THE END DAYS


 Evening Prayers



1. ACTS OF FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE


FAITH: O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. I believe that Thy divine Son became man and died for our sins, and that He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life ever-lasting. Amen.

(An indulgence of 3 years)

HOPE: O my God, relying on Thy infinite goodness and promises, I hope to obtain the pardon of my sins with the help of Thy grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and my Redeemer.

(An indulgence of 3 years)

LOVE: O my God, I love Thee above all things with my whole heart and soul because Thou art all-good and deserving of all my love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

(An indulgence of 3 years)


2. THE MEMORARE

    Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, and sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother. To thee I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy clemency hear and answer me. Amen.

(An indulgence of 3 years)
               

3. PRAYERS TO THE SACRED HEART 

    O Divine Heart of Jesus, grant, we beseech Thee, eternal rest to the souls in purgatory, the final grace to those who shall die today, true repentance to sinners, the light of the Faith to pagans, and Thy blessing to me and mine. To Thee, O most compassionate Heart of Jesus, I commend all these souls, and I offer to Thee on their behalf all Thy merits, together with the merits of Thy most holy Mother and of all the saints and angels, and all the sacrifices of the Holy Mass, Communions, prayers and good works, which shall be accomplished today throughout the Christian world.

    Divine Heart of Jesus convert Sinners, save the Dying, deliver the Holy Souls from Purgatory.


4. PRAYER FOR DAILY NEGLECTS

    Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all Its love, all Its sufferings and all Its merits.

    First, To expiate all the sins I have committed this day and during all my life. Glory be to the Father, etc.

    Second, To purify the good I have done badly this day and during all my life. Glory be to the Father, etc.

    Third, To supply for the good I ought to have done, and that I have neglected this day and during all my life. Glory be to the Father, etc.


[A Poor Clair, who had just died, appeared to her Abbess. who was praying for her, and said to her, "I went straight to Heaven, for, by means of this prayer, recited every evening, I paid all my debts.”]


5. LITANY OF THE ANGEL GUARDIAN

    Lord, have mercy on us!
    Christ have mercy on us!
    Lord, have mercy on us!
    Christ, hear us!
    Christ graciously hear us!
    God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us!
    God the Son, Redeemer of Men, have mercy on us!
    God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us!
    Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us!
    Holy Mary, Queen of Heaven, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, my Guardian, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, my Protector in all dangers, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, my Defense in all afflictions, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, most faithful Lover, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, my Preceptor, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, my Guide, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, Witness of all my actions, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, my Helper in all my difficulties, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, my Negotiator with God, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, my Advocate, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, lover of Chastity, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, lover of Innocence, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, most obedient to God, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, Director of my Soul, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, model of Purity, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, model of Docility, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, my Counsellor in doubt, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, my Guardian through life, pray for us!
    Holy Angel, my Shield at the hour of death, pray for us!
    Lamb of God! who takest away the sins of the world, spare us O Lord!
    Lamb of God! who takest away the sine of the world, hear us O Lord!
    Lamb of God! who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us!


6. DAILY PRAYER TO THE NINE CHOIR OF ANGELS

    O Holy and Exalted Angels of God, who see God and do His Will, we call upon you to intercede before the Most Blessed Trinity and Mary, the Queen of the Angels, in Our behalf.

    We thank you for the care and protection given us all through our lives and ask for your protection in death.

    Heavenly Choirs of Angels, help us give glory to God by our lives. Help us to know, love and serve Him faithfully. Help us to practice our Faith and the courage to keep our Faith. Keep far from us all physical and spiritual dangers. Protect our families, homes and ourselves. We ask you to help us do the Will of God, accept His Will as the best for us, and trust in His Fatherly care.

    May the nine Choirs of Angels praise and glory in God.
    May the Seraphim glory in the love of God.
    May the Cherubim glory in the perfection of God.
    May the Thrones glory in the mercy of God.
    May the Dominions glory in the wisdom of God.
    May the Powers glory in the justice of God.
    May the Virtues glory in the sanctity of God.
    May the Principalities glory in the power of God.
    May the Archangels glory in the works of God.
    May the Angels glory in the Fatherly care of God.
    Let us all glory and praise God in the Most Blessed Trinity!
    Praised be God in His Angels and His Saints. Amen.


7. A PRAYER FOR PRIESTS

    Keep them, I pray Thee, dearest Lord.
    Keep them for they are Thine.
    Thy priests whose lives burn out
            before
    Thy consecrated shrine.
    Keep them for they are in the world
    Though from the world apart,
    When earthly pleasures tempt,
            allure, –
    Shelter them in Thy heart.
    Keep them, and comfort them in
        hours
    Of loneliness and pain
    When all their life of sacrifice
    For souls seems but in vain.
    Keep them, and O remember Lord
    They have no one but Thee
    Yet they have only human hearts,
    With human frailty
    Keep them as spotless as the Host,
    That daily, they caress –
    Their every thought and word and
            deed,
    Deign, dearest Lord, to bless.


8. PRAYER TO ADOPT A BABY TO BE ABOUT TO BE ABORTED

 "Jesus, my Lord, through the intercession of Mary, Your Mother, who bore You so lovingly, and of Saint Joseph, strong man of faith, who protected You both, I pray to You for the life of the unborn child who is in danger of abortion, the one I have spiritually adopted. Please give to the parents of this particular child the grace and courage to bring it to the life You have destined for him (her). "

    This spiritual, mental adoption is simply a personal resolution to pray daily, at least for a year, for a particular child in the womb in danger of deliberate abortion. This prayer petitions God to allow the child to have its God-given right to life, and come to know, love and serve God on earth, and then be happy with Him forever in heaven.

    During your earthly life this spiritually adopted child will be known to God. But, in eternal life, you will find a surprised happiness in each other's company.


9. PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL AFTER HOLY COMMUNION

    Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us

        -  Pray for us. O glorious St. Michael.
        - That we may be made worthy of the Promises of Christ.

    Let us pray:

    Relying, O Lord, upon the intercession of the Thy blessed Archangel Michael, we humbly beg of Thee. that the Sacrament of the Eucharist which we have received may make our souls holy and pleasing to Thee. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


10. PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH

    Oh, St Joseph whose protection is so great , so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interest and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power. I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers. Oh, St. Joseph , I never weary contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near  your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breadth. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls  – Pray for me.


[This prayer was found in the fiftieth year of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1505 It was sent from the Pope to Emperor Charles when he was going to battle. Whoever shall read this prayer or hear or keep it about themselves, shall never die a sudden death, or be drown, nor shall poison take effect on them; neither shall they fall into the hands of the enemy. or shall be burned in any fire or shall be overpowered in battle.]


11. NIGHT PRAYER TO OUR BLESSED MOTHER

    Night is falling, dear mother, the long day is o'er;

    And before thy loved image I am kneeling once more,

    To thank thee for keeping me safe through the day,

    To ask thee this night to keep evil away.

    Many times have I fallen today, Mother dear;

    Many graces neglected since last I knelt here.

    Wilt thou not in pity, mine own Mother mild,

    Ask Jesus to pardon the sins of thy child.

    I am going to rest, for the day's work is done;

    Its hours and its moments have passed one by one.

    And the God who will judge me has noted them all.

    He has numbered each grace, He has counted each fall.

    In His book they are written against the last day.

    O Mother ask Jesus to wash them away.

    For one drop of His blood which for sinners was spilt,

    Is sufficient to cleanse the whole world from its guilt.

    And if ere the dawn I should draw my last breath,

    And the sleep that I take be the long sleep of death,

    Be near me, dear Mother, for Jesus' dear sake

    When my soul on eternity's shore shall awake. Amen.


At the end of the day, make sure to pray one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be for the intentions of the Pope to gain indulgences for all our work and prayers during the day.

Each Plenary indulgence requires us, in addition to the condition (which is set by the Church) attached to a prayer or an act of good work, to satisfy the following 4 conditions:

(1) to say the Creed, (2) to say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be for the intention of the Pope, (3) to go to confession and receive Holy Communion either eight days before or eight days after the day during which the work or prayer is said for the plenary indulgence, and (4)  not to have any attachment to sin (even venial sin). (These four conditions are set by the Church)



Marian Cross

The End Days

"Who is like unto God?"

Created December 3, 2003.