Jesus... The Most Beautiful Name in the Universe!
by Cardinal John Henry Newman
(Recited daily after Communion, by Mother Teresa of Calcutta and her Sisters of Charity)
Dear Jesus, help me to spread your fragrance wherever I go. Flood my soul with your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that my life may only be a radiance of yours. Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel your presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me, but only Jesus! Stay with me and then I will begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be a light to others. The light, O Jesus, will be all from you; none of it will be mine. It will be you, shining on others through me. Let me thus praise you in the way which you love best, by shining on those around me. Let me preach you without preaching, not by words but by example, by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears for you. Amen.
Act of Dedication of the Human Race to Jesus Christ The King
A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who piously recite the Act of Dedication of the Human Race to Jesus Christ King. A plenary indulgence is granted, if it is recited publicly on the feast of our Lord Jesus Christ King.
Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before you. We are yours, and yours we wish to be; but to be more surely united with you, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to your Most Sacred Heart.
Many indeed have never known you; many, too, despising your precepts, have rejected you. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to your Sacred Heart.
Be King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken you, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned you; grant that they may quickly return to their Father’s house, lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.
Be King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and the unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.
Grant, O Lord, to your Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give tranquility of order to all nations; make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to it be glory and honor for ever. Amen.
Prayer Source: Enchiridion of Indulgences , June 29, 1968
Ascribed to Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)
Lord Jesus Christ, take all my freedom, my memory, my understanding, and my will. All that I have and cherish you have given me. I surrender it all to be guided by your will. Your grace and your love are wealth enough for me. Give me these, Lord Jesus, and I ask for nothing more
Prayer to Christ The King
O Christ Jesus, I acknowledge Thee King of the Universe. All that has been made has been created for Thee. Make full use of Thy rights over me. I renew the promises I made in Baptism, when I renounced Satan and all his pomps and works, and I promise to live a good Christian life: and especially undertake to help, to the extent of my means, to secure the triumph of the rights of God and of They Church. Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer Thee my efforts to obtain that all hearts may acknowledge They Sacred Royalty, and that so that kingdom of They peace may be established throughout the entire universe. Amen.
Dedication of the Human Race to Jesus Christ
by Pope Pius XI
Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us, humbly prostrate before You. We are Yours and Yours we wish to be; but to be more surely united with You, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Your Most Sacred Heart. Many, indeed, have never known You; many, too, despising Your precepts, have rejected You, Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Your Sacred heart. Be King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken You, out also of the prodigal children who have abandoned You; grant that they may quickly return to their Father’s house, lest they die of wretchedness and hunger. Be King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or who discord keeps aloof and call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd. Grant, O Lord, to Your Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give tranquility of order to all nations; make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry; Praise to the divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to it be glory and honor forever. Amen
My God I Love Thee
My God, I love Thee; not because
I hope for Heav’n thereby,
Nor yet because who love Thee not
May eternally die.
Thou, O my Jesus, Thou didst me
Upon the cross embrace;
For me didst bear the nails and spear,
And manifold disgrace.
And griefs and torments numberless,
And sweat of agony;
E’en death itself; and all for man
Who was Thine enemy.
Then why, O blessèd Jesus Christ
Should I not love Thee well?
Not for the hope of winning Heaven,
Nor of escaping hell.
Not with the hope of gaining aught,
Nor seeking a reward,
But as Thyself hast lovèd me,
O everlasting Lord!
E’en so I love Thee, and will love,
And in Thy praise will sing,
Solely because Thou art my God,
And my eternal King.
The Shoulder Wound of Christ
It is related in the annals of Clairvaux that St. Bernard asked Our Lord which was His greatest unrecorded suffering and Our Lord answered: “I had on My Shoulder. while I bore My Cross on the Way of Sorrows, a grievous Wound, which was more painful than the others and which is not recorded by men. Honor this Wound with thy devotion and I will grant thee whatsoever thou dost ask through Its virtue and merit. And in regard to all those who shall venerate this Wound. I will remit to them all their venial sins and will no longer remember their mortal sins.”
The Shoulder Wound of Christ Prayer
O Loving Jesus, meek Lamb of God, I miserable sinner, salute and worship the most Sacred Wound of Thy Shoulder on which Thou didst bear They heavy Cross, which sore tore They flesh and laid bare They Bones as to inflict on Thee an anguish greater than any other wound of They most Blessed Body. I adore Thee, O Jesus most sorrowful; I praise and glorify Thee, and give Thee thanks for this most sacred and painful Wound, beseeching Thee by that exceeding pain, and by the crushing burden of They heavy Cross to be merciful to me, a sinner, to forgive me all my mortal and venial sins, and to lead me on towards Heaven along the Way of Thy Cross. Amen.Pope Eugenics III, at the request of St. Bernard, has granted thee thousand years Indulgence to all who with contrite heart, recite the Lord’s Prayer and 3 Hail Mary’s in honor of the Wound on The Shoulder of Our Blessed Redeemer
Lord Jesus, I come before you, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In your Holy Name Jesus, I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce Satan, the evil spirits and all their works. I give you my entire self, Lord Jesus, now and forever. I invite you into my life, Jesus. I accept you as my Lord, God and Saviour. Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul, and spirit.
Come Lord Jesus, cover me with your Precious Blood, and fill me with your Holy Spirit. I love you Lord Jesus. I praise you Jesus. I thank you Jesus. I shall follow you every day of my life. Amen.
Mary, My Mother, Queen of Peace, St. Peregrine, the cancer saint, all the Angels and Saints, please help me. Amen.(Say this prayer faithfully, no matter how you feel. When you come to the point where you sincerely mean each word with all your heart, Jesus will change your whole life in a very special way. )
Offering Jesus Our Day
O Jesus, In union with Your Most Precious Blood poured out on the cross and offered in every Mass, I offer You today my prayers, works, joys, sorrows and sufferings for the praise of Your Holy Name and all the desires of Your sacred Heart; in reparation for sin, for the conversion of sinners, the union of all christians and our final union with You in heaven. Amen.
Jesus help us to understand
Jesus, extend to us in the light, in Your infinite knowledge, the power, through the light, to understand the task that lies ahead for all of us who wish to be saved."
￼A True Letter of Our Saviour Jesus Christ
Consecrating the Drops of Blood which Our Lord Jesus lost on His way to Calvary.
Copy of a letter of the Oration found in the Holy Sepulchre of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Jerusalem, preserved in a silver box by his Holiness and by the emperors and empresses of the Christian faith.
St. Elizabeth, Queen of Hungary, with St. Matilda and St. Bridget, wishing to know something of the Passion of Jesus Christ, offered fervent and special prayers, upon which there appeared to them Our Lord Jesus Christ who spoke to them in the following manner:
I descended from Heaven to the Earth in order to convert you.
In olden times people were religious and their harvests were abundant; at present, on the contrary, they are scanty.
If you want to reap an abundant harvest you must not work on Sunday, for on Sunday you must go to church and pray to God to forgive your sins. He gave you six days in which to work and one for rest and devotion and to tender your help to the poor and assist the Church.
Those people, who brawl against my religion and cast slurs on this Sacred Letter, shall be forsaken by me.
On the contrary, those people who shall carry a copy of this letter with them shall be free from death by drowning and from sudden death.
They shall be free from all contagious diseases and lightning;
they shall not die without confession,
and shall be free from their enemies and from the hand of wrongful authority,
and shall be free from all their slanderers and false witnesses.
Women in peril at child-birth will, by keeping this Oration about them, immediately overcome the difficulty.
In the houses where this Oration is kept no evil thing will ever happen;
and forty days before the death of a person who has this Oration about him or her, the Blessed Virgin will appear to him or her.
So said St. Gregorius.
The Tortures of our Most Precious Lord Jesus
Be it known that the number of armed soldiers were 150;
those who trailed me while I was bound were 23.
The executioners of justice were 83;
the blows received on my head were 150;
those on my stomach, 108;
I was beaten on the body 6666 times;
beaten on the head, 110 times. ￼
I was roughly pushed, and at 12 o’clock was lifted up by the hair; pricked with thorns and pulled by the beard 23 times;
received 20 wounds on the head;
thorns of marine junks, 72;
pricks of thorns in the head, 110;
mortal thorns in the forehead, 3.
I was afterwards flogged and dressed as a mocked king; wounds in the body, 1000.
The soldiers who led me to the Calvary were 608;
those who watched me were 3,
and those who mocked me were 1008;
the drops of blood which I lost were 28,430.
(Benedetta DA S.S., Pope Leo XIII, In roma 5 April 1890)
O Jesus, within by breast, I adore Thee with all the intensity and fervor of Mary Immaculate at the infant Crib; The Angels clustered around the altar; St. Mary Magdalene - “Rabboni Master”; St. Thomas - “My Lord and My God” St. Peter - “thou are Christ the Son The Son of The Living God.”
Behold the Lamb of God, behold Him who taketh away the sins of the world, Jesus Christ, The Only-Begotten Son of The Father, I prostrate myself before Thee.