Short Invocations


#1

Found today on cukierski.net/index.shtml

I’m looking forward to using these during the day at work, when there isn’t time for longer prayers … just take a quick breath between tasks and pray one of these. :thumbsup:

Short Invocations

  1. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!
    (Note: this prayer is known as the “Jesus Prayer”)
  2. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee; because by Thy holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
  3. May the Holy Trinity be blessed.
  4. Christ conquers! Christ reigns! Christ commands!
  5. O Heart of Jesus, burning with love for us, inflame our hearts with love for Thee.
  6. O Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee.
  7. O Heart of Jesus, all for Thee.
  8. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
  9. My God and my all.
  10. O God, have mercy on me, a sinner. (Luke 18:13)
  11. Teach me to do Thy will, because Thou art my God. (Psalm 142:10)
  12. O Lord, increase our faith. (Luke 17:5)
  13. O Lord, save us, we are perishing. (Matthew 8:25)
  14. My Lord and my God. (John 20:28)
  15. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
  16. Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul.
  17. Jesus, Mary, Joseph, assist me in my last agony.
  18. Jesus, Mary, Joseph, may I sleep and rest in peace with you.
  19. May the Most Blessed Sacrament be praised and adored forever.
  20. Stay with us, O Lord. (Luke 24:29)
  21. Mother of Sorrows, pray for us.
  22. My Mother, my Hope.
  23. Send, O Lord, laborers into Thy harvest. (see Matthew 9:38)
  24. Hail, O Cross, our only hope. (Roman Breviary)
  25. All you holy men and women of God, intercede for us. (Roman Ritual)
  26. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. (Roman Ritual)
  27. Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit. (Luke. 23:46; Psalm 30:6)
  28. Merciful Lord Jesus, grant them everlasting rest. (Roman Missal)
  29. Queen conceived without original sin, pray for us. (Roman Ritual)
  30. Holy Mother of God, Mary ever Virgin, intercede for us. (Roman Breviary)
  31. Holy Mary, pray for us. (Roman Ritual)
  32. Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. (Matthew 16:16)
  33. Blessed be God!
  34. All for thee, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus!
  35. Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto thine! (Roman Ritual)
  36. My Jesus, mercy!
  37. Thanks be to God! (Deo gratias!)
  38. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
  39. Hail Mary! (Ave Maria!)
  40. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee!
  41. Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come!
  42. Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love!
  43. Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us!
  44. From all sin deliver me, O Lord!
  45. As the Lord wills!
  46. Thy will be done!

#2

Saint Faustina pointed us to-

Jesus I trust in you

Which I find this variant off helpful-

Gentle heart of Jesus I trust in you


#3

:harp:


#4

I use a lot of different ones - depending on my mood and my needs.

One I’ve seen and love is based on John the Baptists words in the Gospel - ‘Lord, that you might increase and I might decrease!’ (John 3:30)

And I like to adapt ‘Father into Your hands I commend my spirit’ to reflect whatever people or causes I want to pray for - ‘Father, into Your hands I commend my work today’, ‘Father, into your hands I commend my family and friends’ and so on.


#5

Very good.
And don’t forget that ANY and ALL of the invocations used in the Divine Praises could be added to this list.

**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 at 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 St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.

May the Heart of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament be praised, adored and loved at every moment in all the tabernacles of the world even to the end of time. Amen.**


#6

I forgot a beautiful one.

Jesus, Meek and Humble of Heart, make our hearts like unto Thine.
My Jesus, Mercy !


#7

The one I usually use is: Merciful Jesus. Of course that’s not the only one I use. How about, “Lord have mercy on me, a sinner.”


#8

Very nice; thank you for posting that! I’ve copied it and will carry it in my wallet.

Paul


#9

You’re most welcome. Glad you enjoyed it! :slight_smile:

And thanks to everyone who contributed additions … I’d love to see even more! :thumbsup:


#10

“Jesus, fill my life with the power of God’s Spirit.” (Actually, I sing that one . . . )

“Forgive me.”


#11

*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.

All from the book True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin
From St. Augustine, “Lord, that I may know you”
"Lord, that I may see."
From St. Louis Mary de Montfort "Virgin most holy, accept my praise; give me strength to fight your foes."
The prayer Sub tuum, “We fly to thy patronage.”
"O Jesus living in Mary"
St. Ambrose "May the spirit of Mary be in each one of us to rejoice in God."
From St. Louis Mary de Montfort “I belong entirely to you, dear Mother, and all that I have is yours.”
“O Mary, I take you for my all; give me your heart.”
“Lord, I am not worthy”
“Come let us adore”
“Lord, do not look at my sins, let your eyes see nothing in me but the virtues and merits of Mary”
“I am my own worst enemy and I am guilty of all these sins”
“Deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man”
“Dear Jesus, you must increase in my soul and I must decrease”
“Mary, you must increase in me and I must always go on decreasing”
“O Jesus and Mary increase in me and increase in others around me”

From rosary-center.org/consecrt.htm
"Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, I renew my consecration to you and 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."

May we be graced with the gifts of the Holy Spirit through the Immaculate Heart of Mary!! May we and this thread bring glory to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary!!

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. *

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


#12

I love short invocations like this, probably because I’ve got a short attention span. :smiley: My favorites are, “Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love!” and “My Jesus, mercy!” which St. Gemma Galgani is said to have repeated to herself often.


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