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The Oldest And Most Powerful Guardian Angel Prayer

The Oldest And Most Powerful Guardian Angel Prayer

The ancient prayer to guardian angel dates to the 4th century and originated with a Desert Father.

While the “Angel of God” prayer is one of the most popular prayers to the angels, it is not the oldest. There exists a prayer composed by St. Macarius of Egypt that is one of the oldest known prayers to a Guardian Angel.

St. Macarius was born around the year 300 and at first pursued the vocation of marriage. However, his wife died shortly after the wedding, and her death was followed by that of his parents. Feeling the call of Christ to give up everything on this earth, Macarius distributed his goods to the poor and embraced the ascetic life. He dedicated his life to prayer and was eventually ordained a priest.

After being falsely accused of fathering an illegitimate child, Macarius fled to the desert of Egypt and encountered St. Anthony the Great. Macarius stayed to learn from him the ways of the monastic life and then moved to the desert of Scetes and built a monastery. Thousands of monks came to learn from the wisdom of Macarius, and he is regarded as one of the great Desert Fathers. He died in 391 after spending decades in the desert, leading a devout life of prayer, fasting, and asceticism.

Here is the prayer that he composed to his Guardian Angel.

Holy angel, to whose care this poor soul and wretched body of mine have been given, do not cast me off because I am a sinner, do not hold aloof from me because I am not clean. Do not yield your place to the Spirit of Evil; guide me by your influence on my mortal body. Take my limp hand and bring me to the path that leads to salvation.

Yes, holy angel, God has given you charge of my miserable little soul and body. Forgive every deed of mine that has ever offended you at any time in my life; forgive the sins I have committed today. Protect me during the coming night and keep me safe from the machinations and contrivances of the Enemy, that I may not sin and arouse God’s anger.

Intercede for me with the Lord; ask him to make me fear him more and more, and to enable me to give him the service his goodness deserves. Amen.

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A Strong Catholic Prayer in Your Time of Financial Difficulties

A Strong Catholic Prayer in Your Time of Financial Difficulties

 

A Strong Catholic Prayer in Your Time of Financial Difficulties

 
These prayers in times of financial difficulties can serve as a reminder that, although, in the words of a Cyndi Lauper song “money changes everything,” in our faith, it isn’t the only thing that matters, not by a long shot!

Dear Lord,

Help me find firm ground in this shaky economy.

As I seek work and assistance,

Give me strength not to be anxious when I seem to be going nowhere;

Give me patience not to despair when things look bleak;

Give me serenity to know you are here with me, helping me to carry my crosses each day;

So that I may do Your will,

For the salvation of souls

And my Eternal Life.

Keep me calm when tempers flare up;

Keep me sane in a crazy world;

Keep me focused on the houses in Heaven

rather than the houses of cards collapsing around me;

Keep my eyes focused on the prize of Heaven

and not lose hope in You in this world or in the world to come;

Make me compassionate in dealing with others;

Let me see my travails as carrying my cross and sharing in Your Passion, for the love of You and for the salvation of souls, including mine.

And may all my difficulties be ultimately for my good and Your glory.

Amen.

 

Our Father

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; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen.

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

The Simple Prayer Pope Francis Makes Every Night Before Sleeping: Do You Know What Prayer It Is?

The Simple Prayer Pope Francis Makes Every Night Before Sleeping: Do You Know What Prayer It Is?

Speaking to the crowd in Rome, Holy Father Pope Francis said ​“In the evening, before going to bed, I pray this short prayer.”

“Lord, if you want, you can make me clean.” Then he prays five Our Fathers, one for each of Christ’s wounds on the Cross (both feet, both hands, and his side). He does this, he explained, “because Jesus cleansed us with his wounds.”

Simple, yet profound! And anyone can do it, as Francis pointed out: “If I can do it, so can you in your home.”

Do you think every Catholic needs to start making this prayer every night with the Holy Father?

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A Simple Healing Prayer For All Needs

A Simple Healing Prayer For All Needs

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Hold on to your rosary and make the sign of the cross on your forehead.

PRAY: Anoint my hand Lord to be your hand, use me as your instrument, grant me the power and authority to do your will that everything be for your greater glory, “Lord Jesus, forgive me for all my sins”. Lord with Mama Mary, I beg for your mercy and love, I pray as I surrender to you my wish , “Thy will be done”. I know that you are with me, you love me, I believe in faith that ” nothing is impossible with God” and  “You only have to say the word and I shall be healed”and my wish shall be granted. Come Holy Spirit, I need you to touch and heal me. (Close your eyes , focus and think of Jesus crucified at the Cross, place your hand on top of your chest and pray from your heart for your specific needs). I claim in faith, In the mighty name of Jesus, in the mighty name of Jesus, in the mighty name of Jesus through the powerful intercession of Mama Mary, thank you Jesus, I am healed and my wishes  have been granted. Amen

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