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6/23/2012

Mothers of Lu Prayer

Mothers of Lu Prayer

O God, grant that one of my sons becomes a priest! I promise to live as a good Christian woman and will lead my children to all that is good, wherewith I hope to receive the grace to be able to give to you, O God, a holy priest.

3 Hail Mary's
St. John Vianney, pray for us.
St. Pius X, pray for us.

6/02/2009

LITANY OF THE HOLY GHOST (For Thanksgiving/Adoration)

LITANY OF THE HOLY GHOST

(For private use only. For Thanksgiving/Adoration)

Taken from the book, "Aprayerbook of Favorite Litanies," by Tan Books pp.73-75

God the Eternal Father,

Bless me, I adore Thee.

God the Eternal Son,

Bless me, I adore Thee.

God the Eternal Spirit,

Bless me, I adore Thee.

Teach me to live for the glory of the Eternal Trinity alone.

Amen.

Blessed Mother Mary, Virgin spouse of the Holy Ghost, intercede for me that I may obtain through thy intercession the graces I desire through this litany, which I offer to thy Divine Spouse by thy Immaculate Heart.

Amen.

Holy Spirit, Who created me,

I thank Thee.

Holy Spirit, Who redeemed me,

I thank Thee.

Holy Spirit, Who sanctified me,

I thank Thee.

Holy Spirit of God, I adore Thee.

Holy Spirit, without Whom the Father and the Son do nothing in Heaven or on earth, I adore Thee.

Holy Spirit, Who in the beginning moved over the waters, etc.

Holy Spirit, Who made Mary immaculate,

Holy Spirit, by Whom the Mystery of the Incarnation was accomplished,

Holy Spirit, Source of all holiness,

Holy Spirit, Who made me a child of God,

Holy Spirit, Who made me a soldier of God,

(Holy Spirit, Who made me a religious of God,)

Holy Spirit, Who wishes to make me a saint of God,

Holy Spirit, Source of my every good thought,

Holy Spirit, Inspirer of my every good thought,

Holy Spirit, Spring of my every good action,

Holy Spirit, Who dwellest in the bosom of the Father,

Holy Spirit, Who dwellest in the bosom of Jesus,

Holy Spirit, Who dwellest in the heart of Mary,

Holy Spirit, Who dwellest in the Church,

Holy Spirit, Who dwellest in the souls of the faithful,

Holy Spirit, Who dwellest in my unworthy heart,

(Holy Spirit, Who speacketh to me through my superiors,)

Holy Spirit, Who hast been so patient with me,

Holy Spirit, Who hast been so forgiving to me,

Holy Spirit, Who hast inspired my contrition,

Holy Spirit, Who hast inspired my resolutions,

Holy Spirit, Light of my mind,

Holy Spirit, Strength of my will,

Holy Spirit, Sweetness of my heart,

Holy Spirit, Divine Guardian of my virtue,

Holy Spirit, my Beginning,

Holy Spirit, my Last End,

Holy Spirit, without Whom I can do nothing,

Holy Spirit, without Whom I desire to do nothing,

Holy Spirit, Who leadest me to Jesus,

Holy Spirit, Who bringest the Father and Jesus to me,

Holy Spirit, my God and my all,

Holy Spirit, Who hast set a seal upon my soul

Holy Spirit, Who protectest me at this moment,

Holy Spirit, Who watchest over me whether I wake or sleep,

Holy Spirit, Who keepest my soul in life,

Holy Spirit, Who wilt claim my soul in death,

Holy Spirit, my Eternal Love,

I thank Thee.

Holy Spirit, my Eternal Love,

I adore Thee.

Holy Spirit, my Eternal Love,

I love Thee.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Pour down Thy Spirit upon us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Pour down Thy Spirit upon us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Pour down Thy Spirit upon us, O Lord.

V. Pray for us, sweet spouse of the Holy Ghost,

R. That we may be more worthy of His indwelling.

Let Us Pray

O Sweet Holy Spirit, Who dwellest as the Bond of Love in the Adorable Unity of the Eternal Trinity, dwell evermore in our souls; grant that we may never more grieve Thee, but that we may be ever docile to Thine inspiritations; and in the unutterable condescension of Thy love, fulfill the desire of Our Sweet Jesus that we should be one in Him as He is in His Father, Thou Who livest and reignest with Them, One Eternal Lord and God, world without end. R. Amen.

The invocations in parentheses are for use by members of religious orders.

5/31/2009

LITANY OF THE HOLY GHOST (For Petition)

LITANY OF THE HOLY GHOST

(For private use only. For Petition)

Taken from the book, "Aprayerbook of Favorite Litanies," by Tan Books pp.71-72

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us.

Divine Essence, one true God, Have mercy on us.

Spirit of truth and wisdom, Have mercy on us.

Spirit of holiness and justice, etc.

Spirit of understanding and counsel,

Spirit of love and joy,

Spirit of peace and patience,

Spirit of longanimity and meekness,

Spirit of benignity and goodness,

Love substantial of the Father and the Son,

Love and life of saintly souls,

Fire ever burning,

Living water to quench the thirst of hearts,

From all evil, deliver us, O Holy Spirit.

From all impurity of soul and body, deliver us, O Holy Spirit.

From all gluttony and sensuality, etc.

From all attachments to the things of the earth,

From all hypocrisy and pretence,

From self-love and self-judgment,

From our own will,

From slander,

From deceiving our neighbors,

From our passions and disorderly appetites,

From our inattentiveness to Thy holy inspirations,

From the despising little things,

From debauchery and malice,

From love of comfort and luxury,

From wishing to seek or desire anything other than Thee,

From everything that displeases Thee,

Most loving Father, forgive us.

Divine Word, have pity on us.

Holy and divine Spirit, leave us not until we are in possession of the Divine Essence, Heaven of heavens.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Send us the divine Consoler.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Fill us with the gifts of Thy Spirit.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Make the fruits of the Holy Spirit increase within us.

Come, O 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 by the light of the Holy Spirit didst instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant us by the same Spirit to be truly wise and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. R. Amen.

LITANY OF THE HOLY GHOST (Regular Litany)

LITANY OF THE HOLY GHOST

(For private use only. Regular Litany)

Taken from the book, "Aprayerbook of Favorite Litanies," by Tan Books pp. 69-70

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.

Father all powerful, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Eternal Son of the Father, Redeemer of the world, Save us

Spirit of the Father and the Son, boundless Life of both, Sanctify us.

Holy Trinity, Hear us.

Holy Spirit, Who proceedest from the Father and the Son, enter our hearts.

Holy Spirit, Who art equal to the Father and the Son, enter our hearts.

Promise of God the Father, have mercy on us.

Ray of heavenly light, have mercy on us.

Author of all good, etc.

Source of heavenly water,

Consuming Fire,

Ardent Charity,

Spiritual Unction,

Spirit of love and truth,

Spirit of wisdom and understanding,

Spirit of counsel and fortitude,

Spirit of knowledge and piety,

Spirit of fear of the Lord,

Spirit of grace and prayer,

Spirit of peace and meekness,

Spirit of modest and innocence,

Holy Spirit, the Comforter,

Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier,

Holy Spirit, Who governest the Church,

Gift of God the Most High,

Spirit Who fillest the universe,

Spirit of the adoption of the children of God,

Holy Spirit, inspire us with horror of sin.

Holy Spirit, come and renew the face of the earth.

Holy Spirit, shed Thy light into our souls.

Holy Spirit, engrave Thy law in our hearts.

Holy Spirit, inflame us with the flame of Thy love.

Holy Spirit, open to us the treasures of Thy graces.

Holy Spirit, teach us to pray well.

Holy Spirit, enlighten us with Thy heavenly inspiritations.

Holy Spirit, lead us in the way of salvation.

Holy Spirit, grant us the only necessary knowledge.

Holy Spirit, inspire in us the practice of good.

Holy Spirit, grant us the merits of all virtues.

Holy Spirit, make us persevere in justice.
Holy Spirit, be our everlasting reward.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Send us The Holy Spirit.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Pour down into our souls the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Grant us the Spirit of wisdom and piety.

V. Come Holy Spirit! Fill the Hearts of Thy faithful,

R. And enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.

Let Us Pray

Grant, O merciful Father, that Thy Divine Spirit may enlighten, inflame and purify us, that He may penetrate us with His heavenly dew and make us fruitful in good works, through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who with Thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, liveth and reigneth forever and ever. R. Amen.

9/02/2008

The Seven Sorrows of Mary

The Seven Sorrows
of the
Mother of God


V. Incline unto my aid, O God!

R. O Lord, make haste to help me!


One Glory Be.

1. The Prophecy of Simeon

I compassionate thee, O Sorrowful Mother Mary, on account of that grief suffered by thy tender heart at the prophecy of the aged Holy Simeon. O dearest Mother, through this thy afflicted heart, implore for me the virtue of humility and the Gift of the Fear of God. One Hail Mary.

2. The Flight into Egypt

I compassionate thee, O sorrowful Mother Mary, on account of those distressing fears which thy affectionate heart endured on the flight to Egypt and during thy sojourn there. O dearest Mother, through this thy anxious heart implore for me the virtue of generosity, particularly for the poor, and the Gift of Piety. One Hail Mary.

3. The loss of the Child Jesus in the temple

I compassionate thee, O sorrowful Mother Mary, on account of that anxiety which thy worried heart endured in the loss of thy beloved Child Jesus. O dearest Mother, through this thy exceedingly troubled heart, implore for me the virtue of chastity and the Gift of Knowledge. One Hail Mary.

4. The meeting of Jesus and Mary on the Way of the Cross

I compassionate the, O sorrowful Mother Mary, on account of that horror with thy mother's heart was stricken when meeting Jesus bearing the Cross. O dearest Mother, through this thy exceedingly oppressed heart, implore for me the virtue of patience and the Gift of Fortitude. One Hail Mary.

5. The Crucifixion

I compassionate thee, O sorrowful Mother Mary, on account of that martyrdom which tortured thy magnanimous heart at the death-agony of Jesus. O dearest Mother, through this thy martyred heart, implore for me the virtue of temperance and the Gift of Counsel. One Hail Mary.

6. The taking down of the Body of Jesus from the Cross

I compassionate thee, O sorrowful Mother Mary, on account of the anguish inflicted upon thy tender heart by the thrust of the lance that opened the side of Jesus and pierced His Most Adorable Heart. O dearest Mother, through this vicarious transfixion of thy own heart, implore for me the virtue of brotherly love and the Gift of Understanding. One Hail Mary.

7. The burial of Jesus

I compassionate thee, O sorrowful Mother Mary, on account of that agony of soul, which racked thy most loving heart at the burial of Jesus. O dearest Mother, through this extreme torment that filled thy burdened heart, implore for me the virtue of zeal and the Gift of Wisdom. One Hail Mary.

V. Pray for us, O Virgin Most Sorrowful!

R. That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us Pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, we beseech thee that the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, whose soul was pierced by the Sword of Sorrow in the hour of Thy Passion, may be our advocate at the throne of Thy Mercy, now, and at the hour of our death. Through Thee, Jesus Christ, Redeemer of the World, Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.


Promises

The following are the seven graces promised by the Blessed Virgin Mary to souls who honor her daily by saying seven Hail Mary's and meditating on her tears and sorrows. This devotion was passed on to us by Saint Bridget.

1. I will grant peace to their families.

2. They will be enlightened about the divine mysteries.

3. I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.

4. I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the Adorable Will of my Divine son or the sanctification of their souls.

5. I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.

6. I will visibly help them at the moment of their death; they will see the face of their mother.

7. I have obtained (this Grace) from my Divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and sorrows, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son will be their eternal consolation and joy.