Children of Prayer


Children of Prayer 


We have chosen these prayers in the hope that one or more of these them will touch your heart and you will add them to your daily prayer time. The archives will be placed on a page, so they are all at your fingertips. 

Oct.5/2013
Our first selection are prayers by Saint Faustina, since it is her feast day today.

3 Prayers for the Conversion of Sinners



Jesus’ promise to St. Faustina

When you say this prayer, with a contrite heart and with faith on behalf of some sinner, I will give him the grace of conversion. This is the prayer: “O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You”. (Diary 186-187)

Dearest Jesus, I present to you my brother and sister who have abandoned their soul to Satan. Take this soul and redeem it in Your Holy Eyes. Free this soul from slavery to the beast, and bring it eternal salvation. Amen.

O dear Jesus, I call on You to embrace all God’s children and cover them with Your Precious Blood. Let each drop of Your Blood cover every soul to shield them from the evil one. Open the hearts of all, especially hardened souls and those who know You, but who are stained with the sin of pride, to fall down and beg for the Light of Your Love to flood their souls. Open their eyes to see the Truth, so that the dawn of Your Divine Mercy will shower down upon them, so they are covered with the Rays of Your Mercy. Convert all souls through the graces I ask You for, now, dear Jesus, (personal intention here). I beg You for Mercy and offer You this gift of fasting for one day every week in atonement for all sins. Amen.


Oct. 12/2013         
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY 

                                                    



 Join Pope Francis as he consecrates the world
 to the Immaculate Heart on Oct. 13
 with the original Statue from Fatima

(St. Louis De Montfort's Consecration)

I, (Name), a faithless sinner - 
renew and ratify today in thy hands, 
O Immaculate Mother, 
the vows of my Baptism; 
I renounce forever Satan, 
his pomps and works; 
and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, 
the Incarnate Wisdom, 
to carry my cross after Him 
all the days of my life, 
and to be more faihful to Him 
than I have ever been before.

In the presence of all the heavenly court 
I choose thee this day, for my Mother and Mistress. I deliver and consecrate to thee, as thy slave, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God, in time and in eternity. Amen.

Oct. 20/2013

Since October is Mary's month, another devotion to our Lady

How to pray the Chaplet of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

The Chaplet of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is prayed on the regular Rosary of Mary.
Each decade has one prayer for the larger bead and another prayer that is said 10 times for the smaller beads. It goes as follows:
On the larger beads:                                   "O Mother of Perpetual Help, Listen to our pleading souls, You can help us in our needs, Mary, with hope, we call on you."
On the smaller beads:
"O Mary, help us! 
When completing each decade, say:
"Mary has helped us,
Mary wants to help us,
Mary can help us.
Mary will help us."
After completing the five decades of the Holy Rosary, on each of the 3 small beads, say the Hail Mary..., this followed by the Glory Be....
Upon completing the Chaplet, say the following prayer:"We fly to your patronage,
O Holy Mother of God.
Despise not our petitions in our necessities,
but deliver us from all dangers,
O ever glorious and blessed Virgin Mary.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, pray for us!
Oct. 27/2013
Our Lady of Fatima,
Pray for our dear country.

Our Lady of Fatima,
Sanctify our clergy.

Our Lady of Fatima,
Make our Catholics more fervent.

Our Lady of Fatima,
Guide and inspire those who govern us.

Our Lady of Fatima,
Cure the sick who confide in thee.

Our Lady of Fatima,
Console the sorrowful who trust in thee.

Our Lady of Fatima,
Help those who invoke thine aid.
                                                                                                                                
Our Lady of Fatima,
Deliver us from all dangers.

Our Lady of Fatima,
Help us to resist temptation.

Our Lady of Fatima,
Obtain for us all that we lovingly ask of thee.
     
Our Lady of Fatima,
Help those who are dear to us.
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Our Lady of Fatima,
Bring back to the right road our erring brothers.
Our Lady of Fatima, Give us back our ancient fervor. Our Lady of Fatima, Obtain for us pardon of our manifold sins and offenses. Our Lady of Fatima, Bring all men to the feet of thy Divine Child. Our Lady of Fatima, Obtain peace for the world. O Mary conceived without sin, Pray for us who have recourse to thee. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Let Us Pray O God of infinite goodness and mercy, fill our hearts with a great confidence in Thy dear Mother, whom we invoke under the title of Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Fatima, and grant us by her powerful intercession all the graces, spiritual and temporal, which we need. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Oct. 30/2013
                          OUR LADY OF TEARS  
Our Lady's tear
On the Crucifix, recite the Psalm "Out of the  Depths."                        On the large beads, say the "Lord's Prayer." On the small beads, recite the following invocation:
"O good Jesus, have mercy on the soul in purgatory or (mention name)
and grant to them eternal rest.First decade, begin with the following prayer"
I offer You  my Saviour,
this first decade
for the souls of all of my relatives,
through the Precious Blood
which You shed for them in Your Agony
in the Garden of Gethsemane.
O good Jesus,
have mercy on them!"
Say the Our Father. Repeat the Invocation "O good Jesus..." 10 times.

Second decade, begin with the following prayer: "I offer You, my Saviour,
this second decade for the souls of all those who have shown me kindness, through the Precious Blood which You shed for them in Your Scourging. O good Jesus, have mercy on them!" Say the Our Father. Repeat the Invocation "O good Jesus..." 10 times.
Third decade, begin with the following prayer: "I offer You,  my Saviour, this third decade for the souls of those whom I have at any time offended, through the Precious Blood which You shed for them in carrying Your Cross to Calvary. O good Jesus, have mercy on them!" Say the Our Father. Repeat the Invocation "O good Jesus..." 10 times.
Fourth decade, begin with the following prayer:"I offer You,  my Saviour, this fourth decade for the souls of my friends and companions, through the Precious Blood which You poured forth upon the Cross, and through the sorrows which Mary, our tender Mother, endured at the foot of the Cross. O good Jesus, have mercy on them!" Say the Our Father. Repeat the Invocation "O good Jesus..." 10 times. Fifth decade, begin with the following prayer: "I offer You,  my Saviour, this fifth decade for the soul of my father and/or Mother and/or relative. I offer You, for this soul so dear to me, the Precious Blood and the sacerd water from Your Heart,
pierced by the lance. O good Jesus, open to this soul the gate of heaven, and grant me the grace to be reunited with it forever in the bosom of Your goodness." Say the Our Father. Repeat the Invocation "O good Jesus..." 10 times. Finish the Chaplet by saying: "O good Jesus, have mercy on the soul or souls in purgatory or (mention name) and grant to them eternal rest.

NOV. 4/2013
PRAY FOR THE HOLY     SOULS IN PURGATORY
 
 Short Version For Private Use Only.
The just shall be in everlasting remembrance;He shall not fear the evil hearing.  V. Absolve, O Lord, the souls of the faithful departed from every bond of sin,  R. And by the help of Thy grace may they be enabled to escape the avenging judgment, and to enjoy the happiness of eternal life.  Because in Thy mercy are deposited the souls that  departed in an inferior degree of grace, Lord, have mercy.  Because their present suffering is greatest in the knowledge  of the pain that their separation from Thee is causing Thee, Lord, have mercy.  Because of their present inability to add to Thy accidental glory, etc.  Not for our consolation, O Lord; not for their release from purgative pain, O God;  but for Thy joy and the greater accidental honor of Thy throne, O Christ the King, For the souls of our departed friends, relations and benefactors, Grant light and peace, O Lord.  For those of our family who have fallen asleep in Thy bosom, O Jesus, grant light and peace, O Lord.  For those who have gone to prepare our place, etc.  (For those who were our brothers [or sisters] in Religion,)  For priests who were our spiritual directors,  For men or women who were our teachers in school, For those who were our employers (or employees), For those who were our associates in daily toil, For any soul whom we ever offended, For our enemies now departed,  For those souls who have none to pray for them, For those forgotten by their friends and kin, For those now suffering the most,  For those who have acquired the most merit,  For the souls next to be released from Purgatory,  For those who, while on earth, were most devoted to God the Holy Ghost,  to Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, to the holy Mother of God,  For all deceased popes and prelates,  For all deceased priests, seminarians and religious, For all our brethren in the Faith everywhere,  For all our separated brethren who deeply loved Thee, and would have come into Thy household had they known the truth,  For those souls who need, or in life asked, our prayers,  For those, closer to Thee than we are, whose prayers we need, That those may be happy with Thee forever, who on earth  were true exemplars of the Catholic Faith, grant them eternal rest, O Lord.  That those may be admitted to Thine unveiled Presence,  who as far as we know never committed mortal sin, grant them eternal rest, O Lord.  That those may be housed in glory, who lived always in recollection and prayer, etc. That those may be given the celestial joy of beholding Thee,  who lived lives of mortification and , self-denial and penance,  That those may be flooded with Thy love, who denied themselves even Thy  favors of indulgence and who made the heroic act for the souls  who had gone before them,  That those may be drawn up to the Beatific Vision, who never put obstacles in the way of sanctifying grace and  who ever drew closer in mystical union with Thee, V. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord,  R. And let perpetual light shine upon them. Let Us Pray.  Be mindful, O Lord, of Thy servants and handmaids, N. and N., who are gone  before us with the sign of faith and repose in the sleep of grace. To these, O Lord,  and to all who rest in Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, a place of refreshment,  light and peace, through the same Christ Our Lord. R. Amen. 

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