Prayers

Sometimes we're looking for a good concise repertoire of basic prayers.  Well look no more!  Here are a few of the most common.  Please join in as we invoke abundant graces for all the needs of humanity!


LIST OF PRAYERS 

The Angelus - The Apostles' Creed - A Consecration to Mary - Divine Praises - The Glory Be - Grace - Hail Mary - To the Lady of All Peoples - Litany of Our Lady - The Litany of the Sacred Heart - O My Jesus - Our Father -  The meditations to the Rosary - Saint Michael the Archangel - Homage to the Most Blessed Trinity


The Creed (Apostles' Creed)

I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, Our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 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.

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 amongst 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.

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.

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

THE ROSARY

In the Spirit of Fatima.

"O Jesus, it is through love for You, for the conversion of sinners and in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary" (July 13th 1917) that we are now going to recite the Rosary, as Our Lady of the Rosary requested at Fatima.

- I - The Joyful Mysteries. (on Mondays & Thursdays)

1. The Annunciation. Let us ask for the grace of humility.

2. The Visitation. Let us ask for the grace of charity.

3. The Nativity. Let us ask for the grace of poverty.

4. The Presentation. Let us ask for the grace of obedience.

5. The Finding of Jesus at the Temple. Lets ask for the grace of piety.

- II - The Sorrowful Mysteries. (on Tuesdays & Fridays)

1. The Agony in the Garden. Let us ask for contrition.

2. The Scourging at the Pillar. Let us ask for purity.

3. The Crowning with Thorns. Let us ask for courage.

4. The Carrying of the Cross. Let us ask for patience.

5. The Crucifixion. Let us ask for self-denial.

- III - The Glorious Mysteries.  (on Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays)

1. The Resurrection. Let us ask for a greater faith.

2. The Ascension. Let us ask for the grace of continuous hope.

3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit. Let us ask for an increase of love of God & neighbour.

4. The Assumption. Let us ask for the grace of a good death.

5. The Coronation of Mary.  Let us ask for a greater devotion to Mary.

 LITANY OF OUR LADY (usually recited after the Rosary)

Lord, have mercy on us. (bis)

Christ, have mercy on us. (bis)

Lord, have mercy on us. (bis)

Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,

God the Holy Spirit,

Holy Trinity, one God,


Holy Mary, pray for us.                                                               

Holy Mother of God,                                                                   

Holy Virgin of Virgins,                                                                 

Mother of Christ,                                                                        

Mother of divine grace,                                                               

Mother most pure,                                                                      

Mother inviolate,                                                                         

Mother undefiled,                                                                        

Mother most amiable,                                                                  

Mother most admirable,                                                               

Mother of good counsel,                                                               

Mother of our Creator,                                                                 

Mother of our Saviour,                                                                 

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 honour,                                                  

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,

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 of the most holy Rosary,

Queen assumed into heaven,

Queen of the family,

Queen of Peace,


Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world ;

- spare us, O Lord.

- graciously hear us, O Lord.

- have mercy on us.

Let us pray:  Grant, we beg you, O Lord God, that we your servants, may enjoy lasting health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enter into the joy of eternal happiness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


- Prayer to the Lady of All Peoples -

Lord Jesus-Christ, Son of the Father

send now your Spirit over the earth.

Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all peoples,

that they may be preserved

from corruption, disaster and war.

May the Lady of all peoples,

who once was Mary,

be our advocate. Amen.

O Lady of all peoples, pray for us.

CONSECRATION TO MARY  (inspired from St. Louis de Montfort)

Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of the Church, I choose you today, in the presence of the Holy Trinity and of all the heavenly court, for my Mother and my Queen. I surrender and consecrate to you my whole being with its powers, my whole life, and all my spiritual and natural endowments so that you may dispose of them to the greater glory of God. I will, from now on, do all things for you, through you, with you and in you, to the end that Jesus may see in me the traits of His divine Mother and be thus further glorified.

Oh Mary! you who are as powerful as an army in battle array, I enlist with confidence as a knight under your banner so as to serve you and extend your reign about me by my devotion, my word and the example of my everyday life to the extent of my ability.

I know that this consecration commits me to your way, that of love which gives without measure. I accept in advance all the renunciations involved. But I beg you to obtain for me an invincible strength which will overcome all the difficulties and trials inherent in my apostolate.

May no obstacle lessen my fervor in your service. Be the Sovereign of my life and conduct; govern me in everything so that everything may be for God. Amen.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell, Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

- Sacred Heart of Jesus, I put my trust in you.

- Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

- Good Saint Joseph, pray for us.

- Our Holy Guardian Angels, pray for us.

- O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

THE ANGELUS

The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary ; - and she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary...

Behold the handmaid of the Lord ; - be it done unto me according to your 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 become worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: Pour forth, we beg you, O Lord, your 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. Amen.  (Gloria 3 times)

EASTER TIME

Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia! - For he whom you were chosen to bear, alleluia!

Has risen as he said, alleluia! - Pray to God for us, alleluia!

Rejoice and be glad, Virgin Mary, alleluia! - For the Lord is truly risen, alleluia!

Let us pray: Father, you were pleased to give joy to the world through the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Grant, we beseech you that through the mediation of the Virgin Mary, his mother, we may come to possess the joys of life everlasting. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.  (Gloria 3 times)


GRACE

+ Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts which we are about to receive from your goodness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

* After meal: We give you thanks for all your gifts, Almighty God, who lives and reigns now and for ever. Amen.


LITANY OF THE SACRED HEART

Lord, have mercy. (bis)

Christ, have mercy. (bis)

Lord, have mercy. (bis)

Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven,  h a v e   m e r c y   o n   u s .

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 with 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 the 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 you.

Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness.

Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins.

Heart of Jesus, loaded down with reproaches.

Heart of Jesus, bruised for our offenses.

Heart of Jesus, obedient unto 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 reconciliation.

Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins.

Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who trust in You.

Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in You.

Heart of Jesus, delight of all the saints.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,

-spare us, O Lord.

-graciously hear us, O Lord.

-have mercy on us.

O Jesus, meek and humble of Heart ; Make my heart like unto yours.

Let us pray: Almighty and eternal God, look upon the heart of your most beloved Son and upon the praises and satisfaction which he offers you in the name of sinners; and to those who implore your mercy, in your great goodness, grant forgiveness in the name of the same Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you world without end. Amen.

DIVINE PRAISES

You have given the bread from heaven. (Alleluia!)  

Having all sweetness within it. (Alleluia!)

Let us pray: Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of your suffering and death. May our worship of this sacrament of your body and blood help us to experience the salvation you won for us and the peace of the kingdom where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Humbly let us recite de Divine praises in reparation for profane language:

Blessed be God.

Blessed be His Holy Name.

Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.

Blessed be the Name of Jesus.

Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.

Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.

Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.

Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.

Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.

Blessed be her glorious Assumption.

Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.

Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse.

Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.

HOMAGE TO THE MOST BLESSED TRINITY (from Fatima)

My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You! I beg pardon of Your for all those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You.

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly and offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the earth, in reparation for outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. Through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the merits of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of you the conversion of poor sinners.

 

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