in the Beauty of Your Eternal Unity, Have mercy on us.
 
  O Jesus, our Eternal King, Reign in our hearts.
  O Jesus, Most Merciful King, Reign in our hearts.
  O Jesus, extending to us the Golden   Scepter of Your Mercy, Reign in our   hearts.
  O Jesus, in Whose Great Mercy we have   been given the Sacrament of Confession, Reign in our hearts.
O Jesus, Loving King Who offers us   Your Healing Grace, Reign in our   hearts.

  O Jesus, our Eucharistic King, Reign in our hearts.
  O Jesus, the King foretold by the   prophets, Reign in our hearts.
  O Jesus, King of Heaven and earth,   Reign in our hearts.
  O Jesus, King and Ruler of All   Nations, Reign in our hearts.
O Jesus, Delight of the Heavenly   Court, Reign in our hearts.

  O Jesus, King Most Compassionate toward   Your subjects, Reign in our hearts.
O Jesus, King from Whom proceeds   all authority, Reign in our hearts.

  O Jesus, in whom, with the Father and   the Holy Spirit, we are One, Reign   in our hearts.
  O Jesus, King Whose Kingdom is not of   this world, Reign in our hearts.
  O Jesus, King Whose Sacred Heart burns   with Love for all mankind, Reign in   our hearts.
O Jesus, King Who is the Beginning   and the End, the Alpha and the Omega, Reign   in our hearts.
O Jesus, King Who has given us   Mary, the Queen, to be our dear Mother, Reign in our hearts.

  O Jesus, King Who will come upon the   clouds of Heaven with Power and Great Glory, Reign in our hearts.
O Jesus, King Whose Throne we are   to approach with confidence, Reign   in our hearts.
O Jesus, King truly present in the   Most Blessed Sacrament, Reign in   our hearts.
O Jesus, King Who made Mary the   Mediatrix of All Graces, Reign in   our hearts.

  O Jesus, King Who made Mary   Co-Redemptrix, Your partner in the Plan of Salvation, Reign in our hearts.
  O Jesus, King Who desires to heal us   of all division and disunity, Reign   in our hearts.
O Jesus, King wounded by mankind’s   indifference, Reign in our hearts.

  O Jesus, King Who gives the balm of   Your Love with which to console Your Wounded Heart, Reign in our hearts.
  O Jesus, King Who is the Great I AM   within us, our Wellspring of Pure Delight, Reign in our hearts.

 
  Jesus, King of All Nations, True   Sovereign of all earthly powers, May   we serve You.
  Jesus, King of All Nations, subjecting   under Your feet forever the powers of hell, May we serve You.
Jesus, King of All Nations, the   Light beyond all light, enlightening us in the darkness that surrounds us, May we serve You.

  Jesus, King of All Nations, Whose   Mercy is so Great as to mitigate the punishments our sins deserve, May we serve You.
  Jesus, King of All Nations, recognized   by the Magi as the True King, May   we serve You.
  Jesus,   King of All Nations, the Only Remedy for a world so ill, May we serve You.
  Jesus, King of All Nations, Who   blesses with Peace those souls and nations that acknowledge You as True King,   May we serve You.
  Jesus, King of All Nations, Who   Mercifully sends us your Holy Angels to protect us, May we serve You.
Jesus, King of All Nations, Whose   Chief Prince is Saint Michael the Archangel, May we serve You.

  Jesus, King of All Nations, Who   teaches us that to reign is to serve, May   we serve You.
  Jesus, King of All Nations, Just Judge   Who will separate the wicked from the good, May we serve You.
Jesus, King of All Nations, before   Whom every knee shall bend, May we   serve You.

  Jesus, King of All Nations, Whose   Dominion is an everlasting Dominion, May   we serve You.
Jesus, King of All Nations, Lamb   who will Shepherd us, May we serve   You.

  Jesus, King of All Nations, Who after   having destroyed every sovereignty, authority and power, will hand over the   Kingdom to Your God and Father,, May   we serve You.
  Jesus, King of All Nations, Whose   Reign is without end, May we serve   You.
Jesus, King of All Nations, Whose   kindness toward us is steadfast, and whose fidelity endures forever, May we serve You.

 
 
  Eternal Father, Who has given us Your   Only Begotten Son, to be our Redeemer, One True Mediator, and Sovereign King,   We praise and thank You.Loving Jesus, Sovereign King, Who humbled Yourself for   Love of us and took the form of a servant,   We praise and thank You.

Holy Spirit, Third Person of the Trinity, Love of the   Father and the Son, Who sanctifies us and gives us Life, We praise and thank   You.
 
  Mary, our Queen and Mother, who   mediates to Jesus on our behalf, Pray   for us.
 
  Mary, our Queen and Mother, through   whom all Grace come to us, Pray for   us.
 
  Mary, our Queen and Mother, Singular   Jewel of the Holy Trinity, We love   You.
 
  Holy Angels and Saints of our Divine   King, Pray for us and Protect us.

Amen.

Litany of Divine Mercy

 

Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the bosom of the Father, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, greatest attribute of God, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, fountain gushing forth from the mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, unfathomed by any intellect, human or angelic, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, from which wells forth all life and happiness, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, better than the heavens, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, source of miracles and wonders, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, encompassing the whole universe, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, descending to earth in the Person of the Incarnate Word, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, which flowed out from the open wound of the Heart of Jesus, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, enclosed in the Heart of Jesus for us, and especially for sinners, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, unfathomed in the institution of the Sacred Host, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in the founding of the Holy Church, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in our justification through Jesus Christ, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, accompanying us through our whole life, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, embracing us especially at the hour of death, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, endowing us with immortal life, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, accompanying us every moment of our life, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, shielding us from the fire of hell, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in the conversion of hardened sinners, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, astonishment for Angels, incomprehensible to Saints, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, unfathomed in all the mysteries of God, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, lifting us out of every misery, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, source of our happiness and joy, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in calling us forth from nothingness to existence, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, embracing all the works of His hands, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, crown of all God?s handiwork, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, in which we are all immersed, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, sweet relief for anguished hearts, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, only hope of despairing souls, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, repose of hearts, peace amidst fear, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, delight and ecstasy of holy souls, I trust in You
Divine Mercy, inspiring hope against all hope, I trust in You

Prayer:
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.

Litany of the Most Precious Blood

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, hear us…………………………………………………………. Jesus, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven,……………………………………………. Have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,………………………………. Have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit,…………………………………………………… Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, ………………………………………………… Have mercy on us.

Blood of Christ, only-begotten Son of the Eternal Father,………………………… Save us.
Blood of Christ, Incarnate Word of God,……………………………………………. Save us.
Blood of Christ, of the New and Eternal Testament,………………………………. Save us.
Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in the Agony,……………………………… Save us.
Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the Scourging,………………………………… Save us.
Blood of Christ, flowing forth in the Crowning with Thorns,……………………… Save us.
Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross,………………………………………….. Save us.
Blood of Christ, price of our salvation,………………………………………..……. .Save us.
Blood of Christ, without which there is no forgiveness……………….…………… Save us.
Blood of Christ, Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls,…………………….. Save us.
Blood of Christ, stream of mercy,………………………………………………….. ..Save us.
Blood of Christ, victor over demons,………………………………………………… Save us.
Blood of Christ, courage of Martyrs,…………………………………………….. .…Save us.
Blood of Christ, strength of Confessors,…………………………………………….Save us.
Blood of Christ, bringing forth Virgins,…………………………………………. …..Save us.
Blood of Christ, help of those in peril,……………………………………………… .Save us.
Blood of Christ, relief of the burdened,……………………………………………. .Save us.
Blood of Christ, solace in sorrow,………………………………………………….. .Save us.
Blood of Christ, hope of the penitent,…………………………………………… ….Save us.
Blood of Christ, consolation of the dying,……………………………………… …..Save us.
Blood of Christ, peace and tenderness of hearts,…………………………….. …..Save us.
Blood of Christ, pledge of eternal life,………………………………………….. …..Save us.
Blood of Christ, freeing souls from purgatory,…………………………………. ….Save us.
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honor, …………………………. …..Save us.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world. …………………………….. .Spare us, O Lord

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, …………………………. ….Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world,……………………………… have mercy on us.

You have redeemed us, O Lord, in your Blood. ……………………. And made us, for our God, a kingdom.

Let us pray, — Almighty and eternal God, you have appointed your only-begotten Son the Redeemer of the world, and willed to be appeased by his Blood. Grant we beg of you, that we may worthily adore this price of our salvation, and through its power be safeguarded from the evils of the present life, so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in heaven. Through the same Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord, have mercy on us.
  Lord, have mercy on us.
 
  Christ, hear us.
  God the Father of Heaven,
  God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
  God the Holy Spirit,
  Holy Trinity, One God,
 
  Holy Mary,
  Holy Mother of God,
  Holy Virgin of virgins, .
  Mother of Christ, .
  Mother of divine grace,
  Mother most pure,
  Mother most chaste,
  Mother inviolate,
  Mother undefiled,
  Mother most amiable,
  Mother most admirable,
  Mother of good counsel,
  Mother of our Creator,
  Mother of our Savior,
  Mother of the Church,
  Virgin most prudent,
  Virgin most venerable,
  Virgin most renowned,
  Virgin most powerful,
  Virgin most merciful,
  Virgin most faithful,
  Mirror of justice,
  Seat of wisdom,
  Cause of our joy,
  Spiritual vessel,
  Vessel of honor,
  Singular vessel of devotion,
  Mystical rose,
  Tower of David, .
  Tower of ivory,
  House of gold,
  Ark of the covenant,
  Gate of Heaven,
  Morning star,
  Health of the sick,
  Refuge of sinners,
  Comforter of the afflicted,
  Help of Christians, pray for us.
  Queen of angels,
  Queen of patriarchs,
  Queen of prophets,
  Queen of apostles,
  Queen of martyrs,
  Queen of confessors,
  Queen of virgins,
  Queen of all saints,
  Queen conceived without
  Original Sin,
  Queen assumed into Heaven,
  Queen of the holy Rosary,
  Queen of families,
  Queen of peace,
 
  Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
  Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
  Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
 
  Pray fo us, O holy Mother of God,
Christ, have mercy on us.
 
 
  Christ, graciously hear us.
  Have mercy on us.
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General:Let us pray- Grant, we beseech   Thee, O Lord God, that we Thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and   body, and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be   delivered from present sorrow and enjoy everlasting happiness. Through Christ   Our Lord. Amen
During Advent:
 
  Let us pray – O God, you willed that, at the message of an angel, your word   should take flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary; grant to your   suppliant people, that we, who believe her to be truly the Mother of God, may   be helped by her intercession with you. Through the same Christ our Lord. .   Amen.
From Christmas to the Purification:
 
  Let us pray – O God, by the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary, you bestowed   upon the human race the rewards of eternal salvation; grant, we beg you,
  that we may feel the power of her intercession, through whom we have been   made worthy to receive the Author of life, our Lord Jesus Christ your Son,   who lives and reigns with you forever and ever. Amen.
During Paschaltime:
 
  Let us pray – O God, who by the Resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus   Christ, granted joy to the whole world, grant, we beg you, that through the   intercession of the Virgin Mary, his Mother, we may attain the joys of   eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

 

Litany of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

  Lord, have mercy on us.

  Christ, hear us. 

  God, the Father of heaven,
  God the Son, Redeemer of the world, .
  God the Holy Ghost,
  Holy Mary, Mother of God,
  Holy Virgin of virgins,
  Mother of the Crucified,
  Sorrowful Mother,
  Mournful Mother,
  Sighing Mother,
  Afflicted Mother,
  Foresaken Mother, .
  Desolate Mother,
  Mother most sad,
  Mother set around with anguish,
  Mother overwhelmed by grief,
  Mother transfixed by a sword,
  Mother crucified in thy heart,
  Mother bereaved of thy Son,
  Sighing Dove,
  Mother of Dolors,
  Fount of tears,
  Sea of bitterness,
  Field of tribulation,
  Mass of suffering,
  Mirror of patience,
  Rock of constancy,
  Remedy in perplexity,
  Joy of the afflicted,
  Ark of the desolate,
  Refuge of the abandoned,.
  Shiled of the oppressed,
  Conqueror of the incredulous,
  Solace of the wretched,
  Medicine of the sick,
  Help of the faint,
  Strength of the weak,
  Protectress of those who fight,
  Haven of the shipwrecked,
  Calmer of tempests,
  Companion of the sorrowful,
  Retreat of those who groan,
  Terror of the treacherous,
  Standard-bearer of the Martyrs,
  Treasure of the Faithful,
  Light of Confessors,
  Pearl of Virgins, .
  Comfort of Widows, .
  Joy of all Saints,
  Queen of thy Servants,
  Holy Mary, who alone art unexampled,
 
  Pray for us, most Sorrowful Virgin,
 
 Lord, Have mercy on us

Christ,   have mercy on us.   

Lord, have mercy on us                      

  Christ, graciously   hear us.

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That we may be made worthy
of the promises of Christ.Let us pray, — O God, in whose Passion, according to the   prophecy of Simeon, a sword of grief pierced through the most sweet soul of   Thy glorious Blessed Virgin Mother Mary: grant that we, who celebrate the   memory of her Seven Sorrows, may obtain the happy effect of Thy Passion, Who   lives and reigns world without end,
  Amen.The Seven Sorrows of Our Lady
 
  1. The Prophecy of Simeon
  2. The Flight into Egypt .
  3. The Loss of Jesus in the Temple
  4. Mary meets Jesus Carrying the Cross
  5. The Crucifixion
  6. Mary Receives the Dead Body of Her Son
  7. The Burial of Her Son and Closing of the Tomb.  Consecration to Our Lady of   Sorrows; Most holy Virgin and Queen of   Martyrs, Mary, would that I could be in Heaven, there to contemplate the   honors rendered to thee by the Most Holy Trinity and by the whole Heavenly   Court! But since I am still a pilgrim in this vale of tears, receive from me,   thy unworthy servant and a poor sinner, the most sincere homage and the most   perfect act of vassalage a human creature can offer thee.
  In thy Immaculate Heart, pierced with so many swords of sorrow, I place today   my poor soul forever; receive me as a partaker in thy dolors, and never   suffer that I should depart from that Cross on which thy only begotten Son   expired for me.
  With thee, O Mary, I will endure all the sufferings, contradictions,   infirmities, with which it will please thy Divine Son to visit me in this   life. All of them I offer to thee, in memory of the Dolors which thou didst   suffer during thy life, that every thought of my mind, every beating of my   heart may henceforward be an act of compassion to thy Sorrows, and of   complacency for the glory thou now enjoyest in Heaven.
  Since then, O Dear Mother, I now compassionate thy Dolors, and rejoice in   seeing thee glorified, do thou also have compassion on me, and reconcile me   to thy Son Jesus, that I may become thy true and loyal son (daughter);   come on my last day and assist me in my last agony, even as thou wert present   at the Agony of thy Divine Son Jesus, that from this painful exile I may go   to Heaven, there to be made partaker of thy glory.
  Amen. 

 

Litany of St Joseph

Lord, have mercy……………………………………………… Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy……………………………………………. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. …………………………………………… .Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, hear us…………………………………………………. Jesus, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven,…………………………………… Have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,………………………. .Have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit,…………………………………………. Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,………………………………………..Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary,……………………………………………………..pray for us.
St. Joseph,…………………………………………………….. pray for us.
Renowned offspring of David,……………………………….. pray for us.
Light of Patriarchs,…………………………………………….pray for us.
Spouse of the Mother of God,………………………………… pray for us.
Chaste guardian of the Virgin,……………………………….. pray for us.
Foster father of the Son of God,……………………………… pray for us.
Diligent protector of Christ,………………………………….. pray for us.
Head of the Holy Family,…………………………………….. pray for us.
Joseph most just,…………………………………………….. .pray for us.
Joseph most chaste,……………………………………..…… pray for us.
Joseph most prudent,……………………………………….. ..pray for us.
Joseph most strong,…………………………………………… pray for us.
Joseph most obedient,………………………………………… pray for us.
Joseph most faithful,………………………………………….. pray for us.
Mirror of patience,……………………………………………. pray for us.
Lover of poverty,……………………………………………… pray for us.
Model of artisans,……………………………………………… pray for us.
Glory of home life,…………………………………………… .pray for us.
Guardian of virgins,…………………………………………… pray for us.
Pillar of families,……………………………………………… pray for us.
Solace of the wretched,………………………………………. pray for us.
Hope of the sick,……………………………………………… pray for us.
Patron of the dying,…………………………………………… pray for us.
Terror of demons,…………………………………………….. pray for us.
Protector of Holy Church, ………………………………….. ..pray for us.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world,………………. spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, ……………… graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world. ………………..have mercy on us

 


He made him lord of his household……………………………………….and prince over all his possessions.
Let us pray, — O God, in your ineffable providence you were pleased to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of your most holy Mother; grant, we beg you, that we may be worthy to have him for our intercessor in heaven whom on earth we venerate as our Protector: You who live and reign forever and ever.

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Litany of St Jude

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us
Holy Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us
Holy Mary, Queen of Apostles, pray for us

Saint Jude, Apostle of Christ, pray for us
Saint Jude, surnamed Thaddeus, pray for us
Saint Jude, among “the brethren of the Lord,” pray for us
Saint Jude, cousin of the Lord, pray for us
Saint Jude, relative of Mary, pray for us
Saint Jude, brother of Saint James the Less, pray for us
Saint Jude, Zealot party member turned Disciple, pray for us
Saint Jude, spiritual heir of the Maccabees, pray for us
Saint Jude, one of the Twelve, pray for us
Saint Jude, honored by thy humble Master washing thy feet,
Saint Jude, who received thy Eucharistic Lord from His own hands at the Last Supper, pray for us
Saint Jude, Saint of the Impossible, pray for us
Saint Jude, Helper in Difficult Cases, pray for us
Saint Jude, in whom so many have confidence, pray for us
Saint Jude, redeemer of the name of Judas, pray for us
Saint Jude, one in whom we can trust, pray for us
Saint Jude, sent by Christ on missions of healing, pray for us
Saint Jude, sent without silver, staff or sandals, pray for us
Saint Jude, sent as a sheep among wolves, pray for us
Saint Jude, sent to announce the reign of God, pray for us
Saint Jude, promised the Holy Spirit under trial, pray for us
Saint Jude, filled with the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, pray for us
Saint Jude, witness to the Resurrection of Christ and His Ascension, pray for us
Saint Jude, miracle worker, pray for us
Saint Jude, to whom the epistle by that name is attributed, pray for us
Saint Jude, believed to have preached in Mesopotamia, pray for us
Saint Jude, thought to have been martyred with Saint Simon in Persia, pray for us
Saint Jude, saint for our needs, pray for us
Saint Jude, saint for our times, pray for us
Saint Jude, pictured with a burning flame,
Saint Jude, patron of many shrines in thy honor, pray for us
Saint Jude, beloved intercessor at novenas, pray for us
Saint Jude, inspirer of confidence, pray for us
Saint Jude, helper of the persistent, pray for us

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

Pray for us, St. Jude, Apostle of Christ. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

O glorious Saint Jude Thaddeus, by whose sublime prerogatives wherewith thou wast ennobled in thy lifetime, namely, thy kinship with Our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh, and thy vocation to be an Apostle; by that glory which is now thine in Heaven as the reward of thine apostolic labors and thy martyrdom: Obtain for us from the Giver of every good and perfect gift all the graces we stand in need of in order to treasure up in our hearts the divinely inspired doctrines which thou hast transmitted to us in thine Epistle; that is to say, to build our edifice of perfection upon our most holy Faith, praying by the grace of the Holy Spirit; to keep ourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of Jesus Christ unto eternal life; to strive by all means to help those who go astray, exalting thus the glory and majesty, the dominion and power of Him Who is able to keep us without sin and to present us spotless with exceeding joy at the coming of our Divine Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Litany of the Saints

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven,

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, …………. have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, ………………………………. have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God,…………………………….. have mercy on us.
 Holy Mary, ………………………………………… Pray for us
Holy Mother of God, ……………………………… Pray for us
Holy Virgin of virgins,………………………………. Pray for us

St. Michael, ………………………………………… Pray for us
St. Gabriel, ………………………………………….. Pray for us

St. Raphael, ………………… ………………………Pray for us
All you Holy Angels and Archangels, …………… .Pray for us
St. John the Baptist, ……………………………….. Pray for us
St. Joseph, ………………………………………….. Pray for us
All you Holy Patriarchs and Prophets,………..….. Pray for us
St. Peter, ……………………………………………. Pray for us
St. Paul, ………………………………………….….. Pray for us
St. Andrew, …………………………………….…… Pray for us

St. James, …………………………………………… Pray for us
St. John, ……………………………………………… Pray for us
St. Thomas, ………………………………………….. Pray for us

St. James,…………………………………………….. Pray for us
St. Philip, …………………………………………….. Pray for us
St. Bartholomew, ……………………………………. Pray for us
St. Matthew, …………………………………………. Pray for us
St. Simon, ……………………………………………. Pray for us

St. Jude, ……………………………………………… Pray for us
St. Matthias,……………………………………..…… Pray for us
St. Barnabas, ……………………………………….. Pray for us
St. Luke, …………………….. ……………………….Pray for us
St. Mark, ……………………………………………… Pray for us
All you holy Apostles and Evangelists, ……………. Pray for us
All you holy Disciples of the Lord, …………………. Pray for us
All you holy Innocents,……………………………… Pray for us
St. Stephen, ………………… ……………………….Pray for us
St. Lawrence, ………………. ………………………..Pray for us
St. Vincent, …………………. ……………………….Pray for us
Sts. Fabian and Sebastian, ………………………… Pray for us
Sts. John and Paul, …………………………………. Pray for us
Sts. Cosmos and Damian, …………………………. Pray for us
All you holy Martyrs,…………………………………. Pray for us
St. Sylvester, ………………………………………….Pray for us
St. Gregory, ……………….. …………………………Pray for us
St. Ambrose, …………………………………………. Pray for us
St. Augustine, …………….. …………………………Pray for us
St. Jerome, ……………….. ………………………….Pray for us
St. Martin, ……………………………………………. Pray for us
St. Nicholas, ……………… ………………………….Pray for us
All you holy Bishops and Confessors,…………….. Pray for us
All you holy Doctors,………………………………… Pray for us
St. Anthony, …………………………………………. Pray for us
St. Benedict, ………………. ………………………..Pray for us
St. Bernard, …….…………………………………… Pray for us
St. Dominic, …………………………………………. Pray for us
St. Francis, ………………………………………….. Pray for us
All you holy Priests and Levites, ………………….. Pray for us
All you holy Monks and Hermits,………………….. Pray for us
St. Mary Magdalene, ……………………………… .Pray for us
St. Agatha, ………………………………………….. Pray for us
St. Lucy, ……………………………………………. .Pray for us
St. Agnes, ………………………………………….. .Pray for us
St. Cecilia, ………………………………………….. Pray for us
St. Anastasia,………………………………………. .Pray for us
St. Catherine, ……………………………………… .Pray for us
St. Clare,…………………… ……………………….Pray for us
All you holy Virgins and Widows,…………………. Pray for us
All you holy Saints of God, ……………………….. Pray for us
 Lord, be merciful, ………………………………….. Lord, save your people
From all evil, …………………………. ……………..Lord, save your people
From all sin, …………………….…….. …………….Lord, save your people
From your wrath, …………………………………… Lord, save your people
From a sudden and unprath, ……………………… Lord, save your people
From the snares of the devil, ……………………… Lord, save your people
From anger, hatred, and all ill-will, ……………….. Lord, save your people
From the spirit of uncleanness, …………………… Lord, save your people
From lightning and tempest, ………………………. Lord, save your people
From the scourge of earthquake, ………………… Lord, save your people
From plague, famine, and war, …………………… Lord, save your people
From everlasting death, Lord, save your people………… Lord, save your people
By the mystery of your holy Incarnation,………….. Lord, save your people

By your Coming, ……………………………………. Lord, save your people
By your Birth, ………………………….. …………..Lord, save your people
By your Baptism and holy fasting, ………………. Lord, save your people
By your Cross and Passion, ……………………… Lord, save your people
By your Death and Burial, ………………………… Lord, save your people
By your holy Resurrection, ……………………….. Lord, save your people
By your wonderful Ascension, …………………… Lord, save your people
By the coming of the Holy Spirit,………………….. Lord, save your people
On the day of judgment, ……………………………Lord, save your people

Be merciful to us sinners,………….. ……………..Lord, hear our prayer.

That you will spare us, …………………………… Lord, hear our prayer
That you will pardon us, …………………………. Lord, hear our prayer
That it may please you to bring us to true penance, …………… ……….. Lord, hear our prayer
Guide and protect your holy Church, ……………………………………… Lord, hear our prayer

Preserve in holy religion the Pope, and all those in holy Orders, ……….. Lord, hear our prayer
Humble the enemies of holy Church, ………………………………………. Lord, hear our prayer
Give peace and unity to the whole Christian people, …………………….. Lord, hear our prayer
Bring back to the unity of the Church all those who are straying, and bring all unbelievers to the light of the Gospel, …………………………………………………………………….. Lord, hear our prayer
Strengthen and preserve us in your holy service,………………………….. Lord, hear our prayer
Raise our minds to desire the things of heaven, …………………………… Lord, hear our prayer
Reward all our benefactors with eternal blessings, ………………………… Lord, hear our prayer
Deliver our souls from eternal damnation, and the souls of our brethren, relatives, and benefactors,……………………………………………………………………… Lord, hear our prayer
Give and preserve the fruits of the earth, ……………………………………. Lord, hear our prayer
Grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed,………………………………….. Lord, hear our prayer
That it may please You to hear and heed us, Jesus, Son of the Living God,….. Lord, hear our prayer

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of.the world,… …………………..Spare us O Lord
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of.the world,… …………………..Graciously hear us, O Lord!

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, ………………………Have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us

Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.

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Litany to the Holy Angels

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have   mercy.
  Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
  Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

  Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
  God, the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.
  God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
  God, the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.
  Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us.
 
 
  Holy Mary, Queen of Angels, pray for us
  Holy Mother of God, pray for us
  Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us
  Saint Michael, who was ever the defender of the people of God, pray for us
  St. Michael, who did drive from Heaven Lucifer and his rebel crew, pray   for us
  St. Michael, who did cast down to Hell the accuser of our brethren, pray   for us
  Saint Gabriel, who did expound to Daniel the heavenly vision, pray for us
  St. Gabriel, who did foretell to Zachary the birth and ministry of John the   Baptist, pray for us
  St. Gabriel, who did announce to Blessed Mary the Incarnation of the Divine   Word, pray for us
  Saint Raphael, who did lead Tobias safely through his journey to his home   again, pray for us
  St. Raphael, who did deliver Sara from the devil, pray for us
  St. Raphael, who did restore his sight to Tobias the elder, pray for us
  All ye holy Angels, who stand around the high and lofty throne of God, pray   for us
  Who cry to Him continually: Holy, Holy, Holy, pray for us
  Who dispel the darkness of our minds and give us light, pray for us
  Who are the messengers of heavenly things to men, pray for us
  Who have been appointed by God to be our guardians, pray for us
  Who always behold the Face of our Father Who is in Heaven, pray for us
  Who rejoice over one sinner doing penance, pray for us
  Who struck the Sodomites with blindness, pray for us
  Who led Lot out of the midst of the ungodly, pray for us
  Who ascended and descended on the ladder of Jacob, pray for us
  Who delivered the Divine Law to Moses on Mount Sinai, pray for us
  Who brought good tidings when Christ was born, pray for us
  Who comforted Him in His agony, pray for us
  Who sat in white garments at His sepulcher, pray for us
  Who appeared to the disciples as He went up into Heaven, pray for us
  Who shall go before Him bearing the standard of the Cross when He comes to   judgment, pray for us
  Who shall gather together the elect at the End of the World, pray for us
  Who shall separate the wicked from among the just, pray for us
  Who offer to God the prayers of those who pray, pray for us
  Who assist us at the hour of death, pray for us
  Who carried Lazarus into Abraham’s bosom, pray for us
  Who conduct to Heaven the souls of the just, pray for us
  Who perform signs and wonders by the power of God, pray for us
  Who are sent to minister for those who shall receive the inheritance of   salvation, pray for us
  Who are set over kingdoms and provinces, pray for us
  Who have often put to flight armies of enemies, pray for us
  Who have often delivered God’s servants from prison and other perils of this   life, pray for us
  Who have often consoled the holy martyrs in their torments, pray for us
  Who are wont to cherish with peculiar care the prelates and princes of the   Church, pray for us
  All ye holy orders of blessed spirits, pray for us
 
  From all dangers, deliver us, O Lord.
  From the snares of the devil, deliver us, O Lord.
  From all heresy and schism, deliver us, O Lord.
  From plague, famine and ware, deliver us, O Lord.
  From sudden and unlooked-for death, deliver us, O Lord.
  From everlasting death, deliver us, O Lord.
 
 
  Through Thy holy Angels, we beseech Thee, hear us.
  That Thou would spare us, we beseech Thee, hear us.
  That Thou would pardon us, we beseech Thee, hear us.
  That Thou would govern and preserve Thy Holy Church, we beseech Thee, hear   us.
  That Thou would protect our Apostolic Prelate and all ecclesiastical orders,w   e beseech Thee, hear us.
  That Thou would grant peace and security to kings and all Christian princes, we   beseech Thee, hear us.
  That Thou would give and preserve the fruits of the earth, we beseech   Thee, hear us.
  That Thou would grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed, we   beseech Thee, hear us.
 
  Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
  Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O   Lord.
  Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world Have mercy on us.
 
  Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
  Lord, have mercy.
 
  Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
 
  Bless the Lord, all ye Angels: Ye who are mighty in strength, who fulfill   His commandments, hearkening unto the voice of His words.
 
  He hath given His Angels charge concerning thee, To keep thee in all thy   ways.

  Let Us Pray
 
  O God, Who dost arrange the services of Angels and men in a wonderful order,   mercifully grant that our life may be protected on earth by those who always   do Thee service in Heaven, through Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who with Thee and   the Holy Ghost are one God now and forever.
 
Amen.

 
  O God, Who in Thine unspeakable Providence dost send Thine Angels to keep   guard over us, grant unto Thy suppliants that we may be continually defended   by their protection and may rejoice eternally in their society, through Jesus   Christ Our Lord, Who lives and reigns with Thee, in the unity of the Holy   Ghost, forever and ever.
 
  Amen.

Litany of Humility

O Jesus, meek and humble of heart,  hear me
From the desire of being esteemed,     deliver me, Jesus. 

From the desire of being loved, 
From the desire of being extolled, 
From the desire of being honored, 
From the desire of being praised, 
From the desire of being preferred to others, 
From the desire of being consulted, 
From the desire of being approved, 

From the fear of being humiliated,      deliver me, Jesus.  
From the fear of being despised, 
From the fear of suffering rebukes, 
From the fear of being calumniated, 
From the fear of being forgotten, 
From the fear of being ridiculed, 
From the fear of being wronged, 
From the fear of being suspected, 

That others may be loved more than I,    Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.  
That others may be esteemed more than I, 
That in the opinion of the world, 
others may increase, and I may decrease, 
That others may be chosen and I set aside, 
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, 
That others may be preferred to me in everything, 
That others may become holier than I, 
provided that I may become as holy as I should. 

Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val 

Litany for Priests

Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
give all priests Thy spirit of humility;
Jesus, poor and worn out for souls,
give all priests Thy spirit of zeal;
Jesus, full of patience and mercy for sinners,
give all priests Thy spirit of compassion;
Jesus, victim for the sins of the world,
give all priests Thy spirit of sacrifice;
Jesus, lover of the little and the poor,
give all priests Thy spirit of charity.
Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us;
and obtain for us numerous and holy
priests and religious.
Amen.

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Efficacious Novena to the Sacred     Heart of Jesus
   
   
    I. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you     will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to     you.” Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…… (here     name your request)
    Our Father….Hail Mary….Glory Be to the Father….Sacred Heart of     Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
   
   
    II. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, if you ask     anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.” Behold, in     your name, I ask the Father for the grace of…….(here name your request)     Our Father…Hail Mary….Glory Be To the Father….Sacred Heart of     Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
   
    III. O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, heaven and     earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.” Encouraged by     your infallible words I now ask for the grace of…..(here name your     request) Our Father….Hail Mary….Glory Be to the Father…Sacred     Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
   
    O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for     whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on     us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through     the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender Mother and ours.
    Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray     for us.
    — St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

     

 
  Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/heart/sh_novena.htm#ixzz1bq80kMLX

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A Divine Mercy Novena

I fly to Your Mercy, Compassionate God, Who alone   are good. Although my misery is great and my offenses are many, I trust in   Your Mercy because You are the God of Mercy, and it has never been heard of   in all ages, nor do Heaven or Earth remember, that a soul trusting in Your   Mercy has been disappointed.
 
  (State your intentions)
 
  __ Jesus, Friend of a lonely heart, You are my haven.
  You are my peace.
  You are my salvation.
  You are my serenity in moments of struggle and amidst an ocean of doubts.
  Amen
 
  Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/Novena/divine.htm#ixzz1bq8Wa6xK

   

Novena to the Holy     Spirit for theSeven     Gifts

   Act Of Consecration to the Holy Spirit
    On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, I offer     myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness     of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of     Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and     move and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I     pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You.     Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for     Your light, and listen to Your voice, and follow Your gracious     inspirations. I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You, by Your     compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of     Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds, and trusting in His Precious Blood     and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable     Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, to keep me in Your grace that I may never     sin against You. Give me grace, O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the     Son to say to You always and everywhere, “Speak Lord for Your servant     heareth.” Amen.
   
    To be recited daily during the Novena
   
    Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

   O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending     into heaven did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the     souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit     to me that He may perfect in my soul, the work of Your grace and Your love.     Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of     this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of     Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth, the     Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and     gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with You     and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my     salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and     grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may     find the service of God sweet and amiable, and the Spirit of Fear that I     may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way     to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Your true disciples     and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.
   
    (To be recited daily during the Novena to the Seven Gifts of Holy Spirit)

      

   
 

   

   

FIRST DAY (Friday, 6th Week of Easter)

Holy Spirit! Lord of Light!   From Your clear celestial height, Your pure beaming radiance give!

The Holy Spirit

Only one thing is important —   eternal salvation. Only one thing, therefore, is to be feared–sin? Sin is   the result of ignorance, weakness, and indifference The Holy Spirit is the   Spirit of Light, of Strength, and of Love. With His sevenfold gifts He enlightens   the mind, strengthens the will, and inflames the heart with love of God. To   ensure our salvation we ought to invoke the Divine Spirit daily, for   “The Spirit helpeth our infirmity. We know not what we should pray for   as we ought. But the Spirit Himself asketh for us.”

Prayer

Almighty and eternal God, Who   hast vouchsafed to regenerate us by water and the Holy Spirit, and hast given   us forgiveness all sins, vouchsafe to send forth from heaven upon us your   sevenfold Spirit, the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of   Counsel and fortitude, the Spirit of Knowledge and Piety, and fill us with   the Spirit of Holy Fear. Amen.

Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE.
Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES.

Act of Consecration,   Prayer for the Seven Gifts


SECOND DAY (Saturday, 6th Week of   Easter)

Come. Father of the poor.   Come, treasures which endure; Come, Light of all that live!

The Gift of Fear

The gift of Fear fills us with   a sovereign respect for God, and makes us dread nothing so much as to offend   Him by sin. It is a fear that arises, not from the thought of hell, but from   sentiments of reverence and filial submission to our heavenly Father. It is   the fear that is the beginning of wisdom, detaching us from worldly pleasures   that could in any way separate us from God. “They that fear the Lord   will prepare their hearts, and in His sight will sanctify their souls.”

Prayer

Come, O blessed Spirit of Holy   Fear, penetrate my inmost heart, that I may set you, my Lord and God, before   my face forever, help me to shun all things that can offend You, and make me   worthy to appear before the pure eyes of Your Divine Majesty in heaven, where   You live and reign in the unity of the ever Blessed Trinity, God world   without end. Amen.

Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE.
Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES.

Act of Consecration,   Prayer for the Seven Gifts


THIRD DAY (7th Sunday of Easter)

Thou, of all consolers   best, Visiting the troubled breast, Dost refreshing peace bestow.

The Gift of Piety

The gift of Piety begets in our   hearts a filial affection for God as our most loving Father. It inspires us   to love and respect for His sake persons and things consecrated to Him, as   well as those who are vested with His authority, His Blessed Mother and the   Saints, the Church and its visible Head, our parents and superiors, our   country and its rulers. He who is filled with the gift of Piety finds the   practice of his religion, not a burdensome duty, but a delightful service.   Where there is love, there is no labor.

Prayer

Come, O Blessed Spirit of   Piety, possess my heart. Enkindle therein such a love for God, that I may   find satisfaction only in His service, and for His sake lovingly submit to   all legitimate authority. Amen.

Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE.
Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES.

Act of Consecration,   Prayer for the Seven Gifts


FOURTH DAY
(Monday, 7th Week of   Easter)

Thou in toil art comfort   sweet, Pleasant coolness in the heat, solace in the midst of woe.

The Gift of Fortitude

The Gift of Fortitude By the   gift of Fortitude the soul is strengthened against natural fear, and   supported to the end in the performance of duty. Fortitude imparts to the   will an impulse and energy which move it to under take without hesitancy the   most arduous tasks, to face dangers, to trample under foot human respect, and   to endure without complaint the slow martyrdom of even lifelong tribulation.   “He that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved.”

Prayer

Come, O Blessed Spirit of   Fortitude, uphold my soul in time of trouble and adversity, sustain my   efforts after holiness, strengthen my weakness, give me courage against all   the assaults of my enemies, that I may never be overcome and separated from   Thee, my God and greatest Good. Amen.

Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE.
Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES.

Act of Consecration,   Prayer for the Seven Gifts


FIFTH DAY (Tuesday, 7th Week of Easter)

Light immortal! Light Divine! Visit   Thou these hearts of Thine, And our inmost being fill!

The Gift of Knowledge

The gift of Knowledge enables the soul to   evaluate created things at their true worth–in their relation to God.   Knowledge unmasks the pretense of creatures, reveals their emptiness, and   points out their only true purpose as instruments in the service of God. It   shows us the loving care of God even in adversity, and directs us to glorify   Him in every circumstance of life. Guided by its light, we put first things   first, and prize the friendship of God beyond all else. “Knowledge is a   fountain of life to him that possesseth it.”

Prayer

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Knowledge, and   grant that I may perceive the will of the Father; show me the nothingness of   earthly things, that I may realize their vanity and use them only for Thy   glory and my own salvation, looking ever beyond them to Thee, and Thy eternal   rewards. Amen.

Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE.
Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES.
 

  Act of Consecration, Prayer for the Seven   Gifts


SIXTH DAY (Wednesday, 7th Week of Easter)

If Thou take Thy grace away, nothing   pure in man will stay, All his good is turn’d to ill.

The Gift of Understanding

Understanding, as a gift of the Holy   Spirit, helps us to grasp the meaning of the truths of our holy religion BY   faith we know them, but by Understanding we learn to appreciate and relish   them. It enables us to penetrate the inner meaning of revealed truths and   through them to be quickened to newness of life. Our faith ceases to be   sterile and inactive, but inspires a mode of life that bears eloquent   testimony to the faith that is in us; we begin to “walk worthy of God in   all things pleasing, and increasing in the knowledge of God.”

Prayer

Come, O Spirit of Understanding, and   enlighten our minds, that we may know and believe all the mysteries of   salvation; and may merit at last to see the eternal light in Thy Light; and   in the light of glory to have a clear vision of Thee and the Father and the   Son. Amen.

Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE.
Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES.

Act of Consecration,   Prayer for the Seven Gifts


SEVENTH DAY (Thursday, 7th Week of Easter)

Heal our wounds–our strength renews;   On our dryness pour Thy dew, Wash the stains of guilt away.

The Gift of Counsel

The gift of Counsel endows the soul with   supernatural prudence, enabling it to judge promptly and rightly what must   done, especially in difficult circumstances. Counsel applies the principles   furnished by Knowledge and Understanding to the innumerable concrete cases   that confront us in the course of our daily duty as parents, teachers, public   servants, and Christian citizens. Counsel is supernatural common sense, a   priceless treasure in the quest of salvation. “Above all these things,   pray to the Most High, that He may direct thy way in truth.”

Prayer

Come, O Spirit of Counsel, help and guide   me in all my ways, that I may always do Thy holy will. Incline my heart to   that which is good; turn it away from all that is evil, and direct me by the   straight path of Thy commandments to that goal of eternal life for which I   long.

Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE. Glory be   to the Father SEVEN TIMES.
Act of Consecration,   Prayer for the Seven Gifts

 


EIGHTH DAY
(Friday, 7th Week of Easter)

Bend the stubborn heart and   will, melt the frozen warm the chill. Guide the steps that go astray!

The Gift of Wisdom

Embodying all the other gifts,   as charity embraces all the other virtues, Wisdom is the most perfect of the   gifts. Of wisdom it is written “all good things came to me with her, and   innumerable riches through her hands.” It is the gift of Wisdom that   strengthens our faith, fortifies hope, perfects charity, and promotes the   practice of virtue in the highest degree. Wisdom enlightens the mind to   discern and relish things divine, in the appreciation of which earthly joys   lose their savor, whilst the Cross of Christ yields a divine sweetness   according to the words of the Saviour: “Take up thy cross and follow me,   for my yoke is sweet and my burden light.

Prayer

Come, O Spirit of Wisdom, and   reveal to my soul the mysteries of heavenly things, their exceeding greatness,   power and beauty. Teach me to love them above and beyond all the passing joys   and satisfactions of earth. Help me to attain them and possess them for ever.   Amen.

Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE.
Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES.

Act of Consecration,   Prayer for the Seven Gifts


NINTH DAY (Saturday, Vigil of Pentecost)

Thou, on those who evermore Thee confess   and Thee Adore, in Thy sevenfold gift, Descend; Give Them Comfort when they   die; Give them Life with Thee on high; Give them joys which never end. Amen

The Fruits of the Holy Spirit

The gifts of the Holy Spirit perfect the   supernatural virtues by enabling us to practice them with greater docility to   divine inspiration. As we grow in the knowledge and love of God under the   direction of the Holy Spirit, our service becomes more sincere and generous,   the practice of virtue more perfect. Such acts of virtue leave the heart   filled with joy and consolation and are known as Fruits of the Holy Spirit.   These Fruits in turn render the practice of virtue more attractive and become   a powerful incentive for still greater efforts in the service of God, to   serve Whom is to reign.

Prayer

Come, O Divine Spirit, fill my heart with   Thy heavenly fruits, Thy charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness,   faith, mildness, and temperance, that I may never weary in the service of   God, but by continued faithful submission to Thy inspiration may merit to be   united eternally with Thee in the love of the Father and the Son. Amen.

Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE.
Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES.
Act of Consecration, Prayer for the Seven   Gifts

Holy Spirit Novena

Dearest Holy Spirit, confiding in   Your deep, personal love for me, I am making this novena for the following   request, if it be Your Holy Will to grant it:
  (mention your request).

Teach me, Divine Spirit, to know   and seek my last end; grant me the holy fear of God; grant me true contrition   and patience.
  Do not let me fall into sin. Give me an increase of faith, hope and charity,   and bring forth in my soul all the virtues proper to my state in life.

Make me a faithful disciple of   Jesus and an obedient child of the Church. Give me efficacious grace   sufficient to keep the Commandments and to receive the Sacraments worthily.
  Give me the four Cardinal Virtues, Your Seven Gifts, Your Twelve Fruits.
  Raise me to perfection in the state of life to which You have called me and   lead me through a happy death to everlasting life.
  I ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

 

Novena   for Peace to Mary; Our Lady of Sorrows

Most holy and   afflicted Virgin, Queen of martyrs, you stood beneath the cross, witnessing   the agony of your dying Son. Look with a mother’s tenderness and pity on us,   as we kneel before you. We venerate your sorrows, and place our request with   dutiful confidence in the sanctuary of your wounded heart.

Present   them, we beseech you, on our behalf to Jesus Christ, through the merits of   His own most Sacred Passion and Death, together with your sufferings at the   foot of the cross. Through the united efficacy of both, obtain the granting   of our petition. 

To whom shall we have recourse in our wants and   miseries if not to you, Mother of Mercy? You have drunk so deeply of the   chalice of your Son, you can with compassion receive our sorrows.

Holy Mary, your soul was pierced by a sword of   sorrow at the sight of the passion of your divine Son. Intercede for us and   obtain from Jesus these petitions if they be for His honor and glory and for   our good and the good of our nation.

That our nation’s leaders remove those U.S. Marshals   who guard abortion chambers and station them on airplanes to protect innocent   travelers,

Our Lady of Sorrows, hear us.

That our president may call for a moratorium on   abortion while the war against terrorism is waged,

Our Lady of Sorrows, hear us.

That all those injured in the terrorist attacks   recover quickly,

Our Lady of Sorrows, hear us.

That the souls of the departed rest in the eternal   peace of your Crucified Son, Jesus Christ,

Our Lady of Sorrows, hear us.

That the families of all those lost in the terrorist   attack may know the comfort of Christ’s constant love,

Our Lady of Sorrows, hear us.

That the parents, grandparents and health care   professionals who kill the innocent by abortion may receive the strength to   seek Christ’s forgiveness,

Our Lady of Sorrows, hear us.

That the biologists, scientists, pharmaceutical   company executives, medical school professors and others who are involved in   the daily killing of the preborn may recognize the evil they perpetrate, and   repent,

Our Lady of Sorrows, hears us.

That our soldiers, firefighters, policeman, and   medical personnel will be protected by the grace of God,

Our Lady of Sorrows, hear us.

Amen.

    

Novena Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

O Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially …(special intention).

We are comforted in knowing your heart is ever open to those who ask for your prayer. We trust to your gentle care and intercession, those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting. Help all of us, Holy Mother, to bear our burdens in this life until we may share eternal life and peace with God forever. Amen.

Novena To St. Jude

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.
Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly –
(make your request here)
– and that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.
Amen

May the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, and loved in all the tabernacles until the end of time. Amen.

May the most Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised and glorified now and forever. Amen

St. Jude pray for us and hear our prayers. Amen.

Blessed be the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Blessed be the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Blessed be St. Jude Thaddeus, in all the world and for all Eternity.
(say this prayer, followed by the Our Father and the Hail Mary)

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/novena/jude.htm#ixzz1bq8GMaro

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                                                                                                                                                                                         Novena Prayer to St. Maximilian Kolbe

O Lord Jesus Christ, who said, “greater love than this no man has that a man lay down his life for his friends,”
through the intercession of St. Maximilian Kolbe whose life illustrated such love, we beseech you to grant us our petitions . . .
(here mention the requests you have).

Through the Militia Immaculata movement, which Maximilian founded, he spread a fervent devotion to Our Lady throughout the world. He gave up his life for a total stranger and loved his persecutors, giving us an example of unselfish love for all men – a love that was inspired by true devotion to Mary.
Grant, O Lord Jesus, that we too may give ourselves entirely without reserve to the love and service of our Heavenly Queen in order to better love and serve our fellowman in imitation of your humble servant, Maximilian. Amen.

(Say 3 Hail Marys and a Glory Be)

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/novena/kolbe.htm#ixzz1bq8Obhv8

Novena for Priests

Jesus, Good Shepherd,
You sent us the Holy Spirit to guide Your Church
and lead her faithful to You through the ministry of Your priests.

Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, grant to Your priests
wisdom in leading,
faithfulness in teaching,
and holiness in guarding Your sacred Mysteries.

As they cry out with all the faithful, “Abba, Father!”
may Your priests be ever more closely identified with You
in Your divine Sonship
and offer their own lives with You, the one saving Victim.

Make them helpful brothers of one another,
and understanding fathers of all Your people.

On this Pentecost Sunday, renew in Your priests deeper faith,
greater trust in You,
childlike reliance on our Mother Mary,
and unwavering fidelity to the Holy Father and his bishops.

Holy Mary, intercede for your priests.
St. Joseph, protect them.
St. Michael, defend them.
St. John Vianney, pray for them.

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/novena/priests.htm#ixzz1bqARLs25

Novena of Grace

We have come together to worship the Lord our God and to honor the memory of His great missionary, St. Francis Xavier. Through his powerful intercession, let us pray for ourselves, for the missionary efforts of the church, and for all the People of God.

For missions and missionaries throughout the world,
that through the proclamation of the Good News of salvation, all people may come to know the one true God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent.

Let us pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

For the Church, that renewed by the Holy Spirit, she may show forth to the world the mystery of the Lord and be an instrument of redemption for all.

Let us pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

For Christian unity, that the Spirit of Christ, dwelling in all who believe, may bring us to that fullness of unity which Jesus desires — one Lord, one faith, one baptism.

Let us pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

For the unrepentant,
that moved by God’s loving mercy revealed in Jesus,
they may repent their sins and open their hearts
to the divine life of grace.

Let us pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

For ourselves, that we may be ever faithful to our baptismal commitment to Christ, and bring Christ’s word and Christ’s love to the world in which we live.

Let us pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

Together:
Lord God, our Father, we honor the memory of the Apostle of the Indies and Japan, St. Francis Xavier. The remembrance of the favors with which You blessed him during life and of his glory after death fills us with joy; and we unite with him in offering to You our sincere tribute of thanksgiving and of grace.

We ask You to grant us, through his powerful intercession, the inestimable blessings of living and dying in the state of grace. We also ask You to grant us the favors we seek in this novena.

(Pause)

But if what we ask is not for the glory of God and the good of our souls, grant us, we pray, what is more conducive to both. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 
   

Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in     Purgatory

   O most sweet Jesus, through the     bloody sweat which Thou didst suffer in the Garden of Gethsemane, have     mercy on these Blessed Souls. Have mercy on them.
    R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.
   
    O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer during Thy     most cruel scourging, have mercy on them.
    R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.
   
    O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in Thy most     painful crowning with thorns, have mercy on them.
    R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.
   
    O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in carrying     Thy cross to Calvary, have mercy on them.
    R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.
   
    O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer during Thy     most cruel Crucifixion, have mercy on them.
    R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.
   
    O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in Thy most bitter     agony on the Cross, have mercy on them.
    R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.
   
    O most sweet Jesus, through the immense pain which Thou didst suffer in     breathing forth Thy Blessed Soul, have mercy on them.
    R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.
   
    (Recommend yourself to the Souls in Purgatory and mention your     intentions here)
   
    Blessed Souls, I have prayed for thee; I entreat thee, who are so dear to     God, and who are secure of never losing Him, to pray for me a miserable     sinner, who is in danger of being damned, and of losing God forever. Amen.

   


Day 1

Jesus, my Savior I have so often deserved to be cast into hell how great would be my suffering if I were now cast away and obliged to think that I myself had caused my damnation. I thank Thee for the patience with which Thou hast endured me. My God, I love Thee above all things and I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee because Thou art infinite goodness. I will rather die than offend Thee again. Grant me the grace of perseverance. Have pity on me and at the same time on those blessed souls suffering in Purgatory. Mary, Mother of God, come to their assistance with thy powerful intercession.

Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory .


Day 2

Woe to me, unhappy being, so many years have I already spent on earth and have earned naught but hell! I give Thee thanks, O Lord, for granting me time even now to atone for my sins. My good God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. Send me Thy assistance, that I may apply the time yet remaining to me for Thy love and service; have compassion on me, and, at the same time, on the holy souls suffering in Purgatory. O Mary, Mother of God, come to their assistance with thy powerful intercession.

Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory .


Day 3

My God! because Thou art infinite goodness, I love Thee above all things, and repent with my whole heart of my offenses against Thee. Grant me the grace of holy perseverance. Have compassion on me, and, at the same, on the holy souls suffering in Purgatory. And thou, Mary, Mother of God, come to their assistance with thy powerful intercession.

Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory .


Day 4

My God! because Thou art infinite goodness, I am sorry with my whole heart for having offended Thee. I promise to die rather than ever offend Thee more. Give me holy perseverance; have pity on me, and have pity on those holy souls that burn in the cleansing fire and love Thee with all their hearts. O Mary, Mother of God, assist them by thy powerful prayers.

Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory .


Day 5

Woe to me, unhappy being, if Thou, O Lord, hadst cast me into hell; for from that dungeon of eternal pain there is no deliverance. I love Thee above all things, O infinite God and I am sincerely sorry for having offended Thee again. Grant me the grace of holy perseverance. Have compassion on me, and, at the same time, on the holy souls suffering in Purgatory. O Mary, Mother of God, come to their assistance with thy powerful intercession.

Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory .


Day 6

My Divine Redeemer, Thou didst die for me on the Cross, and hast so often united Thyself with me in Holy Communion, and I have repaid Thee only with ingratitude. Now, however, I love Thee above all things, O supreme God; and I am more grieved at my offences against Thee than at any other evil. I will rather die than offend Thee again. Grant me the grace of holy perseverance. Have compassion on me, and, at the same time, on the holy souls suffering in Purgatory. Mary, Mother of God, come to their aid with thy powerful intercession.

Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory .


Day 7

God, Father of Mercy, satisfy this their ardent desire! Send them Thy holy Angel to announce to them that Thou, their Father, are now reconciled with them through the suffering and death of Jesus, and that the moment of their deliverance has arrived.

Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory .


Day 8

Oh my God! I also am one of these ungrateful beings, having received so much grace, and yet despised Thy love and deserved to be cast by Thee into hell. But Thy infinite goodness has spared me until now. Therefore, I now love Thee above all things, and I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. I will rather die than ever offend Thee. Grant me the grace of holy perseverance. Have compassion on me and, at the same time, on the holy souls suffering in Purgatory. Mary, Mother of God, come to their aid with thy powerful intercession.

Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory .


Day 9

My God! How was it possible that I, for so many years, have borne tranquilly the separation from Thee and Thy holy grace! O infinite Goodness, how long-suffering hast Thou shown Thyself to me! Henceforth, I shall love Thee above all things. I am deeply sorry for having offended Thee; I promise rather to die than to again offend Thee. Grant me the grace of holy perseverance, and do not permit that I should ever again fall into sin. Have compassion on the holy souls in Purgatory. I pray Thee, moderate their sufferings; shorten the time of their misery; call them soon unto Thee in heaven, that they may behold Thee face to face, and forever love Thee. Mary, Mother of Mercy, come to their aid with thy powerful intercession, and pray for us also who are still in danger of eternal damnation.

Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and the Prayer to Our Suffering Savior for the Holy Souls in Purgatory .

 

For more prayers go to: http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayer_saint.htm

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