Prayers

Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with Your most gracious favor, and further us with Your continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in You, we may glorify Your holy Name, and finally, by Your mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Assist us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications and prayers, and dispose the way of Your servants towards the attainment of everlasting salvation; that, among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by Your gracious and ready help; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to You, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly Yours, utterly dedicated unto You; and then use us, we pray, as You will, and always to Your glory and the welfare of Your people; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

O heavenly Father, Who has filled the world with beauty: Open our eyes to behold Your gracious hand in all Your works; that, rejoicing in Your whole creation, we may learn to serve You with gladness; for the sake of Him through Whom all things were made, Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God our heavenly Father, send down upon those who hold office in this place, the spirit of wisdom, charity, and justice; that with steadfast purpose they may faithfully serve in their offices to promote the well-being of all people; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, by Your grace You have called us in this Diocese to a godly fellowship of faith. Bless our Bishop, Priests , Deacons and all our people. Grant that Your Word may be truly preached and truly heard, Your Sacraments faithfully administered and faithfully received. By Your Spirit, fashion our lives according to the example of Your Son, and grant that we may show the power of Your love to all among whom we live; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within Your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, we entrust all who are dear to us to Your never-failing care and love, for this life and the life to come, knowing that You are doing for them better things than we can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who sets the solitary in families: We commend to Your continual care the homes in which Your people dwell. Put far from them, we beseech You, every root of bitterness, the desire of vainglory, and the pride of life. Fill them with faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness. Knit together in constant affection those who, in holy wedlock, have been made one flesh. Turn the hearts of the parents to the children, and the hearts of the children to the parents; and so enkindle fervent charity among us all, that we may evermore be kindly affectioned one to another; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who sets the solitary in families: We commend to Your continual care the homes in which Your people dwell. Put far from them, we beseech You, every root of bitterness, the desire of vainglory, and the pride of life. Fill them with faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness. Knit together in coGod our Father, You see Your children growing up in an unsteady and confusing world: Show them that Your ways give more life than the ways of the world, and that following You is better than chasing after selfish goals. Help them to take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance for a new start. Give them strength to hold their faith in You, and to keep alive their joy in Your creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. nstant affection those who, in holy wedlock, have been made one flesh. Turn the hearts of the parents to the children, and the hearts of the children to the parents; and so enkindle fervent charity among us all, that we may evermore be kindly affectioned one to another; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Look with mercy, O Lord our Father, on all whose increasing years bring them weakness, distress, or isolation. Provide for them homes of dignity and peace; give them understanding helpers, and the willingness to accept help; and, as their strength diminishes, increase their faith and their assurance of Your love. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.an outward and visible sign of Your never-failing love and care. And through the love of mothers, may we all feel the warmth of Your tender mercies and know the constancy of Your unconditional love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Dear Lord, my fear has trapped and consumed me but I am tired of living under the weight of my fears. Your Word reassures me of Your presence and confirm that You are able to deliver me from my trouble. Give me Your love and Your power to replace these fears. Your perfect love casts out my fear. I thank You for promising to give me the peace that only You can give. I receive that peace now as I ask You to still my troubled heart. Because you are with me, I don’t have to be afraid. Amen.

O My God, I firmly believe that You are one God in three Divine Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; I believe that Your Divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because You have revealed them, Who can neither deceive nor be deceived. Amen.

O My God, relying on Your almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Your grace and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer. Amen.

O My God, I love You above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because You are all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of You. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured. Amen.

Holy Spirit, help me to depend on You wholly today. Renew my strength and fill me with physical and spiritual energy so that I will be the best employee I can be. Give me eyes of faith to see from a heavenly perspective as I do my job. Lord, guide me with Your wisdom. Help me to work through every challenge and conflict. Let me be a beacon for You and a blessing to my coworkers. May I be a living witness of the Gospel in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Heavenly Father, as I enter my workplace today, I invite You to join me so that everyone here will sense Your presence. I give You this day and ask You to work through me by the power of the Holy Spirit. May I convey Your peace, just as I am aware of Your comforting proximity at all times. Fill me with Your grace, mercy and power to serve You and others in this place. Lord Jesus, I want You to be glorified in my life and in this place of business. I pray that You will be Lord over everything that is said and done here. Amen.

Lord God, I thank You for the numerous blessings and gifts You have given me. Grant that I may bring honor to Your name and spread joy to others. Amen.

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the souls of Thy servants departed the remission of their sins, that, through pious supplications, they may obtain the pardon which they have always desired. Who livest and reignest with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

Father in Heaven, ever-living source of all that is good, keep me faithful in serving You.
Help me to drink of Christ’s Truth, and fill my heart with His Love so that I may serve You in faith and love and reach eternal life. In the Sacrament of the Eucharist You give me the joy of sharing Your Life. Keep me in Your presence. Let me never be separated from You and help me to do Your Will. Amen.

Jesus, Your faith was in the Heavenly Father, Your steadfastness being my living model! Kindly grant me the richness of such faith, to embrace Your Father as my true Provider, having staunch belief in His eminent powers and to remain loyal to Him until my last day. If my faith shifts as temporary waves, rush to my rescue without any hesitation, protecting others from my fleeting frailty. May Your Presence always be lively enjoyed, enabling me to shine as a flame of faith. My faith loyally reaches out to You! Amen.

Father, I belong to You. I place myself anew in Your hands and acknowledge You as Master and Lord of my life. Grant me the gift of a forgiving heart and cleanse me of any anger, hostility or revenge. Heal my hurts and wounds and teach me to rely on Your love. Grant me wisdom of heart and strengthen me by Your grace to move on in faith, in trust and in love. Thank You Lord for Your love in my life. Amen.

Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before You all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them. Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow into joy. Grant this, Father, for the love of Your Son, Who for our sake became poor, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Most merciful God, I confess that I have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what I have done, and by what I have left undone. I have not loved You with my whole heart; I have not loved my neighbors as myself. I am truly sorry and I humbly repent. For the sake of Your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on me and forgive me; that I may delight in Your will, and waLuke in Your ways, to the glory of Your Name. Amen.

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that You have done for us. We thank You for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.

We thank You for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.

We thank You for setting us at tasks which demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy and delight us.

We thank You also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on You alone.

Above all, we thank You for Your Son Jesus Christ; for the truth of His Word and the example of His life; for His steadfast obedience, by which He overcame temptation; for His dying, through which He overcame death; and for His rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of Your kingdom.

Grant us the gift of Your Spirit, that we may know Him and make Him known; and through Him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to You in all things. Amen.

O God, we want to live our life together with You and always to continue it with You. Help us never to hurt and never to grieve each other. Help us to share all our works, all our hopes, all our dreams, all our successes, all our failures, all our joys and all our sorrows. Help us to have no secrets from each other so that we may be truly one. Keep us always true to each other, and grant that all the years ahead may draw us ever closer to each other. Grant that nothing may ever come between us and nothing may ever make us ever drift apart. And as we live with each other, help us to live with You, so that our love may grow perfect in Your love, for You are the God Whose name is love. This we ask for your love’s sake. Amen.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

Prayers For Children

Lord, I awake and see your light,
For You have kept me through the night,
To You I lift my hands and pray,
Keep me from sin throughout this day,
And if I die before it’s done,
Save me through Jesus Christ, Your Son.
Amen.

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep:
May God guard me through the night
And wake me with the morning light.
Amen.

God in heaven hear my prayer,
Keep me in Your loving care.
Be my guide in all I do,
Bless all those who love me too.
Amen.

God is great and God is Good,
And we thank God for our food;
By God’s hand we must be fed,
Give us Lord, our daily bread.
Amen.

Come Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove,
With light and comfort from above.
Be Thou our Guardian, Thou our Guide,
Stay close by every child’s side.
Amen.

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