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Morning Prayers

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator,
Come from your bright heavenly throne,
Come, take possession of our souls
And make them all your own.

You who are called the Paraclete,
Best gift of God above,
The living spring, the living fire,
Sweet unction and true love.

You who are sevenfold in your grace,
Finger of God's right hand;
His promise, teaching little ones
To speak and understand.

O guide our minds with your blessed light,
With love our hearts inflame;
And with your strength which never decays,
Confirm our mortal frame.

Far from us drive our deadly foe;
True peace unto us bring;
And through all perils bring us safe
Beneath your sacred wing.

Through you may we know the Father,
Through you the eternal Son,
And you the Spirit of them both,
Thrice-blessed Three in One.

All glory to the Father be,
With his co-equal Son:
The same to you, Great Paraclete,
While endless ages run. Amen.

V. Send forth your Spirit and new life will
begin. (Easter Season: Alleluia)

R. And You will renew the face of the earth.
(Easter Season: Alleluia)

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


Pondering God’s Will for this day...


The Angelus

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
     Hail Mary...

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to your Word.
     Hail Mary...

V. And the Word became flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
     Hail Mary...

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R. That we may become worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, Your grace into our hearts; that as we have known the Incarnation of Christ, your Son by the message of an angel, so by His Passion and Cross we may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Regina Caeli  (For the Easter Season)

V. Queen of heaven, rejoice, Alleluia.
R. The Son whom you were chosen to bear, Alleluia.

V. Has risen as He said, Alleluia.
R. Pray for us before God, Alleluia.

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia.
R. For the Lord has truly risen, Alleluia.

Let us pray: God our Father, you give joy to the world by the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Through the prayers of his mother, the Virgin Mary, bring us to the happiness of eternal life. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.



MOST HOLY TRINITY
, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we believe and hope in You. We love You and we ask You for the grace to live in intimate and constant union with You.

HEAVENLY FATHER, in Your great mercy, You sent Your Son, Jesus Christ, and revealed to us Your plan of salvation which He fulfilled on the Cross. We desire to faithfully unite ourselves to Your Son for Your greater glory, above all, by receiving with love, the Cross You wish to send us.

JESUS, Eternal Priest, Immaculate Host, help us to be transformed into You, by doing as You did the Father’s Will, with perfect obedience and humility of heart.

HOLY SPIRIT, enlighten us, and breathe into us the love of God. We want to live our consecration to You by being obedient to Your inspirations, and leading all people to know You and love You.

MARY, Mother of Jesus and Our Mother, we want to meditate and share your sorrows, especially those you suffered on behalf of the Church after the Ascension of your Son. In your presence we renew our commitment to God. [for Religious: our religious vows; for Novices: our Baptismal promises]. Obtain for us the graces we need to observe them faithfully and bless the members of the Family of the Cross.

V. St. Joseph, spouse of Mary
R. Protect our Work and obtain for us the grace to persevere in it and to die in the state of grace. 

V. Holy Guardian Angels.
R. Guide us that we may always be true members of the Works of the Cross.

V. For all Priests.
R. Lord, increase their faith and apostolic zeal.

V. The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
R. Send Lord, laborers to your harvest.

V. For those who are entrusted to guide us.
R. Eternal Shepherd, help them to be docile to Your Spirit. May they lead their brothers with the spirit of love, helping them to faithfully respond to Your call.


The Offering of the Incarnate Word


Heavenly Father, through the hands of Mary, we offer You, Jesus the Incarnate Word, the Victim in whom You are well pleased. Moved by the love of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, we offer ourselves completely with Him as living hosts.

May we be a living sacrifice out of love for You, in all the events of our lives, obtaining graces for the world, the Church and especially Your priests.

Jesus, savior of all people, save them!



Consecration to the Holy Spirit

O Holy Spirit, receive the perfect and complete consecration of my whole being. In all my actions, grant me the grace of being my Light, my Guide, my Strength and the Love of my heart.

I surrender myself to You, and I ask of You the grace to be faithful to Your inspirations. Holy Spirit, transform me through Mary and with Mary into a true image of Christ Jesus, for the glory of the Father, and the salvation of the world. Amen.

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