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.
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.
O Jesus, through the Immaculate
Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joy and sufferings of
this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with
the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for
my sins, for the intentions of all my relatives and friends, and in
particular for the intentions of the Holy Father.
The Holy Face
O Blessed Face of my kind Savior, by the
tender love and piercing sorrow of Our Lady as she beheld You in Your
cruel Passion, grant us to share in this intense sorrow and love so as to
fulfill the holy will of God to the utmost of our ability.
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
Prayer To Your
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.
An Act of Spiritual
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.
A Prayer To Our
Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe,
Mystical Rose, make intercession for holy Church, protect the sovereign
Pontiff, help all those who invoke you in their necessities, and since you
are the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of the true God, obtain for us from
your most holy Son the grace of keeping our faith, of sweet hope in the
midst of the bitterness of life of burning charity, and the precious gift
of final perseverance.
An Act of
O my God, I am
heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because
I dread the loss of heaven, and the pains of hell; but most of all because
they offend Thee, my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love. I
firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do
penance, and to amend my life.
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.
Our Lady of
O Mother of Perpetual
Help, grant that I may ever invoke thy most powerful name, which is the
safeguard of the living and the salvation of the dying. O Purest Mary, O
Sweetest Mary, let thy name henceforth be ever on my lips. Delay not, O
Blessed Lady, to help me whenever I call on thee, for, in all my needs, in
all my temptations I shall never cease to call on thee, ever repeating thy
sacred name, Mary, Mary.
A Short Prayer
Lord help me to
remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that You and I
together can't handle.
An Act of
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.
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.
O God, who, through
the merits of blessed Francis, didst give increase to Thy Church, by
enriching her with new offspring: grant us, that following his example we
may despise earthly goods and ever rejoice in partaking of Thy heavenly
gifts. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with
You and Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
God of mercy, You
inspired Saint Clare with the love of poverty. By the help of her prayers
may we follow Christ in poverty of spirit and come to the joyful vision of
Your glory in the Kingdom of heaven. We ask this through Our Lord Jesus
Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one
God, forever and ever.
PRAYER TO SAINT MARY
Saint Mary Magdalene,
woman of many sins, who by conversion became the beloved of Jesus, thank
you for your witness that Jesus forgives through the miracle of love. You,
who already possess eternal happiness in His glorious presence, please
intercede for me, so that some day I may share in the same everlasting
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.
A Prayer Before
ever-living God, I approach the sacrament of Your only-begotten Son Our
Lord Jesus Christ, I come sick to the doctor of life, unclean to the
fountain of mercy, blind to the radiance of eternal light, and poor and
needy to the Lord of heaven and earth.
Lord, in your great
generosity, heal my sickness, wash away my defilement, enlighten my
blindness, enrich my poverty, and clothe my nakedness. May I receive the
bread of angels, the King of kings and Lord of lords, with humble
reverence, with the purity and faith, the repentance and love, and the
determined purpose that will help to bring me to salvation. May I receive
the sacrament of the Lord's Body and Blood, and its reality and power.
Kind God, may I receive the Body of Your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus
Christ, born from the womb of the Virgin Mary, and so be received into His
mystical body and numbered among His members. Loving Father, as on my
earthly pilgrimage I now receive Your beloved Son under the veil of a
sacrament, may I one day see him face to face in glory, who lives and
reigns with You for ever.
A Prayer After Mass
Lord Jesus Christ,
take all my freedom, my memory, my understanding, and my will. All
that I have and cherish you have given me. I surrender it all to be guided
by Your will. Your grace and Your love are enough for me. Give me these,
and I ask for nothing more.
The Holy Rosary
The rosary has been prayed since the thirteenth century. While meditating
on the life of Jesus, one recites the prayers that brings one closer to
Him and to His Mother, Mary.
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.
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.
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.
the completion of the five mysteries (five decades), the "Hail Holy Queen"
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
Pray for us, O Holy
Mother of God.
That we may be made
worthy of the promises of Christ.
THE MYSTERIES OF THE
THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES
Thursdays. Also during the season of Advent they are recited on Sundays):
1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Nativity
4. The Presentation
5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
Fridays. Also during the season of Lent they are recited on Sundays):
1. The Agony in the
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. The Crowning with Thorns
4. The Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion
THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
(Wednesday, Saturdays. Also Sundays
they are recited from Easter until the season of Advent):
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
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.
A Prayer To St.
O blessed Joseph, faithful guardian of
my Redeemer, Jesus Christ, protector of thy chaste spouse, the virgin
Mother of God, I choose thee this day to be my special patron and advocate
and I firmly resolve to honor thee all the days of my life. Therefore I
humbly beseech thee to receive me as thy client, to instruct me in every
doubt, to comfort me in every affliction, to obtain for me and for all the
knowledge and love of the Heart of Jesus, and finally to defend and
protect me at the hour of my death.
Thirty Days' Prayer
to Saint 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 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.
Prayer To Our Lady,
Help Of Christians
Most Holy Virgin Mary, Help of
Christian, how sweet it is to come to your feet imploring your perpetual
help. If earthly mothers cease not to remember their children, how can
you, the most loving of all mothers forget me? Grant then to me, I implore
you, your perpetual help in all my necessities, in every sorrow, and
especially in all my temptations. I ask for your unceasing help for all
who are now suffering. Help the weak, cure the sick, convert sinners.
Grant through your intercessions many vocations to the religious life.
Obtain for us, O Mary, Help of Christians, that having invoked you on
earth we may love and eternally thank you in heaven.
Devotion to St.
To you, O blessed
Joseph, do we come in our tribulation, and having implored the help of
your most holy spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.
Through that charity
which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the
paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you
graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by
and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.
O most watchful Guardian of the Holy
Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father,
ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence;
O our most mighty protector, be propitious to us and from heaven assist us
in our struggle with the power of darkness; and, as once you rescued the
Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God¹s Holy Church from the
snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by
your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid,
we may be able to live piously, to die holily, and to obtain eternal
happiness in heaven.
PRAYER TO SAINT
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
by the divine power, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls
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
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, Your 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.
Litany of Humility
O Jesus! meek and
humble of heart, Hear me. From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me,
From the desire of
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 ...
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…
The Lady Of All
Lord Jesus Christ, Son
of the Father, send now Your Spirit over the earth, Let the Holy Spirit
live in the hearts of all nations, that they may be preserved from
degeneration, disaster and war. May the Lady of All nations, who once was
Mary, be our Advocate.
Remember, O most
gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known
that any one who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy
intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired with 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 they Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy
clemency hear and answer me.
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