Thursday, February 2, 2006
Devotions for the Presentation of the Lord

With today being Candlemass (Feast of the Purification of our Lady) it is highly important in the liturgical year. Remember to also pray the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary today. The following prayer for the Blessing of Candles may be said by the ordained.


on the Feast of St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr

P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

All: Who made heaven and earth.

P: The Lord be with you.

All: May He also be with you.
Let us pray.

God, almighty and all-mild, by your Word alone you created the manifold things in the world, and willed that that same Word by whom all things were made take flesh in order to redeem mankind; you are great and immeasurable, awesome and praiseworthy, a worker of marvels. Hence in professing his faith in you the glorious martyr and bishop, Blaise, did not fear any manner of torment but gladly accepted the palm of martyrdom. In virtue of which you bestowed on him, among other gifts, the power to heal all ailments of the throat. And now we implore your majesty that, overlooking our guilt and considering only his merits and intercession, it may please you to bless + and sanctify + and impart your grace to these candles. Let all men of faith whose necks are touched with them be healed of every malady of the throat, and being restored in health and good spirits let them return thanks to you in your holy Church, and praise your glorious name which is blessed forever; through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.

They are sprinkled with holy water.

Source: 1962 Roman Ritual


del_button October 15, 2009 at 9:51 AM
Anonymous said...

I remember having my throat blessed but I couldn't remember why, now I know!

del_button February 14, 2011 at 9:18 PM
Anonymous said...

I want to be safe and loving. My family and i worship Jesus. Need to be with Jesus and released from the d. Please save.

del_button April 11, 2011 at 6:05 PM
Anonymous said...

Heavenly Father please release my lungs from the grip of death

del_button January 11, 2016 at 8:56 AM
Anonymous said...

Heavenly Father please help me stay on the path of the righteous. Help me to repent my sins and be washed free of all the unholy. My Lord my Father I worship thee please help me and my family follow only in your way and let us forever be blessed. IN YOUR NAME I PRAY AMEN.

del_button November 22, 2016 at 5:05 AM
john joiner said...

Heavenly Father help me to return to and stay on the path of the righteous, help me to repent my sins and be washed clean of all that is unholy, and all that is not within your will, My Lord my Father I worship thee, please help my family and I to follow your way, and forever stay within your will, and let us forever be blessed. IN YOUR NAME LORD JESUS I PRAY AMEN.

del_button November 30, 2016 at 10:55 PM
Unknown said...

Dear Heavenly Father please get rid of all the anxiety and negative thoughts my daughter is having. Please help my kids to be healthy happy kids and give me the patience and guidance to deal with every tough situation . In your name I pray my Lord . Oh Holy Mary please intercede for us !

del_button January 1, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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del_button July 18, 2017 at 3:10 PM
Ashley Gunn said...

Dear Heavenly Father I pray that you spare me from cancer. I pray that you help my family and I learn to have patience, respect and love for one another. I pray that you keep me here for my kids so I can watch them grow and above all Lord I pray that we will all learn and practice ur will here on earth. Father I ask that you help my mom as she fights this disease she dying from. I pray for Global warming and I pray that this world will become a better place and people will start respecting what you have given us!! In ur name I Pray Amen ���� I love you Lord Jesus Christ!!

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