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Appendix B. Traditional Catholic Prayers • 537

The Divine Praises

Blessed be God.

Blessed be his holy Name.

Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God

and true Man.

Blessed be the 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 the Holy Spirit,

the Paraclete.

Blessed be the great Mother of God,

Mary most holy.

Blessed be her holy and Immaculate


Blessed be her glorious Assumption.

Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin

and Mother.

Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most

chaste spouse.

Blessed be God in his angels and in

his saints.

Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, be my sanctification.

Body of Christ, be my salvation.

Blood of Christ, fill all my veins.

Water of Christ’s side, wash out

my stains.

Passion of Christ, my comfort be.

O good Jesu, listen to me.

In Thy wounds I fain would hide,

Ne’er to be parted from Thy side,

Guard me, should the foe

assail me.

Call me when my life shall

fail me.

Bid me come to Thee above,

With Thy saints to sing Thy love,

World without end. Amen.

Prayer for Peace

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; and

where there is sadness, joy.

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.

—St. Francis of Assisi

Prayer for the Souls

in Purgatory

Eternal rest grant unto them, O

Lord, and let perpetual light shine

upon them.

May the souls of all the faithful

departed, through the mercy of

God, rest in peace. Amen.