- May. 29, 2017
Almighty and everlasting God, have mercy upon Thy servant, Francis, our Supreme Pontiff, and direct him, according to Thy loving-kindness, in the ways of eternal salvation; that, of Thy gift, he may ever desire that which is pleasing unto Thee and may accomplish it with all his might. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
(Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter)
Serran Prayer for Vocations
O God, Who wills not the death of a sinner but rather that he be converted and live. Grant we beseech You, through the intercession of the Blessed Mary, Ever Virgin, Saint Joseph, her spouse, Saint Junipero Serra and all the saints, an increase of laborers for Your Church. Fellow laborers with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls. Through the same Jesus Christ Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen
Prayer for the Perseverance of Vocations
O God, You have constituted Your only-begotten Son supreme and eternal Priest for the glory of Your majesty and the salvation of mankind; grant that those whom He has chosen ministers and dispensers of His mysteries, may be found faithful in fulfilling the ministry they have received. Amen.
Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great. Our Lord dictated the following prayer to St. Gertude the Great to release 1,000 Souls from Purgatory each time it is said.
"Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world, today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners, everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen."
(Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries.)
O God, Whose wish is that all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of Your truth:
send, we beg You, laborers into Your harvest,
and grant them grace to speak Your word with all boldness;
so that Your word may spread and be glorified,
and all nations may know You, the only God,
and Him Whom You have sent,
Jesus Christ Your Son, Our Lord,
Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.
Pope Paul VI states in "Mysterium Fede" that a single hour of prayer in front of the Eucharist gives us "incomparable dignity".
People look for dignity in seeking social status, financial security, popularity, nationality or in a number of academic degrees. Like the song says, "Looking for love in all the wrong places."
Dignity is found in the presence of the Supreme Being who raises us higher and higher to Himself. The height and prestige of one's real dignity is one's degree of union with Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.
With each hour you make in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, there is a new image indelibly imprinted on your soul. This image is so beautiful. All the angels of heaven gaze in ecstasy at the images left in your soul. "Worthy is the Lamb to receive honor, glory and praise" (REV 5:12)