The Secret of Happiness Prayers and It’s Amazing Promises

The Secret of Happiness Prayers

The practice of the Fifteen Prayers is called The Secret of Happiness because of its blessed effects on the lives of many throughout the centuries. Its title arouses interest, but at the same time reflection. A person who undertakes this religious exercise for a year, will recite as many prayers throughout this time as our Savior received blows during his Sorrowful Passion. Lord Jesus Christ added promises to the prayers for the benefit of those who will say them with deep faith and devotion. Our Savior used St. Bridget of Sweden to deliver this gift to people open to the call of grace.

Origin of The Secret of Happiness Prayers

The Secret of Happiness Prayers by St Bridget

According to biographers, the apparition took place in Rome, the capital of Christianity, in Basilica of St. Paul. St Bridget claimed she had a conversation with the Crucified Christ. To this day you can see a life-size Crucifix by Peter Cavallini, in front of which she had the revelation.

St Bridget wondered for a long time how many blows Jesus Christ received during his Passion. During the revelation she received the answer:

“I received 5480 blows on My Body. If you wish to honor them in some way, say 15 Our Fathers and 15 Hail Marys with the following Prayers for a whole year. When the year is up, you will have honored each one of My Wounds.”

The Secret of Happiness has a remarkable impact. People who accept it with a sincere and hot heart will experience an inner transformation. I have heard the opinion that no one succeeds in saying this prayer in full the first time, but I will tell you my little secret. It’s possible. Whole year seams like a long time, but it’s worth it. When you start praying, you will see why. And the promises are definitely worth it.

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21 Amazing Promises of our Lord for those who recite the 15 prayers

1. I will deliver 15 souls of his lineage from Purgatory.

2. 15 souls of his lineage will be confirmed and preserved in grace.

3. 15 sinners of his lineage will be converted.

4. Whoever recites these prayers will attain the first degree of perfection.

5. 15 days before his death I will give him My Precious Body in order that he may escape eternal starvation; I will give him My Precious Blood to drink lest he thirst eternally.

6. 15 days before his death he will feel a deep contrition for all his sins and will have a perfect knowledge of them.

7. I will place before him the sign of My Victorious Cross for his help and defense against the attacks of his enemies.

8. Before his death I shall come with My Dearest Beloved Mother.

9. I shall graciously receive his soul, and will lead it into eternal joys.

10. And having led it there I shall give him a special drought from the fountain of My Deity, something I will not give for those who have not recited My Prayers.

11. Let it be known that whoever may have been living in a state of mortal sin for 30 years, but who will recite devoutly, or have the intention to recite these Prayers, the Lord will forgive him all his sins.

12. I shall protect him from strong temptations.

13. I shall preserve and guard his 5 senses.

14. I shall preserve him from sudden death.

15. His soul will be delivered from eternal death.

16. He will obtain all he asks for from God and the Blessed Virgin.

17. If he has lived all his life doing his own will and he is to die the next day, his life will be prolonged.

18. Every time one recites these prayers he gains 100 days indulgence.

19. He is assured of being joined to the Supreme Choir of Angels.

20. Whoever teaches these prayers to another, will have continuous joy and merit which will endure eternally.

21. Where these prayers are being said or will be said in the future, God is present with His grace.

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The Secret of Happiness Prayers

First Prayer

O Jesus Christ! Eternal Sweetness to those who love Thee, joy surpassing all joy and all desire, Salvation and Hope of all sinners, Who hast proved that Thou hast no greater desire than to be among men, even assuming human nature at the fullness of time for the love of men, recall all the sufferings Thou hast endured from the instant of Thy conception, and especially during Thy Passion, as it was decreed and ordained from eternity in the Divine plan.

Remember, O Lord, that during the Last Supper with Thy disciples having washed their feet, Thou gavest them Thy Most Precious Body and Blood, and while at the same time Thou didst sweetly console them, Thou didst foretell them Thy coming Passion.

Remember the sadness and bitterness which Thou didst experience in St BridgetThy Soul as Thou Thyself bore witness saying: “My Soul is sorrowful even unto death.” Remember all the fear, anguish and pain that Thou didst suffer in Thy delicate Body before the torment of the Crucifixion, when, after having prayed three times, bathed in a sweat of blood, Thou wast betrayed by Judas, Thy disciple, arrested by the people of a nation Thou hadst chosen and elevated, accused by false witnesses, unjustly judged by three judges during the flower of Thy youth and during the solemn Paschal season.

Remember that Thou wast despoiled of Thy garments and clothed in those of derision; that Thy Face and Eyes were veiled, that Thou wast buffeted, crowned with thorns, a reed placed in Thy Hands, that Thou wast crushed with blows and overwhelmed with affronts and outrages.

In memory of all these pains and sufferings which Thou didst endure before Thy Passion on the Cross, grant me before my death, true contrition, a sincere and entire confession, worthy satisfaction and the remission all my sins.

1 x Our Father, 1 x Hail Mary

Sigh: Jesus, my love, Be glorified and Have mercy on me!

Second Prayer

O Jesus! True liberty of angels, paradise of delights, remember the horror and sadness which Thou didst endure when Thy enemies, like furious lions, surrounded Thee, and by thousands of insults, spits, blows, lacerations and other unheard-of cruelties, tormented Thee at will.

In consideration of these torments and insulting words, I beseech Thee, O my Savior, to deliver me from all my enemies, visible and invisible, and to bring me, under Thy protection, to the perfection of eternal salvation.

1 x Our Father, 1 x Hail Mary

Sigh: Jesus, my love, Be glorified and Have mercy on me!

Third Prayer

O Jesus! Creator of Heaven and earth Whom nothing can encompass or limit, Thou Who dost enfold and hold all under Thy loving power, remember the very bitter pain Thou didst suffer when the Jews nailed Thy Sacred Hands and Feet to the Cross by blow after blow with big blunt nails, and not finding Thee in a pitiable enough state to satisfy their rage, they enlarged thy Wounds, and added pain to pain, and with indescribable cruelty stretched Thy Body on the Cross, pulling Thee from all sides, thus dislocating Thy limbs.

I beg of Thee, O Jesus, by the memory of this most Loving suffering of the Cross, to grant me the grace to fear Thee and to Love Thee.

1 x Our Father, 1 x Hail Mary

Sigh: Jesus, my love, Be glorified and Have mercy on me!

Fourth Prayer

O Jesus! Heavenly Physician, raised aloft on the Cross to heal our wounds with Thine, remember the bruises which Thou didst suffer and the weakness of all Thy Members which were distended to such a degree that never was there pain like unto Thine.

From the crown of Thy Head to the Soles of Thy Feet there was not one spot on Thy Body that was not in torment, and yet, forgetting all Thy sufferings, Thou didst not cease to pray to Thy Heavenly Father for Thy enemies, saying: “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”

Through this great Mercy, and in memory of this suffering, grant that the remembrance of Thy Most Bitter Passion may effect in us a perfect contrition and the remission of all our sins.

1 x Our Father, 1 x Hail Mary

Sigh: Jesus, my love, Be glorified and Have mercy on me!

Fifth Prayer

O Jesus! Mirror of eternal splendor, remember the sadness which Thou experienced, when contemplating in the light of Thy Divinity the predestination of those who would be saved by the merits of Thy Sacred Passion, Thou didst see at the same time, the great multitude of reprobates who would be damned for their sins, and Thou didst complain bitterly of those hopeless, lost, and unfortunate sinners.

Through this abyss of compassion and pity, and especially through the goodness which Thou displayed to the good thief when Thou saidst to him: “This day, thou shalt be with Me in Paradise.” I beg of Thee, O Sweet Jesus, that at the hour of my death, Thou wilt show me mercy”.

1 x Our Father, 1 x Hail Mary

Sigh: Jesus, my love, Be glorified and Have mercy on me!

Sixth Prayer

O Jesus! Beloved and most desirable King, remember the grief Thou didst suffer, when naked and like a common criminal, Thou wast fastened and raised on the Cross, when all Thy relatives and friends abandoned Thee, except Thy Beloved Mother, who remained close to Thee during Thy agony and whom Thou didst entrust to Thy faithful disciple when Thou saidst to Mary: “Woman, behold thy son!”, and to St. John: “Son, behold thy Mother!”.

I beg of Thee O my Savior, by the sword of sorrow which pierced the soul of Thy holy Mother, to have compassion on me in all my afflictions and tribulations, both corporal and spiritual, and to assist me in all my trials, andSaint Bridget of Sweden especially at the hour of my death.

1 x Our Father, 1 x Hail Mary

Sigh: Jesus, my love, Be glorified and Have mercy on me!

Seventh Prayer

O Jesus! Inexhaustible Fountain of compassion, Who by a profound gesture of Love, said from the Cross: “I thirst”, suffered from the thirst for the salvation of the human race.

I beg of Thee, O my Savior, to inflame in our hearts the desire to tend toward perfection in all our acts, and to extinguish in us the concupiscence of the flesh and the ardor of worldly desires.

1 x Our Father, 1 x Hail Mary

Sigh: Jesus, my love, Be glorified and Have mercy on me!

Eighth Prayer

O Jesus! Sweetness of hearts, delight of the spirit, by the bitterness of the gall and vinegar which Thou didst taste on the Cross for Love of us, grant us the grace to receive worthily Thy Precious Body and Blood during our life and at the hour of our death, that they may serve as a remedy and consolation for our souls.

1 x Our Father, 1 x Hail Mary

Sigh: Jesus, my love, Be glorified and Have mercy on me!

Ninth Prayer

O Jesus! Royal virtue, joy of the mind, recall the pain Thou didst endure when plunged in an ocean of bitterness at the approach of death, insulted, outraged by the Jews, Thou didst cry out in a loud voice that Thou wast abandoned by Thy Father, saying: “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”

Through this anguish, I beg of Thee, O my Savior, not to abandon me in the terrors and pains of my death.

1 x Our Father, 1 x Hail Mary

Sigh: Jesus, my love, Be glorified and Have mercy on me!

Tenth Prayer

O Jesus! Who art the beginning and the end of all things, life and virtue, remember that for our sakes Thou wast plunged in an abyss of suffering from the soles of Thy Feet to the crown of Thy Head.

In consideration of the enormity of Thy Wounds, teach me to keep, through pure love, Thy Commandments, whose way is wide and easy for those who love Thee.

1 x Our Father, 1 x Hail Mary

Sigh: Jesus, my love, Be glorified and Have mercy on me!

Eleventh Prayer

O Jesus! Deep abyss of mercy, I beg of Thee, in memory of Thy Wounds which penetrated to the very marrow of Thy Bones and to the depth of Thy being, to draw me, a miserable sinner, overwhelmed by my offenses, away from sin and to hide me from Thy Face justly irritated against me; hide me in Thy Wounds, until Thy anger and just indignation shall have passed away.

1 x Our Father, 1 x Hail Mary

Sigh: Jesus, my love, Be glorified and Have mercy on me!

Twelfth Prayer

O Jesus! Mirror of truth, symbol of unity, link of charity, remember the multitude of wounds with which Thou wast covered from head to foot, torn and reddened by the spilling of Thy adorable Blood.

O great and universal pain which Thou didst suffer in Thy virginal flesh for love of us! Sweetest Jesus! What is there that Thou couldst have done for us which Thou hast not done?

May the fruit of Thy sufferings be renewed in my soul by the faithful remembrance of Thy Passion, and may Thy love increase in my heart each day until I see Thee in eternity, Thou Who art the treasury of every real good and every joy, which I beg Thee to grant me, O sweetest Jesus, in Heaven.

1 x Our Father, 1 x Hail Mary

Sigh: Jesus, my love, Be glorified and Have mercy on me!

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Thirteenth Prayer

O Jesus! Strong lion, immortal and invincible King, remember the pain Thou didst endure when all Thy strength, both moral and physical, was entirely exhausted; Thou didst bow Thy Head, saying: “It is consummated”.

Through this anguish and grief, I beg of Thee Lord Jesus, to have mercy on me at the hour of my death when my mind will be greatly troubled and my soul will be in anguish.

1 x Our Father, 1 x Hail Mary

Sigh: Jesus, my love, Be glorified and Have mercy on me!

Fourteenth Prayer

O Jesus! Only Son of the Father, splendor and figure of His Substance, remember the simple and humble recommendation Thou didst make of Thy Soul to Thy Eternal Father, saying: “Father, into Thy Hands I commend My Spirit!” And with Thy Body all torn, and Thy Heart broken, and the bowels of Thy Mercy open to redeem us, Thou didst expire.

By this Precious Death, I beg of Thee O King of Saints, to comfort me and help me to resist the devil, the flesh and the world, so that being dead to the world, I may live for Thee alone.

I beg of Thee at the hour of my death to receive me, a pilgrim and an exile returning to Thee.

1 x Our Father, 1 x Hail Mary

Sigh: Jesus, my love, Be glorified and Have mercy on me!

Fifteenth Prayer

O Jesus! True and faithful Vine! remember the abundant outpouring of Blood which Thou didst so generously shed, pressed down and running over as the grape crushed in the wine press.

From Thy side, pierced with a lance by a soldier, blood and water issued forth until there was not left in Thy Body a single drop, and finally, like a bundle of myrrh lifted to the very top of the cross, Thy delicate flesh was destroyed, the very substance of Thy Body withered, and the marrow of Thy bones dried up.

Through this bitter Passion and through the outpouring of Thy Precious Blood, I beg of Thee, O sweet Jesus, to pierce my heart, so that my tears of penitence and love may be my bread night and day.

May I be converted entirely to Thee, may my heart be Thy perpetual resting place, may my conversation be pleasing to Thee, and may the end of my life be so praiseworthy that I may merit heaven and there, with Thy saints, praise Thee forever.

1 x Our Father, 1 x Hail Mary

Sigh: Jesus, my love, Be glorified and Have mercy on me!The Secret of Happiness Prayers

 


Approbation

The Prayers and Promises were copied from a book printed in Toulouse in 1740 and published by the Father Adrien Parvilliers of the Society of Jesus, Apostolic Missionary of the Holy Land, with the approbation, permission and recommendation to spread the devotion.

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