O Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, I thank you for your maternal protection, and for the many blessings I have received through your powerful intercession. Blessed Mother you asked at Fatima for the daily recitation of the Rosary for peace in the world and in individual souls. I offer my Rosary as a spiritual "Bouquet of Roses" for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in atonement for the offenses committed against your Immaculate Heart, and in petition for the favors I ask in this Novena. With great confidence in your powerful intercession, I place these petitions in your hands, and beseech you to present them to Jesus. He will never refuse what you ask of Him. (Mention Petitions).
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful; O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petition, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Prayer before the Rosary (Fatima Prayer)
Queen of the Holy Rosary, you have designed to come to Fatima to reveal yourself to the three shepherd children the treasures of grace hidden in the Rosary. Inspire my heart with a sincere love of this devotion, in order that by meditating on the Mysteries of our Redemption which are recalled in it, I may be enriched with its fruits and obtain peace for the world, the conversion of sinners and of Russia, and the favor which I ask of you in this Rosary. (Here mention your request.) I ask it for the greater glory of God, for your own honor, and for the good of souls, especially my own. Amen.
Rosary Confraternity Prayer
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary and Mother of us all, we come to you for help in our sorrows, trials and necessities. Sin leaves us weak and helpless but Divine Grace heals and strengthens.
We ask for the grace to love Jesus as you loved Him, to believe as you believed, to hope as you hoped; we ask to share your purity of mind and heart. Give us true sorrow for sin and make us love people as you and Jesus loved them. Obtain for us the gifts of the Holy Spirit that we may be wise with your wisdom, understand with your understanding, know with your knowledge, prudent with your prudence, patient with your patience, courageous with your fortitude and desire justice ardently for everyone with the all consuming desire of the Sacred Heart of Jesus your Son.
Open our minds that as we pray the Rosary we will understand the teachings of the Gospel contained in its mysteries.
We pray especially for the members of the Rosary Confraternity whom we love. Help them wherever they may be; guide them, watch over them and make them strong in their trials and suffering. We are drawn together by a common bond of great charity for you and for each other; keep us faithful to your Son and to your Rosary till death.
Intercede for the souls in Purgatory, especially for the members of the Rosary Confraternity who have died. May they rest in peace. Finally we ask for the grace of final perseverance for ourselves and for our loved ones that we may all be reunited in heaven forever.
Saint Dominic, you who received so much Grace and Strength from the Rosary, Pray for Us.
The Our Father
Our Father Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
The Hail Mary
Hail, Mary, full of grace! The Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
The Glory Be
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
The Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day he arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and live everlasting. Amen.
Hail, Holy Queen
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve! To you do we send up our signs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears!
Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us; and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus! O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.
The Decade Prayer (Oh My Jesus)
(To be said after each decade)
Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy. Amen.
Prayer after the Rosary
O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech Thee, that, meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
(Said on Mondays, Thursdays, the Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from Epiphany until Lent.) The Joyful Mysteries direct our mind to the Son of God, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Who took human nature from a human mother, Mary.
The First Joyful Mystery THE ANNUNCIATION
"Mary, you received with deep humility the news of the Angel Gabriel that you were to be the Mother of God's Son; obtain for me a similar humility."
1.The time for the Incarnation is at hand.
2.Of all women God prepared Mary from her conception to be the Mother of the Incarnate Word.
3.The Angel Gabriel announces: "Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with thee."
4.Mary wonders at this salutation.
5.The Angel assures her: "Fear not . . . you shall conceive in your womb, and give birth to a Son."
6.Mary is troubled for she has made a vow of virginity.
7.The Angel answers that she will conceive by the power of the Holy Spirit, and her Son will be called the Son of God.
8.The Incarnation awaits Mary's consent.
9.Mary answers: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord. Be it done unto me according to your word."
10.The Word was made flesh and dwelt among among us.
The Second Joyful Mystery THE VISITATION
"Mary, you showed true charity in visiting Elizabeth and remaining with her for three months before the birth of John the Baptist; obtain for me the grace needed to love my neighbor."
1.Mary's cousin Elizabeth conceived a son in her old age . . . for nothing is impossible with God.
2.Charity prompts Mary to hasten to visit Elizabeth in the hour of her need.
3.The journey to Elizabeth's home is about eighty miles requiring four or five days.
4.Though long and arduous, the journey is joyous, for Mary bears with her the Incarnate Word.
5.At Mary's salutation, John the Baptist is sanctified in his mother's womb.
6.Elizabeth exclaims: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb."
7."How have I deserved that the mother of my Lord should come to me?"
8."Blessed is she who believed that the Lord's words to her would be fulfilled."
9.Mary replies: "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit finds joy in God my Savior."
10.Mary serves her cousin in all humility for three months until the birth of John the Baptist.
The Third Joyful Mystery THE NATIVITY
"Jesus, You accepted poverty when You were placed in the manger although You were our God; grant that I may have the spirit of poverty."
1.Joseph and Mary go to Bethlehem to comply with the decree of Caesar Augustus.
2.The hour for Mary to give birth is near, but there is no room in the inn.
3.In the stillness of the night, the Savior is born in a cave, Mary remaining a Virgin.
4.She wraps Him in swaddling clothes and lays Him in a manger.
5.In unspeakable joy Mary gathers to her bosom the Flower of her virginity.
6.Jesus enters the world in poverty to teach the lesson of detachment from earthly things.
7.The angel announces to the shepherds: "Today there is born to you in the town of David a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord."
8.The angelic chorus sing: "Glory to God in the highest, and peace to His people on earth."
9.The shepherds come to the stable to pay homage to the Infant Jesus.
10.The Magi come to adore the Holy Child and offer Him gifts.
The Fourth Joyful Mystery THE PRESENTATION
"Mary, you obeyed the law of God in presenting the Child Jesus in the Temple; obtain for me the virtue of obedience."
1.Observing the law of Moses they take Jesus to the temple to present Him to the Lord.
2.According to the Law the firstborn male child of every family should be consecrated to the Lord.
3.Mary offers her Son to the Father, then ransoms Him back at the price paid by the poor.
4.Jesus is not subject to the law of Moses, yet to teach obedience, submits to it.
5.Mary is not subject to the law of purification, yet in humility she submits to it.
6.God had revealed to Simeon that he would not see death until he had seen the Messiah.
7.Recognizing the Child, he prays: "Now you can dismiss your servant in peace. You have fulfilled your word."
8."This Child is destined to be the downfall and rise of many in Israel, a sign that will be opposed."
9.And to Mary Simeon reveals: "And your own soul a sword shall pierce."
10.After they fulfill all the Law requires they return to Nazareth.
The Fifth Joyful Mystery THE FINDING OF JESUS IN
"Mary, you were sad at the loss of Jesus and joyous at finding Him surrounded by teachers in the Temple; obtain for me the virtue of piety."
1.When Jesus is twelve years old, He goes with His parents to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover.
2.After the feast of the Passover, Joseph and Mary unknowingly set out for Nazareth without Jesus.
3.At the end of the first day's journey they discover Jesus is missing.
4.His parents return immediately looking for Him.
5.This loss causes grief and anxiety beyond our understanding to the hearts of Mary and Joseph.
6.On the third day they find Jesus in the Temple among the Doctors who were astonished at His wisdom.
7.Mary: "Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been searching for you in sorrow."
8.Jesus: "Why did you search for me? Did you not know that I must be about my Father's business?"
9.Jesus goes down with them to Nazareth, and is subject to them.
10.Mary keeps all these things in her heart.
(Said on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the year, and daily from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday.) The Sorrowful Mysteries recall to our mind the mysterious events surrounding Christ's sacrifice of His life in order that sinful humanity might be reconciled with God.
The First Sorrowful Mystery THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN OF
"Jesus, in the Garden of Gethsemeni, you suffered a bitter agony because of our sins; grant me true contrition."
1.Jesus comes with his disciples to Gethsemeni: "Stay here, while I go yonder and pray."
2.Entering the garden with Peter, James, and John, Jesus prays, "My soul is sorrowful unto death."
3.Jesus sees the sins of all mankind, whose guilt He has taken upon Himself.
4.He sees the wrath of the Father which His sufferings must appease.
5.So great is his anguish that His sweat becomes as drops of blood falling to the ground.
6.An angel appears to Him from heaven to strengthen Him.
7."Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet, not My will but Yours be done."
8.Finding the disciples asleep: "Could you not watch one hour with me?"
9.Jesus is betrayed by Judas, cruelly bound and led away.
10.Father, by the merits of the agony of Jesus in the Garden, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
The Second Sorrowful Mystery THE SCOURGING AT THE
"Jesus, you endured a cruel scourging and Your flesh was torn by heavy blows; help me to have the virtue of purity."
1.Jesus is taken before the High Priest where He is falsely accused, buffeted and insulted.
2.The Jewish leaders take Jesus before Pilate, for only he can impose the death penalty.
3.The robber, Barabbas, is preferred to Jesus.
4.Pilate can "find no cause in Him", yet to appease the Jews, he orders Jesus to be scourged.
5.The scourge is made of leather throngs to which are attached small sharp bones.
6.Jesus is bound to a pillar and cruelly scourged until His whole body is covered with deep wounds.
7.The Lamb of God offers His suffering for the sins of mankind.
8.Jesus suffers so much in His sacred flesh to satisfy, especially, for sins of the flesh.
9.The prophesy of Isaiah is fulfilled: "He was wounded for our iniquities, He was bruised for our sins."
10.Father, by the merits of Jesus in this painful scourging, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
The Third Sorrowful Mystery THE CROWNING WITH THORNS
"Jesus, you patiently endured the pain from the crown of sharp thorns that was forced upon Your head; grant me the strength to have moral courage."
1.Pilate asks, "Are You a king?" Jesus answers: "I am a King, but My kingdom is not of this world."
2.In the praetorium, the soldiers place an old purple robe on Jesus in mockery of His claim to be a king.
3.They fashion a crown out of thorns, and forcefully press it down upon His head.
4.In His bound hands they place a reed, as a scepter, in mockery of His kingship.
5.Kneeling before Him in derision, they spit on Him, and cry out: "Hail, King of the Jews!"
6.Taking the reed from His hand they strike Him on the head, driving the thorns more deeply into His scalp.
7.Pilate brings Jesus before the people, hoping His pitiful sight will soften them: "Behold the man!"
8.Their response: "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!"
9.Our Blessed Lord submitted to this terrible humiliation to make reparation for our pride.
10.Father, by the merits of this painful humiliation, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery THE CARRYING OF THE
"Jesus, You willingly carried your Cross for love of your Father and all people; grant me the virtue of true patience."
1.One condemned to death by crucifixion is forced to carry the cross to the place of execution.
2.The suffering of Jesus is intense as the cross is laid on His bruised and wounded back and shoulders.
3.Weak and exhausted from loss of blood, lack of food and rest, Jesus falls three times under the cross.
4.Jesus meets His afflicted Mother causing untold anguish in the Hearts of Son and Mother.
5.The countenance of Jesus is disfigured with blood and sweat, with dust and spittle.
6.Veronica wipes His face, leaving on her towel the image of His countenance.
7.Fearing that Jesus might die on the way, the soldiers force Simeon of Cyrene to carry the cross behind Jesus.
8.Jesus speaks to weeping women; "Weep not for Me, but for yourselves and your children."
9."If anyone is to be My disciple, let him take up his cross and follow Me."
10.Father, by the merits of this painful journey to Calvary, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery THE CRUCIFIXION
"Jesus, for love of me You endured three hours of torture on the Cross and gave up Your Spirit; grant me the grace of final perseverance."
1.The hands and feet of Jesus are nailed to the cross in the presence of His afflicted Mother.
2."Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."
3."This day you will be with Me in paradise."
4."Woman, behold your Son. Son, behold your Mother."
5."My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"
7."It is finished."
8."Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit."
9.The side of Jesus is pierced with a lance. His body is taken down and placed in the arms of His Mother.
10.Father, by the merits of the crucifixion and death of Jesus, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
(Said on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and the Sundays from Easter until Advent.) The Glorious Mysteries recall to our mind the ratification of Christ's sacrifice for the redemption of the world, and our sharing in the fruits of His sacrifice.
The First Glorious Mystery THE RESURRECTION
"Jesus, You rose from the dead in triumph and remained for forty days with Your disciples, instructing and encouraging them; increase my faith."
1.The body of Jesus is placed in the tomb on the evening of Good Friday.
2.His soul descends into the realm of the dead to announce to the Just the tidings of their redemption.
3.Fearing the body of Jesus will be taken, the chief priests place guards at the tomb.
4.On the third day Jesus rises from the dead, glorious and immortal.
5.The earth quakes as the angel rolls back the stone, the guards flee in terror.
6.The holy women coming to anoint the body of Jesus are amazed and frightened to find the tomb open.
7.An angel calms their fears: "He is not here. He has risen as He said."
8.Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene and Peter and two disciples on the way to Emmaus.
9.That evening He appears to the apostles behind locked doors: "Peace be unto you ... do not be afraid."
10.Jesus breathes on them and gives them the power to forgive sin.
The Second Glorious Mystery THE ASCENSION
"Jesus, in the presence of Mary and the disciples You ascended to heaven to sit at the Father's right hand; increase the virtue of hope in me."
1.Jesus remains on earth forty days after His Resurrection to prove He has truly risen from the dead.
2.He commissions the apostles to preach the gospel to every creature, and promises to be with them forever.
3.He will not leave them orphans, but will send the Holy Spirit to enlighten and strengthen them.
4.Jesus proceeds to Mt. Olive accompanied by His Mother and the apostles and disciples.
5.Extending His pierced hands over all in a last blessing, He ascends into heaven.
6.As He ascends a cloud takes Him from their sight.
7.Jesus ascends to take His place at the right hand of the Father.
8.What jubilation there must be amid the angels of heaven at the triumphant entry of Jesus.
9.The wounds in His glorified body are an endless plea before the Father on our behalf.
10.The disciples leave Mt. Olive and "return to Jerusalem with great joy."
The Third Glorious Mystery THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY
"Jesus, as you promised You sent the Holy Spirit upon Mary and the disciples under the form of tongues of fire; increase my love for God."
1.The apostles are gathered in the upper room where Jesus had held the Last Supper.
2.They are persevering in prayer with Mary the Mother of Jesus.
3.A sound comes from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it fills the whole house.
4.The Holy Spirit descends on each of them in the form of tongues of fire.
5.Filled with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, they are enlightened and strengthened to spread the gospel.
6.Having lost all fear of the Jewish leaders, the apostles boldly preach Christ crucified.
7.The multitudes are confounded because every man hears them speak in his own tongue.
8.The Holy Spirit comes upon the Infant Church never to leave it.
9.That first day Peter goes forth to preach and baptizes three thousand.
10.The feast of Pentecost is the birthday of the Church, for on that day it begins to grow.
The Fourth Glorious Mystery THE ASSUMPTION
"Mary, by the power of God you were assumed into heaven and united with your Divine Son; help me to have true devotion to you."
1.After the apostles have dispersed, the Blessed Mother goes to live with John, the beloved disciple.
2.Mary lives many years on earth after the death of Christ.
3.She is a source of comfort, consolation and strength to the apostles.
4.As she had nourished the infant Jesus, so she nourishes spiritually the infant Church.
5.Mary dies, not of bodily infirmity, but is wholly ravished in a rapture of divine love.
6.Her body as well as her soul is taken up into heaven.
7.After her burial the apostles go to the tomb and find only fragrant lilies.
8.Jesus does not permit the sinless body of His Mother to decay in the grave.
9.Corruption of the body is an effect of original sin from which Mary is totally exempted.
10.The bodies of all mankind, at the last judgment, will be brought back and united again to the soul.
The Fifth Glorious Mystery THE CORONATION
"Mary, you were crowned Queen of heaven by your Divine Son to the great joy of all the saints; obtain eternal happiness for me."
1.As Mary enters heaven, the entire court of heaven greets with joy this masterpiece of God's creation.
2.Mary is crowned by her divine Son as Queen of heaven and earth.
3.More than we can ever know the Hearts of Jesus and Mary overflow with joy at this reunion.
4.Only in heaven will we know the great majesty of that coronation, and the joy it gave to the angels and saints.
5.Even the angels, who by nature are greater than humans, hail Mary as their Queen.
6.Mary shares so fully in the glory of Christ because she shared so fully in his suffering.
7.Only in heaven will we see how central is the role of Mary in the divine plan of redemption.
8.The angels and saints longed for the coming of her whose heel crushes the head of the serpent.
9.Mary pleads our cause as a most powerful Queen and a most merciful and loving Mother.
10.A great sign appeared in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
15 Promises of Our Lady
1. Whoever recites the Rosary shall receive singular graces.
2. I promise special protection and graces to those who recite the Rosary.
3. The Rosary will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.
4. The Rosary will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of people from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things.
5. The souls of those who recite the Rosary shall not perish.
6. Those who recite the Rosary devoutly shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise them in His justices; they shall not perish by an unprovided death; if they be just, they shall remain in the grace of God and become worthy of eternal life.
7. Those who have a true devotion to the Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.
8. Those who are faithful in the recitation of the Rosary shall have, during their life and at their death, the light of God and the plenitude of His graces; at the moment of death, they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.
9. I shall deliver from purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary.
10. The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in heaven.
11. You shall obtain all that you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.
12. All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in all of their necessities.
13. I have obtained from my divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.
14. All who recite the Rosary are my children, and brothers and sisters of my only Son, Jesus Christ.
15. Devotion to my Rosary is a sign of predestination.
The 54 Day Novena Devotion
5 Decades of the Rosary for 27 days in petition.
5 Decades of the Rosary for 27 days in thanksgiving.
*1st day say the 5 Joyful Mysteries.
*2nd day say the 5 Sorrowful Mysteries.
*3rd day say the 5 Glorious Mysteries.
*4th day say the 5 Joyful Mysteries, ect.
The First Five Saturdays
"I promise to help at the hour of death with the graces needed for salvation, whoever on the first Saturdays of five consecutive months shall:
1. Confess and receive communion.
2. Recite five Decades of the Rosary.
3. And keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the 15 mysteries of the Rosary with the intention of making reparation to me."
The Divine Mercy Chaplet
(This prayer is said using Rosary beads.)
Hold the cross in your hand and make the Sign of the Cross.
1) In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen
2)Say The Our Father.
1) Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be
done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our
trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
3) Say The Hail Mary.
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed are You among women and blessed
is the fruit of Your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and
at the hour of our death. Amen.
4) Say The Apostles' Creed.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. Who was
conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was
buried. He descended into the dead. One the third day He rose again. He Ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of
the Father. He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion
of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
5) On the first Rosary Mystery beads say the following prayer;
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world
6) On the Hail Mary beads say the following prayer;
For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
7) Repeat step 5 and 6 till you complete the cycle around the Rosary.
8) Ending prayer, (say three times)
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
9) Optional prayer;
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your Holy Will, which is Love and Mercy itself. Amen.
Sacred Heart Devotions
ACT OF REPARATION
Most Sweet Jesus, whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence and contempt, behold us prostrate before you, eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries to which your loving Heart is everywhere subject.
Mindful, alas! That we ourselves have had a share in such great Indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts, we humbly ask your pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation, not only for our own personal offenses, but also for the sins of those, who straying far from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow you, their Shepherd and Leader, or, renouncing the promises of their baptism, have cast off the yoke of your law.
We are now resolved to expiate each and every deplorable outrage committed against you; we are now determined to make amends for the manifold offenses against Christian modesty in unbecoming dress and behavior, for all the foul seductions laid to ensnare the feet of the innocent, for the frequent violations of Sundays and holy days, and the shocking blasphemies uttered against you and your Saints.
We wish also to make amends for the insults to which your Vicar on earth and your priests are subjected, for the profanation, by conscious neglect or terrible acts of sacrilege, of the very Sacrament of your divine love, and lastly for the public crimes of nations who resist the rights and teaching authority of the Church which you have founded.
Would that we were able to wash away such abominations with our blood. We now offer, in reparation for these violations of your divine honor, the satisfaction you once made to your Eternal Father on the cross and which you continue to renew daily on our altars; of your Virgin Mother and all the Saints and of the pious faithful on earth; and we sincerely promise to make recompense, as far as we can with the help of your grace, for all neglect of your great love and for the sins we and others have committed in the past.
Henceforth, we will live a life of unswerving faith, of purity of conduct, of perfect observance of the precepts of the Gospel and especially that of charity.
We promise to the best of our power to prevent others from offending you and to bring as many as possible to follow you.
0 loving Jesus, through the intercession of The Blessed Virgin Mother, our model in reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of expiation; and by the crowning gift of perseverance keep us faithful unto death in our duty and the allegiance we owe to you, so that we may all one day come to that happy home, where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, God, forever and ever. Amen.
PRAYER OF CONSECRATION
I, , give myself to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, and I consecrate to him my person and my life, my actions, pains, and sufferings, so that henceforth I shall be unwilling to make use of any part of my being except for the honor, love, and glory of the Sacred Heart.
My unchanging purpose is to be all his and to do all things for the love of him while renouncing with all my heart whatever is displeasing to him.
I take you, O Sacred Heart, as the only object of my love, the guardian of my life, the assurance of my salvation, the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the atonement for all my faults, and the sure refuge at my death.
O Heart of goodness, be my justification before God the Father, and turn away from me the strokes of his righteous anger.
O Heart of love, I place all my trust In you, for I fear everything from my own wickedness and frailty, but I hope for all things from your goodness and bounty.
Consume in me all that can displease you or resist your holy Will. Let your pure love imprint you so deeply upon my heart that I shall nevermore be able to forget you or be separated from you. May I obtain from all your loving kindness the grace of having my name written in you, for I desire to place in you all my happiness and all my glory, living and dying in virtual bondage to you.
PRAYER OF TRUST IN THE SACRED HEART
In all my temptations, I place my trust in you, O Sacred Heart of Jesus. In all my weaknesses, I place my trust In you, O Sacred Heart of Jesus. In all my difficulties, I place my trust in you, O Sacred Heart of Jesus. In all my trials, I place my trust in you, O Sacred Heart of Jesus. In all my sorrows, I place my trust in you, O Sacred Heart of Jesus.
In all my work, I place my trust in you, O Sacred Heart of Jesus. In every failure, I place my trust in you. O Sacred Heart of Jesus. In every discouragement, I place my trust in you, O Sacred Heart of Jesus. In life and in death, I place my trust in you, O Sacred Heart of Jesus. In time and in eternity, I place my trust In you, O Sacred Heart of Jesus.
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
PRAYER FOR PERSEVERANCE
O, Sacred Heart of Jesus, living and life-giving fountain of eternal life, infinite treasure of the Divinity' and glowing furnace of love, you are my refuge and my sanctuary. 0 adorable and glorious Savior, consume my heart with that burning fire that ever inflames your Heart. Pour down on my soul those graces which flow from your love. Let my heart be so united with yours that our wills may be one, and mine may in all things be conformed to yours. May your Will be the rule both of my desires and my actions.
St. Alphonsus Liguori
PRAYER OF ADORATION TO THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Jesus Christ, my Lord and my God, whom I believe to be really present in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, receive this act of most profound adoration to supply for the desire I have to adore Thee unceasingly, and in thanksgiving for the sentiments of love which Thy Sacred Heart has for me in this Sacrament. I cannot better acknowledge them than by offering Thee all the acts of adoration, resignation, patience and love which this Divine Heart has made during its mortal life, and which it makes still and will make eternally in Heaven, in order that through it, I may love Thee, praise Thee and adore Thee worthily as much as it is possible for me. I unite myself to this Divine Offering which Thou dost make to Thy Divine Father, and I consecrate to Thee my whole being, praying Thee to destroy in me all sin and not to permit that I should be separated from Thee eternally. Amen.
PRAYER FOR HOLY MASS
Eternal Father, permit me to offer to Thee the Heart of Jesus Christ, Thy well beloved Son, as He offers Himself to Thee in sacrifice. Graciously receive this offering on my behalf and receive all the desires, sentiments, and affections, all the movements and acts of this Sacred Heart. They are all mine, since He immolates Himself for me, and since I Intend to have no other desires henceforth but His. Receive them in satisfaction for my sins, and in thanksgiving for all His benefits. Graciously receive then, all the merits of the Sacred Heart of Thy Divine Son which I offer, and grant me in return all the graces of which I stand in need, especially the grace of final perseverance. Receive them as so many acts of love, adoration and praise which I offer to Thy Divine Majesty, since it is by Thy Divine Son alone that Thou art worthily honored and glorified. Amen.
PRAYER OF ADORATION AND LOVE TO THE SACRED HEART
I adore Thee, I love Thee, I praise Thee, I cry to Thee for mercy, I return Thee thanks, I invoke Thee and confide myself entirely to Thee, O most holy and adorable Heart of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who for the salvation of us all didst submit Thyself to the rigors of Divine Justice, and didst voluntarily accept a birth accompanied with poverty, sorrow and contempt, a life of labor and contradictions, but of kindness for all, and a death full of opprobrium, confusion and sorrow, and who, in fine, for the love of those who wish to be saved through Thy divine charity, dost remain in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar to the end of time. Accomplish, O most adorable Heart, Thy wishes in my poor and miserable heart, which I dedicate and consecrate to Thee forever. Grant that I may live in the sentiments of love and gratitude which it owes Thee, that it may at all times breathe only Thy honor and glory, in order that it may expire in the waters of perfect contrition. Amen.
St. Margaret Mary had an extraordinary devotion to the souls in Purgatory and received revelations about their suffering, about our Lord's tender love for them and His eager desire for their deliverance. The devotion to them should therefore form a part of the devotion to the Sacred Heart.
PRAYER TO JESUS AND MARY FOR ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
Most loving Jesus, I humbly beg you to offer to your eternal Father, in behalf of the holy souls In purgatory, the most Precious Blood which poured forth from the sacred wounds of your adorable Body, together with your agony and death.
O Sorrowful Virgin Mary, do you also present to the Father, together with the dolorous Passion of your Son, your own sighs and tears and all the sorrows you suffered in his suffering, in order that through the merits of the same, the souls now suffering in purgatory may receive refreshment and peace. Delivered from that painful state, may they be clothed with glory in heaven, there to sing the glories of God for ever and ever.
PRAYER TO JESUS FOR THE SUFFERING SOULS
My Jesus, by The sorrows you suffered in your agony in the garden, in the scourging and crowning with thorns, in the way to Calvary, in your crucifixion and death, have mercy on the souls in purgatory, especially those who are most forsaken. Deliver them from the dire torments they endure, and admit them to your most sweet embrace in paradise. Our Father, Hall Mary, Eternal rest, etc.
PRAYER FOR A DEPARTED FATHER AND MOTHER
O God, you commanded us to honor father and mother, in your goodness, have mercy on the souls of my father and mother (or the soul of my father, or the soul of my mother), and forgive them their sins (or forgive him his sins, or forgive her her sins), and bring me to see them (or him, or her) in the joy of eternal happiness. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
EFFICACIOUS NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
1. - O my Jesus, You said "verily I say to You, ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you", behold I knock, I seek and I ask for the grace of...
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father. Sacred Heart of Jesus I put all my trust in Thee.
2. - O my Jesus, You said, "verily I say to You, whatsoever you shall ask the Father in My name, He will give it to you", behold in your name I ask the Father for the grace of ...
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I put all my trust in Thee.
3. - O my Jesus, You said, "verily I say to You, heaven and earth shall pass away but My words shall not pass away", behold I encouraged by your infallible words, now ask for the grace of . . .
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I put all my trust in Thee.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, to whom one thing alone is impossible, namely, not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of Thee through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your and our tender Mother.
Say the Salve Regina and add, St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.
P.S.-This novena prayer was recited every day by Padre Pio for all those who recommended themselves to his prayers.
Mother of Sorrow, you who held Jesus in your arms, Please intercede with your Divine Son in our behalf. Ask Him to help us to know one another better, to forgive one another more readily, to love one another more deeply. Mother of all mankind inspire us to travel without falter along the road at the end of which, under the Fatherhood of God, there is true peace.
Act Of Contrition
"O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you, and I detest all my sins because of your just punishments, but most of all because they offend you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin."
Sacred Heart Prayer (RCIA Prayer)
Holy Spirit, teach us to pray.
Teach us to love.
Teach us to live.
Teach us to hear your voice,
and to yield our lives to your guidance.
Help us to keep our eyes on Christ,
who is the author and finisher of our faith.
Help us to follow Christ,
and to glorify Him in our lives.
Help us to grow in in faith.
Help us to be better disciples,
to follow Christ more closely,
to love more deeply,
and to see through His eyes.
Guide us in all of our trials, and in all of our triumphs
But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as refuse, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, based on law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith; that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that if possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
Jesus Help Me
In every need let me come to You with humble trust, saying:
Jesus, help me!
In all my doubts, perplexities, and temptations:
Jesus, help me!
In hours of loneliness, weariness and trials:
Jesus, help me!
In the failure of my plans and hopes, in disappointments,
troubles and sorrows:
Jesus, help me!
When others fail me, and Your Grace alone can assist me;
Jesus, help me!
When I throw myself on Your tender Love as Savior:
Jesus, help me!
When my heart is cast down by failure, at seeing no good
come from my efforts:
Jesus, help me!
When I feel impatient, and my cross irritates me:
Jesus, help me!
When I am ill, and my head and hands cannot work and
I am lonely:
Jesus, help me!
Always, always, in spite of weakness, falls and short-
comings of every kind:
Jesus, help me and never forsake me!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.