Our Morning Offering – 27 July – “The Month of the Most Precious Blood”
Prayer for Five Graces
By St Alphonsus de Liguori (1696-1787)
Most Zealous Doctor
Eternal Father, Thy Son has promised
that Thou would grant,
all the graces
we ask of Thee in His Name.
Trusting in this promise
and in the Name of and through the Merits
of Jesus Christ,
I ask of Thee five special graces:
First, I ask pardon, for all the offenses
I have committed,
for which I am sorry with all my heart
because I have offended Thine infinite goodness.
Second, I ask for Thy Divine Light,
which will enable me to see
the vanity of all things of this earth
and see also, Thy Infinite greatness and goodness.
Third, I ask for a share in Thy love,
so that I may detach myself from all creatures,
especially from myself and love only Thy Holy Will.
Fourth, grant me the grace to have confidence
in the Merits of Jesus Christ
and in the intercession of Mary.
Fifth, I ask for the grace of perseverance,
knowing that, whenever I call on Thee for assistance,
Thou will answer my call and come to my aid.
I fear only, that I will neglect to turn to Thee
in time of need
and thus bring myself to ruin.
Grant me the grace to pray always,
O Eternal Father,
in the Name of Our Lord Jesus.
2 thoughts on “Our Morning Offering – 27 July – St Alphonsus’ Prayer for Five Graces”
I love that prayer and recall that I include the 5 requests in various parts of my bedtime prayer session. I love St Al and it is nice to see him quoted in something other than his masterpiece “The Glories of Mary”. As usual, you rock Annie.
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Thank you dearest Hughie!
I love him too – St Al, although I have never called him that 🤗
His prayers, his understanding, his brilliance, his piety and holiness.
May he pray for us, dear SrtAl 🙏