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7 Short invocations to pray during Lent


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Philip Kosloski - published on 03/15/22

These little prayers can help keep the spirit of Lent in your heart and mind.

The Church retains an ancient tradition of praying short invocations throughout the day to keep our minds and hearts fixed on God. This is an especially good and holy practice to try during the season of Lent.

Lent is a long season, and at times we may find ourselves not being attentive to its spirit, busying ourselves about many other things.

One way to combat this temptation is to pray short invocations that can bring us back to God.

Here are 7 such prayers that the Church proposes for us during Lent.

1Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner.

2Mother of Sorrows, pray for us

3Hail, O Cross, our only hope.

4Father, into your hands I commend my spirit

5We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you; because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

6O Heart of Jesus, burning with love for us, inflame our hearts with love for you.

7O Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in you

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