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Prayers

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Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.  We fly to you today as your beloved children. We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana.
 
Pray for us, loving Mother, and gain for our nation and world, and for all our families and loved ones, the protection of your holy angels, that we may be spared the worst of this illness.  
 
For those already afflicted, we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.  Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful, wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
 
In this time of trial and testing, teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
 
We come to you with confidence, knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother, health of the sick and cause of our joy.
 
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, keep us in the embrace of your arms, help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen. 
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The Memorare
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.  Amen.
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Prayer Before Mass
Behold, O my most loving Jesus, how far Thine exceeding love hath reached!  Of Thine own Flesh and Most Precious Blood Thou hast prepared for me a divine table in order to give Thyself wholly to me.  What hath impelled Thee to such transports of love?  Nothing else surely save Thy most loving Heart.  O adorable Heart of my Jesus, burning furnace of divine charity, receive my heart within Thy most sacred wound; to the end that in this school of love, I may learn to make a return of love to the God who hath given me such wondrous proofs of His love.  Amen.
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Act of Spiritual Communion
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. Amen.
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The Anima Christi
Soul of Christ, sanctify me; Body of Christ, save me; Blood of Christ, inebriate me; Water from the side of Christ, wash me; Passion of Christ, strengthen me; O good Jesus hear me;Within your wounds hide me; separated from you, let me never be; From the evil one protect me; At the hour of my death, call me; And close to you bid me; That with your saints, I may be praising you forever and ever.
Amen.
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Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen.
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Prayer of Thanksgiving 
Receive, Lord, my entire freedom.  Accept the whole of my memory, my intellect and my will.  Whatever I have or possess, it was you who gave it to me; I restore it to you in full, and I surrender it completely to the guidance of your will.  Give me only love of you together with your grace, and I am rich enough and ask for nothing more. 
Amen.
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Prayer to Your Guardian Angel

O HOLY ANGEL at my side,
Go to Church for me,
Kneel in my place, at Holy Mass,
Where I desire to be.
 
At Offertory, in my stead,
Take all I am and own,
And place it as a sacrifice
Upon the Altar Throne.
At Holy Consecration’s bell,Adore with Seraph’s love,My Jesus hidden in the Host,Come down from Heaven above.
Then pray for those I dearly love,And those who cause me grief,That Jesus’ Blood may cleanse all hearts,And suff’ring souls relieve.
And when the priest Communion takes,
Oh, bring my Lord to me,
That His Sweet Heart may rest on mine,
And I His temple be.
 
Pray that this Sacrifice Divine,
May mankind’s sins efface;
Then bring me Jesus’ blessing home,
The pledge of every grace. 
Amen.
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Litany of Trust

From the belief that I have to earn Your love
Deliver me, Jesus.
 
From the fear that I am unlovable
Deliver me, Jesus.
 
From the false security that I have what it takes
Deliver me, Jesus.
 
From the fear that trusting You will leave me more destitute
Deliver me, Jesus.
 
From all suspicion of Your words and promises
Deliver me, Jesus.
 
From the rebellion against childlike dependency on You
Deliver me, Jesus.
 
From refusals and reluctances in accepting Your will
Deliver me, Jesus.
 
From anxiety about the future
Deliver me, Jesus.
 
From resentment or excessive preoccupation with the past
Deliver me, Jesus.
 
From restless self-seeking in the present moment
Deliver me, Jesus.
 
From disbelief in Your love and presence
Deliver me, Jesus.
 
From the fear of being asked to give more than I have
Deliver me, Jesus.
 
From the belief that my life has no meaning or worth
Deliver me, Jesus.
 
From the fear of what love demands
Deliver me, Jesus.
 
From discouragement
Deliver me, Jesus.
That You are continually holding me, sustaining me, loving me
Jesus, I trust in You.
 
That Your love goes deeper than my sins and failings and transforms me
Jesus, I trust in You.
 
That not knowing what tomorrow brings is an invitation to lean on You
Jesus, I trust in You.
 
That You are with me in my suffering
Jesus, I trust in You.
 
That my suffering, united to Your own, will bear fruit in this life and the next
Jesus, I trust in You.
 
That You will not leave me orphan, that You are present in Your Church
Jesus, I trust in You.
 
That Your plan is better than anything else
Jesus, I trust in You.
 
That You always hear me and in Your goodness always respond to me
Jesus, I trust in You.
 
That You give me the grace to accept forgiveness and to forgive others
Jesus, I trust in You.
 
That You give me all the strength I need for what is asked
Jesus, I trust in You.
 
That my life is a gift
Jesus, I trust in You.
 
That You will teach me to trust You
Jesus, I trust in You.
 
That you are my Lord and my God
Jesus, I trust in You.
 
That I am Your beloved one
Jesus, I trust in You.
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Prayer to the Virgin Mary for The Protection from the Coronavirus
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.  
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.  
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.  
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.  
We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.  
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:  
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. 
Amen.