" It is a great act of Charity to pray for others "
| Prayer for the Dying | Prayer for the Sick | Prayer for a happy death | Prayer for the Pope | Prayer for the church | A Prayer for priests | For the souls in purgatory | A child's Prayer for Parents | Prayer for a Father | Driver's Prayer | Prayer for the of St Michael |
PRAYER FOR THE DYING
O Most Merciful Jesus, lover of souls, I pray Thee, by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart, and by the sorrows of Thine Immaculate Mother, to wash in Thy Most Precious Blood the sinners of the whole world who are now in their agony and who will die today. Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying! Amen
PRAYER FOR THE SICK
Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. We ask this through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed. Amen
PRAYER FOR A HAPPY DEATH
O God, great and omnipotent judge of the living and the dead, we are to appear before you after this short life to render an account of our works. Give us the grace to prepare for our last hour by a devout and holy life, and protect us against a sudden and unprovided death. Let us remember our frailty and mortality, that we may always live in the ways of your commandments. Teach us to "watch and pray" (Lk 21:36), that when your summons comes for our departure from this world, we may go forth to meet you, experience a merciful judgment, and rejoice in everlasting happiness. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER FOR THE POPE
May the Lord Preserve him and give him life and make him blessed upon the earth And deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.
One Our Father who art in Heaven . . .. . Hail Mary,and . .. Glory be to the Father . . . . . For his intentions.
A PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
Keep them, I pray thee, dearest Lord, Keep them, for they are thine, thy priests whose lives burn out before thy consecrated shrine. Keep them, for they are in the world, though from the world apart; when earthly pleasures tempt, allure, shelter them in thy heart. Keep them, and comfort them in hours of loneliness and pain, when all their life of sacrifice for soles seems but in vain. Keep them, and O remember, Lord, they have no one but thee. Yet have only human hearts, with with human frailty. Keep them as spotless as the Host, that daily they caress; their every thought and word and deed, Deign, dearest Lord, to bless.
PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH
We pray You, O almighty and eternal God! Who through Jesus Christ have revealed Your glory to all nations, to preserve the works of Your mercy, that Your Church, being spread through the whole world, may continue with unchanging faith in the confession of Your name. Amen.
FOR THE POOR SOULS
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
PRAYER FOR THE POOR SOULS FROM THE CANON OF THE MASS
Remember, O Lord, Thy servants and handmaids, N. and N., who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith and rest in the sleep of peace. To these, O Lord, and to all who rest in Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, a place of comfort, light, and peace. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE OFFERTORY PRAYER FOR THE POOR SOULS
O Lord Jesus Christ, King of glory, deliver the souls of all the faithful departed from the pains of Hell and from the deep pit; deliver them from the lion's mouth, that Hell may not swallow them up, and may they not fall into darkness; but may the holy standard-bearer Michael lead them into the holy Light which Thou didst promise to Abraham and to his seed of old. We offer to Thee, O Lord, sacrifices and prayers; do Thou receive them on behalf of those souls whom we commemorate this day. Grant them, O Lord, to pass from death to that Life which Thou didst promise to Abraham and to his seed of old. Amen.
FOR THE SOULS IN PURGATORY
O gentle Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory, have mercy on them. Be not severe in Your judgments, but let some drops of Your Precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames. And, Merciful Savior, send Your angels to conduct them to a place of refreshment, light and peace. Amen.
A CHILD'S PRAYER FOR PARENTS
Heavenly Father, I thank You for my father and mother, and for our home. Bless us all, and help us to love You; and in love to serve one another as Jesus taught us to do. Give me strength to do what is right today, and to do unto others as I would want them to do unto me. Amen.
PRAYER FOR A FATHER
I thank You, Lord, for my father. Grant me to realize the depth of his love for me, so often left unspoken, and to appreciate his great and continuous sacrifices. His fatherly care reflects Your divine care; his strength, Your power; his understanding, Your wisdom. He is Your faithful servant and image. Bless him with peace of soul, health of body, and success in his life. Amen.
Hail Mary . . . .
We fly to your patronage, O Holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions and our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers - O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.
Pray for us, St. Joseph, that we may be protected from all accidents.
St. Raphael and all the Angels, pray for us.
Our Lady of the Highways, pray for us.
PRAYER FOR THE HELP OF ST MICHAEL
Almighty and everlasting God, who out of your marvelous goodness and mercy, have chosen the most glorious Archangel St. Michael, Prince of your Church, for the salvation of souls, we beseech you to make us worthy to be free from all our enemies through his kind protection, so that none of them may trouble us at the hour of our death but rather, may it be granted us that the same Archangel may lead us into the presence of your Divine Majesty on high. Through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen