At times like these when it seems like nothing is going right don’t lose hope! You can stay close to Jesus and Mary with these aspirations, many of which come from old prayer books. (These prayers are great in good times or bad!)
Be inspired by with these short prayers by our Lord’s words: “pray always” (Luke 21:36) and by St. Paul’s as well: “pray without ceasing” (1 Thes 5:17)!
Here’s a good one to both our Lord and his Blessed Mother, for starters:
Jesus, Mary, I love you. Save souls!
Here’s a good one to the Holy Spirit. This one is especially good when said with any prayer to the Holy Spirit, but is good all on its own, especially in those times you feel most in need of His counsel, comfort, and strength!
O Holy Spirit, sweet Guest of my soul, abide in me and grant that I may ever abide in Thee.
We’ve grouped these others into the following categories:
ASPIRATIONS (SHORT PRAYERS) TO OUR LORD
(It has been noted, incidentally, that a very good effective prayer is just to say the name of Jesus!)
Blessed be God!
Blessed be the name of the Lord!
Divine Heart of Jesus, convert sinners, save the dying, deliver the holy souls in purgatory.
Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, increase in us our Faith, Hope and Charity.
Good Jesus, give me a deep love for Thee, that nothing may be too hard for me to bear from Thee.
Heart of Jesus, burning with love for us, set our hearts on fire with love of Thee.
Heart of Jesus, I put my trust in Thee!
Jesus I trust in You!
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our heart like unto Thine.
Jesus, my God, I love Thee above all things!
Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!
May the most just, most high, and most adorable will of God be done in all things, praised and magnified forever.
My God and my all.
My Jesus, mercy!
My Lord Jesus Christ, for the sake of Thy sufferings, grant me such faith, hope, charity, sorrow for my sins, and love of prayer as will save and sanctify my soul.
My Lord, grant that I may love Thee, and that the reward of my love may be to love Thee ever more and more.
My sweetest Jesus, be not my Judge, but my Savior.
O Good Jesus, shelter me from the evil one, shed Thy dew upon me to calm my soul, and dwell in me fully, that I may wholly love Thee.
O Good Jesus, my God and my All, keep me ever near Thee, let nothing for a moment separate me from Thee.
Praised be Jesus Christ, now and forevermore.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come!
Savior of the world, have mercy on us.
Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love!
Sweet Heart of my Jesus, grant that I may ever love Thee more.
We adore and praise Thee, most holy Lord Jesus Christ, because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
ASPIRATIONS TO OUR LORD IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Jesus, my God, here present in the Sacrament of Thy love, I adore Thee.
O Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, have mercy on us.
O Jesus, in the most holy Sacrament, have mercy on us.
Praised and adored forever be the most holy Sacrament.
We adore Thee, thou true Bread of angels.
ASPIRATIONS TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Mary, Virgin Mother of God, pray to Jesus for me.
Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation!
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!
Mary, our hope, have pity on us!
Mary, most sorrowful, Mother of Christians, pray for us.
O Mary, virgin Mother of God, pray to Jesus for me.
My Queen! my Mother! remember I am thine own. Keep me, guard me, as thy property and possession.
O Mary, thou didst enter the world without stain; do thou obtain for me from God, that I may leave it without sin.
ASPIRATIONS TO THE HOLY FAMILY
Jesus, Mary, Joseph!
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, bless us now and at the hour of our death.