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A PRAYER FOR THIS LENT TO BE FRUITFUL

PRAYER FOR THIS LENT TO BE FRUITFUL

Lord, we pray that this season of Lent will be a time of greater prayer and fervent devotion for us and for all the Church. Lord, in your mercy, – HEAR OUR PRAYER.
Lord, we pray that these days of Lent will be marked by earnest efforts at peacemaking throughout the world. Lord, in your mercy, – HEAR OUR PRAYER.
Lord, we pray that we will be generous in our almsgiving this Lent, and attentive to the poor. Lord, in your mercy, – HEAR OUR PRAYER.
Lord, we ask you to repair all the broken relationships in our life and make us merciful, gentle and forgiving. Lord, in your mercy, – HEAR OUR PRAYER.
Lord, we pray that this Lent we will be faithful to fasting and to all the ways in which you sanctify us. Lord, in your mercy. – HEAR OUR PRAYER.
Lord, rescue all those who live at a distance from you because of self-absorption or sin. Lord, in your mercy, – HEAR OUR PRAYER.
Loving Father, bless our Lent so that we will live as your holy children. We ask this through Christ our Lord. – AMEN.

 
 

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A PRAYER FOR ASH WEDNESDAY

ASH WEDNESDAY PRAYER: MY SOUL, GIVE THANKS

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

My soul, give thanks to the Lord,
all my being, bless his holy name.
My soul, give thanks to the Lord
and never forget all his blessings.
It is he who forgives all your guilt,
who heals every one of your ills,
who redeems your life from the grave,
who crowns you with love and compassion,
who fills your life with good things,
renewing your youth like an eagle’s.
He does not treat us according to our sins
nor repay us according to our faults.
For as the heavens are high above the earth
so strong is his love for those who fear him.
As far as the east is from the west
so far does he remove our sins.
As a father has compassion on his sons,
the Lord has pity on those who fear him;
for he knows of what we are made,
he remembers that we are dust.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father…

 
 

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A DAILY PRAYER FOR PRIESTS AND MISSIONARIES

DAILY PRAYER FOR PRIESTS AND MISSIONARIES

My dear Jesus, by Your most loving Heart, I implore You to inflame with zeal for Your love and glory all the priests of the world, all missionaries, and those whose office it is to preach Your word. Inflamed with this zeal, may they snatch souls from the devil and lead them into the shelter of Your Heart, where they may glorify You for ever. Amen.

 

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A PRAYER FOR RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND ENEMIES

A PRAYER FOR RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND ENEMIES

Jesus, Son of Mary, we pray for all who are near and dear to us. We beg You to bring them all into the light of Your truth, or to keep them in Your truth if they already know it, and to keep them in a state of grace, and to give them the gift of perseverance.
Thus we pray for our fathers and our mothers, for our children, for our brothers and sisters, for our friends, for our neighbours, for our superiors and rulers; for those who wish us well, for those who wish us ill; for our enemies; for our rivals; for our injurers and for our slanderers. And not only for the living, but for the dead, who have died in the grace of God, that He may shorten their time of expiation, and admit them into His Presence above.
Amen.
( Bl. John Henry Newman)

 
 

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A LITANY OF REPARATION

A LITANY OF REPARATION
FOR RECITAL DURING ADORATION OR ANYWHERE ELSE

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

God, the Father of Mercy, – have mercy on us. (repeat after each line)
God the Son, Mediator between God and man,
God the Holy Spirit, Enlightener of hearts,
Holy and undivided Trinity,

O Sacred Host! Victim of reparation for the sins of the world,
O Sacred Host! Immolated on the altar for us and by us,
O Sacred Host! Despised and neglected,
O Sacred Host! Outraged by the blasphemies of men,
O Sacred Host! Neglected and abandoned in your temples, – have mercy on us.

Be merciful unto us, – spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful unto us, – hear us, O Lord.

For so many unworthy Communions, – we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For the irreverence of Christians,
For the continual blasphemies of the impious,
For the infamous discourses made in Your holy temples,
For the crimes of sinners,
For the sacrileges which profane Your Sacrament of Love,
For the coldness of Your children,
For their contempt of Your loving invitations,
For the infidelity of those who call themselves Your friends,
For the abuse of Your grace,
For our unfaithfulness,
For our delay in loving You,
For our tepidity in Your holy service,
For Your bitter sadness at the loss of souls,
For Your long waiting at the door of our heart,
For Your loving sighs,
For Your loving tears,
For Your loving imprisonment,
For Your loving death, – we offer You our reparation, O Lord.

That You spare us, that You hear us, – we sinners beseech You, hear us.
That You will make known Your love for us in this Most Holy Sacrament, –
That You will vouchsafe to accept our reparation, made in the spirit of humility, – we sinners beseech You, hear us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, – spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, – hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, – have mercy on us, O Lord.

(With Ecclesiastical Approbation – Archdiocese of Chicago)

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2015 in Litanies

 

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“I RENEW MY BAPTISMAL VOWS”

“I RENEW MY BAPTISMAL VOWS”
I renew my Baptismal Vows. I renounce satan with all his works and pomps. I take Jesus Christ to be my model and my guide and I promise to be faithful to Him until the end of my life. Amen.
I beg of You, my Lord God, to keep satan and all other evil spirits who wander throughout the world chained in hell and spare us from all their temptations.
My Lord God, even now I accept at thy hands cheerfully and willingly with all its anxieties, pains and sufferings whatever kind of life and death it may please thee to be mine.
Amen.

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2015 in Prayers for Today

 

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“HELP ME, O LOVING MOTHER”

“HELP ME, O LOVING MOTHER”

O Mother of Perpetual Succour, you whose very name inspires confidence, help me, O loving Mother.

That I may be victorious in the trying time of temptation, help me, O loving Mother.

That I may arise again, should I have the misfortune to fall into sin, help me, O loving Mother.

That I may break asunder any bonds of Satan in which I may become entangled, help me, O loving Mother.

Against the seductions of the world, evil companions, bad books and bad electronic media, help me, O loving Mother.

That I may soon return to my former fervour, should I ever become lukewarm, help me, O loving Mother.

In my preparation for the Sacraments and the performance of my Christian duties, help me, O loving Mother.

In all the trials and troubles of life, help me, O loving Mother.

Against my own inconstancy, that I may persevere to the end, help me, O loving Mother.

That I may be able to induce others to love and serve, and to pray to you, help me, O loving Mother.

To my last hour, to my last breath, help me, O loving Mother.

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2015 in Prayers to Our Lady

 

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