Prayer for Purity
Jesus, help us to love as You do. Make us pure of body, pure
of mind and pure of heart that we might see God and enjoy
His plan for us. Make us clean and heal us from the wounds
of sin. Strengthen us each day to live the love to which You
call us. By ourselves we are weak and our hearts are not pure,
but in You we can be strong and holy.
Mary, you are the Immaculate Conception, so pure and
chaste. We pray to you for purity in our world. In particular
we pray for purity amongst the youth. Mary, we want to be
pure like you are. St.Joseph, we want to have your courage to
guard the purity of others and ourselves. Please help us in our
walk with Jesus so that we can glorify God in our bodies and
join all of you in heaven one day.
Jesus, we desire to do your will. Send your Holy Spirit
down upon us to guide us and inspire us always. Bless, protect
and cover each one of us with your most precious blood so that no
evil may touch us, our lives, our work or our neighbors. Bind us together with your Spirit of
love so that we always come to you in one mind and one
heart, working together and persevering for the coming of
your heavenly kingdom. We make our prayer through Christ
St. Joseph, pray for us.
St. Raphael, the Archangel, pray for us.
St. Maria Goretti, pray for us.
No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body mmore than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavently Father feeds them. Are you not more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment t your life-span? Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wild flower grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’ All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first he kindom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.
Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.
Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary
1. The Baptism in the Jordan
“And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on him; and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, ‘This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased”‘ (Mt 3:16-17).
“Jesus’ public life begins with his baptism by John in the Jordan. John preaches ‘a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins’ (Lk 3:3)” (CCC, 535).
Fruit: Gratitude for the Gift of Faith
2. The Wedding at Cana
“On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples. When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ And Jesus said to her, ‘O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come.’ His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you”‘ (Jn 2:1-5).
“On the threshold of his public life Jesus performs his first sign ¬at his mother’s request – during a wedding feast: The Church attaches great importance to Jesus’ presence at the wedding at Cana. She sees in it the confirmation of the goodness of marriage and the proclamation that thenceforth marriage will be an efficacious sign of Christ’s presence” (CCC, 1613).
Fruit: Fidelity and Obedience
3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel” (Mk 1:15).
“Everyone is called to enter the Kingdom. First announced to the children of Israel, this messianic kingdom is intended to accept men of all nations” (CCC, 543).
Fruit: Desire for Holiness
4. The Transfiguration
“And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain apart. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as light” (Mt 17:1-2).
“For a moment Jesus discloses his divine glory, confirming Peter’s confession. He also reveals that he will have to go by the way of the cross at Jerusalem in order to ‘enter into his glory’ (Lk 24:26)” (CCC, 555).
Fruit: Spiritual Courage
5. The Institution of the Most Holy Eucharist
“Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, ‘Take, eat; this is my body”‘ (Mt 26:26).
“By celebrating the Last Supper with his Apostles in the course of the Passover meal, Jesus gave the Jewish Passover its definitive meaning. Jesus’ passing over to his Father by his Death and Resurrection, the new Passover, is anticipated in the Supper and celebrated in the Eucharist, which fulfils the Jewish Passover and anticipates the final Passover of the Church in the glory of the Kingdom” (CCC, 1340).
Fruit: Love of Our Eucharistic Lord
Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy; hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
V. Pray for us, O most holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
V. Let us pray. O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant we beseech thee, that by meditating on these mysteries of the most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ, our Lord.
Pray for the Holy Father’s intentions. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.
Prayers to Saint Michael
Saint Michael the Archangel,
Defend us in battle,
Be our safeguard 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
Cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.