Our Prayers

Prayer of the Knights

O Lord, In memory of the five wounds that we carry on our insignia we pray to You. Give us the strength to love all beings of the world that Our Father has created; and, more so, our enemies.

Free our souls and hearts from sin, from partiality, from egoism and from cowardice so that we can be worthy of your sacrifice of love.

Let Your Holy Spirit fall upon us all, the Knights and Dames of the Holy Sepulchre, so that it may render us as convinced and sincere ambassadors of Peace and Love among our brothers and sisters and, especially, among all those who do not believe in You. Give us Faith to face all the problems of everyday life and to deserve the day to approach Your presence humbly but without fear. AMEN.

Daily Prayer

Lord Jesus, who has willed to call me to the Ranks of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, I humbly ask You, by the intercession of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, of Saint Joseph, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and all the Saints, to help me to remain faithful to the traditions of our Order, in practicing and defending the Catholic, Apostolic and Roman Religion against impiety and in exercising charity to my Neighbor and above all to the poor and sick in the Holy Land.

Grant to me and my confreres the grace to support by prayer and sacrifice the maintenance of the Holy Places and the work of His Beatitude the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem. Give me the strength to be able to execute these desires with a truly Christian spirit, for The Glory of God, the peace of the world, and the good of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. AMEN.

Our Lady, Queen of Palestine, Pray for us and all the peoples of the Lands made sacred by your Son's Life, Death, and Resurrection. AMEN.

Prayer to Our Lady Queen of Palestine

O Mary Immaculate, Sweet Queen of Heaven and Earth, here we prostrate at the feet of Thy royale throne, fully confident in your goodness and in Thy power illuminated, we beg Thee to turn Thy compassionate gaze on Palestine, the land that is Thine more then any other, because Thou has adorned it with Thy birth, with Thy virtues, with Thy pains; this land where Thou has given the world The Divine Redeemer.

Remember that in this land God chose Thee to be our Mother and a dispenser of grace. Watch over Thy earthly homeland, wrap it in Thy very special protection. Dispel the darkness of error where shone the eternal Sun of Justice. Grant that the promise of Thy Divine Son to form one flock under one shepherd is soon fulfilled.

Deign finally to obtain for all of us the grace to serve God in holiness and righteousness all the days of our lives, so that in the hour of our death, to the merits of Jesus and Thy maternal assistance we may pass from to the heavenly Jerusalem. So be it.

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