Request Information About Prayers


#1

Hi, can anyone recommend a set of prayers? I pray the Rosary sometimes but I am also interested in something different that is shorter. For example, is there a common novena?

Thank You


#2

*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. *

Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well beloved spouse. Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well beloved spouse. Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well beloved spouse.

From: rosaryandchaplets.com/chaplets/little_crown_prayer.html or True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin

Chaplet Prayer for the Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Preface: St. John, the beloved disciple of Jesus and Mary, was priveleged to behold a wonderful sign in heaven: “A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon was under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.”** (Revelations 12): **
Scripture commentators tell us this vision portrays the Blessed Virgin with her virtues and priveleges, especially her divine motherhood. This gave rise to the Triple Crown of Twelve Stars of the Blessed Virgin which heaven has blessed with countless favors. St. John Berchmans and many other devoted children of Mary made the Little Crown their daily favorite.

St. Louis May de Montfort, universally know for his True Devotion to Mary, embellished the Little Crown by adding to each Hail Mary, a distinctive invocation in praise of the Blessed Virgin’s excellence, power and goodness, ending with the joyful strain, “Rejoice, o Virgin Mary! Rejoice a thousand times!”:

St. Louis, gave the Little Crown as a morning prayer to both his religious families, the Montfort Fathers and the Daughters of Wisdom. He heartily recommends it to all who embrace the holy and loving slavery to Jesus through Mary. Thus the world over, from the lips of Mary’s favorite children, the Little Crown rises like fragrant incese to our Blessed Mother’s throne in heaven and returns to earth in showers of divine benediction.

Since the Blessed Virgin is the spouse of the Holy Spirit, St. Louis prefaces the Little Crown with a liturgical invocation to the Holy Spirit.

Introductory Prayer
COme, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithul and kindle within them the fire of Thy love!
V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray.
O God, Who by the light of the Holy Spirit does instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant us by this same Spirit to relish what is right and ever to rejoice in His consolation, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

I. Crown of Excellence
To honor the divine maternity of the Blessed Virgin, her ineffable virginity, her purity without sain and her innumerable virtues.
V. Grant that I may praise thee, Holy Virgin!
R. Give me strength against thy enemies!

*1. Our Father
Hail Mary *
Blessed art thou, O Virgin Mary, who didst hear the Lord, the Creator of the world; thou didst give birth to Him who made thee and remainest a Virgin forever.
Rejoice, O Virgin Mary!
Rejoice a thousand times!

*2. Hail Mary *
O holy and Immaculate Virgin, I know not with what praise to extoll thee, since thou didst bear in thy womb the very One Whom the heavens cannot contain.
Rejoice, O virgin Mary!
Rejoice a thousand times!

3. Hail Mary
Thou are all fair, O Virgin Mary, and there is no stain in thee.
Rejoice, O Virgin Mary,
Rejoice a thousand times!

4. Hail Mary
Thy virtues, O Virgin, surpass the stars in number.
Rejoice, O Virgin Mary,
Rejoice a thousand times!
Glory be to the Fater.

**II. Crown of Power **
To honor the royalty of the Blessed Virgin, her magnificence, her universal mediation and the strength of her rule.
*5. Our Father
Hail Mary *
Glory be to thee, O empress of the world! Bring us with thee to the joys of heaven.
Rejoice, O Virgin Mary,
Rejoice a thousand times!

*6. Hail Mary. *
Glory be to thee, O treasure-house of the Lord’s graces! Grant us a share in thy riches.
Rejoice, O Virgin Mary,
Rejoice a thousand times!

*7. Hail Mary *
GLory be to thee, O Mediatrix between God and man! Through thee may the Almighty be favorable to us.
Rejoice, O Virgin Mary,
Rejoice a thousand times!

*8. Hail Mary *
Glory be to thee who destroyest heresies and crushest demons! Be thou our loving guide.
Rejoice, O Virgin Mary,
Rejoice a thousand times!
Glory be to the Father

III. Crown of Goodness
To honor the mercy of the Blessed Virgin toward sinners, the poor, the just, and the dying.)
*. 9. Our Father
Hail Mary *
Glory be to thee, O refuge of sinners! Intercede for us with God.
Rejoice, O Virgin Mary!
Rejoice a thousand times!

*. 10. Hail Mary *
Glory be to thee, O Mother of orphans! Render the Almighty favorable to us.
Rejoice, O Virgin Mary.
Rejoice a thousand times!

    1. Hail Mary *
      Glory be to thee, O joy of the just! Lead us with thee to the joys of heaven.
      Rejoice, O Virgin Mary,
      Rejoice a thousand times!

Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well beloved spouse. Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well beloved spouse. Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well beloved spouse.

*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. *


#3

*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. *

Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well beloved spouse. Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well beloved spouse. Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well beloved spouse.

*12. Hail Mary *
Glory be to thee who art ever ready to assist us in life and in death! Lead us with thee to the kingdom of heaven!
Rejoice, O Virgin Mary,
Rejoice a thousand times!
*Glory be to the Father. *

** Let us Pray. **

Hail, Mary, Daughter of God the Father; Hail Mary, Mother of God the Son; Hail, Mary, Spouse of the Holy Ghost; Hail, Mary, Temple of the most Holy Trinity; Hail, Mary, my Mistress, my treasure, my joy, Queen of my heart; my Mother, my life, my sweetness, my dearest hope, yea, my heart and my soul! I am all thine and all that I have is thine, O Virgin blessed above all things! Let thy soul be in me to magnify the Lord; let thy spirit be in me to rejoice to God. Set thyself, O faithful Virgin as a seal upon my heart, that in thee and through thee I may be found faithful to God. Receive me, O gracious Virgin, among those whom thou lovest and teachest, whom thou leadest, nourishest and protectest as thy children. Grant that for love of thee I may despise all earthly consolations and ever cling to those of heaven; until through the Holy Ghost, thy faithful Spouse, Jesus Christ thy Son be formed in me for the glory of the Father.
Amen.

To better understand the Most Holy Rosary, or any prayer involving Hail Maries or Ave Marias and Our Fathers or Pater Nosters, the book The Secret of the Rosary is excellent, and The Way of Perfection helps to explain the Our Father as well.

St. Louis Mary de Montfort also wrote, The Secret of the Rosary, which explains the origin and name, prayers, mysteries, marvelous effects, proper dispositions, ways to combat distractions and pray the Rosary effectively, and Confraternities (so you can have the benefit of other people’s Rosaries as well) of the Most Holy Rosary.

Someone once wrote of this book, *“Possibly the finest book ever written about the Rosary; appeals to all ages. Shows the great spiritual power of the Rosary, which is appreciated by few.” **Pope John Paul II was also consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the method of St. Louis Mary de Montfort. *St. Padre Pio, who said, “The Rosary is The WEAPON”, said as many as 90 rosaries a day in a special form for which he received ecclesiastical permission. Father Thomas Euteneur, President of Human Life International, cites this in The Rosary Batters the Gates of Hell hli.org/sl_2008-10-03.html

Free information on almost all I know on devoting oneself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary:
True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin montfort.org.uk/Writings/TrueDev.html
**Secret of the Rosary ** montfort.org.uk/Writings/Rosary.html
Preparation for 33 day consecration to the Blessed Virgin saintlouisdemontfort.com/consecration.cfm
Reflections on True Devotion to Mary by His Holiness Pope John Paul II http://www.michaeljournal.org/montfort.htm
**The Glories of Mary, ** by St. Alphonsus de Liguori, one of the 33 Doctors of the Catholic Church - explains the Hail Holy Queen http://www.catholictradition.org/Mary/glories.htm
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus en.wikisource.org/wiki/Devotion_to_the_Sacred_Heart_of_Jesus#FIRST_POINT._.E2.80.94_The_ardent_desire_Jesus_Christ_feels_to_be_with_us.
Divine Mercy Chaplet ewtn.com/Devotionals/mercy/dmmap.htm
Cathechism of the Catholic Church vatican.va/archive/catechism/ccc_toc.htm

Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well beloved spouse. Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well beloved spouse. Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well beloved spouse.

*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. *


#4

I like the “Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel”. It is similar to the Rosary, but with only 3 “Hail Mary’s” per decade.

Here is a link, where you can read it…

catholicdoors.com/prayers/chaplets/chap08.htm

I also highly recommend the Divine Mercy Chaplet…

catholicdoors.com/prayers/chaplets/chap01.htm

God bless.


#5

Thank you both very kindly. :slight_smile:


#6

catholic.org/clife/prayers/

catholicfirst.com/prayers.cfm

google.com/search?hl=en&q=Catholic+prayers

reen12 :tiphat:


#7

If you are looking for short prayers two that I know of are:

“Jesus and Mary,
I love you, save souls.”

and

“Jesus Christ,
Son of the living God,
Have mercy on me,
A sinner.”


#8

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