Pauline prayer has 4 primary elements:
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Pray with us these acts of praise, thanksgiving, meditation, and petition.
+ In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Jesus, Divine Master, Way, Truth and Life, have mercy on us.
Mary, Queen of Apostles, pray for us.
St. Paul the Apostle, pray for us.
From all sin O Lord, deliver us.
The Angel of the Lord announced to Mary
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
*Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
"Behold the handmaid of the Lord;
let it be done to me according to Thy Word."
kneeling/bending the knee:
And the Word was made Flesh;
And dwelt among us.
V. Pray for us, Holy Mother of God
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray. Pour forth, 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.
Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae et concepit de Spiritu Sancto.
Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta Tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tuis, Jesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.
"Ecce ancilla Domini. Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum." Ave Maria . . .
Et Verbum caro factum est; et habitavit in nobis. Ave Maria . . .
V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
Oremus. Gratiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine, mentibus nostris infunde; ut qui, Angelo nuntiante Christi Filii tui incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem eius et crucem ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
For the most pressing and personal intentions of our hearts
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen.
Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer You through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of the Church, in union with the Eucharistic sacrifice: my prayers, actions, joys and sufferings of this day, in reparation for sins and for the salvation of all men and women, according to the special intentions of the Superior General, in the grace of the Holy Spirit for the glory of the heavenly Father.
Act of Adoration
I adore You, my God, and I love You with all my heart. I thank You for having created me, made me a Christian, kept me this night, and led me into the Pauline family. I offer You my actions of this day; grant that they all may be according to Your holy will and for Your greater glory. Keep me from sin and all evil, and may your grace be with me and with all my dear ones. Amen.
Apostle's Creed In reparation for unbelief -- our own and that of others
+I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
+I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day, he rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence, He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
+I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
Act of Faith, Hope, Love and Contrition
My God, I believe in You. I trust in You. I love you above all things, with all my heart and mind and strength. I love You because You are supremely good and worth loving; and because I love You, I am sorry with all my heart for offending You. Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner. Amen.
Act of Humility
Dear God, You see that our trust is not based on human actions. Through Your mercy, may the Apostle of the Gentiles protect us against all adversity, through Christ our Lord. Amen. By myself I can do nothing; with God I can do everything. For the love of God, I want to do all things. To God the honor, to me heaven.
To Recall God's Presence
I believe, my God, that I am in Your presence, that You are looking at me and listening to my prayers. You are so great and so holy; I adore You. You have given me all; I thank You. You have been so offended by me; I ask Your pardon with all my heart. You are so merciful, and I ask of You all the graces which You know are beneficial to me.
Act of Surrender to the Will of God
My God, I do not know what will happen to me today. I only know that nothing will happen to me that was not foreseen by You and directed to my greater good from all eternity. This is enough for me. I adore Your eternal and unfathomable designs. I submit to them with all my heart for love of You. I offer the sacrifice of my whole being to You and join my sacrifice to that of Jesus, my divine Savior. In His Name and by His infinite merits, I ask You for patience in my sufferings and perfect submission, so that everything you want or permit to happen will result in Your greater glory and my sanctification. Amen.
To Overcome My Predominant Fault
Jesus Master, You have said: "Truly I say to you: whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my Name, He will give it to you." So, in Your Name, I ask for victory over my predominant defect (pause here to clarify the predominant personal fault you are working to overcome). Hear me, good and gracious Jesus!
For the Pope
Let us pray for N. our pope: May the Lord protect him and grant him length of days. May the Lord be his shield and deliver him from all harm. May the Lord give him happiness and peace all the days of his life. Amen.
For the Superior General of the Paulines, for Fr. Matthew Roehrig, Delegate Director to HFI, and for our husbands
Lord, be his light and protection. Give him your help and fill him with your blessings. Amen.
Novena Requests in Honor of Our Founder
Lord, glorify in your Church the priest, servant of God, Blessed James Alberione. May he be for all of us an example and intercessor in the journey of our sanctification and of our apostolic commitment. Open the ways of evangelization so that the presence of Jesus Master, Way and Truth and Life, may shine in the world through Mary, Mother and Queen of Apostles. By the intercession of Blessed James and in accordance with Your Holy Will, grant me the graces that I ask for at this time (name your intention).
Prayer of Thanksgiving - Recall all the gifts of your life
We give You thanks for all Your gifts, Almighty God, living and reigning now and forever! Amen.
For Cooperators and Benefactors of the Pauline Family
Lord, reward our cooperators and benefactors with Your gifts and with eternal life. Grant that with their work, they may give glory to Your Name. Amen.
For the Souls in Purgatory
Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
For the Dying
St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus Christ and true spouse of the Virgin Mary, pray for us and for the dying of this day (or night).
For the Apostolate
St. Paul the Apostle, our patron, pray for us and for the apostolate of the means of social communications.
For Vocations - to be said anytime but specifically from 3-4 PM ET
Jesus, eternal Shepherd of our souls, send good laborers into Your harvest!
Invocations to Jesus Master
Jesus Master, sanctify my mind and increase my faith.
Jesus, teaching in the Church, draw everyone to your school.
Jesus Master, deliver me from error, from vain thoughts, and from eternal darkness.
Jesus, Way between the Father and us, I offer you all and await all from you.
Jesus, Way of sanctity, make me your faithful imitator.
Jesus, Way, render me perfect as the Father who is in heaven.
Jesus, Life, live in me, so that I may live in you.
Jesus, Life, do not permit me to separate myself from you.
Jesus, Truth, may I be light for the world!
Jesus, Way, may I be example and model for souls!
Jesus, Life, may my presence bring grace and consolation everywhere!
Father, in union with all those who today celebrate the Eucharist, I wish to offer myself a small victim with Jesus the Victim . . .
--in atonement for error and scandal spread throughout the world through the misuse of the media of social communication;
--to appeal to Your mercy for those persons who, deceived and seduced by the influence of these instruments, stray from Your fatherly love;
--for the conversion of those persons who, in the use of these instruments, reject the teaching of Christ and His Church, and thus warp the minds, the hearts, and the undertakings of men and women;
--that we may follow Him alone whom you, Father, in your boundless love sent into the world saying, "This is my beloved Son; hear Him";
--to acknowledge and to make known that Jesus alone, the Word Incarnate, is the perfect Teacher, the trustworthy Way, who leads to knowledge of You, Father, and to a partaking of Your life.
--that those who work within the framework of social communication may grow in holiness and wisdom and bear witness to an authentic Christian life;
--that the undertakings of Catholics within the sphere of social communication may continually increase so that, by promoting more effectively genuine human and Christian values, the voice of error and evil will be counteracted; and
--that well aware of our insufficiency and unworthiness, we may realize the need to draw near the font of life in all humility and trust and be nourished with Your Word, Father, and with the Body of Christ, invoking light, love, and mercy for all men and women.
Secret of Success
Accept the pact we present to You through the hands of Mary, Queen of Apostles, and of our father, Saint Paul.
We must correspond to Your sublime will, arrive at the degree of perfection and heavenly glory to which You have destined us, and perform the apostolate of social communication in a holy manner; but we see that we are very weak, ignorant, incapable, and inadequate in every way--in spirit, in knowledge, in the apostolate, and in poverty.
You instead are the Way and the Truth and the Life, the Resurrection, our one and supreme Good. We trust in You alone who said: "Whatever you ask the Father in my Name, you will receive it."
For our part, we promise and commit ourselves to seeking wholeheartedly in all things, in life and the apostolate, only and always Your glory and peace to all peoples.
We trust that on Your part, you will give us a good spirit, grace, knowledge, and the means for doing good. According to Your immense goodness and the needs of our special vocation, multiply the fruits of our spiritual work, of our study, of our apostolate and of our poverty. We do not doubt You, but we fear our inconstancy and weakness.
Therefore, good Master, through the intercession of Mary, our Mother, extend to us the mercy You used with the Apostle Paul so that, faithful in imitating our father here on earth, we may be his companions in the glory of heaven. Amen.
To Spend the Day Well
To be prayed for oneself and also for loved ones and others in need
Dear and sweet Mother Mary, keep your holy hand upon me! Guard my mind, my heart and my senses that I may never commit sin. Sanctify my thoughts, affections, words and actions so that I may please you and your Jesus, my God, and reach heaven with you. Jesus and Mary, give me your holy blessing: +In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, assist me in the hour of my death.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, may I die and rest in peace with you.
Prayer Before Meals
Bless us, O Lord, and the food we are about to receive to keep us in Your holy service.
Jesus, "bread broken" in the Eucharist, nourish us spiritually with Your very Life,
and grant that every day we may be able in charity to break the bread which Your Providence gives us.
Bless us, O Lord, and the food we are about to receive to keep us in Your holy service.
Prayer After Meals
We give You thanks for the food which You have given us, O Lord. Grant us the grace to make use of it to do good.
We thank You, God our Father, for this fraternal meal, sign of our communion, in fulfilling the work to which You have called us. We give You thanks for the food we have received, O Lord. Grant that it may sustain us in Your holy service. Amen.
St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, pray for us.
May all the peoples praise You, O God! May all the peoples praise You. Psalm 67:5
May the Most Holy Name of Jesus be forever praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified!
At the Name of Jesus, [may] every knee bend, in the heavens and under the heavens and
every tongue confess to the glory of God the Father that Jesus Christ is Lord! --Philippians 2:10-11
For a complete prayer book, contact us for a copy of Prayers of the Pauline Family published by the Society of St. Paul.