O God, who didst break the chains of blessed Peter the Apostle and didst make him come forth from prison unscathed, loose the bonds of Thy servant (mention Name here …….. ), held in captivity by the vice of __________ , and by the merits of the same Apostle, do Thou grant me (him/her) to be delivered from its tyranny. Remove from my (his/her) heart all excessive love of sensual pleasures and gratifications, so that living soberly, justly and piously, I (he/she) may attain to everlasting life. Amen.
Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Thou didst institute marriage in the earthly Paradise and in the New Law elevate it to the dignity of a Sacrament, attaching to it many graces. Grant to my husband and me the grace to live holy lives in so sacred a state and, by the practice of Christian virtues, to act always as is becoming a Christian couple. As thy minister joined our hands at the holy altar, so may we journey through life with one heart and one souls tasting its pleasures with moderation, enduring its sorrows with resignation and, at all times, mutually assisting and consoling each other. May Thy true and holy fear strengthen us to restrain the low desires of the flesh, and to serve Thee uprightly with pure heart and eyes and lips, in mutual esteem and forbearance! Grant that the children born of our union may be pure of heart and well-disposed in mind, and that they may gladly walk in the way of Thy Commandments. Teach us to be faithful images of the Holy Family of Nazareth, of the blessed foster-father Joseph, of the most devout Mother Mary, the most blessed Mother of the Child Jesus, that we may be made worthy to live under their protection, to die in their favor, and to be forever blessed in their society. Amen.
O my God, I wish to amend, and in order to be faithful to Thee, I will place all my confidence in Thee. I will, whenever I am tempted, instantly have recourse to Thee. Hitherto, I have trusted in my own promises and resolutions and have neglected to recommend myself to Thee in my temptations. This has been the cause of my repeated failures. From this day forward, be Thou, O Lord, my strength, and thus shall I be able to do all things, for “I can do all things to Him who strengtheneth me.”
O God, Who wills not the death of a sinner but rather that he be converted and live; grant, we beseech Thee, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, ever virgin and all the saints, an increase of laborers for Thy Church, fellow laborers with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls through the same Jesus Christ Your Son, Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.
Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us.
St. Jospeh, pray for us.
St. John Vianney, pray for us.
St. Charles Borromeo, pray for us.
Lord Jesus, up until now, Thou hast been quietly preparing me to be Thy disciple. Now the time of preparation is ending. I seem to hear Thou saying to me, as once to Peter: “Will You also go away?”
Thou were saddened then by friends who failed Thee but Peter did not fail Thee. “Lord” he said, “to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” I stand with Peter. Through prayer and counsel, show me, Lord, where it is in Thy vineyard that Thou wants me to serve. Then give me strength to be faithful. Mary, Mother and Model, help me to respond in generous loves to the call of Thy divine Son. Amen.
O Lord God, I look ahead to the end of my life, and with true contrition for having offended Thee, I accept in advance, from Thy loving hands, whatever death it will please Thee to send me. I accept this death with all its pains, anguish and suffering, in reparation for my sins and for love of Thee. I rely on Thine all-powerful grace to see me through my last hours, moment by moment, and to bring me home to a happy eternity with Thee forever. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Mary, mother of departing souls, pray for us.
St. Joseph, Patron of a Happy Death, pray for us.