[SIGN OF THE CROSS]
[OUR FATHER] [HAIL MARY]
[GLORY BE] [APOSTLES CREED]
[ACT OF FAITH]
[ACT OF HOPE] [ACT OF
CONTRITION 1] [ACT OF
[TRADITIONAL MORNING OFFERING]
A partial indulgence
is granted to the faithful, who recite devoutly, according to any
formula, the acts of the theological virtues (Faith, Hope, Charity) and
Each act is indulgenced.
OFFERING] [OFFERING OF DAILY
[OFFERING TO THE HOLY TRINITY]
TO ST. MICHAEL: SHORT VERSION]
[PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL: LONGER
OF LOVE AND PRAISE] [PRAYER TO
[PRAYER FOR GRACES
FROM MASSES] [GUARDIAN ANGEL]
PRAYER TO ADOPT ONE UNKNOWN SINNER] [PRAYER
FOR A DYING SOUL]
DAILY NEGLECTS] [NIGHT PRAYER IN
TO A REQUEST FROM OUR LORD]
RESIGNATION] [PRAYER FOR GRACE]
[PROTECTION PRAYER] [FOR
THE HOLY SOULS]
ST. ALPHONSUS] [PRAYER FOR THE
PRAYER TO MY GUARDIAN ANGEL]
SIGN OF THE CROSS
In the Name of the
Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy
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.
Hail Mary, full of
grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou
among women, and blessed is
the fruit of thy
Holy Mary, Mother
of God, pray for us sinners,
now, and at the
hour of our death. Amen.
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. Amen.
I believe in God
the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ,
His only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by
the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died,
and was buried.
He descended into
Hell; the third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into
Heaven and is seated at the right hand of God
the Father Almighty,
from thence He shall come
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,
of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
ACT OF FAITH
O MY GOD, I firmly
believe that Thou art one God in Three Divine Persons,
Father, Son and
Holy Ghost. I believe that Thy Divine Son became Man, and
died for our sins,
and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these
and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou
hast revealed them, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.
ACT OF HOPE
O MY GOD, relying
on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I
hope to obtain pardon
of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and Life Everlasting, through the
of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.
ACT OF CHARITY
O MY GOD, I love
Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art
and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of
I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have
ACT OF CONTRITION
O MY GOD, I
am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins
I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell; but most of all
because they offend
Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly
with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to
my life. Amen.
AN ACT OF CONTRITION
Forgive me my sins,
O Lord, forgive me my sins;
the sins of my youth,
the sins of my age, the sins of my soul,
the sins of my body;
my idle sins, my serious voluntary sins;
the sins I know,
the sins I do not know; the sins I have concealed
for so long, and
which are now hidden from my memory.
I am truly sorry
for every sin, mortal and venial,
for all the sins
of my childhood up to the present hour.
I know my sins have
wounded Thy Tender Heart,
O My Savior, let
me be freed from the bonds of evil through
the most bitter
Passion of My Redeemer. Amen.
O My Jesus, forget
and forgive what I have been. Amen.
THE MORNING OFFERING
O my God, in union with the Immaculate Heart of
[here kiss your Scapular as sign of your consecration
which carries a partial indulgence], I offer
Thee the Precious
Blood of Jesus from all the altars throughout
the world, joining
with It the offering of my every thought, word
and action of this day.
O my Jesus, I desire to day to gain every indulgence
I can and I offer them, together with myself,
to Mary Immaculate,
that she may best apply them in the interests
of They Most
Sacred Heart. Precious Blood of Jesus, save us!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
FATIMA MORNING OFFERING
O JESUS, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings, all that this day
may bring, be they good or bad: for the love of God, for the conversion
of sinners, and in reparation for all the sins committed against the
Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
OFFERING OF DAILY ACTIONS
ETERNAL FATHER, by virtue of Your generosity and
love, I ask that You
accept all my actions, and that You multiply
their value in favor of every
Soul in Purgatory. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
SHORT MORNING OFFERINGS
My loving Jesus, out of the grateful love I bear
Thee, and to make reparation for my unfaithfulness to grace, I give
my heart, and I consecrate myself wholly to Thee; and with Thy help I
never to sin again. Dear Lord, I could never vie with Thee in
but I love Thee; deign to accept my poor heart, and though it is worth
nothing, yet it may become something by Thy grace. Since it loves Thee,
do Thou make it good and take it into Thy custody.
I will extol Thee, O God, my King, and I will
bless Thy Name forever and ever.
Take O Lord, all my liberty. receive my memory,
my understanding and my whole will. All that I am, all that I have,
hast given me, and I restore it all to Thee, to be disposed of
to Thy good pleasure. Give me only Thy love and Thy grace; with these I
am rich enough, and I desire nothing more.
OFFERING TO THE HOLY TRINITY
MOST Holy and Adorable Trinity, One God in Three
Persons, I praise Thee
and give Thee thanks for all the favors Thou
has bestowed upon me. Thy
goodness has preserved me until now, I offer
Thee my whole being and in particular,
all my thoughts, words, and deeds,
together with all the trials I may undergo this day.
Give them Thy
May Thy Divine Love animate them
and may they serve Thy greater glory.
I make this morning offering in union with the
Divine intentions of Jesus Christ
Who offers himself daily in the Holy Sacrifice
of the Mass, and in union with
Mary, His Virgin Mother and our Mother, who was
always the faithful handmaid
of the Lord.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to
the Holy Ghost. Amen.
TO SAINT MICHAEL: SHORT VERSION
Michael the Archangel, defend us in our hour of conflict; Be our
against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God restrain Him,
humbly pray, and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power
God, cast Satan into Hell, and with him all the other evil spirits, who
wander through the world, for the ruin of souls. Amen.
TO SAINT MICHAEL: LONGER VERSION
PRAYER AGAINST SATAN and THE REBELLIOUS
PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF H. H. POPE LEO XIII
The Holy Father exhorts priests to say this prayer as
possible, as a simple exorcism to curb the power of the devil and
prevent him from doing harm. The faithful also may say it in their own
name, for the same purpose, as any approved prayer. Its use is
recommended whenever action of the devil is suspected, causing malice
in men, violent temptations and even storms and various calamities. It
could be used as a solemn exorcism (an official and public ceremony, in
Latin), to expel the devil: It would then be said by a priest, in the
name of the Church and only with the Bishop's permission.
In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and
PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
Most glorious Prince of the Heavenly Armies, Saint
Archangel. defend us in "our battle against principalities and powers,
against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the spirits of
wickedness in the high places" (Ephes. 6:12). Come to the assistance of
men whom God has created to His likeness and whom He has redeemed at a
great price from the tyranny of the devil. Holy Church venerates thee
as her guardian and protector; to thee, the Lord has entrusted the
souls of the redeemed to be led into heaven. Pray therefore the God of
Peace to crush Satan beneath our feet, that he may no longer retain men
captive and do injury to the Church. Offer our prayers unto the Most
High, that without delay they may draw His mercy down upon us; take
hold of "the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan."
Bind him and cast him into the bottomless pit "so that he may no longer
seduce the nations" (Apoc. 20:2).
OF LOVE AND PRAISE
of a Prayer Recited by St. Gerard Majella
GOD, I make the intention of offering to Thee as many acts of
the Blessed Virgin, all the Saints and Angels, as well as all the
ever made. I desire to love Thee as much as Jesus Christ loves Thee.
wish to renew these acts at every pulsation of my heart.
TO REDEEM LOST TIME
GOD! Source of all mercy! I acknowledge Thy sovereign power.
recalling the wasted years that are past, I believe that Thou, Lord, can
an instant turn this loss to gain. Miserable as I am, yet I firmly
can do all things. Please restore to me the time lost, giving me Thy
now and the future, that I may appear before Thee in "wedding garments."
FOR THE GRACE FROM ALL THE WORLD'S MASSES:
Father, we humbly offer Thee our poor presence, and that of the whole
humanity, from the beginning to the end of the world at all the Masses
that ever have or ever will be prayed. We offer Thee all the pains,
prayers, sacrifices, joys, and relaxations of our lives, in union with
those of our Lord Jesus here on earth. May the Most Precious Blood of
all His Blood, Wounds, and Agony save us, through the Sorrowful and
Heart of Mary. Amen.
prayer should be recited daily, and be made known.]
THE DAILY PRACTICE OF
AN UNKNOWN DYING SOUL
God's mercy is so abundant that He wants to shower
it upon earth. He sent His only Son, Our Lord to redeem sinners at the
cost of Calvary. Christ would have died on that Cross to redeem but one
soul, yet the One Sacrifice was sufficient for all. Redemption,
does not suffice for salvation, as St. Paul warns us to work out our
"in fear and trembling."
With the great Apostasy predicted by the Apostle
to the Gentiles come upon us in these last days many souls are going to
Hell: they either do not know how, or cannot pray for themselves.
But Jesus Christ is waiting and now is the acceptable
time, if only we, who do believe and do pray would only make it a daily
habit of unfathomable charity and mercy, to spiritually adopt an
dying sinner, asking God for the grace for that person to repent or ask
for mercy in his last moments. As a pledge of our fidelity and trust in
Christ's mercy, all we have to do is ask through our prayer offering,
if so moved, to offer the intention of our entire day, or to forego one
small pleasure that is licit in exchange [not necessary but a gracious
little work]; at the very least we should make the intention of bearing
one inconvenience that day with more patience than is our usual wont,
the repentance of that soul.
Any formula of prayer can be used, but for those
who prefer an assist, here is a short invocation that can be said for
A PRAYER FOR THE DYING AND A SPECIAL SOUL
O MOST MERCIFUL JESUS, lover of souls,
I beseech Thee, by the agony of Thy most Sacred
and by the sorrows of Thine Immaculate Mother,
wash clean in the Thy Blood the sinners of the
who are to die this day.
Remember most especially the soul I spiritually
with the intention of entrusting him or her to
Thy Shepherd's care:
I beseech Thee for the grace to move this sinner,
who is in
danger of going to Hell, to repent. I ask this
because of my
trust in Thy great mercy.
If it should please Thy Majesty to send me a suffering
in exchange for the grace I ask for this soul,
then, it, too,
shall please me very much, and I thank Thee,
Most Sweet Jesus,
Shepherd and Lover of Souls; I thank Thee for
opportunity to give mercy in thanksgiving for
all the mercies
Thou hast shown me. Amen.
Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the
GUARDIAN ANGEL PRAYER
O MOST holy Angel of God, appointed by God
to be my guardian, I give thee thanks for all
benefits which thou hast ever bestowed on me
in body and soul. I praise and glorify thee that
thou condescended to assist me with such patient
fidelity, and to defend me against all the
assaults of my enemy.Blessed be the hour in
which thou were assigned me for my guardian,
my defender and my patron. In acknowledgment
and return for all thy loving ministries to me,
offer thee the infinitely precious and noble
Heart of Jesus, and firmly purpose to obey thee henceforward, and most
faithfully to serve
my God. Amen.
O my good Angel, whom God, by His Divine mercy,
hath appointed to be my guardian, enlighten and
protect me, direct and govern me this day. Amen.
PRAYER FOR DAILY NEGLECTS
PENANCE: The Sacrament by which, as a repentant
sinner, I receive forgiveness of even mortal sins, and thus become
a living member of Christ's Mystical Body. Tonight, therefore, I shall
examine my conscience in preparation for a full Confession, realizing
I must have a genuine sorrow for sin, together with a determination to
sin no more.
ETERNAL FATHER, I offer Thee the Sacred Heart
with all Its Love, all Its sufferings, and all
TO EXPIATE all the sins I have committed this
day, and during all my life.
GLORY BE, etc.
TO PURIFY the good I have done poorly this day,
and during all my life.
GLORY BE, etc.
TO SUPPLY for the good I ought to have done,
and that I have neglected this day
and during all my life.
GLORY BE, etc.
Now recite An Act of
BACK TO HOLY HOUR,
NIGHT PRAYER IN RESPONSE TO A REQUEST FROM OUR
ETERNAL FATHER, I desire to rest in Thy Heart
this night. I make the
intention of offering to Thee every beat of my
heart, joining to them as many acts
of love and desire. I pray that even while I
am asleep, I will bring back to Thee
souls that offend Thee. I ask forgiveness for
the whole world, especially for
those who know Thee and yet sin. I offer to Thee
my every breath and heartbeat
as a prayer of reparation. Amen.
AN ACT OF RESIGNATION
My Lord God, even now I accept at Thy hands, cheerfully
and willingly, with
all its anxieties, pains and sufferings, whatever
kind of death it shall please
Thee to be mine. Amen.
PRAYER FOR GRACE
O MY GOD and MY ALL,
in Thy goodness and mercy, grant that
before I die I may
regain all the graces which I have lost
through my carelessness
Permit me to attain
the degree of merit and perfection to which
Thou didst desire
to lead me, and which I failed by
also that others regain the graces which
they have lost through
my fault. This I humbly beg through the merits
of the Sacred Heart
of Jesus and Immaculate Virgin Mary. Amen.
PRAYER FOR PROTECTION
My God, I adore Thee and I love Thee with all my heart. I thank Thee
having created me, for having made me a Catholic and for having watched
over me this day. Pardon me for the evil I have done this day; and if I
have done any good, deign to accept it. Watch over me while I take my
and deliver me from danger. May Thy grace be always with me. Amen.
FOR THE HOLY SOULS
Lord Jesus Christ, King of glory, deliver the souls of all the faithful
departed from the pains of hell and from the bottomless pit; deliver
from the lion's mouth, that hell not swallow them up, that they fall
into darkness, but let the holy standard bearer Michael bring them into
that holy light which You promised to Abraham and his seed.
OF ST. ALPHONSUS
Christ, my God, I adore Thee and I thank Thee for the many favors Thou
hast bestowed on me this day. I offer Thee my sleep and all the moments
of this night, and I pray Thee to preserve me from sin. Therefore, I
myself in Thy most sacred side, and under the mantle of our Blessed
my Mother. May the holy Angels assist me and keep me in peace, and may
Thy blessing be upon me.
FOR THE HOME
beseech You, O Lord, visit this home, and drive far from it all the
of the enemy; let Your holy angels dwell therein so as to preserve us
peace; and let Your blessing be always upon us. Through Christ our
TO MY GUARDIAN ANGEL
of God, my guardian dear, to whom His love commits me here, ever this
be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.