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The Glory Be
There are a number of prayers that are common to Catholics, who consider this prayer one of the most significant in their faith. One of these prayers is The Glory Be.
The Glory Be is an important prayer because it includes mention of both God and Jesus Christ as well as Jesus’ mother (the Virgin Mary). It also mentions the Holy Spirit, which is significant since all Christians believe that this spirit exists, but Catholics believe that they have a special relationship with him.
The Glory Be acts as an introduction to some other popular Catholic prayers and can be used on its own or with other verses from scripture such as those found in Psalms 90:2-3: “Before the mountains were brought forth Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.”
St. Michael Prayer
St. Michael Prayer
- Who is St. Michael?
- The purpose of the prayer
- What does it say?
My Jesus, Mercy!
My Jesus, mercy!
O Blood and Water which gushed forth from the heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You!
O loving Heart of Mary, Mother of Mercies, I place my trust in you.
I love you, O Blessed Virgin Mary; save souls!
Oh, Blood and Water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You!
- Oh, Blood and Water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You!
- Oh, Divine redeemer, who willed to be pierced by a lance as you hung upon the cross so that your Sacred Blood might run down on all sinners, pardon me and cleanse me from my sins.
- Grant that all who are sick may find in you healing of their infirmities; help them to bear their troubles patiently until they see Jesus Christ face to face on high; bring all those who are dying into the light where there is no pain nor sorrow nor tears; bless and sanctify those whose lives are now drawing peacefully towards their end; give them courage so that at Your approach they may be able to say: Come Lord Jesus!
The Hail Mary (also called the Ave Maria) is one of the most common prayers in Catholicism and can be used as a form of meditation on God’s qualities.
The prayer includes an opening line, three sentences describing Jesus’ conception, birth and miracles performed during his childhood and ends with a closing line: “Holy Mary, Mother of God”. The first sentence says: “Hail Mary full of grace”, while the second sentence says: “The Lord is with thee.” The last two sentences are said together as one paragraph: “Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.”
The long version of this prayer has been changed over time so that it now contains four sections instead of six. It originally had two parts dedicated to praising God but was changed to praising both God and His Mother because early Christians wanted to show respect for her role in their religion by including her name in this popular prayer.
Memorare to Our Lady
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence I fly unto thee and lay myself at thine feet. To thee do I come; before thee do I kneel humbly asking for the help of thine Immaculate Heart into which has been poured all the treasures of grace from God; from thee comes all my hope in life and death. Therefore accept this reasonable petition which thy poor servant offers thee out of love for Jesus Christ and out of love for His Blessed Mother Mary whose head is adorned with a crown as Queen over heaven and earth since she is our Mother who prays for us sinners every day as we pray today:
Prayer to St. Joseph
St. Joseph is the patron saint of fathers, workers and the Universal Church. Pope Pius IX declared him patron of the universal church in 1870. He is usually depicted holding a lily to represent purity and a staff to represent strength and long life.
St Joseph was born in Bethlehem, Israel around 1st century BC to Jacob (later renamed as Israel) and Anne (later renamed as Mary) who were cousins. His parents were devout Jews who were awaiting for the Messiah who would save them from slavery under Pharaoh’s control in Egypt. They lived in Nazareth where he grew up during their childhood years together with his siblings: two brothers named James and Jude, along with one sister named Salome; however because he was not born under the bloodline of David which gives birth rights over Jerusalem Kingdom then he could never become king or high priest like his older brother King David so instead he has chosen this life path – husbanding instead which would make him closer to God through prayerful service rather than ruling over people’s destinies on earth but still fulfilling his duty as father figure at home caring for wife/children regardless what happens outside – whether good fortune comes or bad fortune comes; either way we can always find hope if we have faith in God’s promises no matter what circumstances come our way based on faith alone without knowing exactly why things happen like they do since only God knows everything about us individually even though Joseph didn’t know what was going on behind closed doors within someone else’s mind then still leads them down paths towards self-destruction due solely upon their own personal choices made by free will.”
Catholics know a lot of prayers.
Catholics know a lot of prayers.
You would be hard-pressed to find a Catholic who didn’t know at least some of the most popular ones by heart, and even those who don’t actively pray often have them stored in their brain. The Glory Be is one such prayer that most Catholics know well, as well as St. Michael’s Prayer (“St. Michael the Archangel…”), My Jesus Mercy! (“Lord have mercy on us”), Oh Blood and Water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us… (“Oh Blood and Water”), Hail Mary (the words Our Father). Walking into any Catholic Church you’ll see Catholics praying these prayers out loud during Mass or adoration with fellow parishioners—or just silently going through them in their head while waiting in line at Starbucks or sitting on public transportation.
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