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5+ Very Efficacious Daily Prayers

  1. Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for all Apostles of Prayer and in particular those offered by Our Holy Father this month. Amen.

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  1. The Rosary – Mediate on the Mysteries

Joyful (Mon., Sat.), Sorrowful (Tues., Fri.) and Glorious (Wed., Sun.)

Apostles Creed, Our Father, 3 Hail Marys (for an increase in faith, hope, charity)

One Our Father (large beads), 10 Hail Marys (small beads) and 1 Glory Be 

Joyful – Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Presentation, Finding in the Temple

Sorrowful – Agony in the Garden, Scourging at the Pillar, Crowning of Thorns, Carrying of the Cross, The Crucifixion

Glorious – Resurrection, Ascension into Heaven, Descent of the Holy Spirit, Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven, Coronation of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven

After each decade the Fátima Prayer may also be said (Pope Pius XII).

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

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  1. St. Michael’s Chaplet

O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

[Say one Our Father and three Hail Mary’s after each of the following nine salutations in honor of the nine Choirs of Angels]

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominations may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions. Amen.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may attain the glory of Heaven. Amen.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted in the life to come to Heaven. Amen.

Say one Our Father in honor of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and our Guardian Angel.

Concluding prayers:

O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.

Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises.

Almighty and Everlasting God, Who, by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of Your Church, make us worthy, we ask You, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into Your Presence. This we ask through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

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  1. Quick Devotions to:

Sacred Heart

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. (3 times)

Precious Blood 

To all the faithful who shall recite for 3 years, each day, 2 Our Fathers, 2 Hail Marys and 2 Glory Bes in honor of the drops of Blood I lost, I will concede the following 5 graces:

1st: The plenary indulgence and remittance of your sins.
2nd: You will be free from the pains of Purgatory.
3rd: If you should die before completing the said 3 years, for you it will be the same as if you had completed them.
4th: It will be upon your death the same as if you had shed all your blood for the Holy Faith.
5th: I will descend from Heaven to take your soul and that of your relatives, until the fourth generation.

(Blessed by His Holiness Pope Leo XIII in Rome, April 5, 1890.)

Reparation Prayer to the Eternal Father:

Eternal Father, I offer you all the wounds of your dearly beloved Son, Jesus Christ, the pains and agonies of His Most Sacred Heart, and His Most Precious Blood, which gushed forth from all His Wounds, in reparation for my sins and those of the whole world. (3 times)

Souls in Purgatory

Eternal father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with all 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 own family. Amen

Holy Face of Jesus

O Jesus, Who in Thy cruel passion didst become the “Reproach of men and the Man of Sorrows” I worship Thy Divine Face.

Once it shone with the beauty and sweetness of Divinity; now for my sake It is become as the face of a “leper”. Yet in that disfigured Countenance I am consumed with the desire of loving Thee and making Thee loved by all mankind. The tears that streamed in such abundance from Thine eyes are to me as precious pearls, which I delight to gather, that with their infinite worth I may ransom the souls of poor sinners.

O Jesus Whose Face is the soul beauty that ravishes my heart, I may not behold here upon earth the sweetness of Thy Glance nor feel the ineffable tenderness of Thy Kiss. Thereto I consent, but I pray Thee to imprint in me Thy Divine Likeness, and implore Thee so to inflame me with Thy Love that it may quickly consume me, and soon I may reach the vision of Thy Glorious Face in heaven. Amen

The Golden Arrow:

May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in heaven, on earth and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen

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  1. Prayer for Daily Neglects (Say before retiring to bed)

Eternal Father I offer Thee the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all it’s love, all its suffering and all its merits:

First – To expiate all the sins I have committed this day and during all my life. Glory be to The Father, and to The Son and to The Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Second – To purify the good I have done badly this day and during all my life. Glory Be…

Third – To supply for the good I ought to have done and that I have neglected this day and during all of my life. Glory be…