O Glorious Saint Matthias, in God’s design it fell upon you to take the place of the unfortunate Judas who betrayed his Master.
You were selected by the twofold sign of the uprightness of your life and the call of the Holy Spirit.
Obtain for us the grace to practice the same uprightness of life and to be called by that same Spirit to wholehearted service of the Church.
Help us remember that Jesus chose you, like us, not for what you were but because of what you would become through His grace.
Please help all who struggle with the addiction of alcoholism to experience this same grace and come to live in the serenity and joy of a life surrendered to God.
In Jesus’ name we pray.
Just a heads up reminder that the Feast of the Sacred Heart is coming up on June 8th, which means that the Sacred Heart Novena has begun. (Either today or tomorrow. As I’ve said before, I can never figure out when a novena begins. I ‘swear’some begin 10 days prior to the date, other 9.) Anyway, the website Pray More Novenas has a great one for you to use. Just click on that link, it’ll take you right to it (they say it begins today.).
Everything I’ve blogged about before, on the Sacred Heart: Sacred Heart Posts Archive
Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! “The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics” and “The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts” (Thank you!!)
New Year Prayers: Thanks for the Past Year | For a Blessing on the New Year
Angels Prayers: Aspiration | St. Gertrude’s Guardian Angel Prayer | Angel Guardian | Guardian Angel | Help Against Spiritual Enemies | Holy Guardian Angels | Our Lady, Queen of Angels | To the Holy Archangel Who Strengthened Our Lord in His Agony | Prayer of the Church Concerning St. Gabriel | St. Gabriel, for Intercession | St. Gabriel, for Others | Holy Michael, the Archangel, Defend Us in Battle | St. Michael, For Powerful Aid | St. Michael, For Protection of the Church | St. Michael, For Personal Protection | St. Raphael | St. Raphael, Angel of Happy Meetings | Thanks to My Guardian Angel
Prayers that are Blessings: Blessing of a Bedroom | When Using Holy Water Career Prayers: Choosing a State of Life | For the Sanctification of Labor | Success in Work | For Vocations Prayers to Christ: Christ, King of the Universe | Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus | You are Christ | A Visit with Jesus | St. Louis De Montfort’s Prayer to Jesus | Head of Jesus | Shoulder Wound Christmas Prayers: Christmas Novena Prayers Regarding the Church: For the Lord’s Cleansing, Defense, and Governance of the Church | Preservation of the Faith Communion Prayers: Act of Spiritual Communion | Before Communion | For Peace before Holy Communion | For Holy Communion | Prayers before Holy Communion | Prayers after Holy Communion | Prayers for Altar Servers Prayers of Confession: Act of Contrition | Before Confession | After Confession Consolation: Prayer of Solace Prayers of the Cross: Litany in Honor of the Holy Cross | A Salesian Way of the Cross | The Cross Is . . . | Friends of the Cross | More Prayers by St. Francis de Sales (including Direction of Intention, Confidence in God, Your Cross, and a prayer to God about the crosses we carry) | Prayer before a Crucifix Danger: In Time of Danger Devotion: Offering and Prayer of St. Ignatius Loyola | God Suffices Dying: For the Sick near Death | To Our Lord for a Happy Death Easter: Easter Morning Evening: Evening Prayers Faith: Act of Faith Family: Consecration to the Holy Family | For the Consecration of Families to the Sacred Heart | For the Family | For Fathers | A Husband’s Prayer | Motherhood | When Nursing or Feeding | Parents’ Prayer for Their Children | A Wife’s Prayer | Prayer of Spouses for Each Other Healing: For the Sick | For Those Who Suffer | For Healing | St. Peregrine Holiness: Chastity | For Holiness Holy Spirit: St. Augustine to the Holy Spirit | For Enlightenment | Pentecost Sunday Sequence | Prayer To The Holy Spirit | For the Gifts of the Holy Spirit | To the Holy Spirit | Veni Creator Home: For Protection Against Fires | For the Home Hope: Act of Hope Intercession: To Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus for the Conversion of Russia | Deliver Them from Purgatory | Watch, O Lord | In Loving Memory | For the Most Forgotten Soul Joseph: About St. Joseph | Memorare to Saint Joseph | To St. Joseph for Protection | St. Joseph by Pope St. Pius X | Prayer to St. Joseph Lent: A Country Prayer for Lent | Short Prayers for Lent Life: For the Dignity of Human Life | To Protect Life | Mary, Mother of the Unborn Love: Love Notes from Lovers of the Lord | Act of Love | Love of God | I Came to You Late | St. Teresa of Avila | Scriptural Valentines Martyrs: North American Martyrs | Polycarp Prayers Mary: O Virgin Immaculate, Mother of God and my Mother | O My Most Sweet Mother, How Shall I Die? | We Fly to Thy Patronage | For the Beatification of Jacinta Marto | Immaculate Conception | Aspirations to Mary | Consecration to Mary | Mary’s Consent | Silence of Mary | Ancient Prayer to the Virgin | To Our Lady, Assumed into Heaven | Our Blessed Mother | Immaculate Heart of Mary | St. Louis De Montfort’s Prayer to Mary | Hail, Holy Queen | Hail Mary | Memorare | Our Lady of The Sacred Heart | Greeting Mary | Annunciation, by John Donne Mass: Before Mass | St. Ambrose Before Mass Meals: Grace Before and After Meals Meditation: Arrows Morning: At the Day’s Beginning | Fatima Morning Offering | Morning Offering | Morning Offering to the Sacred Heart | Morning and Evening | Upon Arising From Sleep Peace: Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace | For Peace Perseverance: Final Perseverance Praise: Divine Praises | Gloria | Golden Arrow | Litany of Praise | Prayer of Praise | Psalm by Steven J. Moses Repentance: To Redeem Lost Time Requests: To Saint Thomas Aquinas for Catholic Schools | A Prayer in Autumn for Country Living | For the Heart of a Child | Help Me to See the Way | Our Father | I Want to See | Shine Through Me Saints: St. Alphonsus de Liguori | St. Anne | St. Anthony | St. Barnabas | St. Blase | St. John Bosco | Cyril of Alexandria | Nine Prayers to St. Dymphna | St. Dymphna | St. Francis of Assisi | St. Francis de Sales | St. Patrick | St. Peter | Turibius de Mongrovejo, Bishop | St. Jude | St. Rita of Cascia | St. Martin de Porres | St. Romuald, Abbot | Blessed Josemaria Escriva | St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Salvation: Graces Necessary for Salvation Service: Pope Paul VI | Selflessness Study: Before Study or Instructions | For Students Travel: Blessing of an Automobile | Before Starting On A Journey | For Travelers Trinity: Trinity Prayer Weakness: In Times of Weakness, Trial, Tribulation | Young Heart Wedding Prayers: Nuptial Blessing Longer | Nuptial Blessing Shorter | Wedding Blessing
A Prayer for Friends | Mary’s Crown: A New Litany of Mary | The Confiteor | Mother Teresa Prayer Page | Prayer to Blessed Luigi Guanella | Kitchen Prayer | Most Holy Apostle St.Jude Thaddeus | Good Morning, Sweet Mary | (Mis?)Carried to Heaven | A Motorcyclist’s Prayer | The Start of My Day | Prayer of an Altar Server | Nana | Prayer to St. Jude for our Child who is Sick | Prayer for the Salvation of the World | Star of the Sea, Seafarers Prayers | My Prayer to Our Mother Mary | Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary | Hail, Virgin and Mother | Prayer to St. Gemma Galgani | Prayer for Lost Things | Family Prayer to the Holy Family | Dorothy’s Morning Prayer | The Angelus | Single Mother Prayer to Become a Godly Wife | Prayer of Thanksgiving to Jesus and Mary | My Inheritance | Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary | Soul Search of a Bride to Be and how a prayer on this site, And God Said . . . No, helped her decide what to do | Reverence for Motherhood, A Prayer for Peace | Prayer for the Gifted | Because of Your Mercy | St. Denis’s Prayer | Jesus Forgive Us | Guard and protect me St Joseph each day | Jesus, Lord, I love you | God bless those I love | Let Nothing Disturb Thee (Blessing by St. Teresa of Avila, Spain) | Communion Prayers | For the Beatification of Sebastian Râle | O Blessed Padre Pio | Prayer to Mother Teresa of Calcutta | Daily Offering | Prayer for Priests | Marian Year Prayer (from 1953-54) | Heartbeat Reparation Prayer | St. Joseph Cenacle A Prayer for Peace | Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue | The Newman Prayer | A Creed For Those Who Have Suffered | Trust in God | Prayer for Single Mothers | Prayer Before the Way of the Cross | A Recovering Alcoholic’s Prayer | Five Minute Rosary | I Said a Prayer for You Today | Nicene Creed | Learning Christ | To Defeat the Work of Satan | When Using Holy Water (revised) | Fatima Prayer | Prayer for the Reconciliation of Protestants | For All Humanity | Love Notes from Lovers of the Lord | Scriptural Valentines | Prayers from the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Prayers of Margaret A. Davidson: Blessings Upon You | Knotted Rope | My Soul is the Infant | Skinned Knee | Prayer of Spouses | This Day | This Day, Our Gift | Timothy | Waiting for Your Healing | Healing – Introduction | Hear Me, Father