Prayers and Meditations

Praying at our Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O Jesus! You have said, " I say to you ask and you shall receive, seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened". Behold I knock and I ask you for the grace of ......................

Our Father

Hail Mary

Glory be

Our Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, our Mother, we consecrate ourselves to you today, so that you may live in us, and speak in  and through us.
Think your thoughts in our minds; and your love through our hearts. Give us your own dispositions and feelings.
Lead us and guide us to Jesus your son. Correct and enlighten our thoughts and behaviour.
Make our hearts and homes your shrine.
Through us, may the Heart of Jesus rule and triumph in our families, in our country and in the world.

Pope St Paul VI

Praying at our Shrine of the Baby Jesus

Lord Jesus,
you lived for nine months in the security
of the womb of your mother Mary.
From her you received the flesh
that was broken and the blood that was poured out for us.
Give to all men and women of Ireland
a deep reverence for human life,
especially for life that is as yet unborn and utterly defenceless.
May its mother’s womb continue
to be the safest place on God’s earth-the sanctuary that no man or woman may dare to violate.
May our faith in the Word-made-Flesh, not philosophy,
worldly wisdom or human manipulation, be our sole guide.
Give us the courage to proclaim
to the whole world that life is sacred – a precious gift from God.

Praying at our shrine of St Therese of Lisieux

Father in heaven

Through St Therese you remind the world of your infinite love and the childlike trust that we should have in you. We thank you for her life and her power to make you known and loved. St Therese remember your promise: I will spend my heaven doing good on earth
I ask you the grace of ………………………………(Glory be x3)
O God you gave St Therese your spirit of love, help us also to love you and to make you much loved.
I will let fall a shower of Roses

Praying at our Shrine of St Padre Pio

O God, you gave Saint Pio of Pietrelcina , Capuchin priest, the great privilege of participating in a unique way in the passion of your son, grant me through his intercession the grace of....... which I ardently desire: and above all grant me the grace of living in conformity with the death of Jesus, to arrive at the glory of the resurrection.

Glory be

Praying at our tribute to the Venerable Matt Talbot

Lord, in your servant, Matt Talbot, you have given us a wonderful example of triumph over addiction, of devotion to duty and of lifelong reverence for the most holy sacrament. May his life of prayer and penance give us courage to take up our crosses and follow in the footsteps of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Father, if it be your will that your beloved servant should be glorified by your church make known by your heavenly favours the power he enjoys in your sight.

We make this prayer through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.