1. Sign of the Cross
2. Intentions General/Privates
3. Examination of conscience
4. Act of Contrition
5. Prayers of the Holy Rosary
6. Litany of the Mediatrix of All Graces (Private use only)
7. Prayer to Our Lady of Aokpe the Mediatrix of All Graces
9. Song to Our Lady: Ave Maria O Maiden O Mother
10. Sign of the Cross
1. START WITH THE SIGN OF THE CROSS
· General intentions: To pray for the world, conversion of sinners and for souls in purgatory (Request from Our Lady)
· Private Intentions
3. EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE
· Sins against God
Have I rejected my faith, refused to find out more about it? Have I forgotten my daily prayers or said them badly? Have I experimented with the occult or put my trust on fortune tellers or horoscopes? Have I blasphemed against God or used bad language? HaveI shown disrespect for holy things, places or people? Have I missed mass on Sunday's or holy days through my own fault? Have I let myself be distracted at mass or distracted others? Have I received communion in a state of mortal sin? Have I received communion without proper reverence, care or thanksgiving?
· Sins against myself and others
Have I been impatient, angry or jealous? Have I brooded over injuries or refused to forgive? Have I taken part in or encouraged abortion, the destruction of human embryos, euthanasia or any other means of taking human life? Have I been verbally or physically violent to others? Have I been racist in my thoughts, words or deeds? Have I hurt anyone by speaking badly about them? Have I betrayed confidences without good cause or revealed things simply to hurt others? Have I judged others rashly? Have I been drunk or used illegal drugs? Have I driven dangerously or inconsiderately? Have I spoken in an obscene way? Have I looked at obscene pictures, films or books? Have I been involved in any impure behaviour on my own or with someone else? Have I been vain, proud, selfish or self-seeking? Have I told lies to excuse myself, to hurt or make myself look more important? Have I stolen anything? Have I failed to contribute to the support of the church in proportion to my means?Have I been disobedient, rude or insolent to those in authority over me? Have I cheated my employer or employees? Have I misused or damaged the property of others? Have I set my heart greedily on possessing things? Have I been in a scandal or given bad examples? Have I been lazy at my work, study or domestic duties? Have I been jealous of others’ looks, their popularity, their work? Have I encouraged anyone to do wrong in any way?
· For spouses
Have I neglected to foster the warmth of my love and affection for my spouse? Have I prolonged disagreements through resentment or failed to apologize when I have been in the wrong? Have I mistreated my spouse verbally, emotionally or physically? Have I used artificial means for birth control? Have I been unfaithful to my spouse in any way?
· For parents
Have I neglected to teach my children to pray? Have I neglected the religious education of my children? Have I failed to bring my children to Sunday mass? Have I failed to exercise vigilance over what my children read or see on television? Have I argued with my spouse in front of my children? Have I been harsh or overbearing to my children? Have I neglected my children’s welfare in any way?
· For young people
Have I been disobedient to my parents? Have I been unhelpful at home? Have I failed to try to understand my parents and talk with them? Have I lost control when I have been angry? Have I upset the peace of my home? Have I sulked instead of asking for help? Have I failed to work properly at school? Have I treated teachers or other adults with disrespect? Have I taken part in a fight?
4. ACT OF CONTRITION
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. With the help of Your Grace, I will not sin again
5. PRAYERS OF THE HOLY ROSARY
6. THE LITANY OF OUR LADY MEDIATRIX OF ALL GRACES ( FOR PRIVATE USE ONLY)
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Pray for us Holy Mother
Mother of God, and our Mother "
True Mother of the living,
Mother regenerating men in Christ unto God,
Mother of piety and of grace,
Mother of pardon and remission,
Partner in human redemption,
Recoverer of a lost world,
Recoverer of the ages,
Petitioner of all graces,
Advocate with thy Son for thy sons,
Obtainer of the divine mercy,
Dispenser of heavenly treasures,
Handmaid of divine blessings,
Fullness of grace to overflow upon all,
Succor of the Church Militant, Pray for us Holy Mother
Ready helper of those in peril, "
Devoted consoler of the sorrowful,
Conqueress of all error,
Protectress of the world,
Propitiation of the divine wrath,
Refuge of all the unhappy,
Shelter of orphans,
Assured safety of the faithful,
Hope of all who despair,
Stay of the falling,
Uplifter of the fallen,
Cheer and comfort of the dying, "
Peace and joy of mankind,
Our life, our sweetness and our hope,
Gate of Paradise,
Mystical stair of Jacob,
Key of the heavenly kingdom,
Channel of divine graces,
Throne of divine clemency,
Fountain of living waters,
Fountain sealed by the Holy Spirit,
Unfailing stream of mercy,
Asylum of the erring,
Haven of the shipwrecked, "
Shining star of the sea,
Light of those who sit in darkness,
Chamber of spiritual nuptials,
Mediatrix of men with God,
Mediatrix after the Mediator,
Mediatrix reconciling us to the Son,
Mediatrix of sinners, staunch and true,
Mediatrix of all beneath the sky,
Mediatrix ever pleading for us,
Mediatrix set between Christ and His Church,
Mediatrix who hast found favor with God,
Mediatrix to win salvation for the world,
Mediatrix of the mysteries of God,
Mediatrix of all graces, pray for us Holy Mother! Pray for us Holy Mother
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
V. Pray for us, our powerful Mediatrix,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ!
Let us Pray.
O Lord Jesus Christ, our Mediator with the Father, Who hast deigned to appoint the Blessed Virgin, Thy Mother, to be our Mother also and our Mediatrix with Thee, graciously grant that whosoever goes to Thee in quest of blessings may be gladdened by obtaining them all through her, Thou Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. R. Amen
7. PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF AOKPE MEDIATRIX OF ALL GRACES
Lady of purity of heart, Lady of good heart, Lady of honour that humbles herself, Sweetness of Angels, Your heavenly wisdom and your patience, surpass all other, the whole of your life, is a purity of heart that has no stain. Lady the Mediatrix of all Graces, help us to do without delay the will of Jesus. Make us worthy to receive the gift that has been given to us so that we will be Holy. Give us the Grace to go and greet our Lord Jesus. Help us to be pure, so that we can see heaven. Help us to always do the will of Jesus so that we can share in His Glory.
*Father, fill us with the Grace of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
8. THE MEMORARE
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O mother of the word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.
9. SONG : AVE MARIA, O MAIDEN, O MOTHER
10. END WITH THE SIGN OF THE CROSS