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The 5 prayers given to the children at Fatima that every Catholic should know.

Keep this at the top of your prayer list!

Summarised below:

1) The Fatima Prayer/Decade Prayer

“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,  save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy. Amen.”

Mary told the children that people should add this prayer to the end of each decade of the Rosary.

2) The Pardon Prayer

“My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee! I beg pardon for all those that do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.”

This prayer was given to the children by the angel that visited them in 1916, the year before Mary appeared to them.

3) The Angel’s Prayer

“O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.”

This is another prayer given to them by the angel. There was a Eucharistic host and chalice suspended in the air, and the angel led them in kneeling before it and praying this prayer.

4) The Eucharistic Prayer

“Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.”

When Mary appeared to the children for the first time on May 13, 1917, she said, “You will have much to suffer, but the grace of God will be your comfort.” According to Lucia, one of the children, a bright light shone all around them, and without thinking about it, they all started reciting this prayer.

5) The Sacrifice Prayer

“O Jesus, it is for the love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for the conversion of poor sinners [that I do this].”

Mary gave the children this prayer, as well as the Fatima Prayer/Decade Prayer, on June 13th, 1917. The prayer is meant to be recited when you are offering up suffering to God.



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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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The 5 “Ps” of Praying



  1. Passage:  Read Daily Gospel.
  2. Posture:  Relaxed and peaceful. A harmony of body and spirit.
  3. Place:  Where you are alone and uninhibited in your response to God’s presence.
  4. Presence of God:  Be aware of it and acknowledge and respond to it.
  5. Pray: Read the Gospel of the day very slowly aloud and listen carefully and peacefully to it.

Read aloud or whisper in a rhythm with your breathing – a phrase at a time, with pauses and repetitions when and where you feel like it.

Do not be anxious, do not try to look for profound thoughts.

Be content to be like a child who climbs into its mother’s lap and listens to her words and her story.

When you finish, remind yourself that God continues to live in you during the rest of the day.

Close with an Our Father.


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St.-Zita-300x287If there is righteousness in the heart,
there will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character,
there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home,
there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
there will be peace in the world.
So let it be.
~ A Celtic Blessing

(found in church today)

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10 helps to grow in prayer

Ten Helps to Grow in Prayer

1. Desire to pray.

2. Conviction as to the importance of prayer

3. Texts for Prayer.  

4. What texts to pray with? 

5. Prayer Method.  

6. Readings on Prayer

7. Retreats.

8.  Persevere in the Struggle.  

9. Get a little help from your friends.  

10. The Holy Spirit: The Interior Master


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Sharing with you a web link I found today, which interests me and I am sure will interest you! We are always looking out for ways to make it fulfilling in every aspect – 1) spiritually, 2) work, 3) relationships with family and friends, 4) organising time, 5) physical.



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I am in awe of my God! He listens to my tiniest prayers, something so mundane in life, that it’s amazing! Like … Fixing my broken down car! Just a silent prayer from the heart ‘ dear Lord please make it run, I need it so much’. My Guardian Angel never fails in these little moments. ‘Guardian Angel please help this man fix my car.’

Here’s what happened. Last night I left the car lights on in the driveway by mistake! Discovered this morning, flat battery, even the car door wouldn’t open. Phoned roadside assistance. He came, tried to manually open the drivers side, wouldn’t budge. I started praying to my Guardian Angel. Tried the other side. It opened. But … He couldn’t get into the car, he was too big to fit in the tiny space between the door and the tree next to it! Lucky me being slimmer, squashed myself through, pulled out the drivers side of the door to allow him to open the front of the car and charge the flat battery! Phew! A few lessons learned as well. Don’t forget to turn the car lights off, don’t park car cLose to tree!

Thank you God for everything, for creating me, for your Mercy and Grace, for sending your only Beloved Son Jesus, the Eternal Word made flesh, to suffer and die on the cross for me, to save me from sin.

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