Prayers for Everyday
A Lenten Prayer by Pope Francis
Jesus, teach me to see with Your eyes, to live life as you lived, to understand life as you understood it. Give me a new perception of others, close and far, seen always as brothers and sisters in you to be respected and loved. Amen.
Prayer for a Blessing on the New Year
O Sacred and adorable Trinity, hear our prayers on behalf of our Holy Father the Pope, the Bishops, our clergy, and for all that are in authority over us. Bless, we beseech Thee, during the coming year, the whole Catholic Church, convert unbelievers, soften the hearts of the sinners so that they may return to Thy friendship, give prosperity to our country and peace among the nations of the world, pour down Thy blessings upon our friends, relatives and acquaintances, and upon our enemies – if we have any, assist the poor and the sick, have pity on the souls of those whom the past year has taken from us, and do Thou be merciful to those who during the coming year will be summoned before Thy judgment seat. May all our actions be preceded by Thy inspirations and carried on by Thy assistance, so that all our prayers and works, having been begun in Thee, may likewise be ended through Thee. Bless us and have mercy on us O Lord. Amen.
Prayer of St. Louis de Montfort
O Jesus living in Mary, come and live in Your servants, in the spirit of Your holiness, in the fullness of Your might, in the perfection of Your ways, in the truth of Your virtues, in the communion of Your mysteries. Subdue every hostile power, the devil, the world and the flesh, in the strength of Your Spirit, for the glory of Your Father, Amen.
Prayer for Our Children
O Jesus, Lover of Children, bestow Your Most precious graces on those whom You have confided to our care. Increase in them Faith, Hope and Charity. May Your love lead them to solid piety, inspiring them with dread for sin, love of work and an ardent desire of worthily approaching Your Holy Table. Preserve in them innocence and purity of heart; and if they should offend You, grant them the grace of a prompt and sincere repentance. From Your Tabernacle watch over them day and night; protect them in all their ways. Grant that they may acquire the knowledge that they need to embrace the state of life to which You have called them. Grant us a sincere love, constant vigilance and generous devotedness towards them. Grant us all consolation on earth and eternal reward in heaven. Amen.
Prayer for Vocations
Heavenly Father, with a deep trust in the love that flows from the heart of your Son, and by the gifts of your Holy Spirit, give to the seminarians, novices and all young people of the Archdiocese the courage to respond generously when you call them to the priest-hood and religious life. Give them strong examples of holy priests and religious. Through the intercession of the saints and by our prayers, help them pattern their lives after Mary, who was not afraid to let it be done to her according to your Word (Lk 1:38). We ask this through Christ the Lord. Amen
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Recite this prayer on rosary beads.
Begin making the sign of the cross and then recite: Our Father… Hail Mary… Apostles Creed.
On the Our Father beads recite: 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.
On the Hail Mary beads recite: For the sake of his sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Conclusion - recite 3 times: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
The Jesus Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Amen.
Act of Faith
O my God, I firmly believe in you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I believe in Jesus Christ As my Savior and Redeemer, And in the holy Catholic Church and all the truths it teaches. Amen.
Prayer to the Holy Trinity
Glory be to the Father, Who by His almighty power and love created me, making me in the image and likeness of God.
Glory be to the Son, Who by His Precious Blood delivered me from hell, and opened for me the gates of heaven.
Glory be to the Holy Spirit, Who has sanctified me in the Sacrament of Baptism, and continues to sanctify me by the graces I receive daily from His bounty.
Glory be to the three adored Persons of the Most Holy Trinity, now and forever. Amen.