Novena's & Prayers

Miscellaneous Prayers and Acts 

 

THE ACT OF CONSECRATION OF THE FAMILY TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS 

Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for being with us till the end of time.  You are present among us in word and sacrament.  You are also present in our homes, for you have said, "Where two or three are gathered in my name there I am among them."  We come to you today with a great desire to belong to you more closely and to discover you more fully as the Way, the Truth and the Life. 

To St. Margaret Mary you revealed your great wish to be the Centre of all families.  You promised to bless, in a special way, all those who concentrate themselves and their homes to your  Sacred Heart.  Each one of us here has already been consecrated to you in Baptism.  Today, we wish to renew this consecration with our whole heart.  We commit ourselves to you, as individuals and as a family, by our consecration to your Sacred Heart.  We desire to be true to you and to your Church, in our family values, our relationships and entertainment, and to be of service for your Kingdom, all the days of our life. 

Lord Jesus, be with us now and always.  Bind us together-in your love.  Open our hearts to serve those in need.  Sustain us in our daily struggle to be true to your Gospel.  Take away all useless worry and anxiety.  Be with us particularly in times of sickness and suffering.  Direct us in our moments of doubt.  Protect us from the snares of the Evil One. 

Sinners though we are, we still trust in your infinite love and mercy.  When we go along our selfish way and do wrong, follow us closely, like the Good Shepherd in search of the lost sheep.  In your goodness and love lead us safely back to your fold. 

Be close to us in a special way at the hour of death.  Grant us perfect peace as we surrender ourselves to God in the dying moments of our life.  To those of us who are left behind, grant courage and strength.  May we live in the hope of one day being reunited as one family in your family in your heavenly Kingdom.  To you be glory, honour and praise forever.  Amen. 

LITANY OF THE  SACRED HEART OF JESUS

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of heaven,                                    Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,                                  "
God the Holy Sprit,                                                          "
Holy Trinity one God,                                                        "
Heart of Jesus,
Son of the Eternal Father                                                  "
Formed by the Holy Spirit in the
Womb of the Virgin Mother,                                               "
Hypostatically united to the  Word Of God,                           "
Infinite in Majesty,                                                           "
Holy temple of God,                                                          "
Tabernacle of the Most High,                                              "
House of God and gate of Heaven,                                      "
Glowing furnace of charity,                                                "
Abode of justice and love,                                                 "
Abyss of all virtues,                                                          "
Most worthy of all hearts,                                                  "
Wherein are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,          "
Wherein abides the fullness of the Godhead,                          "
In which the Father is pleased,                                          "
Of whose fullness we have all received,                               "
Desire of the everlasting hills,                                             "
Patient and abounding in mercy                                          "
Rich unto  all who call upon you.                                        "
Source of life and holiness                                                "
Overwhelmed with insults,                                                "
Bruised of our sins,                                                         "
Made obedient even unto death,                                       "
Pierced with a lance                                                       "
Source of all consolation,                                                "
Our life and consolation                                                  "
Victim for sinners,                                                          "
Salvation of all who trust in you,                                      "
Hope of all who die in you,                                              "
Delight of all the Saints.                                                 "
 

Lamb of God, who take away the sin of the world,     Spare us O Lord.

Graciously hear us O Lord, Have  mercy on us. 

V.                     Jesus meek and humble of heart
VI.
                    Make our heart like unto Yours. 

Let us pray
Almighty and eternal God, look upon the Heart of Your well beloved Son, and upon the praise and satisfaction, He offers you on behalf of sinners, and being appeased, grant pardon to those who seek Your mercy, in the name of the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, world without end.  Amen. 


NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF HEALTH VAILANKANNI

O Most holy Virgin! You were chosen by the most adorable trinity from all eternity to be the most pure Mother of Jesus.  Permit me your humble and devoted client, to remind you of the joy you received at the instance of the most sacred incarnation of the Divine Lord, and during the nine months you carried Him in your chaste womb.   I wish you most sincerely that I could renew, or even increase that joy by the fervour  of my prayers. 

O tender Mother of the afflicted! grant me under my present necessities that special protection you have promised to those who devoutly commemorate this ineffable joy.  Relying on the infinite mercies of  your Divine Son, trusting that those who ask should receive and penetrated with confidence in your powerful prayers, I most humbly entreat you to  intercede for me.  I beg you to obtain for me the favours which I petition for in this novena, if it be the Holy will of God to grant them; and if not , to ask for me whatever graces I most stand in need of (Here specify your request) 

I desire by this novena which I now offer in your honour, to prove the lively confidence I have in your intercession.  Accept it I beseech you, in honour of that supernatural love and joy, with which your Immaculate Heart replenished during the abode of your Divine Son in your womb, in veneration of which I offer you the sentiments of my heart. (Repeat the Hail Mary nine times) 

O Mother of God, accept these salutations in union with the respect and veneration with which the angel Gabriel first hailed you "full of grace."  I wish most sincerely that they may become so many gems in the crown of your  accidental glory, which will increase in brightness to the end of the world. 

I beseech you, O comfortress of the afflicted, by the joy you received, when the Word was made flesh, to obtain for me the favours and graces which I have know implored through your powerful intercession.  For this end I offer you all the good works which have ever been performed in your honour.  I most humbly entreat you for the love of the amiable heart of Jesus with which yours was ever so inflamed, to hear my humble prayers and obtain my request.  Amen. 

LITANY OF OUR LADY OF HEALTH 

Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.
God the Father in heaven,                                         Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity,
One God,                                                                   pray for us
Holy Mary Mother of health
Our Lady of Health, predestined by                                         "
God even before the creation of the world.
Our Lady of Health, made known to the                                   "
Angels as soon as they were created.
Our Lady of Health, revealed to Adam in the Garden of Eden.
Our Lady of health the Morning Star fortold by the prophets.
Our Lady of Health, the cloud that brings rain to the world.
Our lady of Health, the vessel of goodness.
Our Lady of Health, called holy before your birth by the Patriarchs.
Our lady of Health, conceived without Original Sin.
Our lady of Health, who crushed the head of Satan.
Our lady of Health, born of the highest
Family of the descendants of the sixteen kings that ruled Israel.
Our lady of Health, the child of the Holy Joachim and Anne.
Our lady of Health, the fruit of their prayers and good deeds.
Our lady of Health, adorned with more Brighteness than all the angels and the Saints.
Our lady of Health, who came into the world With the greatest piety.
Our lady of Health, who has been favoured With divine consolation in addition to divine Grace.
Our lady of Health, more righteous than all the saints.
Our lady of Health, who at birth was gifted with a heavenly light.
Our lady of Health, whose birth brought joy to those in heaven.
Our lady of Health, offered up to god soon after birth.
Our lady of Health, who received sweet name, Mary.
Our lady of Health, presented in the  temple at the age of three years.
Our lady of Health, who walked for most in The virginity.
Our lady of Health, who was model to all While in the temple.
Our lady of Health, who relieves the sufferings Of the sick.
Our lady of Health, the unfailing help of those That trust in you,
Our lady of Health, the heavenly crown of all The saints.

Lamb of God who take away the sin of the world 
-   Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who take away the sin of the world 
-   Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who take away the sin of the world 
-   Have mercy on us.

We fly to patronage, O holy mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers, O ever glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

V. Pray for us, O Mary, conceived without original sin.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray
O God , who in your unspeakable providence chose the blessed Virgin Mary to be your  own most holy mother, mercifully grant her prayers on our behalf, so that we may enjoy the happiness of heaven for all eternity.  Amen.


NOVENA TO ST. FRANCIS XAVIER

(24th Nov - 2nd Dec) (Feast 3rd Dec)
 

O devoted servant of God, St. Francis Xavier, the Father filled you with special gifts while on earth and made your heart a furnace burning with love for Jesus.  Impelled by this love, you went from country to country and spent yourself unto death to proclaim the Name of Jesus and the Good News of salvation. 

For this total offering of your life God rewarded you with a high degree of glory in heaven and preserved your body from corruption here on earth.  Filled with joy for these unique    gifts, we (I) join you in praising the Father. 

We (I) too have received the  priceless gift of the faith you proclaimed.  So we (I) ask you to obtain that our hearts (my heart) too may burn with the same love of  Jesus and be filled with a thirst for making Him known to other men.  Show us (me) how in our (my) own state and condition of life we are (I am) to fulfill this duty of our (my) Christian calling and may our (my) entire life be, according to the teaching of Jesus, a brightly shining light. 

We (I) place before you also our (my) other needs and the earnest desires of  our hearts (my heart)..(mention your special request).  We (I) ask you to intercede for the fulfillment of these desires if they are pleasing to the Father.  And for everything together with you we (I) praise the Father, though Jesus, in the Spirit, Amen. 


PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF THE MOUNT

O Most Holy Mary, Immaculate Virgin and Mother, Queen of the angels and saints, and refuge of sinners Our Lady of Mount; I salute thee with the  most profound veneration and filial devotion.  I thank thee for thy maternal protection and the many blessings that I and many others have received through thy blessings that I and many others have received through thy wondrous mercy and most powerful intercession.  O help of Christians,  O Queen and Mother of India I have recourse to thee with unbounded confidence.  I beseech thee to hear my prayer and to obtain for me of thy divine Son the favour I request in this novena, if it be to the glory of God, to thy honour and for the good of my soul.  Amen. (Make your petition)

V.  O Mary conceived without sin.
R.  Pray for us, who have recourse to thee.

Let us pray
O most sweet and merciful Jesus, who has given us to venerate thy most Blessed Mother under the special invocation of Our Lady of the Mount; graciously grant that amid all the changes of this our life, we may be so defended by the constant protection of the same Immaculate and ever Virgin Mary, as to be able to attain to the reward of thine eternal redemption.  Who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen. 


THE ANGELUS

The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
And she conceived of the  Holy Ghost.
Hail Mary.

Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
Be done unto me according to the word.
Hail mary..

And the word was made flesh.
And dwell among us.
Hail mary.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. 
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray,
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we to whom the whom the incarnation of Christ Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by his passion and cross be brought to the glory of his resurrection; through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Glory be (3)

Regina Coeli

Queen of Heaven, rejoice,
Alleluia. 

For he whom you did merit to bear,
Alleluia.

Has risen as he said,
Alleluia.

Rejoice and be glad, Virgin Mary,
Alleluia.

For the Lord has truly risen,
Alleluia.

Let us pray
O God , you were pleased to give joy to the world through the resurrection of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.  Grant we beseech you, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may come to possess the joys of life everlasting, through the same Christ our Lord.

Glory be (3)

HOLY ROSARY 

APOSTLES' CREED
I
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elieve in God, the father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right5 hand of the father. He will come again 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. Amen

OUR FATHER(1), HAIL MARY (3), GLORY BE (1)

MYSTERIES

JOYFUL
First : The Annunciation
Second : The Visitation
Third : The Nativity
Fourth : The Presentation
Fifth :  The Finding of Jesus in the temple

SORROWFUL         
First : The Agony in the Garden
Second : The Scourging
Third : The Crowning with Thorns
Fourth : The Carrying of the Cross
Fifth : The Crucifixion

GLORIOUS
First : The Resurrection
Second : The Ascension
Third : The descent of the Holy Spirit
Fourth : The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Fifth : The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

LUMINOUS  (Mysteries of Light)
First : His Baptism in the Jordan,
Second : His  self-manifestation at the wedding of Cana.
Third : His proclamation of the kingdom of God, with his call to conversion.
Fourth : His Transfiguration, and finally,
Fifth : His institution of the Eucharist, as the sacramental expression of the Paschal Mystery

Prayer after each mystery
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in the most need of your mercy.

Hail Holy Queen

          Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, Hail our life, our sweetness and our hope. To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then O most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy towards us: and after  this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen. 

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.
God the Father in heaven,                                          Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, One God,
Holy Mary,                                                                    Pray for us
Holy Mother of God,                                                             "     
Holiest of all Virgins                                                              "
Mother of Christ,                                                                 "
Mother of the Church                                                           "
Mother of God's gift to men,                                                  "
Mother all pure,                                                                   "
Mother inviolate,                                                                  "
Mother all chaste,                                                                "
Mother undefiled,                                                                 "
Mother worthy of our love,                                                     "
Mother worthy of our admiration,                                             "
Mother of good counsel,                                                         "
Mother of our Creator,                                                            "
Mother of our Saviour,                                                            "
Virgin all prudent,                                                                   "
Virgin all venerable,                                                                "
Virgin all renowned,                                                                "
Virgin all powerful,                                                                  "
Virgin all mild,                                                                        "
Virgin all faithful,                                                                   "
Mirror of justice,                                                                   "
Seat of wisdom,                                                                   "
Means of our joy,                                                                 "
Vessel of the Holy Spirit,                                                       "
Exalted vessel,                                                                    "
Glorious vessel of holiness,                                                    "
Mystical Rose,                                                                    "
Tower of David,                                                                  "
Tower of ivory,                                                                   "
House of gold,                                                                    "
Ark of the covenant,                                                           "
Gate of heaven,                                                                 "
Morning star,                                                                     "
Health of the sick,                                                              "
Refuge of sinners,                                                              "
Comforter of the afflicted,                                                   "
Help of Christians,                                                              "
Queen of angels,                                                                "
Queen of patriarchs,                                                            "
Queen of prophets,                                                              "
Queen of apostles,                                                               "
Queen of martyrs,                                                                "
Queen of confessors,                                                            "
Queen of virgins,                                                                  "
Queen of all saints,                                                               "
Queen conceived without original sin,                                       "
Queen taken into heaven,                                                       "
Queen of the Holy Rosary,                                                       "
Queen of the family,                                                               "
Queen of peace,                                                                    "
Queen beauty of Carmel,                                                         "

Lamb of God who take away the sin of the world 
-   Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who take away the sin of the world 
-   Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God who take away the sin of the world 
-   Have mercy on us.

V.        Pray for us, holy Mother of God.
R.        That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

LET US PRAY
Defend, we pray you Lord, by the intercession of Blessed Mary ever Virgin, this family from all harm, and mercifully deign to protect from the snares of the enemy those who prostrate themselves before you. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

THE FIAT ROSARY

In the name of the Father...

Most Holy Spirit,

Help us to relive, in union with Mary, the joyful, sorrowful and glorious mysteries of Jesus. Amen.

Grant us that we may be

            Inspired the faith of our Baptism,
            Nourished by the Eucharist,
            Renewed in the grace of Pentecost.

So as to live:

            In word and deed
            Always and everywhere,
            As faithful witnesses of Christ and of the love of his Divine Heart. Amen.

 

We pray for: the Church, the World, our intentions:-

Our Father.(After every mystery, say- 3 Hail Mary.. Glory be.)

 

THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES
The Annunciation
The Visitation
The Nativity

THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
The Agony of Jesus
Jesus carries his Cross
The Crucifixion of Jesus

THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
The Resurrection
The Pentecost
The Assumption           

St. Joseph, Guardian of the Holy Family protect us.
St. Michael the Archangel from the powers of Evil, defend us.
All the Angels and Saints,

Pray for us.

V.        "O Mary teach us how to say "YES" to the Lord.
R.        O Mary, every moment of our life.

V.        O Mary teach us to say "THANK YOU" to the Lord.
R.      O Mary, every moment of our life."

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