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My Queen and My Mother

My Queen and my Mother,
I give myself entirely to you;
and to show my devotion to you,
I consecrate to you this day my eyes,
my ears, my mouth, my heart,
my whole being without reserve.
Wherefore, good Mother,
as I am your own, keep me, guard me,
as your property and possession.

Amen.

Prayer of St. Jane Frances deChantal

Loving Father, I am determined to leave all to You,
taking nothing except keeping myself in peace
in Your arms, desiring nothing except
what You urge me to desire, to will, to wish.
I offer You this desire, O my God,
asking You to bless it; I undertake all it includes,
relying on Your goodness, bounty, and mercy,
with entire confidence in You, distrust of myself,
and knowledge of my infinite misery and infirmity.

Amen.

Prayer to St. Clare

O glorious Saint Clare!
God has given you the power
of working miracles continually,
and the favor of answering the prayers
of those who invoke your assistance
in misfortune, anxiety and distress.
We beseech you, obtain for us from Jesus,
through Mary, His Blessed Mother,
what we beg of you so fervently and hopefully,
if it be for the greater honor and glory of God
and for the good of our souls.

Amen.

Prayer to St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Lord, God of our fathers,
You brought St Teresa Benedicta
to the fullness of the science of the Cross
at the hour of her martyrdom.
Fill us with the same knowledge;
and, through her intercession,
allow us always to seek after You,
the supreme truth, to remain faithful until death
to the covenant of love
ratified in the blood of your Son
for the salvation of all men and women.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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Prayer to St. Dominic

Wonderful Saintly Founder
of the eloquent Order of Preachers
and friend of Saint Francis of Assisi,
you were a fiery defender of the Faith
and a fighter against the darkness of heresy.
You resembled a great star that shone
close to the world and pointed to the Light
which was Christ.
Help astronomers to study the stars
and admire their wonderful Maker,
proclaiming: "Give glory to God in the highest."

Amen.

Prayer to St. Cajetan

O glorious St. Cajetan,
you studied to be a lawyer,
but when you felt that the Lord
was calling you to his service,
you abandoned everything
and became a priest.
You excelled in virtues,
shunning all material rewards for your labor,
helping the many unemployed
people of your time.
Look on us with mercy at a time
when many people wish to find employment
so our families can live with dignity.
Listen to our petitions, dear saint;
you, who could easily give up
the food on your table for the needy,

Prayer for the Transfiguration of the Lord

O Lord, You call us to go to the mountain top with You
and we follow, not quite sure of what is to happen,
but we like mountain tops, 
we like mountain top experiences.
Lord sometimes we need 
mountain top experiences with You
when our days are dark and dreary,
when our hearts, are heavy,
when the valleys seem more depressing than ever.
Lord, may this mountain top experience
fill our hearts with Your light,
may we be filled with Your love and hope.

Amen.

Your Love Heals All

Father, You hear me when I call on You.
Grant me the faith to turn to You
when my life seems empty and lacking
in meaning for Your love heals all.
Lord, You are our hope.
Give me the faith to follow Your way
of love, peace and compassion.