Our Lady of Lourdes

HIGH SCHOOL, Poughkeepsie, NY

Prayers for Students

Prayers for Teachers and Students

Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace.  The Lord is with thee.  Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

Prayer of Praise (Glory Be)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,  suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.  Amen.

Come, Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love.  Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created and you shall renew the face of the earth.  

O God, who has instructed the hearts of your faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may have a right judgment in all things and evermore rejoice in his consolations.  Through Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

The Rosary

The Rosary begins with the Apostles’ Creed and continues using Our Fathers, Hail Marys, and Glory Bes.  

Prior to each decade of the rosary, an event from the life of Jesus and Mary is recalled:  the Joyful Mysteries, Luminous Mysteries, Sorrowful Mysteries, or Glorious Mysteries.

  • The Joyful Mysteries
    • The Annunciation of the Angel to Mary
    • The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
    • The Nativity of Jesus
    • The Presentation of Jesus to the Temple
    • The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
  • The Luminous Mysteries (Mysteries of Light)
    • The Baptism of Jesus
    • The Wedding at Cana
    • The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God
    • The Transfiguration
    • The Institution of the Eucharist
  • The Sorrowful Mysteries
    • The Agony in the Garden
    • The Scourging at the Pillar
    • The Crowning with Thorns
    • The Carrying of the Cross
    • The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus
  • The Glorious Mysteries
    • The Resurrection of Jesus
    • The Ascension of Jesus
    • The Descent of the Holy Spirit
    • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven
    • The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth

The Memorare

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 to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.  To you 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.  Amen.

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope!  To you we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to you we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.  Turn then, O most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.  O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!  Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Prayer of St. Francis

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.  O divine Master, 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.  Amen.

Prayer of St. Theresa of Avila

Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, all things are passing away:  God never changes.  Patience obtains all things, whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices.  Amen.

Prayer of St. Theresa of Avila

Christ has no body now but yours.  No hands, no feet on earth but yours.  Yours are the eyes through which He looks compassion on this world.  Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world.  Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body.  Christ has no body now on earth but yours.  Amen.

Prayer for Vocations (Pope Francis)

Lord of the harvest, bless young people with the gift of courage to respond to your call.  Open their hearts to great ideals, to great things.  Inspire all of your disciples to mutual love and giving for vocations blossom in the good soil of faithful people.  Instill those in religious life, parish ministries, and families with the confidence and grace to invite others to embrace the bold and noble path of a life consecrated to you.  Unite us to Jesus through prayer and sacrament, so that we may cooperate with you in building your reign of mercy and truth, of justice and peace.  Amen.

Prayer for Young People

Lord Jesus, your Church turns her attention to all the young people of the world.  We pray that they might boldly take charge of their lives, aim for the most beautiful and profound things in life, and always keep their hearts unencumbered.

Accompanied by wise and generous guides, help them respond to the call you make to each of them, to realize a proper plan of life, and achieve happiness.  Keep their hearts open to dreaming great dreams and make them concerned for the good of others.

Like the Beloved Disciple, may they stand at the foot of the Cross, to receive your Mother as a gift from you.  May they be witnesses to your Resurrection and be aware that you are at their side as they joyously proclaim you as Lord.  Amen.

Prayer to One’s Guardian Angel

Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom His love commits me here, ever this day (night) be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide.  Amen.

Grace Before and Thanksgiving After Meals

Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts, which we are about to receive from your bounty, through Christ our Lord.  Amen. 

We give you thanks, Almighty God, for all your benefits which we have received from your bounty through Christ our Lord.  Amen

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 Conception.
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.

Prayer of a Student

Christ my Lord, the Giver of light and wisdom, who opened the eyes of the blind man and transformed the fishermen into wise heralds and teachers of the gospel through the coming of the Holy Spirit, shine also in my mind the light of the grace of the Holy Spirit.  Grant me discernment, understanding, and wisdom in learning.  Enable me to complete my assignments and abound in every good work, for to you I give honor and glory.  Amen.

Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes

O Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, you are the refuge of sinners, the health of the sick, and the comfort of the afflicted.  You know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings.  By your appearance at the grotto of Lourdes, you made it a privileged sanctuary where your graces are given to people streaming to it from the whole world.  Over the years countless sufferers have obtained the cure for their infirmities - whether of soul, mind, or body.  

Therefore I come to you with limitless confidence to implore your motherly intercession.  Obtain, O Loving Mother, the grant of my requests.  Through gratitude for your favors, I will endeavor to imitate your virtues that I may one day share in your glory.  Amen.