Prayers are petals of love that we offer to God, with the hope that we will be able to grow in charity. When we make sacrifices to God, along with our prayers, we become more like Christ, who offered forgiveness of our sins and who is the sweetest aroma of Love. – Gianna Elms, LCSW
I will be adding information about this topic here and on The Messenger blog portion of my website.
If you have specific questions, please follow the guidelines outlined policy regarding Communications.
*Stay tuned for specific instructions on how to use Careful Contemplation. There’s some brief information on my services page for Catholic Psychotherapy, which describes Mental Prayer and also the FAQs section of that same page about, “Do you use any other methods?”
Catholic Prayer by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. [External Link]. This source includes several additional self-help resources to help you grow and protect yourself through prayer.
The Holy Face of Jesus is in the Eucharist. Touch Him with a kiss. – Gianna Elms, LCSW
I will be adding information about the following topics here and also on The Messenger blog portion of my website. Some of these topics are discussed from the perspective of Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. on the link provided titled Catholic Prayer under the section above titled Learning to Pray. This section is devoted to commentary by me on these topics, and specifically how you can use ‘Careful Contemplation’ with each.
- The Creeds
- Liturgical Seasons
- The Liturgy of the Hours (Breviary), is also known as the Divine Office or Work of God (Opus Dei), is the daily prayer of the Church, marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer.
- Holy Mass is the highest form of prayer that we can participate in because the Holy Catholic Church (as well as any Orthodox church that is in full communion with the Catholic Church) is the only place where you can be in the Real Presence of God…Body Blood, Soul, and Divinity, which Christ IS the Real Presence (hidden) in the Eucharist. Participation in the Holy Mass requires our physical presence, unless we are incapable. *There are very few legitimate reasons for not being in the Real Presence and fear of COVID-19 is not one of them. You should also be saying praying the Leonine Prayers privately after every Mass.
If you have any specific questions, please follow the guidelines outlined on my policy regarding Communications.
Become a lover of Christ and like Christ. – Gianna Elms, LCSW
Content similar to what you see here will be added. Additionally, other information on the topic will be added. Devotional prayers are listed in alphabetical order based on the first word of the title of the author and/or publisher. Although, some of the traditional prayers, such as the Salve Regina, Holy Rosary (Latin) and Other Meditations such as Franciscan, the 3 o’clock Prayer with the Stations of the Cross, and the Divine Mercy chaplet are not currently on here, it’s due to time constraints related to making commentary, adaptations, and/or translations available to all.
Note, some of the external links for traditional prayers may change, as time allows for me to translate and/or locate other translations. English (United States), Latin, and Español (Spanish) are the first three priorities for all of the prayers. Additional translations may follow with disability related accommodations such as a YouTube video links with closed-captioning and American Sign Language as some examples, so long as doing so does not violate the copyrights of any of the original authors or those who have adapted any of the prayers below. Additional devotionals that you may not be familiar will also be added.
Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Adapted by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. [External Link]
Before Eating Includes an Adapted Prayer by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D., which you could use as you learn to eat a more austere diet. [External Link]
Comfort in the Cross by Gianna Elms, LCSW
Divine Praises Adapted by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. [External Link]
Hail Mary (Ave Maria) English (United States) and Latin [External Link]
Memoráre Adapted and Translated by Gianna Elms, LCSW. English (United States), Latin, and Español (Spanish).
Our Father (Pater Noster) English (United States) and Latin [External Link]
Our Lady of the New Jubilee Adapted by Gianna Elms, LCSW. Originally known as Our Lady of Good Remedy.
Prayer Against Satan and the Rebellious Angels Adapted by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. [External Link]
Prayer for Deliverance from the Tyranny of Evil Adapted and Condensed Version of another prayer that was previously adapted by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. [External Link]
Prayer for Deliverance from the Tyranny of False Beliefs by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. [External Link]
Prayer in Sorrow for Abortion by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. [External Link]
Prayer of Protection from False Doctrine Adapted by Gianna Elms, LCSW. English (United States) and Latin.
Prayer of Saint Gianna Adapted by Gianna Elms, LCSW. – This is a prayer for surrender to God’s will.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit Adapted by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. [External Link] – This is a good prayer to say, with the intention, that the Holy Spirit may guide you, just before you select what to read, study, and later engage in Careful Contemplation for purposes of psychological and spiritual healing.
The Angelus and the Regina Coeli English (United States) and Latin. [External Link]
The Chaplet of Saint Michael the Archangel Adapted by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. [External Link]
The Golden Rope A Prayer to Overcome Procrastination and Self-Sabotage by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. [External Link]
The Holy Rosary English (United States) Step-by-Step Instructions with Scriptural References, Commentary and a Notation of Private Meditations by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. [External Link] – Note: Dr. Richmond does not include the fruit of the mysteries that he mediates, privately. See the link below to review his options for prayer cards if you are interested and consider the booklet, “Some Necessary Catholic Prayers” if you are interested. *Other versions of The Holy Rosary may be added here soon.
The Jesus Prayer English (United States) [External Link] – This is the correct way to say this prayer. There is no need to add words like, “a poor sinner”. I’ve heard this from people who have ‘false humility’ also known as ‘pride’, which comes from the Fall and anger. It’s actually an ‘obstruction’ to spiritual growth because it takes away from the real meaning of “The Jesus Prayer”, which is Mercy.
The Leonine Prayers English (United States) and Latin [External Link] – Remember to hold in your heart any particular person who you have hurt deeply, but especially by name as an addendum to the Collect that you should be saying privately after every Mass.
The Litany of Chastity by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. [External Link] – This is a prayer for deliverance from impurity of heart.
The Litany of Humility Adapted by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. [External Link] – You could pray this before your sessions, so that you may not be so inclined to ‘filter’ so much of your speech.
The Sign of the Cross English (United States) and Latin [External Link]
Waking Prayers Adapted from traditional Catholic and Orthodox prayers by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. [External Link]
Replace hate with little petals of love. – Gianna Elms, LCSW
Traditional and adapted prayers will soon be made available in the form of a small prayer booklet(s) and/or prayer cards.
I also recommend the prayer cards, prayer booklets, books, and the relaxation recording by Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. You can find out more about purchasing Dr. Richmond’s books, original and adapted prayers, and guided imagery to help with insomnia and relaxation, the Catholic way.
Contact me if you have any interest in purchasing the traditional and adapted prayers that I will soon be making available, but please be honest with your soul and make a donation in gratitude for what you have learned from my websites, prior to contacting me.
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