The Fatima Prayer
The Angelus - English
Prayer to Saint Agatha
Prayer Before the Crucifix
Act of Resignation to the Divine Will
The Doxology
Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes
Prayer of the Seven Holy Founders
Prayer for Ash Wednesday
Anima Christi
Prayer for Any Necessity
Prayer for First Monday in Lent
Prayer for First Tuesday in Lent
Prayer for Ember Wednesday in Lent
Prayer for First Thursday in Lent
Prayer for Feast of the Chair of Peter
Prayer for Second Monday in Lent
Prayer for Second Tuesday in Lent
Prayer for Second Wednesday in Lent
Prayer for Second Thursday in Lent


For Prayers posted last month see JANUARY PRAYERS

DAILY PRAYERS

Prayers posted during February



Prayer for Thursday in the Second Week of Lent

Grant us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the help of Thy grace: that duly applying ourselves to fasting and prayers, we may be delivered from enemies of mind and of body. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth, with the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

Collect for Today's Holy Mass

Prayer for the Second Wednesday in Lent

Favorably regard Thy people, we beseech Thee, O Lord, and grant that they whom Thou commandest to abstain from carnal food, may also cease from hurtful vices. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, One God world without end. Amen.

From the Collect for today's Holy Mass

Prayer for Tuesday in the Second Week of Lent

Mercifully, O Lord, work Thy sanctification within us by means of these mysteries; may they both cleanse us from earthly vices, and lead us to Heavenly gifts. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who livest and reignest with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, One God world without end. Amen.

From the Secret for today's Mass

Prayer for the Second Monday in Lent

O Lord, repay us not according to the sins we have committed, nor according to our iniquities. V. (Psalm 78: 8-9) O Lord, remember not our former iniquities, let Thy mercies speedily prevent us; for we are become exceeding poor. V. Help us, O God, our Savior: and for the glory of Thy Name, O Lord, deliver us: and forgive us our sins for Thy Name's sake.

Tract for today's Holy Mass taken from Psalm 102: 10

Friday-Saturday-Sunday, February 22-24, 2002:
Prayer for the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter

  O God, Who by delivering to Thy blessed Apostle Peter the keys of the kingdom of Heaven, didst confer upon him the pontifical power of binding and of loosing, grant that, by the help of his intercession, we may be delivered from the bonds of our sins. Who livest and reignest with Thee, One God, world without end. Amen.

Taken from the Collect for today's Holy Mass

Thursday, February 21, 2002:
Prayer for Thursday in the First Week of Lent

Mercifully look down, we beseech Thee, O Lord, upon the devotion of Thy people that they who are mortified in the flesh by abstinence, may be refreshed in mind by the fruit of good works.

Collect for Today's Holy Mass

Wednesday, February 20, 2002:
Prayer over the Faithful for Ember Wednesday in Lent

Let us pray. Bow down your heads before God. Enlight our minds, we beseech Thee, O Lord, with the light of Thy brightness: that we may be able to see what we ought to do, and have strength to do what is right. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, One God world without end. Amen.


Tuesday, February 19, 2002:
Prayer for Tuesday in the First Week of Lent

   Look down upon Thy household, O Lord, and grant that our souls, chastened by the mortification of the flesh, may glow in Thy sight with the desire for Thee. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who livest and reignest with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God world without end. Amen.

From the Collect for today's Mass

Monday, February 18, 2002:
Prayer for the First Monday in Lent

   Convert us, O God our salvation, and that the Lenten fast may be of profit to us, instruct our minds with Heavenly discipline. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.


Friday-Saturday-Sunday, February 15-17, 2002:
Prayer for Any Necessity

   Show us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, in Thy clemency, Thine unspeakable mercy, that Thou mayest both cleanse us from all our sins, and deliver us from the punishments which they have deserved. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

Taken for the Collect for the Holy Mass for Any Necessity

Thursday, February 14, 2002:
Anima Christi - Soul of Christ

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, 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 malignant enemy, defend me.
In the hour of my death, call me.
And bid me come to Thee, that with
Thy saints I may praise Thee for ever and ever. Amen.

Indulgence of 300 days; if recited after devout reception of Holy Communion, seven years Raccolta 131)

Ash Wednesday, February 13, 2002:
Prayer for Ash Wednesday

   Grant, O Lord, to Thy faithful people, that they may undertake with fitting piety the venerable solemnities of fasting, and complete them with steadfast devotion. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost.

On the Way to Calvary on the Via Dolorosa

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent when the Church charges us to put on the mantle of penitence for forty days and forty nights through the Passsion and Death of Jesus in preparation for His glorious Resurrection. We receive ashes to remind us of the temporary vessels that we are. For the Sations of the Cross, see WAY OF THE CROSS.


Tuesday, February 12, 2002:
Prayer for the Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order

   O Lord Jesus Christ Who, in orer to renew the memory of the sorrows of Thy most holy Mother, hast through the seven blessed fathers enriched Thy Church with the new Order of Servites; mercifully grant that we may be so united in their sorrows as to share in their joys. Who livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.

From the Collect for today's Mass

Monday, February 11, 2002:
Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes

   O Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, you are the refuge of sinners, the health of the sick, and the comfort of the afflicted. You know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. By your appearance at the Grotto of Lourdes you made it a privileged sanctuary where your favors are given to people streaming to it from the whole world. Over the years countless sufferers have obtained the cure for their infirmities -- whether of soul, mind, or body. Therefore I come to you with limitless confidence to implore your motherly intercession. Obtain, O loving Mother, the grant of my requests. Through gratitude for Your favors, I will endeavor to imitate Your virtues, that I may one day share in Your glory. Amen.


Friday-Saturday-Sunday, February 8-10, 2002:
The Doxology

   Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto, Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.


Thursday, February 7, 2002:
Act of Resignation to the Divine Will

   O Lord my God, I now at this moment readily and willingly accept at Thy hand whatever kind of death it may please Thee to send me, with all its pains, penalties, and sorrows.

Indulgence of seven years; a plenary indulgence at the hour of death, for those who say the above prayer on any day chosen after devout reception of Holy Communion and Confession. Raccolta 638

Wednesday, February 6, 2002:
Prayer Before the Crucifix

   Look down upon me, O good and gentle Jesus, while before Thy face I humbly kneel, and with burning soul pray and beseech Thee to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity, true contrition for my sins, and a firm purpose of amendment; the while I contemplate with great love and tender pity Thy five most precious wounds, pondering over them within me, calling to mind the words which David Thy prophet said of Thee, my good Jesus: "They have pierced My hands and My feet; they have numbered all My bones."

Indulgence of ten years; a plenary indulgence if recited after devout reception of Holy Communion, Raccolta 201)

Tuesday, February 5, 2002:
Prayer honoring Saint Agatha

   O God, Who among the other marvels of Thy power, hast granted even to the weaker sex the victory of martyrdom; mercifully grant: that we who celebrate the Heavenly birthday of blessed Agatha, Thy Virgin and Martyr, may, by her example, draw nearer to Thee. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

From the Collect for today's Mass

Monday, February 4, 2002:
The Angelus

The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary. And she conceived of the Holy Ghost.

(Hail Mary)

Behold the handmaid of the Lord. Be it done unto me according to Thy word.

(Hail Mary)

(while genuflecting) And the Word was made flesh. And dwelt among us.

(Hail Mary)

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.
Pour fourth, we beseech Thee, O Lord. Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His passion and cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Friday-Saturday-Sunday, February 1-3, 2002:
Fatima Prayer

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of Thy Mercy.

O Mi Jesu, remitte nobis peccata nostra, custodi nos ad igne inferi, attrahe omnes animas ad Caelum praecipue illas maxime egentes misericordiae tuae.


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