Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
Lord, I am sorry for the times I have not celebrated your gift of the Eucharist with love and reverence. Help me to receive your body and blood in humility, truth and sincerity, overwhelmed with gratitude for the price you paid for my salvation.
For the Church
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host – by the Divine Power of God – cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
A Prayer to be said before a Crucifix
My good and dearest Jesus, lo, I kneel before thee, beseeching and praying thee with all the ardour of my would to engrave deep and vivid impressions of faith, hope and charity upon my heart, with true repentance for my sins and a very firm resolve to make amends.
Meanwhile I ponder over thy five wounds, dwelling upon them with deep compassion and grief and recalling the words that the prophet David long ago put into thy mouth, good Jesus, concerning thyself: they have pierced my hands and my feet; they have counted all my bones.