Holy Child Parish Tijeras, New Mexico


APRIL PRAYERS - Easter and Month of the Blessed Sacrament

America Mary

Act of Adoration

I adore Thee, 0 Jesus, true God and true Man,
here present in the Holy Eucharist,
humbly kneeling before Thee
and united in spirit with all the faithful on earth
and all the blessed in heaven.
In deepest gratitude for so great a blessing,
I love Thee, my Jesus, with my whole heart,
for Thou art all perfect and all worthy of love.
Give me grace nevermore in any way to offend Thee,
and grant that I, being refreshed
by Thy Eucharistic presence here on earth,
may be found worthy to come to the enjoyment with
Mary of Thine eternal and everblessed presence in heaven. Amen.
Mary of Thine eternal and everblessed presence in heaven. Amen.

Holy Thursday, the day on which we celebrate the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Last Supper, falls most often in April. Because of this the Catholic Church dedicates April to devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.

Easter Prayer of Thanksgiving

Good and gracious heavenly Father, we come before you on this Easter Sunday
with full and grateful hearts for the gift of the Paschal Mystery that you showed us in the life,
death, and resurrection of your Son, our brother by adoption, Jesus Christ.
Bless us and all those who profess belief in your saving love.
Bless also those who have yet to profess belief in you.
You are God for all. We ask all this in Christ's name. Amen.

The Pardon Prayer of Fatima

My God, I believe, I adore, I love, and I trust You.
I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not love, and do not trust You.

He knelt, bending his forehead to the ground. With a supernatural impulse we did the same, repeating the words we heard him say the prayer. After repeating this prayer three times the angel rose and said to us, "Pray in this way. The hearts of Jesus and Mary are ready to listen to you."
  - From Lucia's memoirs, composed under obedience to the Bishop

Sub Tuum Praesidium

We fly to thy protection, O holy Mother of God,
despise not our petitions in our necessities,
but deliver us always from all dangers,
O glorious and blessed Virgin.