Category: Prayers



Father O God, as I journey in these days, Keep me
in your loving care. Protect me from danger, from
mechanical failure and from violent storms. Make
me wise and prudent around water and in woods or
mountains. Give me respect for nature, so that I
neither defy its power nor defile its beauty.
Help me to be kind to one another
and to enter into the relaxation of this trip with
joyful hearts.May I return home more thankful,
more generous and more mindful of your blessings.
I ask you to bless all travellers with the same protection and kindness.
I Pray all these through Our Lady Of Chindhaaththirai (Happy Voyage) in
the name of Jesus Christ, Our Saviour.


Way of the Cross

A Short Way of the Cross
As used by The Franciscan Fathers on their Missions

First Station – Jesus Condemned to Death
O Jesus! so meek and uncomplaining, teach me resignation in trials

Second Station – Jesus Carries His Cross
My Jesus, This Cross should be mine, not Thine; my sins crucified Thee.

Third Station – Our Lord Falls the Fist Time
O Jesus! by this first fall, never let me fall into mortal sin

Fourth Station – Jesus Meets His Mother
O Jesus! may no human tie, however dear, keep me from following the road of the Cross.

Fifth Station – Simon the Cyrenean Helps Jesus Carry His Cross
Simon unwillingly assisted Thee; may I with patience suffer all for Thee.

Sixth Station – Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
O Jesus! Thou didst imprint Thy sacred features upon Veronica’s veil; stamp them also indelibly upon my heart.

Seventh Station – The Second Fall of Jesus
By Thy second fall, preserve me, dear Lord, from relapse into sin.

Eighth Station – Jesus Consoles the Women of Jerusalem
My greatest consolation would be to hear Thee say: “Many sins are forgiven thee, because thou hast loved much”.

Ninth Station – Third Fall of Jesus
O Jesus! When weary upon life’s long journey, be Thou my strength and my perseverance.

Tenth Station – Jesus Stripped of His Garments
My Soul has been robbed of its robe of innocence; Clothe me, dear Jesus, with the garb of penance and contrition.

Eleventh Station – Jesus Nailed to the Cross
Thou didst forgive Thy enemies; my God, teach me to forgive injuries and forget them.

Twelfth Station – Jesus Dies on the Cross
Thou art dying, my Jesus, but Thy Sacred Heart still throbs with love for Thy sinful children.

Thirteenth Station – Jesus Taken Down from the Cross
Receive me into thy arms, O Sorrowful Mother; and obtain for me perfect contrition for my sins.

Fourteenth Station – Jesus Laid in the Sepulchre
When I receive Thee into my heart in Holy Communion, O Jesus, make it a fit abiding place for Thy adorable Body. Amen

Before each station pray:
V: We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee;
R: Because by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.

After each Station:
1 Our Father, 1 Hail mary, 1 Glory Be,
Have mercy on us, O Lord; have mercy on us.

Courtesy: Immaculate Heart of Mary, Bangalore

Immaculate Heart of Mary Trust,
838/2 III Cross Road, K.N. Extension,Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore – 560022
Ph: 9886197858