Friday, April 28, 2006

Grace After Meals

We give Thee thanks
for all Thy benefits,
O Almighty God,
Who lives and reigns forever,
and may the Souls of the faithful departed,
Through the mercy of Godrest in peace.


Thursday, April 27, 2006

My First Words To God

As soon as I awake I say
Dear God, I thank Thee for this day.
Wherever I go,
Whatever I do and see,
I want to spend
This day entirely with Thee.
Please, dear God, come into my heart,
Our day together is already started
Bless me ever and ever again!
I love Thee, dearest God.


Sunday, April 23, 2006

The Chaplet Of Divine Mercy

Saint Faustina received from the Lord a message of mercy that she was told to spread throughout the world. Through Saint Faustina, Jesus also revealed special ways to live out the response to His mercy, one of which is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

How to Recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

The Chaplet of Mercy is recited using ordinary rosary beads of five decades.

1. Make the Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

2. Optional Opening Prayers

You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

3. 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.

4. Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst 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.

5. The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

6. The Eternal Father

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

7. On the Ten Small Beads of Each Decade

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

8. Repeat for the remaining decades

Saying the "Eternal Father" on the "Our Father" bead and then "For the sake of His sorrowful Passion" on the following "Hail Mary" beads.

9. Conclude with Holy God

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (Repeat three times.)

10. Optional Closing Prayer

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Prayer For My Family And Friends

Dearest Jesus, bless my mother and my father
my brothers and sisters, and all my friends.


Saturday, April 15, 2006

Easter Prayer for Children

Time for joy and time for giving
Time for remembering
Love while living.

Take this message Easter Day
Show kindness, care
At home and play.

It's in our very acts of giving
Easter's joy
Makes life worth living.

Children round the globe now hear
Keep Easter
In your heart all year.

May joy and love spread land to land
Linked heart to heart
And hand to hand!


Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Three Hearts

Heart of Jesus, I adore
Heart of Mary, I implore
Heart of Joseph, meek and just
In these three hearts
I place my trust.