Prayer Guide

 

 

WEEKLY PRAYER GUIDE
1. Sign of the Cross
2. Opening Hymn(Anthem, pg 41)
3. Invocation of the Holy Spirit
4. Act of Contrition.
5. Rosary and Litany of B.V.M(Optional)
6. Chaplet and Litany of Our Mother of Perpetual Help(pg 13-19)
7. Devotional prayer from “Mary our model(pg 20-24)
8. Short Reflection (from the Glories of Mary)
9. Intercessory prayers(pg 21-24)
10. Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
11. Offertory/Announcements/Testimonies
12. Memorare
13. Angelus
14. Closing Hymn(Magnificat)

NOVENA PRAYER GUIDE
1. Sign of the Cross
2. Opening Hymn(Anthem, pg 41)
3. Invocation of the Holy Spirit
4. Act of Contrition.
5. Chaplet and Litany of Our Mother of Perpetual Help(pg 13-19)
6. Novena Opening prayer(pg 42)
7. Novena Daily prayers(as of the particular day)
8. Short Reflection
9. Joys
10. Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
11. Offertory/Announcements/Testimonies
12. Memorare
13. Angelus
14. Closing Hymn(Magnificat)

Invocation of the Holy Spirit
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
Let us Pray
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

Act of contrition
O my God because you are so good, I am very sorry that I have sinned against you and by the help of your grace I will not sin again Amen .

Prayer To Saint Michael The Arch-Angel
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 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.

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.

Angelus
The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, etc…
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to Your Word.
Hail Mary, etc…
V. And the Word was made flesh,
R. And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary, etc…
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech You, O Lord, Your Grace into our hearts; that as we have known the incarnation of Christ, your Son by the message of an angel, so by His passion and cross we may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Regina Ceali
O Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray:
O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

We Fly to your Patronage
We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

The Catena
Antiphon: Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array?
(Make the Sign of the Cross) v. My soul glorifies the Lord.* R. My spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour. v. He looks on His servant in her lowliness;* henceforth all ages will call me blessed.
R. The Almighty works marvels for me.* Holy His name! v. His mercy is from age to age,* on those who fear Him.
R. He puts forth His arm in strength* and scatters the proud-hearted. v. He casts the mighty from their thrones* and raises the lowly.
R. He fills the starving with good things,* sends the rich away empty.
v. He protects Israel His servant,* remembering His mercy, R. The mercy promised to our fathers,* to Abraham and his sons for ever.
v. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.. R. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Antiphon: Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array?
v. O Mary, conceived without sin. R. Pray for us who have recourse to you.
Let us pray: O Lord Jesus Christ, our mediator with the Father, Who has been Pleased to appoint the Most Blessed Virgin, Your mother, to be our mother also, and our mediatrix with You, mercifully grant that whoever comes to You seeking Your favours may rejoice to receive all of them through her. Amen

JOYS (To be said during Novenas)
Thou art Perpetual Help benign.
Come, therefore, I implore Thee.

Come hasten to assist me,
Oh, Mother sweet and kind!

Hear, Oh, Virgin pure,
Our fervent prayers of love,
That fly to thee above
On Thine exalted Throne.

Come hasten to assist me
Oh, Mother sweet and kind!

Stained by guilt of sin
I bow my head and cry,
And at thy feet I sigh
For clemency and love. Come hasten…

Free the careless soul
From all its tepid ways,
And set the soul ablaze
With fervor in devotion. Come hasten…

Wretched in this vale
Of pain and tribulation,
For heavenly consolation
I humbly beg thee. Come hasten…

If my virtue wanes,
When tempest howl and roar,
My energies restore
Beloved morning star. Come hasten…

To thy faithful child
Encouragements provide,
And toward virtue guide
His weak, unsteady steps. Come hasten…

Free my fickle heart
From all its lassitude,
And grant it fortitude
To lead a sinless life. Come hasten…

In the final clash
With death in all its fright,
How then my soul delights
Because I can exclaim. Come hasten…

In purgatory’s fire
Dear Mother, please be sweet;
Great Lady, I entreat,
Alleviate my pains. Come hasten…

Grant me, Mother dear
As fond farewell to thee,
To sing eternally
With love and praise to thee.

Come hasten to assist me,
Oh, Mother sweet and kind!