Faithful virgin and glorious martyr, St. Philomena, who works so many miracles on behalf of the poor and sorrowing, have pity on me. Thou knowest the multitude and diversity of my needs. Behold me at thy feet, full of misery, but full of hope. I entreat thy charity, O great saint! Graciously hear me and obtain from God a favorable answer to the request which I now humbly lay before thee… (Here mention your petition.) I am firmly convinced that through thy merits, through the scorn, the sufferings, and the death thou didst endure, united to the merits of the Passion and death of Jesus, thy Spouse, I shall obtain what I ask of thee, and in the joy of my heart I will bless God, who is admirable in His saints. Amen.
Mary, Queen of All Hearts,
Advocate of the most hopeless cases;
Mother most pure, most compassionate;
Mother of Divine Love,
full of divine light,
we confide to your care the favors
which we ask of you today.
Consider our misery,
our tears, our interior trials and sufferings!
We know that you can help us
through the merits of your Divine Son, Jesus.
We promise, if our prayers are heard,
to spread your glory,
by making you known
under the title of Mary, Queen of the Universe.
Grant, we beseech you, hear our prayers,
for every day you give us so many proofs
of your love and your power of intercession
to heal both body and soul.
We hope against all hope:
Ask Jesus to cure us, pardon us,
and grant us final perseverance.
O Mary, Queen of all Hearts,
help us, we have confidence in you.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that
anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help,
or sought your intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence,
I fly unto you,
O Virgin of virgins,
To you do I come, before you I stand,
sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in your mercy,
hear and answer me.
—Memorare, Roman Catholic Prayer
make me docile to your voice.
Help me debate angels.
Let your will be done in me
even if it means
Give me wisdom to find you
in the irrational:
heavens gone awry,
Give me such hospitality of heart
that songs in the night,
poor shepherds, and animals
find a home in my presence.
Angel of God,
my guardian dear,
to whom God’s love commits me here,
ever this day,
be at my side
to light and guard,
to rule and guide.
Catholic Liturgy – A Prayer to Guardian Angels
O St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong,
so prompt before the Throne of God,
I place in you all my interests and desires.
O St. Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession
and obtain for me from your Divine Son
all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord;
so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power
I may offer my Thanksgiving and Homage
to the most Loving of Fathers.
O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you
and Jesus asleep in your arms.
I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart.
Press him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me,
and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath.
St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls,
pray for us.
Prayer to St. Joseph, Patron of the Dying, 100 AD