Almighty God, in whom is no darkness at all:
Grant me Your light perpetually,
and when I cannot see the way before me,
may I continue to put my trust in You;
that so, being guided and guarded by Your love,
I may be kept from falling,
this day and all my days,
through Jesus Christ my Lord.

Amen.

My Jesus, I believe that You are present
in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

Glorious Queen of peace,
grant us peace in our hearts,
harmony in our families
and goodwill throughout the world.
Immaculate Mother,
as patroness of our beloved country,
watch over us and protect us
with your motherly love.

Amen.

O God, Who, through Your blessed Apostles Simon and Jude,
have brought us to the knowledge of Your name,
grant that we may celebrate their everlasting glory
by advancing in good works we may celebrate their glory.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
world without end.

Amen.

Blessed Bartholomew, despite many oppositions
and obstacles in your life, you remained faithful
to God and your ministry to His people.
Like you, today we face a multitude
of daily challenges to our faith and our lives.
Help us to remain steadfast in our love of God
and serve as an inspiration,
even in the darker moments.

Amen.

O Jesus Christ,
I acknowledge You as universal King.
All that has been made,
has been created for You.
Exercise all Your rights over me.
I renew my baptismal vows,
renouncing Satan and his works;
and I promise to live as a good Christian.
In particular I pledge myself to work,
to the best of my ability,
for the triumph of the rights
of God and Your Church.

Divine Heart of Jesus,
to You I offer my poor services,
laboring that all hearts may acknowledge
Your Sacred Kingship,
and that the reign of Your peace
be established throughout the universe.

Amen.

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of Your mercy,
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in Your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us
from Your love.

Amen.

May You always be my hope,
my trust, my riches, my delight,
my joy and gladness, my rest and quiet,
my food, my refreshment, my refuge and help,
my wisdom, portion and possession, my treasure
in which my mind and heart shall be rooted forever,
fixed, firm and immovable.

O my God, I firmly believe that You are
really and corporally present
in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar.
I adore You here present from the very depths of my heart,
and I worship Your sacred presence with all possible humility.
O my soul, what joy to have Jesus Christ always with us,
and to be able to speak to Him, heart to heart,
with all confidence.
Grant, O Lord, that I, having adored Thy Divine Majesty
here on earth in this wonderful Sacrament,
may be able to adore It eternally in heaven.

Amen.

O Blessed Trinity, we thank you for having graced the Church
with St. John Paul II and for allowing the tenderness
of your Fatherly care, the glory of the Cross of Christ,
and the splendor of the Spirit of love to shine through him.
Trusting fully in Your infinite mercy,
and in the maternal intercession of Mary,
he has given us a living example of Jesus the Good Shepherd,
and has shown us that holiness
is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life
and is the way of achieving eternal communion with You.

O kind and loving Jesus, I kneel before You
and earnestly beg You to fill my soul
with deep faith, hope and love.
Give me also true repentance for my sins
and a firm desire to amend them, as,
moved by Your pain and sorrow,
I ponder on Your five most precious wounds
and call to mind the words You spoke
through Your prophet, David:
“They have pierced my hands and my feed,
they have numbered all my bones.”

O glorious Saint Paul of the Cross,
on earth you were a mirror of innocence
and a model of penance!
O hero of saintliness,
chosen by God to meditate day and night
on the bitter Passion of His only-begotten Son,
and to spread devotion by word and deed
as well as by means of your religious family!
O Apostle, mighty in word and work,
you spent your life in bringing back
to the foot of the Cross the erring souls
of countless unfortunate sinners!
Mercifully look down once more from heaven
upon my poor soul and hear my petitions.
Obtain for me so great a love of Jesus suffering,
that by constant meditation on His Passion
I may make His sufferings mine.
Let me realize in the deep Wounds of my Savior
the wickedness of my transgressions,
and obtain from them, as from
the fountain of salvation, the grace of bitter tears
and an effectual resolution to imitate you in your penance,
if I have not followed your example of innocence.

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
We praise You and give You glory:
We bless You for calling us to be Your holy people.

Remain in our hearts,
And guide us in our love and service.
Help us to let our light shine before others
And lead them to the way of faith.

Holy Trinity of love,
We praise you now and forever.

Amen.

Help us all, good Saint Luke,
to imitate very closely the life
and virtues of our Blessed Mother Mary,
about whom you wrote so beautifully,
and of Him whom she bore into this world,
Jesus Christ our Lord and our God,
who lives and is King for ever and ever.

Amen.

Dear God, we pray for the laity
in our Church throughout the world.
You sent out Your disciples to proclaim the Gospel
to the laity because You want us
to be saved on the last day.

Lord God, help our clergy to be able to guide us
through the correct path to You,
may they continue to pray for us the laity
so that we remain fruitful branches of You, the True Vine.

Amen.