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Intercessory Prayers - Praying for Poor Sinners

 

Blessed VirginWHEN WE PRAY, WE CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY

Prayer is the raising of one's heart and mind to God, adoring Him, thanking Him, begging His forgiveness, bringing to Him our spiritual and temporal requests, with a humble and contrite heart, and asking Him for the graces needed for that day.

It is God's will that we pray for the conversion of sinners, which includes people of other faiths.
It is an incredible act of mercy and charity.

"First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity. This is good and pleasing to God our savior,  who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God. There is also one mediator between God and the human race, Christ Jesus, himself  human, who gave himself as ransom for all." (1 Timothy, Chapter 2 - Prayer and Conduct, N.A.B.)

"I can't stop praying for poor sinners who are on the road to hell. If they come to die in that state, they will be lost for all eternity. What a pity! We have to pray for sinners! Praying for sinners is the most beautiful and useful of prayers because the
just are on the way to heaven, the souls of purgatory are sure to enter there, but the poor sinners will be lost forever. All devotions are good but there is no better one than such prayer for sinners."
 St. John Vianney

You are at war. So be sure to set up your war room and plan your strategy.

Remember to pray with trust and confidence. Remember: We belong to the Communion of Saints which include: The Church (called the Church Militant because its members struggle against the world, flesh, and the devil), the holy souls in purgatory, and the saints in heaven. The Communion of Saints is much more powerful than the devil and his minions.

Remember the big picture:

"For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers,
with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens."
(Ephesians 6:12 N.A.B.)

Always start with a prayer of thanksgiving. Make up your own or use the following*:

Start with the SIGN OF THE CROSS

Praise the LORD my soul;
I will praise the LORD all my life.

LORD, You are all good;
Your goodness and mercy endures forever;
when I call upon You, LORD,
You incline your ear to me.

PRAY:

I ask You LORD today,
to give the grace of conversion to the one for whom I pray _______________________.

Amen.

Recite: 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Mary's, 1 Glory Be.

Our Lady of Guadalupe - Patroness of the Americas"Call upon My mercy on behalf of sinners; I desire their salvation. When you say this prayer, with a contrite heart and with faith on behalf of some sinner, I will give them the grace of conversion." (1186, Diary)

Lord Jesus, with a contrite heart and with faith, I call upon your mercy on behalf of _________________, to give that soul the grace of conversion, and I pray this prayer on his/her behalf:
O' Blood and Water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a Fount of Mercy for us, I Trust in You.

There is no greater act of mercy than to pray with a contrite heart and with faith for the eternal salvation of sinners. We will be held accountable for not praying for the eternal salvation of sinners, which of course includes our Muslim brothers and sisters.

Ask Our Blessed Mother to Intercede for us.

Blessed Virgin, Mother of us all, Queen of Heaven and Earth, please pray for the conversion
of your son/daughter: ___________________.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of all the Americas, please pray for the conversion of poor sinners,
especially for:  ___________________.

Our Lady of Arabia, please pray for the conversion of all your sons and daughters on the Arabian Peninsula.

Your Guardian Angel

Dear Guardian Angel, please pray with me, and please pray for all my prayer intentions.

The Communion of Saints

Pray to any or all the Saints because they are close to God and they are waiting to intercede for us. We would be remiss not to use their help.

Pray for the Pope

Remember to keep the Pope in your prayers, as well as his intentions.

AN INTERCESSOR'S HUMBLE REMINDER  (to be filled, one must first be emptied)

Blessed Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit:
Who am I that I should ask for anything?
I am a nobody, an inconsequential, powerless person;
I have no authority or influence - not even a bit;
I have very, very little to offer;
I could absolutely make no meaningful difference on my own because of my insignificance;
I am but the lowliest soldier in YOUR army, and should be treated as such.
I am nothing!


IF YOU CHOOSE


LORD JESUS,
If YOU choose to do any good through me,
It's because YOU often choose the weak and broken;
That if YOU choose to bear fruit where I have sewn,
It's only because YOU are working through the most pitiful and despised;
And if YOU choose me for any reason, LORD,
It is only because I am one of YOUR least brothers.

Our Lord to Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska:

The Divine Mercy"The Lord said to me, ‘The loss of each soul plunges Me into mortal sadness.  You always console Me
when you pray for sinners.  The prayer most pleasing to Me is prayer for the conversion of sinners.  Know, My daughter, that this prayer is always heard and answered."
(Diary, 1397)


"I desire that you know more profoundly the love that burns in My Heart for souls, and you will understand this when you meditate upon My Passion. Call upon My mercy on behalf of sinners; I desire their salvation. When you say this prayer, with a contrite heart and with faith on behalf of some sinner, I will give him the grace of conversion. This is the prayer: "O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You." (Diary, 186-187)

PRAYERS AT 3 O'CLOCK (please also pray for the conversion of others at that time)

A devotion most dear to Our Lord is the veneration of His Passion at the very hour that recalls His death on the Cross. Immerse yourself completely in My Mercy, adoring and glorifying it; invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners; for at that moment, Mercy was opened wide for every soul. Beg Jesus at this hour (when the clock strikes 3) to have mercy on all the poor souls who are about to die and on their way to eternal damnation. (No greater act of mercy, can you pray for.) At three o'clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy for the whole world. I will allow you to enter into My mortal sorrow. In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion. At this hour you can obtain everything for yourself, and for others for the asking; it was the time of grace for the whole world - the moment that mercy triumped over justice. (Diary, 1320, 1572)


Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us, and on the whole world.


Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.


You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls and an ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.


OH BLOOD AND WATER WHICH GUSHED FORTH FROM THE HEART OF JESUS AS A FOUNT OF MERCY FOR US, I TRUST IN YOU.

JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU. (Diary)

Our Lady of Good Help"I am the Queen of Heaven, who prays for the conversion of sinners, and I wish you to do the same."
(Our Lady of Good Help)

Prayer for Mercy for the Dying

O merciful Jesus, lover of souls, I beseech You,
by the agony of Your Most Sacred Heart and
by the sorrows of Your Immaculate Mother, wash
clean in Your Blood the sinners of the whole
world who are now in their final agony
but especially those on their way to eternal damnation and
who are to die this day.
Heart of Jesus who suffered death's agony,
I beg You have mercy on these poor souls.
Amen.

(Handbook of Devotion to Divine Mercy)

Short daily renewal of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary,
I renew my consecration to you and to your Immaculate Heart.
Please accept me, my dear Mother,
and use me as you wish to accomplish your designs upon the world.
I am all yours, my Mother, my Queen, and all that I have is yours.

“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.”
“Our Lord showed St. Gertrude a vast number of souls leaving Purgatory and going to Heaven as a result of this prayer which the Saint was accustomed to say frequently during the day.”

Source: “READ ME OR RUE IT” by Father Paul O'Sullivan O.P. The pamphlet “Read Me or Rue It” was approved by Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon on March 4, 1936.

Pray the Rosary here

Pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy

Come Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love.

V. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And you shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray. O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Joseph and the Child JesusPrayer to Saint Joseph (by Pope Leo XIII - 1889)

Prayer To you, O blessed Joseph,
do we come in our tribulation,
and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse,
we confidently invoke your patronage also.


Through that charity which bound you
to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God
and through the paternal love
with which you embraced the Child Jesus,
we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance
which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood,
and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.

O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family,
defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ;
O most loving father, ward off from us
every contagion of error and corrupting influence;
O our most mighty protector, be kind to us
and from heaven assist us in our struggle
with the power of darkness.

As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril,
so now protect God's Holy Church
from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity;
shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection,
so that, supported by your example and your aid,
we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven.
Amen.

Saint MichaelPrayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our protection 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 Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen.

Our Father:
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary:
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.


Glory Be:
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.

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After your prayers, thank God again

LORD GOD ALMIGHTY FATHER, WHO CAN POSSIBLY COMPREHEND YOUR GOODNESS,
THOUGH I AM SINFUL AND UNDESERVING OF YOUR GIFTS AND GRACES,
I PLACE ALL MY HOPE, FAITH AND TRUST IN YOU, BECAUSE YOU ARE GOD,
AND I KNOW THAT IN YOUR LOVE FOR ME, YOU SENT YOUR ONLY BEGOTTEN SON,
TO LIVE, DIE AND BE RAISED, SO THAT I MAY HAVE ETERNAL LIFE AND LIVE WITH YOU FOREVER.

THANK YOU GOD THE FATHER;
THANK YOU GOD THE SON;
THANK YOU GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT;
THANK YOU BLESSED MOTHER, MY QUEEN;
THANK YOU ALL YOU ANGELS AND SAINTS.

ALMIGHTY FATHER, THANK YOU FOR SENDING YOUR BELOVED SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.

BLESSED MOTHER, THANK YOU FOR YOUR "YES".

DAILY MORNING PRAYERS:

Daily Offering Through the Immaculate Heart of Mary -  
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day,
for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart,
in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world,
for the salvation of souls, the reparation of sins, for the help and protection for Christian refugees and
persecuted Christians around the world and for the conversion of their persecutors,
for the reunion of all Christians, the conversion of Muslims,
and for the intentions of the Holy Father this month.
Amen.

Saint Jutta (Judith) Divinely inspired to pray unceasingly for the conversion of Prussia

Remember to also pray for persecuted Christians and for families and abused children.

The Memorare – A prayer for help from our Blessed Mother

Our Lady of Perpetual HelpREMEMBER, 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 to thee, O Virgin of virgins,
my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Amen.

 

 

The Holy LeagueTHE HOLY LEAGUE

With what’s going on in the world, Deacon Profitt stresses that it’s “blatantly obvious we’re in spiritual warfare. We have to be prepared. The guys understand that. I would call that an underlying current in the whole Holy League movement. We are preparing men for battle. Jesus was a warrior.” Deacon Profitt tells men that in this battle they need to be the ones protecting their family. “That appeals strongly to the men. Our job is to make sure our families get to heaven. If we don’t do that, we’re shirking our responsibility — we’re failing as a father and a husband.”

 

I PLEDGE TO DO THE FOLLOWING (SR. LUCIA'S PEACE PLEDGE FOR OUR LADY:


1. OFFER UP EVERY DAY THE SACRIFICES DEMANDED BY MY DAILY DUTY;
2. TO SAY PART OF THE ROSARY (FIVE DECADES) DAILY WHILE MEDITATING ON THE MYSTERIES;
3. TO WEAR TO SCAPULAR OF MOUNT CARMEL AS PROFESSION OF THIS PROMISE AND AS AN ACT OF CONSECRATION TO YOU (BVM).

 

PRAY NOVENAS FOR THE CONVERSION OF OTHERS

Immaculate Conception Novena

*Adapted from Psalms: 17:6; 136:1-4; 146:2;

Excerpts taken from The Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul © 1987 Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception © 1993 Marian Helpers Stockbridge MA 01263 1-800-462-7426 The Divine Mercy, Chaplet, Novena & Information. Used with Permission.

 

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