Prayers and Devotions to the Saints
Be our defence against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
From 1886 to 1964, this prayer had to be recited after a said Mass.
You protected and cherished the Virgin;
loving the Child Jesus as your Son,
you rescued Him from the danger of death.
Defend the Church, the household of God,
purchased by the Blood of Christ.
Guardian of the Holy Family, be with us in our trials.
May your prayers obtain for us
the strength to flee from error
and wrestle with the powers of corruption
so that in life we may grow in holiness
and in death rejoice in the crown of victory. Amen.
That your internal spirit of peace, silence, honest work,
and prayer in the service of the Church
give us life and happiness in union with your blessed Spouse,
our Sweet and Immaculate Mother,
in the strong and mild love to Jesus,
Glorious and Immortal King
of the centuries and the people. Amen.