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In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
(For the Greater Glory of God)

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Today, I offer you all my thoughts words and action to the honor and glory of God, into the hands of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in union with the Adorable Heart of Jesus, and the sufferings of my Divine Lord for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

Morning Offering
of Reparation

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass being offered throughout the world, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day in reparation for the offences committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for my sins and the sins of the whole world.


The value of Morning Offering of Reparation

Morning Offering
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works,
joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
throughout the world, 
in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all my relatives and friends, and in particular for the (good) intentions of the Holy Father.


Apostles Creed 

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 rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth 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, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. 


Gardian Angel

Prayers To Your
Guardian Angel

Prayers for advanced angel involvement in our lives.  

"Jesus, allow my guardian angel to help me in many ways throughout the day. Give me the ability to constantly communicate freely with my angel. Let my angel work in union with the appropriate Holy Saints and Holy Souls to best aid me and my loved ones in all our needs and spiritual growth. Let my angel work in union with the angels of my 'loved ones' in order to assist and comfort them in their darkness. Allow their angel to guide their thoughts by my prayers for the Spirit's grace of clarity, wisdom and strength upon them.  Allow them to think clearly without distractions or influence from the evil one.  I ask this in Your Most Holy Name, Jesus Christ.    Amen."

"God the Father and Holy Spirit. I humbly ask you to grant my 'Loved One' thy graces of clarity, wisdom & strength."

"Lord, I am not worthy to receive Your abundant graces, but only say the word and my 'Loved One(s)' shall be blessed."

In the simplest, most humble form:
 (Say with heart felt trust as often as you can. The bible promises it will be granted to all those who ask.)

"God the Father, Holy Spirit;
  clarity, wisdom, strength."

Written by Mark H for the help of my aging mother.

"Good morning my Angel from God.  Thank You for being my friend and guardian.  Remind me daily to rebuke my fear, doubt and distractions and always guide my thoughts for the greater glory of God.  Amen."

Angel of God,
my guardian dear,
To whom God's love
commits me here,
Ever this day, be at my side,
To light and guard,
Rule and guide.


All people have Guardian Angels, but we must ask our Angels for help before they can intervene.  

Treat your angel like a trusted friend.  Tell them your thoughts and your daily concerns.  Ask them to help with all your important decisions.  Your angle communicates to you through your thoughts.  Ask Jesus to let you distinguish between heavenly thoughts and the deceptive thoughts seeded by the evil one.  

"Jesus, help me to recognize when my Angel or the Spirit is guiding my thoughts.

Help me to distinguish and bind the deceptive thoughts of the evil one.  

I ask this in your most Holy Name Jesus.  Amen."

Related Prayers:

Catholic Prayer to One's Guardian Angel for a Happy Hour of Death.

Other Resources:

Q’s and A’s on the Guardian Angels.


Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry
for having offended Thee, and I
detest all my sins, because I dread
the loss of heaven, and the pains
of hell, but most of all because they
offend Thee my God, who are all
good and deserving of all my love.

I firmly resolve with the help of
Thy grace, to confess my sins,
to do penance, and to amend my life.


Act of Spiritual

My Jesus, I believe that You are
present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I
desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already
there and unite myself wholly to You. 
Never permit me to be separated
from You.


Crucifix, Beautiful Catholic Prayers

Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.

Water from Christ's side, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.

Within Thy wounds hide me.
Suffer me not to be separated  from Thee.
From the malicious enemy defend me.

In the hour of my death call me.
And bid me come unto Thee.
That I may praise Thee
with Thy saints
and with Thy angels,
forever and ever.


Indulgence of 300 days; if recited after devout reception of Holy Communion, seven years Raccolta 131)


Christ Candle
of Hope

God, our loving Father, you sent your Son,
Jesus Christ, into this world to counter all the forces of evil: sin, suffering and death, and to overcome evil with the force of good; hatred with the power of love, your great love for us in Jesus.
Help us never to curse the darkness, but to join with you in bringing Your light into this world,
the light that is your Son, born of the Virgin Mary, in Bethlehem. Help us to be instruments of your light and love by doing one special act of kindness
or by being your special instrument of reconciliation this New Year. May the Christ Candle we light symbolize our desire to bring light into a world of darkness and hope into a world of despair.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Jesus Painting

Shroud Jesus Face

A portion of the Shroud of Turin.
Holy Face

O Blessed Face of my kind Savior, by the tender love and piercing sorrow of Our Lady as she beheld You in Your cruel Passion, grant us to share in this intense sorrow and love so as to fulfill the holy will of God to the utmost of our ability.


Prayer to the
Holy Face

O Lord Jesus Christ, in presenting ourselves before Thine adorable Face to ask of Thee the graces of which we stand most in need, we beseech Thee, above all, to grant us that interior disposition of never refusing at any time to do what Thou requires of us by Thy holy commandments and divine inspirations.


Prayer of St. Pius IX to the Holy Face

"O My Jesus, cast upon us a look of mercy; turn Thy Face towards each of us as Thou did to Veronica; not that we may see it with our bodily eyes, for this we do not deserve; but turn it towards our hearts, so that remembering Thee we may ever draw from this fountain the strength the vigor necessary to sustain the combats of life. Amen."

Children's  Prayer
 To Mary

Dear Mother of Jesus, 
look down upon me 
as I say my prayers 
slowly at my mother's 

I love thee, O Lady 
and please willest thou 
all little children
to Jesus our King.


Mary with Children, Beautiful Catholic Prayers

Mary with rose


My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.

He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.

He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever.


Mary, Beautiful Catholic Prayers


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.


 Memorare (express novena)

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Lorica of Saint Patrick (modified-we)

We arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through a belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
Of the Creator of creation.

We arise today
Through the strength of Christ's birth and His baptism, 
Through the strength of His crucifixion and His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection and His ascension,
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.

We arise today
Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
In obedience of angels
in Heaven,
In service of archangels for God,
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs
before Christ,
In preachings of the apostles to kingdoms,
In faiths of confessors and priests,
In innocence of virgins and children,
In deeds of righteous men and women.

We arise today
Through the strength of heaven 
by the Light of the sun
in the sky,
the Splendor of fire and ash,
the Speed of lightning from the clouds,
the Swiftness of the wind across the plains,
the Depth of the sea from the shores,
the Stability of the earth around the sun,
and the Firmness of the rock in the ground.

We arise today
Through God's strength to pilot us
for ever,
God's might to uphold us
in weakness,
God's wisdom to guide us in thought,
God's eye to look before us in darkness,
God's ear to hear us
in praise,
God's word to speak for us in wisdom,
God's hand to guard us
in peril,
God's way to lie before us by example,
God's shield to protect us from evil,
God's hosts to save us from damnation,
From snares of the devil,
From temptations of vices,
From every one who desires us ill,
Afar and a near,
Alone or in a multitude. 

We summon today all these powers between us and evil,
Against every cruel merciless power that opposes our body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of women and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man's body and soul.
Christ shield us today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
Against storms and floods and all natural disasters 
that threaten our lives and safety.
So that reward may come to us in abundance.

Christ with us, Christ before us, Christ behind us.
Christ in us, Christ beneath us, Christ above us.
Christ on our right, Christ on our left,
Christ when we lie down, Christ when we sit down.
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of us.
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of us.
Christ in the eye that sees us.
Christ in the ear that hears us.

We arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through a belief in the Threeness,
Through a confession of the Oneness
Of the Creator of creation.


Original St Patrick Breastplate Prayer

StJeseph with Jesus
Devotion to
St. Joseph

To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our tribulation, and having implored the help of your most holy spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.

Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood,  and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.

O most watchful Guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; 

O our most mighty protector, be propitious to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness; and, as once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God's Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity;
shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection,
so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die holily, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven.


Related web sites:
The Importance of Devotion to St. Joseph -

Prayer to
 Saint Cecilia

St. Cecillia

Dear Saint Cecilia, one thing we know for certain about you is that you became a heroic martyr in fidelity to your divine Bridegroom.

We do not know that you were a musician but we are told that you heard Angels sing.

Inspire musicians to gladden the hearts of people by filling the air with God's gift of music and reminding them of the divine Musician who created all beauty.





St Clare

St. Clare
of Assisi

God of mercy, You inspired Saint Clare with the love of poverty. By the help of her prayers may we follow Christ in poverty of spirit and come to the joyful vision of Your glory in the Kingdom of heaven. We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.


Dove Come, Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.

Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created.  And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray. O God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord.


St Michael the Archangel
Prayer For Help Against
Spiritual Enemies

Glorious Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly hosts, who stands always ready to give assistance to the people of God; who fought with the dragon, the old serpent, and cast him out of heaven, and now valiantly defends the Church of God that the gates of hell may never prevail against her, I earnestly entreat you to assist me also, in the painful and dangerous conflict which I sustain against the same formidable foe.
Be with me, O mighty Prince! that I may courageously fight and vanquish that proud spirit, whom you, by the Divine Power, gloriously overthrew, and whom our powerful King, Jesus Christ, has, in our nature, completely overcome; so having triumphed over the enemy of my salvation, I may with you and the holy angels, praise the clemency of God who, having refused mercy to the rebellious angels after their fall, has granted repentance and forgiveness to fallen man.


St Michael Statue

St. Michael
The Archangle

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protector against the wickedness
and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Complete Prayer to Saint Michael (Long Version)
St Micheal Prayer and Image

Devine Child Jesus

  Novena to the 
Divine Child Jesus

Divine Child Jesus, we believe in You; We adore You; and we love You; have mercy on us, sinners.

We've come to this Temple in response to your love. We've come in response to your mercy and grace. We are here because You invited us to come before You and to pour out the cares of our hearts to You since You deeply care for each of us.

We remember Your words to the disciples: Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened. Trusting in your infinite goodness and trusting that You always keep your promise, we now ask this intention which we pray in the silence of our hearts...<silently mention the request>...

Thank you, Divine Child Jesus, for listening attentively to our prayers all the time. We hope that You will ask this before Our Heavenly Father. And, if what we ask for may not be good for our salvation and sanctification, we trust that you will grant us instead what we truly need, so that one day we may be with You for all eternity enjoying that ultimate happiness of Heaven.

Divine Child Jesus, bless and protect us.
Divine Child Jesus, bless and lead us.
Divine Child Jesus, bless and provide for us.

All this we ask through the intercession of your Holy Mother, Mary, and in Your powerful and Most Holy Name, Jesus.



St joseph Statue

Memorare to
St. Joseph

Remember, O most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who implored your help and sought your intercession were left unassisted.
Full of confidence in your power I fly unto you and beg your protection. Despise not O Guardian of the Redeemer my humble supplication, but in your bounty, hear and answer me. Amen.

Appeal to St. Joseph
 O BLESSED ST. JOSEPH, tenderhearted Father,
faithful guardian of Jesus, chaste spouse of the Mother of God, I pray and beseech thee to offer to God the Father, His Divine Son, bathed in Blood on the Cross for sinners, and through the thrice Holy Name of Jesus, obtain for us from the Eternal Father,  the favor we now implore . . . 

O JOSEPH, foster Father of Jesus, most pure spouse
of the Virgin Mary, pray for us daily to the Son of God,
so that, armed with the might of His grace and loyally fighting the good fight here on earth, we may be crowned by Him at  the hour of our death.


Act of Consecration
to St. Joseph

O dearest St. Joseph, I consecrate myself to your honor and give myself to you, that you may always be my father, my protector and my guide in the way of salvation.

Obtain for me a greater purity of heart and fervent love of the interior life. After your example may I do all my actions for the greater glory of God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
O Blessed St. Joseph, pray for me, that I may share in the peace and joy of your holy death. 


Mary with Candles

Our Lady of
Perpetual Help

O Mother of Perpetual Help, grant that I may ever invoke thy most powerful name, which is the safeguard of the living and the salvation of the dying. O Purest Mary, O Sweetest Mary, let thy name henceforth be ever on my lips. Delay not, O Blessed Lady, to help me whenever I call on thee, for, in all my needs, in all my temptations I shall never cease to call on thee, ever repeating thy sacred name, Mary, Mary.

Our Lady of Lourds

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II's  Prayer to our Lady of Lourdes

Hail Mary, poor and humble Woman, Blessed by the Most High! Virgin of hope, dawn of a new era, We join in your song of praise, to celebrate the Lord’s mercy, to proclaim the coming of the Kingdom and the full liberation of humanity.

Hail Mary, lowly handmaid of the Lord, Glorious Mother of Christ! Faithful Virgin, holy dwelling-place of the Word, Teach us to persevere in listening to the Word, and to be docile to the voice of the Spirit, attentive to his promptings in the depths of our conscience and to his manifestations in the events of history.

Hail Mary, Woman of sorrows, Mother of the living! Virgin spouse beneath the Cross, the new Eve, Be our guide along the paths of the world. Teach us to experience and to spread the love of Christ, to stand with you before the innumerable crosses on which your Son is still crucified.

Hail Mary, woman of faith, First of the disciples! Virgin Mother of the Church, help us always to account for the hope that is in us, with trust in human goodness and the Father’s love. Teach us to build up the world beginning from within: in the depths of silence and prayer, in the joy of fraternal love, in the unique fruitfulness of the Cross.

Holy Mary, Mother of believers, Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.


St Ignatius of Loyola
St. Ignatius of Loyola
St. Ignatius
of Loyola's
Prayer Against
O Christ Jesus
When all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness, Give us the sense of Your Presence,
Your Love and Your Strength.

Help us to have perfect trust In Your protecting love And strengthening power, So that nothing may frighten or worry us, For, living close to You, We shall see Your Hand, Your Purpose, Your Will through all things.



St Joseph

A Prayer To
St. Joseph

blessed Joseph, faithful guardian of my Redeemer, Jesus Christ, protector
of thy chaste spouse, the virgin Mother of God, I choose thee this day to
be my special patron and advocate and I firmly resolve to honor thee all
the days of my life. Therefore I humbly beseech thee to receive me as thy
client, to instruct me in every doubt, to comfort me in every affliction,
to obtain for me and for all the knowledge and love of the Heart of Jesus,
and finally to defend and protect me at the hour of my death.




St. Mary

Saint Mary Magdalene, woman of many sins, who by conversion became the beloved of Jesus,
thank you for your witness that Jesus forgives
through the miracle of love.

You, who already possess eternal happiness
in His glorious presence, please intercede for me, so that some day I may share in the same everlasting joy.


St. Pio Prayer of Trust & Confidence

Padre Pio

O Lord, we ask for a boundless confidence and trust in Your divine mercy, and the courage to accept the crosses and sufferings which bring immense goodness to our souls and that of Your Church.

Help us to love You with a pure and contrite heart, and to humble ourselves beneath Your cross, as we climb the mountain of holiness, carrying our cross that leads to heavenly glory.

May we receive You with great faith and love in Holy Communion, and allow You to act in us, as You desire, for Your greater glory.

O Jesus, most adorable heart and eternal fountain of Divine Love, may our prayer find favor before the Divine Majesty of Your Heavenly Father.


St Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila

Prayer of Saint Teresa of Avila

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.


StTterese of Lisieux

St. Therese
of Lisieux


O my God! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, by uniting them to Its infinite merits; and I wish to make reparation for my sins by casting them into the furnace of Its Merciful Love.

O my God! I ask of Thee for myself and for those whom I hold dear, the grace to fulfill perfectly Thy Holy Will, to accept for love of Thee the joys and sorrows of this passing life, so that we may one day be united together in heaven for all Eternity.



O little St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, who during your short life on earth became a mirror of angelic purity, of love strong as death, and of wholehearted abandonment to God, now that you rejoice in the reward of your virtues, cast a glance of pity on me as I leave all things in your hands. Make my troubles your own - speak a word for me to our Lady Immaculate, whose flower of special love you were - to that Queen of heaven "who smiled on you at the dawn of life." Beg her as the Queen of the heart of Jesus to obtain for me by her powerful intercession, the grace I yearn for so ardently at this moment, and that she join with it a blessing that may strengthen me during life. Defend me at the hour of death, and lead me straight on to a happy eternity.


Charles de Foucauld

Charles de Foucauld

Prayer of Abandonment.

Father, I abandon myself into your hands;
do with me what you will.
Whatever you may do, I thank you:
I am ready for all, I accept all.

Let only your will be done in me,
and in all your creatures.
I wish no more than this, O Lord.

Into your hands I commend my soul:
I offer it to you with all the love of my heart,
for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into your hands without reserve, and with boundless confidence,
for you are my Father.



Praying Hands, Beautiful Catholic Prayers

A Short Prayer
Lord help me to remember
that nothing is going to happen
to me today that You and I
together can't handle.


In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
(For the Greater Glory of God)

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