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O 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 and indifferent by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of the poor sinners.
Heavenly Father, we desire to offer ourselves to you today and every day of our life in the same spirit of self-oblation with which Your Divine Son offered Himself to you for Your glorification and the salvation of people. May it be our food and drink, Heavenly Father, to do Your will with complete self-abandonment.
Jesus, we desire to serve You today and every day with the same love which prompts You to dwell in the Blessed Sacrament, to be our food and sacrifice of love. Strengthen us, O Jesus, and cleanse our heart with love, that we may serve You in holiness and purity.
Holy Spirit, we desire to serve You with chaste love and sincere attention, and to love You in union with Mary, Your Immaculate Spouse, with Saint Joseph, and all Your Saints. We unite our poor offering with the love with which they love you, and with which they adore, praise, and revere You together with the Son, for all eternity. Amen.
Eternal Father, we offer Thee the Blood, the passion, and death of Jesus Christ, the sorrow of Mary most Holy, and of St. Joseph, in satisfaction of our sins, in aid of the holy souls in Purgatory, for the needs of holy Mother Church and for the conversion of sinners.
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Our Father…Hail Mary…The Creed
On the large bead before each decade:
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.
On the ten small beads of each decade:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and the whole world (3X)
(From the Diary of the Servant of God, St. Faustina – Notebook p. 197)The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
O Most Holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore You. I love You, and with a lively sorrow of my sins, I offer You this poor heart of mine.
Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to Your will.
Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in You and for You.
Protect me in the midst of danger, comfort me in my afflictions; give me health of mind and body, assistance in my temporal needs, Your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of holy death. Amen
O Jesus, my Lord and my God, Who are all Love. To You I consecrate my whole being, all that I am and have. You shall be the only desire of my heart, You alone I will serve and to Your Divine Heart that is so much wounded by the sins of men, I will offer expiation. My most loving Savior, how much is Your Love answered by hatred and Your Mercy by indifference. Therefore I want to adore You wherever You are present in the most Blessed Sacrament, and to You I will give all the love of my poor, sinful heart. Accept in reparation for all the insults and the ingratitude heaped upon You by men. Be gracious and merciful to us sinners.
Eternal Father, I offer You the precious Blood and the ineffable Love of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in expiation for al the hatred and indifference of men to implore Your forgiveness and Mercy. Amen.
Lord Jesus, You so often healed all those who were brought before You. Today, we bring before You our brother/sister and those we hold dear who are in need of Your saving word and Your healing touch. Please deal with them gently and restore them, if you will, to full health of mind and body. Amen.
Jesus Master, sanctify my mind and increase my faith.
Jesus, teaching in the Church, draw everyone to your school,
Jesus Master, deliver me from error, from vain thought, and from darkness.
Jesus, Way between the Father and us, I offer you all and await all from you.
Jesus, Way of sanctify, make me your faithful imitator.
Jesus, Way, render me perfect as the Father who is in heaven.
Jesus, Life, live in me, so that I may live in you.
Jesus, Life do not permit me to separate myself from you.
Jesus, life grant that I may live eternally in the joy of our Love.
Jesus, Truth, may I be light for the world.
Jesus, Way, may I be example and model for souls.
Jesus, Life may my presence bring grace and consolation everywhere.
Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul: I adore you: Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, sanctify me, you are my soul’s dearest guest. Amen.
God the Holy Spirit, Love of the Father and the Son, in order to belong entirely to you, I consecrate to you now and forever my heart and my will, my body and my soul, my understanding and my whole being, my thoughts and desires, my words and deeds, my joys and sorrows, my life and my death. I also consecrate to you all who are near and dear to me. Rule over us, O Spirit of Love, and guide us always. Amen.
Mary Immaculate Spouse of the Holy Spirit, pray for us.
Jesus, each time I look at the sacred Host, sanctify my eyes that they may close more and more to all that is merely earthly.
Jesus, each time I look at the sacred Host, send a ray of divine light into my soul, that I may better know you and myself.
Jesus, each time I look at the sacred Host, send a flame of love into my heart to consume everything in it is displeasing to you and set it all on fire with your love.
Now and eternally, may my only desire be to contemplate the infinite beauty of your divine countenance which delights the angels. Amen.
St. Arnold Janssen
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer Thee my prayers, works and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all our Associates, and that priest may be imbued with the Apostolic zeal in the Vineyard of the Master.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit (3x)
Accept, Most Holy Trinity, this sacrifice once fulfilled by the Incarnate Divine Word and now renewed on this altar by the hands of your priest. I unite myself to the intentions of Jesus Christ, Priest and Victim, and offer myself entirely for your glory and the salvation of the world. I intend through Jesus Christ, with Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ to adore your eternal Majesty, to thank your immense justice, to make reparation to your offended love and justice, and to beseech your mercy for the Church and for the whole world. Amen.
Soul of Christ, make me holy
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, invigorate me
Water from the side of Christ, wash me
Passion of Christ, give me strength
O Good Jesus, listen to me
In your wounds, hide me
Never let me be separated from Thee
From the evil enemy, defend me
In the hour of my death, call me
And tell me to come to you
That with your saint, I may praise you
Forever and ever. Amen.
O Merciful Father in Heaven, behold, I come again with a sorrowful and contrite heart and beseech You to have mercy on m e. Forgive me according to the multitude of your tender mercies. I am sorry for all the sins of my past life, especially for all my mortal sins, because by them I have offended You mortally and have merited Your just punishment.
I repent of all my sins and detest them with all my strength, because by them I have offended You, my dear father and greatest benefactor. You are my kind Father, having shown me nothing but kindness and having been full of love and mercy for me. You are the highest and most amiable Good. Would that I had always loved You as You deserved to be loved. But unfortunately I have not done so. I am exceedingly sorry for having transgressed Your commandments and make now the firm resolution never again to offend You deliberately, especially by a mortal sin. To accomplish this I will make use of all the means of amendment within my power. Amen.
Father in heaven, You have made us for yourself, our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Fulfill this longing through Jesus, the Bread of Life, so that we may witness to him who alone satisfies the hungers of the human family. By the power of your Spirit, lead us to the heavenly table, where we may feast on the vision of your glory forever and ever. Amen.
From the 41st International Eucharistic Congress (Philadelphia)
Lord, Father all powerful, and ever living God, I thank you for even though I am a sinner, your unprofitable servant not because of worth, but in the kindness of your mercy, you have fed me with the precious body and 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 goodwill. 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 give me 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.
By St. Thomas Aquinas
Take, Lord all my liberty. Receive my memory, my understanding, my whole will, all that I have and posses. You have given all to me; I return it all to you. Do with me as you will. Give me only your love and your grace. With these I am rich enough and I desire nothing more.
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Lord Jesus Christ, by Your gift Mary, Your Mother, whose glorious image we venerate, is our Mother too; and she is ready at all times to help us. Grant, we pray, that, help, may be counted worthy to reap through all eternity the fruit of Your redeeming work. Amen.
Mary, Holy Virgin Mother, I have received your son, Jesus Christ. With love you became his mother, gave birth to him, nursed him and helped him grow to manhood. With love I return him to you, to hold once more, to love with all your heart, and to offer to the Holy Trinity as our supreme act of worship for your honor and for the good of all your pilgrim brothers and sisters. Mother, ask God to serve him more faithfully. Keep me true to Christ until death, and let me come to praise him with you forever and ever. Amen.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O virgin of virgins my mother; to you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful; O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.
Immaculate Virgin Mary my Mother
I consecrate myself to you this day and forever
So that you may dispose of me
As you wish for the salvation of souls.
I ask you only Queen and Mother of the Church
That I may cooperate faithfully with your mission in the coming of the Kingdom of God on earth.
I offer to you Immaculate Heart of Mary all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day…
St. Joseph, head of the Holy Family, grant me the spiritual gifts and virtues I need to fulfill my duties as head of the family entrusted to me by God.
With the help of my wife, may I discharge the God-given responsibilities with devotion and respect, with faith and charity. Following your example, may I bring to my daily task the care and respect that will really make it a collaboration to God’s work and a true service to men, my brothers.
In spite of social conditions and spells of sickness, may I earn enough to supply my family with food and lodging, clothing and education, in the joy of the heart, safe from distress.
Teach me the true virtues of a husband and Christian educator. As you went to great pains to feed and educate Jesus, the Child of God entrusted to your care, grant that I may bring up my children with love and firmness, with intelligence and tact; that I may pray with them and explain to them, when and how I must, their obligations as Christians, by Word and act; may I stay calm and patient when they fail and err, without fear of admonishing and correcting them when I must. May I give to each one, according to his or her character and personality, the necessary incentives, with special attentions and affection. May I not be too often absent from home, since my wife and children require my presence.
O St. Joseph, grant that I may always live as a true Christian, and observe the fidelity, the love and devotion I owe to my wife and children, since I have received from God the difficult and wonderful mission of leading them all to His Kingdom. Amen.
St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May you, O prince of the heavenly hosts, by the divine power thrust into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who roam the world seeking the ruins of souls. Amen.
Angels and Archangels, Thrones and Dominations, Principalities and Powers, Virtues of the heavens, Cherubim and Seraphim, praise the Lord forever.
Praise the Lord, all you His Angels, who are mighty in strength and who carry out His commands. Praise the Lord, all you His hosts, His servants who did His will.
Holy Angels who strengthened Jesus Christ our Lord, come and strengthen us also. Come and do not delay!
Our dear Guardian Angel, you were given to us by our merciful God to be the faithful companion of our earthly journey. We honor and love you as our most devoted friend to whom God has entrusted the care of our immortal souls. With all our heart we thank you for your love and constant care of us.
Dearest Angel-friend, we beg you to guard and protect us in our day-to-day living. Conduct us on the right path. Warn us against every occasion of sin, and fill our souls with wholesome thoughts. Encourage us to practice virtue. Intercede for us that we may share in your burning zeal to serve our Lord and follow His Divine Will. Amen.
Angels before me, guide and direct me. Angels behind me, guard me and protect me. Angels above me, keep watch over me. Angels beside me, care for and comfort me. Spirit of God be with me as I look over my day, to see how I have been aware of God’s gift.
Guardian of the night,
I place myself in your care,
Knowing that your kind vigilance
Will be a comforting sentinel
Sheltering me within the darkness.
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 there 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.
We pray to You, O almighty and eternal Father! Who through Jesus Christ have revealed Your glory to all nations, to preserve the works of Your mercy, that Your Church being spread through the whole world, may continue with unchanging faith in the confession of Your name. Amen.
God, Father and Ruler of all mankind, look down with favor on Your servant Pope Benedict XVI, whom you have graciously appointed as supreme pastor of your Church. We humbly ask You that both his words and example may benefit those over whom he has been placed so that together with the flock entrusted to his care he may attain to life everlasting. We ask this through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lord, God of Peace, Who has created man, the object of Your kindness, to be close to You in glory. We bless You and we thank You because You have sent us Your Beloved Son, Jesus, Making Him, in the Mystery of the Pasch, The architect of all salvation, The source of all peace, The bond of true brotherhood.
We thank You for the desire, the efforts, the realizations which Your Spirit of Peace has roused in our day:
To replace hatred with love, diffidence with understanding, unconcern with care. Open yet more our hearts to the need of all our brothers, so that we may be better able to build a better world.
Remember, Father of Mercy, all who are in pain, who suffer and die in the cause of a more brotherly world. Of every tongue – May Your Kingdom of justice, of peace, and of love, reign; and may the earth be filled with Your glory. Amen.
Almighty and Eternal Father, God, Wisdom and Mercy, whose power exceed all force of arms and whose protection is the strong defense of all who trust in You, enlighten and direct us, we beseech You, those who bear the heavy responsibility of government throughout the world in these days of stress and trial. Grant them the strength to stand firm for what is right and the skill to dispel the fears that foment discord; inspire them to be mindful of the horror of atomic war for victor and vanquished alike, to seek conciliation in truth and patience, to see in every man a brother, that the people of all nations may, in our day, enjoy the blessings of a just and lasting peace.
Conscious of our own unworthiness, we implore Your mercy on a sinful world in the Name of Your Divine Son, the Prince of Peace, and through the intercession of His Blessed Mother and all the saints. Amen.
God, Our Father, You are Father of all men equally father of Christians and Jews of whites and blacks and those of all backgrounds and races, Father of those who believe in You and equally of those who don’t.
Send Your Holy Spirit, the Spirit who unites people, so that all men will put aside their prejudices and work together for the good of all no matter what their creed, no matter what their color, so that at the end, this world, perfected by men cooperating together and cooperating with You, may be handed over to You by Your beloved Son.
Unite especially those who believe in Your Son all Christians, Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants (and all those in between) break down the divisions between Christians so that soon all may be united again and once more be one family around our table. Still more do we pray You, to unite more closely those of our Faith, those who love only change and those who love only traditions (and those in between) so that the people of your Pilgrim Church led by the Spirit towards Your Kingdom may work, pray and live happily together in charity and in peace. Amen.
Almighty Father, bless our nation and make it true to the ideas of freedom and justice and brotherhood for all who make it great.
Guard us from war, from fire and wind, from compromise, fear, confusion.
Be close to our president and our statesmen; give them vision and courage, as they ponder decisions affecting peace and the future of the world.
Make us more deeply aware of our heritage; realizing not only our rights, but also our duties and responsibilities as citizens.
Make this great land and all its people know clearly Your will, that they may fulfill the destiny ordained for us in the salvation of the nations, and the restoring of all things in Christ. Amen.
Lord God and Father, in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Your Son, You willed to reconcile all humanity to Yourself and so to reconcile all people with each other in peace. Hear the prayer of Your people.
Let Your spirit of life and holiness renew us in the depths of our being, unite us throughout our life to the Risen Christ, for He is our Brother and Savior.
With all Christians we seek to follow the way of the Gospel. Keep us faithful to the teaching of the Church and alive to the needs of our brothers and sisters. Give us strength to work for reconciliation, unity and peace.
May those who seek the God they do not yet know discover in You the source of light and hope; may those who work for others find strength in You; may those who know You seek even further and experience the depths of Your love.
Forgive us our sins; deepen our faith; kindle our hope and enliven our hearts with love for one another. May we walk in the footsteps of Christ as Your beloved sons and daughters.
With the help of Mary, our mother, may Your Church be the sign and sacrament of salvation for all; that the world may believe in Your love and your truth.
Father, in your great goodness, hear in the words of your people the prayer of the Spirit to the praise of Your glory and the salvation of men. Through Jesus Christ Your Son, our Lord, the Way, the Truth, and the Life, forever and ever. Amen.
Lord Father, you know all hearts. You have chosen Your servants for the office of bishop. May they be a shepherd to Your flock, and a high priest blameless in Your sight, ministering to you night and day. May they always gain the blessing of Your favor and offer the gifts of Your holy Church. May they be pleasing to You by their gentleness and purity of heart, presenting a fragrant offering to You , through Jesus Christ, your Son, through whom glory and power and honor are Yours with the Holy Spirit in Your Holy church now and forever. Amen.
O Holy Mother of God, pray for the priests your Son has chosen to serve the Church. Help them, by our intercession, to be holy, zealous and chaste. Make them models of virtue in the service of God’s people. Help them be pious in meditation, efficacious in reaching and zealous in the daily offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Help them administer the Sacrament with joy. Amen.
By St. Charles Borromeo
Our Father, help priests who are faithful to remain faithful; to those who are falling, stretch forth Your Divine Hand that they may grasp it as their support. In the great ocean of Your mercy, lift those poor, unfortunate ones who have fallen, that being engulfed therein they may receive the grace to return to Your Great Loving Heart. Especially dear God we pray for priests who at this moment need Your grace most. In praying for consecrated souls, help us to remember our own utter weaknesses, miseries and nothingness. Amen.
Jesus, eternal Priest, I offer You, through Your Immaculate Mother Mary, Your precious Blood in all the Masses throughout the world as a petition for graces for all priests and seminarians. Give them humility, meekness, and prudence. Give them a burning desire to do all they can and to give all they have in the service of others. Fill their hearts with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to know and love the Church. Teach them how to pray. Teach them to know and to love You, the eternal Priest. Good Shepherd of souls, hear my prayer for saintly priest. Amen.
Mount Grace Convent
1438 E. Warne Avenue, St.Louis, Mo. 63107
O sweet Jesus, Divine Spouse of every soul incorporated in your Mystical Body, dispense Your graces in greater abundance to attract multitudes to the religious state, for the greater perfection of themselves, the spread of Your Kingdom throughout the world in the apostolate of love, and the exaltation of Your Holy Name in time and eternity. Amen.
O my God, you who are the God of Wisdom and of Counsel, you who read in my heart the sincere will to please you alone, and to govern myself with regard to my choice of a state of life, entirely in conformity with your most Holy desire; grant me, by the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin, my mother, and of my holy patrons, especially of St. Joseph and St. Aloysius, the grace to know what state to choose, and when to know, to embrace it, so that in it I may be able to pursue and increase your glory, work out my salvation, and merit that heavenly reward which you have promised to those who do your holy will. Amen.
Almighty and merciful Lord, direct us on the way of peace and prosperity and let your holy Archangel Raphael accompany us on our way, so that we may return to our home in peace, health and joy. Amen.
Holy Archangel Raphael, appointed by God to be the guardian of Tobias on his journey, be with us also. Guard us, defend us, and keep us from all harm. Amen.
O God, grant us, we beg you, a safe journey and pleasant weather. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Eternal Father, unchanged down the changing years, be near to those whoa re aged. Even though their bodies weaken, grant that their spirit may be strong. May they bear weariness and affliction with patience, and at the end, meet death with serenity. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lord God, from You every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.
Father, You are Love and Life.
Through Your Son, Jesus Christ, born of a woman, and through the Holy Spirit, fountain of divine charity, grant that every family on earth may become for each successive generation a true shrine of life and love.
Grant that Your grace may guide the thoughts and actions of husbands and wives for the good of their families in the world.
Grant that the young may find in the family solid support for their human dignity and for their growth in truth and love.
Grant that love, strengthened by the Sacrament of marriage, may prove mightier than all the weaknesses and trials through which our families sometimes pass.
Through the intercession of the Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that the Church may fruitfully carry her worldwide mission in and through the family. Through Christ our Lord, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, forever and ever. Amen.
Pope John Paul II
God, our Father, loving and merciful, bring together and keep all families in perfect unity of love and mutual support. Infuse in each member the spirit of understanding, forbearance, the affection for each other.
Keep quarrels, bitterness and pettiness far from them, and for their occasional failures instill forgiveness and peace.
May the mutual love and affection of parents be a source of loving obedience and discipline. May their chastity and fidelity be an inspiration to their children.
Instill in children such self-respect that they may respect others, obey their parents and those in authority and grow in mature independence and the tender joys of friendship.
Make the mutual affection and respect of families a sign of Christian life here and hereafter, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Lord God, you have called us to the holy state of matrimony and have been pleased to make our union fruitful. You have given us happiness in the sublime state of life in which You have placed us by a certain likeness to your own infinite fruitfulness.
With all our hearts we recommend to you and our dear children. We entrust them daily in Your holy fear. May they lead perfect Christian lives and be a source of consolation, not only to us who have given them bodies, but also and especially to you who are their Creator.
Behold, O Lord, in what a world they must live! Wordings everywhere try to deceive minds and hearts with dangerous words, with false doctrines an d wicked example. Guard our children, O Lord, help and defend them. Grant us the grace to be able to guide them in the paths of virtue and in the way of Your commandments. We will do this by the good example of our own life, by rigid observance of Your holy law and that of our holy Mother, the Church. In order that we may do so faithfully, make us conscious of our grave obligations to Your divine justice. But all our efforts will fail unless You, O Almighty and Merciful God, shall make them fruitful by our heavenly blessing.
Trusting in the great goodness and mercy You have shown us, we humbly ask Your blessings from the bottom of our hearts. We ask it for ourselves and for our children whom You have graciously given us. We dedicate them to You, O Lord. Keep them as the apple of Your eye, and protect them under the shadow of Your wings. Make us worthy to reach heaven together with them, where forever we may praise and thank You, our Father, for the loving care You have given our entire family. Amen.
Jesus, Lover of children, bestow Your most precious grace on those whom You have confided to our care. Increase in them faith, hope and charity. May Your love lead them to solid piety, inspiring them with dread of sin, love of work, and ardent desire of worthily approaching Your Holy Table. Preserve in them innocence and purity of heart; and if they should offend You, grant them the grace of prompt and sincere repentance. From Your tabernacle watch over them by day and night; protect them in all their ways. Grant that they may acquire the knowledge that they need to embrace the state of life to which You have called them. Grant us all consolation on earth and eternal reward in heaven. Amen.
Mary, Mother most admirable, and St. Joseph, Virgin Father of the Son of God, your worry and sorrow were turned into joy when after three days you found Jesus, your lost Child, in the Temple, and He returned to Nazareth with you and was subject to you. Your joy increased as you watched Him grow in wisdom and grace as He grew in age. Inspired by the thought that these were the “teen-age” years of Jesus, we turn to you as a compassionate other and Father to ask your help and intercession for the guidance and training of our boys and girls, especially those who are in the years of adolescence. Obtain that they may always be respectful and humbly obedient, truthful, pure in body and soul, and that they may be intent upon seeking to know and to prepare themselves worthily for their Father’s business, that is, the vocation to which God has destined each one.
Mary, Mother of God and St. Joseph, virginal Father of Jesus, pray for us that our humble and confident prayer may be granted through the same Jesus Christ, true Son of God and your Divine Son. Amen.
O heavenly Father, who do permit me to call You, as indeed You are, my Father, remember those who, in my regard, share with You that tender name. Listen to the prayers which obedience to your commandments calls forth from my heart, rising from the very affections which You Yourself have implanted there. Preserve my good parents, who are dear to me; bless them with the riches of the Sacred Heart and repay them for all their goodness to me and for their many sacrifices in my behalf. Bless them for the corrections they have said for me. Protect them, dear Lord, in body and soul, console them in afflictions and sufferings, grant to them a long life and to me the grace of being a true joy to them. Give them comfort in this world; grant them a happy death as a reward for their godliness and charity in this life, and then eternal glory in heaven. Amen.
Lord Jesus, grant that I and my spouse may have true and understanding love for each other. Grant that both of us maybe filled with faith and trust. Give us the grace to live with each other in peace and harmony. May we always bear one another’s weaknesses and grow from each other’s strengths. Help us to forgive one another’s failings and grant us patience, kindness, cheerfulness, and the spirit of placing the well-being of one another ahead of self. Amen.
O Father, who poured the gifts of charity into the hearts of Your faithful by the grace of the Holy Spirit, grant health of mind and body to Your servants for whom we pray, that they may love You with all their strength and perform with perfect love what is pleasing to You. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty Father, we praise and thank You for giving us another day, another opportunity to be of service and of help to the people around us, most especially to those entrusted to our care.
Loving Father: Please anoint our heads and enlighten our minds, so that everything we do will be in accord with Your divine will;
Make our hands Your hands, so that as we touch our patients, Your healing energy will flow through to them and alleviate their condition;
Send your Holy Spirit to possess our hearts, so that we can be genuine instruments of Your care and concern for the sick, the suffering, and the dying…
All these we ask in the most powerful name of Jesus, your Son. Amen
By: Jose Reinhard C. Laoingco, R.N., M.A.N., Ph.D.
Pinks Sisters, Baguio City
O Mary, most pure Virgin and Mother of God! Be mindful of that moment when you saw your newly born Babe for the first time and folded Him in your arms. Through this joy to your maternal heart, obtain for me the grace that I and my child may be protected from all dangers of soul and body.
O Mary, Mother of my Savior! Be mindful of the unspeakable joy you received when, after three days of painful seeking, you again found your Divine Son. Through this great joy, obtain for me the grace to bring into the world a healthy and well-formed child.
I come to you, Mary, in these hours of expectancy with confidence and love. Hear my prayers and accept as your own the precious treasure God is entrusting to me. I offer you and your Son, the body, soul and entire life of my child. Help me to be a good mother in word and example that my little one may learn of your greatness and grow in love for you and your Son. Amen.
O good St. Gerard, powerful patron and protector of mother and of children yet unborn, to you do I turn in my hour of anxiety. Of you I beg the blessings of a happy motherhood. When all human assistance seems to fail, come to my aid by your intercession at the throne of God. Deign to beseech the Divine Author of life to bless me with offspring that I may raise up children to God in this life and heirs to His heavenly kingdom. Amen.
O good St. Gerard, powerful intercessor before God and Wonder worker of our day, I call upon you and seek your aid. You who on earth did always fulfill God’s designs, help me to do the holy Will of God. Beseech the Master of Life, from Whom all paternity proceed, to render me fruitful in offspring, that I may raise up children to God in this life and heirs to the Kingdom of His Glory in the world to come. Amen.
Heavenly Father, you create people in Your own image, and You desire that not even the least among us should perish. In Your love for us, You entrusted Your only Son to the Holy Virgin Mary. Now, in your love, protect against the wickedness of the devil those little ones to whom You have given the gift of life. Amen.
O Father, who, because of Your great love of this world, reconciled earth to heaven through Your only-begotten Son, grant that we, who by the darkness of our sins are turned aside from brotherly love, may by Your light shed forth in our souls, embrace our friends in You, and our souls, embrace our friends in you, and our enemies for your sake in a bond of mutual affection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Father, I beg You to bless with a very special blessings the friends of my heart. Give them an increase of faith, hope and love; give them a hunger and thirst for You and all heavenly things. Make them dwell in the sunshine of your approving smile and be more and more delicately alert to your Voice speaking to their conscience. Lead them always to the full and glad accomplishment of Your adorable Will. Grant that we may all enter into Your joy in our dear and everlasting Home of love. Amen.
May it please You, O Father God, to reward with eternal life all those who do good to us for Your name’s sake. Amen.
Lord Jesus, Teacher of all students, I entrust my learning to you.
Open my mind to life-giving truths: Guide my mind, understanding and memory to interpret and remember them correctly.
Enlighten me to discover the talents you have given me:
Teach me to see and use them according to your will so that I may help spread your Gospel, and others may benefit from them.
Assist me so that in building my knowledge I may also build up my spiritual life. Amen.
Dearest Jesus, you are the light of the world and wisdom itself; enlighten my mind that I may overcome every difficulty and succeed in the tests that lie before me. I do wish to succeed, dear Jesus, not to satisfy my own pride but for Your honor, Amen.
O my Jesus, help me in the coming examination if it be for Your greater honor and glory. I am but an ignorant student. Impart to me some of Your Divine Wisdom and grant success if it be Your holy will, but if not, Your holy will be done. Amen.
May Jesus, who listened so attentively to the doctors in the temple, humbly asked them questions, and aroused their admiration by Your prudent answers, grant me the light to seek our and remember the important material of the subjects I am studying for Your greater honor and glory.
The success of my examination means so much for the realization of my vocation goal which is so dear to Your heart. If I have been lacking in zeal and conscientiousness in studies, may the results of my examination be my punishment. If You think me worthy of the success I desire, I promise to accept it humbly, realizing that I am unworthy of Your special favor.
Grant success, dear Jesus, also to my fellow students that we may give glory to God by the faithful use of our talents. Grant, finally, that the efforts of our teachers be not in vain. Amen.
God, our Father, source of all health, be near to those who suffer in the time of weakness and pain; relieve them of their burden and heal them, if it be Your Will. Give peaceful sleep to those who need rest for soul and body, and be with them in their hours of silence. Bless those who know not what another day will bring.
Make them ready for whatever it may be. Whether they must stand or sir or be confined, grant them a strong spirit.
Inspire with Your love those who bring healing and care to the suffering. May they bestow Your gifts of health and strength wherever they go. Grant this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Holy Lord and Father, almighty and eternal God, who pours into broken human bodies the healing grace of Your own blessing and in thousand ways shows Your care for what hands have made, be good to us and draw near, as we call upon Your name. Deliver Your servant (name) from sickness. Give (him/her) health anew. Stretch out Your hand and set (him/her) on (his/her) feet again. Free (him/her) from all harm. And let (him/her) be back to Your holy Church, and may all henceforth be well with (him/her), through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Father, I find hard to accept this illness.
I am impatient.
I find it hard to speak to anyone.
I find it hard to talk to you.
I am wrapped up in pity and worry for myself.
I worry over my health,
I worry about the things I would like to do, ought to but now I can’t;
At a time like this I find it hard to believe in You, to trust in you , to love,
And yet I want to believe, to trust, and to love.
I know you really care for me.
I cast all my care upon you.
I leave myself entirely in your kind hands.
Not my will but Yours be done.
When feeling frightened…
You know how I feel.
Merciful Saint Joseph, the omnipotence of Jesus is in your hands. Nothing is impossible to you. You have but to say a word and our beloved invalid will be cured.
O comforter of those who invoke you with confidence, do not reject our plea. The sick have a special right to your tender compassion. Alleviate, we beseech you, the pains of the one we recommend to you. Obtain for him/her the grace to sanctify his/her sufferings through patience and total submission to God’s Holy Will. But, moreover, crown your blessings by granting him/her cure, along with the grace of leading a saintly life wholly pleasing to God. O beloved Saint Joseph, let not our prayers rise in vain, but deign by this additional favor, to increase our confidence in you and our gratitude towards Divine goodness. Amen.
Father, Your Son accepted our suffering to teach us the nature of patience in human illness. Hear the prayers we offer for our sick brother/sister. May all who suffer pain, illness or disease realize that they are chosen to be saints and know that they are joined to Christ in His suffering for the salvation of the world. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Heavenly Father, we thank You for the graces and blessings You have bestowed upon mankind. In Your love You have placed us here to work out our eternal salvation, and until life’s journey is over, many vicissitudes meet us on the way. Today poverty and want prevail, and we turn to You for help, for all things are Yours in heaven and on earth. In these days of distress, we pray You to let Your blessing descend upon the industries of the world, that man may labor to obtain the means to procure the needs and the necessities of life.
O Heavenly Father, O Divine Provider, grant that the sufferings and the trials of the present day may teach man to know, love and serve You better. Amen.
Jesus, may Your pure and healthy blood circulate in my ailing organism,
And may Your pure and healthy body transform my weak body,
And my healthy and vigorous life throb within me,
If it is truly Your holy will. Amen.
From: St. Faustina’s Diary, #1089)
Lord, I come before You trusting in Your mercy and love. I come before You with faith in Your promise that You shall grant whatever we ask for in prayer if it will be what is best for our soul. Lord, heal me of my (sickness). Touch me now in the areas of my body that need most of Your healing love. Let the warmth of Your healing love penetrate every cell, every nerve and tissue in my sick body. Replace this sick cells with new and healthy cells. Cast out anything that should not be in me. Cleanse all infections, remove all inflammations, open any blocked arteries or veins and rebuild all damaged areas. Strengthen my body, my mind, emotions and spirit; and with the same power by which You created me, heal me and recreate me, Lord. Restore me to full health in body, mind, emotion and spirit. Give me the grace to accept this pain and suffering with patient resignation to Your most Holy Will and plan for my life. Have mercy on me and forgive my sins. Let me find peace amidst my suffering and offer it for the salvation of souls, especially those of my family and loved ones. With eyes of faith, let me see the blessings out of this physical sickness. And after I have been healed, may I be a witness of Your healing love and power and serve You for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, through Mary and all the angels and Saints. Amen.
Heavenly Father, I adore You and praise You as my God and Creator. I thank you for the innumerable blessings, both spiritual and temporal, that You have given to me during my lifetime. Now I turn to You again for still another favor, for to whom else can I go? You alone are God, the Giver of all gifts. I beg you to please grant me, Your unworthy servant, a complete and total healing – a healing of my spirit and soul; of my mind, heart and will; of my emotions, memory and imagination; of my nerves, bones and body – my entire being from the tip of my head to the soles of my feet. I desire this so that I can truly be in life what You want me to be and to do in life what You want me to do. But I need my health, strength and energy in order to more perfectly fulfill the duties of the state of my life to which You have called me from all eternity.
I ask for this healing in the name of Your Son, Jesus. He has earned an infinite amount of healing graces and powers by His terrible passion and death on the cross. “Upon Him was the chastisement that makes us whole. By His wounds we were healed.” (Is 53:5). May Your Son the Divine Physician, apply these healing powers Himself.
Thank You for answering this prayer at this very moment in which I ask it, for truly I believe Your Son’s Words: “Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened to you” (Lk 11:9). Of course, I know that while Your answer is: “Yes, I will do it,” I may have to wait for this healing to be completed. So I place myself confidently in Your hands, knowing that You are deriving a lot of good from this illness. I only ask that my healing will bring You more honor and glory, that it will serve to build up faith and hope in all Your people. Amen.
If there was ever a time when I needed the light of Your Spirit, dear Father, that time has come now. Show me what to do and grant me strength to do it. I don’t want to please myself if in doing so I displease You; Show me, O Father, how to stand well back from my own selfish method of setting things and see the matter as it appears to You. Let me first consult Your interests in making my choice and having chosen, let me not go back upon decision or waste time wondering whether it was the right one to have taken after all. Amen.
O God, my Father, direct and control me in every part of my life. Control my tongue that I may speak no false, angry, or impure words. Control my actions that I may do nothing to shame myself or hurt others. Control my mind that I may think no evil, bitter, or irreverent thoughts. Control my heart that it may be set only on pleasing You. Through my Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
O Father, I thank You for giving me another year of life.
I thank You for all the people who have remembered me today, and who have sent me cards, and letters, and good wishes and presents; for everything which You enabled me to do and to be in the past year.
I thank You for all the experiences of the past year; for times of success which remained to be happy memories; for times of failure which reminded me of my own weakness and of my need of You; for times of joy which led me to praise You; for time of sorrow which drove me closer to you.
Forgive me, for the hours I have wasted, for the chances I failed to take; for the opportunities I missed in the past year. Forgive me that I have not made of life all that I might have made of it and could have made of it. And help me in the days which lie ahead to make this the best year yet and in it to bring merit to myself, happiness to my loved ones, and joy to You.
This I ask for Jesus’ sake. Amen.
O Father, I thank You that You have given us another year of life together.
I thank You for the love which grows more precious and for the bonds which grow close more each day.
I thank You for the happiness we have known together; for the sorrow we have faced together; for all the experience of sunshine and of shadow through which we have come to today.
I ask Your forgiveness for any disloyalty on my part, for any times when I was difficult to live with; for any selfishness and inconsiderateness; for any lack of sympathy and of understanding; for anything which spoiled ever for a moment the perfect relationship which marriage should be.
Spare us to each other to go on walking the way of life together and grant that for us it may be true that the best is yet to be.
I ask this through Christ my Lord. Amen.
Heavenly Father, I believe that in Your wisdom and justice You willed to purify all persons who die without having attained the state that they need for all eternity, all who have still to expiate completely the sins committed on earth. I also believe that our God have mercifully arranged that his process of purification can be aided by the prayers of the living, especially the Eucharist.
Help me to pray for my brothers and sisters who have departed from this world. May their time of purification be short and they be quickly guided into that holy light promised by our Lord to Abraham and his descendants. I offer You sacrifices and prayers of praise. Accept them, all the souls of the faithful departed and admit them all to heavenly joy. Amen.
Go forth, Christian soul, from this world in the name of God the almighty Father, who created you, in the name of Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who suffered for you, in the name of the Holy Spirit, who was poured out upon you, go forth, faithful Christian. May you live in peace this day, may your home be with God in Zion, with Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, with Joseph, and all the angels and saints. Amen.
Saints of God, come to his/her aid! Come to meet him/her, angels of the Lord! Receive his/her soul and present him/her to God the Most High.
May Christ, who called you, take you to himself; may angels lead you to Abraham’s side. Receive him/her soul and present him/her to God the Most High.
Give him/her eternal rest, O Lord, and may your light shine on him/her for ever. Receive him/her soul and present him/her to God the Most High.
Let us pray:
All-powerful and merciful God, we commend to you (name), your servant. In your mercy and love, blot out the sins he/she has committed through human weakness. In this world he/she has died: let him/her live with you forever. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.