Prayer GroupHere are the prayers for the weekly prayer group which takes place every Thursday from 1pm - 2pm
Saint Charles Prayer Group – This will still take place while we are all housebound. Please join us from home.
Prayer to Holy Spirit
V. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
R. And kindle in them the fire of your love.
V. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
R.And you will renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray,
O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of your faithful,
grant that by that same Holy Spirit,
we may be truly wise, and ever rejoice in your consolation,
Through Christ our Lord.
Songs of Praise (of your own choice!)
Exposition (the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed at Saint Charles during this hour from 1pm-2pm)
Marian Hymn (again, of your own choosing)
Prayer for the Sick and Housebound
All praise and glory are yours, Lord our God. For you have called us to serve you and one another in love. Bless our sick today so that they may bear their illness in union with Jesus’ sufferings and restore them quickly to health. Bless those who have grown old in your service and give them courage and strength in their faith. Lead us all to eternal glory.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, pray for us.
O Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, we place all our trust in you. (3 times)
Prayer for Holy Souls
O Jesus, I understand that Your mercy is beyond all imagining. I ask You, therefore, to make my heart so large that there will be room in it for the needs of all the souls living on this whole earthly globe. O Jesus, let my love reach beyond the world to the souls suffering in Purgatory, as I want to exercise mercy toward them by means of prayer. Your mercy is unfathomable and inexhaustible, just as You Yourself are unfathomable. Were I to use the strongest words for expressing this mercy of Yours, they are nothing in comparison with what it is in reality. O Jesus, make my heart sensitive to all the sufferings of my neighbour whether they be of body or of soul. O my Jesus, I know that You act toward us as we act toward our neighbour. My Jesus, make my heart like unto Your merciful Heart. Jesus, help me to go through life doing good to everyone. Amen. (Adapted from Saint Faustina’s Diary, II, 132)
Prayer for Vocations
Lord Jesus Christ, shepherd of souls, raise up new shepherds in your holy Church. Teach them that to serve you is to find happiness, to possess you is to possess all things. Kindle in the hearts of your people the fire of zeal for souls. Make them eager to spread your kingdom upon earth. Grant them courage to follow you, who are the Way, the Truth and the Life; who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.
Prayer for Priests
O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church: Grant her love and the light of Your Spirit, and give power to the words of priests so that hardened hearts might be brought to repentance and return to You, O Lord. Lord, give us holy priests; You Yourself maintain them in holiness. O Divine and Great High Priest, may the power of Your mercy accompany them everywhere and protect them from the devil’s traps and snares which are continually being set for the souls of priests. May the power of Your mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught all that might tarnish the sanctity of priests, for You can do all things
(Taken from para. 1052 Diary of Saint Faustina).
Mother and Queen of the clergy, pray for them.
Prayer for General Intercessions
(We pray here in our own words for all those intentions we wish to bring before the Lord)
Prayer to Saint Michael
Holy Michael the archangel, defend us in the day of 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, thrust down to hell satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.
Litany of Loreto
V. Lord, have mercy.
R. Christ have mercy.
V. Lord have mercy. Christ hear us.
R. Christ graciously hear us.
God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of Virgins, [etc.]
Mother of Christ,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good Counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Saviour,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Vessel of honour,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the covenant,
Gate of heaven,
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 assumed into heaven,
Queen of the most holy Rosary,
Queen of families,
Queen of peace,
V.Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
R. Spare us, O Lord.
V. Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
R.Graciously hear us, O Lord.
V. Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
R. Have mercy on us.
V.Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray. Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness. Through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.
(to allow the Lord to speak to us)
The Divine Praises
Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be Saint Joseph, her spouse most chaste.
Blessed be God in His angels and in His Saints.
The blessing with the Blessed Sacrament will happen at 2pm exactly