The Power of the Divine Mercy – Divine Mercy Sunday and 33 days after for the Vow of Victim

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Storm Heaven with Prayers to Luisa


Storm Heaven with Prayers to Luisa.

         If we wish the Servant of God to continue, and even hasten, her ascent to the glory of the altar, let us give her a chance to perform first class miracles.

       Luisa’s holiness and the favors as the little daughter of the Divine Will already granted should impregnate our supplications with unquenchable confidence.  

         It is certainly permissible to pray to Luisa in our daily needs, but let us not be afraid to implore real miracles from her.  

         Let us invoke Luisa or have her invoked in cases of fatal maladies, wherein science has to declare itself powerless.  

         That is when Luisa Piccarreta will be able to display the prodigious power of her intercession.


For the glory of God and of Luisa Piccarreta, kindly write out the favors obtained, sign them, with two witnesses, if possible, and send to:

 Postulation for the Cause of Beatification Luisa Piccarreta

Palazzo Arcivescoville

70059 Trani (BA) Italy

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Our Lady of Fatima – May 13, 1917

In the spring and summer of 1916, nine-year-old Lúcia dos Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto were herding sheep at the Cova da Iria near their home village of Aljustrel in the parish of Fátima, Portugal. They later said they were visited three times by an apparition of an angel. They said the angel, who identified himself as the “Angel of Peace” and “Guardian Angel of Portugal“, taught them prayers, to make sacrifices, and to spend time in adoration of the Lord.[4]

Marian apparitions

Beginning in the spring of 1917, the children reported apparitions of an Angel, and starting in May 1917, apparitions of the Virgin Mary, whom the children described as “the Lady more brilliant than the Sun”. The children reported a prophecy that prayer would lead to an end to the Great War, and that on 13 October that year the Lady would reveal her identity and perform a miracle “so that all may believe.”[5] Newspapers reported the prophecies, and many pilgrims began visiting the area. The children’s accounts were deeply controversial, drawing intense criticism from both local secular and religious authorities. A provincial administrator briefly took the children into custody, believing the prophecies were politically motivated in opposition to the officially secular First Portuguese Republic established in 1910.[6] The events of 13 October became known as the Miracle of the Sun.

Statue dedicated to the apparition.

On 13 May 1917, the children reported seeing a woman “brighter than the sun, shedding rays of light clearer and stronger than a crystal goblet filled with the most sparkling water and pierced by the burning rays of the sun.”[7] The woman wore a white mantle edged with gold and held a rosary in her hand. She asked them to devote themselves to the Holy Trinity and to pray “the Rosary every day, to bring peace to the world and an end to the war”.[7] While the children had never told anyone about seeing the angel, Jacinta told her family about seeing the brightly lit woman. Lúcia had earlier said that the three should keep this experience private. Jacinta’s disbelieving mother told neighbors about it as a joke, and within a day the whole village knew of the children’s vision.[8]

Lúcia dos Santos (left) with her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, 1917

The children said the woman told them to return to the Cova da Iria on 13 June 1917. Lúcia’s mother sought counsel from the parish priest, Father Ferreira, who suggested she allow them to go. He asked to have Lúcia brought to him afterward so that he could question her. The second appearance occurred on 13 June, the feast of Saint Anthony, patron of the local parish church. On this occasion the lady revealed that Francisco and Jacinta would be taken to Heaven soon, but Lúcia would live longer in order to spread her message and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.[7][9]

During the June visit, the children said the lady told them to say the Holy Rosary daily in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace and the end of the Great War. (Three weeks earlier, on 21 April, the first contingent of Portuguese soldiers had embarked for the front lines of the war.) The lady also purportedly revealed to the children a vision of hell, and entrusted a secret to them, described as “good for some and bad for others”.[9] Fr. Ferreira later stated that Lúcia recounted that the lady told her, “I want you to come back on the thirteenth and to learn to read in order to understand what I want of you. …I don’t want more.”[10]

The Parish Church of Fátima where the three children who saw the apparition were baptized.

In the following months, thousands of people flocked to Fátima and nearby Aljustrel, drawn by reports of visions and miracles. On 13 August 1917, the provincial administrator Artur Santos[11] (no relation to Lúcia dos Santos) intervened, as he believed that these events were politically disruptive in the conservative country. He took the children into custody, jailing them before they could reach the Cova da Iria. Santos interrogated and threatened the children to get them to divulge the contents of the secrets. Lúcia’s mother hoped the officials could persuade the children to end the affair and admit that they had lied.[9] Lúcia told Santos everything short of the secrets, and offered to ask the woman for permission to tell the official the secrets.[12]

That month, instead of the usual apparition in the Cova da Iria on 13 August, the children reported that they saw the Virgin Mary on 19 August, a Sunday, at nearby Valinhos. She asked them again to pray the rosary daily, spoke about the miracle coming in October, and asked them “to pray a lot, a lot for the sinners and sacrifice a lot, as many souls perish in hell because nobody is praying or making sacrifices for them.”[8]

The three children claimed to have seen the Blessed Virgin Mary in a total of six apparitions between 13 May and 13 October 1917. Lúcia also reported a seventh Marian apparition at Cova da Iria. 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the apparitions.[13]

Miracle of the Sun

Page from Ilustração Portuguesa, 29 October 1917, showing the people looking at the Sun during the Fátima apparitions attributed to the Virgin Mary

After some newspapers reported that the Virgin Mary had promised a miracle for the last of her apparitions on 13 October, a huge crowd, possibly between 30,000 and 100,000,[14][15] including reporters and photographers, gathered at Cova da Iria. What happened then became known as the “Miracle of the Sun”.

Various claims have been made as to what actually happened during the event. The three children who originally claimed to have seen Our Lady of Fátima reported seeing a panorama of visions during the event, including those of Jesus, Our Lady of Sorrows, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and of Saint Joseph blessing the people.[16] Father John De Marchi, an Italian Catholic priest and researcher wrote several books on the subject, which included descriptions by witnesses who believed they had seen a miracle created by Mary, Mother of God.[12] According to accounts, after a period of rain, the dark clouds broke and the Sun appeared as an opaque, spinning disc in the sky. It was said to be significantly duller than normal, and to cast multicolored lights across the landscape, the people, and the surrounding clouds. The Sun was then reported to have careened towards the Earth before zig-zagging back to its normal position.[9] Witnesses reported that their previously wet clothes became “suddenly and completely dry, as well as the wet and muddy ground that had been previously soaked because of the rain that had been falling”.[17]

Not all witnesses reported seeing the Sun “dance”. Some people only saw the radiant colors, and others, including some believers, saw nothing at all.[18][19][20][21] The only known picture of the Sun taken during the event does not show anything unusual.[22] No unusual phenomenon of the Sun was observed by scientists at the time.[8] A number of theologians, scientists, and skeptics have offered alternative explanations that include psychological suggestibility of the witnesses, temporary retinal distortion caused by staring at the intense light of the Sun, and optical effects caused by natural meteorological phenomena.[23]

Later years of the children

Lúcia dos Santos (standing) with her cousin, Jacinta Marto, 1917

Francisco and Jacinta Marto died in the international flu pandemic that began in 1918 and swept the world. Francisco Marto died at home on 4 April 1919, at the age of ten. Jacinta died at the age of nine in Queen Stephanie’s Children’s Hospital in Lisbon on 20 February 1920. They are buried at the Sanctuary of Fátima. They were beatified by Pope John Paul II on 13 May 2000 and canonized by Pope Francis on 13 May 2017.[24] Their mother Olímpia Marto said that her children predicted their deaths many times to her and to curious pilgrims in the brief period of time after the Marian apparitions.[25]

At the age of fourteen, Lúcia was sent to the school of the Sisters of St. Dorothy (Dorothean) in Vilar, a suburb of Porto, Portugal. In 1928 she became a postulant at the convent of the Sisters of St. Dorothy in Tui, Spain, near the border with Portugal. Lúcia continued to report private visions periodically throughout her life. She reported seeing the Virgin Mary again in 1925 in the convent. This time she said she was asked to convey the message of the First Saturdays Devotion. She said that a subsequent vision of Christ as a child reiterated this request. In 1929, Lúcia reported that Mary returned and repeated her request for the Consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart. She also reported an apparition in Rianxo, Galicia, in 1931, in which she said that Jesus visited her, taught her two prayers, and delivered a message to give to the church’s hierarchy.

In 1936 and again in 1941, Sister Lúcia said that the Virgin Mary had predicted the deaths of her two friends during the second apparition on 13 June 1917. According to Lúcia’s 1941 account, on 13 June, Lúcia asked the Virgin if the three children would go to heaven when they died. She said that she heard Mary reply, “Yes, I shall take Francisco and Jacinta soon, but you will remain a little longer, since Jesus wishes you to make me known and loved on Earth. He wishes also for you to establish devotion in the world to my Immaculate Heart.”[26]

In 1947, Sister Lúcia left the Dorothean order. She joined the Discalced Carmelite Order in a monastery in Coimbra, Portugal. Lúcia died on 13 February 2005, at the age of 97.


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Mary, Queen of May – Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will begins today – May 1


click image for the Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will

Our Lady, Queen of the May – “Dearest daughter, I feel the irresistible need to Descend from Heaven to make you My Maternal Visits. If you assure Me of your filial love and faithfulness, I will remain always with you in your soul, to be your Teacher, Model, Example and Most Tender Mother.

I come to invite you to Enter Into the Kingdom of your Mama— that is, the Kingdom of the Divine Will; and I Knock at the door of your heart, that you may open it to Me. You know? With My Own Hands I bring you this Book as Gift; I Offer it to you with Maternal Care, so that, in your turn, in reading it, you may learn to Live of Heaven and no longer of earth…” – Maternal Appeal – Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will

      – Luisa begins Volume 13 (1921)

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Live Perpetual Adoration

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Anniversary of Canonization of St. Annibale Maria di Francia – May 16

Anniversary of Canonization of St. Annibale Maria di Francia (2004) – May 16

V22 – 6.1.2-  Luisa: “I was feeling very afflicted, not only because of the privations of my Sweet Jesus, but also because I had received the unexpected news of the death of Reverend Father di Francia. He was the only one left to me, to whom I could open my poor soul. How well he could understand me – it was to a Saint that I would entrust myself, who had very much comprehended all the Value of what Jesus had Told me about the Divine Will. He had so much interest in it that, with insistence, he had taken all the writings with himself in order to publish them.” –

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Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Trad)

V21 – 4.16.27 – “Now, when I Instituted the Most Holy Sacrament, I Looked for this creature, and My Queen Mama Offered Herself to Receive this Act of Mine and the Deposit of this Great Gift, saying to Me: ‘My Son, just as I Offered You My Womb and My Whole Being in Your Conception, to Keep You Safe and Defended, I Now Offer You My Maternal Heart in Order to Receive this Great Deposit, and I Line Up, Around Your Sacramental Life, My Affections, My Heartbeats, My Love, My Thoughts – All of Myself, to Keep You Defended, Surrounded by Cortège, Loved, Protected. I Myself Take on the Commitment to Repay You for the Great Gift You are Giving. Trust Your Mama, and I will Take care of the Defense of Your Sacramental Life. And since You Yourself have Constituted Me Queen of All Creation, I have the Right to Line Up Around You All the Light of the sun as Homage and Adoration, the stars, the heavens, the sea, all the inhabitants of the air –I Place Everything Around You, to Give You Love and Glory.’ Now, Ensuring a Place for Myself in which to Put this Great Deposit of My Sacramental Life, and Trusting My Mama, who had Given Me All the Proofs of Her Faithfulness, I Instituted the Most Holy Sacrament. She was the Only Worthy creature who could Keep, Defend and Protect My Act. See, then, when creatures receive Me, I Descend into them Together with the Acts of My Inseparable Mama; and Only because of this can I Perpetuate My Sacramental Life.”-

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Anoint my head with oil

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Divine Will is the Truth

Divine Will is the Truth


“A lie is a lie, even if everyone believes it; the Truth is the Truth even if no one believes it!” – Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen


Jesus said to Thomas:  “I AM the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.” – John 14:6


The Divine Will is 100% TRUTH


Because JESUSWho is the Truthis the Divine Will!

From the Truths of the Book of Heaven:

V30 – 4.2.32 – “You Must Know that when I Came upon earth, while I did the Office of Redeemer; at the Same time, everything that My Holy Humanity did Enclosed as many Acts of My Divine Will as a Deposit to be given to the creature.  I had no need of it because I was the Divine Will Itself.”


V19 – 3.2.26“…the Word (Jesus) Forms the Resurrection of the Truth – It Makes Light, Grace and Good Rise Again; More So, since the Word on the Truth Comes from the Supreme Fiat.  The Word had Its Divine Field when, in Creation, with the Word “Fiat” I Issued the Whole Creation.  I could have Created It remaining silent also, but I wanted to use the Word “Fiat” so that the Word too might have Divine Origin; and since it would contain the Creative Power, whoever would use It to Manifest what belongs to Me might have the Power to Communicate those Truths to whomever would have the Fortune to listen to him.”

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Benedictine Daughters of Divine Will Newsletter April 2022

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Feast of St. Joseph – March 19 – Prayer

 St. Joseph Appeared to Sister Mary Ephrem again this day and she
saw the Holy Spirit in the form of a Dove above him 3.19. 1958; “Thus should he be Honored whom the King
Desires to Honor.”

V19 – 6.15.26 – “…And just as I Chose Saint Joseph to be together with Me and My Mama, as our cooperator, tutor and vigilant sentry for Me and for the Sovereign Queen, in the same way, I have placed near you, Luisa, the vigilant assistance of My ministers, as cooperators, tutors and depositories of the Knowledges, Goods and Prodigies Contained in My Will. And since My Will wants to Establish Its Kingdom in the midst of peoples, through you I want to Deposit this Celestial Doctrine in My ministers as My New Apostles, so that first I may Form with them the Link of Connection with My Will, and then they may transmit it into the midst of peoples.”

Prayer to Saint Joseph

Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so prompt, so strong, before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of fathers.  Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while he reposes near your heart. Press him in my name and kiss his fine head for me and ask him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.

St. Joseph, patron of departing souls – pray for me.

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Ember Saturday – Traditional

Ember Days:
The 1st Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
after ‘Lucy, Ashes, Dove and Cross’

Rogation Day Prayers for God's Mercy

The term ‘Ember Days‘ find its origin in the Latin Quatuor Tempora (‘four times’). Ember Days are observed  on the successive Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at the beginning of the four seasons of the year and are an ancient practise instituted by the Church to thank God for blessings received and to implore further graces for the season ahead. They are intended to thank God for the gifts of nature, to teach men to make use of them in moderation and to assist those in need.

Ember Days are days of fasting and abstinence and fall annually after Lucy, Ashes, Dove, and Cross:

• December 13 (St. Lucia, V.M.)
• Ash Wednesday
• Whitsunday (Pentecost)
• September 14 (Exaltation of the Holy Cross)

From Blessed be God: A Complete Catholic Prayer Book (pp.234-5):
“Wednesday, Friday and Saturday were days of particular devotion in the early Church: Wednesday as recalling the betrayal of our Lord, and Friday in memory of His Passion, Saturday was later added to these days of prayer and penance as a continuation of Friday, and as far back as the second century they were set apart as Stational days, that is, as days of special religious service and fasting.”

The origins of Ember Days date from the ancient Church (at least the fifth century) and the modern format was arranged and prescribed by Pope Gregory VII (1073-1085).

As the dismantling, deconstruction and open disregard for the practise of the authentic, orthodox Catholic Faith took hold after Vatican II, veiled in stratagems of ambiguity and seeded generationally, the observance of Ember and Rogation Days were among the early casualties.

And on that note, and bearing in mind that God sends His people the priests that they deserve – some say on a personal, rather than purely societal, basis – following the extract from Jeremiah 3: 14-15 below, are some prayers for Ember Days.

“Return, O ye revolting children, saith the Lord: for I am your husband: and I will take you, one of a city, and two of a kindred, … I will give you pastors according to my own heart, and they shall feed you with knowledge and doctrine.” (Jeremiah 3: 14-15)

Ember Day Prayers

ANT. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all He hath done for thee.

V/. Lord, Thou hast been our refuge.
R/. From generation to generation.

Let us pray.
GRANT, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that as year by year we devoutly keep these holy observances, we may be pleasing to Thee both in body and soul. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

In Honour of Christ’s Betrayal and Passion

O GOD, Who to redeem the world didst vouchsafe to be born amongst men, to be circumcised, rejected by the Jews, betrayed by the traitor Judas with a kiss, to be bound with cords, and as an innocent lamb to be led to the slaughter; Who didst suffer Thyself to be shamelessly exposed to the gaze of Annas, Caiphus, Pilate and Herod; to be accused by false witnesses, tormented by scourges and insults, crowned with thorns, smitten with blows, defiled with spittings, to have Thy divine countenance covered, to be struck with a reed, to be stripped of Thy clothes, nailed to and raised high upon a Cross between two thieves, to be given gall and vinegar to drink, and then pierced with a lance; do Thou, O LORD, by these most sacred sufferings, which I, unworthy as I am, yet dare to contemplate, by Thy holy Cross and by Thy bitter Death, free me from the pains of hell, and vouchsafe to bring me to Paradise, whither Thou didst lead the thief who was crucified with Thee, my Jesus, Who with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest, God forever and ever. Amen.

5x Pater Noster … Ave Maria … Gloria Patri …
(Pre-1968 Indulgence of 3 years)

Prayer for God’s Blessing on Our Labours

O LORD, graciously look down upon Thy servants and upon the work of their hands, and do Thou, Who givest food to every creature, bless and preserve the fruits of the earth, that the needy may be filled with good things and that all may praise the glory of Thy bounty. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Vocations to the Priesthood

ANT. Why stand ye all the day idle, go ye into my vineyard.

V/. Ask the Lord of the harvest.
R/. That He send labourers into His vineyard.

Let us pray.
GOD, Who willest not the death of the sinner, but rather that he should be converted and live; grant, by the intercession of blessed Mary Ever-Virgin and of all the saints, labourers for Thy Church, fellow labourers with Christ, to spend and consume themselves for souls. Through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, Who livest and reignest with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
(Pre-1968 Indulgence of 3 years)

King DavidPsalm 102

Benedic, anima.
Thanksgiving to God for His mercies.

[1] FOR DAVID himself.

Bless the Lord, O my soul: and let all that is within me bless his holy name. [2] Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all he hath done for thee. [3] Who forgiveth all thy iniquities: who healeth all thy diseases. [4] Who redeemeth thy life from destruction: who crowneth thee with mercy and compassion. [5] Who satisfieth thy desire with good things: thy youth shall be renewed like the eagle’s.

.[6] The Lord doth mercies, and judgment for all that suffer wrong. [7] He hath made his ways known to Moses: his wills to the children of Israel. [8] The Lord is compassionate and merciful: longsuffering and plenteous in mercy. [9] He will not always be angry: nor will he threaten for ever. [10] He hath not dealt with us according to our sins: nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

.[11] For according to the height of the heaven above the earth: he hath strengthened his mercy towards them that fear him. [12] As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our iniquities from us. [13] As a father hath compassion on his children, so hath the Lord compassion on them that fear him: [14] For he knoweth our frame. He remembereth that we are dust: [15] Man’s days are as grass, as the flower of the field so shall he flourish.

.[16] For the spirit shall pass in him, and he shall not be: and he shall know his place no more. [17] But the mercy of the Lord is from eternity and unto eternity upon them that fear him: And his justice unto children’s children, [18] To such as keep his covenant, And are mindful of his commandments to do them. [19] The Lord hath prepared his throne in heaven: and his kingdom shall rule over all. [20] Bless the Lord, all ye his angels: you that are mighty in strength, and execute his word, hearkening to the voice of his orders.

.[21] Bless the Lord, all ye his hosts: you ministers of his that do his will. [22] Bless the Lord, all his works: in every place of his dominion, O my soul, bless thou the Lord.

Gloria Patri …  


Litany of the Saints

Lord, have mercy on us. (Lord have mercy on us.) 
Christ, have mercy on us. (Christ have mercy on us.)
Lord, have mercy on us. (Lord, have mercy on us.) 

Christ, hear us. (Christ, hear us.)
Christ, graciously hear us. (Christ, graciously hear us.) 

God the Father of heaven, (have mercy on us.) 
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, (have mercy on us.) 
God the Holy Ghost, (have mercy on us.) 
Holy Trinity, one God, (have mercy on us.)

Holy Mary, (* pray for us)
Holy Mother of God, (*)
Holy Virgin of virgins, (*)

St. Michael, (*)
St. Gabriel, (*)
St. Raphael, (*)
All ye holy Angels and Archangels, (*)
All ye holy orders of blessed Spirits, (*)

St. John the Baptist, (*)
St. Joseph, (*)
All ye holy Patriarchs and Prophets, (*)

St. Peter, (*)
St. Paul, (*)
St. Andrew, (*)
St. James, (*)
St. John, (*)
St. Thomas, (*)
St. James, (*)
St. Philip, (*)
St. Bartholomew, (*)
St. Matthew, (*)
St. Simon, (*)
St. Thaddeus, (*)
St. Matthias, (*)
St. Barnabas, (*)
St. Luke, (*)
St. Mark, (*)
All ye holy Apostles and Evangelists, (*)
All ye holy Disciples of the Lord, (*)

All ye holy Innocents, (*)
St. Stephen, (*)
St. Lawrence, (*)
St. Vincent, (*)
SS. Fabian and Sebastian, (*)
SS. John and Paul, (*)
SS. Cosmas and Damian, (*)
SS. Gervase and Protase, (*)
All ye holy Martyrs, (*)

St. Sylvester, (*)
St. Gregory, (*)
St. Ambrose, (*)
St. Augustine, (*)
St. Jerome, (*)
St. Martin, (*)
St. Nicholas, (*)
All ye holy Bishops and Confessors, (*)
All ye holy Doctors, (*)

St. Anthony, (*)
St. Benedict, (*)
St. Bernard, (*)
St. Dominic, (*)
St. Francis, (*)
All ye holy Priests and Levites, (*)
All ye holy Monks and Hermits, (*)

St. Mary Magdalen, (*)
St. Agatha, (*)
St. Lucy, (*)
St. Agnes, (*)
St. Cecilia, (*)
St. Catherine, (*)
St. Anastasia, (*)
All ye holy Virgins and Widows, (*)
[Other Saints may be added]

All ye holy Saints of God, (Make intercession for us.) 
Be merciful, (Spare us, O Lord.) 
Be merciful, (Graciously hear us, O Lord.)

From all evil, (^ O Lord, deliver us)
From all sin, (^)
From Thy wrath, (^)
From sudden and unlooked for death, (^)
From the snares of the devil, (^)
From anger, and hatred, and every evil will, (^)
From the spirit of fornication, (^)
From lightning and tempest, (^)
From the scourge of earthquakes, (^)
From plague, famine and war, (^)
From everlasting death, (^)
Through the mystery of Thy holy Incarnation, (^)
Through Thy Coming, (^)
Through Thy Birth, (^)
Through Thy Baptism and holy Fasting, (^)
Through Thy Cross and Passion, (^)
Through Thy Death and Burial, (^)
Through Thy holy Resurrection, (^)
Through Thine admirable Ascension, (^)
Through the coming of the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete. (^)
In the day of judgment. (^)

We sinners, (~ we beseech Thee, hear us)
That Thou wouldst spare us, (~)
That Thou wouldst pardon us, (~)
That Thou wouldst bring us to true penance, (~)
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to govern and preserve Thy holy Church, (~)
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to preserve our Apostolic Prelate, and all orders of the Church in holy religion, (~)
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to humble the enemies of holy Church, (~)
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to give peace and true concord to Christian kings and princes, (~)
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant peace and unity to the whole Christian world, (~)
That Thou wouldst call back to the unity of the Church all who have strayed from her fold, and to guide all unbelievers into the light of the Gospel, (~)
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to confirm and preserve us in Thy holy service, (~)
That Thou wouldst lift up our minds to heavenly desires, (~)
That Thou wouldst render eternal blessings to all our benefactors, (~)
That Thou wouldst deliver our souls, and the souls of our brethren, relations, and benefactors, from eternal damnation, (~)
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to give and preserve the fruits of the earth, (~)
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed, (~)
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe graciously to hear us, (~)
Son of God, (~)

Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, (spare us, O Lord.)
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, (graciously hear us, O Lord.)
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, (have mercy on us.) 

Christ, (hear us.)
Christ, (graciously hear us.)
Lord, have mercy, (Lord, have mercy.)
Christ, have mercy, (Christ, have mercy.)
Lord, have mercy, (Lord, have mercy.)
[Our Father, inaudibly until] … And lead us not into temptation (but deliver us from evil. Amen.)

(Partial Indulgence, 1968; taken from

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Rogation Day Prayer

All we can do is worth nothing
Unless God blesses the deed;
Vainly we hope for the harvest-tide
Till God gives life to the seed;
Yet nearer and nearer draws the time,
The time that shall surely be
When the earth shall be filled with the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

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