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God the Father

We believe in one God the Father Almighty, creator of Heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen. These are the first words of our Creed.

This great gift of believing in God without seeing Him is the gift [Hebrews 11:1] of our Faith, it has been given by God Himself because all gifts come from Him. God is the source of all things, in fact in Him we move, we live and we have our being.[Acts 17:28]

God is One, but He is also three persons. God the Father is the uncreated Spirit, infinite source of existence, eternal being with no beginning or end, the causeless cause. He lives in Heaven surrounded by His Majesty and perfections, He is clothed with unreachable light. He is the Almighty, all knowing and all loving God. He is Father of all, the Omnipotent.

God has spoken through the person of His Son, Who is the Word of God, emanated or eternally generated from the Father and yet united to Him in such intimate Love that they are always One and they are always together.

Jesus, the Son of God, the only begotten of the Father is also God even though He clothed Himself with our humanity and appeared before us as a man [John 1:14], through Him all things were made and nothing exists unless created by Him.

Jesus is the Son of the Living God, also the son of Mary, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity Who became man in order to save us from eternal damnation.

The third person of the Holy Trinity is the Holy Spirit Who proceeds from the Father and the Son, He is equally God in infinite perfections and immutability, He is One with the Father and the Son, as a person of the Holy Trinity we understand Him to be the eternally generated Love of God the Father and God the Son, He is the sanctifying Spirit that fills the temples of our beings. The Holy Spirit permeates creation with His binding Love in His eternal Omnipresence.

God is not separated or divided because He is One, He merely appears as different persons in order to express His infinite fullness which is incomprehensible by finite creatures. Just as a man can not divide his body from his mind, soul and spirit; God is not divided. His works are perfect, His thoughts and ways are above those of all His creatures, His Majesty and power is unequalled, His infinite merciful Love is unfathomable and it is the gift by which we are saved.

God is omnipresent, because God is Spirit; God the Father has loved the world so much that He has given it His only begotten Son, so that anyone who believes in Him can be saved [John 3:16].

Coming down to the things of our world, God has created us in His image, so that we can be His sons and daughters. God created Adam and Eve in His own image, He granted them immortality and He filled them with His riches. However sin entered the world and they lost their inheritance and their immortality. God placed a curse on them: "you are dust and to dust shall you return." We are sons and daughters of Adam and Eve, therefore we have inherited not only original sin which provoked the anger of God but we have been given a frail nature, subject to temptation, suffering, decease, pain and death.

God in His Infinite Love seeing the misery of His creatures, has condescended to redeem us from this curse and in the Person of His Son has taken upon Himself the punishment due for our sins [Galatians 3:13], in order to save us, He has offered His works, His body, His sufferings and His life as a sacrifice in atonement for our sins so that in Him we can find eternal Life.

The Our Father

Our Father who art in Heaven hallowed be Thy name:

Lord you are the King of the Universe, may you be glorified by all your creation, holy,     holy, holy Lord, Heaven and earth are full of your Glory, Hosanna in the Highest,             Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the Highest.

Thy Kingdom come:

May Peace, Love and Joy reign in our hearts, may your Kingdom of Justice, truth and integrity reign over the land.

Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven:

May we become your slaves of Love and accept your Will because your will is perfect. Not my will Lord, but yours be done.

Give us this day our daily bread:

Generous Father, grant us our daily physical and spiritual bread. Feed our bodies and feed our souls with the bread of life.

And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us:

We repent of our sins and ask you to forgive us, in your holy name we forgive those who have sinned against us, cleanse our hearts from all resentments.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen

We acknowledge how weak we are Lord, please protect us from all evil. Amen.

Our Lady's daily prayer

[ From the Mystical City of God, revealed to Maria of Agreda]

I prostrate myself in your Presence Oh God Most High and I give You Thanks and Praise for your Immutable Being, for your Infinite Perfections, and for having created me out of nothing. I acknowledge myself as your creature and as the work of your hands. I bless you and I adore You. I give you Honour, Magnificence and Divinity as the Supreme Lord and Creator of myself and of all that exists.

I raise up my Spirit to place it into your hands. I offer myself with profound humility and resignation to You and I ask you to dispose of Me according to your Holy Will during this day and during all the days of my life, and I ask You to teach me to fulfil whatever would be to your greater pleasure.

I consult you, I ask your advice, I ask your permission and I ask your blessing on everything that I do today.

 

Heavenly Father, help us

by Joseph of Jesus and Mary

Heavenly Father, in the name of Your beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the merits of His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, I come to implore You the expulsion of Satan from the world.   
   
I offer You also the merits of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the hearts of all your saints.   
   
I beseech and implore, that You send your angels to the final battle against Satan, to clean and restore this world to the purity that You conceived originally.    
   
Holy Mother of God, in the name of the Love that You have for us your children, I beg you to command Your angels to expel the evil spirits, that are damaging so many souls.     
   
Saint Michael the Archangel, by the Power of God the Father, I adjure You to drive away the spirit of Lucifer from the hearts of all human beings in which he destroys the image of God, which I consecrate now to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, to be purified and healed by the power of the Holy Spirit.    
   
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, by the Wisdom of God, I adjure You to teach us the Word of God, to illumine us with Your Light and to engrave our hearts with the mark or the elect.    
Saint Raphael the Archangel, by the Love of God, I adjure You to take away from us anything that does not conform to the Love of God and enkindle us with the love flames of the hearts of Jesus and Mary.    
   
Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus and Mary, forgive us, your children, protect us and deliver us from evil. Amen.   

Meditated Chaplet of Divine Mercy

The "Our Father", Hail Mary, the Creed.
Pray five times the following:

Eternal Father, I offer you the Most Precious Body and Blood, 
Soul and Divinity of your dearly beloved Son, 
our Lord Jesus Christ 
in atonement for our sins and  the sins 
of the whole world.
For the sake of his sorrowful passion 
and the sorrowful 
Immaculate Heart of Mary:

In the Agony in the Garden, 
		Have Mercy on us and on the whole world 
In the scourging of Our Lord,
		Have Mercy on us and on the whole world 
In the crowning with thorns,
		Have Mercy on us and on the whole world 
In the trial,
		Have Mercy on us and on the whole world 
In the carrying of the cross on his wounded shoulder,
		Have Mercy on us and on the whole world 
In the encounter with Mother Mary,
		Have Mercy on us and on the whole world 
In the encounters with the Cyrinean, Veronica and the holy women
		Have Mercy on us and on the whole world 
In the falls of Our Lord,
		Have Mercy on us and on the whole world 
In the stripping of our Lord's garments, 
		Have Mercy on us and on the whole world 
In the crucifixion, 
		Have Mercy on us and on the whole world 
In the sorrowful agony and death,
		Have Mercy on us and on the whole world 
In the piercing of His Most Sacred Heart,
		Have Mercy on us and on the whole world 
In the sorrows of Our Lady after the death of Our Lord, as She received
the body of Jesus in her arms, as She place Him in the tomb and as She
waited until the Resurrection, 
		Have Mercy on us and on the whole world 
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, 
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.     [Three times at the end]

Daily Divine Mercy intentions

Eternal Father, I offer you the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity or Our Lord Jesus Christ in atonement for my sins and the sins of the whole world;

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion and of the Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, have Mercy on all sinners, all generations past, present and future.

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion and of the Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, have Mercy on all priests and religious, especially those who fail you in their sublime vocation.

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion and of the Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, have Mercy on all the faithful and devoted souls.

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion and of the Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, have Mercy on all the pagans and those who do not know you.

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion and of the Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, have Mercy on all the heretics, schismatics, those who reject the Catholic religion.

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion and of the Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, have Mercy on all the meek and humble souls, especially those of the little children.

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion and of the Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, have Mercy on all those who honour and venerate your Mercy.

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion and of the Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, have Mercy on all the poor souls in Purgatory.

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion and of the Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, have Mercy on all the lukewarm souls.

Eternal Father, I offer you the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity or Our Lord Jesus Christ in atonement for my sins and the sins of the whole world;

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion and of the Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, have Mercy on all those who honour and venerate your Blessed Mother.

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion and of the Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, have Mercy on all those who venerate the Blessed Sacrament.

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion and of the Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, have Mercy on all those who venerate the Catholic Church and the Holy Father.

Eternal Father, I offer you the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity or Our Lord Jesus Christ in atonement for my sins and the sins of the whole world;

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion and of the Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, have Mercy on all those who are dying at this moment and during this day, grant them to repent and to come back to you.

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion and of the Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, have Mercy on all those who are sinning at this moment and on every one when they sin, Forgive them Father, they do not know what they do.

For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion and of the Sorrows of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, have Mercy on all the dead, you alone have the power to raise us to life.

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.


Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.

 

Glory to God in the highest

Glory to God in the highest and Peace to His people on earth,
Lord God, Heavenly King, Almighty God and Father,
we worship You, we give You thanks, we praise You for your Glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,
have Mercy on us.

You are seated at the right hand of the Father,
receive our prayer. For You alone are the Holy One,
You alone are the Lord, You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit in the Glory of God the Father. Amen.

Thank you Father

Heavenly Father, Almighty God. I just want to thank you and praise you for my existence, I thank you in the name of Jesus for everything that I am, for everything that exists.

Thank you infinitely Father for having made me a human being, for making me in your image and for calling me you son [or daughter]. Thank you Father for your infinite goodness which is reflected on the perfection of all your works.

Thank you Father Almighty for giving us your Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you in the name of Jesus for your infinite Merciful Love.

Thank you Father for the gift of our earthly parents, children and family. Thank you for accepting us into your eternal heavenly family; thank you Father for the gift of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Mother.

Thank you Father for giving us the Holy Spirit to remind us that you are our daddy. Thank you Father for calling us again and again and for wanting us to stop being prodigal children so that we can start enjoying all the riches of your spiritual Kingdom. Thank you Father for the gift of our faith.

Thank you Father for the gift of my health, for my food, shelter, intelligence and all my talents. Thank you Father for caring for us your ungrateful children.

Thank you Father for your your most Holy Will that includes me in your plan. Thank you for all the crosses that you give me, since you know better than me what they are for, thank you for giving me the Wisdom to accept you as my Father.

Thank you Father for being my Father.


Joseph of Jesus and Mary.

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