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A Short Prayer

Lord help me to remember
that nothing is going to happen
to me today that You and I
together can’t handle.


The Memorare (Prayer to our Lady)

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but, in your mercy, hear and answer me.


Prayer to Mary for a Good Mind

(A. Hanrion, S.J.)

O Mary, my Mother,
I offer you my soul, my mind, and my heart.
Make of me God’s instrument.
Give me a penetrating mind to discover,
firm to judge,
open to understand,
free to serve the truth;
an honest mind in telling what it sees rather than what it wants to see;
a tolerant mind which does not dictate to other people,
but which explain what it sees clearly;
a mind infused by the light and the truth of your Son Jesus,
patient in faith,
while waiting for the vision of eternal life.


The Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me                                                                      Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from Christ’s side, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints
and with Thy angels
Forever and ever


Healing Prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ, most holy Redeemer, you make all things new. Your word promises: Whoever is in Christ has become a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come.

Renew us, and heal us with your love.

Make new my mind: Let me see life and death, time and eternity, this world and beyond, with the eyes of faith. Make new my will: Let me walk more loyally in the way of your commandments.

Renew us, and heal us with your love.

Make new my heart: Let me love you truly and love others for your sake. Make new, Lord Jesus, my whole life: Let there be no more sin, no more compromise, but only devotion to you.

Renew us, and heal us with your love. I bring to you, dearest Lord, my life as it is—my hopes and dreams; my struggles and pains; my fears, anxieties, and addictions; my hurts; my talents; my achievements; my disappointments; and my sickness. I bring to you all whom I love. I entrust all to you and with confident faith. I take heart; for you make all things new.

Prayer for St. Dymphna’s (Patron Saint of Depression and Mental Illness) Intercession:

Good Saint Dymphna, great wonder-worker in every affliction of mind and body, I humbly implore your powerful intercession with Jesus through Mary, the Health of the Sick, in my present need (mention it). Saint Dymphna, martyr of purity, patroness of those who suffer with nervous and mental afflictions, beloved child of Jesus and Mary, pray to Them for me and obtain my request. (Pray one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be.) Saint Dymphna, Virgin and Martyr, pray for us.

Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin.