A powerful Prayer to the Holy Spirit

God the Holy Spirit,

third person of the blessed Trinity.

Spirit of truth love and holiness,

proceeding from the Father

and the Son,

and equal to them in all things.

I adore You and love You with all my heart.

Teach me to know and to seek God,

by whom and for whom I was created.

Fill my heart with holy fear and love of God.

Grant me compunction and patience

and allow me not to fall into sin.

Give me an increase of faith, hope &

charity and bring forth in my soul

all the virtues proper to my state of life.

Give me Your four cardinal virtues,

Your seven gifts, and Your twelve fruits.

Make me a faithful follower of Jesus

and an obedient child of the church.

Give me the grace to keep the commandments

and to receive the sacraments worthily.

Raise me to perfection in the state of

life which You have called me.

And lead me to a happy death,

through Jesus Christ, O Lord.

Grant me also O Holy Spirit,

You who are the giver of all good gifts,

the special favor for which I ask…

(mention your request)

if it be for Your greater honor

and the good of my soul.

God bless,




Our Lady of Guadalupe de Cebu

Cebu has their version of Our Lady of Guadalupe, when a town named Guadalupe was plagued with cholera and miraculously healed because of their strong devotion to Mary. Here’s the prayer sent out from the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe de Cebu.

Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe de Cebu

O Virgin of Guadalupe de Cebu, our Mother, look upon us now and turn to us your merciful eyes.

Without ceasing we sought refuge in you and without ceasing you have showed yourself truly as our Mother.

Years ago the bishop of Cebu sought refuge in you during the cholera pestilence and when your image was brought out in procession,

the pestilence ceased.

Now, once more, together with our bishops and priests,

we seek your protection from all dangers and evil we are facing today,

especially the forces that seek you undermine the integrity and dignity

of marriage and family.

O Mary, cover us and protect us.

O beloved patroness, keep far away from us all evil.

Once more, show yourself a Mother to us,

O gentle, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary of Guadalupe of Cebu

Queen and Principal Patroness of Cebu.



Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be… (3x)

Our Lady of Guadalupe… pray for us

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe,

According to your message to a native Juan Diego

I venerate you as “the Virgin Mother of the true God

for whom we live,

the Creator of all the world, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

In spirit I kneel before your most holy image

which you miraculously imprinted upon the cloak

of the Indian Juan Diego,

and with the faith of the countless numbers of pilgrims

who visit your shrine, I beg you for this favor:

(mention your request)

To be a generous, self-sacrificing, faithful devotee all the days of my life.

Remember, O Immaculate Virgin,

the words you spoke to your devout client,

“I am a merciful Mother to you and to all your people

who love me and trust in me and invoke my help.

I listen to their lamentations and solace

all their sorrows and their sufferings.”

I beg you to be a merciful Mother to me,

because I sincerely love you and trust in you

and I invoke your help.

I entreat you, Our Lady of Guadalupe,

to grant my request, if this should be the Will of God,

in order that I may

bear witness to your love, your compassion. Your help and protection.

Do not forsake me in my needs. Amen

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.


Happy Feast day to Our Lady of Guadalupe!


A prayer to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

This July 16 is the feast day of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. It is well known as the Lady of the brown scapular with Virgin Mary’s apparition to St. Simon Stock. I will be writing a pithy story of this apparition in my future post. For now, I’m sharing with you all the prayer to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. It is said to be derived from an antiphon, “Flos Carmeli” (the Flower of Mt. Carmel) and written by St. Simon Stock himself after she appeared to him last July 16 year 1251. This prayer is recited as a novena before the feast day of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel but can uttered in times of great need…

A prayer to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel 

O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this… my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show herein that you are my Mother.

O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart, to succor me in this… my necessity. There is none that can withstand your power. O show me herein that you are my Mother.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (pray 3 times)

Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands (pray 3 times)

Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Miracle Novena (9 days)

O Mother of Perpetual Help, behold me a miserable sinner at thy feet; I have recourse to thee and put my trust in thee.
O Mother of Mercy have pity on me. I hear thee called by all the refuge and the hope of sinners, be then my refuge and my hope.
Help me for the love of Jesus Christ; stretch forth thy hand to me, who recommend and dedicate myself to thee as thy perpetual servant.
I bless and thank God for having in His mercy given to me this confidence in thee, the pledge as I believe of my eternal salvation. Alas! Too often in past times have miserably fallen, because I had not recourse to thee! I know that with thy help I shall conquer. I know that thou will help me if I recommend myself to thee; but I fear lest in the occasions of falling I should cease to call upon thee and so should lose my soul.
This, then, is the grace I seek from thee; and I implore thee, as far as I know how and can, to obtain it from me; namely (mention your request)
In the assaults of hell always to have recourse to thee and to say thee: O Mary help me; Mother of Perpetual Help, suffer me not to lose my God.

(Say 3 Hail Mary’s to obtain the special favors you seek)

Holy Mary, succor the miserable, help the faint hearted, cheer those that weep, pray for the people be the advocate of the clergy, intercede for all devout woman; let all feel thine aid who implore thy perpetual help.

V. Thou hast been for us, Our Lady of refuge.
R. A helper in needs and tribulation.

Oh Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us Thy most Blessed Mother, whose wondrous image we venerate, to be our Mother, ever ready to succor us, grant we beseech thee, that we, who earnestly implore her maternal aid, may deserve to enjoy perpetually the fruit of Thy eternal Redemption; who live and reigns, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit; world without end. Amen.


The Memorare
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Say this complete novena for 9 consecutive days with the faith of receiving the good grace of a miracle & promise to acknowledge this novena when your prayer petitions are answered. You can do so by posting in the comment section below. God bless.


Sacred Heart of Jesus

Month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. June 3 and June 4 mark the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. One of the greatest feasts in the Catholic Church. The feast celebrates and emphasizes God’s passionate love for His people.

The word heart, is a vital organ which is connected to a person’s physical, emotional and moral facets. And the Sacred Heart is a symbolic object of devotion to the Love of Jesus Christ.

As Pope Benedict XVI said, “In the heart of the Redeemer, we adore God’s love for humanity, His will for universal salvation, His infinite mercy. Practicing devotion to the Sacred Heart of Christ, therefore, means adoring that Heart which, after having loved us to the end, was pierced by a spear and from high on the Cross poured out blood and water, an inexhaustible source of new life.”

I have grown my devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus not because of the many things I ask from Him, in my prayers I ask for His mercy and guidance, among others, which I know He would wholeheartedly give. I have found consolation from this devotion, with life’s day to day struggles and adversities there’s the Heart of Jesus where we can find comfort and peace.

Let me share to you all the prayer of Padre Pio to the Sacred Heart.

Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O Sacred Heart of Jesus,

filled with infinite love,

broken by my ingratitude,

pierced by my sins,

yet lovingly me still;

accept the consecration that I make to you

of all that I am

and all that I have.

Take every faculty of my soul and body

and draw me, day by day,

nearer and nearer to your Sacred Heart,

and there, 

as I can understand the lesson,

teach me your blessed ways.


sacred heart of jesus card


9 Day Novena to Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima is a title of Our Lady.  Year 1917, Mama Mary appeared to 3 shepherd children of Fatima, Portugal. Today, this sanctuary is visited by 4 million devotees every year and the feast of Our Lady of Fatima is celebrated on May 13th. And in preparation for this special day, here’s the 9 day novena that you can recite starting today (May 5) till May 13 the actual feast day. 


Most Holy Virgin,

who deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three little shepherds

the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the rosary,

inspire our hearts with a sincere love of this devotion,

so that by meditating on the mysteries of our redemption that are recalled in it,

we may gather the fruits and obtain the conversion of sinners,

and this favor which I earnestly seek,

(mention your request)

which I ask of thee in this novena, for the greater glory of God,

for thine own honor, and for the good of all people. 


pray 3 sets of Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be