Friday, June 28, 2013

The Ritual Prayer of a Local Catholic


1.       Pater  Noster.
[Yes, Latin. Maybe the devil does hate prayer in Latin, but regardless, herewith is the divine prayer given to man and prayed in the language used by nearly every saint.]

PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

2.       Our Father

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.

3.       Hail Mary

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.

4.       Glory Be

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.

5.       O My Jesus

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Your mercy!

6.       General Prayer Intentions

a.       God, help and protect our Pope, Pope Francis. Grant to him eyes to see and courage to act. Give him grace to rule over and manage the Church of Christ as our Lord Jesus Christ Himself would do.

b.      God, help Bishops and Priests everywhere to live up to their high calling in Christ Jesus and to cleanse your Church of error and confusion. Teach them to be faithful to Christ and to His Church. May they prove to be good Shepherds to their flock.

c.       Lord, as you have done in days past, save sinners today, as you have saved me and grow Your Church. Help me to assist in that goal, witnessing for Christ to all those that cross my path today.

d.      God, put an end to abortion today. Guide me in all my efforts to achieve that goal and especially give me wisdom for all my local undertakings. Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen intercede for me and help me to obtain heavenly assistance to hold Bishops and Priests accountable, in all charity and perseverance, for their actions or lack thereof in the spiritual battle to end abortion and to defend the teachings of Mother Church. God shape all my efforts into a great spear, the tip of which will soon pierce the heart of the demons of abortion and unbelief.

e.      God, move in the hearts of rulers and kings everywhere so that each might seek out your wisdom, justice and mercy in order to bring peace and prosperity to their nation. Help them to realize that to whom much is given, much is required. May your Holy Spirit convince them of sin, righteousness and judgment, and make them favourable to receive and protect the work of missionaries. Especially convert the heart of the President of the USA, [here insert name], to Christ, for God’s greater glory throughout all nations.

f.        O Lord, raise up prophets throughout our land, especially Bishops, who, in sackcloth and ashes will warn and call back to God His people, that the judgment of God on this nation be averted.

g.       God, help, defend and rescue your people in all lands who suffer persecution because of their faith in Christ. Some suffer acutely and some perish. Put compassion into the hearts of their persecutors and move upon their countrymen to intercede on their behalf. Yet through the sufferings of Your people, grow Your Church.

h.      God, bless all good and holy priests everywhere, such as ___________________ [herein insert names of priests prayed for daily]. Expand their understanding, increase their capacities and vision, enlarge their borders that they may reach many more souls for Christ and pastor well the flock of God. Grant to each a warrior's spirit and a martyr's heart. Help them to fully live up to the light that you have given them. [Herein include any special requests for these Priests.]

7.       Prayer Intentions for Family & Friends

Blessed Virgin Mary, intercede on my behalf and on behalf of all my family today. Help us as you would your own family. Send holy men, women, angels and saints into the lives of each one mentioned to help them on the path to salvation and to guide, protect and defend from Satan.

a.       For immediate family. [Herein name each and pray for specific needs, especially spiritual concerns.] A special prayer for those affected by the torment of injustice of family breakup. May God help each one today in their struggles to overcome the pain, distress and rejection experienced by such.

b.      For family near and far, known and unknown, that they may all be brought into the family of God and that all who have strayed may be drawn back to God.

c.       For all Catholic friends and associates, that God might strengthen them in their faith and witness. And for our Latin Mass community that we might, as a community of faith, come to truly reflect the Body of Christ. Help us to contribute to the spiritual needs of one another and the building up of the Church.

d.      For all those who have requested or are known to be in need of physical healing. [Herein name each and pray for specific needs known or expressed.]

8.       Prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

God, have mercy upon all Holy Souls and aid them in their progress toward the beatific vision. Help them to deal with their sins and offenses such that their lives might be cleansed and purified. Refresh and relieve them on their journey to full salvation and purity of heart. May they one day, in Heaven, pray for me likewise.

9.       God, grant me today the means and opportunity to earn a steady income that I might support my family, fulfil all my earthly obligations honorably and contribute to the work of the Kingdom. Teach me to sow the rights seeds in order to accomplish these goals.

10.   My Lord and my God, above all today, teach me to love You supremely and to discern Your will for my life so that I do not fail in my heavenly calling.


And now begins the DivineOffice for today. 

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