Prayer

Te Deum

You are God: we praise you;

You are the Lord: we acclaim you;

You are the eternal Father:

All creation worships you.

To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,

Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

The glorious company of apostles praise you.

The noble fellowship of prophets praise you.

The white-robed army of martyrs praise you.

Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you:

Father, of majesty unbounded,

your true and only Son, worthy of all worship,

and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.

You, Christ, are the king of glory,

the eternal Son of the Father.

When you became man to set us free

you did not spurn the Virgin’s womb.

You overcame the sting of death,

and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.

You are seated at God’s right hand in glory.

We believe that you will come, and be our judge.

Come then, Lord, and help your people,

bought with the price of your own blood,

and bring us with your saints

to glory everlasting.

V. Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance.

R. Govern and uphold them now and always.

V. Day by day we bless you.

R. We praise your name for ever.

V. Keep us today, Lord, from all sin.

R. Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.

V. Lord, show us your love and mercy;

R. for we put our trust in you.

V. In you, Lord, is our hope:

R. and we shall never hope in vain.

Thank You, beautiful Father

Thank You, most beautiful and infinitely loving Almighty Father, for all the graces You have given us out of the sheer goodness of Your Divine Heart. We love You, we adore You, and we worship You.

Pray for those who have lost their faith 

This Easter season, pray for those who have lost their faith and are publicly denying the Resurrection of Christ, particularly those who are Catholic/Orthodox priests/former priests, so that they may be granted the grace of faith anew by God, despite their denial, as they remain priests forever in the order of Melchisedek.

Pray for peace

For the wages of sin is death, but the grace of God, life everlasting, in Christ Jesus our Lord (Rom 6:23).

Pray for peace. Turn away from sin and pray with all your hearts for peace to the God who is Himself Peace, so that the Kingdom will descend into the hearts of mankind and the promised era of peace (Rv 20:1-3) is granted sooner, rather than later, to the whole world.

Te Deum laudamus

We praise thee, O God; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting.
To thee all Angels cry aloud; the Heavens and all the Powers therein.
To thee Cherubim and Seraphim continually do cry, Holy, Holy, Holy; Lord God of Hosts; Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of thy glory.

The glorious company of the Apostles praise thee.
The goodly fellowship of the Prophets praise thee.
The noble army of Martyrs praise thee.

The holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee, the Father of an infinite Majesty; thine honorable, true and only Son; also the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.

Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ.
Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.

When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man, thou didst not abhor the Virgin’s womb.
When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death, thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.

We believe that thou shalt come to be our Judge.
We therefore pray thee, help thy servants whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with thy Saints, in glory everlasting.

What happens after you say the Consecration Prayer? – Response to a question

The question was asked, “What happens after you say the Consecration Prayer?” The answer is simple. If you said the Consecration Prayer with genuineness and true intent of heart and mind, it means that now you belong to God our Father through your own free will choice. You have returned to Him. You are His as His child, now taken to His bosom, and He will not allow anyone to snatch you away from Him as long as you yourself desire it, for He will never override your will. It also means that you will receive His Fatherly Seal (Rv 3:10-12) – more graces to not lose your immortal soul for eternity in what is coming. It does not mean that you will not suffer in what is to come.

Salvum me fac, Deus

“Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: my eyes fail while I wait for my God. They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: they that would destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.  (more…)

How many times can you say the Consecration Prayer? – Response to a question

The question was asked, “How many times can you say the Consecration Prayer?” The answer is simple: as many times as you wish. However, once is enough. God our Father has made things very easy for those who desire to belong to Him or to return to Him. It is not a matter of how many times the prayer is said, but whether it is said with genuineness and sincerity of heart in relation to intention.

Consecration Prayer to the Divine Heart of God the Father in Latin

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Below you can find the consecration prayer to the Divine Heart of God the Father (shown above) translated by a priest into Latin, the official language of the Western Rite of the Catholic Church. The Latin translation of the prayer is also available for download from here: Consecration to the Divine Heart in Latin.

Cor Divinum Dei Patris Cingens Corda Omnium Hominum – Caritas Infinita

Consacratio Cordi Divino Patris

Pater Caelestis, Fons Vitae, Caritatis, Beatitudinis aeternae, donum vitae ipsae pretiosum nobis tribuisti. Pater Caelestis, noli nos permittere, quaesumus, hunc donum praesumere. Ad sanctitatem nos etiam vocasti. Per Jesum, cum Jesu, et in Jesu Christo, vivere in Divina Familia Tua nos vocasti. In Beneficentia Tua, quaesumus, ut concedas nobis omnes gratias necessarias vivere secundum Divinum Voluntatem Tuam, et Tibi offere unisquibusque momentis plenitudinem gratitudinis nostrae, et cultus, et supplicationis. Tibi consecramus nosmetipsos, quasi liberos prodigos redirendos Patri qui nos diliget. Nos accipe. Anulo regalo digitum nostrum circumda. Et veste purpurata nos tege. Et ad festivitatem, dapem, paratam omnibus liberis fidelibus nos praepara. Amen.

The need for re-consecration to God

The need is here for individuals – on their own, and in their families and communities – and for the whole world to re-consecrate itself to God our Father, so that evil, which is becoming increasingly manifest each day, will be vanquished and peace can come on earth. Two thousand and fifteen years after Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the one and only Father, came into the world, the latter has become pagan once again. The world, in fact, is in an even worse situation than it was originally, because denial and ignorance of the good cannot be claimed any longer.

We are human beings. Yet, we were made by spirits, for spirits, so that They could live in us, in each one of us, in the heart of our souls. But there are two types of spirits: the good spirits and the evil spirits, something many still confuse in this day and age by thinking all spirits are the same or are all benevolent and desire our good. Not so.

The good spirits are God the Father, God the Son – Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit – the Most Holy Trinity. The Father and the Spirit never became incarnate; They remained spirits. And even though Christ became incarnate and took on the flesh of man, He too is in His own right and in one of His natures a Spirit. They dearly wish to come and live in us, bringing joy, love, happiness and peace with Them. But unlike the evil spirits who have respect for no one and hatred for everyone, They will not override our will and shall not come to live in us and with us uninvited. We have to invite Them – something that is only just, considering the endless times They have invited us to live in Them and with Them, and we have turned a deaf ear to Their pleas.

Shall we, therefore, return to goodness, to love, to peace, to joy, to reason, to sanity by returning to God through re-consecration to Him? It is insufficient at this point in time to do anything less, because many if not most of us have become desecrated through our own will, by our sins of commission and omission. And God will not live where the darkness of sin resides. He simply cannot do so as He is pure, immaculate. Moreover, it is His express desire that all become consecrated or re-consecrated to Him at this point in history.

We need to be made pure anew and the easiest way of attaining this purity is through re-consecration to Him, as did the Maccabees in their own time (2 Mac 2:1-12). Shall we, therefore, become re-purified individually, as a people, as a nation, as an entire world of nations through His Holy Spirit, so that He can accept our “yes” and let flow all the graces needed from His Divine Heart, in order for evil to be quenched and peace be granted to the whole world? Or do you desire to keep on doing nothing about it, shirking all personal and societal responsibility, and see the world become purified through multiple nuclear holocausts, water, fire, and blood; some of which have already started to happen around the globe?

Every individual, every family, every community, every society, every nation is going to be purified. The only issue left for us to determine at this point in time is how this purification is going to happen. What would you like it to be? How would you like it to take place? The choice is in your hands and God awaits your answer. Decide.

Consecration Prayer to the Divine Heart of God the Father in Italian

Below you can find the consecration prayer to the Divine Heart of God the Father (shown above) translated into the Italian language. The Italian translation of the prayer is also available for download from here: Consecration to the Divine Heart in Italian.

Il Divino Cuore di Dio Padre che racchiude in sé tutti i cuori – Amore Infinito

Padre Celeste, fonte di vita, amore e felicità eterna. Tu ci hai elargito il dono prezioso della vita stessa. Ti supplichiamo, Padre Celeste, di non consentirci di prendere questo dono per scontato. Più di ogni altra cosa, Tu ci hai chiamati alla santità. Tu ci hai chiamati a partecipare alla vita della Tua Famiglia Divina per, con e in Gesù Cristo. Ti chiediamo di concedere a noi, nella Tua beneficenza, tutte le grazie necessarie per vivere in comunione con la Tua Volontà Divina e di offrirTi, in ogni momento, la pienezza della nostra gratitudine, il nostro culto, il nostro ringraziamento e la nostra supplica. Formalmente ci consacriamo a Te come figli prodighi che ritorniamo al Padre che ci ama. Accoglici, metti un diadema reale sul nostro dito. Vestici con abiti regali color porpora e preparaci per la festa, il banchetto, che Tu hai preparato per tutti i Tuoi figli fedeli. Amen.

Consecration Prayer to the Divine Heart of God the Father in French

Below you can find the consecration prayer to the Divine Heart of God the Father (shown above) translated into the French language. The French translation of the prayer is also available for download from here: Consecration to the Divine Heart in French.

Le Coeur Divin de Dieu le Père Englobant Tous les Coeurs – Amour Infini

Père céleste, source de la vie, d’amour et de bonheur éternel. Vous nous a accordé
le don précieux de la vie elle-même. Nous Vous prions, notre Père céleste, jamais
nous permettre de prendre ce cadeau pour acquis. Qui plus est, Vous nous avez
appelés à la sainteté. Vous nous avez appelés à participer à la vie de Votre famille
divine par, avec et en Jésus-Christ. Nous demandons que Vous nous accordiez, dans
Votre Bienfaisance, toutes les grâces nécessaires pour vivre en accord avec Votre
volonté divine et à Vous offrir, à chaque instant, la plénitude de notre gratitude,
notre culte, notre action de grâces et nos supplications. Nous nous consacrons
formellement à Vous, comme des enfants prodigues de retour vers le Père qui nous
aime. Acceptez-nous, mettez un diadème royal sur notre doigt. Drapez-nous dans
la pourpre royale et préparez-nous pour la fête, le banquet, que Vous avez préparé
pour tous Vos fidèles enfants. Amen.

Consecration Prayer to the Divine Heart of God the Father in Maltese

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Below you can find the consecration prayer to the Divine Heart of God the Father (shown above) translated into the Maltese language. The translation was done by Joanne Micallef, M.A. (Trans.). The Maltese translation of the prayer is also available for download from here: Consecration to the Divine Heart in Maltese.

Il-Qalb Divina t’Alla l-Missier Tħaddan il-Qlub Kollha – Imħabba Infinita

Missier li Inti fis-Smewwiet, għajn tal-Ħajja, l-Imħabba u l-Ferħ Etern. Inti tajtna r-rigal prezzjuż tal-ħajja nfisha. NitolbuK bil-ħniena, Missier li Inti fis-Smewwiet, tħallina qatt nieħdu dan ir-rigal bħala dritt tagħna. Aktar minn hekk, Inti sejjaħtilna għall-qdusija. Sejjaħtilna biex nieħdu sehem fil-ħajja tal-Familja Divina TiegħeK bi Kristu, ma’ Kristu u fi Kristu. Aħna nitolbuK li, fil-Benefiċenza TiegħeK, tagħtina l-grazzji kollha meħtieġa biex ngħixu skont ir-Rieda Divina TiegħeK u noffruleK f’kull ħin u f’kull mument, il-milja tal-gratitudni tagħna, il-qima tagħna, ir-radd il-ħajr u s-suppliki tagħna. Aħna nikkonsagraw rwieħna formalment LileK bħala wlied ħaljin li qed nirritornaw għand il-Missier Li jħobbna. Aċċettana, poġġi dijadema rjali fuq subgħajna. Libbisna lbies irjali vjola u ħejjijna għall-festa, għall-pranzu, li Inti ħejjejt għall-ulied fidili kollha tiegħeK. Amen.

The Consecration Prayer to the Divine Heart of God the Father in various languages

The Consecration (Seal) Prayer to the Divine Heart of God the Father is being translated into various languages from the original English, so it becomes more easily accessible for people across the globe. The prayer will be posted here and made available for free download in its various translations as soon as the latter are ready. Translated languages so far include Maltese, Italian, and French.

The Creed

The Athanasian Creed

Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith. Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled; without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the catholic faith is this:

That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither confounding the Persons; nor dividing the Essence. For there is one Person of the Father; another of the Son; and another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, is all one; the Glory equal, the Majesty coeternal. Such as the Father is; such is the Son; and such is the Holy Ghost. The Father uncreated; the Son uncreated; and the Holy Ghost uncreated. (more…)

Pray for the intentions of the Almighty Father

Do not pray solely for yourself and for others. Pray also for the intentions, the desires, of God the Almighty Father. It is what He wants at this time.

God the Father icon in Approaching the Divine – A Primer for Iconography

APPROACHING THE DIVINE FRONT COVERThe diptych ecumenical icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts has just been featured in the newly released book Approaching the Divine – A Primer for Iconography by the world-renowned iconographer and Villanova University professor of art, Fr. Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A. (Hope & Life Press, 2014). The icon is featured in the section Icons of God the Father. The icon had been written by Fr. Cannuli based upon the original pencil drawing of the Divine HeartApproaching the Divine is available in hardback, paperback and ebook editions.

How do you say the consecration prayer?

The question was asked, “How do you say the consecration prayer?” The answer is very simple: you just it say it, with good intent in your heart and mind.

Votive Mass of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Texts and Lectionary

For priests who may want it and do not have the book, may be unable to obtain it, or need extra copies, here (click on the link) is the complete Votive Mass of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Texts and Lectionary. Please feel free to print out and use as needed.

The Votive Mass of the Divine Heart of God the Father comprises selections from the Roman Missal, 3rd Typical Edition and Mass Lectionaries (Vols. I & II), 2nd Typical Edition, for use in the Dioceses of the United States of America. This Votive Mass, with its accompanying Lectionary, is offered as a convenience to those private persons who wish to celebrate this temporary Votive Mass with suggested readings. Publication of this particular Texts and Lectionary of the Divine Heart of the Father constitutes a first in the history of the universal Church.

The Mass of the Divine Heart is composed of authorized Mass texts, with several options for each text and the Consecration (Seal) Prayer to the Father, all of which have been selected specifically to express the love of God the Father for humanity. It is hoped that through this Votive Mass, which was ultimately the work of the Father, His Divine Heart and universal Fatherhood will be celebrated everywhere in the world, in accordance with the deepest desire of His Divine Heart.

How do you pray to God? Response to a question

The question was asked, “How do you pray to God?” The brief answer is simple. You speak to Him from your heart as though you are speaking to your very best friend or a great parent. It is true that there are set vocal prayers that you can say and which our Father does desire to hear. But what He yearns for most of all is intimacy with us – both the content and the process. So effective prayer to God entails our simple speaking to Him from the heart about everything that goes on in our lives, even though He already knows everything, because He desires a true Father-child relationship.

How do I say the consecration prayer to God? Response to a question

The question was asked, “How do I go about saying the prayer of consecration” to God the Father? The answer is very simple: just say the prayer with sincerity and genuineness in your heart. And if you do not feel genuine and/or sincere, ask our Father to give you the grace of being genuine and He will do so. Our Father has made it very easy for us to become fully His property, to belong to Him instead of to Satan, because He wants each and every one of us to Him Who made us with infinite love.

The icon of Our Lady of Longmeadow

Our Lady of LongmeadowThe new icon of Our Lady of Longmeadow has just been completed. It will be blessed and installed in its intended home at Saint Mary’s Parish Church, Longmeadow, MA later next month. This is a revealed icon, the story behind the icon can be found here.

 

To God our Father

A faithful God

“I lift my eyes to the mountains: where is help to come from? Help comes to me from Yahweh who made heaven and earth. No letting our footsteps slip! This guard of yours, He does not doze! The guardian of Israel does not doze or sleep. Yahweh guards you, shades you. With Yahweh at your right hand, sun cannot strike you down by day, nor moon at night. Yahweh guards you from harm, he guards your lives; he guards you leaving, coming back, now and for always” (Ps 121:1-8).