(Note: a priest has told me, " Sometimes you do find Catholics who have superstitious or at least quasi-superstitious ideas about certain "infallible" prayers and these should be avoided".) Caveat emptor.

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Unfailing prayers


DEAR HEART OF JESUS In the past I have asked for many favours, this time I ask for this special one. Take it dear Heart of Jesus and place it with your own broken heart where your Father will see it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say prayer for 3 days, promise publication and favor will be granted. Never known to fail.

Holy Spirit you who make me see everything and show me the way to reach my ideals. You who give me the divine gift to forgive and forget all that is done to me. You who are in all the instincts of my life. I, in this short dialogue, want to thank you for everything and affirm once more that I never want to be separated from you (name whatever your request is). Say this prayer for 3 days. After the third day, the request will be granted, no matter how difficult. Promising to publish the entire dialogue is a condition for granting your request

SACRED HEART of Jesus may your name be praised, adored and glorified throughout the world forever and ever. Amen. Say six times a day for nine days and your prayers will be answered before the ninth day, no matter how impossible. Don't forget to thank the Sacred Heart and promise publication with thanks. [Thanks! -- P.]


THE MEMORARE Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was ever left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come; before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.


PRAYER THAT NEVER FAILS. O Jesus who has said "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you" through the intercession of Mary, thy most Holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer will be granted (make request). O Jesus who said "All you ask of the Father in My name, He will grant you through the intercession of Mary, Thy most Holy Mother. I humbly and urgently ask thy Father in Thy name that my prayer be granted (make request). O Jesus, Who has said "Heaven and Earth shall pass away but my word shall not pass". Through the intercession of Mary, Thy most Holy Mother, I feel confident that my prayer will be granted (make request). Publication must be printed to make novena answer. Say each day for nine days. Publication must be promised.


PRAYER TO BLESSED VIRGIN (Never known to fail) O most Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God. Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein You are my Mother. O Holy Mary Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech You from the bottom of my heart to succour me in the necessity (make request) There are none that can withstand Your power. O show me herein You are my Mother. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee (three times). Holy Mother, I place this cause in your hands (three times.) (3 consecutive days) Publication must be made and promised in thanks for favours granted. Also thanksgiving to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Saint Theresa of the Little Flower. [Thanks all around! --P.]


O HOLY ST. JUDE, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, the faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in the time of need. To You I have recourse from the depths of my heart and humbly beg you to who, God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return I propose to make your name known and cause your name to be invoked. 3 Our Father's, 3 Hail Mary's, 3 Gloria's. St. Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Publication must be promised. This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said on nine consecutive days.

MAY the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us {OR} pray for us. {Saint Jude, Worker of miracles, pray for us.} Saint Jude, helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Say the prayer 8 times a day for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised.


5 DAY NOVENA TO ST TERESA of the Little Flower. Please pick me a rose from the Heavenly garden and send it to me with a message of love. Ask God to grant the message I implore and tell Him I love Him more and more. Prayer to be followed by 5 Our Father's, 5 Hail Mary's, 5 Gloria's. Prayer to be said by 11 am for 5 days and never fails. Publication must be promised.


PRAYER TO SAINT ANTHONY

O Holy Saint Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and charity for His creatures made you worthy when on earth to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I impmplore you to obtain for me... (Here mention your request.) The answer to my prayer may require a miracle; even so, you are the Saint of Miracles. O gentle and loving Saint Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms, and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen.



For your reference:

The Hail Mary: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

The Our Father: Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

The Gloria: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will. We praise Thee; we bless Thee; we adore Thee; we glorify Thee. We give Thee thanks for Thy great glory: O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father almighty. O Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son. O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, Thou, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Thou Who takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou Who sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For Thou alone art holy; Thou alone art the Lord; Thou alone, O Jesus Christ, together with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

The (Apostles') Creed: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.