Ejaculatory Prayers

It would be well if every breath could be a loving sigh, and every moment be filled with the thought of God. If this can not be, form a habit of recollecting yourself from time to time; the more frequently the better. Let the striking of the hour be a signal for recalling the presence of God. Accustom yourself to the easy and frequent use of ejaculatory prayers. We need but to love in order to pray and to sigh for God. These outpourings of the heart proceed from the Holy Spirit; they are a language of love readily understood by this God of love. We naturally think of what we love; hence we can not say we love God if we rarely or never think of Him.

"Aspire to God," says St. Francis of Sales, "with short but frequent outpourings of the heart.

"As those who are influenced by human and natural love have their minds and hearts constantly fixed on the objects of their affections; as they speak often in their praise, and when absent lose no opportunity of expressing by letters this affection for them, and can not even pass a tree without inscribing on the bark the name of their beloved; so those who are possessed of divine love have their minds and hearts constantly turned toward the divine object of their love, they are ever thinking of Him, they long after Him; they aspire to Him, and frequently speak of Him; and were it possible, would engrave in the hearts of all mankind the name of their beloved Jesus."



Eternal Father! I offer Thee the most precious blood of Jesus Christ in atonement for my sins and in supplication for the holy souls in purgatory and for the needs of holy Church.

(Indulgence of 500 days, each time.-- Pius VII, Sept. 22, 1817)

Sweetest Jesus, be not my Judge, but my Saviour.

(Indulgence of 300 days, each time. -- Pius IX, Aug. 11, 1851)

My Queen, my Mother, remember I am thine own, Keep me, guard me, as thy property and possession.

O Mary, thou didst enter the world without stain; do thou obtain for me from God, that I may leave it without sin.

(Indulgence of 300 days, each time. -- Pius IX, March 17, 1863)

My Jesus, mercy!

(Indulgence of 300 days, each time. -- Pius IX, Sept. 24, 1846)

May the most just. the most high, and the most lovable will of God be in all things done, praised and evermore exalted.

(Indulgence of 500 days, each time. -- Pius VII, May 19, 1818)

Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!

(Indulgence of 500 days, each time. -- Leo XIII, Feb. 27, 1886)

Sweet Heart of my Jesus, grant that I may ever love Thee more.

(Indulgence of 300 days, each time. -- Pius IX, Nov. 26, 1876)

Jesus, my God, I love Thee above all things!

(Indulgence of 300 days, each time. -- Pius IX, May 7, 1854)

Sweet heart of Mary, be my salvation.

(Indulgence of 300 days, each time)