A Book of Catholic Prayers


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The Sign of the Cross In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer 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.

The Hail Mary 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 our death. Amen.

The Apostles’ Creed I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 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. Amen.

The Nicene Creed We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father. Through Him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit He was born of the Virgin Mary and became man. For our sake He was

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crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day He rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures; He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son He is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy Catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Glory Be 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.

Hail Holy Queen Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy; hail our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thy eyes of mercy toward us. And after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

The Angelus V. The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary, R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary, etc.

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord, R. Be it done unto me according to Thy word. Hail Mary, etc.

V. And the Word was made flesh, R. And dwelt among us. Hail Mary, etc.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

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To whom God’s love commits me here. that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son. O Virgin of virgins. that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection. alleluia. rejoice.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.htm R. O Lord. 4 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . The Memorare Remember. but in your mercy hear and answer me. our Lord Jesus Christ. despise not my petition. alleluia. O Mother of the Word Incarnate. Ever this day be at my side. through His Virgin Mother. Thy grace into our hearts. grant that we may obtain. was left unaided. Let us pray. my Mother. Pour forth. Let us pray. R. Inspired with this confidence. alleluia. The Regina Coeli To be said standing during Eastertide instead of the Angelus Queen of heaven. Has risen.150m. Pray for us to God. Through the same Christ our Lord. as He said. alleluia. O God. Amen. alleluia. O most gracious Virgin Mary. I fly to you. implored your aid or sought your intercession. we beseech Thee. was made known by the message of an angel. Amen. For the Lord has risen indeed. Amen. my guardian dear. Prayer to the Guardian Angel Angel of God. may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. before you I stand sinful and sorrowful. to you I come.com/prayers. Rejoice and be glad. the joys of everlasting life. who gave joy to the world through the Resurrection of Thy Son. V. O Virgin Mary. Mary. Through the same Christ our Lord. alleluia. For He whom you did merit to bear.

The Crowning with Thorns 4. Spiritual Communion I wish Lord. to rule and guide.com/prayers. to receive You with the purity. The Transfiguration 5. The Finding in the Temple The Luminous Mysteries (Thursdays) 1. The Resurrection 2. The Presentation 5. Amen. humility and devotion with which Your most holy Mother received You. The Visitation 3. The Scourging at the Pillar 3. with the spirit and fervor of the saints. The Wedding Feast at Cana 3. The Crucifixion The Glorious Mysteries (Wednesdays and Sundays) 1. The Carrying of the Cross 5.150m.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 5 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . The Ascension 3. THE HOLY ROSARY The Joyful Mysteries (Mondays and Saturdays) 1. The Nativity 4. The Baptism of Christ 2.htm To light and guard. The Descent of the Holy Spirit 4. The Agony in the Garden 2. The Institution of the Eucharist The Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesdays and Fridays) 1. The Annunciation 2. The Proclamation of God’s Kingdom and the Call to Conversion 4.

I consecrate them all to the glory of Thy name. to be. I give Thee thanks from the bottom of my heart that Thou hast created me after Thine own image and likeness.htm 5. I resolve and will endeavor this day to imitate Thy example. I offer to Thee. like Thee. and that I am unable to do anything good without Thee. and that Thou hast preserved me and brought me safe to the beginning of another day. mild. O Lord. and of the Holy Spirit. I believe that Thou art here present. Come Holy Spirit. 6 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . proportion it to my necessities. I adore Thee with the deepest humility. my Saviour and Master. beseeching Thee that through the infinite merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour they may all find acceptance in Thy sight. give me strength to avoid everything evil which Thou forbiddest. and kindle in them the fire of Thy love. model of all perfection. the help of Thy grace. I most humbly thank Thee for all the favors Thou hast bestowed upon me up to the present moment. Thou knowest my poverty and weakness. actions. Most holy and adorable Trinity. and to practice the good which Thou hast commanded. with my whole heart. May Thy divine love animate them. and in particular all my thoughts. I will redouble my efforts that I may not fall this day into any of those sins which I have heretofore committed (here you may name any besetting sin). O my God. that Thou hast redeemed me by the precious blood of Thy dear Son. the homage which is due to Thy sovereign majesty. and which I sincerely desire to forsake. and sufferings of this day. and enable me to bear patiently all the trials which it may please Thee to send me. fill the hearts of Thy faithful.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. one God in three Persons. zealous. Adorable Jesus. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven MORNING PRAYERS In the name of the Father. and of the Son. Amen. O my God.com/prayers. chaste. and resigned.150m. my whole being. and render to Thee. and may they all tend to Thy greater glory. humble. O God. deny me not. words. charitable.

to obtain for me that. An Act of Charity O my God! I love Thee above all things. and I detest all my sins. to whom was confided the care of Jesus. because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell. to do penance. I believe that Thy Divine Son became man. and of Mary the Queen of Virgins. I may be ever able to serve them with unspotted purity of mind and body. and to amend my life. I firmly resolve. I throw myself with confidence into the arms of thy compassion. my Mother and Patroness. An Act of Contrition O my God! I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. my consolation under suffering. through the merits of Jesus Christ. and the Holy Spirit. who canst neither deceive nor be deceived. and life everlasting. Amen. I most humbly supplicate thee.htm An Act of Faith O my God! I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three Divine Persons. and died for our sins. my advocate with thy adorable Son. my Lord and Redeemer. I forgive all who have injured me.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. who art all-good and deserving of all my love. An Act of Hope O my God! Relying on Thy infinite goodness and promises. with the help of Thy grace to confess my sins. the Father. my refuge in distress. being preserved from every stain during my whole life. because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love. but most of all because they offend Thee. Mother of God. because Thou hast revealed them. the Son. the help of Thy grace. Be to me. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. Amen. I hope to obtain pardon of my sins. 7 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . my God. and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. Amen. O Mother of mercy. O Holy Virgin. by the love thou dost bear Jesus and Mary.150m. I place myself under thy protection. blessed Joseph. now and at the hour of my death. with my whole heart and soul.com/prayers. and ask pardon of all whom I have injured. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches. O faithful Guardian and Father of virgins.

now and for evermore. and of the Holy Spirit. because Thou art Truth itself. I humbly adore Thee. and my Judge! I believe in Thee. and Thou hast graciously continued to spare me. can I make for Thine innumerable blessings. O my God. EVENING PRAYERS In the name of the Father. and the Holy Spirit.com/prayers. and for Thy sake I love my neighbor as myself.htm May the power of the Father govern and protect me! May the wisdom of the Son teach and enlighten me! May the influence of the Holy Spirit renew and quicken me! May the blessing of the All-holy Trinity. and particularly for the favors of this day? O all ye Angels 8 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . Grace Before Meals Bless us. I love Thee with my whole heart. Thou hast thought of me. for all Thy mercies. Come Holy Spirit. even though I have not ceased to offend Thee. the Son. Through Christ our Lord. my Creator. I hope in Thee. to offer Thee anew the homage of my heart. which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. because Thou art infinitely worthy of being loved. Amen. Amen. and of the Son. fill the hearts of Thy faithful. Thou hast delivered up Thy beloved Son to the ignominious death of the Cross for my redemption. to return Thee thanks as I ought for all Thine inestimable blessings and favors. be with me. Thou hast made me a member of Thy holy Church. O Lord. and kindle in them the fire of Thy love. O my God. Amen. Who livest and reignest world without end. I present myself before Thee at the end of another day. because Thou art faithful to Thy promises. O Almighty God. O my God. my Redeemer. What return. and loved me from all eternity.150m.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Grace After Meals We give Thee thanks. the Father. when my sins had provoked Thee to punish me. Thou hast formed me out of nothing. and these Thy gifts. Enable me. Amen. Thou hast preserved me from falling into the abyss of eternal misery.

and give me the grace of true contrition. and convert all heretics and unbelievers.. Ask of God to discover the sins committed this day. that I may be preserved 9 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . because Thou art infinitely good. Help the poor and the sick. our clergy. that. the repose I am about to take. Pour down Thy blessings. Bless. upon the souls that are led astray by the deceits of the devil. put an end to their sufferings. I heartily repent.htm and Saints. Mother of mercy. have compassion on the souls of the faithful in purgatory. and I will endeavor never more to offend Thee. if I have any.150m. and I am grieved that I have offended Thee. to do penance for my sins. I humbly ask of Thee mercy and pardon. look. I resolve. and upon my enemies. and grant to them eternal light. upon all my friends. O Blessed Virgin Mary. but that he should be converted and saved. then say: O my God. and happiness. enlighten my mind. and those who are in their last agony. Through Christ our Lord. Bless. relations.. pray for me. I may better be the better enabled to serve Thee. who savest all. Amen. word. and sin is infinitely displeasing to Thee. and return to the unity of Thy truth. the hearts of those who err may be converted. and for all that are in authority over us. who is so bountiful to so unworthy a creature. unite with me in praising the God of mercies.com/prayers. by the assistance of Thy grace.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. O Lord. hear my prayers on behalf of our Holy Father Pope N. that I may know the sins which I have this day committed in thought. Here examine your conscience. rejecting all errors. that. O my God. and acquaintances. or deed. my bodily strength being renewed. O Lord. our Bishop N. Amen. O God. we beseech Thee. through the infinite merits of Jesus Christ. Amen. who desirest not the death of a sinner. I beseech Thee. O Almighty and Eternal God. the whole Catholic Church. rest. O God of mercy and goodness. and willest not that any should perish. sovereign Judge of men.

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this night from all evil, whether of body or soul. Blessed St. Joseph, and all ye Angels and Saints, especially my guardian angel and my chosen patron, watch over me. I commend myself to your protection now and always. Amen.

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord, God of hosts: the earth is full of Thy glory. Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Imploration of Divine Assistance in Order to Make a Good Confession O Almighty and most merciful God, who hast made me out of nothing, and redeeemed me by the Precious Blood of Thine Only Son; who hast with so much patience borne with me to this day, notwithstanding all my sins and ingratitude; ever calling after me to return to Thee from the ways of vanity and iniquity, in which I have been quite wearied out in the pursuit of empty toys and mere shadows; seeking in vain to satisfy my thirst in unclean waters, and my hunger with husks of swine: behold, O most gracious Lord, I now sincerely desire to leave all these my evil ways, to forsake the region of death where I have so long lost myself, and to return to Thee, the Fountain of Life. I desire, like the prodigal son, to enter seriously into myself, and with the like resolution to arise without delay, and to go home to my Father – though I am most unworthy to be called His child – in hopes of meeting with the like reception from His most tender mercy. But, O my God, though I can go astray from Thee of myself, yet I cannot make one step towards returning to Thee, unless Thy divine grace move and assist me. This grace, therefore, I most humbly implore, prostrate in spirit before the throne of Thy mercy; I beg it for the sake of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who died upon the Cross for my sins; I know that Thou desirest not the death of a sinner, but that he may be converted and live; I know Thy mercies are above all Thy works; and I most confidently hope that as in Thy mercy Thou hast spared me so long, and hast now given me this desire of returning to Thee, so Thou wilt finish the work which Thou hast begun, and bring me to a perfect reconciliation with Thee.

I desire now to comply with Thy holy institution of the Sacrament of Penance; I

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desire to confess my sins with all sincerity to Thee and to Thy minister; and therefore I desire to know myself, and to call myself to an account by a diligent examination of my conscience. But, O my God, how miserably shall I deceive myself if Thou assist me not in this great work by Thy heavenly light. O then remove every veil that hides any of my sins from me, that I may see them all in their true colors, and may sincerely detest them. O let me no longer be imposed upon by the Enemy of souls, or by my own self-love, so as to mistake vice for virtue, to hide myself from myself, or in any way to make excuses in sins.

But, O my good God, what will it avail me to know my sins, if Thou dost not also give me a hearty sorrow and repentance for them? Without this my sins will be all upon me still, and I shall be still Thine enemy and a child of hell. Thou dost require that contrite heart, without which there can be no reconciliation with Thee; and this heart none but Thyself can give. O then, dear Lord, grant it unto me at this time. Give me a lively faith, and a steadfast hope, in the Passion of my Redeemer; teach me to fear Thee and to love Thee. Give me, for Thy mercy’s sake, a hearty sorrow for having offended so good a God. Teach me to detest my evil ways; to abhor all my past ingratitude; to hate myself now with a perfect hatred for my many treasons against Thee. O give me a full and a firm resolution to lead henceforward a new life; and unite me unto Thee with an eternal band of love which nothing in life or death may ever break.

Grant me also the grace to make an entire and sincere confession of all my sins, and to accept the confusion of it as a penance justly due to my transgressions. Let not the Enemy prevail upon me to pass over anything through fear or shame; rather let me die than consent to so great an evil. Let no self-love deceive me, as I fear it has done too often. O grant that this confession may be good; and for the sake of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who died for me and for all sinners, assist me in every part of my preparation for it; that I may perform it with the same care and diligence as I should be glad to do at the hour of my death; that so, being perfectly reconciled to Thee, I may never offend Thee more. Amen.

Prayers Before the Examination of Conscience O Almighty God, Maker of heaven and earth, King of kings, and Lord of lords, who hast made me out of nothing in Thine image and likeness, and hast redeemed me

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with Thine own Blood; whom I a sinner am not worthy to name, or call upon, or think of: I humbly pray Thee, I earnestly beseech Thee, to look mercifully on me, Thy wicked servant. Thou who hadst mercy on the woman of Chanaan and Mary Magdalen; Thou who didst spare the publican and the thief upon the cross, have mercy upon me. Thou art my hope and my trust; my guide and my succor; my comfort and my strength; my defense and my deliverance; my life, my health, and my resurrection; my light and my longing; my help and my protection. I pray and entreat Thee, help me and I shall be safe; direct me and defend me; strengthen me and comfort me; confirm me and gladden me; enlighten me and come unto me. Raise me from the dead; I am Thy creature, and the work of Thy hands. Despise me not, O Lord, nor regard my iniquities; but according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies have mercy upon me, the chief of sinners, and be gracious unto me. Turn Thou unto me, O Lord, and be not angry with me. I implore Thee, most compassionate Father, I pray Thee meekly, of Thy great mercy, to bring me to a holy death, and to true penance, to a perfect confession, and to worthy satisfaction for all my sins. Amen.

O Lord God, who enlightenest every man who cometh into this world, enlighten my heart, I pray Thee, with the light of Thy grace, that I may fully know my sins, shortcomings, and negligences, and may confess them with that true sorrow and contrition of heart which I so much need. I desire to make full amends for all my sins and to avoid them for the future to Thy honor and glory, and to the salvation of my soul, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

I believe in Thee, O God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, my Creator, my Redeemer, and Sanctifier; I believe that Thou art all-holy, just, and merciful. I believe that Thou art willing to pardon and to save me, if I repent and forsake my sins. O my God, strengthen and increase my faith, and grant me the grace of a true repentance, for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.

I hope in Thee, O my God, because Thou art almighty, faithful, and long-suffering. I humbly trust that Thou wilt pardon my sins for the sake of Thy dear Son Jesus Christ, who suffered and died for me upon the Cross; and that Thou wilt cleanse my sinful soul in His precious Blood, and make me holy, and bring me to

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com/prayers. Prove me. I am no longer worthy to be called Thy Son. I confess my sins unto Thee. give me true repentance for this my sin. every desire known. Amen. notwithstanding all the sins by which I have so grievously offended Thee. O make me love Thee more and more. Heal me. heal me. I love Thee. pity and forgive 13 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . O Blessed Jesus. O Heavenly Father. Enter not into judgment with Thy servant. so loving to me. and didst die on the Cross for my salvation. O God. O Christ. Amen. Amen. an ungrateful sinner. that I perish not ! To what misery am I come by my own fault ! O merciful God. O Lord.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. above all things. let me never be confounded. my Saviour. O Spirit of God. and from whom no secret is hid. in Thee have I hoped. O Mary Immaculate. Prayer After the Examination of Conscience O my God. I cry unto Thee with the prodigal: Father. I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost. Mother of Fair Love: obtain for me that love of God. embrace me in love. O seek Thy servant. heal me of my spiritual sickness. and know my heart . because Thou hast been so good. for I have not forgotten Thy commandments. Healer of our souls. unto whom every heart is open. O Thou Holy Spirit. O Lord Christ. and show my love to Thee by faithfully keeping Thy Commandments all the days of my life. hear and answer. because Thou didst suffer so much for love of me. O my God. O Lord of Life. which is so necessary for true contrition. and who givest life to our souls . O meet me in pity. Thou who art long-suffering and of tender mercy . who willest not that any sinner should perish. Accept my supplication. examine me. and forgive me all my sin. I love Thee.htm everlasting life. I have sinned against heaven and before Thee .150m. O spare me for Thy mercy’s sake. Thou whose property is always to have mercy and to spare. so patient. O Lord. and know my paths.

O pardon my sin. whose sin is covered. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me . Happy is the man to whom the Lord imputes not guilt. The 7 Penitential Psalms Psalm 6 O Lord. As long as I would not speak. 14 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . nor chastise me in your wrath. O God. all evildoers. rescue me because of your kindness. my guilt I covered not. for I am languishing . reprove me not in your anger. but you. come between my soul and my offended God. plead for me. heal me. seest me in all the foulness of my sins ! Blessed Jesus.150m. I said.” and you took away the guilt of my sin.com/prayers. is utterly terrified . the Lord has accepted my prayer. Psalm 31 Happy is he whose fault is taken away.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. how long? Return. my bones wasted away with my groaning all the day. they have aged because of all my foes. Thine eyes. Amen. for it is great ! Thou. for my body is in terror .htm me for Jesus’ sake. I drench my couch with my tears. All my enemies shall be put to shame in utter terror . too. every night I flood my bed with weeping . My soul. Depart from me. speak for me. in the nether world who gives you thanks? I am wearied with sighing . for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping . that I perish not. “I confess my faults to the Lord. my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. The Lord has heard my plea . God. they shall fall back in sudden shame. O Lord. O Lord. in whose spirit there is no guile. O Lord. For among the dead no one remembers you . Have pity on me. Then I acknowledged my sin to you. are as a flame of fire searching my inmost heart. My eyes are dimed with sorrow . O Lord. save my life .

Because for you. they shall not reach him. O Lord. Be not senseless like horses or mules: with bit and bridle their temper must be curbed. O Lord. they speak of ruin. My friends and my companions stand back because of my affliction .150m. my neighbors stand afar off. keeping my eye on you. For my loins are filled with burning pains . O Lord my God. from you my groaning is not hid. There is no health in my flesh because of your indignation . like a dumb man who opens not his mouth. all my desire is before you . in your anger punish me not. beyond my strength. My heart throbs . exult. I will counsel you. treachery they talk of all the day. Though deep waters overflow. the very light of my eyes has failed me. my strength forsakes me . all you upright of heart. Noisome and festering are my sores because of my folly. will answer 15 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . Be glad in the Lord and rejoice.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. there is no health in my flesh. I am stooped and bowed down profoundly . but kindness surrounds him who trusts in the Lord. all the day I go in mourning. Many are the sorrows of the wicked. from distress you will preserve me . I am become like a man who neither hears nor has in his mouth a retort.htm For this shall every faithful man pray to you in time of stress. they look to my misfortune. For your arrows have sunk deep in me. You are my shelter . else they will not come near you. you. they are like a heavy burden. I wait . there is no wholeness in my bones because of my sin. you just . in your wrath chastise me not . Psalm 37 O Lord. hearing not. For my iniquities have overwhelmed me . I am numbed and severely crushed .com/prayers. with glad cries of freedom you will ring me round. I roar with anguish of heart. But I am like a deaf man. Men lay snares for me seeking my life . I will instruct you and show you the way you should walk . and your hand has come down upon me.

Indeed. Indeed. and sinners shall return to you. I grieve over my sin. Give me back the joy of your salvation. and in sin my mother conceived me . my saving God . O Lord. my salvation! Psalm 50 (The Miserere) Have mercy on me. Cast me not out from your presence. and my grief is with me always. glory over me. my God.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. and a willing spirit sustain in me. I acknowledge my guilt . O God. 16 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . O God. when my foot slips. Those who repay evil for good harass me for pursuing good. and your holy spirit take not from me. O Lord. O God. For I acknowledge my offense. in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense. My sacrifice. “Let them not be glad on my account who. be not far from me! Make haste to help me. and my mouth shall proclaim your praise. and I shall be whiter than snow. you would not accept it.150m. I will teach transgressors your ways.” For I am very near to falling. Behold. Forsake me not. you are pleased with sincerity of heart.htm When I say. a heart contrite and humbled. O God. that I may be purified . Free me from blood guilt. and blot out all my guilt. open my lips. O God. and in my inmost being you teach me wisdom. and my sin is before me always: “Against you only have I sinned. But my undeserved enemies are strong . wash me. Cleanse me with hyssop.com/prayers. A clean heart create for me. Turn away your face from my sins. Let me hear the sounds of joy and gladness . many are my foes without cause. Thoroughly wash me from my guilt and of my sin cleanse me. in your goodness . the bones you have crushed shall rejoice. in guilt was I born. For you are not pleased with sacrifices . and done what is evil in your sight” – That you may be justified in your sentence. vindicated when you condemn. then my tongue shall revel in your justice. O Lord . and a steadfast spirit renew within me. should I offer a holocaust. is a contrite spirit .

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you will not spurn. Be bountiful, O Lord, to Sion in your kindness by rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem ; Then shall you be pleased with due sacrifices, burnt offerings and holocausts ; then shall they offer up bullocks on your altar.

Psalm 101 O Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come to you. Hide not your face from me in the day of my distress. Incline your ear to me ; in the day when I call, answer me speedily. For my days vanish like smoke, and my bones burn like fire. Withered and died up like grass is my heart ; I forget to eat my bread. Because of my insistent sighing I am reduced to skin and bone. I am like a desert owl ; I have become like an owl among the ruins. I am sleepless, and I moan ; I am like a sparrow alone on the housetop. All the day my enemies revile me ; in their rage against me they make a curse of me. For I eat ashes like bread and mingle my drink with tears, Because of your fury and your wrath ; for you lifted me up only to cast me down. My days are like a lengthening shadow, and I whither like grass. But you, O Lord, abide forever, and your name through all generations. You will arise and have mercy on Sion, for it is time to pity her, for the appointed time has come. For her stones are dear to your servants, and her dust moves them to pity. And the nations shall revere your name, O Lord, and all the kings of the earth your glory, When the Lord has rebuilt Sion and appeared in his glory ; When he has regarded the prayer of the destitute, and not despised their prayer. Let this be written for the generation to come, and let his future creatures praise the Lord : “The Lord looked down from his holy height, from heaven he beheld the earth, To hear the groaning of the prisoners, to release those doomed to die” – That the name of the Lord may be declared in Sion ; and his praise, in

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Jerusalem, When the peoples gather together, and the kingdoms, to serve the Lord. He has broken down my strength in the way ; he has cut short my days. I say: O my God, Take me not hence in the midst of my days ; through all generations your years endure. Of old you established the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They shall perish, but you remain though all of them grow old like a garment. Like clothing you change them, and they are changed, but you are the same, and your years have no end. The children of your servants shall abide, and their posterity shall continue in your presence.

Psalm 129 Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord ; Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to my voice in supplication : If you, O Lord, mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand? But with you is forgiveness, that you may be revered. I trust in the Lord ; my soul trusts in his word. My soul waits for the Lord more than sentinels wait for the dawn. More than sentinels wait for the dawn, let Israel wait for the Lord, For with the Lord is kindness and with him is plenteous redemption ; And he will redeem Israel from all their iniquities.

Psalm 142 O Lord, hear my prayer ; hearken to my pleading in your faithfulness ; in your justice answer me. And enter not into judgment with your servant, for before you no living man is just. For the enemy pursues me ; he has crushed my life to the ground ; he has left me dwelling in the dark, like those long dead. And my spirit is faint within me, my heart within me is appalled. I remember the days of old ; I meditate on all your doings, the works of your hands I ponder.

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I stretch out my hands to you ; my soul thirsts for you like parched land. Hasten to answer me, O Lord, for my spirit fails me. Hide not your face from me lest I become like those who go down into the pit. At dawn let me hear of your kindness, for in you I trust. Show me the way in which I should walk, for to you I lift up my soul. Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord, for in you I hope. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your good spirit guide me on level ground. For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve me ; in your justice free me from distress, And in your kindness destroy my enemies ; bring to naught all my foes, for I am your servant.

Prayer Before Confession Accept my confession, O my loving, most gracious Lord Jesus Christ, on whom alone my soul trusts for salvation. Grant me, I beseech Thee, contrition of heart, and give tears to mine eyes, that I may sorrow deeply for all my sins with humility and sincerity of heart.

O good Jesus, Saviour of the world, who gavest Thyself to the death of the Cross to save sinners, look on me, a miserable sinner who calls upon Thy name. Spare me, Thou that art my Saviour, and pity my sinful soul ; loose its chains, heal its sores. Lord Jesus, I desire Thee, I seek Thee, I long for Thee ; show me the light of Thy countenance, and I shall be saved ; send forth Thy light and Thy truth into my soul, to show me fully all the sins and shortcomings which I must still confess, and to aid and teach me to lay them bare without reserve and with a contrite heart ; O Thou who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

O most gracious Virgin Mary, beloved Mother of Jesus Christ, my Redeemer, intercede for me with Him. Obtain for me the full remission of my sins, and perfect amendment of life, to the salvation of my soul and the glory of His name. Amen.

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forgive me all my sins for the love of Jesus Christ. never more wilfully to offend Thee. casting me into hell. O God. by Thy grace. but also of venial sins. and of all the Saints of God. reject me not . O Lord. it is not so much on account of hell which I have merited. and accept my confession for Thy mercy’s sake . who according to the multitude of Thy mercies dost so put away the sins of those who truly repent that Thou rememberest them no more: look graciously upon me. who has offended Thee over and over again. by the merits of Jesus Christ. firmly resolving to confess them. Intercede for me a sinner.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. I thank Thee that Thou hast waited for me till now. O Lord! I have lost Thee by my own free-will . But above all. and am sorry for them. but who now humbly seeks forgiveness. . now that I repent with all my heart . Since Thou hast waited for me. and to avoid them for the future. I hate. of you. Thou dost not despise a heart that humbles itself : A contrite heart and humbled heart. I resolve for the future. and abominate them above every evil. because these are also displeasing to Thee. my God. I repent of all the insults I have offered Thee. Alphonsus de Liguori) O God of infinite majesty. Thine unworthy servant. and hast not let me die in sin. most loving Father. repenting of my sins.htm Patrons.150m. Yes. O Infinite Goodness! that I am sorry from the bottom of my heart. I have despised Thy grace and Thy friendship. I have not respected Thee . through Jesus Christ our Lord. PRAYERS AFTER CONFESSION O most merciful God. O blessed Peter and holy Magdalen. I hope that. O may Thy love and pity supply whatsoever has been wanting in the sufficiency of my contrition. but because I have offended Thee. that I may diligently amend my life and persevere in Thy service unto the end. because by them I have merited hell and lost paradise. And do Thou. Thou wilt pardon me in this confession for all the offences I have committed against Thee . And I repent not only of mortal sins. I repent. Amen. Act Before Confession (St. I will rather die than ever sin again. my God. N. O Lord. I have turned my back upon Thee . as I deserved. behold at Thy feet a traitor. and the fulness of my confession. 20 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . receive my humble thanks. I love Thee. vouchsafe to grant me the help of Thy grace. that of Thy great goodness Thou hast given me pardon for all my sins. detest.com/prayers. Thou wilt not despise. O Sovereign Good! and because I love Thee. N.

He has made known all His ways to Moses. He pardons all your iniquities. O my soul . all His works. slow to anger and abounding in kindness. you mighty in strength. nor does He keep His wrath forever. As a father has compassion on his children. He heals all your ills. Bless the Lord. so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. He crowns you with kindness and compassion. He redeems your life from destruction. For He knows how we are formed . But the kindness of the Lord is from eternity to eternity toward those who fear Him. He will not always chide.150m. he remembers that we are dust. and forget not all His benefits . He fills your lifetime with good . Bless the Lord. The wind sweeps over him and he is gone. And His justice toward children’s children among those who keep His covenant and remember to fulfill His precepts. The Lord has established His throne in heaven. like a flower of the field he blooms . who do His will. everywhere in His domain. and His deeds to the children of Israel. so far has He put our transgressions from us. Psalm 102 Bless the Lord. and His kingdom rules over all.htm Amen.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. For as the heavens are high above the earth so surpassing is His kindness toward those who fear Him. Bless the Lord. Bless the Lord. Not according to our sins does he deal with us. who do His bidding. Man’s days are like those of grass . and his place knows him no more. Merciful and gracious is the Lord. His ministers. obeying His spoken word. O my soul. and all my being. As far as the east is from the west. Bless the Lord. all you His angels. O my soul! 21 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . bless His holy name.com/prayers. nor does He requite us according to our crimes. The Lord secures justice and the rights of all the oppressed. all you His hosts.

Therefore my heart hath been glad. Psalm 19 May the Lord hear thee in the day of trouble: may the name of the God of Jacob protect thee. May He give unto thee according to thine own heart: and confirm all thy counsels.150m. I will not gather together their meetings for blood-offerings: nor will I make mention of their names with my lips. O Lord.com/prayers. I set the Lord always in my sight: for He is at my right hand. For Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell: nor wilt Thou give Thy holy one to see corruption.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. for in Thee have I put my trust: I have said to the Lord. The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: Thou art He that will restore my inheritance unto me. The Lord fulfill all thy petitions: now have I known that the Lord hath saved His anointed. May He send thee help from the sanctuary: and defend thee out of Sion. that I be not moved. May He be mindful of all thy sacrifices: and may thy whole burnt-offerings be made fat.htm Psalm 15 Preserve me. Their infirmities were multiplied: afterwards they made haste. who hath given me understanding: moreover my reins also have corrected me even till night. Thou art my God. Thou hast made known unto me the ways of life: Thou shalt fill me with joy with Thy countenance: at Thy right hand are delights forevermore. I will bless the Lord. To the saints who are in His land: He hath made wonderful all my desires in them. and my tongue hath rejoiced: moreover my flesh shall rest in hope. The lines are fallen unto me in goodly places: for my inheritance is goodly unto me. for Thou hast no need of my goods. We will rejoice in thy salvation: and in the name of our God we shall be exalted. 22 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 .

from whose overflowing abundance all debts to Thee are fully acquitted . in frank and clear confession. O Lord. Martyrs. and would that I could perform it with so great devotion and love as to give Thee an honor and delight greater than the insult and outrage of my sins! And that this may be so. and in union with His fastings. Here perform your sacramental Penance.150m. and some in horses: but we will call upon the name of the Lord our God. O most loving Father. therefore. and stand upright. and to render it availing through the merits of the Passion of Thy beloved Son. I am ready now to make perfect satisfaction to Thy divine justice to the utmost of my ability. and Virgins. in perfect contrition. through it. I offer Thee this my penance and my prayer.htm He will hear him from His holy heaven: the salvation of His right hand is powerful. To this end I will faithfully and most reverently perform the penance appointed me by my confessor in Thy name . desiring to make thee adequate satisfaction and reparation for all the insults and injuries I have done Thee . Confessors. upon me Thy most bounden debtor. Look down. that Treasury of all good and of all grace. that. Amen. They are entangled and have fallen: but we are risen.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. His watchings. Whatever has been lacking to me in sincere and earnest preparation. O most tender and loving God. save the king: and hear us in the day that we shall call upon Thee. and through the intercession of the ever-blessed Virgin Mary. all my negligences and defects in the reception of this holy Sacrament may be fully and perfectly supplied to 23 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . and then say: O most holy Father. Some trust in chariots. now prostrate at Thy feet.com/prayers. and His prayers. and grant me strength and grace to say this prayer according to Thy most holy will. I offer Thee this my confession and my satisfaction in union with all the acts of penance which have ever been done to the glory of Thy holy name: beseeching Thee that Thou wouldst vouchsafe to accept it. and of all Thy holy Apostles. Prayer Before Performing Penance Since I have so grievously insulted Thee. by my manifold sins and negligences. I commend to the most loving heart of Thine only-begotten Son. I unite and blend this my penance with all the works of satisfaction which Thy beloved Son accomplished during the three-and-thirty years of His life on earth.

Our Father. O good Jesus. Our Father.150m. II. I. Thy servant who has now ministered to me in Thy name. one God. world without end. I beseech Thee. foul. a miserable sinner. O most compassionate Lord Jesus Christ. against or beside Thy will. and to perform duly what he has rightly laid upon me. that one by which Thou. O Eternal Word. Our Father.htm Thine everlasting praise and glory: through Jesus Christ our Lord. or in any way have caused others to entertain. Help me to remember his good counsel and advice. O most merciful Lord. didst will to become man. Amen. above all. who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit. I humbly pray Thee. from the bottom of my heart. an unworthy sinner. A Prayer for the Priest O Lord Jesus Christ. world without end. O most sweet Jesus Christ. Amen. yet redeemed by Thy precious 24 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . I. Prayers for Pardon and Amendment I: O most sweet Lord Jesus Christ. bless. I have entertained.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. an unworthy sinner. would beg Thee to be mindful of all holy thoughts which have been Thine from eternity until now . III. I. up to this hour. and evil thoughts which. I pray Thee. that his own soul may be refreshed and strengthened for Thy perfect service. and that he may come at last to the joy of Thy heavenly kingdom. to pardon me all the vain. to forgive me all the words which up to this hour I have uttered or caused others to utter against Thy holy will. would beg Thee to be mindful of all the good and saving words which Thou didst ever speak when on earth. ever one God. And grant him the abundance of Thy grace and favor. Our Father.com/prayers. Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit.

pardon me whatsoever. O Lord. or have caused others to commit. owning ourselves miserable and guilty sinners. that we may always have to give to him that needeth. help 25 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . grant that all over-eagerness and covetousness of earthly goods may die in us. glorying in nothing but Thee. most compassionate Lord. we may willingly bear contempt and reproaches for Thy sake. we may be loved of Thee. Our Father. O Lord. and that giving not grudgingly nor of necessity. Guardian of chaste souls. Pattern of humility. and works according to Thy good pleasure. Prayers Against the Seven Deadly Sins Prayer Against Pride O Lord Jesus Christ. and the desire of heavenly things may live and grow in us: keep us from all idle and vain expenditures. for Thy loving mercy and for Thy truth’s sake. and lover of purity. Not unto us. in life and in death . and conform them to the perfect pattern of Thy most holy life and conversation. I am Thine. but cheerfully. O most gracious Lord. who wast pleased to take our nature and to be born of an immaculate Virgin: mercifully look upon my infirmity. Amen. words. into Thy hands I commend myself and all that I have. I beseech Thee. and to the praise of Thy name . Our Father. Prayer Against Covetousness O Lord Jesus Christ. by my ill deeds. Prayer Against Lust O Lord Jesus Christ. direct and order all my thoughts. and be made through Thy merits partakers of the riches of Thy heavenly treasure. and. and take upon Thee the form of a servant: root out of us all pride and conceit of heart.150m.com/prayers. would beg Thee to be mindful of all the good works which Thou wroughtest on the earth for our salvation. but to Thy name be the praise. I have at any time knowingly or unknowingly committed. O God: and renew a right spirit within me . who didst empty Thyself of Thy glory. may esteem ourselves lowly in Thy sight. against Thy law and the glory of Thy name. that. Amen. who though Thou wast rich yet for our sakes didst become poor.htm Blood.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Create in me a clean heart. and will be Thine. And now.

as it were. and as children of our heavenly Father seek peace and evermore rejoice in Thy love. and so pierce my flesh with the fear of Thee that. that. by sympathizing with them in their sorrows. Amen. with all our mind. didst fast forty days and forty nights. and putting away all harsh judgments and envious thoughts. who makest all the commandments of the law to consist in love towards God and towards man. eternal Love. impatience. and ill-will may die in us . that the grace of charity and brotherly love may dwell in us. we beseech Thee. didst not revile. so that by constantly rejoicing in the happiness and success of others.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine.150m. Pattern of charity. this worst enemy being overcome. and fill our hearts with love. and on the Cross didst pray for Thy murderers: implant in our hearts the virtues of gentleness and patience.com/prayers. Prayer Against Sloth O Lord Jesus Christ. and our neighborfor Thy sake.htm me to drive away all evil thoughts. gluttony. to teach us the virtue of abstinence. who. Amen. that Thy will being our meat and drink. Mirror of abstinence. I may serve Thee with a chaste body and please Thee with a pure heart. grant that. and finally obtain from Thee that food which endureth unto life eternal. and compassion. when Thou wast reviled. harshness. Prayer Against Envy O most loving Jesus. we may overcome evil with good. who. or drunkenness. grant to us so to love Thee with all our heart. we may live soberly and piously with contentment. and all envy. we may hunger and thirst after justice. and all our soul. all sloth and inactivity both of body and mind . restraining the fierceness of anger. for Thy sake love our enemies. kindness. strengthen our weakness. drops of blood falling down to the ground: put away from us. Prayer Against Glutony O Lord Jesus Christ. who in the garden didst pray so long and so fervently that Thy sweat was. Amen. without greediness. and resentment. Amen. who art Thyself the true and perfect love. serving Thee and not our own appetites. to conquer every sinful desire. we may follow Thee. kindle within us the fire of Thy love . Prayer Against Anger O most meek Jesus. Prince of Peace. that whatsoever our hand is 26 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 .

because Thou didst suffer Thyself to be mercilessly bound in Pilate’s judgment hall. and as a true Son of Abraham to bear the pain of circumcision. striving heartily to please Thee in this life. By this most holy shedding of Thy Blood. Amen. wholly resigning Thyself to death. I beg of Thee the grace of humility against all pride and worldly vanity.com/prayers. II. true God and true Man. By this most holy shedding of Thy Blood. eternal praise and thanksgiving be to Thee. 27 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . O most humble Lord and Master. true God and true Man. SEVEN THANKSGIVING PRAYERS FOR THE SEVEN SHEDDINGS OF OUR LORD’S BLOOD (AGAINST THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS) I.htm able to do we may do earnestly. Jesus Christ. O Thou whose love is like the pelican’s for her young. By this most holy shedding of Thy Blood. because in Thy tenderest age. Jesus Christ. and that. we may have Thee hereafter as our reward exceedingly great. O Lord. who by Thy Cross and precious Blood hast redeemed us: save us. we humbly beseech Thee. etc. III. true God and true Man. on the eighth day of Thy mortal life. Thou didst vouchsafe to shed Thy precious and innocent Blood for us. I ask of Thee the grace of liberality against all covetousness and avarice. out of the exceeding anguish of Thy Heart. and.150m. I implore of Thee the grace of chastity against all sensuality and lust. eternal praise and thanksgiving be to Thee. didst offer it to Thy Father. and help us. Jesus Christ. Our Father. because in the Garden. O Saviour of the world. Our Father. O Saviour of the world. Thou didst pour forth a bloody sweat.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Our Father. eternal praise and thanksgiving be to Thee. O most chaste Spouse. and Thy virginal flesh to be cruelly scourged and mangled.

true God and true Man. because Thou didst allow Thy garments to be torn from Thy bleeding body both before and after the carrying of Thy Cross. because Thou didst suffer Thy sacred side to be pierced. true God and true Man. eternal praise and thanksgiving be to Thee. 28 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . VII. Pattern of temperance and self-denial.150m. and caused them to bleed afresh. eternal praise and thanksgiving be to Thee. which opened Thy wounds again. Jesus Christ. because out of Thy burning love for us Thou didst suffer Thy sacred Hands and Feet to be pierced and nailed to the Cross for our redemption. because Thou didst suffer Thy sacred Head to be crowned with piercing thorns and struck with a hard reed. true God and true Man. etc. Jesus Christ. By this most holy shedding of Thy Blood. O most meek Lamb. O Saviour of the world. By this most holy shedding of Thy Blood. eternal praise and thanksgiving be to Thee. etc. eternal praise and thanksgiving be to Thee.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. V. O Saviour of the world. VI.com/prayers. I beg of Thee the grace of brotherly love against all envy and jealousy. etc. O good and faithful Samaritan. O Saviour of the world. O most zealous High-Priest. IV. etc. Our Father. true God and true Man. Our Father. By this most holy shedding of Thy Blood.htm O Saviour of the world. I beseech of Thee the grace of temperance and abstinence against all greediness and gluttony. Our Father. I pray Thee for the grace of meekness against all anger and desire of revenge. O most sweet Jesus Christ.

I will love Thee truly .htm opened. Most holy Mary.150m. where I shall praise Thy mercies forever. My dear Guardian Angel. I believe that I shall receive the Sacred Body of Jesus Christ to eat. pray to Jesus for me. Alphonsus de Liguori) My dear Jesus! how much do I not owe Thee. I believe this with all my heart. I promise also to avoid all occasions of sin. Thou dost merit all my love . Our Father. I hope to reach heaven. From this day forward I will change my life in earnest. My Jesus. My God. Act of Humility 29 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . Mary. PRAYERS BEFORE HOLY COMMUNION Prayer for Help O my God. and to use such means as will prevent me from falling again. Thou knowest my weakness: give me grace to be faithful to Thee till death. etc. My God. my dearest Mother.com/prayers. I earnestly pray Thee for the grace of holy zeal and fervor against all sloth and weariness in Thy service. I place my hope in thee. and wounded with a spear. I have promised Thee this already .A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Act After Confession (St. help me! Thou art the mother of perseverance . By the merits of Thy blood I hope that I have this day been pardoned. because Thou hast said it. if I have hitherto lost Thee so often. lead me to the altar of God. and in every religious exercise. By this most holy shedding of Thy Blood. Act of Faith O God. I thank Thee above all things. and to have recourse to Thee when I am tempted. I will no longer see myself separated from Thee. and His precious Blood to drink. O Saviour of the world. now I repeat my promise of being ready to die rather than offend Thee again. help me to make a good communion. I now desire to lose Thee no more.

I am not worthy to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus on account of my sins. I desire with all my heart to receive Thee. I confess that I am a poor sinner . 30 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . is now standing before the door of thy heart. present on the Altar. but most humbly adore Thee ! So come then. pity me. my tender mother . Mary. Act of Adoration O Jesus. O my God ! I believe it firmly that in receiving the sacred Host I will receive that very Jesus. Act of Love and Desire Sweet Jesus. my God. and help me to adore my Jesus. to bless the Lord for all His mercies. and remember that the same God Who was born for thee. Remember that thy God became man for thee .com/prayers. Who art so good.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. therein to take His abode. slumbering soul. and is now in heaven on His throne. and my soul shall be healed. and Divinity. I detest all the sins of my life. say but the word. that I may live forever with Thee. great God. come into my poor soul. Lord. I resolve never to commit sin anymore. Indeed so it is. O God. Body. and the God that made heaven and earth will come to dwell within thee. have mercy on me. Act of Sorrow My God. what can I do. come. Who died for thee. forgive me. and give me Thy flesh to eat and Thy blood to drink. My good God. Give me Thy whole self. Blood. Soul. Act of Faith Awake. nay. I am sorry for them. is also really and truly present in the most Holy Sacrament. I adore Thee. Act of Adoration O my soul.150m. all ye Angels and Saints. Most sweet Jesus. Amen. because they have offended Thee.htm My God. Who has redeemed the world. Obtain for me a lively faith. I bow down before Thee. what art thou doing ! Yet a little while. I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof . and a profound veneration for the Sacrament I am about to receive. I love Thee. Who lived thirty-three years for thee.

Thou art my only God. faithful and loving. inflame my love. infinitely great. mother of pure love. How could I be worthy to receive Thee ? But my God. Act of Contrition My loving Jesus. let the ever blessed Mary satisfy for my defects and want of devotion. in truth Thou art my God. Oh. will sanctify my body and soul. my only hope . for this is Thy will and command. for a hearty tear of contrition and love Thou forgivest all my sins. I have thrust the spear into Thy side . I am not worthy to 31 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 .A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. and of all the pure affections of my heart ! O God. how worthy art Thou of my love. by my sins I have crowned Thee with a crown of thorns . I hope firmly that Thou. O Love ! O Love ! O eternal Love ! O that I could praise and bless. Act of Humility O Lord. Thou art infinite goodness. and makest me once more Thy child. I have caused Thee to die.com/prayers. infinitely kind. purify with Thy most Precious Blood this sin-stained soul of mine till it is made a fit tabernacle for Thy majesty. I hope in Thee with all the hope of my soul.150m. and love Thee as the Angels and Saints do in heaven ! O God. I rely on Thy divine promises with unshaken confidence. Oh. that it may be worthy of Thee ! Mary. how unworthy then am I to appear in Thy sight ! Yet I hasten to receive Thee. before Whom heaven and earth fade into nothingness. O Lord. center of my love ! God of my heart. I have drenched Thy lips with vinegar and gall . Ah. Thou art that God. dearest hope of my soul. let the Saints. I have fastened Thee to the cross . I love Thee with all the faculties of my soul. Whom I am about to receive. Thou art my Sanctifier . For an act of true penance. Thou art my Creator . pray that I may love my God with all my strength. restorest me to Thy favor. how great is Thy goodness in giving Thyself to me – a miserable sinner ! O that I had never offended Thee ! O Jesus. Let the Seraphim. So come then. come and enrich me ! Act of Love O Jesus. Thou art my Redeemer .htm Act of Hope O Jesus.

has forseen all our weaknesses and has prepared helps for us against both presumption and distrust.this privation of light and sensible devotion. O my God. divine Shepherd. 32 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . and received by me. Thou Comforter of the sorrowful . I shall approach the Holy Table without wishing for any other warrant than the words spoken by my confessor. Faith. Jesus. and charity seem to be extinct in my heart. certain of Thy grace. For if Thou hast not willed that.com/prayers. P. Come. I hesitate. and inflame my soul with the fire of Thy divine love. and source of all of my happiness. for if I go from Thee I flee from life. but nothing can dispense from the nuptial garment. and satisfy the cravings of my soul.htm love. which accompany me even into Thy presence when all the faculties of my soul should be absorbed and confounded in sentiments of adoration and of love. my joy. my life. but Thou deservest to be loved. after having raised them to Thee. this coldness and distraction. QUADRUPANI: Act of Confidence It is obedience. and heal my miseries ! Come. and if I approach unworthily. and guide me. and in the darkness that envelops me I wish to follow implicitly the guidance of him whom Thou hast appointed to lead me to Thee. Come. Come my hope. Come. I doubt. we should ever advance with the assurance of the Pharisee and say like him: I come to the altar of the Lord because I know I am just in His eyes : neither hast Thou permitted that a sacrament of love should become for us a torture and an unavoidable snare. O my God.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Therefore when I turn my eyes on myself. I accept. come ! R. to my other sins I add the crime of sacrilege. and receive Thee. hope. O my God ! that leads me to Thy Holy Table: the tender words by which Thou hast invited us would not have sufficed to draw me. and delay not . whilst foreseeing our every need.be it a well merited punishment or a salutary trial. I therefore obey. But Thy merciful wisdom. for in the troubled state of my soul I cannot be sure they are addressed to me. Misery and infirmity are claims for admission to Thy Feast. or rather by Thee: You may receive Holy Communion.150m. -. Thou solace and refreshment of the weary ! Come. Act of Desire So come then. but I know that Thou never withdrawest these virtues when we do not voluntarily renounce them. come. Thou glowing furnace of charity. I tremble . Thou bread of Angels. O my God ! -.

then. the doubts that cross my mind. but I know. Act of Love Notwithstanding the coldness and insensibility that benumb my soul. O my God ! that I am not indifferent to this Most Holy Sacrament which I approach unmoved by any sensible feeling : for Thou seest that although I find in Holy Communion neither relish nor consolation.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. O my God ! since my will prefers Thy service to all the joys of this world. my will denounces them. Act of Desire No. with the assistance of Thy grace. the Good Shepherd who hastens after the strayed sheep and carries it tenderly and unreproachfully back to the fold .com/prayers. O my God ! and I do believe all that Thy holy Church has taught me. I experience no sensible sorrow for the sins I have committed. the divine Mediator who comes not to judge but to save. I know that although Thou art the mighty and strong God before whom the cherubim veil themselves with their wings.150m. I have not forgotten that brilliant light of Faith which Thou didst cause to illumine my soul in the days of mercy in order that the precious remembrance of it should serve me as support in the days of trial and temptation. Act of Contrition I feel neither hatred nor horror of sins to which the world does not attach shame and contempt .htm Act of Faith Notwithstanding. I know that I love Thee. I wish to believe. I am not indifferent. O my God ! that. All this I know. O my God ! and therefore I hope. I would yet make any sacrifice in order to receive it. since Thy grace is the sole good to which I aspire. the just and all-seeing God who discovers blemishes in the purest souls. and because I suffer so much by reason of my lack of sensible love for Thee. Act of Hope In spite of these vague fears that seem to extinguish hope within my soul. for I am resolved to commit them no more. Thou knowest. still Thou wishest to be in the most Holy Sacrament only the Victim whose Blood effaces the sins of the world . I have taken this resolution because sin displeases 33 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 .

Lord ! into Thy hands I commend my spirit. and that in Him I receive the Father and the Holy Spirit. O Faith ! O Faith ! what greater thing can be said and believed ? God is here. Thou Truth infallible. is now present with thee in the Most Holy Sacrament. in the Sacrament. and I adore Thee. then. not even that of Thy spiritual gifts: what I implore of Thy grace is to keep my will ever turned towards Thee and never to permit it to fall or wander anew on the earth. Act of Adoration O my soul. I believe. beseech for me living faith and profound veneration. I shall not pray Thee to grant me sensible enjoyment. my soul . and divinity. now that I approach and receive Jesus Christ. LEONARD OF PORT MAURICE: Prayer Arise. beloved Jesus. adore with me my Jesus . soul. ST. that same Jesus Who was born in the stable of Bethlehem. and souls who love God.com/prayers. and this I do. my God. I profoundly humble myself.150m. I believe that in Communion I receive the same Jesus Who died. I believe that Thou art present. make up for my defect of worship. I adore Thee. in order to enter my heart and become entirely mine – the Almighty God ! Act of Faith My Jesus.htm Thee and because all that swerves from eternal order is abhorrent to Thy infinite sanctity. which tells thee that thy God became man. ye angels. Thou wilt never refuse its justifying virtue to those who humbly implore it . Most holy Virgin. and Who rose again . in the consecrated host. what art thou about ? What thoughts engage thee ? In a few minutes. thy God will enter within Thee ! O God. since it is part of Thy revelation. No. and if Thou dost not always grant us the consolation of realizing our contrition. revive thy faith. O my God ! because I believe in Thy promises. that I am contrite. 34 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . body. saints.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. that Jesus Who now sits glorious at the right hand of the Father. that Jesus Who rose triumphant from the grave.

He wishes to unite Himself to me. and enkindle within it heavenly desires . my life. my soul. and.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. He can give thee every good thing . dost thou not burn and flame with love toward a God Who is all love toward thee ? Act of Love O my Jesus. my heart. my hope. and. He will do thee great favors. Thy Jesus is to thee as a Father . my beginning and my last end. Well. O Infinite Pity. increase thy confidence . What more could God do. how every way dear and worthy to be loved ! My God. Thou one object of all my desires. to unite Himself heart to heart with thee. how good Thou art. know that so much as thou hath promised to hear thee. how loving. in order to give thee a lively pledge of that glory which He keeps prepared for thee in heaven. now that the Almighty comes to visit thee ? He comes to illuminate thee. and wishes to bestow on thee every sort of benefit. hath promised to hear thee. Sanctifier of souls. O my soul. O ingenious devices of love ! The great God of infinite beauty and majesty wishes this morning to confer upon me such a favor as He hath never bestowed on the seraphim. Yes. I love Thee more than myself. sanctify me. and ardently to hope. in order to get loved by thee ? God has made Himself man. confiding in Thy promises through the blood which Thou hast shed for me. to grow rich in soul you need only to seek His graces. I hope that in receiving Thee. O my dearest God. my mind. calls thee to Himself with a desire so strong that He cannot endure thy delays. bound by His word. O that I had infinite tongues with which to praise and bless Thee ! O that I could at any sacrifice carry Thy 35 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 .com/prayers. and all my faculties and strength. And thou. who is faithful. Thy Jesus. bound by His word. Nay. He purposes to come to dwell in my heart . Act of Hope My Jesus. it costs Him no more than the opening of his hand.150m. O Infinite Good. died upon a cross and dwells in the Sacrament for love of thee. was born in a stable. I hope. God of my soul. my love. Up ! arise ! enlarge thy heart.htm What can be wanting to thee. much He loveth thee. God of all my hopes. so that I may live and die loving only Thee. that infinite love invites thee to receive Him. then. I love Thee with all my soul. Thou wilt sanctify my soul.

I have nailed Thee on the cross. my soul. my life. Thou forgivest me all my sins. to thank Thee. and for the greater good of my soul. my heaven. I have put Thee to death ! I am not worthy to live.150m. love Him then. Mary. because Thou deservest to be loved – because Thou art God ! Ah. O my God. I have pierced Thy side. insulted Thy name. an abyss of infinite glories. I only desire 36 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . so often as thou hast mortally sinned. to receive a God of infinite purity. I could wish to die of grief for having offended so good a God. that all created things should turn in anger upon me. And this is God – that it is that is meant by God ! Oh. and sins ! Hast thou forgotten all thou hast done against thy God ? Ah. how often hast thou been more cruel. I love Thee. my hope. Act of Contrition Dear Lord Jesus. created by God to love God. even my very bygone sins. Spouse of my soul. I desire to love Thee more than all created beings united. Ah. but Thou art the first to propose to be at peace with me . to love Thee. I have given Thee gall to drink. and Thou makest me anew Thy friend and Thy son.htm most holy name through the world. which can find no peace or satisfaction out of God. holiness. dishonored Thy authority . my Father. for one tear of grief and affection. Thou replacest me in Thy favor. drive from thee every mere earthly attachment. and give welcome to thy God. I do not heed my own interest .com/prayers. and majesty. yet not only dost Thou pardon me. far less to receive Thee. But. I am sorry that I have offended Thee ! Forgive me. love thy God . mother of holy love. my treasure. how I rejoice when I think that Thou art God . obtain for me to love my God ! How shouldst thou burn. I love Thee. ingratitude. and for an act of penitence. more afflicting to Jesus than Calvary itself ! Jesus has been crucified in thee. thou art an abyss of vice. infinite magnanimity. how good Thou art ! How often have I trodden under foot Thy blood. that is. I desire to burn with love. to make Thee known and loved ! O God ! I would willingly waste myself away in labors for the love of Thee. by my sins I have crowned Thee with thorns. with the love that the most holy Mary bore to Thee . infinite liberality.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. infinite love . infinite fidelity. I desire to bless Thee. O my Lord. would that I did nothing but love Thee ! My soul. Lord ! would that I were all love. Glory to Thee ! Ah. my heart. that heaven should hurl thunderbolts on my head. I deserve that the earth should swallow me. attributes. and perfections ! It suffices to say that Thou art good and in giving Thyself to me Thou knowest how to ordain for Thy greater glory. my Jesus.

make me altogether Thine. should not the 37 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . O have patience with me . that I should wish to hide myself in the abyss of my own nothingness. let Mary make up – above all. behold the Father.com/prayers. my soul. I am so confounded and ashamed. exite obviam ei.htm that Thou. how standest thou thus so frozen. go forth to meet Him. without one burning desire to feed upon that sacred body ? Ah. without ever being again offended by me. O my Jesus. let the saints make up.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. if I do not deserve to receive Thee and to love Thee.”[1] But how. My soul. I must needs approach to receive Thee. let Thine own infinite goodness make up for all my shortcomings in right devotion and love. wouldst thou even then be worthy of even once receiving God ? An Act of Humility Behold. the blessed moment is come. And hast thou well considered what thou art. the virtues of all the saints. Thou deservest to be received and loved by me ! Dispose of me for Thine own honor. great God. O beloved Jesus. endure me by the bowels of Thy compassion ! Ah. behold thy God Himself. shouldst be honored and glorified by me. in looking at Thy Majesty and at my unworthiness . behold the Delight of heaven. thou art about to feed upon the blessed body of Jesus. I confess the truth. Let the seraphim make up. “Behold the Bridegroom cometh . Behold the King of kings. Thou art that God before the splendor of Whose holiness heaven and earth vanish into nothing. I must obey Thee. obtain for me tears of true contrition. for Thou incitest and commandest me. make me worthy of so great a favor.150m. behold the Friend. behold the Lord of lords. if thou hadst the love felt by all the angels. Lord. and who God is ? If thou wert a seraph of love. Yes. my soul with Thy blood. The hour is come. give me all that I am wanting in. Wash. and like a son. O Lord. behold the Joy of paradise. and make it become a fit abode for Thy divine Majesty. the hour is come when Thou shalt be put into the power of this great sinner. when thou hast to receive thy dearest Jesus. behold the Spouse. O my King. my soul. behold all the Most Holy Trinity in the Divine Sacrament ! Ecce Sponsus venit. O most holy Mary.

Thou expected One of all nations. and I feel that life would not be life without Thee. Arise for pity. and my Rest. sigh after that Supremest Good. O my Father. joy of angels. and come. come. May the Church triumphant and militant now supply my defects of love. O thou divine food. Come. and of all the just who receive Thee this morning. My desire and purpose is. and nourish my hungry soul. An Act of Desire Come. didst receive Thyself in the sacrament. Come. Thou one end of all my longings. my Treasure. O my Jesus. desire Him. and do thou accompany it with thine. with what fervor wouldst thou not do it ! But now. so dull of heart. flaming fire of love. to receive a God so great ! Enamoured souls have burned with desire of this Communion. at the Last Supper.htm overflowing of the divine compassion all enkindle thee with love ? And here Shepherd. Hold Him forth to me. Come. of Thy apostles.com/prayers. Up.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine.150m. thou goest up so tepid. my Life. delight of heaven. light of souls. delay not. refreshment of hearts. call on Him with tears and with sighs. and pray to Him to fill me with His dearest benediction . heavenly for Thou hast wounded me with love . all their thanksgivings . of thy saints. Come. beatitude of the saints. up. while the Infinite Goodness waits ever ready at thy pleasure. and with a heart in flames of holy love. my Bliss. Come. that holiness. that I purpose to unite this my Communion with the Communion of most holy Mary. and about to receive thine and my Jesus. and thanks. my soul . already I am at hand. furnace of charity. and I mean to offer the whole in union with those virtues. consoler of the sorrowing. awake. that merit. An Act of Offering I protest. and worship. Come. and have run like thirsty stags to that fount divine. O my Jesus. sighed for by the holy patriarchs. Most holy Virgin. kindle in thyself a most ardent longing to receive Jesus . art thou all frozen ! If it wert to do only once in all thy life. and kindle me . 38 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . all their preparations. to make all their devout acts. as thou didst to the shepherds. my Spouse. Come. From thy hands I purpose to receive Him. guide me. Prepare me to receive Him with love. with which Thou. inflame me by thy flames. come. or who shall ever receive Thee in time to come. desire of the eternal hills. and the holy kings and to holy Simeon. O my God. Give Him to me quickly. for my heart is failing.

Wilt Thou be angry with us for ever : or wilt Thou stretch out Thy wrath from generation to generation ? Thou shalt turn again. My heart and my flesh have rejoiced in the living God. He will not withhold good things from them that walk in innocence: O Lord of hosts. Blessed is the man whose help is in Thee : in his heart he hath disposed to ascend by steps. and quicken us : and Thy people shall rejoice in 39 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . in the place which he hath set. O Lord God of hosts. O God of Jacob. our protector : and look upon the face of Thy Christ. than to dwell in the tents of sinners. Glory be to the Father. For one day in Thy courts : is better than a thousand. where she may lay her young : Even Thine altars. etc. For the sparrow hath found her a house : and the turtle a nest for herself.htm Psalm 83 How lovely are Thy tabernacles. Thou hast softened all Thine anger : Thou hast turned away from the wrath of Thine indignation. For God loveth mercy and truth : the Lord will give grace and glory. O Lord: Thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. O Lord of hosts : my king and my God. in the vale of tears. Convert us. O Lord : they shall praise Thee for ever and ever. Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house. O God. Behold. Psalm 84 Thou hast blessed Thy land. I had rather be despised in the house of my God.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of Thy people : Thou hast covered all their sins.com/prayers. hear my prayer: give ear.150m. For the lawgiver shall give a blessing : they shall go from strength to strength : the God of gods shall be seen in Sion. O God our Saviour : and turn away Thine anger from us. O Lord of hosts : my soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord. O God. blessed is the man that hopeth in Thee.

O Lord. Preserve my soul. I have called upon Thee in the day of my trouble : for Thou hast heard me.com/prayers. O Lord. have I lifted up my soul. Among the gods there is none like unto Thee.150m. art sweet and mild . in Thy way. that trusteth in Thee. O Lord my God. O Lord. All the nations whom Thou hast made shall come and worship before Thee. I will hearken what the Lord God shall say within me : for He will speak peace unto His people : And unto His saints : and unto them that are converted in heart. with my whole heart : and I will glorify Thy name for ever. etc. Mercy and truth have met together : justice and peace have kissed each other.htm Thee. I will praise Thee. and hear me : for I am needy and poor. For great is Thy mercy toward me : and Thou hast delivered my soul out of the lower hell. unto my prayer : and attend to the voice of my petition. O Lord : and shall glorify Thy name. O Lord : and grant us Thy salvation. O Lord : for unto Thee have I cried all the day. Lead me. Have mercy upon me. and plenteous in mercy unto all that call upon Thee. Truth is sprung out of the earth : and justice hath looked down from heaven. Show us Thy mercy. O Lord. Give joy to the soul of Thy servant. Give ear. and doest wondrous things : Thou art God alone. For the Lord shall give goodness : and our earth shall yield her fruit. Glory be to the Father. For Thou art great. for unto Thee. Justice shall walk before Him : and shall set His steps in the way. for I am holy : O my God. and I will walk in Thy truth : let my heart rejoice that it may fear Thy name. O Lord : and there is none that can do works like unto Thy works. Psalm 85 Incline Thine ear. O Lord. Surely His salvation is nigh unto them that fear Him : that glory may dwell in our land.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. For Thou. 40 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . save Thy servant.

A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. And Thou. O Lord. My soul hath waited on His word : my soul hath hoped in the Lord. Glory be to the Father. and will call upon the name of the Lord. O look upon me. and save the son of Thine handmaid. who shall abide it ? For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness : and because of Thy law I have waited for Thee.150m. etc. For with the Lord there is mercy : amd with Him is plenteous redemption. I said in mine excess : All men are liars. and hast comforted me. wilt mark iniquities : Lord. Show me a token for good : that they who hate me may see. and be confounded : because Thou. I will pay my vows unto the Lord in the sight of all His people : in the courts of the house of the Lord. O Lord. Psalm 115 I believed. O Lord : Lord. and true. O Lord. If Thou. Glory be to the Father. and therefore did I speak : but I was humbled exceedingly. etc. and of much mercy. What shall I render unto the Lord : for all the things that He hath rendered unto me ? I will take the chalice of salvation . and have mercy on me : give Thy strength unto Thy servant. in the midst of thee. I will pay my vows unto the Lord. hast helped me. From the morning watch even until night : let Israel hope in the Lord. in the presence of all His people : precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.com/prayers.htm O God. and call upon the name of the Lord. I am Thy servant : I am Thy servant. 41 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . Thou hast broken my bonds in sunder : I will offer unto Thee the sacrifice of praise. art a God full of compassion. O Jerusalem. O Lord. O Lord. and the son of Thine handmaid. the wicked are risen up against me . and merciful : long-suffering. O let Thine ears consider well : the voice of my supplication. Psalm 129 Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee. and the assembly of the mighty have sought after my soul : and they have not set Thee before their eyes. hear my voice.

V.150m. spare Thy people whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy most Precious Blood. hear my prayer. From my secret sins cleanse me. etc. V. O Lord. Let Thy mercy. And let Thy saints rejoice. R. R.com/prayers. V. for a little space. O Lord. and enlighten our hearts by the grace of Thy Holy Spirit : that we may worthily receive Thy holy Mysteries. that we may perfectly love Thee and worthily praise Thee. O Lord. Return. And from those of others spare Thy servant. unto whom every heart is open. But deliver us from evil. our offences. have mercy. R. And lead us not into temptation. R. Lord. Glory be to the Father. Let Thy priests be clothed with justice. And be entreated in favor of Thy servants. incline Thine ears to our prayers. have mercy. and love Thee with an everlasting love. R. Our Father (inaudibly). As we have hoped in Thee. Heal my soul. V. and from whom no secret is hid : cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit. nor those of our parents . Christ. V. Remember not. every desire known. be Thou merciful unto me. R. Lord. And let my cry come unto Thee. be upon us. good Lord. V. R. and be not angry with us for ever. nor take Thou revenge of our sins : Spare us. for I have sinned against Thee. have mercy. Ant.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine.htm And He shall redeem Israel : from all his iniquities. O Lord. 42 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . O God. V. I said : O Lord. Let us pray O merciful Lord. O Lord.

and accounted among His members. as Thy Son hath promised. O most merciful God. our Lord Jesus Christ. that I may receive not only the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of the Lord. into all truth. to enlighten my blindness. be present with us to cleanse us from all evil and defend us from all adversities. O Lord. such contrition and devotion. grant me so to receive the Body of Thine Only-begotten Son. Everlasting God. and to clothe my nakedness . poor and needy. Visit. As sick. our reins and our hearts with the fire of the Holy Spirit : that we may serve Thee with a chaste body. grant that whom now I 43 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . to the light of eternal Brightness . O God. may find in us a mansion prepared for Himself. but also the whole grace and virtue of that Sacrament. lo. to enrich my poverty. Amen. the Lord of lords. O Lord. to the Lord of heaven and earth.htm Inflame. to the Fountain of Mercy . which He took of the Virgin Mary. blind. that Thou wouldst vouchsafe to heal my sickness. the King of kings. who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit.150m. unclean.com/prayers. to wash my defilements. with such reverence and humility. We pray Thee. O Lord. that I may be found worthy to be incorporated into His mystical Body. and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort. I come to the Physician of Life . that I may receive the Bread of Angels. Grant. And. one God. such purity and faith. I beseech Thee. out of the abundance of Thy boundless mercy. O most loving Father. and lead us. that Thy Son. as is expedient for the health of my soul. world without end. May the power of Thy Holy Spirit. our Lord Jesus Christ. I draw near to the Sacrament of Thine Only-begotten Son. such purpose and intention. therefore. O Lord. who didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful by the light of Thy Holy Spirit : grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things. when He cometh. I implore Thee. we beseech Thee. Prayer of St. and please Thee with a pure mind.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. that the Comforter who proceedeth from Thee may illumine our minds. and cleanse our consciences. our Lord Jesus Christ. Thomas Aquinas Almighty.

to approach so great a Mystery with that reverence and honor. the great price of our salvation . even Thy beloved Son. Do this for the commemoration of Me : I pray Thee.htm purpose to receive under a veil I may at last behold with unveiled face. by the same Thy Blood. by the dew of Thy heavenly blessing. from all vain and hurtful thoughts. that the enemies of all good may go away ashamed. King of virgins and Lover of chastity and innocence. one God. of envy and blasphemy. and didst ordain this Mystery in the power of Thy Holy Spirit. For Thy great mercy’s sake. drive away from me and from all Thy servants the hard spirit of pride and vainglory. extinguish in my frame.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Amen. Make me. Let them be confounded that persecute us . Prayers of St. by that wonderful and unspeakable love wherewith Thou deignedst so to love us. and covered with a sacred veil. and without the sound of words speak all truth.150m. world without end. Fence me round about with the holy and faithful guard and mighty protection of Thy blessed Angels. O great High-Priest. as to wash us from our sins in Thine own Blood : teach me. the fuel of evil concupiscence. of doubt and mistrust. that devotion and fear. that I may be pure both in soul and in body. who didst offer Thyself to God the Father a pure and spotless Victim upon the Altar of the Cross for us miserable sinners. of impurity and uncleanness. let them perish who are bent upon our ruin. Mortify in my members the lusts of the flesh and all harmful 44 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . who with Thee and the Holy Spirit ever liveth and reigneth. Jesus Christ. which is due and fitting. saying. to think and to speak. by Thy Holy Spirit. Ambrose I.com/prayers. and didst give us Thy Flesh to eat and Thy Blood to drink. and by the hand of Thy holy Angel. grant me to approach Thy holy Mysteries with a clean heart and a pure mind. the true Pontiff. Let Thy good Spirit enter my heart. miserable and unworthy. II. Free my heart from all defiling and unholy. always so to believe and understand. of that exceeding Mystery. I pray Thee. to conceive and firmly to hold. as shall please Thee and be good for my soul. and there be heard without utterance. For Thy Mysteries are exceeding deep. By the virtue of this mighty Mystery. Thine unworthy servant. through Thy grace.

who alone canst make that clean which proceedeth from that which is unclean.htm emotions. O God. the trials and aspirations of young men . the sorrowful sighing of prisoners . the price of their salvation be wasted. the depressions of the languishing . the miseries of widows and orphans. and give me true and persevering chastity with Thine other gifts which please Thee in truth. O Lord. and all that are desolate and bereaved . Receive it. the sorrows of Thy people. O God most High. should not that divine and heavenly Sacrifice be celebrated. wherein Thy Flesh is indeed eaten. a sinner. but I know. IV.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. and sinners to be just and holy. O Lord. and for the people whom Thou hast purchased with Thine own Blood. which I bring before Thee . O my God. to join in offering unto Thee that Sacrifice which Thou hast instituted and commanded to be offered in remembrance of Thee for our well-being. keeping watch around me. whose saving Victim and Redemption Thou didst Thyself vouchsafe to be. that Thou canst make me worthy. through my unworthiness.com/prayers. and where Thou art in a marvellous and unspeakable manner both Sacrifice and Priest ! III. By this Thine Almighty power I beseech Thee. the weakness of the aged and of children . the necessities of strangers and travellers . that I am unworthy to approach so great a Mystery. the helplessness and sadness of the weak and sickly . earthly and divine. Let not. to grant that I. truly do I know. where the holy Angels are present. for Thy holy Church. Mindful then. where Thy Blood is indeed drunk. I approach Thine Altar. by reason of my numberless sins and negligences . may assist at this Sacrifice with fear and trembling. Also behold in pity. with what reverence and awe. of Thy worshipful Passion. I beseech Thee. For with what contrition of heart and fountain of tears.150m. makest him worthy ? I know. wherein things lowest and highest. the perils of Thy servants. sinner though I am. and this do confess to Thy lovingkindness. so that I may with chaste body and pure heart offer unto Thee the sacrifice of praise. and truly with my own heart do I believe. and the vows of virgins. are united. and with my mouth confess. Who can worthily be present at this Sacrifice. yea. May my mind feel the sweetness of Thy most blessed Presence. with purity of heart and plenteous tears. and the love of Thy holy Angels. 45 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . O Lord. unless Thou. with spiritual gladness and heavenly joy. with what chastity of body and purity of soul.

htm V. the Lamb without spot. For it is not for our just works that we present our prayers before Thy face. and may this offering be acceptable unto Thee. Be not angry with us for ever. Thine only Son our Lord. We pray Thee also. and hatest nothing that Thou hast made. May there descend also the invisible and incomprehensible Majesty of Thy Holy Spirit. and to enjoy Thee. wherewith we are daily fed. O Lord. VII. which shall make these oblations Thy Body and Blood . and the petitions of none unfulfilled. do Thou inspire our prayers. and that the desire of none may be in vain. and mercifully kindle in us the fire of Thy Holy Spirit. our iniquities. the living Bread. For Thou hast mercy upon all. through Him who offered Himself a sacrifice to Thee. and are made 46 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . and that Thou art our Father and our God. by the soldier’s lance. O Father. and of that Fountain of mercy which. and shut not up Thy tender mercies in displeasure. I pray Thy loving mercy. I entreat Thee also. a heart to delight in. Remember how frail our nature is. and conceived by the Holy Spirit . O Lord. as it descended of old on the sacrifices of the Fathers. but for the multitude of Thy tender mercies. VI. Holy Father. for the souls of the faithful departed : that this great Sacrament of Thy love may be to them health and salvation. that Flesh. which was taken of the Blessed Virgin Mary. that they be thereby fed and satisfied. a heart to love and adore Thee. O Lord. and give us a heart of flesh. and sanctified in Thy Church. by this most holy mystery of Thy Body and Blood. that on the bread and wine to be offered unto Thee may descend the fulness of Thy blessing and the sanctification of Thy Divinity.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. and cleansed. even of Thy holy and blessed Flesh. that Thou wouldst look down graciously upon Thy family. my God. and may rejoice in Thy praise and in Thy glory. O Lord. O Lord. grant them this day a great and abundant feast of Thee. refreshed and comforted. Take away from us. who takest away the sins of the world . that they may be such as Thou delightest to hear and answer. And we entreat Thy mercy.com/prayers.150m. as it pays its vows to Thy most holy name . flowed from Thy most sacred Side . who camest down from heaven and givest life unto the world . joy and refreshment. even Jesus Christ. Take away from us the heart of stone. O Lord. to follow. O Lord.

I may by a straight way arrive at Thy kingdom. My trust is in Thy mercies. to Thee I hasten to be healed. but face to face. that I may find sweetness in nothing out of Thee. For my heart and body are stained with many sins . nothing presuming on my own deserts. and never failest. O awful majesty. for Thou hast said with Thy holy and blessed lips : The Bread which I will give is My Flesh.htm partakers of the one Supreme Divinity. O gracious Lord Jesus Christ. having all delight and all savor. O Lord Jesus Christ. Heal it of all infirmities.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. where. he shall live for ever. which ever refreshest us. Then shalt Thou satisfy me with Thyself by a wondrous fulness. he may not faint by the way. O Lord. of which there is no end. to Thee I lay bare my shame. the Fount of Mercy . and take refuge under Thy protection . Wherefore. when Thou shalt have delivered up the kingdom to God Thy Father. that I may taste the sweetness of Thy love. God and Man. and the Holy Spirit. my thoughts and lips not diligently guarded. for which I am afraid. O gracious God. be the protection and continual health of my soul and body. and who givest life to the world. let pilgrim man feed on Thee after his measure. I show my wounds. I know my sins are many and great. I am the living Bread which came down from heaven. so that. strengthened by Thee without and within. To Thee. so that these heavenly mysteries may be made unto me salvation and life . If any man eat of this Bread. enter into my heart and cleanse me from all impurity of flesh and spirit. that. not as now in mysteries. The Angels feed on Thee fully .150m. but trusting in Thy mercy and goodness. Look therefore upon me with the eyes of Thy mercy. for the life of the world. O most pure Bread. I. let my heart feed on Thee. before whom as my Judge I cannot stand. with fear and trembling approach to the Table of Thy most sweet Feast. refreshed by this nourishment. and may my inmost soul be filled with the sweetness of Thy savor. crucified for man . a sinner. grant unto me Thy holy virtues. we shall behold Thee . ever livest and reignest world without end. VIII. heal the palate of my heart. that filled therewith I may with a good conscience draw near unto Thy holy Altar. Holy Bread ! Living Bread ! Pure Bread ! who didst come down from heaven. so that I shall never hunger nor thirst anymore for ever. and shalt be God All in all.com/prayers. in my extremity I turn to Thee. Come into my soul . I long for as my Saviour. Who with the same God the Father. hearken unto me. Amen. O most sweet Bread. whose trust is 47 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . and Thee. Drive far from me all foes that lie in wait : let them flee afar off at the presence of Thy power . heal and cleanse me within and without .

Thee my God and my chief good. of which. and the most sure protection of my soul and body against the wiles of all my enemies. for the driving away of all evil thoughts and the renewal of all holy desires. O most merciful Father. Hail. Thou who for love of us didst give to us Thine Only-Begotten Son. who am full of sin and misery.. I renounce the devil and all his works and pomps. Resolution of Amendment I desire.. have mercy upon me. noble and precious Blood. do confess in the bitterness of my soul. to renounce all that displeaseth Thee. Take therefore away from me. being cleansed both in body and soul. O Lord.com/prayers. offered for me and all mankind on the Cross of suffering and shame. earnestly longing for the help of Thy grace. O God. especially. word. which displeaseth Thee. of Thy creature. whom Thou hast redeemed with Thine own Blood. flowing from the wounds of my crucified Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. humbly to offer Thee the sacrifice of a troubled spirit and a contrite heart. all my iniquities and sins : that. and to walk more perfectly in newness of life. that wilt never cease to flow. O Lord. a miserable sinner. I repent that I have sinned . I grieve from my inmost heart that I have ever offended Thee by my sins. may be for the remission of my sins.150m. and 48 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . all sinful excesses in things lawful.. saving Victim. which Thou knowest. and so oft refreshest me in Thy Blessed Sacrament. the glory of the world with all its covetous desires. O Thou fount of mercy. I purpose to partake. Thou searcher of our hearts. and the perfect cleansing of all my offences. that Thy will and Thy love may be the sole rule and guide of my life. Be mindful.htm in Thee . from all which let it be Thy good pleasure to deliver me. and whatever may lead my heart from Thee or hinder my duty towards Thee . to wash us from our sins in His own Blood. and washing away the sins of the whole world. I desire to amend what I have done. Thee who art so gracious to me. Act of Contrition I desire. Would that I had never offended Thee ! Yet a contrite and humble heart.. for the healthful bringing forth of fruit well-pleasing unto Thee. I grieve especially for the sins of . and I may love whatever Thou lovest. also. I renounce all the sinful lusts of the flesh. Amen. and to turn the whole stream of my affections to the love of Thee. to renew all my baptismal vows to Thee. and grant that this holy feeding on Thy Body and Blood. Hail. and which I. Thou wilt not despise . unworthy as I am.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. I may worthily taste the Holy of Holies . O my Saviour. or deed.. with everything in thought.

hast said. Hope. even the death of the Cross. my physician and my refuge. and Charity . and Thou didst rather choose to save us: we were guilty. increase my faith..htm hate whatever Thou hatest.. who dost so much for 49 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 .. O Lord. and in all Thy promises most faithful. and a pledge of future glory. For Thou.. Act of Love O most Sweet Saviour Jesus Christ. Lord.. a firm defense against the snares of my enemies . and to the bringing forth of works well-pleasing unto Thee. Thou alone canst comfort me in every trouble. and when about to depart from this world to the Father. a help to the removal of the fault and defect of . but Thou art my salvation. didst endure our punishment to set us free. the sinless One. the very Truth itself.. help my belief. This is My Blood. especially. O Good Jesus. but those who are sick. but Thou callest to Thee all who labor and are burdened. for Thou art compassionate and of tender mercy. to take our flesh and endure infinite miseries and wrongs. Act of Hope O Christ Jesus. I do believe. Art not Thou my refuge ? To whom else shall I go ? Thou hast the words of eternal life. Lord . Act of Faith Of a truth I firmly believe. Out of love it was that Thou camest down to take our flesh . I am sinful dust and ashes. I believe whatever the Son of God hath said. that after a new and wondrous manner Thou mightest abide with us for ever . Nothing can be truer than this word of Him who is the Truth. hoping that this Communion may be to me the increase of Faith.. Those who are well need not a physician. art verily and indeed present in this Sacrament. I am weak and sick.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Thou didst leave to us this Sacrament as a pledge of Thy love. Therefore I come to Thee. and Thou. true God and Man.com/prayers. yea.150m. how great was Thy love. which drew Thee from the bosom of the Father to this vale of tears.. This is My Body. that Thou Thyself. equal to God the Father in glory and in power. and that only for us miserable sinners and for our salvation. This is the hope and desire which I cherish in my heart. how worthy art Thou of love. that Thou mayest refresh them. Thou whose delights are to be with the children of men. O how great was Thy Love ! Thou mightest have condemned us. and with lively faith confess.

who come to Thee. O Lord. that. nor death.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Lord. not to despise me. as Thou didst endure for our salvation the outrages of those who crucified Thee. and most earnestly desire to prevent. and what is yet more unworthy. my God and Saviour. my Lord. O Lord. I desire to receive Thee in this Sacrament. my Strength. my Refuge.150m. Let this Thy humility move Thee. and endurest all irreverences rather than withhold Thy sacred Presence from our Altars : I bewail these indignities. yet remember. although Thou wast Lord of all. that I may be more firmly united with Thee in the bond of love. to the utmost of my power. O Lord ? Art Thou not. this sacrifice fulfilled at one time by the Divine Word and now renewed on this altar by the hands of Your priest. O Lord. Amen. so now deignest to bear with those who by careless or unworthy Communions approach and touch Thee. and kindle in me and in the hearts of all Thy people. and lastly didst humble Thyself and become obedient unto death. nor any creature may have power to do so. who. I beseech Thee. whatever thus still grieves Thee. accept this sorrow and this desire as the only offering I can make in reparation of so great dishonor. Act of Humility How dare I approach Thee. O God. my Creator. and my Deliverer. O God. Offering of the Holy Mass Accept. increase my faith. and mercifully to receive me. such reverence and devotion that Thy most holy name may more and more be honored and glorified in this Sacrament of love. and preserve me from the least profanation of this adorable Mystery.htm love of us ! Wherefore I will love Thee. Most Holy Trinity. so often a disobedient and ungrateful sinner against Thee ! Of a truth. especially of all who celebrate or assist in its ministration. Act of Reparation O Lord. the King of heaven and earth ? And who am I ? A poor worm of the earth.com/prayers. and coming unto us didst converse familiarly with publicans and sinners . not discerning Thee. Who shall separate me from the love of Christ my Saviour ? O that neither life. vile and worthless as I am. my Redeemer. yet Thou didst take upon Thyself the form of a servant. but graciously to come unto me. Thou art true Love ! He that dwelleth in love dwelleth in Thee. I unite myself to the 50 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . I beseech Thee. I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof .

soul. blood. Priest and Victim. joys and vanities of the earth. Act of Hope Jesus. but only say the word and I shall be healed. Acts of Faith.” “take and eat . and divinity. Take my heart . and for myself. sole Way of salvation. this is my body. and to beseech Your mercy for the Church. true Son of God. You are my Model. infinite Good and eternal happiness.” In Baptism and in confession You have communicated to me this life of Yours. I hear Your invitation: “I am the living bread descended from heaven. You pleased the Father. Act of Love O Jesus Master. pleasures. but increase my weak faith. for my dear ones. ST. ALPHONSUS DE LIGUORI: Prayer before Holy Communion My Beloved Jesus. I am not worthy to receive You. I intend through Jesus Christ. O Lord and Master. Now You nourish it by making Yourself my food.” But I resemble You so little! Lord.” I believe. with Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ to adore Your eternal majesty.” “whoever eats my flesh will have eternal life. to satisfy Your offended justice. eternal Truth.150m. detach it from the goods.com/prayers.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. With all my heart and above all else I love You. I believe You are really present in the holy Host. You assure me: “I am the Life. You invite me: “Learn from me.htm intentions of Jesus Christ. who didst die for me in the cross in a sea of sorrow and ignominy. I firmly believe that Thou art present in the Most Holy 51 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . Hope and Love Act of Faith Jesus. that I may be entirely offered for Your glory and for the salvation of men. You are here with Your body. Draw me to Yourself. to thank Your immense goodness. and give me the grace to imitate You especially in the virtue I need most. Jesus.

This morning Thou dost give Thyself all to me. that when Thou dost come to me this morning. O my Saviour. Permit me to love Thee . my Jesus. defiled by so many sins. and for this faith I am ready to give my life. more than my life . and abandoned by Thee. non sum dignus. I love Thee. all ye earthly affections . making Thyself my food. my God.htm Sacrament . I am exceedingly sorry. Ah. since Thou dost desire my love ! Depart from my soul. but Thou wouldst also institute the Most Holy Sacrament. worthy of infinite love. and I unite my poor love to the love of all the angels and saints. my all. I love Thee with all my heart . and nothing but what is pleasing to Thee. Thou wilt inflame me with Thy holy love. and the love of Thy Eternal Father ! Oh.150m.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. thus uniting Thyself most closely to such a miserable and ungrateful creature. that I could make Thee loved by all men. what couldst Thou do more to oblige me to love Thee ? Thou wert not satisfied. will I give all my love. and through the merits of Thy blood. I love Thee because Thou art worthy of being loved . to Thee alone. and I love Thee also to please Thee. I come humbled and in confusion for the great displeasure I have given Thee. for having so often 52 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 .com/prayers. and of Thy Mother Mary. my treasure. but trusting entirely to Thy mercy and to the love Thou hast for me. O my loving Redeemer. Thou dost Thyself invite me to receive Thee. I am now about to draw near to feed on Thy most sacred Flesh ! Ah. and I give myself all to Thee. But out of Thy goodness Thou callest me to receive Thee : behold. Domine. I love Thee above all things . who am I ? And who art Thou ? Thou art a Lord of infinite goodness. O Infinite Love ! A God gives himself all to me ! O my God. and giving Thyself all to me . and who have driven Thee out of my soul so often. with dying for me. I come. my love. I am not worthy to remain in Thy presence . for I desire none but Thee. I ought to be in hell forever. O my Jesus. far away. and I am a loathsome worm. my God ! true and only lover of my soul. Lord. I love Thee more than myself. I hope by Thy goodness. and dost greatly desire that I should receive Thee. that I could see Thee loved by all ! Oh. O Infinite love. and loved as much as Thou dost deserve ! Behold. and wilt give me all those graces which I need to keep me obedient and faithful to Thee till death. My dear Redeemer.

my Jesus. skipping over the hills. and I have so often despised Thy grace and Thy love. who art infinite goodness. I repent. because it was an offence against Thee. from being God. from being immense. from a throne of glory to the gibbet of a criminal. My only and infinite good. is now concealed in the Most Blessed Sacrament under the sacred species . I intend to receive him from thy hands ! Tell him that I am thy servant. O Blessed Virgin. burning with the same love with which he loved thee when dying for thee on the Cross. Ah. looking through the lattices. An Act of Faith Behold. my Jesus. And on this very morning Thou wilt come from Thy seat in heaven to dwell in my bosom. desirous to see you correspond to his love.[3] Behold. He standeth behind our wall. what rough and craggy mountains. I would desire to receive Thee this morning with the same love with which those souls who love Thee most have received Thee. and have exchanged Thee for nothing. whence he sees without being seen. since it is Thy will soon to come and dwell within me. and my Mother Mary. hadst to become man . whether grievous or light.[2] Ah. I hope Thou hast already pardoned me . receive me quickly into Thy grace. to become a babe . Behold. from being Lord.htm offended Thee in time past ! Thou didst even give Thy life for me . before I receive Thee. my all. from the Host. come into my soul.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. my life. and what is he doing ? Looking through the lattices. he observes 53 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . looking through the windows. then. Thou hadst to pass from the bosom of Thy Eternal Father to the womb of a Virgin . my love. As an ardent lover. from heaven into a stable . Come. my most amiable Saviour. who are this morning about to feed upon his divine flesh .com/prayers. hast Thou had to pass in order to come and unite Thyself to me by means of this most holy sacrament ! Thou. give me thy Son . but if Thou hast not yet forgiven me. pardon me. and I am sorry with all my heart for every offence which I have offered Thee. thy loving Jesus. that sighs after Thee. O my soul. and thus will he press me more lovingly to his heart now that he is coming to me.150m. and with the same fervor with which Thy Most Holy Mother received Thee . he is looking at you. as from within closed lattices. to her Communions I wish to unite this one of mine. over how many. to become a servant. He cometh leaping upon the mountains.

A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. then. unknown to the greater part of men.htm your thoughts. And what is more. and what offerings you are about to make to him. who. loves thee. Awake. Thou wilt enkindle in my poor heart the beautiful flame of Thy pure love. could I but cause Thee to be loved by all hearts as much as Thou deservest ! I love Thee. and prepare to receive thy Jesus . and what more couldst Thou have done to be loved by me ? To die for me was not enough for Thee.com/prayers. should be my confidence in this Thy so loving visit ! An Act of Confidence My soul. how great. O God. true and only love of my soul. Thy Jesus can do Thee every good. what is it that you love. and thus bind and unite Thyself heart to heart with so loathesome and ungrateful a creature as I am. An Act of Love Ah.My soul. could I but see Thee loved by all ! Oh. my dear Jesus. from this day forward. comes all love to thee. I trust in Thy goodness. and. and desirest so much that I should do so ! O boundless love ! incomprehensible love ! infinite love ! a God would give himself all to me ! -. in giving Thyself to me this morning. I adore Thee in the Most Holy Sacrament as my Lord and Saviour ! And in acknowledgement of this truth I would willingly lay down my life. Thou wast pleased to institute this great sacrament in order to give Thyself all to me. urged by love. expand thy heart. my God. believest thou this ? And what doest thou ? what sayest thou ? O God. then. my God. say to him : So. what you desire. Yes. my Lord . I love Thee more than myself. indeed. what you seek for. and a real desire to please Thee . so that. I confess. O most amiable God. I love Thee with my whole heart. my hope. I may never will anything but what Thou willest. Thou Thyself invitest me to receive Thee. Thou comest to enrich me with Thy graces and to unite Thyself entirely to me . that.150m. I love Thee above all things. Hope thou for great things from this thy Lord. O infinite amiability. more than my life ! Oh. then. my beloved Redeemer. by faith. and I unite my miserable heart in loving Thee to the hearts of the 54 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . in the first place. my soul. and. in a few moments Thou art coming to me ? O hidden God. I believe. only worthy object of all love.

in a word. O my God. Thou art satisfied that I should receive Thee as food. even I will ever draw nearer and nearer to Thee. and in the love which Thou bearest me. my soul. I am ashamed to appear before Thee. Thou even invitest me to this. be they great or small. and to give Thee pleasure. whither shall I go ? to whom shall I have recourse ? and what will become of me ? No. I have greatly offended and outraged Thy infinite goodness : I have turned my back upon Thee. I trust that Thou hast already forgiven me .150m. thy most loving and beloved Son. which has been so many times the dwelling of Thy enemy. with which Mary. and who am I. I love Thee with the love with which the saints. most holy Virgin Mary. in which Thou art so soon about to dwell. Mother of fair love. that Thou who art infinite purity desirest to come and reside in this soul of mine. O God of my soul. as the greatest of all my misfortunes. thou art even now about to feed on the most sacred flesh of Jesus ! And art thou worthy ? My God. O Infinite Goodness. 55 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . O my Lord. to the heart of the most blessed Virgin Mary. with which Jesus love Thee. but if Thou hast not yet pardoned me. but if I depart from Thee. but dost Thou know what I am who am about to receive Thee ? And is it possible.com/prayers. because I have thereby offended Thee. Lord. O my amiable Saviour. depart from my heart. O my Jesus. all earthly affections. Reverence would induce me to keep at a distance from Thee . An Act of Contrition I am indeed grieved. And I love Thee only because Thou art worthy of it. so far from loving Thee.htm Seraphim. never will I depart from Thee . O Infinite Good. I come then. what is still worse. that are not for God. all humbled and confused at the sight of my defects . Thy great Majesty and my misery . O my life. do so before I receive Thee: wash with Thy blood this soul of mine. help me to love that God whom Thou dost so ardently desire to see loved ! An Act of Humility Then. and soiled with so many sins ? I know. So that. for not having loved Thee during the time past . I am sorry. to the Heart of Jesus. I was deliberate in my will to lose Thee. I come to receive Thee this morning. I have despised Thy grace and friendship .A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. and grieve for it with my whole heart. and who art Thou ? I indeed know and confess who Thou art that givest Thyself to me . nay. oh. Depart. I detest the sins which I have committed. and to gratify my own inclinations. but full of confidence in Thy tender mercy.

behold thy Redeemer and God. my wish is to receive Thee with the love with which the most holy and loving souls have received Thee . inflame my whole heart with Thy holy love . grant that I may forget all things in order to think only of Thee. Thou hast died for me. O my Jesus. Would that I had the heart and love with which thou didst communicate ! Give me this morning thy Jesus. Behold the King of Heaven. behold. will press me more closely to himself. Come. I already approach to receive thy Son. for he will thus look upon me with a more loving eye. O my Redeemer ! how have I been able to offend Thee. Affections and Prayers O my Jesus ! what has induced Thee to give Thyself entirely to us for our food ? After this gift. prepare thyself to receive him with love. what more remains for Thee to give us in order to oblige us to love Thee ? Ah. as thou didst give him to the shepherds and to the kings. delay no longer.com/prayers. and come quickly to take possession of it. and who hast done so much to gain my love ? Thou hast become man for my sake. my love. my treasure. invite him with the ardor of thy desire. make us understand the excess of Thy love in becoming food in order to unite Thyself to poor sinners ! But. Thou hast become my food . what more couldst Thou have done ? I love Thee. tell me. Lord ! give us light. to their Communions I unite this Communion of mine. Most Holy Mary. do Thou accept it.htm An Act of Desire And now. I desire to give Thee. make me 56 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . My only and Infinite Good. and I now give Thee. and. my all. the blessed hour has arrived in which Jesus will come and take up his dwelling in thy poor heart. my soul. come often to my soul .A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. with that with which the most blessed Virgin Mary received Thee . Most holy Virgin and my Mother Mary. my God ! hasten . Come. and now that he is coming. who hast loved me so tenderly. Before Thou givest Thyself to me. which desires Thee. O infinite Goodness ! I love Thee. my life. who is even now coming . Tell him that I am thy servant and thy client . by thy intercession. and to love nothing but Thee. I intend to receive him from thy most pure hands. my miserable heart . if Thou givest Thyself entirely to us.150m. my Paradise. come to my soul. O infinite Love ! Lord. it is just that we too give our whole being to Thee. pray for me.

assist me. too. than Thou. and my Mother ! do thou. Thou hadst first to suffer death . save me. My Jesus. obtain for me the grace to love Jesus Christ . hast given me Thyself entirely in this sacrament ? Ah ! Lord. pray to him for me. Assist me. and I wish to unite myself frequently to Thee in this sacrament. I entreat Thee. and let my salvation consist in loving Thee with my whole heart. Affections and Prayers O infinite love of Jesus. assist me . O infinite Goodness ! that I may love Thee tenderly and with all my strength ! And who is there that has greater claims on the affections of my heart.htm worthy to receive thy Son frequently in the Holy Sacrament. O infinite Good ! for the sake of vile and miserable goods ! Ah ! enlighten me. my Redeemer. my all . I thank Thee for giving me time to love Thee and to weep over the offences I have offered to Thee. in order to aid us by Thy presence. O my Jesus. Thou hadst to submit to so many 57 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . I desire that Thou mayest be the only object of my affections. and in loving Thee always in this life and in the next. O my Jesus ! my love. worthy of infinite love ! Ah ! my Jesus. and I have forsaken Thee. that I always remembered Thy love in order to forget all things. O my Jesus ! it is not in Thy power to give us greater proofs of love in order to show us that Thou lovest us. after having given Thy life for my salvation. my Redeemer.150m. O love of my soul ! how much has it cost Thee to remain with us in the sacrament ? To be able to remain on our altars. Affections and Prayers O Jesus. who. and to love Thee alone.com/prayers. all affections which are not for Thee. Banish from my heart. and to love Thee alone without interruption and without reserve ! I love Thee. Mary. O my God ! discover to me always more and more the greatness of Thy goodness. and that I may labor to please Thee. who art my life. above all things. and I wish to love Thee alone. And what more couldst Thou invent to induce us to love Thee ? Ah ! grant. when shall I love Thee as Thou hast loved me ? Thou couldst do nothing more to make me love Thee . afterward. O my Redeemer ! O Mother of Jesus.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Through the merits of Thy Passion. I love Thee. my Mother. Affections and Prayers O enamoured of souls. in order to detach myself from all things. that my whole soul may be enamoured of Thee. beg of him to inflame my whole heart with his holy love.

that I may never lose Thee again. and whenever Thou seest that I am negligent. And. and to remain as long as I can in Thy presence. had I died in sin. Impart to me. to love Thee.com/prayers. Give me the grace of Thy holy love. my mother. hear the prayer which I. but of a love which will make me forget all things. Grant that from this day forward I may relish no pleasure more than that of remaining at Thy feet. Thou remainest on our altars to hear the supplications of the miserable who have recourse to Thee. Thou art so amiable. O my Jesus ! I wish to visit Thee often. my beloved Jesus. O sovereign Good ! amiable above every good. O Lamb of God ! sacrificed and lifeless on the cross.150m. O my God ! that I had never offended Thee ! My dear Lord. make Thyself loved. present to Thee. in order to remember only Thy love and to spend the remainder of my life wholly occupied in pleasing Thee. Draw me entirely to Thy love . a miserable sinner. for I too have been one of these ungrateful souls. I could never more love Thee . we are so slothful and negligent in visiting Thee. remind me of the promise I now make of going every day to visit the Holy Sacrament.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. I thank Thee for the time which Thou givest me : and since I can now love Thee. Affections and Prayers Ah. but Thou hast waited for me that I might love Thee. O infinite Goodness ! I love Thee. Affections and Prayers Since then. pardon me all the offences I have offered to Thee. I wish to love Thee. my Jesus ! Thou hast spent Thy whole life for me : grant that I may spend at least the remainder of my life for Thee. and to ask Thy graces . and made our prisoner of love. Ah. I also hope in thy intercession. O God of love ! I love Thee. though we know that Thou so ardently desirest our visits for the purpose of enriching us with Thy graces when Thou seest us in Thy presence. Mary.htm grievous insults in this sacrament. Lord. obtain for me a great love for the Most Holy Sacrament . Grant that I may forget myself and all things. after all this. O Mary ! Thou knowest that I love thee : have pity on me. 58 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . From this day forward. I love Thee. to think only of pleasing Thy most loving heart. O my Jesus ! a portion of the sorrow which Thou didst feel in the garden of Gethsemane for my sins. Inflame my whole soul with Thy holy love. to thank Thee. make me all Thine before I die. I hope for all graces through the merits of Thy Passion. I am a soul redeemed by Thy blood . for it is for this purpose that Thou remainest on earth shut up in our tabernacles. and assist me by Thy grace. my Jesus ! make Thyself known. pardon me .

I have been sufficiently grateful to creatures. ye daughters of Sion. Thou inflamest all thy lovers with the divine love . Has it indeed. O ye souls who love God quit the darkness of the earth. cost Thee so much. whom Thou wishest to assist me by her prayers in the work of my salvation. by means of which he espoused himself on the Cross to our souls.” O daughters of grace. help me to love Thee. Thou continuest to seek after me. and at present through Thy grace.that is to say. his mother crowned him on the day of his espousals. I desire only to love Thee. regem Salomonem in diademate. my all. and behold him all full of compassion and love.com/prayers. O Mary. on the day of his death. Loving Aspirations to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament Before Holy Communion I.“Go forth. who have bestowed no gift or favor upon me : to Thee only. I love Thee. and behold Jesus. Thou wishest for my love. My beloved Redeemer ! I place all my hopes in this blood. have I been ungrateful.” Since. -. procure it also for me. instead of abandoning me. I love thee tenderly . who hast given me Thyself. crowned with a crown of thorns . and to ask my love. and insult Thee by my sins. Through that blood which Thou hast shed for me. filiae Sion. before Thou couldst 59 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . how then does it happen that so few among them love Thee ? Alas ! I have been among these ungrateful wretches. my love. and also in the intercession of Thy most holy Mother. Thou didst wish to be loved even by me after my ingratitude. quo coronavit illum mater sua in die desponsationis illius[4] -. I desire to love Thee.htm Thou canst do nothing more to induce men to love Thee . and see king Solomon in the diadem wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals. then. I feel that Thou continuest to propose to me this loving precept – “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart. so as often to offend Thee grievously. my Mother ! pray to Jesus for me. then. the crown of contempt and suffering with which the impious synagogue.150m.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. your king. now that he comes to unite himself to thee in this sacrament of love. my beloved Jesus. Go forth again. But I see that. Egredimini et videte.

O my beloved bundle of myrrh. -. my whole thought shall be to find out Thy pleasure. Come then.com/prayers.[6] Come.150m. Fasciculus myrrhae Dilectus meus mihi.“While 60 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . I will always belong to Jesus. It was at one time Thy enemy by sin . Ah. and unite Thyself to my soul also. in the vineyards of Engadai. and Jesus will be always mine : forever. sends forth tears. forever. and Thou shalt never more have to leave me. and a healthful liquor from the wounds. I am determined to be ever faithful to Thee. Thou becomest indeed to me more sweet and delicious than a bunch of the choicest grapes can be to one who is parched with thirst : A cluster of cypress my Love is to me.“A bundle of myrrh is my Beloved to me . when pricked.all. No. I desire to be all Thine.htm come and unite Thyself to souls in this most sweet Sacrament ? Wert Thou indeed obliged to suffer so bitter and ignominious a death ? Oh. when I receive Thee in this most sweet Sacrament. my Jesus. all. then. inter ubera mea commorabitur[5] -. Thou art indeed a subject of grief and pity to me when I consider Thee all wounded for me on the Cross : but then.” The myrrh plant. then. I am determined to love Thee without reserve . II. but now Thou desirest to espouse it by Thy grace. that I have to receive within myself that same Saviour of mine who for my salvation was pleased to be drained of all his blood. without delay. O my enamored Jesus . forever He shall abide between my breasts. Come. III. he shall abide between my breasts. Dum esset Rex in accubitu suo. my Jesus. and to be always united and closely bound up with Thee. come. for never more will I betray Thee . As a loving spouse. our Jesus determined to pour forth his divine blood from his wounds in so painful a way to give it afterwards all to us for our salvation in this bread of life. I am determined ever to love Thee. never more will I drive Thee hence . to my soul.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. what sweetness do I feel in my soul at the thought. and revive and satiate me with Thy holy love. all. nardus mea dedit odorem suum[7] -. Before his Passion. O Jesus. and sacrificed on a cross ! He shall abide between my breasts. my spouse.

IV. and was comforted. or prevent him from coming to repose in thee. my dear Redeemer. Who art thou ? what dost thou deserve ? Humble thyself as thou shouldst do.” When Jesus comes to dwell in a soul in the Holy Communion. If. Truly his judgments are terrible but they are terrible only to the proud and to the obstinate . my misery.150m. considering these judgments of God. why art thou so timid and fearful at the sight of the goodness and infinite love of thy Lord ? why such distrust ? Now that thou art made worthy to receive within thee Jesus Christ. how sweet is the odor which she breathes forth to her beloved king ! and for this reason he invites her to unite herself to him in closer and closer bonds. my nothingness. and by thy divine light make me to see my own lowliness. Sentite de Domino in bonitate[8] -. emanating from a heart full of compassion and kindness. I remembered Thy judgments.[10] How good is God to those who seek to unite their will to the divine 61 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . come . Come to me. by casting away from thyself all self-esteem which may keep Jesus at a distance from thee. consider thy own nothingness. oh. let thy sentiments correspond to this grace.“Think of the Lord in goodness. then. but to the humble and penitent. superabounds with hope : I have more than hoped in Thy judgments.com/prayers. These judgments made him happy and consoled him : Thy judgments are delightful . by confiding in that goodness of God. thou desirest that thy Jesus should repose in thee. so does the soul confess itself the most vile of all creatures . his judgments are all mercy and love. who desire to love and please him. that Thou mayest be enabled to repose in me with satisfaction to Thyself. and when thus humbled. oh.” My soul.[9] Ah ! our great God is only too loving and generous to those who seek him with love : The Lord is good to the soul that seeketh Him.htm the King was at His repose my spikenard sent forth the odor thereof. who gives thee all himself. how clearly does she see and know her own nothingness by the bright light which the king of heaven brings with him ! As the spikenard is the most lowly among plants.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. my soul. So that David. to separate Thyself no more from me.

and that Thou mayest make me as Thou wouldst have me. my dove by the gift of simplicity.com/prayers.[13] “Let my beloved come into His garden. and Thee alone. my friend by participation in my riches. she says. Open to me. for my head is full of dew and my locks of the drops of the night. I come in the Blessed Sacrament. and eat the fruit of His apple-trees.htm will : How good is God to Israel. My love. my beloved. entirely united to Thy will. columba mea. So be it. And then he goes on to say. As if he said: Consider. which at one unhappy time did not belong to Thee . O soul. My sister. My dove. now. into my poor heart. Veniat Dilectus meus in hortum suum. and never let me leave Thee again. to extinguish in thee all impure desires towards creatures. in order to be all Thine. amica mea. Come. with my hair full of heavenly dew. My undefiled.“The voice of my Beloved knocking: Open to Me. so that. I renounce the love of all things. and work in me what Thou wilt. and to do Thy will in all things. soror mea.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine.150m. V. Amen. -.to love Thee. my love. but which now. my hope. which I shall communicate to thee. to those that are of a right heart. immaculata mea[12] -. that I have waited for thee all the night of the bad life thou hast led in the midst of darkness and error. Come. and there I will come to unite myself to thee . to please Thee. I desire Thee. then.” Such are the words which Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament speaks to those who love and desire him. et comedat fructum pomorum suorum. and to kindle in Thee the happy fire of my love. Behold. Let me always find Thee .” Cornelius à Lapide says that this is precisely the invitation that a soul desirous of the Holy Communion makes to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. my undefiled by the gift of purity. amen. thy heart. VI. he says. make me agreeable to Thee . Vox Dilecti mei pulsantis : Aperi mihi. thou mayest become my sister by resemblance. my beloved.[11] My God. my all. being one with me. instead of bringing scourges to chastise thee. has returned to Thee : Come and eat the fruit of 62 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . by the help of Thy grace. Open to me. O my beloved Jesus.

O divine Pastor. and suck my divine milk.com/prayers. John Chrysostom. and be inebriated. with St. but Thy love and Thy grace . amici. Come.“You shall be carried at the breasts. Catharine of Sienna. O friends. as are transitory and vain also the joys and pleasures of wine. VII. which are transitory and vain. it is but reasonable that I should willingly renounce all the delights and pleasures which the world might give me.[15] ever feeds his sheep with his own blood ? Even mothers give their children to nurses to be fed.[16] signifying that she esteemed the milk of this sacrament. that is sufficient for me.” 63 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . et bibite.” It is thus that Jesus from the sacred altars invites our souls. I will say. Ad ubera portabimini[14] -. then. and drink. than to enjoy all the goods of the world away from Thee. I give them all up . inflame it with Thy love. It is sufficient happiness for me to please Thee. charissimi[17] – “Eat. since Thou wilt feed me this morning with Thine own blood in the Holy Communion. St. adorn it. Yes. who art worthy of all that we can do to please Thee. VIII. and make it beautiful in Thy sight. as the sacred interpreters explain it.htm Thy apple-trees. my dearly beloved. Come and taste in me those virtues which Thou dost bring with Thyself when Thou comest to me. Comedite. which I give you in this Sacrament. above all the pleasures of the world. Thy breasts are better than wine. But Thou.150m. O my Lord.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. give me. at least for the honor of Thy majesty. Ignatius of Loyola. and I am contented. that it may be a worthy dwelling-place for Thee. I pray Thee. O my beloved Jesus. purify my heart. And well might the Sacred Spouse say to her Beloved. But what shepherd. I protest that I choose rather to suffer all evils united to Thee. in the same way as an infant presses anxiously to suck the milk from its mother’s breasts. then. art so enamoured of our souls as to wish to nourish them with Thine own blood. did well in approaching the holy Communion as if panting to suck the divine milk. he says. says St. wherein I offer you my own blood to drink. et inebriamini.

but they eat with labor . my beloved Lord. by my doing and suffering something for Thee.” The languor of the soul is when. by me. this I hope. Do this by the merits of Thy Passion. because I have been ungrateful and unfaithful . by inebriating me this morning with Thy love.150m. Establish Thy kingdom in me . IX. and by good works. who hast done and suffered only too much for me. which are the fruits of divine love. seek Thee alone. make them also become fruits. I am not yet perfect . but Thou canst make me become so. Increase in me always more and more the desire of pleasing Thee. compass me about with apples: because I languish with love. O Blessed Sacrament. think of Thee alone. my interests.[18] Come. But by the “dearly beloved” are meant the perfect. while those who are on the way to perfection eat with less difficulty.not only in word.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. and take possession of my whole soul. and please Thee alone. Inebriate me. make me what Thou wouldst have me. inebriated with holy love. O God of my soul. forgetful of herself and her affairs. that Thy love alone may command me. My beloved Jesus. but really loved. and think only how they may love and please their God. live almost out of the world. I am not dear to Thee. quia amore langueo[19] – “Stay me up with flowers. -. Fulcite me floribus. O God. inebriate me entirely . make me forget all creatures. that I may love nothing but Thee. even themselves. when they receive the Holy Communion. feed indeed on the flesh of Jesus Christ. my God. myself. Make me forget everything that does not belong to Thy love. stipate me malis . and all. This only do I ask of Thee . Thy kingdom come. and that Thy love only may I obey. my all . Grant that these flowers may not always remain flowers . who. since Thou wilt have me to be all Thine. so that Thou alone mayest reign in me. my treasure. all my good.htm The “friends. O my God.com/prayers. may I sigh for Thee alone.” that is beginners. and it is my own fault. forgeting all things. which are the flowers. but 64 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . but Thou canst make me perfect. make Thyself loved. she thinks only of seeking refreshment for her languishing love by holy desires. who scarcely enjoy the divine friendship.

if Jesus had not thought it and done it ? Some of the followers of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ saying to us. and all red by the flames of his divine love. “Does it not seem madness to say. Benignitas et humanitas apparuit Salvatoris nostri Dei[21] – “The goodness and kindness of God our Saviour appeared. Paul says that God. -. burning with love of Thee as Thou dost burn with love of me ? Yes. My spotless Lamb. But by giving himself in this sacrament. O holy faith ! And who among us would have been able to demand so much ? Who could have even thought of it.before death comes upon me. Eat my flesh. that is.” Our beloved Jesus is all white by his purity. when shall I make myself like to Thee. because they would not believe it: but yet it is of faith that so it is. showed the world how far his goodness towards us went. Begone. ye creatures ! what do you want with me ? Go and enjoy the love of those who seek you. he says. does it not seem a madness. pure as Thou art. and choose for myself Thy sweet love. by making himself man. my all.com/prayers. said that this was too hard a thing. O lily. Dilectus meus candidus et rubicundus. by 65 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . XI.[22] Take and eat. I wish only for my God .htm in deed. X. all burning with love for me. this is My body ?[23] O men. to make you understand how much I love you. my God.150m. But what else does Jesus Christ ask of us.” St. chosen out of thousands. as he said in that blessed night. and that they could neither believe nor hear it : This saying is hard. for God alone will I keep all my hearts and all my affections. I will that you should come and feed on my very flesh. that he wished to give them his body to eat. he makes us know the depth of the tenderness of his love towards our souls. electus et millibus[20] – “My Beloved is white and ruddy. when they heard that from his mouth. Augustine says. and drink my blood ?” St.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. I do renounce all other love. and who can hear it ?[24] And they went so far as to leave him.

Thy love has made me beautiful. O my Redeemer. Never permit me to lose Thee again.. I see how it is . .and We will come to him and make our abode with him. for the sun has discolored me. Nolite me considerare quod fusca sim.htm all this he has done for us.com/prayers. that I am brown . THOMAS A KEMPIS: 66 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . Israel. I am beautiful by Thy merits. Thou dost wish also to be loved by me : yes. quia decoloravit me sol[30] – “Do not consider me. and command what Thou wilt. I was black at one time. when I was alone and separated from Thee .”[29] XII. Thy grace. that it may be always pleasing in Thy divine sight. Yes. and if I do not love Thee. I wish also that my soul should be beautiful. I love Thee. so do I hope. and that Thou mayest always love it. Mayest Thou be blessed forever. and to love Thee above all things : “Give what Thou commandest.. what does the Lord thy God require of thee. and to return to my former depravity. has deformed and blackened me: I am black.” The heat of my passions.[26] Thou dost promise them Thy caresses. what dost Thou not promise to those that love Thee ? Thou dost promise them Thy love : I love those that love Me.. do Thou teach me to love Thee . and I will turn to you. but that we should love him ? as the Lord had once before instructed his people: And now.150m. even when they have already turned their backs upon Thee : Turn ye to Me. my Jesus.[27] Thou dost promise to come with the Father and the Holy Spirit to abide forever in their souls: He who loveth Me shall be loved of My Father.[28] And what more hast Thou to promise and to give. always beautiful. make me to love Thee.. love Him and serve Him with all thy heart ?[25] O my most loving Jesus. what dost Thou not give. I love Thee with all my heart . Thy beauty. but now that I am united to Thee. said the Sacred Spouse (and still more ought I to say it. to entice men to love Thee ? My dearest Lord. O my dear Jesus).A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. but beautiful. but that thou. O infinite beauty .[31] But I am black by my own works .

that I may live forever with Thee. I am sorry for them. Blood. Act of Sorrow My God. Act of Humility My God.150m. I resolve never to commit sin any more.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. present on the altar. pray to Jesus for me. I believe that I shall receive the Sacred Body of Jesus Christ to eat. PRAYERS AFTER HOLY COMMUNION Act of Faith 67 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . because they have offended Thee. Soul. and my soul shall be healed. Amen. My dear Guardian Angel. Act of Faith O God. I am not worthy to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus on account of my sins. My God. come into my poor soul. Who art so good. because Thou hast said it. have mercy on me. help me to make a good Communion. and give me Thy Flesh to eat and Thy Blood to drink. I detest all the sins of my life. Act of Love and Desire Sweet Jesus. I love Thee. pity me. say but the word. my God. lead me to the altar of God. Give me Thy whole self. I believe this with all my heart. my dearest Mother. I bow down before Thee. Body. forgive me. great God. I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof .com/prayers. I confess that I am a poor sinner . and Divinity. I desire with all my heart to receive Thee. Mary. and His precious Blood to drink. Most sweet Jesus. Lord.htm Prayer for Help O my God. My good God. Act of Adoration O Jesus. I adore Thee.

that I may be Thine forever and ever. that it may be free from sin. mercy ! Mary. and especially my last . May I receive Thee before I die. How good. may I die a happy death. I love Thee with all my heart. May I say when I am dying: “Jesus. Act of Humility O Jesus. I am but dust and ashes. I thank Thee with all my heart. I believe that I have received Thy Flesh to eat and Thy Blood to drink. Blessed be Jesus in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Joseph. when temptation comes near me. that it may be chaste and pure.150m. Mary. I give Thee every breath that I shall breathe. wash away my sins with Thy precious Blood. I give Thee my heart. how kind Thou art to me. Thou knowest that I love Thee and wish to love Thee daily more and more. Jesus. my God. I give Thee my soul. my Creator. receive my poor offering. because from Thy hands I came and with Thee I am to be happy forever. Act of Thanksgiving My good Jesus. the struggle against temptation is not yet finished. I love Thee .” 68 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . and my poor heart may speak to Thee. O Jesus. Act of Love Sweet Jesus. because Thou hast said it.com/prayers. I adore Thee. make me strong against it. and yet Thou hast come to me. and now let me give myself to Thee : I give Thee my body. O Jesus. I give Thee myself in life and in death. I give you my heart and my soul.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine.htm O Jesus. and Thy word is true. may I lead a good life . that it may always love Thee. Act of Adoration O Jesus. In the moment of temptation. Act of Offering Jesus. may I always say : “Jesus. Thou hast given Thyself to me. My Jesus. help !” O Jesus. sweet Jesus.

have pity on the poor souls in Purgatory. for I am a sinful man. be ever mindful of me. I am going away for a time. Then pray for others. Now I can say with the apostle : I am no longer my own. O blessed Virgin. O Jesus. Thou art my chief hope. that with you I may bless Him and love Him forever.” Go and reside within those sinless. recommend all these my petitions to your Son. and tell Him all your troubles. O Jesus. have pity on poor sinners. O Jesus. I will never leave Thee by mortal sin. my mother. Now Jesus abides in my heart. then. and give them eternal rest. all my longings are now satisfied. who long for Thy coming. There may be some promise you have made and broken. Sweet Jesus. though I am weak. and through Him. take care of it. O Jesus. what dost Thou discover in me. Welcome.htm Listen now for a moment to Jesus Christ . I no longer live in myself. Thou art with me by Thy grace. which He wishes you to make again and keep. and obtain from Him. but I trust not without Thee. as Thy Heart knows how to bless them. perhaps He has something to say to you. I do not fear that I shall do so.com/prayers. how it grieves me to think that Thou art come to abide in a heart that has caused Thee so much sorrow and affliction ! O Lord. my brothers and sisters. O all ye Angels and Saints of God. but a heart devoted to the perishable things of this world ! Wherefore. depart not from me . but in Christ. because I have hope in Thee. and all I ought to pray for. loving souls. hast Thou come to dwell in me ? Let me in the bitterness of self-reproach say with St. and Christ is mine. Prayer Behold. for if I lose Thee. unite your prayer with mine . O God. Answer Jesus in your heart. I belong entirely to Christ. O my heavenly Guest. I bless Thee for having come to dwell within me. but Christ’s . But no. bless my father. and save them from hell. My God has deigned to visit me. and Christ lives in me. Behold. Amen. I am lost. beloved Jesus. Give me grace to persevere. have mercy on Thy Holy Church . Peter : “Depart from me.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. my cravings are appeased. Mother of my God and Saviour. I will clasp Thee to my 69 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 .150m. and I will not be separated from Thee. Oh.

that I may welcome my Jesus as I should. most worthy of my love. inspire me with love like yours. charity. and since Thou hast commanded me to ask them of Thee. to Thee be thanksgiving. My eyes. Act of Petition My loving Lord. and all ye Angels and Saints.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Amen.150m. My ears. my holy protectress.htm heart . may I live and die in Thy tender embrace ! Mary. be entirely consecrated to Thee. so as to be happy with Thee in heaven. let me ever love and serve Thee here on earth. one God. May all my senses be devoted to Thy greater glory and honor . shall be Thine. Detach my heart from the perishable things of this world. and oh. enable me to thank my Lord incessantly for His infinite goodness. Confirm me now in Thy holy grace . I implore Thee. O God. and sorrow for my sins. a poor sinner. with Thy divine assistance. shall be Thine. hope. adoration. shall be Thine forevermore. my longings are fulfilled ! Behold. Act of Thanksgiving O adorable Trinity. an increase of faith. praise. Act of Oblation O Jesus. purity. may they never again rebel against Thy holy Law. I thank Thee with my whole heart for having given Jesus to me. To Thee I offer all that I am and have. and glory from all creatures through endless ages. since Thou hast deigned to visit me that I may be enriched with Thy graces. listen to me now. and every other virtue . Thou hast sanctified me by dwelling in me . O Jesus. which Thou hast opened to the true light. my desires are satisfied ! Now hath 70 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . and gratitude requires that I should give myself wholly to Thee. Prayer after Holy Communion Behold. Bestow on me. And this tongue. Thou hast given Thyself entirely to me . which have heard Thy gentle invitation. and conform it to Thy divine Will. Grant me humility. let me never lose it again. henceforth I will. how can I ever thank Thee sufficiently for having deigned to visit me ! O spotless Virgin ! O all ye blessed citizens of heaven ! O all ye souls glowing with purest love. O Jesus. cleanse me of all my sins. And. O sweet Jesus. patience. which has been touched by Thy adorable Body and Blood.com/prayers.

saints. now that I see Thee placed in this heart. to the mansion of my soul.htm my God come to visit me ! Now Jesus dwelleth within me ! Now I am no longer my own but Christ’s : I no longer live in myself. but a hundred. Oh. what dost Thou find in me but hardness and obduracy against Thee. art thou thus closely united to Jesus. my soul. O Majesty of God . my hope. and sought the heart of a human creature. my God. and a thousand times. I am altogether the possession of Jesus. transformed into Jesus. Peter. for not once. oh. more hard and cold than the stall where thou wast born . and Jesus is altogether mine. most worthy to be loved. I will not let Thee go ! O blessing. a heart more full of what is grief and anguish to Thee than Calvary was to Thy sacred flesh . have I renewed Thy death and Passion by my sins ! Lord. within thy breast. so unworthy as I am ! My soul. how is it Thou hast come to dwell in me ? I must cry out with St. which is not worthy to harbor God . Exi a me. and yet sayest nothing to Him. But. that I may fitly welcome and cherish this presence of my Jesus. and one so vile. O union true and wonderful ! My soul. adore Him. O angels. Domine. Depart from me. let it never be so . O Infinite Goodness ! A God – the God of heaven – hath touched the tongue. for which I have sighed. arise. up. depart from this soul of sin. behold thyself all hallowed by the presence of Jesus. dearest Jesus.com/prayers.150m. and Jesus lives in me. how I pity Thee. for if Thou art far from me. and affections all given to earthly things ! Ah. no.[32] Go. O God. because Thou hast given me Jesus . collect thyself. and rest within those pure and fervent souls who welcome Thee so tenderly. do not leave me. Act of Thanksgiving O Divine Trinity. I thank Thee because Thou hast 71 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . gather up all the affections of thy spirit . O most holy Mary. O my most precious blessing . in Jesus.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. of what art thou thinking ? Behold thyself now in possession of that for which thou hast been sighing . how long have I desired this hour ! But. and I wish to live and die thus embracing Thee. and speaketh not with thy God Who is in thine arms. at thy heart ? Up. I press Thee to my heart. Thou and Jesus art one. and come within the breast. quia homo peccator sum. and souls that love your God! lend me your affections. one God. I am lost. I thank Thee from the very depth of my heart. and say to Him: O welcome. no. depart from me.

O my Blessing. are beseeching graces for thee from God. But. with His royal presence.150m. What art thou doing. wouldst thou be long silent ? Ah. glory. my Jesus. and thy mind begins already to wander. A God – thy God – hath come to thee.htm left me Jesus in the Sacrament . lose not of these precious moments . I thank Thee for having caused me to receive Him . and thou art so without desire of interest. to offer up Thine own love itself in thanks for Thine infinite love. O Triune God. or recommend Him for His benefits. thy advocates. O all enamoured souls. my soul ? Dost thou know that now thou art a living temple in which really dwells thy Redeemer ? It is no time now for lying slothful. and saints. O God. O God. I thank Thee by the hands of Jesus . shall I do ? I know not. O angels. render to Thee that honor and that thank-offering which Thou deservest. what return can I make for so much love ! How can I thank Thee enough. poor and miserable as thou art. What. Who is within thy breast. to thank and thank Him again and again. while thou hast with Thee the God of all riches . one God. O Most Holy Trinity. Who wishes to bestow great graces on 72 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . with eyes all full of love. is above thee. thank Jesus for me ! And now let my heart remain full. the Lord of the heavenly treasures. My soul. and let Thy Majesty accept and be satisfied with these infinite thanks. and thou art silent. now the Most Holy Trinity. so dull and so idle of heart ! Dost thou not know that if thou seekest not thou obtainest not ? Were a king to enter thy house and invite thee to ask favors of him. through our little faith ! The Kings of kings. bend thy faculties to deal with the great affair of thy eternal salvation.com/prayers. thou delightest to live on amid thy miseries. how little even is all this ! The thanksgiving of all paradise cannot attain to be thanks sufficient to an infinite God. Amen. Now the heavens stand open. then. for this infinite kindness. except. that Thou hast deigned to visit me. miserable race. O my most holy Jesus.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. my soul. and do Thou. It is the time for asking all the graces of which thou standest in need. help me to thank our God. O saints of heaven. I thank Thee. and angels. May Thine infinite compassion. But how ? Art thou saying nothing to thy God ? Ah. O most holy Virgin. and honor from all creatures. is within thee. looking down on the object of Its own complacency – Jesus Christ. Thy kindness. and full of wandering thoughts. forever and forever. to Thee alone be praise. and all the abyss of Thine infinite attributes. and for receiving them from the true and living God Who is dwelling within thee. Now more than ever Mary.

O my Jesus. by all the merits of the Church triumphant and militant . and beseeches them to ask. Now is not the time to refuse graces even to the most unworthy. Change this heart. in order to confer graces upon me. begin. From a great and glorious God great favors may be sought . Eternal Father. and for me. purity. et spiritum rectum innova in visceribus meis. unable longer to endure the languid and indifference of men.150m. a most faithful God : and of what art thou afraid ? Seek and confide. without ever deviating even in the very least. then. patience. a most loving and munificent Father. thou hast within thee a Lord omnipotent. O my omnipotent God. and contrition. Jesus Christ is supplicating. hope. so that I may always seek Thy greater glory. ut gaudium vestrum sit plenum. since Thou hast come to me. hear me now by the bowels of Thy compassion. and in me. and invitest me to ask them of Thee. Who hath said that 73 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . by Thy death . and all virtues .A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. ask great graces – heavenly graces. Though I do not deserve to be heard. grant it me because Thou art Thyself infinite goodness and mercy. which I have asked. charity. by Thy Passion. Give me humility. Here apply yourself to ask with lively faith from God the graces and favors which are needful for yourself and your neighbor. but. O Most Holy Trinity. and though I merit it not. and give me a new heart conformed to Thy will. forever longing to be kind to them and do them good. et accipietis. Petite. grant it by the love Thou bearest to the Eternal Father . take from me all my corruptions. Usque modo non petistis quidquam in nomine meo. and that all its affections may aspire to Thee and aim only at Thy love. hear these my prayers.com/prayers. He Himself takes to inviting them. enlarge thy heart.[33] My soul.[34] Grace is indeed a mighty gift. Cor mundum crea in me Deus. Jesus Christ deserves it. an increase of living faith. revive thy faith . because it is not I myself alone that am seeking them. grant me this. graces worthy of God. together with me. I call up before Thee the promises of Jesus Christ. Thou meritest it for me. grant it me by the virtue of most holy Mary. Act of Petition O my dear Redeemer.htm thee and thou speakest not a word ! This Infinite Benignity grieves and laments that His favors are not sought . and. so full of the world and of myself. Who prays with me. Give me.

after Thou hast given Thyself entirely to me. bless ye the Lord : bless the Lord. all in me which is not Thine! Amen. O ye Stars of Heaven.com/prayers. penetrated and made godlike all my being with Thy Divinity. May these eyes. may they be Thine. Thou hast. The Benedicite (Daniel 3: 57-88 and 56) Antiphon. may it be Thine. O ye Cold and Heat. my body and my soul. I offer. O all ye Spirits of God. Thou hast sanctified my memory . O ye Fire and Heat. and so I ought henceforward to continue Thine. si quid petieritis Patrem in nomine meo. O all ye Powers of the Lord. O ye Heavens. O ye Frost and Cold. all that I have and am. bless the Lord : bless the Lord. O love omnipotent. may it continually remember Thee. from the very depth of my heart. as a perpetual holocaust. continue Thine . they shall be obtained from Thee: Amen amen. then. dico vobis. O all ye Waters that are above the Heavens. bless the Lord : bless the Lord. Thou hast sanctified my will . may these ears. burn and consume. O every Shower and Dew. bless the Lord : bless the Lord. and so may they never again take pleasure in opposition to Thy divine Law. O ye Dews and Hoarfrost. may it never turn to love anything in preference to Thee. continue Thine . my senses and my faculties. All ye Works of the Lord. renewed by Thee.150m. O ye Nights and Days. it is but justice and common gratitude that I should give myself entirely to Thee. Let us sing the song of the Three Children.htm whatever graces we seek from Thee in His name. O fire divine. Burn. sanctified by Thee. O ye Light and Darkness. bless the Lord : bless the Lord. bless the Lord : bless the Lord.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. bless the Lord : praise and exalt Him above all forever. O ye Ice and Snow. bless the Lord : bless the Lord. Thou hast sanctified all my senses . bless the Lord : bless the Lord. O ye Lightnings and 74 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . this taste. O ye Sun and Moon. O ye Angels of the Lord. in coming to me. Unto Thee.[35] Act of Oblation My Jesus. as fully as I can. sanctified by Thee. dabit vobis. without any other means.

Lord. which they sang in the fiery furnace.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. and Misael. O ye Priests of the Lord. O ye holy and humble of heart. Psalm 150 Praise the Lord in His holy places : praise Him in the firmament of His power. bless the Lord : bless the Lord.htm Clouds. bless the Lord : bless the Lord. O Lord. O all ye Fowls of the air. bless ye the Lord : praise and exalt Him above all forever. Let us bless the Father. bless the Lord : bless the Lord. Praise Him upon the high-sounding cymbals : praise Him upon cymbals of joy : let every spirit praise the Lord. bless the Lord : bless the Lord. etc. with the Holy Spirit : let us praise and exalt Hm above all forever. Alleluia. bless the Lord : bless the Lord. and all that move in the Waters. bless the Lord : bless the Lord. O ye Mountains and Hills. O ye Spirits and Souls of the Just. O ye Whales. in the firmament of Heaven : and worthy to be praised and glorified. O ye Servants of the Lord. and exalted above all forever. O Ananiah. Antiphon. Glory be to the Father. Blessed art Thou. 75 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . Let us sing the song of the Three Children. O let Israel bless the Lord : let them praise and exalt Him above all forever. blessing the Lord. Praise Him with timbrel and choir : praise Him with strings and organs. Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet : praise Him with psaltery and harp. Azariah. O ye Seas and Rivers. and the Son. have mercy. O ye Fountains.com/prayers. O all ye things that spring up in the earth.150m. O let the Earth bless the Lord : let it praise and exalt Him above all forever. O all ye Beasts and Cattle. O ye Sons of men. Praise Him in His mighty acts : praise Him according to the multitude of His greatness.

And let my cry come unto Thee. with the precious Body and Blood of Thy Son.htm Christ. Amen. O Lord. not for any merits of mine. R. They shall be joyful in their beds. Through Christ our Lord. The Saints shall rejoice in glory. Prayer of St. Not unto us. R. V. Thomas Aquinas I render thanks to Thee. V. and through Thee be brought to an end. Thine unworthy servant. to feed me a great sinner.150m. R. But unto Thy name give the glory. R. Our Father (inaudibly). R. hear my prayer. And lead us not into temptation.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. our Lord Jesus Christ . praise Thee. O God. O Lord. Direct. O Lord. Thou who didst grant to Blessed Lawrence grace to arise whole from his fiery torments. Lord. and further them with Thy continual help . Let us pray. Let it be unto me an armor of faith and a 76 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . who hast vouchsafed.com/prayers. And let Thy Saints bless Thee. have mercy. not unto us. but for my pardon and salvation. but of Thy great mercy only. our actions by Thy inspiration. O Lord. But deliver us from evil. V. V. O Lord. O Lord. V. we beseech Thee. Everlasting God. that every prayer and work of ours may always begin from Thee. to extinguish within us the flames of sin . Let all Thy works. and I pray that this Holy Communion may not be for my judgment and condemnation. Holy Father. have mercy. Vouchsafe. who for the Three Children didst assuage the flames of fire : mercifully grant that the flames of sin may not consume us Thy servants.

meditate upon Thee. in whom my mind and my heart may ever remain fixed and firm. art to Thy holy ones true light. my riches . serene. and at thy virginal breast to nourish Him whose true. my food and refreshment . Prayer of St. full blessedness. our daily and supersubstantial Bread. and a blessed consummation of my end when Thou dost call. my pleasure. henceforth and forevermore. my wisdom . who wast worthy to bear in thy sacred womb the Creator of all. Grant that my soul may hunger after Thee. May it ever yearn for Thee. that it may desire Thee. stretch towards Thee. who hast all sweetness and savor. visible and invisible . Prayer to the Blessed Virgin O most holy. a riddance of all vices. with true. find Thee. May it ever thirst for Thee. holiest Apostolic charity. the Fountain of eternal light. and of all virtues . an increase of love and patience. a firm defense against the wiles of all my enemies. and most holy Body and Blood I. Let my heart ever hunger after and feed upon Thee. O most benign. 77 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . my possession. the Refreshment of holy souls. with love and delight. and my joy . the one true God . and my inmost soul be filled with the sweetness of Thy savor. and the sweetness of every taste. And be Thou ever my hope and my whole confidence . and perfect happiness Through the same Christ our Lord.htm shield of good purpose. seek Thee. my rest and tranquillity . a cleaving unto Thee. with humility and discretion. a perfect quieting of all my impulses. with perseverance even unto the end. and my treasure.150m.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. and do all things to the praise and glory of Thy holy name. Bonaventure O most sweet Lord Jesus Christ. of humility and obedience. attain to Thee. and rooted immovably. the Fountain of life. Amen.com/prayers. an unworthy sinner. the Source of wisdom and knowledge. my refuge and my help . with Thy Son and Thy Holy Spirit. O noble and glorious Virgin Mary. everlasting joy. fleshy and spiritual . long to be dissolved and to be with Thee. that my soul may ever languish and melt with genuine love and longing for Thee. and faint for Thy courts. speak of Thee. And I pray that Thou wouldst vouchsafe to bring me a sinner to that unspeakable Feast where Thou. my peace. real. my portion. transfix the affections of my inmost soul with that most joyous and healthful wound of Thy love. the Bread of Angels. with readiness and affection. upon whom the Angels desire to look. Amen. the Richness of the House of God. my sweet savor. my sweetness and my fragrace . the Torrent of pleasure. and a rooting out of all evil desires . my delight.

I humbly beseech thee. I am that sick soul whom Thou camest from heaven to heal . Amen. for Thou art the joy of my heart. which enlightenest every man who cometh into the world. Aspirations Who art Thou. and what am I ? Dost Thou come unto me. I now have Thee. who hast all things : I possess Thee. who with Thine own stripes hast healed our sickness.com/prayers. May it taste how sweet Thou art. O King most High. I have left undone. on Thee alone may my heart be fixed . therefore. and yet Thou dost vouchsafe to feed me with Thy Body and Blood . O Lord. and I shall lack nothing in the green pasture wherein Thou feedest me. that I sleep not in death. Thou art the Good Shepherd. heal my soul. even to the very lowest of Thy servants ? Behold. in this unspeakably holy Sacrifice.htm have just now dared to receive: vouchsafe. enlighten mine eyes. who possessest all things and canst do all things . for in them there is nothing but vanity and weariness of spirit . do Thou wean my heart from all other things beside Thee. Thou art the Physician of my soul. What wilt Thou refuse me. O Lord. to intercede with Him for me. who hast given Thyself unto me ? O be Thou my Shepherd. true happiness. Let my soul. by accident or irreverence.150m. in Thee be my rest. it may seek for nothing wherein to rejoice out of Thee . may be pardoned through thy prayers to the same our Lord Jesus Christ. or have done amiss. therefore. thy Son. feel the sweetness of Thy presence. and my God. lay me now upon Thy shoulders.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. I am that sheep which was lost. and my portion forever. that drawn by love of Thee. that whatsoever. until I am brought to the pastures of eternal life. by ignorance or neglect. 78 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . who hast laid down Thy life for Thy sheep. a sinner . O Lord. in Thee is sovereign truth. for I have sinned against Thee. for in Thee is my treasure. and eternal life. Behold. O Thou true Light. O Lord. O my God and my All. who with the Father and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth world without end.

I could not have deserved to receive the crumbs that fall from Thy Table. from this veil of the Sacraments. with the Wine of Virgins. that they may be on fire with the love of Thee. that I may die unto the world for the love of Thee.150m. I beseech Thee. How great is Thy mercy. Thou art He that will restore my inheritance unto me. let it ever be said of me.com/prayers. rich in pity ! behold. Thou art my God and my all . and never failing ! behold how lukewarm and cold I am .htm O Fire continually burning. O do Thou inflame my reins and my heart. who for the love of me hast vouchsafed to die upon the Cross.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Thou art the portion of my inheritance and of my cup . I am Thy servant : give me understanding and kindle my affections. The hand 79 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . and what wilt Thou but that it be kindled ? O King of Heaven and earth. the Lamb without spot. to beholding Thy face in Thy eternal kingdom ? Let not my sins crucify the Lord of life again . that I may know and do Thy will. take away from me whatever hurteth me and displeaseth Thee . with Manna from heaven ! O when shall I pass from this dark glass. and out of the treasure of Thy goodness succor Thou my needy soul. O my Lord and my God ! behold. O my God and my All. from eating Thy Body. I am poor and needy : Thou knowest what I most require . For Thou camest to send fire on the earth. Thou art my love and all my joy . who hast feasted me with the Bread of Angels. O my God and my All ! may the sweet and burning power of Thy love. Thou alone art able to enrich and help me . who takest away the sins of the world . so absorb my soul. and give me what Thou knowest to be pleasing to Thee and good for me. if I had lived innocently. Thou art the Lamb of God. Lord. to the vision of Thy eternal light . help me . O God.

to rest in Thee. Mayest Thou have entered in blessing under this mean and lowly roof. and out of Thee there is no rest. Act of Adoration and Praise O Lord Jesus. who of God is made unto me wisdom. O Jesus. and for love of Thee to be content to be despised and unknown in this life. and justice. Grant me. that my soul may imitate and love Thee only. sweetest Guest. desire nothing but Thee. O Thou peace. O that I might love Thee as well as ever any creature loved Thee ! Let me think nothing but Thee. and redemption. for that Thou hast come into my heart. Blessed be the mercies of our Lord. Thou calm and sweetness of my heart. should my soul seek for or desire ? Prayer for Grace Grant me Thy grace. my chief and eternal good. the Author of peace. O King of peace. Thou art all things unto me. in the highest. Act of Thanksgiving 80 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . Grant me ever to will and desire what is most pleasing to Thee. Let him who glorieth glory in the Lord. Thou art its only rest.com/prayers. For what beside Thee. mayest Thou have come happily to me. save that Thou choosest and rejectest. and sanctification. Thou Day-spring from on high. Amen. be a Jesus unto me. and to still my heart to perfect peace in Thee. and work with me. drive from my heart all vain and idle thoughts. Let Thy will be mine. Thy poor and humble servant. above all things.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Let nothing ever please me but what savors of Thee and Thy unspeakable sweetness.150m. Blessed art Thou. In this peace. that so I may neither choose nor reject. and my will ever perfectly follow Thine. O Lord. For Thou art the true peace of the heart. Amen. that is in Thyself alone. enjoy nothing but Thee. most merciful Jesus. and continue with me even to the end. may I lie down and take my rest. that it may be with me. Grant me to die to all that is in the world.htm of him who betrayeth Me is with Me on the table.

O Blessed Virgin. but bore the sin of the world. and hath filled me. who hast so loved me as to give me Thine Only-begotten Son for my food and drink. O my soul. and through Him turn away Thine indignation from me. in thanksgiving for all the blessings Thou hast ever bestowed upon me. Mother of my God and Saviour. citizens of heaven. Amen. Let my words please Thee. and obtain from Him and through Him that with you I may 81 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . O Holy Father. for Thy mercy’s sake. in God thy Saviour : for He hath looked down on my lowliness .150m. I offer and present to Thee for all the blessings Thou hast this day given me. Ye stand always before the Throne. who committed no sin. my spirit. my joy shall be in Thee. in whom Thou art well pleased. Act of Union with Christ and the Blessed Virgin O most merciful Father. the Man Christ Jesus. when hungry. Accept. and my mouth filled with Thy praise. magnify the Lord. whom I here receive under veils. and see Him face to face. my Advocate and High-Priest. for the remission also of my sins. that Thou mayest afterwards receive me into Thy glory. Mayest Thou. O Lord . and the Mighty One hath done great things for me. to the honor and glory of Thy name.com/prayers. be now well-pleased in Him. and with Him all things. and tell of all Thy wondrous works. present my petitions to thy Son. and Thy Blood for my drink. Hold Thou me by Thy right hand. join also your prayers with mine. O Father. O Lord Jesus for all that Thou hast done unto me. with good things. and rejoice. look upon the Face of Thine Anointed. and I will strive to practice Thy commandments. therefore. and for the supply of all my defects and shortcomings. who intercedes for me. that I might sing of Thy glory and of Thy greatness all the day long. O all ye Angels and Saints. and by whose stripes we are healed. Behold the One Mediator between God and men. this Unspotted Victim.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. especially on this day ? In Thy care for me Thou hast given me Thy Body for my food.htm What shall I render unto Thee. Would that my lips might be opened. Him do I offer and plead before Thee. and both as a pledge of future glory. and with Him my heart. Be ever mindful of me. and guide me by Thy will. This Thy Beloved Son. from whom thou hast received blessings so many and so great .

O my Divine King! Thou art come to visit me with so much love. Be Thou welcome. O my guardian angel. lively sentiments of Faith. my Jesus. my memory. I adore Thee. and altogether Thine. I embrace Thee. Grant me but grace to love Thee alone. and surrender it to be wholly governed by Thy sovereign will. I press Thee to my heart. ALPHONSUS DE LIGUORI: Prayer Behold. O kind and most sweet Jesus.com/prayers. with true repentance for my sins. since I am Thy servant and the son of Thy handmaid. Thou art now within me.150m. they have numbered all my bones. Thou alone art the God of my heart . Prayer Before a Crucifix Behold. O good Jesus: “They have pierced my hands and feet . I give Thee my will. Do Thou therefore take for Thine own all the powers of my soul. Thou art He that will restore my inheritance unto me. and Charity. I will give myself all to Thee . and my will. All that I am. and all that I have. I desire that my 82 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . Thou hast bestowed upon me : therefore I give back all to Thee. O Mary. and a firm purpose of amendment. and all the sinful lusts of the flesh. Thou hast given Thyself all to me. Thou. art my portion for ever. my liberty. and I am rich enough and ask no more. I renounce the devil and all his works and pomps . and hast made Thyself all mine.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Act of Self-Consecration O Lord. having before my eyes the words which David in prophecy spoke concerning Thyself. all the vanity of this wicked world. my Beloved Redeemer. I will no longer belong to myself . do you all thank him for me! Since then. Hope. whilst with deep affection and grief of soul I ponder within myself and mentally contemplate Thy five most precious Wounds . O my patron saints.” ST. Thou art the portion of my inheritance and of my cup. and with the most fervent desire of my soul I pray and beseech Thee that Thou wouldst impress upon my heart. Amen. O God. and cast myself at Thy feet . I cast myself upon my knees in Thy sight. and my whole self. my intellect.htm bless Him and love Him forever. from this day forward I will be Thine. Thou art come. and thank Thee for that Thou hast deigned to enter into my breast.

Separate me from all attachment to the world.htm soul. in all my temptations . Give me patience and resignation in infirmities. make to Thee. I desire to spend the remainder of my life in loving Thee. ne permittas me separari a Te.150m. And I also ask of Thee the grace always to have recourse to Thee. Accept. O God of my soul. Give me Thy holy love. in poverty. my desires. my mother and my hope. my Queen: may I always recommend myself to thee in all my necessities! An Act of Faith 83 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . my body.com/prayers. above all. as also a great love for thee. my affections. by the merits of Thy Passion. O my Jesus. and to invoke Thy aid. and sing Thy mercies forever. for pleasures. I pray Thee to give me perseverance in Thy grace till death . O most holy Mary. Work Thou in me. and who desires only to love and please Thee. that they may be employed in serving and pleasing Thee. I have offended Thee enough. obtain for me these graces which I so desire . I ask for Thy love and holy perseverance. and all my life. Make me gentle towards those who despise me. that I may one day love Thee in heaven with all my strength. never permit me to separate myself from Thee again: Jesu dulcissime. Give me a holy death. and the grace to ask Thee always for holy perseverance. O my Jesus. give me. who hast loved me so much. and how much Thou dost deserve to be loved. and of all things belonging to me all those affections which are displeasing to Thee. for honors . And. the sacrifice which I. my senses. my Jesus . and may live only to please Thee! I ask Thee not for goods of this world. I pray Thee. a miserable sinner. To Thee I consecrate all my thoughts. a constant sorrow for my sins! Enlighten me. In the name therefore.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. and by the merits of this Son. should be all Thine. and make me know the vanity of worldly goods. my faculties. O Eternal Father. He will give it to you. secure of never more being separated from Thee. and in all those things which are contrary to my self-love. that from henceforth my will may neither seek nor desire anything but what Thou willest. and dispose of me. and bind me entirely to Thy love. Thy Son Jesus Christ has promised me that Thou wilt grant me everything that I shall ask Thee in his name: If you ask the Father anything in My name. that I may be all Thine.

and. dost thou not converse with thy God. I cling to Thee. of coming to dwell in my soul . I embrace Thee. and to make himself all mine ! My soul. I am lost. depart from me. and I am all his. for I am a sinful man. my Redeemer . An Act of Thanksgiving My God and Lord. for I am indeed unworthy to receive a God of infinite goodness . My Jesus is even now within me. which is far worse than the stable in which Thou wast born . So that Jesus is mine. what do I say ? Leave me not . but I would wish to thank Thee in a 84 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . be ever welcome in the poor dwelling of my soul ! Ah. my Jesus. I desire to live and die ever united to Thee. Unite all thy affections. that thou art thus one with him. I thank Thee for the grace which Thou hast this morning bestowed upon me. renew thy faith . and in my ingratitude I drove Thee from me. yes. But no. for if Thou departest. my Lord. my God is even now come to visit me .com/prayers. and I belong to Jesus: Jesus is all mine.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine.htm Behold. of self-love. and banish thence every other thought. and at the same time to make me his. what doest thou? Hast thou nothing to say to him . my all. where art Thou ! to what a place art Thou come ! Thou hast entered my heart. and all souls. who is within thy breast. He is come to make himself mine. Enter into thyself. Most blessed Virgin Mary. Mad indeed have I been in having separated myself from Thee for the love of creatures . do ye who love God with pure love lend me your affections. O Lord. my life . my love. do thou also adore thy Lord within thyself. it is full of earthly affections.150m. Seraphim. my Saviour to dwell in my soul. say: An Act of Welcome Ah. clinging closely to thy God. O Infinite Goodness! O Infinite Mercy! O Infinite Love ! that a God should come to unite himself to me. and of inordinate desires. who is with thee ? Ah. my treasure . And how couldst Thou come to dwell there ? I would address Thee with St. my infinite good. remember that the angels now surround thee adoring their God.[36] Yes. now that thou art thus closely bound to Jesus. that I may worthily attend on my beloved Lord. Peter: Depart from me. But now I will never more separate myself from Thee. go and find repose in those pure souls who serve Thee with so much love.

given me Thyself ? My soul. O Jesus. “A God is united to me . most amiable. my will I will only use to love Thee. and I will that they shall be all Thine . after having given me so many of Thy good things.[38] Come and bless and thank my God for me. and to will only that which Thou willest. my God. such as it is ? Since. then. my holy advocates. admiring and praising the indeed great graces which he has granted me. and consecrate to Thee this morning all that I am and have – my senses. my memory I will only use to recall to mind Thy benefits and Thy love . My most sweet Lord. can be found. my desires. my Jesus. hast this morning. and all ye souls who love God. my liberty . my thoughts. the sacrifice of the hitherto most ungrateful sinner 85 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . O Infinite Majesty. my all. Thou hast given Thyself all to me . says Peter of Alcantara. What shall I render to the Lord for all the things that He hath rendered to me?[37] But I ! what return shall I make to Thee. then. my pleasures. and I to Him. then. An Act of Oblation My Beloved to me. and to repeat. all ye that fear God. that they may only serve me to please Thee. my divine king. Accept. But what do I say ? how can so miserable a creature as I am ever worthily thank Thee ? Father Segneri says.[39] Should a king go to visit a poor shepherd in his hut. my affections. a God is mine !” David said. my inclinations. moreover. And thou. most gracious God? I at the same time give Thee all the powers of my soul. I place my whole body and soul in Thy hands.htm manner worthy of Thee and of the great favor which Thou hast done me. Thou hast come to visit the poor house of my soul. who. I will be Thine.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. most loving. and all Thine. I offer and give Thee this house and my entire self. together with my liberty and will: My Beloved to me. my Mother Mary. in a word. who always thinkest of my good . I offer. bless. I give myself all to Thee. May my senses be Thine. what can the shepherd offer him other than his whole hut. and I to Him. and thank thy God as best as thou canst. and I will tell you what great things He hath done for my soul. my understanding I will only use to think of Thee. And what greater pleasure. Come and hear. than that of pleasing Thee. my guardian angel.com/prayers. from this day forward I will be no longer mine .150m. My Jesus. that the feeling most becoming a soul that communicates is that of wondering astonishment at the thought.

An Act of Petition O my soul. O Lord.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. in which thou canst receive all the graces that thou askest.[41] 86 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . what dost thou desire of me ? I am come for the express purpose of enriching and gratifying thee . and how deserving Thou art of love. O most holy Mary. Change this heart of mine.htm Thou hast ever had on earth . detach it from all earthly affections . but also all Thy holy desires and Thy good pleasure. then. and that is displeasing in Thy most pure eyes.com/prayers. not Thy commands and counsels only. Come. so that henceforward I may be all Thine. Amen. Hearest thou not Jesus himself who thus addresses thee : What wilt thou that I should do to thee?[40] O soul. Drive. and desirest that I should ask Thee for them. amen. Do with me and dispose of me. and do thou obtain their acceptance of it.150m. the dearest object of his love. since Thou hast come into my heart in order to grant me graces. what art thou doing ? The present is no time to be lost : it is a precious time. give me a heart conformable in all things to Thy holy will. O God. but grant me. Ah ! my most sweet Saviour. that it may seek only that which is more pleasing to Thee. and ask for whatever thou willest. but who now offers and gives himself all to Thee. do thou present this offering of mine to the Most Blessed Trinity with thine own hands . rekindle thy faith. ask with confidence. O consuming fire. enlarge thy heart. that I may know the vanity of this world. Amen. as Thou pleasest. tell me. and have no other desire than Thy holy love: Create a clean heart in me. impart to me so clear a light. I ask Thee not for the goods of the earth – riches. honors. who is lovingly beholding thee ? for within thee he sees his beloved Son. intense sorrow for the displeasure that I have caused Thee . and that they may grant me the grace to be faithful unto death. and thou wilt receive all. O divine love! And consume in me all that is mine. far from thee all other thoughts . amen. or pleasures . I beseech Thee. and may live only to execute. Seest thou not the Eternal Father.

to unite Thyself to me in this sacrament of love. then.[45] II. Amores mei dulcissimi. Jesu et Maria ! pro vobis patiar. may I suffer for you. Draw me. may I die for you . whom I now hold within my breast. Eternal Father. and those of Thy most holy Mother. Thy Son. O my dear Jesus. deservest it.com/prayers. but Thou. If you ask the Father anything in My Name. Thou hast willed to descend to me. I shall be free from earthly affections. Trahe me : post te curremus in odorem unguentorum tuorum[44] – “Draw me : we will run after Thee to the odor of Thy ointments. do Thou graciously hear me and grant my petition.[43] “My most sweet Loves. but I desire that Thou shouldst draw me so entirely to Thee by Thy sweet attractions. Take me up wholly to Thyself . in the self-same I will sleep. It is just that my inclinations should yield to Thy disposition. sim totus vester. since Thou art come to dwell in my soul : I ask it of Thee through Thy merits. and by the love which Thou bearest to Thy Eternal Father. Jesus and Mary. He will give it to you. and so united. all to Thee. and be able to repose peacefully in Thy divine will both in this life and in the next : In peace. and in nothing my own !” Loving Aspirations to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament After Holy Communion I. I cannot. while in this life.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Introduxit me in cellam vinariam. then. that I may not be able to desire or to do anything else but Thy most holy will. may I be all yours.150m. of this Son.” Since. amen.htm I deserve not this . and shall run with Thee in the path of virtue. I say to you. ordinavit in me charitatem[46] – “The King 87 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . Amen. my Lord. I do not wish to draw Thee to me. and I will rest. has said.[42] For the love. that Thou shouldst do my pleasure . Jesus Christ himself. my Jesus. sim nihil meus. ascend to Thee. pro vobis moriar .

and set in order charity in me. Grant me Thy true love. let me no more depart from it.. my king.150m. O Jesus. Dilectus meus descendit ad hortum suum. charitable towards its neighbor. IV. I sacrifice to Thee all my inclinations. if I have left Thee. and enkindles in me the pure love of Thee. I feel a holy desire. since Thou dost descend from heaven to come into my soul. Thou hast already brought me into the beautiful cellar of Thy love. to feed in the gardens. Give me strength to do what Thou desirest.htm brought me into the cellar of wine. and makes me loathe all impure affections.. 88 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . uniting me to Thee by means of this sacrament of love. supreme towards God. without interruption and without imperfection throughout all eternity.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine.com/prayers. O my Jesus. now that I return penitent to Thee. that is just towards itself. Give me that purity which Thou dost desire to see in me.ut pascatur in hortis.” My sweet Saviour. which gives me peace. into Thyself. that is. et lilia colligat[47] – “My Beloved is gone down into His garden . Since Thou hast united Thyself to me. . if I have offended Thee. that I may one day come to be perfectly united to Thee in heaven . Unite me to Thee continually more and more on this earth. and to gather lilies.. and gives it to taste that wine of love which destroys the desire of created things . Detach me from the love of all creatures. I already feel my heart changed. do not leave me again. where I shall love Thee face to face with all my strength. infuses a well-regulated love. that Thou mayest gather in it lilies and fruits which are agreeable to Thee. Yes. my Lord. loving him above all things.” It is precisely by this cellar of wine that St. since Thou hast given me an entrance to this beautiful cellar. and I desire and wish for nothing but to please Thee. who above all things deserves to be loved. and then shall I become pleasing to Thee. III. only Lord of my heart.. by Thy grace do Thou make it become Thy garden. Receive me. Bonaventure understands the Holy Communion which introduces and then unites the soul to its divine king. Pardon me.

living on the earth.com/prayers.150m. whether prosperous or adverse. whether far off or near. if not those who often and with pure love unite themselves to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament ? Yes. detached from visible things. innixa super Dilectum suum ?[51] -. then. are these faithful souls.htm Totus desiderabilis.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. I will always love Thee. whether Thou dost console or afflict me. my God. always dear . My Jesus. whether he appears near or distant. where. detached from all things. and raise themselves above it . are those souls who. and who place in God all their hopes. whom alone they love and desire to please. to those souls who love him as spouses. I neither seek nor merit any consolation from Thee . because he does it all for love.[49] Behold. My heart is ready. my Jesus. as if there was no one else but God. esteem it a desert ? so that. And in this way they almost go out of the world. O my Creator. and that he may be loved. Who. then. my heart is ready. V. Quae est ista quae ascendit de deserto. and that all will be for my greater good. Provided Thou art satisfied. to accept all that Thou shalt ordain. talis est Dilectus meus[48] – “He is all lovely . whether he chastises or consoles them. 89 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . such do I also desire to be by the means of Thy grace. I will bless Thee. and love Thee. makes himself altogether desirable. I will always love Thee . O God. Treat me then. for I have given Thee nothing but bitterness by my sins: I seel only Thy good pleasure. whether Thou dost give me sweetnesses or tribulations. enjoying the delights which are experienced by those who wish for God alone. deliciis affluens. I know that all will come to me from Thy loving heart. as Thou wilt. leaning upon her Beloved ?” Who. I shall be content with any punishment.” Jesus.“Who is this that cometh up from the desert flowing with delights. O my Jesus. I will bless the Lord at all times. Henceforth the world shall be to me a desert. O Lord. always thank Thee.[50] At all times. such is my Beloved. Thou shalt always be desirable to me. and to be all Thine. my will is ready. they live only to God .

all my love. that is. that is.[55] Such are the gracious promises which Jesus makes to him who receives him in the Blessed Sacrament. If she be a wall. of thee I hope it. my hope.htm flying from all attachment to creatures. with the love of prayer. fortify me with Thy light and strength. He sees that she is a door inclined easily to be corrupted. O God. the same shall live by Me. Ah. by the virtue of the sacrament. live without Thee. with his divine light. most holy Mary .A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Oh. which are the support of holy perseverance: Bread strengthens man’s heart. my love. oh. if she be a door.com/prayers. if I am to turn back and offend Thee again. O beloved God. and still more with the gift of divine love.150m. he fortifies her with bulwarks of silver. of thee I ask it. while I hope that I am in Thy grace and united to Thee ! I trust not myself .[52] This is precisely what Jesus does when he comes to a soul in the Holy Communion. In Thee alone will I put all my confidence. that is. I am in danger of changing my will and betraying Thee. my will. my dear Jesus. let us join it together with boards of cedar. that I may no more lose Thee or drive Thee from me ! My Lord and my dear Redeemer. and he renews it.[54] He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood abideth in Me and I in him. He sees that she is a wall too weak to be able to resist the assaults of hell . with holy desires. obtain for me this gift from thy Jesus. which is a strong and incorruptible wood . my all. as is signified by cedar. nor will I ever. let me die now. and how many times they have seized the gate. no. Of thee I seek it. with the gifts of holy fear. by which they have entered to ruin me by causing me to lose Thy friendship. let us build upon it bulwarks of silver . with supplications. as I have done before: do Thou help me. But as long as I live. that as earthly bread preserves the life of the body. as if Thou and I were the only persons there. have pity on me : thou who art the Mother of perseverance. 90 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . so the heavenly bread of the Holy Communion preserves the life of the soul : He that eatheth Me.[53] Jesus teaches us. VI. Help me also. adjusting her with the planks of strength and perseverance. therefore. my Jesus ! who is weaker and more unfaithful than I ? Thou knowest well how many times I have yielded to my enemies. with detachment from creatures. I will think of nothing but Thee .

to embrace Thee so closely. but I am and shall be always Christ’s. by Thy merits. I loved you once. and. and let the aromatical spices thereof flow. aquilo. and I will not let Him go. tenui eum. do not arouse or waken My love. if I do not wish it. and come. nec dimittam![56] “I found Him whom my soul loveth : I held Him.[57] Now I have pressed him to my heart. and not to disturb me . is mine. perfla hortum meum. blow through my garden. oh. Lord. too. my Jesus . VIII. that it may always will what Thou wilt. go out altogether from my heart. Strengthen. to this love I have given myself entirely.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. I have found in myself my Jesus.150m. receiving him in the Holy Communion . thou soft. then. unite my miserable heart to Thy divine heart. Inveni.” So ought every soul to say who is united with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament: Creatures. that I could love Thee worthily. nor can I ever love you again. and I will not let Him go. I have found another good. Surge. who has enamoured me by his beauty . Creatures. my will. Permit me. O north wind. Behold. So do I hope . and come. I wish that my only happiness and repose should be to love Thee and please Thee. now I love you not. say to them. sweet Saviour. He has already accepted me.” Fly from me. that I may never more be separated from Thee. quem diligit anima mea . because I was blind . and will not let him leave me anymore. amen.[58] Ah. nor shall I ever again be yours . which comes from 91 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . et fluant aromata illius[59] – “Arise. creatures cannot enter in to disturb and divide me from Thee. Amen. so that I am no longer my own.htm VII. Do Thou command all creatures to leave me. for the future I will hold him with my love. I press Thee to myself. and will always be mine: I held Him. I adjure you. Do this. He. warm breeze of the sacred love of the Holy Spirit. farewell: I am not. auster . so may it be. I love Thee . O south wind. O north wind ! hurtful and cold wind of earthly affections . et veni.com/prayers. I love Thee. infinitely more delightful than you . depart from me .

Thy consolations are not sufficient for me. and Thou art worthy of all our love. Messui myrrham meam cum aromatibus meis. and I will say always. who art the object of my love. and my only good. but will also have the honeycomb . the fruits of love are not enough for me. what more can I ever want? The Lord is my light and my salvation. kill me.[63] Whilst I am Thine. if Thou dost not give me also Thyself. I will trust in Him. therefore it says to Jesus: O Lord. if Thou. for by thy breath how many fresh and sweet odors of holy virtues shalt thou draw forth from me ! My Jesus.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. whom shall I fear?[62] Whom shall I fear. and then do with me what Thou wilt . with my aromatical spices: I have eaten the honeycomb with my honey. who art the fountain of consolation . in loco pascuae ibi me collocavit[61] – “He hath sent me in a place of pasture.150m. destroy me. chastise me. that it may always offer the sweet odor of those virtues which arise from mortification. but to please Thee . for Thou dost desire to be loved by me. O God omnipotent. I am ready to renounce all Thy delights. with Job: Although He should kill me. X. my God. IX. and this do I hope from Thee. provided I possess Thee alone. my Jesus. which has been chosen by Jesus for his garden of delights. Accept me. the soul that loves God alone is not satisfied with the honey. Do thou alone breathe through my soul.” A soul which has received Jesus must be careful to gather myrrh.htm the Heart of my Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. comedi favum cum melle meo[60] – “I have gathered my myrrh. and I shall want nothing. Nihil mihi deerit . unless Thou givest me Thyself. Truly Thou alone wilt suffice for me . In like manner.” Ah. Thou canst do this . not to please myself. art my light and my salvation ? I give myself all to Thee. my beloved Jesus ! since Thou dost invite me in this feast of love to feed on Thy divine flesh. and Thou lovest me. I have eaten honeycomb with my honey. I love Thee.com/prayers. whether Thou dost console or try us. Blow . I am content to be treated by Thee with every 92 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . show Thine indignation towards me when Thou wilt .

Praebe. otherwise I shall do no good at all. Should every other hope fail me. I know that I also must cooperate by obeying Thy holy will. taking care to follow his will in all things: For the Lord will return to rejoice over thee in all good 93 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . He carries it written in his hands. cor tuum mihi[71] – “My son.150m. Lord.[65] And thy walls are always before My eyes. XII.[68] Nothing else do I desire but to accomplish Thy will.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. grant that I may be able to say with truth. wholly solicitous for our good . but also to do. my sweet Saviour. what wilt Thou have me do?[67] Nothing else can I say .[69] Eternal Father.” O my soul. through the merits of Thy Son and the most holy Mary. when he comes to visit thee. as with a shield of Thy good-will. Teach me not only to know. who more than any other lovest me and desirest my good. Ah. give Me thy heart. behold me ready and determined. and so he delivers us from all dangers.[66] Our good God surrounds us with the protection of his good-will. as Thy Jesus did wilst he was on earth : I always do the things that are pleasing to Him. all that pleases Thee: teach me to do Thy will. it is but reasonable that thou shouldst also give him all thyself without reserve. XI. His eyes are always open.htm hardship . Thou wilt never fail me. so that he may never forget it. thy walls are always before my eyes. and says. I abandon myself entirely to Thee. that sooner would a mother forget her own son that he a soul in grace: And if she should forget.” See the loving care that God takes of a soul that he wishes to have to himself.[70] My God ! this I desire. so that its enemies do it no harm : Thou hast crowned us. fili mi.com/prayers. to watch over that soul. if it so pleases Thee. yet will I not forget thee. But do Thou help me. he would have thy heart and thy will. muri tui coram oculis meis semper[64] – “I have graven thee in My hands . He gives himself to thee without reserve . my God ! infinite goodness. behold this is all that thy Lord asks of thee . In manibus meis descripsi te . to do what Thou pleasest: Thy will be done. and this I hope. to be even annihilated. this I pray for.

com/prayers.[76] I died for thee. I died upon the tree of shame : I was made obedient to death.150m. hear what thy God says to thee: What ought I to do more for thee than I have done? For love of thee I became man: I am the Word made flesh. and do with me whatsoever Thou pleasest. when he comes to thee again.[72] Act in such a manner as that Jesus. I see my own baseness. Tell me what more could I have done to gain thy love? It is true. et non feci ei?[73] -.[75] I went so far as to be born in a stable. but to give my life for thee ? Greater love than this no man hath. and no man. and say: Have pity on me. since I have consecrated to Thee my whole heart.[74] Instead of Lord. Quid est quod debut ultra facere vineae meae. Avenge Thyself. Give me strength.htm things.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine.[77] What remained more for me to do. and chastise me . it is but 94 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . I wonder at Thy immense goodness .“What is there that I ought to do to my vineyard. even the death of the Cross. and I throw myself at Thy feet. my Jesus. like a worm – for worms are born in stables : I am a worm. XIV. may find that thou hast executed all his designs. My Jesus ! I wish to please Thee . to give my whole self as food. my beloved Jesus. though I have repaid Thy love with so much ingratitude. Grant that I may love Thee at least out of gratitude. chastise me and change me. I pray Thee. I have chosen to leave myself in the Most Blessed Sacrament. that I have not done to it ?” My soul. Thou hast been too good to me. that he should lay down his life for his friends. XIII.” Yet. my Lord and my Redeemer . I have become servant: taking the form of a servant. avenge Thyself upon me. help Thou my desire. After my death. Pone me ut signaculum super cor tuum[79] – “Put Me as a seal upon thy heart. but do not abandon me . Let me not live any longer ungrateful to Thee. therefore. and I have been too ungrateful towards Thee. and that before I die I may make Thee some recompense for Thy love.[78] But my love has invented and done more for thee. what can I answer? I have nothing to say.

I pray Thee. my Mother and my hope. 95 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . that Thou art the only Lord of my heart. if Thou dost not do the work Thyself ? I can do nothing but give Thee my poor heart. but all. But. I consecrate it to Thee. work also this one. devoutly I adore you. for God the Son has said it – Word of Truth that ever shall endure. since Thou hast so constrained me to love Thee. my Lord. this I hope. do thou help me. or taste. I only wish to love Thee in order to please Thee. that Thou mayest dispose of me according to Thy pleasure. and I shall certainly be heard. to close the entrance against any other affection . or touch be credit. I sacrifice it to Thee. On the cross was veiled your Godhead’s splendor. Do Thou possess it forever .A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. I will no longer have any part in it. mayest Thou be able to preserve it for Thyself. I believe. lest I should again take it from Thee. all. what dost Thou hope from me.150m. both in this life and in eternity. I give it all to Thee. O infinite love. Here your manhood lies hidden too. and that Thou alone possessest dominion over it. Not to sight. Amen. so that I may say. make my heart all Thine . make Thyself loved. This I wish. Adoro Te Devote Hidden God. Thou who dost work miracles to be able to enter into my heart in this sacrament. Behold. make Thyself loved by me.htm just that I should put Thee as a seal of love upon it. If Thou lovest it.[80] Most holy Mary. Hearing only do we trust secure. So be it. and my portion forever. and my only treasure: God is the God of my heart. O God most gracious. without division. Truly present underneath these veils: All my heart subdues itself before you. Since it all before you faints and fails. and thus to make known to all that my heart is Thine. Leave it no longer in my hands.com/prayers. without reserve. amen. all. Unto both alike my faith I render.

take all my freedom. In the revelation of your essence To behold your glory evermore. a sinner. Make my soul. I recall. To a single drop of which is given All the world from all its sin to save. As I reflect upon your five wounds. my God. I kneel before you. Taste your sweetness. my memory.150m. Hope in you. and love you over all. All that I have and cherish you have given me. and my will. Though I look not on your wounds with Thomas. hope. my understanding. Contemplating. in your Blood to lave. Prayer to Jesus Christ Crucified My good and dear Jesus. that gives life to man. and I ask for nothing more. as sued the contrite thief. Grant me what I thirst for and implore. Lord. You. the words the prophet David spoke long ago concerning yourself: they have pierced my hands and my 96 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . as on earth it can. my Lord. I sue. Your grace and your love are wealth enough for me.htm And. and dwell upon them with deep compassion and grief. and charity. I surrender it all to be guided by your will. O Jesus. with true repentance for my sins. good Jesus. O memorial of my Saviour dying Living Bread.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. its life from you supplying. and a firm resolve to make amends. Pelican of heaven. Lord Jesus. Prayer of Self-Dedication to Jesus Christ Lord Jesus Christ. I call: Make me more and more believe your promise. and you. asking you most earnestly to engrave upon my heart a deep and lively faith. Deign. your hidden presence. Me. Give me these.com/prayers.

to hold once more.150m. father and guardian of virgin. nursed him. my heart pure. Prayer to the Virgin Mary Mary. Mother. and to offer to the Holy Trinity as our supreme act of worship for your honor and for the good of all your pilgrim brothers and sisters. innocence itself. and let me come to praise him with you for ever and ever. I have received your Son. A Prayer to St. In your wounds shelter me. the virgin of virgins. Amen. and helped him grow to manhood.com/prayers. Joseph. From turning away keep me. to save me from all uncleanness. wash me. Amen. Blood of Christ. Water from the side of Christ. Joseph St. With love I return him to you. they have counted all my bones! Anima Christi Soul of Christ. gave birth to him. to praise you with all your saints for ever and ever.htm feet. Good Jesus. hear me. were entrusted. Amen. Jesus Christ. to keep my mind untainted. and to help me always to serve Jesus and Mary in perfect chastity. to whose faithful keeping Christ Jesus. and Mary. heal me. to love with all your heart. At the hour of my death call me. Into your presence lead me. 97 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . drench me. holy virgin mother. ask God to forgive my sins and to help me serve him more faithfully. strengthen me.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. and my body chaste . sanctify me. Keep me true to Christ until death. With love you became his mother. Passion of Christ. From the evil one protect me. by Jesus and Mary. I pray and beseech you by that twofold and most precious charge. Body of Christ.

O prince of the heavenly host. From the fear of being wronged.htm Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel St. From the fear of being forgotten.150m. From the desire of being honored. From the fear being ridiculed. That others may be praised and I unnoticed. by the power of God thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls. From the desire of being preferred to others. Michael the Archangel. hear me From the desire of being esteemed. From the fear of being suspected. From the desire of being extolled. And do you. From the desire of being consulted. That others may be loved more than I. provided that I become as holy as I should. May God rebuke him. be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. From the fear of suffering rebukes. From the fear of being calumniated. defend us in battle .A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine.com/prayers. That others become holier than I. That others may be chosen and I set aside. From the fear of being humiliated. That others may be preferred to me in everything. 98 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . From the desire of being approved. That in the opinion of the world others may increase and I may decrease. deliver me Jesus From the desire of being loved. we humbly pray. Jesus grant me the grace to desire it That others may be esteemed more than I. From the desire of being praised. etc. From the fear of being despised. etc. Litany of Humility (composed by Cardinal Merry del Val) O Jesus! meek and humble of heart. Amen.

150m. holy. Prayer of Resolution O Jesus. O exemplar of charity and ardent zeal. Prayer of Adoration I adore You present in me. Let the light of Your Gospel. Incarnate Word. make me similar to You. May Your kingdom come through Mary.com/prayers. Prayer for Purity 99 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . O perfect example of mortification and purity. make me similar to You. Console and save those dear to me. You are my head. in You. ignorant and sinful as I am. sole Master and Truth. I. thanksgiving and supplication for peace to man. sweet Jesus. You are the Way which I must follow .A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Above all. Make me Your ardent apostle. You are the vine and I am the branch: I want to stay united to You always so as to bring forth many fruits. O Jesus. The Body whose pierced side poured out true Blood. Your member: communicate to me Your Holy Spirit with all His gifts. Enlighten my mind . Free the souls in purgatory. I thank You. poor and patient. may there be eternal praise.htm Whom I Have Received I welcome the true Body born of the Virgin Mary. Dear king. make me similar to You. O divine Model of humility and obedience. make me similar to You. Prayer of Petition O Jesus. You are the source: pour out an ever greater abundance of grace to sanctify my soul. only-begotten Son and splendor of the Father. In presenting myself at the judgment I want to be found similar to You. Son of Mary. I ask of You that I may love You more and more and the souls redeemed by Your blood. shine to the farthest bounds of the world. give me an understanding of the Scriptures. Be for us a food of future strength for the time of death. The Body that truly suffered and was sacrificed on the cross for mankind. I love You. grant that I may live of faith . for Your supreme condescension in coming to me. With Mary I offer You to the Father: through You. my joy and source of all good. with You. Multiply and sanctify those called to the apostolate. make me a docile disciple of the Church . the perfect Model which I must imitate. my Life. born of Mary. O Divine Master.

I believe that I have received Thy Flesh to eat and Thy Blood to drink. and my poor heart may speak to Thee.htm Jesus. I give and consecrate my entire self to you: mind. 100 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . we humbly beg You – by Your heart so burning with love for us – to pour Your divine Spirit upon all souls in order that those who have the misfortune to be in the state of mortal sin may. THOMAS A KEMPIS: Act of Faith O Jesus. and each day sustaining in themselves the life of Your grace and thus ever purifying themselves the more. Mary. and Joseph. Guard and defend me always from every sin. to preserve and increase it in them. Keep me near you. May my mind be uplifted to heavenly things. and with Thee I am to be happy forever. my God. so that I may keep a close watch over my internal and external senses. I am but dust and ashes. they may finally come to a happy life with You. has willed to be the daily Remedy of their infirmity and the Food for each day. Act of Adoration O Jesus. May my heart love God ever more. and who. who has come into this world to give to all souls the life of Your grace. because Thou hast it and Thy word is true.com/prayers. returning to You. so that receiving each day in Holy Communion the antidote of their daily venial sins. heart and body. Prayer of St. I adore Thee.150m. Pius X to Foster the Practice of Daily Communion O most sweet Jesus. May I avoid every evil occasion. And grant that those who are already living by this divine life may devoutly approach Your divine table every day when it is possible. my Creator. find the life of grace which they have lost. because from Thy hands I came. and yet Thou hast come to me. In heaven may I join the company of the pure forever. Amen.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Act of Humility O Jesus.

Act of Thanksgiving My good Jesus. because I have so much hope in Thee. Help me to rise above my human weakness and to grow stronger as a Christian. my actions : to reflect my love for you .A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. Thou hast given Thyself to me. correct me with your justice. I want to do what you ask of me : in the way you ask. I believe in you: increase my faith. and make me holy. how kind Thou art to me. I will never leave Thee by mortal sin. I love Thee with all my heart. purify my heart. Act of Offering O Jesus. I offer you. POPE CLEMENT XI (attributed to): The Universal Prayer Lord. comfort me with your mercy. I trust in you : strengthen my trust. I praise you as my constant helper. Thou art with me by Thy grace. a Christian called to respect and love all whose lives I touch. Give me the grace to persevere. Help me to repent of my past sins and to resist temptation in the future. my sufferings : to be endured for your greater glory. receive my poor offering . because you ask it. I am sorry for my sins: deepen my sorrow.htm Act of Love Sweet Jesus. those in authority over me or those under my authority.com/prayers. I love Thee . and see myself as I really am : a pilgrim in this world. my Lord and my God. but I trust not without Thee. my thoughts: to be fixed on you . How good. sweet Jesus! Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar. Amen. I am going away for a time. Jesus. my words : to have you for their theme . Lord. enlighten my understanding. and wish to love Thee daily more and more. Help me to conquer anger with 101 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . though I am so weak. I love you: let me love you more and more. I do not fear to do so. I worship you as my first beginning. Thou knowest that I love Thee. I long for you as my last end. Sweet Jesus. I thank Thee with all my heart. Guide me by your wisdom. my friends and my enemies. Lord. protect me with your power. and call on you as my loving protector. Let me love you. strengthen my will. and now let me give myself to Thee.150m.

Make me prudent in planning. Help me to forget myself and reach out toward others. and come at last to your salvation. grant us. temperate in food and drink. from all dangers both of soul and body. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. that life on earth is short. Grant this through Christ our Lord. look down. the spirit of Thy saving grace. send down upon Thy servants. and. health and peace. Put me on guard against my human weakness. and the People Committed to Them Almighty and Everlasting God. whom Thou hast appointed to preside over Thy Church. Help me to prepare for death with a proper fear of judgment. with the flock entrusted to him. of blessed N. For the Whole Church Defend us. in Thy mercy. Let me cherish your love for me. Keep me. [here mention the Pope’s name]. Lead me safely through death to the endless joy of heaven. greed by generosity. unassuming in prosperity.htm gentleness. Teach me to realize that this world is passing. Make me patient in suffering. pour forth upon them the continual dew of Thy blessing. we beseech Thee.com/prayers. and the congregations committed unto them. of blessed Joseph.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. For Bishops. Mother of God. of Thy holy Apostles Peter and Paul. Amen. my conduct without fault. [here insert the name of your Patron Saint]. For the Bishop of the Diocese 102 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . Thy Church may serve Thee with a pure and undisturbed devotion. that both by word and example he may edify all those who are under his charge. Lord. and of all Thy Saints. apathy by fervor. by the intercession of the glorious and blessed Mary ever Virgin. in Thy mercy. attentive at prayer. that all adversities and errors being done away. Let my conscience be clear. For the Pope O God. diligent in my work.150m. that my true future is the happiness of heaven. keep your law. etc. we beseech Thee. who alone dost great wonders. and the life to come eternal. O Lord. firm in my good intentions. courageous in taking risks. and that they may truly please Thee. so that. but a greater trust in your goodness. my life well-ordered. he may arrive at length unto life everlasting. upon Thy servant N. the Pastor and Ruler of all the faithful. my speech blameless. and grant. Amen.

despise not Thy people who cry unto Thee in their affliction. O Lord. the devout prayers of Thy Church. we may serve Thee with a pure and undisturbed devotion. Against the Persecutors of the Church Mercifully hear. turn away Thine anger. all adversities and errors being done away. our refuge and our strength. and preserve them by Thy continual protection. Through our Lord. we beseech Thee. by preaching and doing such things as are right. we beseech Thee.150m. most tender Shepherd. that they may 103 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . For Forgiveness of Sins O God. that. and help us in our tribulations. and by Thy mercy deserve to obtain pardon for the same. but. O Lord. For the Gift of Tears Almighty and most merciful God. that we may weep over our sins. and receive of Thee. for the glory of Thy name. and enlighten our hearts that we may be able to fullfil Thy commandments. and grant that what we faithfully ask we may effectually obtain. who rejectest none that come unto Thee. and willest not the death of a sinner: we humbly entreat Thy majesty to protect Thy servants.htm Grant.com/prayers. who art the Author of all goodness: hear. who didst cause a fount of living water to spring out of a rock. For the Tempted and the Afflicted O God.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. to Thy servant our Bishop. In Any Necessity O God. we beseech Thee. for Thy people in their thirst: draw forth tears of compunction from our stony hearts. but in loving-kindness art appeased even with the greatest sinners who repent: mercifully regard our prayers in our humiliation. he may by the example of good works edify the minds of those under his authority. the prayers of Thy Church: that. who trust in Thy mercy. In Any Tribulation O Almighty God. with Thy heavenly assistance. who justifiest the ungodly. an everlasting recompense and reward.

our reigns and our hearts with the fire of the Holy Spirit: that we may serve Thee with a chaste body. For Heretics and Schismatics O Almighty and Everlasting God. and wouldst not that any should perish: favorably look down upon all those who are seduced by the deceit of Satan.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. For the Gift of Charity O God. that such desires as are inspired by Thee may never be changed by any temptation. that we may worthily recall those things which in His tender love He bore for us. who didst crush the pride of the enemy by the long-suffering of Thine Only-begotten Son: grant. who hast compassion on all. give to our hearts the lasting affection of Thy love. who resistest the proud. For the Gift of Continence Inflame. that. and by no temptation be separated from Thee.htm constantly serve Thee. that we may never by our pride provoke Thine anger. For the Gift of Humility O God. but rather by our meekness receive the riches of Thy grace. O Lord. that we may worthily become a fit habitation for Thy Holy Spirit. and givest grace to the humble: grant us the virtue of true humility.com/prayers.150m. who makest all things to work together for good unto those who love Thee. graciously hearken unto our prayers: and free our hearts from the temptations of evil thoughts. For the Gift of Patience O God. and please Thee with a pure mind. all heretical impiety being removed. we bessech Thee. and thus following His example may patiently endure all our adversities. whereof Thine Only-begotten showed in Himself a pattern for Thy faithful. Against Evil Thoughts Almighty and most merciful God. the hearts of such as err may repent and return to the unity of Thy truth. 104 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 .

htm For Pagans O Almighty and Everlasting God. Amen. and comfort the soul which Thou hast created. by the grace of the Holy Spirit. the everlasting help of those who believe: hear us for Thy sick servant N. with all the necessities of my body and soul. A Short Recommendation to God Into the hands of Thy unspeakable mercy. unite them to Thy Church. and the gifts of everlasting life: look upon this Thy servant who laboureth under sickness of body. being restored to bodily health. hast poured into the hearts of Thy faithful the gifts of charity: grant to Thy servants and handmaids. who hast conferred upon mankind both the remedies of health. my rest and resurrection with the Saints and the Elect. at the hour of departure. the lover and preserver of peace and charity: grant unto all our enemies peace and true charity. Through Christ our Lord. O Lord.150m. and all my actions. my faith and conversation. For the Sick Almighty and Eternal God.. deserve to be 105 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . to the praise and honor of Thy glorious name.com/prayers. my words. health both of body and soul. who. I recommend my soul and body. For a Sick Person Near Death Almighty and Merciful God. that. and. delivering pagans from the worship of idols. give them remission of all their sins. he (or she) may give thanks to Thee in Thy Church. and cheerfully perform those things which are pleasing unto Thee. and by Thy power deliver us from their snares. the course and end of my life.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. my senses. that. For Enemies O God. the day and hour of my death. For Our Friends O God. that they may love Thee with all their strength. for whom we implore the aid of Thy tender mercy. my thoughts. for whom we implore Thy mercy. my going forth and my coming in. freed from the stains of sin. who desirest not the death but the life of sinners mercifully accept our prayers. he (or she) may.

that I may know the designs of Thy providence concerning me. and to prepare them for everlasting life: assist me with Thy heavenly grace. make me gentle. that what we hear or learn we may apply to Thy honor and the eternal salvation of our own souls. and so. be admitted to the unspeakable joys of our true home in heaven.htm presented unto Thee. and to remove from us all darkness of sin and ignorance. whether from within or without. when to reprove and when to forbear. and grant that. direct our tongues. in the company of the blessed Angels and Saints. so that at last I may. I commend my children unto Thee. and confirm and multiply in them the gifts of Thy Holy Spirit. considerate and watchful. capacity of retaining.com/prayers. we beseech Thee. Prayers of Parents. and deliver me equally from the weakness of indulgence. who hast given unto me these my children. and the excess of severity. may come to rejoice in Thy presence hereafter. Be Thou their God and Father. O heavenly Father. with them. Prayer Before Study or Instructions Incomprehensible Creator. who makest eloquent the tongues of those that want utterance.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. the true Fountain of light and only Author of all knowledge: vouchsafe. filled with a sincere desire for my 106 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . and pour on our lips the grace of Thy blessing. to enlighten our understandings.] Give us a diligent and obedient spirit. yet firm. For Choosing a State of Life O Lord. and deliver them from the secret snares of the enemy. his (or her) Creator by the hands of the holy angels. I beseech Thee to grant me Thy divine light. I may be careful to lead them in the ways of wisdom and true piety. that they may daily grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. for Themselves and for Their Children O Father of mankind. Pour Thy grace into their hearts. faithfully serving Thee here. and the powerful assistance of Thy holy grace. Strengthen them to overcome the corruptions of the world.150m. that I may be able to fulfill this most sacred duty and stewardship. to resist all solicitations to evil. and mercifully supply whatever is wanting in me through frailty or negligence. quickness of apprehension.Teach me both what to give and what to withhold. both by word and example. and committed them to my charge to bring them up for Thee. and that. [Thou.

[8] Wisdom 1 :1. [2] Cant. Ant. [14] Isaiah 66: 12. [12] Cant. I cast myself at Thy feet. inspire the affections of my parents. It is not for the servant to choose the way in which he will serve his master: do Thou lay upon me what commands Thou pleasest. [5] Cant. 2: 8. I sincerely desire to consult Thee who art the Eternal Truth. 3: 25. speak to me as Thou didst to the youthful Samuel: Speak Lord. 1: 12. and. 107 of 109 27/03/2011 18:03 . to sacrifice myself as a victim to Thee for the remainder of my days. grant that my parents also may submit themselves to its decrees. without Thy guidance. [13] Cant. 52.A Book of Catholic Prayers http://bellarmine. [7] Cant. for Thy servant heareth. with a most perfect submission. and guide their projects according to the counsels of Thy wisdom. 60. [4] Cant. faithfully and without reserve. lest perchance what I except be that which Thou willest. [3] Cant. 5: 2. [16] Cant. with the young man in the Gospel: What must I do to be saved? All states of life are before me. 1: 11. without reserve. if it be Thy will. 39. [11] Psalm 72: 1. and because I am too short-sighted to discover in the future the different obstacles I shall meet with. Lord. I offer myself to Thee without restriction. to my soul. to strive to subject the will of the Creator to the caprice of the creature. I may say. to oppose the order of Thy wisdom. [10] Lam. 2: 9. still undecided what to do. 1: 1. 5: 1. [15] Ad pop. [9] Psalm 118: 43. unfaithful to the inspiration of Thy grace. I await Thy commands. O my God. I make no exception. [1] Matthew 25: 6.com/prayers. Lord. I make myself the arbiter of my own conduct.150m. 3: 11. O Lord. Speak. [17] Cant. 5: 1. [6] Cant. My lot is in Thy hands. Far be it from me. Hom. but. in such wise as Thou shalt deem most worthy of Thy greatness.htm soul’s salvation. and I am ready. 1: 13. if.

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