OFFERTORY (Say upon
O my God, in union
with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, (here kiss your brown
scapular as a sign of your consecration; and for a partial
indulgence also), 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 today to gain every indulgence and
merit I can and I offer them, together with myself, to Mary
Immaculate, that she may best apply them in the interests of
Thy most Sacred Heart. Precious Blood of Jesus, save us!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us! Sacred Heart of
Jesus, have mercy on us!
(Then say one Our
Father, three Hail Mary's and the Glory Be.)
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 womb, Jesus. 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 Ghost. As it was in
the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end.
Most holy and
adorable Trinity, one God in three Persons, I believe that
Thou art here present. I adore Thee with the deepest
humility; and render to Thee with my whole heart, the homage
which is due to Thy sovereign Majesty. Grant me the grace
to pray as I ought.
ACT OF FAITH
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. Amen.
ACT OF HOPE
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 merits of
Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer. Amen.
ACT OF CHARITY
my God! I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart
and soul, because Thou art all good and worthy of all love.
I love my neighbour as myself for love of Thee. I forgive
all who have injured me and ask pardon of all whom I have
O my God! I most
humbly thank Thee for all the favours Thou hast bestowed
upon me to the present moment. I give Thee thanks from the
bottom of my heart that Thou hast created me after Thine own
image and likeness, that Thou hast redeemed me by the
Precious Blood of Thy dear Son, and that Thou hast preserved
me and brought me safe to the beginning of another day. I
offer to Thee, O Lord, my thoughts, words, actions, and
sufferings of this day. I consecrate them all to the glory
of Thy name, beseeching Thee that through the infinite
merits of Jesus Christ, my Saviour, they may all find
acceptance in Thy sight. May Thy divine love animate them,
and may they all tend to Thy greater glory. Amen.
Adorable Jesus, my
Saviour and Master, model of all perfection, I resolve and
will endeavour this day to imitate Thine example, to be like
Thee, mild, humble, obedient, chaste, zealous, patient,
charitable and resigned. I will redouble my efforts that I
may not fall this day into any of those sins which I
heretofore committed, and which, with Thy gracious
assistance, I sincerely desire to forsake. Amen.
of Jesus, today I wish to live in Thee, in Thy grace, in
which I desire, at all costs, to persevere. Keep me from
sin and strengthen my will by helping me to keep watch over
my senses, my imagination, and my heart. Help me to correct
my faults, which are the source of sin. I beg of Thee to do
this, O Jesus, through Mary, Thy Immaculate Mother. Amen.
Mary, my Queen and my Mother, I give myself entirely to
Thee. To show my devotion to Thee, I consecrate to Thee
this day my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my whole
being without reserve. Wherefore good Mother, I am Thine,
keep me and guard me as Thy property and possession. Amen.
THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL PRAYER
Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse
to Thee. Amen.
O Holy Virgin!
Mother of God, my Mother and Patroness, I place myself under
thy protection; I throw myself with confidence into the arms
of thy compassion. Be to me, O Mother of Mercy, my refuge in
distress, my consolation in suffering, my advocate with
thine adorable Son, now and at the hour of my death. Amen.
Holy Michael the
Archangel, defend us in this day of battle, be our safeguard
against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God
restrain him, we humbly pray, and do thou O Prince of the
Heavenly Host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and
all the other wicked spirits who wander through the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
O Angel of
God my guardian dear, to whom His love commits me here, ever
this day be at my side to light and guard, to rule and
O my God, I present
myself before Thee at the end of another day, to offer Thee
anew the homage of my heart. I humbly adore Thee, my
Creator, my Redeemer, and my Judge. I believe in Thee,
because Thou art Truth itself; I hope in Thee, because Thou
art faithful to Thy promises; I love Thee with my whole
heart, because Thou art infinitely worthy of being loved;
and for Thy sake I love my neighbour as myself. Amen.
Enable me, O my God,
to return Thee thanks as I ought for Thy inestimable
blessings and favours. Thou hast thought of me and loved me
from all eternity; Thou hast formed me out of nothing, Thou
hast delivered up Thy beloved Son to the ignominious death
of the cross for my redemption; Thou hast made me a member
of Thy Holy Church; Thou hast preserved me from falling into
the abyss of eternal misery, when my sins had provoked Thee
to punish me; and Thou hast graciously continued to spare
me, even though I have not ceased to offend Thee. What
return, O my God, can I make for thy innumerable blessings,
and particularly for the favours of this day? O all ye
angels and saints, unite with me in praising the God of
mercies, who is so bountiful to so unworthy a creature.
ACT OF CONTRITION
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and
I detest all my sins, because of Thy just punishments, but
most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art
all-good and worthy of all my love. And I firmly resolve
with the help of Thy Grace to sin no more and to avoid the
near occasions of sin. Amen.
Blessed Jesus help us always to follow the example of your
Holy Family, that your glorious Virgin Mother and Blessed
Joseph may meet us at the hour of our death, and find us
worthy to enter with you into your eternal home; who lives
and rules with God the Father. Amen.
PRAYER FOR PURITY
O Mary by Thine Immaculate Conception make my body pure and
my soul holy.
Bless, O Lord, the
repose I am about to take, that my bodily strength being
renewed, I may be better enabled to serve Thee. O Blessed
Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, Saint Joseph, my Guardian
Angel, good Patron Saint, and all ye saints and angels of
paradise, watch over and pray for me, not only during this
night, but for the rest of my life, and particularly at the
hour of my death. Amen.
As I lay me down to
sleep, I pray dear Lord my soul to keep, if I should die
before I wake, I pray dear Lord my soul to take. Amen.
O Angel of
God my guardian dear, to whom His love commits me here, ever
this night be at my side to light and guard, to rule and
PRAYER FOR A HAPPY DEATH
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist me in my last agony.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul in peace
with you. Amen.