Most High Lord and Eternal God, I give You unceasing
thanks for your immutable and infinite perfection, for creating me out of
nothing, and for preserving me in Your presence; remembering the creature You
have made. I praise and adore You, rendering You honor, magnificence and
divinity as the Supreme Lord and Creator of all that exists. And raising up my
spirit and placing it in Your hands, with profound humility I offer myself in
them, imploring You to use me according to Your most holy will this day and all
the days of my life. Advise me what pleases You most, in order to perform all
You have assigned me according to Your counsel, permission and blessing. Amen.
Prayer to St. Joseph
To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our tribulation,
and having implored the help of your most holy spouse, we confidently invoke
your patronage also. Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate
Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the
Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus
Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in
our necessities. O most watchful Guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen
children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion
of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be propitious to
us, and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness; and,
as once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect Godıs Holy
Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each
one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and
your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die holy, and to obtain eternal
happiness in heaven. Amen.
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.
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 death. Amen.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven
and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the
Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was
crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He rose
again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of
God the Father Almighty. He will come again 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 life everlasting.
Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from Christ's side, wash me.. Passion of
Christ, strengthen me. O good Jesus, hear me. Within Thy wounds hide me. Suffer
me not to be separated from Thee. From the malicious enemy defend me. In the
hour of my death call me. And bid me come unto Thee. That I may praise Thee with
Thy saints forever and ever. Amen.
Prayer to St. Michael
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our
defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we
humbly pray, and do you O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the divine power,
thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee,
and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven, and the pains of
hell; but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who are all good and
deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to
confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.
An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
(by Saint Margaret
I give myself and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, my
person and my life, my actions, pains and sufferings, so that I may be unwilling
to make use of any part of my being other than to honor, love and glorify the
Sacred Heart. This is my unchanging purpose, namely, to be all His, and to do
all things for the love of Him, at the same time renouncing with all my heart
whatever is displeasing to Him. I therefore take You, O Sacred heart, to be the
only object of my love, the guardian of my life, my assurance of salvation, the
remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the atonement for all the faults of my
life and my sure refuge at the hour of death. Be then, O Heart of goodness, my
justification before God the Father, and turn away from me the strokes of his
righteous anger. O Heart of love, I put all my confidence in You, for I fear
everything from my own wickedness and frailty, but I hope for all things from
Your goodness and bounty. Remove from me all that can displease You or resist
Your holy will; let your pure love imprint Your image so deeply upon my heart,
that I shall never be able to forget You or to be separated from You. May I
obtain from all Your loving kindness the grace of having my name written in Your
Heart, for in You I desire to place all my happiness and glory, living and dying
in bondage to You. Amen.
The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary: And she
conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary . . .
Behold the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto me according to thy word. Hail
Mary . . .
And the Word was made Flesh, and dwelt among us. Hail Mary . . .
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of
Christ. Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our
hearts that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Your Son, was made known by
the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of
His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.
How to Pray the Rosary
Start by making the sign of the Cross:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Then recite the Apostles Creed.
Then, say 1 "Our Father", 3 "Hail Mary's" and then 1 "Glory Be":
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.
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 death. Amen.
GLORY BE to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the
beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
The Rosary is divided into three parts, each having five mysteries.
While meditating on each Mystery, recite:
1 "Our Father"
10 "Hail Mary's" and
1 "Glory Be"
Then say the "Fatima Prayer".
O my Jesus,
forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of hell,
lead all souls to heaven,
especially those who are
most in need.
All together this makes up one decade. Repeat for each decade.
The Mysteries of the Rosary
THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES
1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Nativity
4. The Presentation
5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
1. The Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. The Crowning with Thorns
4. The Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion
THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
5. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, I love You.
I ask pardon for those who do not believe,
do not adore, do not hope and do not love You.
O most holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
I adore You profoundly.
I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ,
present in all the tabernacles of the world
in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference
by which He is offended.
By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
and the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I beg the conversion of poor sinners.
Most holy Trinity, I adore You.
My God. My God.
I love you in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
O my Jesus. It is for love of You,
in reparation for the offenses committed
against the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
and for the conversion of poor sinners.
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of hell.
Lead all souls to heaven,
especially those most in need.
Prayer to St. Joseph
O blessed Joseph, faithful guardian of my Redeemer, Jesus
of your chaste spouse, the Virgin Mother of God, I choose you this day to
be my special patron and advocate and I firmly resolve to honor you all
the days of my life. Therefore I humbly beseech you to receive me as your
client, to instruct me in every doubt, to comfort me in every affliction,
to obtain for me and for all the knowledge and love of the Heart of Jesus,
and finally to defend and protect me at the hour of my death. Amen.