Shrine of St Faustina of the Divine Mercy
Prayer before a Crucifix +++ Psalm 63
O God, you are my God, and I long for you. My whole being desires you; like a
dry, worn-out, and waterless land, my soul is thirsty for you. Let me see you in
the sanctuary; let me see how mighty and glorious you are.
+++Your constant love is better than life itself, and so I will praise you. I will
give you thanks as long as I live; I will raise my hands to you in prayer. My soul
will feast and be satisfied, and I will sing glad songs of praise to you. As I lie in
bed, I remember you; all night long I think of you, because you have always
been my help. In the shadow of your wings I sing for joy. I cling to you, and your
hand keeps me safe.
+++Those who are trying to kill me will go down into the world of the dead. They
will be killed in battle, and their bodies eaten by wolves. Because God gives him
victory, the king will rejoice. Those who make promises in God's name will
praise him, but the mouths of liars will be shut.
Prayer to St. Gabriel, for Others
O loving messenger of the Incarnation, descend upon all those for whom I wish peace and happiness. Spread your wings over the
cradles of the new-born babes, O thou who didst announce the coming of the Infant Jesus.
Give to the young a lily petal from the virginal scepter in your hand. Cause the Ave Maria to re-echo in all hearts that they may find
grace and joy through Mary. Finally, recall the sublime words spoken on the day of the Annunciation— "Nothing is impossible with
God," and repeat them in hours of trial—to all I love—that their confidence in Our Lord may be reanimated, when all human help
Prayer to St Raphael
O holy and great Archangel Raphael, standing before the throne of God! By the grace given to thee by the Almighty Healer of our
souls and bodies thou hast cured the righteous Tobit of physical blindness, and while accompanying his son Tobias in his travels, thou
hast guarded him from the evil spirit. Earnestly I pray unto thee – be thou my guide in my earthly life, protect me from all visible and
invisible enemies, heal the illnesses of my spirit and my body, and steer my life towards repentance of sins and the doing of good
O holy and great Archangel Raphael! Hear thou myself – a great sinner – praying to thee, and help me in this and the future life to
thank and glorify our mutual Creator unto eternal ages of ages. Amen.
(From an ancient manuscript)