My God, I thank You for protecting me through the night. I praise you and give You thanks for all the blessings
You have bestowed on me. In union with Jesus, I consecrate to you all my thoughts, words,
actions, joys and sufferings of this day. Mary, my mother, bless me this day and protect me from dangers.
My Guardian Angel and all my patron saints pray for me. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ,
You have given Your followers an example of gentleness and humility, a task that is easy, a burden that is light.
Accept the prayers and work of this day and give us the rest that will strengthen us to render more
faithful service to You, who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.
The Corporal Works of Mercy
Feed the hungry
Give drink to the thirsty
Clothe the naked
Shelter the homeless
Visit the sick
Visit the imprisoned
Bury he dead
The Spiritual Works of Mercy
Admonish the sinner
Instruct the ignorant
Counsel the doubtful
Comfort the sorrowful
Bear wrongs patiently
Forgive all injuries
Pray for the living and the dead
Pray for Vocations
Jesus, You are the Good Shepherd.
You know each of us and You call us by name to serve in faith.
Help us respond generously to Your voice.
Give courage and guidance to those You call to the priesthood and the diaconate,
to religious life and lay ministry, so they may respond wholeheartedly and serve devotedly.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lord God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.
Remember, most loving Virgin Mary, never was it heard that anyone, who turned to you for help,
was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, though burdened by my sins, I run to your protection for you are my mother.
Mother of the Word of God, do not despise my words of pleading, but be merciful and hear my prayer. Amen.
A Concluding Prayer
Blessed be the holy and Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God.
We adore You, O Christ, and praise You, because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.