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
Blessed be Jesus in the most holy
Sacrament of the altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit,
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
Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most
Blessed be God in his angels and in
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
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
Call me when my life shall
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
Where there is hatred, let
me sow love; where there is
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 be understood as to understand,
to be loved as
for it is in giving that we receive, it
is in pardoning that we
And it is in dying that we are born
to eternal life.
—St. Francis of Assisi
Prayer for the Souls
Eternal rest grant unto them, O
Lord, and let perpetual light shine
May the souls of all the faithful
departed, through the mercy of
God, rest in peace. Amen.