Friday, July 15, 2016


Photo: R. Massaro-(C)2016 Spirit Singing Christ the Servant Parish Canton, Ohio

O God, our Father, hear us.
We plead before You, oh Sacred Heart of Jesus,
for all who tonight in this great city
stand in the most need of Your merciful love
and protection.

On souls beset by temptation, 
   have mercy.

On those who have fallen into sin,
   have mercy.

On those who are given up to
   worldliness and are forgetful of You,
   have mercy.

On those who are, at this moment, in danger
   of losing You forever,
   have mercy.
By Your agony, save them, Jesus.

On those who carry on wicked trades
   and profit by sin,
   have mercy.

On the victims of sin,
   have mercy.

On those indulging in sinful amusements,
   have mercy.

On all who are imperiling their souls by
   self-indulgence and luxury,
   have mercy.

On all frequenting haunts of sin,
   have mercy.
By Your scourging, save them, Jesus.

On all who are out tonight, the homeless, 
   the weary, the starving, those tempted to
   suicide, the intemperate, 
   have mercy.

On those who are out for sin,
   have mercy.

To those who are out to rescue others,
   grant them help and protection.

For those who work at night, the police,
   railwaymen, firemen, those engaged on the stage,
   soldiers and sailors, sentries on duty, editors
   and journalists,
   let Your Presence be with them, Jesus.

For the sick and suffering and all who
   are enduring any agony of mind and body,
   comfort them, Jesus.

For all undergoing surgery,
   strengthen them, Jesus, and help them
   in body and soul.

For the sleepless and lonely,
   be near them.

For those in anxiety, nervous or mental
   distress, calm them.

For the mentally ill, 
   keep them under Your protection.

For those who care for the mentally ill,
   make them tender-hearted and compassionate.

For night nurses,
   give faithfulness and sympathy.

For priests and doctors, called out this night,
   reward them.

By Your crown of thorns, 
   deliver them, Jesus.

For those who this night must suffer bereavement,
   visit and sustain them.

For those for whom this will be their last
   night on earth, deepen their contrition
   and receive their souls.

For those whom sudden death summons
   before Your judgment,
   have mercy.

For those dying alone without a priest or sacrament,
   have mercy.

For the dying who reject the ministry of
   Holy Church,
   have mercy.

On those dying unconscious,
   have mercy.

On the souls of unbelievers who are near death,
   have mercy.

On those who are trying to turn to You even
   in their last hour,
   have mercy.

For those who are afraid to die,
   turn their heaviness into joy.

For dying priests and religious,
   have mercy on them and receive them to Yourself.

For the faithful departed,
   grant them light and peace.

For ourselves in our last hour,
   grant the pardon of our sins, our negligence and
   our ignorance.
By Your holy death, deliver us all,
   O Jesus.

On behalf of those who have said no prayers today, let us say:
   Our Father...Hal Mary...

On behalf of those who neglect to praise God and thank Him, let us say:
   Blessed be God. Blessed be His holy name.

On behalf of those who blaspheme and neglect the Blessed Sacrament,
   let us say: Blessed, praised, worshiped and adored be
   Jesus Christ on His Throne of Glory and in the 
   Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar

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Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, OCDS

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