< title>Night Prayers
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April 2014
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Father Patrick A. Martin
#1 Prayer of Self Dedication to Jesus Christ
 

     Lord Jesus Christ, take all my freedom, my memory, my understanding, and my will.
     All that I have and cherish You have given me. I surrender it all to be guided by Your will. Your grace and Your love are wealth enough for me. Give me these, Lord Jesus, and I ask for nothing more. Mary, Mother of God, Blessed Virgin Mary, Blessed Mother of Love, help me to see God's love for me today like I've never seen His love for me before!  Amen

 
#2 Thanksgiving after Mass
Prayer to Our Redeemer
 

Soul of Christ, make me holy.
Body of Christ, be my salvation.
Blood of Christ, let me drink Your wine.
Water flowing from the side of Christ, wash me clean.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
Kind Jesus, hear my prayer, hide me within Your wounds and keep me close to You. Defend me from the evil enemy. Call me at my death to the fellowship of Your saints, that I may sing Your praise with them through all eternity.  Amen.

 
#3 Prayer to Jesus Christ Crucified
 

     My good and dear Jesus, I kneel before You, asking You most earnestly to engrave upon my heart a deep and lively faith, hope and charity, with true repentance for my sins and firm resolve to make amends as I reflect upon Your five wounds and dwell upon them with deep compassion and grief. I recall, good Jesus, the words the prophet David spoke long ago concerning Yourself: "They have pierced My Hands and My Feet; they have counted all My Bones."  Amen

 
#4 Prayer of Saint Thomas Aquinas
 

     Lord, Father all powerful and ever living God, I thank You, for even though I am a sinner, Your unprofitable servant, not because of my worth but in the kindness of Your mercy, You have fed me with the precious body and blood of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that this holy communion may not bring me condemnation and punishment but forgiveness and salvation.
     May it be a helmet of faith and a shield of good will.
     May it purify me from evil ways and put an end to my evil passions.
     May it bring me charity and patience, humility and obedience, and growth in the power to do good.
     May it be my strong defense against all my enemies, visible and invisible, and the perfect calming of all my evil impulses, bodily and spiritual.
     May it unite me more closely to You, the one true God, and lead me safely through death to everlasting happiness with You. And I pray that You will lead me, a sinner, to the banquet where You, with Your Son and Holy Spirit, are true and perfect light, total fulfillment, everlasting joy, gladness without end, and perfect happiness to Your saints. Grant this through Christ our Lord.     Amen

 
#5 Love Me As You Are
 

     Love Me as you are. I know your misery, the combats and tribulations of your soul, the weakness and infirmities of your body. I know your laziness, your sins, your failings; and I tell you, just the same, give Me your heart. Love Me AS YOU ARE. If you wait until you become an angel to deliver yourself to Love, you will never love Me. Even if you fail often in those particular sins that you would rather never know, even if you are lazy in the practice of virtue, I do not permit you to not love Me. Love Me as you are, at every instant and in every position you may find yourself, whether you be in fervor, in dryness, or in tepidity; whether you be in fidelity or infidelity, love Me just AS YOU ARE. I want the love of your poor heart, your indigent heart. If you decide to wait until you are perfect to love Me, you will never love Me. Do you realize that I could take every single grain of sand that exists and make of each grain a seraphim all radiant with purity, of nobility, and of love? Could I not with a single sign of My will make surge or rise up from nothingness, millions of saints, a million times more perfect and more loveable than the saints I have already created? Am I not All-Powerful? And if it please Me to not do this, and to leave into nothingness all these marvelous beings that I could actually make to rise and create, and prefer to them all your poor love, is that not My business? My child, let Me love you. I want your heart. I definitely intend to form you, but in the meantime, I love you AS YOU ARE. You… love Me AS YOU ARE. I desire to see this love that you have rise and increase from the bottom of your misery. I love in you even your weakness, I love the love of the poor. Today, I stand at the door of your heart as a mendicant, a beggar... I who am the Lord of Lords. I knock and I wait. Please hasten to open to Me and don't use as an excuse to not open to Me, your own misery. Your indigence, if you really knew it totally, your poverty, if you fully understood it, would make you die of sorrow. The only thing that would wound My heart would be to see you doubt and to lack confidence. I want you to think of Me every hour of the day and of the night. I do not want you to pause at any action and even the most insignificant of actions without any other motive than that of love. From this indigence, this poverty, must rise continually this cry: "Lord, I love You!" This is the song of your heart that is important: That you love Me. I do not need your science and I do not need your talents and virtues, you are so weak that, soon, self-love would get mixed in all of this; and so you must not worry about that. I could have destined you to do great things. No, you shall be the servant who is useless. I will take from you even the very little that you have because I have created you for Love. So love. Love will make you do the rest without your even thinking of it. Do not seek any other thing but to fill the present moment with your love. And when you have to suffer, I will give you strength. You gave Me love, I will give you the ability to love beyond anything you could have ever dreamed of. Just remember this, LOVE ME AS YOU ARE. Do not wait to become a saint to deliver to Me your love and to deliver yourself to Love, other wise you will never love.                                                             Anonymous

 
#6 Psalm 103
 

Bless the LORD, my soul; all my being, bless his holy name! Bless the LORD, my soul; do not forget all the gifts of God, Who pardons all your sins, heals all your ills, redeems your life from destruction, surrounds you with love and compassion, Fills your days with good things; your youth is renewed like the eagle's. The LORD does righteous deeds, brings justice to all the oppressed. His ways were revealed to Moses, mighty deeds to the people of Israel. Merciful and gracious is the LORD, slow to anger, abounding in kindness. God does not always rebuke, nurses no lasting anger, Has not dealt with us as our sins merit, nor requited us as our deeds deserve. As the heavens tower over the earth, so God's love towers over the faithful. As far as the east is from the west, so far have our sins been removed from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on the faithful. For he knows how we are formed, remembers that we are dust. Our days are like the grass; like flowers of the field we blossom. The wind sweeps over us and we are gone; our place knows us no more. But the LORD's kindness is forever, toward the faithful from age to age. He favors the children's children of those who keep his covenant, who take care to fulfill its precepts. The LORD's throne is established in heaven; God's royal power rules over all. Bless the LORD, all you angels, mighty in strength and attentive, obedient to every command. Bless the LORD, all you hosts, ministers who do God's will. Bless the LORD, all creatures, everywhere in God's domain. Bless the LORD, my soul!

 
#7 Prayer to The Virgin Mary
 

     Mary, Holy Virgin Mother, I have received Your Son, Jesus Christ. With love You became His Mother, gave birth to Him, nursed Him, and helped Him grow to manhood. With love I return Him to You, to hold once more, to love with all Your heart, 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. Mother, ask God to forgive my sins and to help me serve Him more faithfully. Keep me true to Christ until death, and let me come to praise Him with You for ever and ever.  Amen.

 
#8 Prayer for Our Deceased Bishops, Priests, & Deacons
 

     Lord God, You chose our brothers to serve us, Your people, and to share the joys and burdens of our lives. Look with mercy upon them. Give them the reward of their labors and the fullness of life promised to those who preach Your Holy Gospel. Grant that they, who committed themselves zealously to the service of Your Holy Name, may rejoice forever in the company of Your Saints. We ask this through Christ, our Lord!  Amen!

 
#9 Remember, Saint Joseph
       Remember, Saint Joseph, O most chaste spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone, who asked for your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you and beg your protection. Listen , O foster-father of the Redeemer, to my humble prayer and, in your merciful goodness, hear and answer us.  Amen  
#10 Breathe on Me, O Breath of God!
(A Hymn from the Divine Office)
 

Breathe on me, O Breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love the things
You love and do what You would do!

Breathe on me, O Breath of God,
Until my heart is pure,
Until with You I have one will,
To live and to endure!

Breathe on me, O Breath of God,
My soul with Grace refine,
Til every earthly part of me
Glows with Your Fire Divine!

Breathe on me, O Breath of God,
So I shall never die,
But live with You the perfect life
In Your eternity!  Amen.

 
#11 Daily Consecration to The Blessed Virgin Mary
 

     Momma Mary, dearest Momma Mary, I love You dearly!
Mary, Gift of Your Son's Love, I love and cherish You!
Mary, Sight for my blind eyes, I love and cherish You!
Mary, Way to my lonely heart's peace, I love and cherish You!
Mary, Vision of God's love for me, I love and cherish You dearly!

     I consecrate to You this night all that's me and all that's mine, all that's us and all that's ours! Consecrate us, Momma Mary, right now and forever to Your Son Jesus! Show me, Momma Mary, show us, Your Son Jesus' love for us this night like we have never seen His love for us before!
      I love You dearly, Momma Mary! Good Night!

 
#12 The Chaplet of the Holy Souls

The chaplet begins with the Sign of the Cross and the Apostles' Creed and then the following prayer is prayed:
O Holy Souls,
Draw the fire of God's love
Into our souls
To reveal Jesus crucified in us here on earth
Rather than hereafter in purgatory.

Then, the following prayer is prayed ten times:
Crucified Lord Jesus, have mercy on the souls in purgatory.

The chaplet concludes with the following prayers:
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!
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!
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!

Let us pray…
Eternal Father, I offer You the most precious blood of Your Divine Son Jesus in union with the masses celebrated throughout the world today for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my own family. Amen.

Jesus, Mary, I love You! Save souls. Save priests' souls, with the plea that You multiply a thousand times this act of love every breath we take and heartbeat we make. Amen.


#13 The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
  The chaplet begins with the sign of the cross, one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Apostles' Creed. Each decade begins with the following prayer:
Eternal Father, we offer You the body, blood, soul and divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

Then, the following prayer is prayed on each of the ten beads of the decade:
For the sake of His sorrowful passion,
Have mercy on us and on the whole world!

At the end of the 5 decades of the chaplet pray the following:
Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Holy God, holy mighty one, holy immortal one, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Jesus, I trust in You.
Jesus, I trust in You.
Jesus, I trust in You. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
 
3:00 p.m. Daily Prayer
Sister Faustina

  You expired, Lord Jesus,
But the source of life gushed forth for souls
And an ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world.
Oh font of life, unfathomable divine mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
Oh blood and water, which gushed forth from the heart of Jesus, as a font of mercy for us,
    I trust in You!
Oh blood and water, which gushed forth from the heart of Jesus, as a font of mercy for us,
    I trust in You!
Oh blood and water, which gushed forth from the heart of Jesus, as a font of mercy for us,
    I trust in You!
 
F A N T A S T I C !

 
Music: Communion Song
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