Saint James the Greater Prayer Chaplet

Saint James the Greater Prayer Chaplet.
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Saint James the Greater Prayer Chaplet.

On the Medal Pray

O Glorious Saint James, because of your fervour and generosity Jesus chose you to witness his glory on the Mount and his agony in the Garden.  Obtain for us strength and consolation in the unending struggles of this life.  Help us to follow Christ constantly and generously, to be victors over all our difficulties, and to receive the crown of glory in heaven.

On the first bead of each set, Pray the Our Father

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.  Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.   Amen.

On the second bead of each set, Pray the Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On the third bead of each set, Pray the Glory Be

Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be; World without end.  Amen

On the Crucifix Pray

O Gentile Jesus, Saint James was one of Your first apostles, but he started out as an impulsive, self-centred man.  He dared to ask You for a place of honour in Your kingdom, and he wanted You to destroy the villages that had rejected You, but eventually he developed a true understanding of holiness.  I ask him to pray that my humility grows stronger than my pride, that I submit my will to Your will, and that when I speak, my words reveal Your gentleness and love.  Restrain me when I want to rush ahead, and give me a broader perspective when I'm seeing things through a narrow, limit view.  Saint James, pray for me.