A Renewal of Baptismal Promises to Gain the Grace of Purity

Chas,

Here is something you might want to immediately post on your blog.  My very good friend and totally awesome priest Fr. David Poulson – diocese of Erie – told me he dreamed this prayer one night and woke up and wrote it down.  It’s super cool!

Peace brother!
PS – happy Father’s Day!!!
Yours in Christ Jesus,
Tom

A Renewal of Baptismal Promises to Gain the Grace of Purity

(Prepare by going to confession and holy communion.)

Almighty and all loving God, who have been so merciful and compassionate to me, while I have been an ungrateful and faithless sinner, today I solemnly make use of my free will, which is your gift to me. I renounce Satan, and all his works, and all his empty promises. In particular, I renounce any influence that I have allowed him to have in the past over my senses, especially the senses of sight and touch, over my imagination and memory and over my sexual faculty. I renew my baptismal promises in which I solemnly renounce him. I profess my faith in God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, and I promise to serve God faithfully in His Holy Catholic Church. In the power of the Holy Ghost, I profess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father. I invite Jesus to exercise the sovereign authority, that He won by the shedding of His blood, to rule over my body, soul and spirit. I willingly place myself, whole and entire, beneath Jesus’ feet and accept His Lordship over my life. I consecrate myself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the chaste heart of St. Joseph. I consecrate myself to the holy archangels, Saint Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael and to my guardian angel and invite them to crush Satan and his minions beneath my feet, to bind them and cast them into the outer darkness where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. I consecrate myself to my baptismal and confirmation patrons, Saints __________and __________and invite them to take holy possession of me. I rely on their intercession to enable me to do God’s will with my every thought, word and deed. I make these renunciations, professions, invitations, and consecrations permanently and irrevocably in the Most Holy Name of Jesus. Amen.

(Make both the great and small signs of the cross with holy water.)

Thank you Tom and Fr. Poulson

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