Prayers

In our home, we pray daily for the conversion of souls----for those in our community, in our family, and for our own----from disbelief to belief, from bland faith to dynamic, from fear of God to becoming a conduit of His love. Mary and the rosary have played a central role in our faith and family, and we can't help but share that love with you. The prayers we share here have changed our lives and faith; we hope they will change you as well.

just in case----how to pray the Rosary:

a .pdf with a very clear explanation. We can't say it better!

prayer attributed to Saint Francis:

Almighty, eternal, just, and merciful God, grant us in our misery the grace to do for You alone that which we know You want us to do, and always to desire what pleases You. Thus, inwardly cleansed, interiorly enlightened, and inflamed by the fire of the Holy Spirit, may we be able to follow in the footprints of Your beloved Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, and by Your grace alone, may we make our way to You, Most High, who live and rule in perfect Trinity, and simple unity, and are glorified, God, all powerful, forever and ever, Amen.

also Saint Francis:

Let the whole of mankind tremble, the heavens exalt, the whole world shake, when Christ, the Son of the Living God, is present on the altar in the hands of a priest. Oh, admirable heights! Oh, sublime lowliness! Oh, sublime humility! Oh, humble sublimity, when the Lord of the Universe, God and the Son of God, so humbles Himself that for our salvation He hides himself in the little form of bread. Look, brothers, at the humility of God, and pour out your hearts before Him. Humble yourselves as well, that you may be exalted by Him. Therefore, hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves, so that He who gives Himself totally to you, may receive you totally.

for purity:

Almighty God, to You all hearts are open, all desires known, and from You no secrets are hid. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts, Lord, by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, so that we may perfectly love You, and worthily magnify Your holy name, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Amen.

adapted from a Padre Pio prayer:

Stay with me, Lord, and be my eyes, so I may see You in all. Stay with me, Lord, and be my voice, so I may bless You in all that I say. Stay with me, Lord, and be my hands, so each of my actions may be Yours. Stay with me, Lord, and be my mind, so my thoughts may be guided by You. Stay with me, Lord, and multiply in me, that You may fill and forever live in my heart.

the Divine Mercy novena:

a .pdf from EWTN with this nine-day prayer is found here.
 

the 54-day Miraculous Novena:

Approach the Blessed Mother with patience and persistence when something overwhelms you. When we petitioned Our Lady with this prayer, we presented her with actual roses for each of the six novenas in addition to the roses within the prayer. Her answer was not what we had imagined; even though painful, it was everything we needed and more. May she intercede for you as well in your times of greatest need. Instructions here.

 

 

 

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