It’s an understatement to say that these are trying times. One sure way to pull ourselves up from our doldrums is to take a few moments and pray the following prayer. For me, it is the “grown-up” counterpart of the little treasure bag I used to carry in my pocket as a child. When unhappy, I liked to take out a small bag that held a Miraculous Medal, a small but perfect sea shell with a rainbow side, a pretty, smooth stone, and an iridescent feather. The Miraculous Medal of course, was the image of my true “Mama” who never failed to love me, and the other “treasures” reminded me of our Good God, our Father and His glorious Heaven. In the following prayer, in addition to giving praise to God and His Angels and Saints, we also remind ourselves how blessed we are to have such friends “in high places”.
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The following is a very personal prayer that I call the Blessed Be’s. Although based on the Divine Praises, it has grown over time to include additional praises and petitions. The Divine Praises, or in this case, the Blessed Be’s, are an excellent way to give glory to God and invigorate our resolve to offer all for the glory of God and the salvation of souls. Oh, and it also drives the devil away!
This prayer can be personalized to include particular family members or other petitions.
Blessed be God
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the Most Holy Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be Jesus, my Lord, my God and my All.
Blessed be the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the Most Holy Trinity, Father Son and Holy Ghost.
Blessed be God forever.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary Most Holy.
Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.
Blessed be her Glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be Mary, most glorious Queen of Heaven, Queen of the most holy Rosary,
Queen of my heart, be Queen of our family!
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste Spouse.
Blessed be St. Joseph, Foster Father of Our Lord, be Foster Father of our family!
Blessed be St. Joseph, protector of the Church, protect our priests, seminarians and altar boys.
Blessed be St. Joseph, terror of demons, drive satan from our midst, every single one of us!
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.
Blessed be St. Michael the Archangel.
Blessed be St. John the Baptist.
Blessed be the holy Apostles, Peter and Paul, protect our Church, protect our Pope, confound the evildoers!
Blessed be our Guardian Angels.
Blessed be Sister Lúcia of Fatima.
Blessed be Francisco, Jacinta and all the saints of Fatima.
Please pray for me to the Lord our God, that He have mercy on me, forgive me my sins
and bring me to life everlasting.
Blessed be God forever!
May the Heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, be praised, adored and loved with grateful affection at every moment in all the tabernacles of the world even unto the end of time.
Blessed be God Forever!
Sister Josefa Menendez was accustomed to praying the Divine Praises in order to guard against satan, and it stands to reason that hearing us fervently praise God would be unbearable to that most hateful of creatures!
Remember, pray the Rosary and confound the devil!
Blessed be God forever!
~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin, give me strength against thine enemies.