Saint Sebastian Chaplet Prayers
On the Medal Pray
Dear Commander at the Roman Emperor's court, you chose to be also a soldier of Christ and dared to spread faith in the King of Kings - for which you were condemned to die. Your body; however, proved athletically strong and the executing arrows extremely weak. So another means to kill you was chosen and you gave your life to the Lord. May athletes be always as strong in their faith as their Patron Saint so clearly has been. Amen.
On Each Bead of the First Set of Three, 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 Each Bead of the Second Set of Three, 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 Each Bead of the Third Set of Three, 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
Glorious Saint Sebastian, you, who enjoy God’s favor, what a splendid example you gave to us by your life of prayer, sacrifice, suffering and martyrdom. Saint Sebastian, friend and helper of farmers, who did so often avert illnesses and pestilences by your intercession, you are also a powerful helper in the battles against sin, lukewarmness, loose morals and human respect.
We now beseech you with childlike confidence, O Saint Sebastian, our holy heavenly friend. Make us strong and joyful in faith, give us perseverance, obtain for us to be humble and content in living a simple, orderly life that is pleasing in the sight of the Almighty. Protect us from sin, from obvious and from secret vices and passions. Shield us from being quarrelsome and from drinking excessively, from being immoderate and from sloth, from jealousy, hard-heartedness, superstition and any kind of dishonesty. Bless livestock, life, livelihoods, forests, pastures and the entire countryside. Intercede, we entreat you, for thriving growth and against pestilences and illnesses. Strengthen us in our service for God, our fellow men and our country and, by your prayers, lead us all into our eternal country. Amen.