Father in Heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege – to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary, I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your Service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.
Lord, you created a beautiful world for us to dwell. Thank you for coming to us through earthly, natural means to confirm your word and accomplish your will. Help us appreciate and honor the Sacraments as tangible evidence of your promise through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
I know I cannot just strive “to save my soul.” Your call of love compels me to be open to all creation and especially to those who have less in life, the poor, the homeless, the refugee, the hungry, the imprisoned, the sick, all those in need. This seems overwhelming. Yet each act of kindness and generosity no matter how simple is important. Please bear with my reluctance and limits. Inspire my heart to burn with a freeing love for others. Amen. – Columban Fr. John Comiskey
Help me not to complain, Help me to put my trust in You. I now you see and understand all That I’m going through. You know how hard The long days and nights can be. You are my comfort, The one who understands me. Lord help me to always trust in You. Amen.
There are times when I realize I’ve complained too much And others seem to avoid me. It’s just that I feel so low at times, So exhausted, so unwell, And everthing is a real effort, It all gets too much. Lord, please help me, Help me to be patient In my trouble and sickness.
May the Spirit of God Be close to you, Renew and uplift you, Strengthen and comfort you, Pour gifts on you to heal you, Enfold you in love to protect you, Lighten your burden of illness, Bestow peace in mind and body, Guide you in the way of Christ And so lead you into glory. Amen. - Patrick Sayles SSC
Gracious God, we confess that we cannot come to your by our own strength. Thank you for coming to us through Jesus Christ. Continue to draw us to your word and enlighten us with your Spirit. Lead us to trust in your grace alone. Amen
God you have called us from among the peoples and nations of the world to be your own. Thank you for the love that you have shown us by leading us to your service. Help us to live as people who are in but not of the world, that we may be light to others and bring you glory and honor. Amen
God you send us to be lights in a dark world. With the power of your Spirit and your Word, we have the courage to confess our faith in your Son, Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.
Oh God, In Saint Peregrine You give us the example Of patient suffering, Of fidelity to prayer in spite of pain, And of dedication to helping the sick. I humbly ask That through Peregrine’s love for the sick You will comfort me in my illness, Through the help of his prayers You will strengthen me in my weakness, And through the example of his patience You will enable me to cope with my cancer. Though his intercession help me To open my heart to your healing love, And so come closer to you. Amen.
Lord, you wished to comfort those heavy and overburdened with cares, so they could find rest for their souls. Comfort me now, to lighten my cares, help me to feel precious in your sight. Lord, come close to me, touch me. Amen.
Lord, you touched the suffering when others kept their distance, to make them whole again. Touch me now with your healing love, make me whole again.
Weary after walking, You sat down to rest. Thirsty at the well, You asked for a drink. Exhausted in a boat, You slept in the storm. Sad at Lazarus’s death, You wept at his tomb. In anguish at Supper, You wanted to die. Afraid at the garden, You sweated blood. Dying on the Cross You gave a loud cry. Lord, you understand My weariness, My fear and pain. Comfort me again And again. Amen
When I’m not feeling well, And tired, I can get so down, Down with others, Down with myself, Down with everything, My spirit withers within me. I become like a flower in a dry land, Desperate for rain, Just wishing to feel better, So I can enjoy my life again. Lord, make haste to help me, Send the showers of your love upon me, So that like flowers refreshed in rain, I can lift up my drooping head, And rejoice in you instead. Amen
The disciples cried out in Panic when their boat was almost sinking, aroused from your slumber You calmed the storm, and all was peace again. Lord, I cry out to you, too, to arouse you from your slumber. Lest the waves overwhelm me, as it's all too much to bear. One minute I can feel fine, the next I'm struggling to put on a smile. Lord, calm my storm within. Let me know your gentle peace, like a calm river on a Summer's day. Amen