New Prayer Page

“And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.  So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. ~ Jesus, Matthew 6:7

ORCatholic has a new page!  Prayer Page.  This post is the Prayer Page.  It will have “children” pages as time goes on with other prayers including spiritual warfare prayers….

Jesus has a way of teaching us about the Holy Trinity and about prayer throughout the Gospels.  As the Church goes through such a great time of tribulation, I find the most important thing is keeping focused on Jesus’ walk with us on this earth and His teachings.  His words.  His instruction to the early Church. From the beginning, He taught the disciples to understand God as our heavenly Father. We find this early in the Gospel of Matthew, the first book of the New Testament! So while you will find there are links and sub-prayer pages listed under this page, I place here the three prayers that start my day.  It is my way of honoring the Holy Trinity of God.  Over the years, I have found them more valuable than any others. ‘For in Him we live and move and have our being. (Acts17:28)


Our Father

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

~ Jesus, Matthew 6:9-13

Many years ago, as a truly repentant sinner, I cried out to God.  He heard me.  Months later, He introduced me to His Son.  Jesus says, ‘No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:44)  I am grateful every day of my life.  A few years back, I was recovering from breast cancer and the side effects of the medications given me following to prevent cancer.  Despite my faith, about eighteen months into the battle, I realized the struggle was no longer so much physical as it was spiritual!  I thought then that since Jesus, our Saviour, had a soul and lives eternally, I would bind my soul to His.  It was within days that I came across the Anima Christi (Soul of Christ) prayer and embraced it with a new and deeper understanding.  I can not help but remember the words from Isaiah when I pray this prayer. (Sometimes I pray the Isaiah scripture alone during spiritual warfare, the sword of the spirit when standing for healing.)

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities;
the chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
and by His stripes, we are healed.  (Isaiah 53:5)


Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me;
Body of Christ, save me;
Blood of Christ, inebriate me;
Water from the side of Christ, wash me;
Passion of Christ, strengthen me;
O good Jesus, hear me;
Within your wounds, hide me;
Let me never be separated from you;
From the evil one, protect me;
At the hour of my death, call me;
Bid me to come to you;
That with your saints, I may praise you forever and ever. Amen.

In the Gospel of John, Jesus gives much insight into walking with the Father and with the Holy Spirit. When He takes on the difficult task of explaining the journey they are about to embark on in the final days of His stay to the ones He knows and loves best, Jesus continually returns to the promised of the Holy Spirit.  Eighteen months after I encountered Jesus, I was filled with the Holy Spirit.  Home alone, praying beside my bed with our five-week-old Easter baby in a cradle beside me. It happened on the day that we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven.  In retrospect, I realized this was apt because Jesus told us He must die and go to heaven so the Father would send us the Holy Spirit!

‘These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. ~Jesus, John 14:25-26

Holy Spirit, Come

Come, Holy Spirit, fill my heart with Your holy gifts.
Let my weakness be penetrated with Your strength this very day;
that I may fulfill all the duties of my state conscientiously,
that I may do what is right and just.
Let my charity be such as to offend no one, and hurt no one’s feelings;
so generous as to pardon sincerely any wrong done to me.
Assist me, O Holy Spirit, in all my trials of life,
enlighten me in my ignorance,
advise me in my doubts,
strengthen me in my weakness,
help me in all my needs,
protect me in temptations and console me in afflictions.
Graciously hear me, O Holy Spirit,
Pour Your light into my heart, my soul, and my mind.
Assist me to live a holy life and to grow in goodness and grace.

In his Letter to the Ephesians 6:10-20, St. Paul tells us to put on our spiritual armor, beginning with “girding ourselves with the truth.” My prayer is that as you go through this page, and perhaps begin to pray these prayers, that you will find a secret that lies close to God’s heart.  He desires to sanctify you through His Son so that He might enjoy fellowship with you.  Jesus prayed in this way for us.  He gave His life for us.  This is the truth with which we can “gird” ourselves every day.

” I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.  They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.  As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.  And for their sakes, I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.”
~ Jesus, from His prayer during the agony of Gethsemane – John 16:15-19

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Exorcists Call for Day of Prayer & Penance – Dec. 6th


“Do I say, that what is offered in sacrifice to idols, is anything? Or, that the idol is anything? But the things which the heathens sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God. And I would not that you should be made partakers with devils.” (1 Corinthians 10:20)

Four American Exorcists have called for a day of fasting and penance on December 6, 2019, in reparation of the Pachamama Idols in Rome,  They did not explain what caused them to send out this call or why they remain anonymous, but I have listened to a video by Fr. Richard Heilman and it is really amazing.  That program is very lengthy.  Dr. Taylor Marshall released a program just a few hours ago which also shares the story behind the call by these exorcists.  An extra bonus is that Dr. Marshall shares about the real St. Nicholas.  (When I first heard this teaching on St. Nicholas, he became one of my favorite saints!)

From The National Catholic Register:

…Four exorcists have issued a joint statement asking Catholics worldwide to dedicate Dec. 6 as a day of fasting, prayer and reparation, “for the purpose of driving out any diabolic influence within the Church that has been gained as a result of recent events.”

The exorcists, who have requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of their ministries, cited in a particular way the controversy that took place during the recent Pan-Amazon Synod, when statues purportedly of Pachamama, a goddess worshiped by indigenous Andeans, were incorporated into various synod events.

“These events bring home the reality that we are in spiritual warfare,” they said in their statement, “and that warfare is happening with the Church itself.”

The full statement follows:

In light of recent events regarding the Pachamama ritual in the Vatican Gardens, the subsequent procession of the idol into St. Peter’s, as well as placing the idols in St. Maria in Traspontina church, we are reminded of the words of St. Paul (1 Corinthians 10:20), “Do I say, that what is offered in sacrifice to idols, is anything? Or, that the idol is anything? But the things which the heathens sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God. And I would not that you should be made partakers with devils.”

The Psalms (95:5) tell us that “all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: but the Lord made the heavens.” These events bring home the reality that (Ephesians 6:12) “our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.” These events bring home the reality that we are in spiritual warfare and that warfare is happening within the Church, itself.

We are, therefore, encouraging all Catholics who recognize the evil of the events to join us in a day of prayer and penance on December 6th, for the purpose of driving out any diabolic influence within the Church that has been gained as a result of these recent events — along with any other events.

We are asking all of those who participate to do the following for this intention:

1.) say the Rosary;

2.) take on some form of penance, such as fasting, abstinence and other forms of mortification;

3.) to offer the prayers to the Sacred Heart, as seen below.

Other recommended acts which we encourage others to do for this intention is make a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament and attend Mass that day, offering the merits of the Mass for this intention.

May the Divine Mercy rest upon all of us.

Now that you have read the call to prayer which is really spiritual warfare for our faith, take a listen to Dr. Marshall.  The first half of the video is about the exorcists’ call to prayer.


Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O sweet Jesus, Whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence and contempt, behold us prostrate before Thy altar eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries, to which Thy loving Heart is everywhere subject.

Mindful alas! That we ourselves have had a share in such great indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts, we humbly ask Thy pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation not only for our own personal offenses, but also for the sins of those, who, straying far from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow Thee, their Shepherd and Leader, or, renouncing the vows of their baptism, have cast off the sweet yoke of Thy Law.

We are now resolved to expiate each and every deplorable outrage committed against Thee; we are determined to make amends for the manifold offenses against Christian modesty in unbecoming dress and behavior, for all the foul seductions laid to ensnare the feet of the innocent, for the frequent violations of Sundays and holidays, and the shocking blasphemies uttered against Thee and Thy Saints.

We wish also to make amends for the insults to which Thy Vicar on earth and Thy priests are subjected, for the profanation, by conscious neglect or terrible acts of sacrilege, of the very Sacrament of Thy Divine Love; and lastly for the public crimes of nations who resist the rights and teaching authority of the Church which Thou hast founded.

Would, O divine Jesus, we were able to wash away such abominations with our blood. We now offer, in reparation for these violations of Thy divine honor, the satisfaction Thou didst once make to Thy eternal Father on the cross and which Thou dost continue to renews daily on our altars; we offer it in union with the acts of atonement of Thy Virgin Mother and all the Saints and of the pious faithful on earth; and we sincerely promise to make recompense, as far as we can with the help of Thy grace, for all neglect of Thy great love and for the sins we and others have committed in the past. Henceforth we will live a life of unwavering faith, of purity of conduct, of perfect observance of the precepts of the gospel, and especially that of charity. We promise to the best of our power to prevent others from offending Thee and to bring as many as possible to follow Thee.

O loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our model in reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of expiation; and by the crowning gift of perseverance keep us faithful unto death in our duty and the allegiance we owe to Thee, so that we may one day come to that happy home, where Thou with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen.

Be encouraged to pick up your spiritual armor and pray along with other Catholics worldwide!

God bless you always,

Nancy M.



Fr. Richard Heilman’s Break Force Podcast:  Breaking: Exorcists Rally the Troops

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Appealing to Heaven

Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell, Satan and all the other evil spirits, who prowl throughout the world, seeking the ruin of souls.  Amen.


Pope Paul VI wrote some interesting words in 1976

 “… We would say that through some mysterious crack—no, it’s not mysterious; through some crack, the smoke of Satan has entered the Church of God.”

And yet, it was this same Pope who oversaw removing St. Michael the Archangel from the liturgy and the St. Michael the Archangel prayer said after every Mass for the protection of the Church from the great Satanic onslaught foreseen by Pope Leo XIII in 1884!

St. Leo XII wrote the spiritual warfare prayer …

 At the end of his Angelus message given in St. Peter’s Square, Sunday, April 24, 1994, Pope St. John Paul II urged Catholics to recite the prayer to Saint Michael once again:

“The prayer can fortify us for that spiritual battle about which the Letter to the Ephesians speaks [of]: “Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power.”(Ephesians 6:10). And to this same battle that the Book of the Apocalypse refers [to], recalling in front of our eyes the image of St. Michael the Archangel (cf. Revelations 12:7).

Surely, this scene was very present to Pope Leo XIII, when, at the end of the previous century, he introduced to the entire Church a special prayer to St. Michael: ‘St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil… ’

“Even if today this prayer is no longer recited at the end of the Eucharistic celebration, I invite all to not forget it, but to recite it in order to obtain help in the battle against the forces of darkness and the spirit of this world.”  (From The Vision of Pope Leo XIII)

Our Church is in the midst of dire times.  Some parishes have returned the prayers to St. Michael and to Our Lady following Mass.  Perhaps with prayer and a nudge from you, your parish might do the same!

God bless you always,

Nancy M.

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