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O LORD, THE HOUR OF YOUR FAVOUR DRAWS NEAR

PRAYER FOR PARDON

O Lord,
the hour of Your favour draws near,
the day of Your mercy and our salvation –
when death was destroyed and eternal life
began.
We acknowledge our sins,
and our offences are always before us.
Blot out all our wrongdoings
and give us a new and steadfast spirit.
Restore us to Your friendship
and number us among the living
who share the joy of Your Son’s risen life.
Amen.

 

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THIS PRAYER WEAKENS THE POWER OF EVIL TO TEMPT PEOPLE

OUR HEAVENLY MOTHER: “My children who offer your lives, make the act of contrition every day! Make it not only for yourselves but for all men. This will continually weaken the power of evil to tempt and will help all souls to free themselves from the slavery of sin. If you continually practise contrition for others, it will act as an antiseptic to arrest the spread of the “virus” of sin. It will stop the infection, illness and death of souls. See how great the force is in a deep contrition if it comes from the depths of the heart? It can heal, cleanse and save the life of the soul.

In addition to contrition for the whole humanity, unite yourself with my Immaculate Heart to petition with prayer, reaching to heaven, for the pardon of sins. Thus you will become united with me and become united with me and become genuine and intimate helpers of Jesus as fishers of men.

THE PRAYER: ACT OF CONTRITION FOR ALL MEN

O my Jesus, I love you over and above everything! For the love of you I am sorry for all my sins. O merciful love, I ask pardon for the sins of the world. United with the Immaculate Heart of Our Heavenly Mother, I ask pardon for all my sins and for all the sins of my brothers and sisters that have been and will be committed until the end of the world. My dear Jesus, united with your Holy Wounds, I offer my life to the Eternal Father according to the intention of the Sorrowful Mother. Virgin Mary,

Queen of the world, Mediatrix of humanity, our refuge and hope, pray for us!

 

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TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (LUKE 6:36-38)

GRANT PARDON, AND YOU WILL BE PARDONED

Jesus said to his disciples: “Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate. Do not judge, and you will not be judged yourselves; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned yourselves; grant pardon, and you will be pardoned.

Give, and there will be gifts for you: a full measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be poured into your lap; because the amount you measure out is the amount you will be given back.”

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 
 

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KEEP WE THE FAST THAT MEN OF OLD LEARNED FROM ON HIGH IN MYSTIC WAYS

“EX MORE DOCTI MYSTICO”

ASCRIBED TO ST GREGORY THE GREAT

Keep we the fast that men of old
learned from on high in mystic ways,
Till yonder sun hath duly told his hallowed
tale of forty days.

This covenant long since revealed
to patriarchs and ardent seers,
Christ by His own example sealed,
Author of time, and Lord of years.

More wisely therefore let us walk,
sparing food and wine and sleep;
Over trifles and our talk more jealous
be the watch we keep.

Still by our sins, O Lord, we grieve thy love,
so full of pardon free: Author of mercy,
still reprieve the souls that turn again to thee.
Remember whence our fashion came,
frail creatures; yet thy creatures still,
Crush for the glory of thy name,
the murmurings of our stubborn will.

The guilt that dooms us put away,
with larger grace our prayers requite;
At last, and ever from this day,
teach us to live as in thy sight.

Hear us, O Trinity sublime, and undivided Unity;
So let this consecrated time bring forth
thy fruits abundantly.

 
 

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PRAYERS FOR THE BLESSING AND GIVING OF ASHES

ASH WEDNESDAY
P. Dear friends in Christ,
let us ask our Father
to bless these ashes
which we will use
as the mark of our repentance.

Lord,
bless the sinner who asks for your forgiveness
and bless + all those who receive these ashes.
May they keep this lenten season
in preparation for the joy of Easter.

or:

Lord,
bless these ashes +
by which we show that we are dust.
Pardon our sins
and keep us faithful to the discipline of Lent,
for you do not want sinners to die
but to live with the risen Christ,
who reigns with you for ever and ever.

Turn away from sin and be faithful to the gospel.

or:

Remember, man, you are dust
and to dust you will return.

ANTIPHONS:

1. Come back to the Lord with all your heart;
leave the past in ashes,
and turn to God with tears and fasting,
for he is slow to anger and ready to forgive.

2. Let the priests and ministers of the Lord
lament before his altar and say:
Spare us, Lord; spare your people!
Do not let us die for we are crying out to you.

3. Lord, take away our wickedness.

RESPONSORY:

Direct our hearts to better things, O Lord;
heal our sin and ignorance.
Lord, do not face us suddenly with death,
but give us time to repent.

R. Turn to us with mercy, Lord; we have sinned against you.
V. Help us, God our saviour, rescue us for the honour of your name.
R. Turn to us with mercy, Lord; we have sinned against you.

 
 

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IF YOU PRAY THE ROSARY DAILY, YOU CAN GET THE GRACE TO AMEND YOUR LIFE – EVEN IF YOU HAVE ONE FOOT IN HELL OR HAVE “SOLD YOUR SOUL TO THE DEVIL”

• THE ROSARY DRIVES THE DEVIL AWAY

• PRAYING THE ROSARY TO SERIOUSLY DO EVERYTHING TO MAKE OURSELVES BETTER PEOPLE BY INVOKING THE HELP OF JESUS AND MARY

• PRAYING THE ROSARY TO PILE UP TREASURES IN HEAVEN

BY ST LOUIS DE MONTFORT

Poor men and women who are sinners, I, a greater sinner than you, wish to give you this rose – a crimson one, because the Precious Blood of Our Lord has fallen upon it. Please God that it will bring true fragrance into your lives – but above all may it save you from the danger that you are in. Every day unbelievers and unrepentant sinners cry: “Let us crown ourselves with roses” (Wisdom 2:8). But our cry should be: “Let us crown ourselves with roses of the Most Holy Rosary.” How different are theirs from ours! Their roses are pleasures of the flesh, worldly honours and passing riches which wilt and decay in no time – but ours, which are the Our Father and Hail Mary which we have said devoutly over and over again and to which we have added good penitential acts, will never wilt or die and they will be just as exquisite thousands of years from now as they
are today.

PRAYING THE ROSARY ALLOWS YOU TO BECOME A NEW PERSON

On the contrary, sinners’ roses only look like roses, while in point of fact they are cruel thorns which prick them during life by giving them pangs of conscience, at their death they pierce them with bitter regret and, still worse, in eternity, they turn to burning shafts of anger and despair. But if our roses have thorns, they are the thorns of Jesus Christ Who changes them into roses. If our roses prick us, it is only for a short time – and only in order to cure the illness of sin and to save our souls.

CROWNS IN HEAVEN

So by all means we should eagerly crown ourselves with these roses from heaven, and recite the entire Rosary every day, that is to say three Rosaries each of five decades which are like three little wreaths or crowns of flowers: and there are two reasons for doing this:

• First of all to honour the three crowns of Jesus and Mary – Jesus’ crown of grace at the time of His incarnation, His crown of thorns during His passion and His crown of glory in heaven, and of course the three-fold crown which the Most Blessed Trinity gave Mary in heaven.

• Secondly, we should do this so that we ourselves may receive three crowns from Jesus and Mary. The first is a crown of merit during our lifetime, the second, a crown of peace at our death, and the third, a crown of glory in heaven. If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins “you shall receive a never fading crown of glory.”

MOST HARDENED SINNERS CAN GET REFORMED AND SAVED

Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practise black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and save your soul, if – and mark well what I say – if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.

 
 

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PLEASE, LORD, I LONG TO LOOK INTO YOUR FACE AGAIN

A PRAYER FOR PARDON

O Lord, thy goodness created me, thy mercy cleansed me of the original sin, thy generosity hath to this day tolerated and sustained me, even though after baptism I did fall back into error and sin. O most merciful Lord, thou dost wait for my conversion, and my soul awaits the infusion of thy grace, that it may attain, through proper penitence, a higher and better life.

Come to my aid, O Lord, who created me and who even now tolerates and keeps me. I thirst for thee, I hunger for thee, I fling myself at thy feet. I cry, O Lord, at the thought and memory of thy bitter passion, how cruelly thou didst die for me and at the memory of the tomb from which thou didst rise. I believe in the wholly, my Lord, and recalling with bitterness my exile from thee caused by my many grievous sins, I do long to put myself into thy care and look upon thy face again. Amen.

 
 

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