The Five Way Medal Imagery
The five way medal is in the shape of the cross and each bar of the cross depicts a holy image:
The five-way cross is a reminder to Christians of the sanctity of the Holy Family, the grace given to all people by the Holy Spirit, and the protection of St. Christopher as they travel to work, home, or go on vacations.
- † Top – Sacred Heart of Jesus
- † Bottom – The Miraculous Medal
- † Left – St. Joseph holding Jesus
- † Right – St. Christopher
- † Center – The Holy Spirit
Prayers to Each of the Five Way Cross Images
- AN ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Oh dear Sacred Heart of Jesus, I give You my whole heart. I see Your Heart on fire for love of me. I want to be in this fiery furnace and know the love of God. Take me, Jesus. Use me as Your little servant to spread Your love to this world. I give myself entirely to You and I ask the Holy Spirit to make me more like You. I want to be a little child of the Father. I give You my heart, keep me in Your Heart and teach me Your way of love. Amen
- THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL
O Virgin Mother of God, Mary Immaculate, We dedicate and consecrate ourselves to you under the title of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. May this Medal be for each one of us a sure sign of your affection for us and a constant reminder of our duties toward you. Ever while wearing it, may we be blessed by your loving protection and preserved in the grace of your Son. O Most Powerful Virgin, Mother of Our Savior, keep us close to you every moment of our lives. Obtain for us, your children, the grace of a happy death; so that in union with you, we may enjoy the bliss of Heaven forever. Amen.
- MEMORARE TO SAINT JOSEPH
Remember, most pure spouse of the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, our beloved patron, never was it known that anyone invoked your protection and sought your aid without being comforted. Inspired with this confidence, I come to you and commend myself to you. Do not despise my petition, dear foster father of our Redeemer, but accept them graciously and pray for me to adopted Son, Our Lord.
- THE MOTORIST'S PRAYER
Grant me O Lord a steady hand and watchful eye. That no one shall be hurt as I pass by. Thou gavest life, I pray no act of mine May take away or mar that gift of Thine. Shelter those, dear Lord, who bear me company, From the evils of fire and all calamity. Teach me to use my car for others need; Nor miss through love of undue speed The beauty of the world; that thus I may With joy and courtesy go on my way. St. Christopher, holy patron of travelers, protect me and lead me safely to my destiny.
- St. Augustine's Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen.
|The 5 way medal gives Christians a way to pray to the Holy Family, the Holy Spirit, and St. Christopher, asking for safety and grace as they live their daily lives.
Five Way Medal