Jesus, my Lord and God. I bow down
in humble adoration before You. From the depths of that humility
I raise my eyes to You and in humble supplication to Your Sacred Heart,
implore Your Mercy and forgiveness for my many sins. Grant me the
Grace to spend this day of holy and loving reparation with all the holy
dispositions You desire.
Enter into my heart Yourself, dearest
Lord, and work Your pleasure in it; directing all my faculties, senses
and powers to Your greater Honor and Glory. Help me to console
You for all the wrong doings Your loving Heart receives from an
Mary, dearest Mother, and you, great St.
Joseph, teach me to pray, to love, to make reparation and to adore the
Loving Heart of Jesus, so often abandoned hidden in the
Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen!
Most Holy Trinity, as an act of my free
will, I totally abandon myself into Your Hands; do with me what You
Will. Whatever You may do, I thank you; I am ready
for all; I accept all that You Will be done in me and in all Your
creatures - I wish no more than this, O Lord, other than you sustain me
throughout whatever I may have to go through. Amen!
TO OUR GUARDIAN
Hear me Lord, Holy Father,
Almighty and Eternal God and graciously send Your Holy Angels from
Heaven to watch over, to cherish, to protect, to abide with, and to
defend me and all who dwell in (fill in here a location and/or
I ask this the Name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen!
* For example: the USA,
Chicago, this building, this neighborhood, around me, etc.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
Holy Spirit, Divine Spirit of
Light and Love, I consecrate to You my understanding, heart and will,
my whole being for time and for eternity.
my understanding be always subject to Your heavenly inspirations and in
the Light of the teachings of the Catholic Faith, of which You are the
my heart be ever inflamed with the Love of God and of my neighbor, may
my will be ever conformed to the Divine Will, may my whole life be
faithful to the imitation of the life and virtues of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ, to Whom with the Father and You, be honor and
glory forever! Amen!
TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Heart of Jesus, all Holy! Fountain of all
blessings, I adore You, I love You, and with lively sorrow for my sins,
I offer You this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient,
pure and entirely obedient to Your Will.
Good Jesus, grant that I may live in You
and for You. Protect me in the midst of danger; comfort me in my
afflictions; give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs,
Your blessings on all that I do, and the Grace of a holy death.
Heart of Jesus, burning with love for us,
inflame our hearts with love of You! Amen!
PRAYERS FOR OUR
BROTHERS AND SISTERS
Eternal Father, I offer The Most Precious
Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the merits of the
Masses offered throughout the world today, for the holy souls in
purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church,
those in my own home and within my family. Amen! Amen!
Silence is a sword in the spiritual
struggle. A talkative soul will seldom attain sanctity. The
sword of silence will cut off everything that would like to cling to
the soul. We are sensitive to words and quickly want to answer
back, without taking any regard as to whether it is God's will that we
should speak. A silent soul is strong; no adversities will harm
it if it perseveres in silence. The silent soul is capable of
attaining the closest union with God. It lives almost always
under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. God works in a silent
soul without hindrance.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
God Holy Spirit, Infinite Love of the
Father and the Son, through the pure hands of Mary, Your Immaculate
Spouse, I place myself this day, and all the days of my life, as an act
of my free will, upon Your chosen altar, the Divine Heart of Jesus, as
a sacrifice to You, consuming Fire, being firmly resolved now
more than ever, to hear Your voice, and to do in all things Your most
Holy and Adorable Will. Amen!
PRAYER TO ST.
Guardian of virgins, and holy
father Joseph, to whose faithful custody Christ Jesus, innocence
itself, and Mary, Virgin of virgins, were committed; I beg you, by
these dear pledges, Jesus and Mary, that, being preserved from all
uncleanness, I may, with spotless mind, pure heart and chaste body,
ever serve Jesus and Mary most chastely all the days of my life. Amen!
PRAYER TO ST.
Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so
great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I take to you all
my interest and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me through
your powerful intercessions and obtain for me, from your Divine Son,
all spiritual blessings necessary to serve Him well.
St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church
and departing souls, pray for us!
Father / Hail Mary / Gloria
TO ST. JOSEPH -
PATRON OF WORKERS
God, Our Father, Creator and Ruler of the
Universe, in every age You call man to develop and use his gifts for
the good of others.
With Saint Joseph as our example and
guide, help us (me) to do the work You have asked and achieve the
We (I) ask this through Our Lord Jesus
Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God,
forever and ever.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
Light of the intellect, enlighten me.
Divine Fire of hearts, inflame me. Fullness of souls, fill me. Lord of
Grace and Life, vivify me.
vale of suffering, guide me. From stumbles and falls, deliver me. By
Your Divine Gifts, enrich me. By Your Divine Operations, sanctify me.
Jesus, transform me that having been faithful upon Earth, I may be
Eternally happy in Heaven, in perfect reflection of Your love.
August Queen of the Heavens, heavenly
sovereign of the Angels, Thou who from the beginning received from God
the power and the mission to crush the head of satan, I (we) humbly
Thee to send your holy Legions so that under Thy command and through
thy unequaled intercessory power, they may pursue the demons and combat
them everywhere, suppress their boldness and drive them back into the
Who is like God? O good and tender Mother,
Thou will always be our love and our hope!
O Holy Mother, send Thy holy Angels to
defend me and to drive far away from me the cruel enemy.
Holy Angels and Archangels, defend us,
guard us. Amen!
OF CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
O Adorable Heart of Jesus + the
tenderest + the most amiable + the most generous of all hearts!
Penetrated with gratitude at the sight of Thy benefits I come to
consecrate myself wholly and unreservedly to Thee!
wish to devote all my energies to propagating Thy worship and winning
+ if possible + all hearts to Thee. Receive my heart this day + O
Jesus! Or rather take it + purify it + to render it worthy of
Thee; Make it humble + gentle + patient + faithful + and generous
like Thine + by inflaming it with the fire of Thy love.
it in Thy Divine Heart with all hearts that love Thee and are
consecrated to Thee. Never permit me to take my heart away from
again. Please, do not let me grieve Thy Adorable Heart. Thou
knowest + O Heart of Jesus + that the desire of my heart is to love
Thee always + to be wholly Thine + in life and in death + in time and
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us, Sacred Heart of Jesus + I
trust in Thee.
PRAYER OF AKITA
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, TRULY present
in the Holy Eucharist, I consecrate my body and soul to be entirely one
with Your Heart, being sacrificed at every instant on all the altars of
the world and giving praise to the Father, pleading for the coming of
Please, receive this humble offering of
myself. Use me as You Will for the Glory of the Father and the
salvation of souls.
Most Holy Mother of God, never let me be
separated from You nor Your Divine Son. Please defend and protect
me as Your special child.
PRAYER TO OUR
LADY OF CZESTOCHOWA [Patroness
Virgin Most Holy, Our Lady of Czestochowa,
Mother of the Word Incarnate, Treasurer of Graces and Refuge of us
I fly to your Motherly affection with
lively faith, and I beg of you the Grace ever to do the Will of
Into Your Most Holy Hands I commit the keeping of my
heart, asking you for health of soul and body, in the certain hope
that you, our most loving Mother, will hear my prayers. [present your
request] Wherefore, with lively faith I pray - (3 Hail Mary)
Our Lady of Czestochowa, Queen of Peace
and Mercy, pray for all of us.
Father of Light and Life, from Whom every
comes, send Your Spirit into our lives with the power of a mighty wind,
and by the flame of Your Wisdom open the horizons of our minds.
Loosen our tongues to sing Your praise in
words beyond the power of speech, for without Your Spirit man could
never raise his voice in words of peace or announce the truth that
Jesus is Lord, Who indeed lives and reigns with You and the Holy
God, forever and ever. Amen!
IN SEARCH FOR
Breathe in me, Holy Spirit, that all my
thoughts may be holy;
Act in me, Holy Spirit, that my work may
also be holy;
Fill my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may
love only what is holy;
Guard me always, Holy Spirit, that I may
ever remain holy;
Preserve me, Holy Spirit, that my body may
remain your dwelling;
In my last hour call me, Holy Spirit, to
enjoy the holiness of heaven. Amen!
Mary, I come to you with childlike
confidence and earnestly beg you to take me under your powerful
Grant me a place in your loving Motherly Heart.
I place my immortal soul into your hands and give You my own poor heart.
Into Your hands I commend my body and
I offer them to You with all the love of my heart, for I love
You, Lord, and so, need to give myself, to surrender myself intoYour
hands, without reserve, and with boundless confidence.
Are My Lord and My God!
OF THE DAY
O Jesus, living in Mary, come and live in
Your servants, in the Spirit of Your Holiness, in the Fullness of Your
Power, in the Perfection of Your Ways, in the Truth of Your
Mysteries. Reign in us over all adverse power by Your Holy Spirit
and the Glory of the Father. Amen!
O Lord Jesus Christ, into Thy Hands I
commend my soul and my body. Do Thou Bless me, have Mercy upon me
and grant me Life Eternal!
Lord Jesus Christ, I firmly
believe that You are truly
present in the Blessed Sacrament as true God and
true Man, with Your Body, Blood and Divinity, My Redeemer and my Judge,
I adore Your Divine Majesty together with the angels and saints.
I believe, O Lord; increase my faith.
Good Jesus, in You alone I place
all my hope. You are my salvation and my strength, the Source of
all good. Through Your Mercy, through Your Passion and Death, I
hope to obtain the pardon of my sins, the grace of final perseverance
and a happy eternity.
Jesus, my God, I want to love You
more and more with my
whole heart and above all things, because you have given
Your life for
me, a poor sinner, and in Your Mercy You have even offered Yourself as
food for my soul.
God, I love you. Inflame my heart so that I may love you more.
O my Savior, I am truly sorry if
I have offended You because You are infinitely good and sin displeases
I regret all the sins of my life and seek your forgiveness, and the
necessary races to avoid them in the future.
Through the merits of Your Precious Blood, wash from my soul all stain
of sin, o that, cleansed in body and soul,
I may worthily approach You!
KEEP AT YOUR
The Lord has given to every man his work.
It is his business to do it, and the devil's business to hinder him if
he can. So sure as God has given you a work to do, satan will try to
He may present other things more
promising. He may allure you by worldly prospects, he may assault you
with slander, torment you with false accusations, set you to work
defending your character, employ pious persons to lie about you,
editors to assail you, and excellent men to slander you.
You may have Pilate and Herod, Ananias and
Caiaphas all combined against you, and Judas standing by you ready to
sell you for thirty pieces of silver; and you may wonder why all those
things come upon you.
Can you not see that the whole thing
is brought about through the craft of the devil? To draw you off from
your work and hinder your obedience to God?
Keep about your work. Do not flinch
because the lion roars; do not stop to stone the devil's dogs; do not
fool away your time chasing the devil's rabbits. Do your work!
Let liars lie, let sectarians quarrel, let
corporations resolve, let editors publish, let the devil do his worst;
but see to it that nothing hinders you from fulfilling the work God has
He has not sent you to make money. He has
not commanded you to get rich. He has never bidden you to defend your
character, He has not set you at work to contradict falsehood which
satan and his servants may start to peddle. If you do these things, you
will do nothing else; you will be at work for yourself and not for the
Keep about your work. Let your aim be as
steady as a star. Let the world brawl and bubble. You may be assaulted,
wronged, insulted, slandered, wounded and rejected; you may be abused
by foes, forsaken by friends and despised and rejected of men, but see
to it, with steadfast determination, with unfaltering zeal, that you
pursue the great purpose of your life and object of your being, until
at last you can say: "I have finished the work which Thou gavest me to
that one and all will find much peace and joy,
as well as spiritual and material benefits from offering the above
prayers on a regular basis. Some of them, once a day; others,
once a week, and so on as the Holy Spirit of God moves each one of you.
(1) The Holy Rosary
Chaplet of Mercy
What Else Can