Devotions for Holy Mass


Confiteor

I confess to almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the archangel, to blesses John the Baptist, to the holy apostles Peter and Paul, to all the saints, and to you, brethren, that I have sinned exceedingly, in thought, word, and deed, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I beseech the blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy apostles Peter and Paul, all the saints, and you, brethren, to pray to the Lord our God for me.

 

Prayers after Holy Communion:

Act of Adoration

O Jesus! I firmly believe that Thou art really present within me. I adore Thee I cast myself at Thy feet. I embrace Thee. O Jesus! may I  ever be one with Thee.

Act of Thanksgiving

O Jesus! I thank Thee with all my heart, for having deigned to enter my soul. Oh!  what happiness for me to have Jesus Christ within my breast! All ye Angels and Saints of heaven, help me to thank Jesus for His love and condescension.

Act of Love

Oh divine Love! Thou hast come to visit me with so much love. I give Thee my will, my liberty, my whole self. I desire to live henceforth only for Thee. May my body and my soul be employed only in serving and pleasing Thee.

Act of Petition

O my Jesus!  I beseech Thee to grant me all the graces necessary for my salvation. Give me a constant sorrow for my sins; give me light to understand the vanities of the world, the deceits of the devil, and give me a firm determination to avoid them. Grant that I may always love and never again offend Thee. Grant me the grace of holy perseverance to the end of my life. Grant me a happy death and life everlasting.

I also recommend to Thee, O Jesus! my parents, relations and friends, all those that are living in mortal sin, and the souls in Purgatory. 

Invocations

Soul of Christ, be my sanctification;

Body of Christ, be my salvation;

Blood of Christ, fill all my veins;

Water of Christís side, wash out my stains;

Passion of Christ, my comfort be;

O good Jesus, listen to me:

In Thy wounds I fain would hide,

Neíer to be parted from Thy side;

Guard me, should the foe assail me;

Call me, when my life shall fail me;

Bid me come to Thee above,

With Thy saints to sing thy love,

World without end. Amen 

 

Prayers After Mass:

Three Hail Maryís

Hail, Holy Queen

Saint Michaelís Prayer

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. (Three

 

Saint Michael Prayer by Leo XIII

O Glorious Archangel St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil. Come to the aid of man, man, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in heaven. That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity. These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered.              Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious power of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen

V: Behold the Cross of the Lord; b scattered ye hostile powers.

R: The Lion of the tribe of Juda has conquered the root of David.

V: Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.                             

R: As we have hoped in Thee.

V: O Lord, hear my prayer.

 R: And let my cry come unto Thee.

 Let us pray. O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy name, and as supplicants we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel St. Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls. Amen.