The end times are upon us. This can not be denied. Are we prepared? An answer of , “I hope so,” is not good enough. We cannot gamble with the eternal destiny of our souls. It is with a certain amount of urgency that I write this blog today.
For starters, I am sharing three short prayers that I believe we should arm our family members with, as we start the day.
The Anima Christi (as dictated by Rev. Fr. Levi Burgos)
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
Never let me be separated from You
From the malignant enemy, defend me
At the hour of death, call me
And bid me come to You
That I may praise You
In the company of Your saints
For all eternity, Amen.
Prayer to our Guardian Angel (thanks to my kindergarten teachers)
Angel of God, my guardian dear
To whom God’s love, commits me here
Ever this day, be at my side
To light and guide
To rule and guard, Amen.
Armor of God (excerpt from Linda Schubert’s excellent prayer book, “Miracle Hour”)
I put on God’s armor
to resist the devil’s tactics.
I stand my ground
with truth buckled around my waist
and integrity for a breastplate.
I carry the shield of faith
to put out the burning arrows of the evil one.
I accept salvation from God to be my helmet
and receive the Word of God
from the Spirit to use as a sword.
I hope that the reader who decides to recite all three prayers daily, will find comfort knowing that he/she has Divine protection. God bless you!