November - Month of Holy Souls
"For with regard to Thy faithful, O Lord, life is changed, not taken away; and the abode of this earthly sojourn being dissolved, an eternal dwelling is prepared in heaven" - From Preface of Mass for the Dead
Prayers After Holy Mass on Weekdays
The Angelus Prayer
(Traditionally prayed at 6am, 12 pm, and 6 pm)
V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary:
R. And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord
R. Be it done unto me according to Thy word.
V. And the Word was made Flesh
R. And dwelt among us.
V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God
R. that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord,
Thy grace into our hearts;
that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel,
may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection,
through the same Christ Our Lord.
Guardian Angel Prayer
Angel of God, my guardian dear,
to whom God's love commits me here,
ever this day be at my side,
to light and guard, to rule and guide.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,
be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil;
may God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God, cast into hell Satan
and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world
seeking the ruin of souls.
V. May the Divine assistance remain always with us.
R. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.