Catholic Prayers - John Paul II HS

Catholic Prayers - John Paul II HS

Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most Holy.Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception.Blessed be her Glorious Assumption.Blessed be the Name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------3. St. Michael, the ArchangelSt. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle.Be our protection against the wickedness and snares ofthe devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host,by the power of God cast into hellSatan and all the evil spirits who wander throughthe world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------4. Prayer of St. Ignatius LoyolaTake, O Lord, and receivemy entire liberty, my memory,my understanding and my whole will.All that I am and all that I possessYou have given me: I surrender it all to You to be

disposed of according to Your will.Give me only Your love and Your grace;with these I will be rich enough,and will desire nothing more. Amen.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------5. SelflessnessO Dearly beloved Word of God,teach me to be generous,to serve You as You deserve,to give without counting the cost,to fight without fretting at my wounds,to labor without seeking rest,to spend myself without looking for any rewardother than that of knowing that I do Your holy will.Amen.(by St. Ignatius of Loyola)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------6. An OfferingI offer you, Lord, my thoughts: to be fixed on you;my words: to have you for their theme;my actions: to reflect my love for you;my sufferings: to be endured for your greater glory.I want to do what you ask of me:

in the way you ask,for as long as you ask,because you ask it.(by St. Ignatius)I pray, Lord, that you enlighten my mind, inflame my will,purify my heart, and sanctify my soul (Pope Clement XI).--------------------------------------------------------------------------------7. Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi before the Blessed SacramentWe adore You, O Lord Jesus Christ, in this Churchand all the Churches of the world,and we bless You, because, by Your holy CrossYou have redeemed the world.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------8. St. Francis of Assisi's vocation prayerMost High, Glorious God,enlighten the darkness of our minds.Give us a right faith, a firm hope and a perfect charity,so that we may always and in all things act according to Your Holy Will. Amen.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------9. St. Francis of Assisi's prayer in praise of God given to Brother LeoYou are holy, Lord, the only God,

and Your deeds are wonderful.You are strong.You are great.You are the Most High.You are Almighty.You, Holy Father are King of heaven and earth.You are Three and One, Lord God, all Good.You are Good, all Good, supreme Good,Lord God, living and true.You are love. You are wisdom.You are humility. You are endurance.You are rest. You are peace.You are joy and gladness.You are justice and moderation.You are all our riches, and You suffice for us.You are beauty.You are gentleness.You are our protector.You are our guardian and defender.You are our courage. You are our haven and our hope.You are our faith, our great consolation.You are our eternal life, Great and Wonderful Lord,God Almighty, Merciful Savior.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

10. MemorareRemember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,that never was it knownthat any one who fled to your protection,implored your help or sought your intercession,was left unaided.Inspired with this confidence,I fly unto you,O Virgin of virgins my Mother;to you do I come,before you I stand,sinful and sorrowful;O Mother of the Word Incarnate,despise not my petitions,but in you mercy hear and answer me.Amen.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------11. Ancient Prayer to the VirginWe turn to you for protection,holy Mother of God.Listen to our prayers

and help us in our needs.Save us from every danger,glorious and blessed Virgin.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------12. Hail, Holy QueenHail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy,our life, our sweetness and our hope.To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve:to you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valleyof 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!Pray for us O holy Mother of God.That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.Amen.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------13. Soul of ChristSoul of Christ, sanctify me.Body of Christ, save me.Blood of Christ, inebriate me.Water from the side of Christ, wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.O good Jesus, hear me.Within your wounds, hide me.Never let me be separated from you.From the malignant enemy, defend me.At the hour of death, call me;and bid me come to you.That with your saints I may praise youforever and ever.Amen.(By St. Ignatius Loyola)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------14. Prayer for Peace: Saint FrancisLord, make me an instrument of Your peace.Where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;where there is darkness, light;where there is sadness, joy.O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much

seek to be consoled as to console;to be understood as to understand;to be loved as to love;For it is in giving that we receive;it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------15. St. Patrick's BreastplateChrist be with me, Christ within meChrist behind me, Christ before meChrist beside me, Christ to win meChrist to comfort me and restore me.Christ beneath me, Christ above meChrist in quiet, Christ in dangerChrist in hearts of all that love meChrist in mouth of friend or stranger.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------16. Prayer for our CountryImmaculate Heart of Mary, help us to conquer the menace of evil, which so easily takes root inthe hearts of the people of today, and whose immeasurable effects already weigh down uponour modern world and seem to block the paths toward the future. From famine and war,deliver us. From nuclear war, from incalculable self-destruction, from every kind of war, deliverus. From sins against human life from its very beginning, deliver us. From hatred and from thedemeaning of the dignity of the children of God, deliver us. From every kind of injustice in thelife of society, both national and international, deliver us. From readiness to trample on thecommandments of God, deliver us. From attempts to stifle in human hearts the very truth of

God, deliver us. From the loss of awareness of good and evil, deliver us. From sins against theHoly Spirit, deliver us. Accept, O Mother of Christ, this cry laden with the sufferings of allindividual human beings, laden with the sufferings of whole societies. Help us with the power ofthe Holy Spirit conquer all sin: individual sin and the “sin of the world,”sin in all itsmanifestations. Let there be revealed once more in the history of the world the infinite savingpower of the redemption: the power of merciful love. May it put a stop to evil. May it transformconsciences. May your Immaculate Heart reveal for all the light of hope. Amen. (by U.S.Bishops' Committee)

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