A STUDENTS PRAYER Loving Father, I stand before You in the midst of confusion and complexities of life. My future sometimes seems distant and unknown. Give me, O Lord, the vision to see the path You set before me. Grant me the courage to follow Your way, that through the gifts and talents You have given me, I may bring Your life and Your love to others. I ask this through Jesus, Your Son. Amen.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of Your love. V. Send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created. R. And You shall renew the face of the earth. S. Let us pray: Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit, You have taught the hearts of Your faithful. In the same Spirit, help us to relish what is right and always to rejoice in Yourconsolation. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
A STUDENTS PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPHFather Joseph, you taught Jesus how to work and play, help us to realize thatwe can only gain knowledge by listening and learning. With you to help and guide us we pray, O Saint Joseph, that we will choose the right path and will remain faithful to the teachings of Jesus. Amen. STUDENTS PRAYER Creator of all things, true source of Light and Wisdom, lofty source of all Being, graciously let a ray of Your Brilliance penetrate into the darkness of my understanding and take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, sin and ignorance. Give me a sharp sense of understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally. Grant me the talent of being exactin my explanations, and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm. Point out the beginning, direct the progress, help in the completion. THROUGH CHRIST, OUR LORD. Amen. (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
A STUDENTS PRAYER Loving Father, I stand before You inthe midst of confusion and complexities of life. My future sometimes seems distant and unknown. Give me, O Lord, the vision to see the path You set before me. Grant me the courage to follow Your way, that through the gifts and talents You have given me, I may bring Your life and Your love to others. I ask this through Jesus, Your Son and my Brother. Amen. Lord, today I am just really stressed. You know, Lord, that I am having some trouble with the test I am about to take. I know its probably not the biggest world problem, with people starving, people turning away from you, people in wars, and more. But, Lord, its what Im facing right now, and I need you in this time. I know that no problem is too big or too small for you to handle, and I need to turn this stress over to you to help me with.
Cont. Lord, I just need to be able to focus. I need your help to look at this information so I can remember and apply it well on my exam. I need you to help me feel more confident going into the test and relax a bit so I can concentrate. Lord, please help the people around me to understand that I need to focus and study. Also, Lord, help me when I walk into the exam. Give me the peace, when it is all said and done, to know that I walked in and did my best. I pray, Lord, for your guiding hand as I take the exam, and I ask for your welcome calm when I walk out of the classroom after. Lord, thank you for all the blessings you have placed in my life. Thank you for being here in this time when I feel a bit overwhelmed. Thank you for always being there and allowing me to rely on you. Praise your name. Amen.
A STUDENTS PRAYER (By St. Thomas Aquinas) Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Creator, true source of light and fountain of wisdom! Pour forth your brilliance upon my dense intellect, dissipate the darkness which covers me, that of sin and of ignorance. Grant me a penetrating mind to understand, a retentive memory, method and ease in learning, the lucidity to comprehend, and abundant grace in expressing myself. Guide the beginning of my work, direct its progress,and bring it to successful completion. This I ask through Jesus Christ, true God and true man, living and reigning with You and the Father, forever and ever. Amen.
STUDENTS PRAYER, BY ST. THOMAS AQUINAS Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being,graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding. Take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, an obscurity of sin and ignorance. Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally. Grant me the talent of being exact in my explanations and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm. Point out the beginning, direct the progress, and help in the completion. I ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER BEFORE STUDYING (By Saint Thomas Aquinas) Ineffable Creator... You are proclaimed the true font of light and wisdom, and the primal origin raised high beyond all things. Pour forth a ray of Your brightness into the darkened places of my mind;disperse from my soul the twofold darkness into which I was born: sin and ignorance.You make eloquent the tongues of infants. Refine my speech and pour forth upon my lips the goodness of Your blessing. Grant to me keenness of mind, capacity to remember, skill in learning, subtlety to interpret, and eloquence in speech. May You guide the beginning of my work, direct its progress, and bring it to completion. You Who are true God and true Man, Who live and reign, world without end. Amen
PRAYER BEFORE STUDYING O Lord God and Heavenly Father, bestow upon us the gift of Your Holy Spirit, that enlightened by Him,we may understand aright and may keep in mind all that we may learn,and may both begin and end all things well, to Thy glory, and in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. CONSECRATION OF STUDENTS TO MARY, SEAT OF WISDOM O Mary, Seat of Wisdom,so many persons of common intellect havemade through your intercession admirable progress in their studies. I hereby choose You as guardian and patron of my studies. I humbly ask You to obtain for me the grace of the Holy Spirit, so that from now on I could understand more quickly, retain more readily, and express myself more fluently.May the example of my life serve to honor You and your Son, Jesus. Amen.
Prayer Before Studying Most blessed Lord, send the grace of Your Holy Spirit on me to strengthen me that I may learn well the subject I am about to study and by it become a better person for Your glory, the comfort of my family and the benefit of Your Church and our Nation. Amen Christ, the true light, who enlightens and sanctifiesevery person coming into the world, let the light of Your countenance shine upon me (us) that I (we) may see Your unapproachable light; and guide my (our) stepsin the way of Your commandments, through the intercessions of Your all-holy Mother and of all the Saints. Amen.
PRAYER OF ST. THOMAS AQUINAS BEFORE STUDY O ineffable Creator, Who, out of the treasure of Thy wisdom, hast ordained three hierarchies of Angels, and placed them in wonderful order above the heavens, and hast most wisely distributed the parts of the world; Thou, Who are called the true fountain of light and wisdom, and the highest beginning, vouchsafe to pour upon the darkness of my understanding, in which I was born, the double beam of Thy brightness, removing from me all darkness of sin and ignorance. Thou, Who makest eloquent the tongue of the dumb, instruct my tongue,and pour on my lips the grace of Thy blessing. Give me quickness of understanding, capacity of retaining, subtlety of interpreting, facility in learning, and copious grace of speaking. Guide my going in, direct my going forward, accomplish my going forth; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER BEFORE STUDYING Incomprehensible Creator, the true Fountain of light and only Author of all knowledge: deign, we beseech Thee, to enlighten our understanding,and to remove from us all darkness of sin and ignorance. Thou, who make eloquent the tongues of those who lack speech, direct our tongues, and pour on our lips the grace of thy blessing. Give us a diligent and obedient spirit, quickness of comprehension, capacity of retaining, and the powerful assistance of Thy holy grace; that what we hear or learn we may apply to Thy honor and the eternal salvation of our own souls. Amen.
Prayer For StudyingLord, I cannot believe how much time I waste. Please help me be more intense about my studies. I really am interested in the things that the professor says in class. But when I finally sit down to study, I welcome distractions from studying so easily. You have given me a good mind, and you want me to explore your creation. Give me enthusiasm, Lord, for the subjects I am studying. Keep my eyes open and my mind on topic. Help me learn the material so that I can explain it clearly and convincingly to others, especially my friends. Jesus, you must have spent a lot of time reflecting on life to think of the parables that are recorded in the Gospels. Make me a good, critical thinker and help me to express myself clearly. Help me to use my mind for your greater Glory. Amen.
We give You thanks, Merciful God, for the instruction and direction which we have received. Grant us Your grace, that we may remember the lesson and carry it into action, for Your glory and our eternal salvation. We beg You, pour forth You blessings upon our parents and superiors,our teachers and benefactors, and reward them abundantly for all the good which they have been the means of bringing to us. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer Before Exams Loving Father, Source of all wisdom, help me to use my time and my intelligence wisely as I prepare for my exams. Help me to dispose myself to listen to Your Holy Spirit, so that You, as my Loving Father, may place me in a state of prayer and lead me to understand that the supreme wisdom is knowing I am Your child. Help me to remain serene so that my work may truly reflect this profound truth.Mary, Mother of my spiritual life,guide me in the ways of your Son, so that my work may help to transform this world for His glory. Amen.
PRAYER BEFORE EXAMSDear Jesus, today i will have my examinations. You know how important they are to me. So I am humbly asking Your gracious help and divine assistance. I Pray to you, my dear Jesus, please never let me panic nor get nervous, just let me be at ease and give my very best.please never let me guess nor rely on pure luck,but enlighten my mind and let me think clearly. Please never let me resort to chances nor to dishonesty, but let me work to the fullest of my ability. I pray for Your guidance that as I think, I may be able to correctly answer the questions, I may solve those difficult problems.I ask, O Lord, Your intercession, that as I write, I may not be careless nor overconfident, I may not be distracted but be more concentrated, I may not be in a hurry nor take the exams too lightly.Today, O my Jesus, I will take my examinations. Let me, with Your help, give my best effort. Let me, because of You, receive the best and fruitful results. AMEN.
by Fr. A. Hanrion, S.J. O Mary, my Mother,I offer you my soul, my mind, and my heart.Make of me Gods instrument. Give me a penetrating mind to discover, firm to judge, open to understand, free to serve the truth; an honest mind in telling what it sees rather than what it wants to see; a tolerant mind which does not dictate toother people, but which explain what it sees clearly; a mind infused by the lightand the truth of your Son Jesus, patient in faith, while waiting for the vision of eternal life. Amen.
PRAYER ASKINGFOR LIGHT IN OUR STUDIES O King of glory, Lord of hosts, who triumphantly ascended into heaven, leave us not as orphans,but send us the Promised of the Father, the Spirit of Truth. We implore You, O Lord, that the Holy Spirit, the Counselor Who proceeds from You, may enlighten our souls, and infuse into them all truth, as Your Son has promised.O God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, grant us according to the riches of Your glory, that Christ, by faith, may dwell in our hearts, and that we may acknowledge the love of Christ, surpassing all knowledge. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
A PRAYER FOR MY INTELLECT Lord, You are the Source of all Life, all Truth, and all Beauty, I pray to You today,with all my heart, for my intelligence, this light in me, this plant which demands years and years of care, this thing in me, mysterious and moving, this activity which sometimes bounds up,sometimes slows down, which sometimes lifts me up with enthusiasm and sometimesexasperates me, I pray for this thing which runs after ideas, symbols and numbers, this thing which all of a sudden has penetrated inside the thought of another and melds with it like the fusion of two lights a fusion which bring about warmth and light. I pray to You for my mind as You are the Supreme Intelligence which penetrates,illuminates, and embraces all our intelligences. Lord, help make my intelligence amenable to all truths, able to understandthe thoughts of others; give to me the wisdom to know the meaning and purpose of my life and learning, so that my knowledge, understanding, and skills may help in some little ways to make this world a better place, for Your greater glory. Amen.
WHO YOU ARE "We ALL are part of the Masters Plan" You are who you are for a reason, Youre part of an intricate plan.Youre a precious and perfect unique design, Called Gods special woman or man. You look like you look for a reason, Our God mad no mistake, He knit you together within the womb, Youre JUST what he wanted to make. The parents you had were the ones he chose, And no matter how you may feel, They were custom-designed with Gods plan in mind, And they bear the Masters seal. No, that trauma you faced was not easy, And God wept that it hurt you so, But it was allowed to shape your heart, So that in His likeness youd grow. You are who you are for a reason, Youve been formed by the Masters rod, You are who you are, beloved, Because there is a God!
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED(SOMETIMES THE HARD WAY)• I’ve learned- that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.• I’ve learned- that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.• I’ve learned- that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.• I’ve learned- that it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.• I’ve learned- that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better know something.• I’ve learned- that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do.• I’ve learned- that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.• I’ve learned- that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.• I’ve learned- that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.• I’ve learned- that you can keep going long after you can’t.
• I’ve learned- that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.• I’ve learned- that either you control your attitude or it controls you.• I’ve learned- that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.• I’ve learned- that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.• I’ve learned- that money is a lousy way of keeping score.• I’ve learned- that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.• I’ve learned- that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.• I’ve learned- that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.• I’ve learned- that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.• I’ve learned- that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.
• I’ve learned- that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.• I’ve learned- that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.• I’ve learned- that your family won’t always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren’t related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren’t biological.• I’ve learned- that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.• I’ve learned- that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you are to learn to forgive yourself.• I’ve learned- that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.• I’ve learned- that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
• I’ve learned- that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.• I’ve learned- that we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.• I’ve learned- that you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.• I’ve learned- that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.• I’ve learned- that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.• I’ve learned- that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don’t even know you.• I’ve learned- that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.• I’ve learned- that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.• I’ve learned- that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.• I’ve learned- that it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people’s feelings and standing up for what you believe.
MY GREATEST FRIEND It used to amaze me what people really think about you, With all the time invested in them and other things you do. The listening, the caring, the encouragement you give them everyday; Those things are not always appreciated in any kind of way. The overtures of friendship offered, the ear you give to their woes;They still can turn out to be your most awful foes.Instead of returning your non judgmental stance, You discover that they have been judging you unfairly quite by chance. You discover there has been murmuring about some mistake they think you have made; When all through out their life history, their mistakes do not fade. Yet you fail to stoop to their level because you know it is not right, It is still hard to accept that ones you thought were your friends were only ships passing you by night. So through my experience, I’ve learned to take heed, That the greatest friend I have is Jesus, indeed.
THREE THINGS IN LIFE... "Once gone, never come back" Three things in life that, once gone, never come back - Time, Words & OpportunityThree things in life that may never be lost - Peace, Hope & Honesty.Three things in life that are most valuable - Love, Self-confidence & FriendsThree things in life that are never certain - Dreams, Success & Fortune Three things that make a man - Hard work, Sincerity & CommitmentThree things in life that can destroy a man - Wine, Pride & Anger Three things that are truly constant - Father, Son and Holy Ghost
TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR A LONG AND PEACEFUL LIFE (1) Thou shalt not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities. (2) Thou shalt not be fearful, for most of the things we fear n ever come to pass. (3) Thou shalt face each problem as it comes. You can handle only one at a time. (4) Thou shalt not cross bridges before you get to them, for no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this. (5) Thou shalt not take problems to bed with you, for they make very poor bedfellows.(6) Thou shalt not borrow other peoples problems. They can take better care of them than you can. (7) Thou shalt be a good listener, for only when you listen do you hear ideas different from your own. Its very hard to learn something new when youre talking. (8) Thou shalt not try to re-live yesterday for good or ill - it is gone. Concentrate on what is happening in your life today. (9) Thou shalt not become bogged down by frustration, for 50 percent of it is rooted in self-pity and will only interfere with positive actions. (10) Thou shalt count thy blessings, never overlooking the small one – for a lot of small blessings add up to a big one.
A simple prayer of Thanks Be To God when we wake up starts the day with His name on our lips. Dedicating the day ahead to the Lord will result in a calm and peace in all we do and a fruitful days work, yes even when things seem to go wrong. Rather than curse the mishap, say Thanks Be To God‘ or Praise You Lord. Here are a few nice little morning prayers to set the tone for the day: MORNING OFFERING PRAYER Almighty God, I thank you for your past blessings. Today I offer myself - whatever I do, say, or think - to your loving care. Continue to bless me, Lord. I make this morning offering in union with the divine intentions of Jesus Christ who offers himself daily in the holy sacrifice of the Mass, and in union with Mary, his Virgin Mother and our Mother, who was always the faithful handmaid of the Lord. Amen.
MORNING OFFERING PRAYER "God of my life, I welcome this new day. It is Your gift to me, a new creation, a promise of resurrection." "Dear Lord, I thank You for the Grace of being alive this morning; I thank You for the sleep that has refreshed me; I thank You for the chance to make a new beginning." "Dear Lord, I give you may hands to do Your work; I give You my feet to go Your way; I give You my eyes to see as You see; I give You my tongue to speak Your words; I give You my mind that You may think in me; I give You my spirit that You may pray in me. Above all, I give You my heart that You may love in me – love the Father and love all humankind. I give You my whole self, Lord, that You may grow in me, so that it is You who lives, works and prays in me. Amen." "Good morning Lord, its great to be with You again today. Im glad You are going to be with me today.Help me in all I do and say today, bring a smile to my lips for all I meet today, place on my tongue kind and gentle words for all I speak with today. And when the days over bring me home safely."
EVENING PRAYER By: Saint Augustine Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight,and give Your Angels and Saints charge over those who sleep. Tend Your sick ones, O Lord Christ. Rest Your weary ones, Bless Your dying ones, Soothe Your suffering ones, pity Your afflicted ones, Shield Your joyous ones, And all for Your loves sake. Amen. NIGHT PRAYER God, come to my assistance. Lord make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
O my God, I thank you for having preserved me today and for having given me so many blessings and graces. I renew my dedication to you and ask your pardon for all my sins. Make a short review of the day, briefly recalling withgratitude the good things that have happened, and repenting in sincere sorrow the sins you have committed. A NIGHT PRAYER Eternal Father, I desire to rest in Thy Heart this night. I make the intention of offering to Thee every beat of my heart, joining to them as many acts of love and desire. I pray that even while I am asleep, I will bring back to Thee souls that offend Thee. I ask forgiveness for the whole world, especially for those who know Thee and yet sin. I offer to Thee my every breath and heartbeat as a prayer of reparation. Amen.
A NIGHT PRAYER "God our Father I come to say, Thank You for Your Love Today; Thank You for my family and all the friends You give to me. Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send Your light" "Watch O Lord with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give Your Angels and Saints charge over those who sleep.Tend Your sick ones, dear Lord, rest Your weary ones, bless Your dying ones, soothe Your suffering ones, pity Your afflicted ones, shield Your joyous ones, and all for Your Loves sake."
GRACE BEFORE MEALS Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts, which we are about to receive from your bounty. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.THANKSGIVING AFTER MEALS Loving Father, we praise you For all the gifts you give us: For life and health, For faith and love, And for this meal we have shared together. Father, we thank you Through Christ our Lord. Amen. GRACE AFTER MEALS We give Thee thanks, O Almighty God, for these Thy benefits Who lives and reigns, world without end. Amen.
PRAYER FOR PROTECTIONAGAINST STORMS AND FLOODS Graciously hear us, O Lord, when we call upon You, and grant unto our supplications a calm atmosphere,that we, who are justly afflicted for our sins, may, by Your protecting mercy, experience pardon. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.A PRAYER IN TIME OF CALAMITY Mercy of God, encompass us, and deliver us from every plague. Glory Be To The Father... Eternal Father, sign us with the Blood of the Immaculate Lamb, as Thou didst sign the dwellings of Thy people. Glory Be To The Father... Most precious Blood of Jesus,our love, cry for mercy for us from Thy Divine Father, and deliver us. Glory Be To The Father...
Wounds of my Jesus, mouths of love and mercy, speak for us in pity to the Eternal Father; hide us within yourselves, and deliver us. Glory Be To The Father... Eternal Father, Jesus is ours; ours His Blood, ours His infinite merits; to Thee we offer ourselves wholly; then, if Thou loves Him, and holds precious this gift we make Thee, Thou surely wilt deliver us; and for this we hope with fullest confidence. Glory Be To The Father... Eternal Father, Thou desires not the death of a sinner, but rather that he should be converted and live; in Thy mercy grant that we may live before Thee, and be forever Thine. Glory Be To The Father... Save us, Christ our Savior, by the virtue of Thy holy Cross: Thou Who didst save Peter in the sea, have mercy upon us. Mary, Mother of mercy, pray for us, and we shall be delivered; Mary, our advocate, speak for us, and we shall be saved. The Lord justly scourged us for our sins; but do thou, Mary, plead for us, for thou art our most tender Mother.Mary, in Thy Jesus and in thee have we put our hope: Oh! let us never be confounded. Salve Regina...
Strength And WisdomThank you, Lord, for being there for me and allowing me to cry out to you in my times of need. It is amazing to me that the Lord of the Universe would take time to listen to me and to care about what I say.God, there are things happening around me right now that I do not understand. Some of these things make me feel weak, helpless and afraid. Even in the midst of this, I know that you are the Lord. I know that the situation is in Your hand, and I trust You. I beseech you for strength and for wisdom that I would be able to endure this situation and be able to handle it in a way that would bring glory to Your name. In Jesus name. Amen.Don’t ever be ashamed at feeling weak. Remember what the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 12:10: “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, inpersecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” Prayer For Overcoming Lifes Hardships O Lord, we call upon You in our time of sorrow, That You give us the strength and will to bear our heavyburdens, until we can again feel the warmth and love of Your
STRENGTH FOR A FRIEND Lord, I come before you today knowing that all power is in Your hand. I know that you are the Lord and that you care for your people. Right now, my friend is struggling with a difficult trial. I can see her strength is faltering, Lord, and know that you have all of the strength that she needs. I pray that you will reach down and touch her right now wherever she is at this moment. Let your presence fill the room where she is and let her feel an extra portion of your strength that can help her to get through this day. She needs you now, Lord, and I thank you in advance for meeting her where she is and shoring up her strength during this difficult time. In Jesus name. Amen. Prayers for Strength and CourageSay these prayers when youre in need of strength and courage. Day to day troubles are no match for the power of the Lord. TO BE GRATEFUL Lord God, may we be grateful for our lot, and compassionate toward all those who are suffering every kind of distress at this difficult time.May we hold back nothing, and hasten to be the ministers of prayer and mercy, like the disciples of Him who went about doing good in times of need. Amen
PRAYER FOR GUIDANCE AND HELP Dear Lord, I am calling upon you today foryour divine guidance and help. I am in crisis andneed a supporting hand to keep me on the right and just path. My heart is troubled but I will strive to keep it set on you, as your infinite wisdom will show me the right way to a just and right resolution. Thank you for hearing my prayer and for staying by my side. Amen! For Unfailing Strength Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; thesame everlasting Father who cares for you today will takecare of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then. Put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually: "The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in Him and I am helped.He is not only with me but in me, and I in Him." Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
PRAYERS FOR PROSPERITY Everyone seems to need prayers for prosperity now more than ever. We desire to prosper not only in wealth, but in health onall levels, for if we lose sight of our spiritual direction no amount of wealth can bring us closer to God. Lord God, giver of bread, we bless You for your Heavenly kindness. There can be no famine while the bread of Heaven endures, and help us to remember that when we are forgetful of Your infinite kindness. How blessed it is to know that we shall not want forever, as You will not allow Your children to go without bread. However long the day, and hard the work, we have the rest and the bounty and the bread. Happy and grateful are we! We have You who plan our daily feast for us. As we eat of the bread of Heaven we shall continue to prosper on earth. Kind Lord, feed me until I shall want no more! We thank You oh God for your generosity and kindness, and ask that You hear us in this hour of financial need. Make us worthy of Your blessing and keep us from further want. Help us restore our abundance here on earth, so that we may turn more attention to Your divine kingdom. We have worked so hard, and yet there is no end to our lacking. Grant us this wish, and make us worthy of its fulfillment. Amen.
Prayer for ProsperityI give thanks to God for this day, in which My dream will flourish, my plans will succeed, My destiny will be assured, and the desire of my heart Will be granted in Jesus name. The money I need will know my name and address Before the end of this month. As I awake this morning, may my life be clean, Calm and clear as the early morning dew. May the grace of the Almighty support, sustain and Supply all my needs according to His riches in glory. Amen! Love the Lord. Have a wonderful day in His name! IM PUTTING MY FINANCES IN YOUR HANDS OUR LORD. Lord please grant me the power to overcome my debt problem. I know I made this mistake myself but I obviously can not see myself getting out of this situation without you guiding me. I would feel selfish asking for a blessing to get me out of what I created. But You dont judge me like that so please lord forgive me for asking for your help, Please Lord bless me and send me on with a new fresh chapter so I can focus more on you and the holy spirit and not having to repeat this cycle. In your name, Amen.
GOD NEVER FAILSI am dwelling in the secret place of the Most High.I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and fortress, My God; in whom I trust implicitly. Surely, My God shall always deliver me from any entrapment satan may consider as well as from ailments and all other health related issues. My GOD covers me with His impenetrable armour and His truth remains my eternal shield and protection. It is based on these facts that I will never be afraid of terror at any time or anywhere; as even though others might be afflicted, such will never be my case as I have established the Lord as my eternal refuge and guardian. My God has charged His angels to keep me safely throughout all my daily encounters so that no harm comes near me and should adversity confront me, it will be thoroughly vanquished just as my profound faith in and love for my God grows and blossoms daily.
In my quiet and lonely life, I have taken the conscious decision to always set my love upon God, Who will forever be there to guide, protect and bless me abundantly so that all my hopes, dreams and aspirations in lifewill become reality – my God will always deliver on my behalf and set me on high because I have known His Name and committed my all to Him. Whenever I call upon my God, He will answer me in good time; as He will always be with me throughout my life’s journey.My God will honor me and ensure my abundantprosperity so that with long life I will be a true testament to His eternal love and Salvation." Lord, I claim these promises of protection and thank You profoundly for Your Divine protection and ineffable love always. Amen. BUSINESS PRAYERS God grant me the inspiration, the motivation,The right direction, and the resources To succeed in my new business. My intent is clear And my will is strong. Help me stay focused on my goals And to reap honest rewards for the benefit of all. Thank You, God, for your kind assistance. Amen!
A PRAYER FOR MONEY HELPSay this debt prayer when you’re in need of a financial blessing. Heavenly Father, I Come before you today to ask for a financial blessing to improve my life. My faith keeps me strong, and I know you will provide for me and the people I love. I do not seek a large sum of money. I do not trouble you for unneeded comforts or luxury. I only ask for enough money to relieve my financial woes and ease this stress. Give me the means to do your work, and spread your Love. I have so much to give, if only I were allowed the chance. In your name I pray, Amen DEBT REMOVAL PRAYER Lord, I confess Ive made mistakes. I have accumulated too much debt, And now I can not imagine overcoming it without your help. Please Lord, I beg of you to intercede on my behalf. Provide me with the financial means to be ableto breathe again. Please forgive my sins, Lord. Walk with me and help me to make the right decisions throughout my life. In your name I pray, Amen
A PRAYER FOR HOPEBelow is a prayer for hope and faith. Often times, life can overwhelm us. We feel desperate and distant from god. It is during these times that we need hope most of all. Remember that God is always with you. Guiding your actions even when you don’t feel his presence. A Prayer for Hope Heavenly father, I am your humble servant, I come before you today in need of hope. There are times when I fell helpless, There are times when I feel weak. I pray for hope. I need hope for a better future. I need hope for a better life. I need hope for love and kindness. Some say that the sky is at it’s darkest just before the light. I pray that this is true, for all seems dark. I need your light, Lord, in every way. I pray to be filled with your light from head to toe. To bask in your glory. To know that all is right in the world, as you have planned, and as you want it to be. Help me to walk in your light, and live my life in faith and glory. In your name I pray, Amen.
PRAYERS FOR PROTECTION AND SAFETY THE LIGHT OF GOD The light of God surrounds us, The love of God enfolds us, The power of God protects us, The presence of God watches over us, Wherever we are, God is, And where God is, all is well. St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, St. John,Like unto the prophet Jonas, as a type of Christ, Who was guarded for three days and Three nights in the belly of a whale, Thus shall the Almighty God,As a Father, guard and protect me from all evil. GRANT ME PROTECTION Grant, O Lord, Thy protection And in protection, strength And in strength, understanding And in understanding, knowledge And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice And in the knowledge of justice, the love of it And in the love of it, the love of all existences And in that love, the love of spirit and all creation.
PROTECTION FROM THIEVES Your rifles and guns will be stopped up with the Holy blood of Jesus; and all swords and arms are made harmless By the five holy wounds of Jesus. There are three roses upon the heart of God; The first is beneficent, The other is omnipotent, The third is his holy will. You thieves must therefore stand under it, Standing still as long as I will. In the name of God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, You are commanded and made to stop! LET NO EVIL BEFALL US O God, You are the preserver of men, and the keeper of our lives. We commit ourselves to Your perfect care on the journey that awaits us. We pray for a safe and auspicious journey. Give Your angels charge over us to keep us in all our ways. Let no evil befall us, nor any harm come to our dwelling that we leave behind. Although we are uncertain of what the days may bring, may we be prepared for any event or delay,and greet such with patience and understanding. Bless us O Lord, that we may complete our journey safely and successfully under Your ever watchful care.
GUARD ME Like unto the cup and the wine, and the holy supper, which our dear Lord Jesus Christ gave unto his dearDisciples on Monday Thursday, may the Lord Jesus guard me in daytime, and at night, that: No dog may bite me, No wild beast tear me to pieces, No tree fall upon me, No water rise against me, No firearms injure me, No weapons, no steel, no iron cut me, No fire burn me, No false sentencefall upon me, No false tongue injure me, No rogue enrage me, and that no fiends, no witchcraft Or enchantment can harm me. Amen. PROTECT MY JOURNEYIn the name of God I go on this journey. May God the Father be with me, God the Son protect me,And God the Holy Ghost be by my side.
Protect My Day Blessed be my protection when I go out during day or night, That thou may not let any of my enemies, or thieves, approach me, If they do not intend to bring me what was intended from your Holy Altar.Because God the Lord Jesus Christ is ascended into Heaven in his living Body, And so shall my body and wellbeing be protected on this journey. O Lord, bless me and watchover me day and night. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Be With Me ChristThe cross of Christ be with me; The cross of Christ overcomes all water and every fire; The cross of Christ overcomes all weapons; The cross of Christ is a perfect sign and blessing to my soul. May Christ be with me and my body during all my life At day and at night.Now I pray, I [name]_________, pray God the Father For the souls sake, and I pray God the Son for the Fathers sake, And I pray God the Holy Ghost for the Fathers and Sons sake, And I pray God the Holy Ghost for the Fathers and the Sons sake, That the holy corpse of God may bless me against all evil things, words and works.
THE CROSS OF CHRIST The cross of Christ open unto me future bliss; The cross of Christ be with me, above me, before me, Behind me, beneath me, aside of me And Everywhere, and before all my enemies, Visible and invisible; these all flee from me As soon as they but know or hear. Enoch and Elias, the two prophets, were never Imprisoned, nor bound, nor beaten and came Never out of their power; thus no one of my enemies Must be able to injure or attack me in my body Or my life, in the name of Godthe Father, the Son, And the Holy Ghost. Amen! PROTECTION FROM HEAVEN The blessing which came from heaven, From God the Father, when the true living Son was born, Be with me at all times; The blessing which God spoke over the whole human race, Be with me always. The holy cross of God, as long and as broad As the one upon which God suffered His blessed, bitter tortures, bless me today and forever.
The three holy nails which were driven through The holy hands and feet of Jesus Christ Shall bless me today and forever. The bitter crown of thorns which was forced upon The holy head of Christ, shall bless me today and forever.The spear by which the holy side of Jesus was opened, Shall bless me today and forever. The rosy blood protect me from all my enemies, And from everything which night be injurious to my body Or soul, or my worldly goods. Bless me, oh ye five holy wounds, in order that all my enemies May be driven away and bound, While God has encompassed all Christendom. In this shall assist me God the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Amen. Thus must I, [name], be blessed as well and as valid As the cup and the wine, and the true, living bread which Jesus gave his disciples on the evening of Monday Thursday. All those that hate you must be silent before me; Their hearts are dead in regard to me; and their tongues are Mute, so that they are not at all able to inflict the least injury Upon me, or my house, or my premises: And likewise, all those who intend attacking and wounding me With their arms and weapons shall be defenseless, Weak and conquered before me. In this shall assist me the holy power of God, which can make all arms or weapons of no avail. All this in the name of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Amen.
THE WATCHFUL EYE OF THE LORD A watchful eye is caring for me. I am protected, safe, and free. He is here watching, I am happy to be, He is here watching, watching over me. Ive been a lost lamb, just caring for me. I thought I had no one caring for me. I was so lonely, tired and worn, but I looked around and this thought was born. He is here watching, watching over me. Look little lamb, look around and see.Look little lamb, He said , I am watching over thee. Drink from the water so pure and so clean. Taste of the water, and then you will see. Open your eyes now, you are all clean. See little lamb, you are white and all new. See little lamb, I will watch over you. How kind dear sir, to watch over me. I am all white and clean and all new. You are so kind sir, to help me dear sir. Thank you for watching, watching over me. I feel protected, safe, and free.For the Lord He is watching, He is watching over me. I stayed near his feet, I was helpless and small, but he watched over me, that I should not fall. Come little lamb, follow me to the water. You can drink from it there. I will help you not falter.
He knew that my knees were all tired and sore, from falling and falling, again on the floor. Come little lamb, you can try it again. I know that youre weak, but Ill help you to stand. You speak so kindly, I said to the man. You speak so kindly, Youll help me to stand. I took a little drink, where he showed me the water, and I started to cry, my tears rolled down in the water. Why are you crying, He said to me then? I have been crying, again, and again. Oh Master can you help me? I have lost a hold, of my children over yonder, who are a part of my fold. Can you call them dear Master. To see if theyll come To your water dear Master, Please see if theyll come. You hold me in safety, with comfort and care. You speak to me gently, I have nothing to fear. You are so kind dear Master. I am happy with thee. Even though I falter, You are still with me. I am a little lamb, all torn and weak, But I will be happy to sit at your feet.
THE SERENITY PRAYER As Christians we yearn to trust in God’s ways, though it is not always easy. This is the ultimate prayer, asking God for a strong faith, understanding and happiness in daily life.Below is the complete, full text of this powerful prayer. The Serenity Prayer God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. Amen.
STRESS RELIEF "When Things Just Seem To Be Overwhelming... Read This!“ You say: "Its impossible" God Says: All things are possible You say: "Im too tired" God says: I will give you rest You say: "Nobody really loves me" God says: I love you You say: "I cant go on" God says: My grace is sufficient You say: "I cant figure things out" God says: I will direct your steps You say: "I cant do it" God says: You can do all things You say: "Im not able" God says: I am able You say: "Its not worth it" God says: It will be worth it You say: "I cant forgive myself" God says: I forgive you You say: "I cant manage" God says: I will supply all your needs You say: "Im afraid" God says: I have not given you a spirit of fearYou say: "Im always worried and frustrated" God says: Cast all your cares on ME You say: "Im not smart enough" God says: I give you wisdom You say: "I feel all alone" God says: I will never leave you or forsake you PRAYER TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS Compassionate Jesus, I remember your gentle invitation to “Come…and be refreshed.” I bring you now all my worries, fears, needs and doubts and those of my world. I entrust toyou my loved ones, both living and deceased. Enfold us all in your love, now and evermore. Amen.
TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR A LONG AND PEACEFUL LIFE (1) Thou shalt not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities. (2) Thou shalt not be fearful,for most of the things we fear never come to pass. (3) Thou shalt face each problem as it comes. You can handle only one at a time. (4) Thou shalt not cross bridges before you get to them, for no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this. (5) Thou shalt not take problems to bed with you, for they make very poor bedfellows. (6) Thou shalt not borrow other peoples problems. They can take better care of them than you can. (7) Thou shalt be a good listener, for only when you listen do you hear ideas different from your own. Its very hard to learn something new when youre talking. (8) Thou shalt not try to re-live yesterday for goodor ill - it is gone. Concentrate on what is happening in your life today. (9) Thou shalt not become bogged down byfrustration, for 50 percent of it is rooted in self-pity and will only interfere with positive actions. (10) Thou shalt count thy blessings, never overlooking the small one – for a lot of small blessings add up to a big one.
NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF GOOD SUCCESS Hail Mary Most Holy, Beloved Daughter of God theFather Through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, grant thy good success to this request... [State your intention(s) here...] Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be... Saint Michael, pray for us.Hail Mary Most Holy, Admirable Mother of God the Son, Through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, grant thy good success to this request... [State your intention(s) here...] Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be... Saint Michael, pray for us. Hail Mary Most Holy, Most Faithful Spouse of the Holy Ghost Through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, grant thy good success to this request... [State your intention(s) here...] Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory Be... Saint Michael, pray for us.
Hail Mary Most Holy, Temple and Sacrarium of the Most Holy Trinity. St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, pray for us. Our Lady of Good Success, thou who art the all-powerful intercessor before the Most Holy Trinity, deign to hear and answer my request, so long as it contributes to the salvation of my souland the glory and exaltation of Holy Mother Church. Salve Regina... Hail, Holy Queen... Mariana de Jésus Torres, one of the young nuns, is said to have seen the Blessed Mother.On February 2, 1610, as Mariana was praying, theBlessed Mother appeared to her and commanded a statue to be made to her likeness. Mother Mariana, The Lily of Quito “First so that men in the future might realize how powerful I am in placating Divine Justice and obtaining mercy and pardon for every sinner who comes to me with a contrite heart. For I am the Mother of Mercy and in me there is only goodnessand love.” When tribulations of spirit and sufferings of the body oppress them and they seem to bedrowning in this bottomless sea let them gaze at myholy image and I will always be there ready to listen to their cries and soothe their pain. Tell them that they should always run to their Mother with confidence and love...”
NOVENA OF GRACE(March 4 to 12)Preparatory PrayersPriest: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and ofthe Holy Ghost. Amen.O Jesus, answer our petitions as we kneel before Thee.People: O Heart of Jesus, hear and grant our prayers.Priest: Pray for us, Saint Francis Xavier,People: that we may be made worthy of the promisesof Christ.Priest: Let us pray: Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts ofThy faithful.Enkindle in them the fire of Thy love. Send forth Thyspirit and they shall be created,People: and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.Priest: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to theHoly Ghost,People: as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shallbe, world without end. Amen.All together: O most lovable and loving Saint FrancisXavier in union with thee I adore the Divine Majesty.The remembrance of the favors with which God blessedthee during life and of thy glory after death fills me withjoy; and I unite with thee in offering to Him my humbletribute of thanksgiving and of praise. I implore thee tosecure for methrough thy powerful intercession the inestimableblessing of living and dying in the state of grace. I alsobeseech thee to obtain for me the favour I ask in thisnovena. (State your intentions here...)But if what I ask is not for the glory of God and for thegood of my soul do thou obtain for me what is moreconducive to both. Amen.Our Father.../ Hail Mary.../ Glory Be...Priest: Pray for us, Saint Francis Xavier,
People: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. St. Francis Xaviers Prayer for Unbelievers All together:Eternal God, Creator of all things remember that the souls of unbelievers have been created by Thee and formed to Thy own image and likeness. Behold, O Lord, how to Thy dishonor hell is being filled with these very souls. Remember that Jesus Christ, Thy Son for theirsalvation suffered a most cruel death. Do not permit, O Lord, I beseech Thee that Thy divine Son be any longer despised by unbelievers, but rather, being appeased by the prayers of Thy saints and the Church the most holy spouse of ThySon deign to be mindful of Thy mercy and forgetting their idolatry and their unbelief bring them to know Him Whom Thou didst send Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Our Lord Who is our health, life, and resurrection through Whom we have been redeemed and saved to Whom be all glory forever. Amen. Priest: Pray for us, Saint Francis Xavier, People: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.Priest: O God, Who did deign, by the preaching and miracles of Saint Francis Xavier, to join unto Thy Church the nations of the Indies, grant, we beseechThee, that we who reverence his glorious merits, may also imitate his example, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
NOVENA PRAYER FOR ANY NECESSITY DAY 1O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make hasteto help me. Heavenly Father, you know all things, and nothing is hidden from you; in your kindness come to my aid in my present distress, and grant my humble petition. In Christs name I beg your help. Amen.Action: Do a kind deed today for someone youmeet. DAY 2 Hear, O Lord, and have pity on me. O Lord, be my helper. Father in heaven, your love for us neverfalters in spite of our sins and failures. Please showyour mercy and care for me in my difficulty. For the sake of Christ, our Savior, have pity of me. Amen. Action: Recognize the image of Christ today inthose around you. Day 3Lord, be not far from me. Awake and be vigilant inmy defense, my God. Loving Father, you are not farfrom any of us since in you we live, move and have our being. Kindly increase my awareness of your presence, and take care of my pressing need. Christ, our Lord, assures us you will. Amen. Action: For this day, cast all your cares upon theLord.
Day 4 Your ways, O Lord, make known to me. Teach me your paths. Father almighty, your ways and mysterious purposeare often hidden from us; guide me now, I beg you, in my sorrow, and by your power aid me to know your will. May I do it in imitation of Christ, our redeemer. Amen.Action: Consider seriously today how best you cando Gods will. Day 5 Now will I arise, says the Lord. I will grant safety to him who longs for it. In you, heavenly Father,I confidently place all my trust. In your hands I leaveall my anxieties with faith in your care for me. From you alone I away relief because of Christ, your Son, who pleads for us. Amen.Action: For Gods sake, help some person todaywhom you may not like. Day 6O Lord, reprove me not in your anger, Nor chastiseme in your wrath. Merciful Father, you know my sins and disobedience, my weakness and ingra-titudewhich have deserved punishment. Yet, you are ever ready to forgive, and gracious to all in trouble. In Christs name, come quickly to help me. Amen.Action: Hold back today the harsh word; banish theunkind thought.
Day 7The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in time of distress. Father in heaven,you never reject those who seek your help, and are ever ready to comfort the sorrowful. Have pity on me in my needs, and rescue me from all my afflictions. In Christs name, I implore your compassion. Amen.Action: In imitation of Christ, do good to those whodislike you. Day 8 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, And those who are crushed in spirit, He saves. Your goodness, heavenly Father, responds speedily toour wretchedness. In my distress I call upon you to hear and answer my prayers. In you alone, O God, I will continue to trust despite everything. In Christs name. Amen.Action: Help someone you know who needs your aidtoday. Day 9 The Lord came to my support. He set me free and rescued me because He loves me. Gracious Father,I will thank you each day for your merciful goodness to me. With your help I will ever praise your kindness inmy trouble. Please assist me now in faithfully following Christ, my Savior. Amen.Action: In gratitude, be good to others today andalways.
The Devotion of the Miraculous Rosary Novena To complete one Novena, a person must say the Rosary for 9 days. Three Novenas of 9 days must be said to obtain the favor. Then, three more Novenas must be said in Thanksgiving. In total, there must be 27 days of Rosary prayers to obtain the favor and 27 days of Rosary prayers in Thanksgiving. This makes a total of 54 days. Whether the prayer intention has been received or not after the first 27 days (3 Novenas), the person must still say the 3 Rosary prayer Novenas (27 days) in Thanksgiving. From day to day, the meditations are in accordance with the guideline followed in the Catholic Church. These included the Joyful Mysteries, the Sorrowful Mysteries, the Glorious Mysteries and the Mysteries of Light.
NOVENA FOR IMPOSSIBLE REQUESTS (This Novena honours the nine months during which Our Ladycarried Our Blessed Lord in her womb.) "Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, oursweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poorbanished children of Eve; to thee do we send up oursighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turnthen, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercytowards us; and after this our exile, show unto us theblessed fruit of thy womb Jesus. O clement, O loving, Osweet Virgin Mary. Amen."V - Pray for us, most holy mother of God.R - That we may be made worthy of the promises ofChrist."Virgin of the Incarnation, a thousand times we greetthee, a thousand times we praise thee for thy joy whenGod was incarnated in thee. Because thou art sopowerful a Virgin and Mother of God, grant what we askof thee for the love of God."Here state your first intention.Repeat all of above and then state your second intention.Repeat all of above and then state your third intention.CONCLUSION:After the above prayers and intentions, say the Memorare.Remember, O most Gracious Virgin Mary, that never wasit known that anyone who fled to thy protection,implored thy help or sought thy intercession was leftunaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, OVirgin of Virgins, my mother. To thee do I cry, beforethee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. Mother of the Wordincarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercyhear and answer me. Amen.Hail Mary... Blessed and praised be the Most HolySacrament of the Altar, in Heaven, on earth andeverywhere. AMEN.
Novena to Our Lady Of Hope I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth; in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come to me all that desire me and be filled with my fruits (Sirach 24:24-26). O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Grace, Hope of the world. Hear us, your children, who cry to you. Let Us Pray. O God, who by the marvelous protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary has strengthened us firmly in hope, grant we beseech You, that by persevering in prayer at her admonition, we may obtain the favors we devoutly implore. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen. Prayer to Our Lady of Hope O Mary, my Mother, I kneel before you with heavy heart. The burden of my sins oppresses me. The knowledge of my weakness discourages me.I am beset by fears and temptations of every sort.Yet I am so attached to the things of this world that instead of longing for Heaven I am filled with dread at the thought of death.
O Mother of Mercy, have pity on me in my distress. You are all-powerful with your Divine Son. He can refuse no request of your Immaculate Heart. Show yourself a true Mother to me by being my advocate before His throne. O Refuge of Sinners and Hope of the Hopeless, to whom shall I turn if not you? Obtain for me, then, O Mother of Hope, the grace oftrue sorrow for my sins, the gift of perfect resignation to Gods Holy Will, and the courage to take up my cross and follow Jesus. Beg of His Sacred Heart the special favor that I ask in this novena. (State your request here...) But above all I pray, O dearest Mother, that through your most powerful intercession my heart may be filled with Holy Hope, so that in lifes darkest hour I may never fail to trust in God my Saviour, but by walking in the way of His commandments I may merit to be united with Him, and with you in the eternal joys of Heaven. Amen. Mary, our Hope, have pity on us. Hope of the Hopeless, pray for us. Recite the following prayers... 3 Hail Marys...
OUR LADY OF GOOD REMEDY (Feast on October 8 th.) O Queen of Heaven and earth, most Holy Virgin, we venerate thee. Thou art the beloved daughter of the Most High God, the chosen mother of the Incarnate Word, the immaculate spouse of the Holy Spirit, the sacred vessel of the Most Holy Trinity. O Mother of the Divine Redeemer,who under the title of Our Lady of Good Remedy comes to the aid of all who call upon thee, extend thy maternal protection to us. We depend on thee, dear Mother, as helpless and needy children d depend on a tender and caring mother. Pray the Hail Mary...O Lady of Good Remedy, source of unfailing help, grant that we may draw from thy treasury of graces in our time of need. Touch the hearts of sinners, that they may seek reconciliation and forgiveness. Bring comfort to the afflicted and the lonely; help the poor and the hopeless; said the sick and the suffering. May they be healed in body and strengthened in spirit to endure their sufferings with patient resignation and Christian fortitude. Pray the Hail Mary...
Dear Lady of Good Remedy, source of unfailing help, thy compassionate heart knows a remedy for every affliction and misery we encounter in life. Help me with thy prayers and intercession to find a remedy for my problems and needs, especially for... (State your special intentions here.) On my part, O loving Mother, I pledge myself to a more intensely Christian lifestyle, to a more careful observance of the laws of God, to be more conscientious in fulfilling the obligations of my state in life, and to strive to be a source of healing in this broken world of ours. Dear Lady of Good Remedy, be ever present to me, and through thy intercession, may I enjoy health of body and peace of mind, and grow stronger in the faith and in the love of thy Son, Jesus. Pray the Hail Mary... V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of Good Remedy,R. That we may deepen our dedication to thy Son, and make the world alive with His Spirit.
NOVENA IN REPARATION FOR OFFENSES AGAINST LIFE. Say the following prayers for 9 days in a row. AN ACT OF REPARATION Sacred Heart of Jesus, we offer you an act of reparation for the indifference often shown to you. We ourselves have been inattentive many times. Not only do we now ask your pardon but we also declare our readiness to atone both for our personal offenses and for the faults of others. We are resolved to expiate every outrage committed against you. We wish to make amends too for the injustices perpetrated against the poor and unprotected. In reparation for all violations of your Divine honor and of the rights of our fellowmen, we offer the satisfaction you once made to your Eternal Father on the cross and which you continue to renew daily on our altars. In union with the faithful on earth, we promise to make recompense, as far as we can, for all neglect of your great love and for the sins we and others have committed.Loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, deign to receive our act of reparation and keep us faithful to you, so that we may one day come to that homewhere you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
ACT OF CONSECRATION Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, we freely consecrate ourselves today to your Most Sacred Heart. We grieve that many do not yet know you; many, too, reject you. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to your Sacred Heart. We pray that you, O Lord, will be King not only of the faithful who have never forsaken you, but also of the prodigals. Grant that all may be admitted to your Fathers house. We pray, too, that you will be King of those who are now deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps unmindful of you. Call them to believe in you so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd. Grant, O Lord, to all your people,assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give tranquility to all nations; make the world resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the Divine Heart that made possible our salvation; to it be glory and honor for ever. Amen.
NOVENA FOR PURIFICATION (Starts January 24 and ends on February 2.) O Blessed Mother of God, who went up to the Temple according to the law with your offering of little white doves, pray for me that I too may keep the law and be pure in heart like you. Sweet heart of Mary, be my salvation. 300 days. Plenary, under usual conditions, if said daily for a month. NOVENA IN EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS Jesus, Who because of Your burning love for us willed to be crucified and to shed Your Most Precious Blood for the redemption and salvation of our souls,look down upon us and grant the petition we ask for (State your intention here...) We trust completely in Your Mercy. Cleanse us from sin by Your Grace, sanctify our work, give us and all those who are dear to us our daily bread, lighten the burden of our sufferings, bless our families, and grant to the nations, so sorely afflicted, Your Peace, which is the only true peace, so that by obeying Your Commandments we may come at last to the glory of Heaven.
NOVENA IN HONOUR OF JESUS AS TRUE KING [Each day, for 9 days, say the following prayers...] Pray one Our Father... Pray one Hail Mary... Pray one Glory Be... O Lord our God, You alone are the Most Holy King and Ruler of All Nations. We pray to You, Lord, in the great expectation of receiving from You, O Divine King, mercy, peace, justice and all good things. Protect, O Lord our King, our families and the land of our birth. Guard us, we pray, Most Faithful One! Protect us from our enemies and from Your Just Judgement. Forgive us, O Sovereign King, our sins against You. Jesus, You are a King of Mercy. We have deserved Your Just Judgement. Have mercy on us, Lord, and forgive us. We trust in Your Great Mercy. O Most Awe-inspiring King, we bow before You and pray; may Your reign, Your kingdom, be recognized on earth! Amen.
NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT Begin be reciting the following prayer... O Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler! I adore you as my True God. I bless You by uniting myself to the praises You receive from the angel and saints. I offer You my whole heart, and I render You heartfelt thanks for all the benefits You have bestowed and do unceasingly bestow upon the world. You are the author of all supernatural giftsand who did enrich with immense favors the soul of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, I beseech you to visit me by Your grace and Your love, and grant me the favor I so earnestly seek in this novena... State your request here... O Holy Spirit, spirit of truth, come into our hearts: shed the brightness of your light on all nations,that they may be of one faith and pleasing to You. Amen. Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Your love. Recite the prayer of the appropriate day...
DAY ONEO Holy Spirit, bestow upon us Your seven holy gifts.Enlighten our understanding that we may know You.Give us wisdom that Your will may be clear to us andthat we may accept it. Grant us the gift of counsel thatwe may always perceive what is right. Fortify us thatwe may always be capable of fulfilling Your Divine Will.Inspire us with the spirit of learning that we may beable to penetrate more deeply into the truths that Youhave revealed. Let our hearts be steeped in the spiritof childlikeness that we may bring You joy. Let us haveproper fear of God that we may never grieve You orwander from the path of goodness. Give us thefullness of Your gifts that we may glorify You. Amen.Look with compassion upon us, O Holy Spirit, andgrant us the favor we seek in this novena...State your request here...if it be in accordance with Your Holy Will.DAY TWOO Holy Spirit, make me faithful in every thought, andgrant that I may always listen to your voice, and watchfor Your light, and follow Your gracious inspirations. Icling to You, and give myself to You, and ask You byYour compassion to watch over me in my weakness.Holding the pierced feet of Jesus, looking at His FiveWounds, trusting in His Precious Blood, adoring Hisopened side and stricken heart, I implore Youadorable Spirit, helper of my infirmity, to keep me inYour grace, now and always, and grant us the favor weask in this novena...State your request here...Amen.Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful,and kindle in them the fire of Your love.
DAY THREEHeavenly Father, You have called me to be a member ofthe mystical body of Your Son, Jesus Christ, and to be atemple of the Holy Spirit.I ask You to give me these gifts of the Holy Spirit:wisdom, that I may understand the follies of this world;understanding, that I may grasp more fullythe meaning of my existence and the purpose of allthings in the world; counsel, that I may always choosethe proper way; fortitude, that I may remain faithful toYou under the pressure of temptation.; piety, that I mayrevere You in all I do, think or say; fear of the Lord, thatshould the motive of love fail me, I may quickly beawakened to the eternal consequences of my deeds.Visit me by Your grace and Your love and grant me thefavor I so earnestly seek in this novena...State your request here...Amen. Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, andkindle in them the fire of Your love.DAY FOURO God, Who today by the light of the Holy Spirit didinstruct the hearts of the faithful, give us, by the light ofthe same Holy Spirit, a love for what is right and just anda constant enjoyment of His comforts. Pray Holy Spirit,that I may strive to learn more of my faith; that I mayever be con-scious that reason in all its humanmagnificence is capable of grasping but a glimpse of thereality that is God. Pray that I may accept as the mottoof my life:"All for the greater glory of God“ and grant methe favor I so earnestly seek in this novena... State your request here... Amen. Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, andkindle in them the fire of Your love.
DAY FIVECome, O Spirit of sanctity, from the glory of heaven andsend forth the radiance of Your light. Father of all thepoor, light and peace of all hearts, come with Yourcountless gifts. Consoler in desolation; refreshment fullof loveliness, come dear friend of my soul. In wearinesssend repose;breath gently cool refreshing breeze; console thedesolate who weep alone.Light of Beatitude, make our hearts ready; come enterour souls. Without Your grace, man stands alone; hecannot be good or sure. Cleanse what is soiled; healwhat is wounded; moisten what is arid. Bend thestubborn will; warm the cold heart; guide thewandering footstep. O Holy Spirit, we beg You to give usgrace through Your sevenfold power and grant me thefavor I so earnestly seek in this novena...State your request here...Give us merit for the present, and one day beatitudewhen we have finished our earthly journey. Amen.Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, andkindle in them the fire of Your love.DAY SIXO Father in Heaven, I beg You to send the Holy Spirit.May Your Holy Spirit remind me when I am apt toforget Your law. Your love, Your promises. May YourHoly Spirit strengthen my memory to recall frequentlyYour sanctity, omniscience, wisdom, and goodness,faithfulness, and love. May Your Holy Spirit encourageme when I am slothful; strengthen me when I am weak;enlighten me when I no longer can help myself.
Breathe into me, O Holy Spirit, that I may do what isholy. Stir me, that I may love what is holy. Strengthenme, that I may preserve what is holy. Protect me,Holy Spirit, that I may never lose what is holy andgrant me the favor I so earnestly seek in thisnovena... State your request here...Amen. Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Yourfaithful, and kindle in them the fire of Your love.DAY SEVENCome, Holy Spirit, creator of all things: come visit ourhearts with Your power. Fill with grace, friendly guest,the hearts which You have created.You are called the Consoler, gift from the hand ofGod, source of life, light, love, and flame, highestgood. You are the pledge of sevenfold grace, finger ofthe Father’s hand, promised us by Him, and You makeour tongues speak the truth. Cast light on our senses,pour love into our hearts. Grant our weak bodiesstrength that they may never grow weary of doinggood and grant me the favor I so earnestly seek inthis novena...State your request here...Keep the enemy far from us, give us peace always, letus willingly follow in Your footstepsthat we may be far removed from sin. Grant thatthrough You we may grow in knowledge of the Fatherand of the Son, and that we may ever stronglybelieve in You, the Spirit of both. Praise and honor beforever to the Father on the highest throne, in therisen Son of God, in the Consoler.Amen. Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Yourfaithful, and kindle in them the fire of Your love.
DAY EIGHTO Holy Spirit, life and light of the Church, give us thoughtshigher than our own thoughts, and prayers better than ourown prayers, and powers beyond our own powers, that wemay love and live, imitating Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.Come to us, Holy Spirit, come with the Father and the Sonand grant me the favor I so earnestly request in thisnovena...State your request here...Vouchsafe to dwell within our souls and quickly make ourhearts Your own. Quench in us the fires of hate and strife,the wasting fever of the heart. From perils guard our feeblelife and to our souls Your peace impart. Let voice and mindand heart and strength confess and glorify Your name and letthe fire of charity burn bright and other hearts inflame.Amen.Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful,and kindle in them the fire of Your love.DAY NINEO Lord, Holy Spirit, grant me sight to see the wondrouspromise of divine love; insight to see my own weakness;delight in Your divine presence in my soul which You havemade Your temple through sanctifying grace. I pray, O HolySpirit, that I may be not doubting; that I be spared the painof being alone without trust or hope in Christ; that my prayermay always be "My Lord and my God!“ I pray that I mayacquire a sense of retreat to prayer and recollection atvarious times in my daily life; for prayer is the bond that joinsus to Christ. I pray that I may be aware of the physical needsof the poor and that I may share what I can with them in thecharitable works of the Church. I pray, O Holy Spirit, that Youwill in Your mercy grant me the favor I have sought in thisnovena...State your request here...Amen. Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful,
NOVENA TO FATHER PIO OF PIETRELCINA1ST DAYBeloved St. Pio of Pietrelcina, you have had the signs ofthe Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ on your body. Youhave carried this stigmata for everyone, enduring boththe physical and mental sufferings that racked your souland body in a continual sacrifice. We beg you to pray forus, so that we will be able to accept both the little andthe larger crosses we too must bear during our life onearth and to offer these sufferings to God, assuring us aplace with him in Eternal Life.“It is to your advantage to commit yourself to thesufferings that Jesus will send to you. Jesus cannottolerate seeing you afflicted and he will come to you andcomfort you, blessing you with many graces for yoursoul”. Padre PioPrayer To The Sacred Heart2nd DAYSaint Pio of Pietrelcina, together with Our Lord JesusChrist, you’ve been able to withstand the temptations ofthe Devil. You suffered the beatings and the oppression ofthe demon of hell, who wanted to have you abandonyour journey of holiness. We beg you to pray for us sothat, with your help and the help of all of the HeavenlyKingdom, we will be able to find the strength to set sinaside and to persevere in our faith until the day of ourdeath.
“Have courage and do not fear the assaults of theDevil. Remember this forever; it is a healthy sign ifthe devil shouts and roars around your conscience,since this shows that he is not inside your will”.Padre PioPrayer To The Sacred Heart3rd DAYVirtuous St. Pio of Pietrelcina, you love Our HolyMother very much and have received daily gracesand consolations from her. Please, we beg you topray to the Holy Mother for us. Place in her handsthe sorrow for our sins and our prayers ofreparation, so that, as at Cana of Galilee, her Sonsays ‘yes’ to His Mother and our name may bewritten in the Book of Eternal Life.“Mary has to be the star that illuminates your pathand she will show you the secure way to go to theCelestial Father. She will be an anchor to which youmust cling in the hour of temptation”. Padre PioPrayer To The Sacred Heart4th DAYChaste St. Pio of Pietrelcina, you loved yourGuardian Angel, who served you well as your guideand as a defender and messenger. The Angelsbrought the prayers of your spiritual children to you.We beg you to pray for us, so that we may learn tocall on our Guardian Angel who is always ready toguide us to what is good and to avoid falling intosinful actions.
“Invoke your Guardian Angel, who will enlighten youand guide you. God has given him to you for yourprotection, therefore, you should use him accordingly”.Padre PioPrayer To The Sacred Heart5th DAYPrudent St. Pio of Pietrelcina, you have had a greatdevotion for the Souls in Purgatory for whom you haveoffered yourself as a victim to remit their punishments.Please pray for us and ask God to send us the sameinterest, compassion and love that you have for thesesouls. In this way, we will also contribute to reducingtheir suffering and, with our sacrifices and prayers, winfor them their necessary Indulgences.“My God, I beg you; let me bear the punishments thathave been prepared for sinners and the souls inPurgatory. Multiply these punishments for me, so thatyou may forgive and save the sinners and free theirsouls from purgatory”. Padre Pio Prayer To The Sacred Heart6th DAYObedient St. Pio of Pietrelcina, you have loved the sickmore than yourself, because you were able to see Jesusin them. You have performed many miracles by healingpatients in the name of Jesus and thereby giving thempeace of mind. We beg you to pray for us, so that sickpatients, through the intercession of Mary, can behealed and their bodies restored so that they maybenefit from the Holy Spirit and, therefore, thank andpraise God forever.
“If I knew that a person was afflicted in his mind,body or soul, I would beg God to set him free of hisaffliction. I would gladly accept the transfer of hisaffliction to myself, so that he may be saved, and Iwould ask that he benefit from the fruits of thesesufferings... if the Lord would allow me to do it”.Padre PioPrayer To The Sacred Heart7th DAYBlessed St. Pio of Pietrelcina, you have worked in“God’s Plan for Salvation”, by offering yoursufferings to free sinners from the chains of theDevil. We beg you to pray for us, so that unbelieverswill be converted to the faith, that all sinners willrepent in their hearts and that those with lukewarmhearts will find renewed enthusiasm for a Christianlife. Finally, pray for all those who are faithful, sothat they will persevere on their way to salvation.“If the people of the World could only see thebeauty of ones soul when it is in the grace of God,all sinners and unbelievers of this world would beinstantly converted”. Padre PioPrayer To The Sacred Heart8th DAYPure St. Pio of Pietrelcina, you experienced greatlove for your spiritual children and have helpedthem by purchasing them for Christ with the givingof your blood. Please grant us, who have not metyou personally, the opportunity to be consideredyour spiritual children.