God of mercy and kindness,
open our hearts and minds
to the blessings that you shower upon us.
Fill us with gratitude for all that you have done,
and continue to do, in an through us.
God of mercy and kindness,
My dear Redeemer,
it is not from custom or human respect
that I come to receive You;
but it is solely to love and be united with You,
to be delivered from my miseries,
to clothe myself with Your virtues,
to strengthen myself against my enemies;
it is to ask from You the exaltation of the Church,
Your beloved spouse,
the conversion of sinners,
perseverance for the just,
and deliverance for the poor souls in Purgatory.
Purify more and more my intentions,
rectify them, O my Jesus,
render them conformable to You;
this is my sole desire.
O dear Jesus,
I humbly implore You to grant Your special graces to our family.
May our home be the shrine of peace, purity, love, labor and faith.
I beg You, dear Jesus, to protect and bless all of us,
absent and present, living and dead.
O Mary, loving Mother of Jesus,
and our Mother,
pray to Jesus for the safety of our family,
and all the families of the world,
guard the cradle of the newborn,
the schools of the young and their bright futures.
Shelter us from evil as we sing your praise.
My Lord God,
even now I accept at Your hands,
cheerfully and willingly,
with all its anxieties,
pains and sufferings,
whatever kind of death
it shall please You to be mine.
Jesus, Son of God and our Savior,
have mercy on all who wound your Sacred Heart by sin,
unfaithfulness and neglect.
O loving Heart of Jesus,
broken by our ingratitude,
pierced by our sins, yet loving us still,
accept in reparation the suffering
I now make to you of all that I am and all that I have.
Draw me ever nearer to your Sacred Heart:
there where I can learn best,
teach me, Jesus, your blessed way to eternal life.
Thank You, Lord, for bringing us together.
May we learn to appreciate one another more and more.
May we cherish the gift of each other.
May we share our feelings openly and honestly.
May we listen not only with our ears and minds
but also with our hearts.
May we grow in compassion for one another.
May we admit our failings and limitations.
May we remember that the day-to-day choices
we make and the work we do are signs of love.
May our friendship with each other
grow over the years of living together.
May that special friendship in turn grow outward,
embrace others, and open us to their needs.
- Columban Fr. John Comiskey
Jesus, You have given Yourself to me,
now let me give myself to You;
I give You my body,
that it may be chaste and pure.
I give You my soul,
that it may always love You.
I give You every thought, word,
and deed of my life,
and I offer all
For Your honor and glory.
I consecrate my mind to you,
that you may enlighten me in all things,
with the light of faith;
that you may keep it full of love for Jesus and Mary;
my will, that you may forever
keep it submissive to that of God;
and my body,
that you may make it forever
the temple of the Holy Ghost.
O my God!
Who has graciously promised every blessing,
even Heaven itself,
through Jesus Christ,
to those who keep Your commandments;
relying on Your infinite power,
goodness and mercy,
and confiding in Your sacred promises,
to which You are always faithful,
I confidently hope to obtain forgiveness for all my sins;
grace to serve You faithfully in this life,
by doing the good works You have commanded,
and eternal happiness in the next,
through my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
O God, by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest,
look kindly on your departed veterans who gave their
lives in the service of their country.
Grant that through the passion, death, and resurrection of your Son
they may share in the joy of your heavenly kingdom
and rejoice in you with your saints forever.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Merciful Father, I am guilty of sin.
I confess my sins before you and I am sorry for them.
Your promises are just;
therefore I trust that you will forgive me my sins
and cleanse me from every stain of sin.
Jesus Himself is the proposition for my sins
and those of the whole world.
I put my hope in his atonement.
May my sins be forgiven through His Name,
and in His blood may my soul be made clean.
O everlasting and Triune God,
I consecrate myself wholly to you today.
Let all my days offer you ceaseless praise,
My hands move to the rhythm of your impulses,
My feet be swift in your service,
My voice sing constantly of you,
My lips proclaim your message,
My eyes perceive you everywhere,
And my ears be attuned to your inspirations.
May my intellect be filled with your wisdom,
My will be moved by your beauty,
My heart be enraptured with your love,
And my soul be flooded with your grace.
Grant that every action of mine be done
For your greater glory
And the advancement of my salvation.
Even though I can be so proud,
You humbled Yourself on a cross for me.
Even though I can be so selfish,
You rose to share Your life with me.
A love so great, so deep!
A heart so humble, so generous!
Lord, thank You for caring so much;
for seeing the good I’m capable of,
rather than condemning the bad;
for encouraging the good that’s in me,
the new life within waiting to happen;
for patiently waiting for me to come to life.
Lord, help me to lead a life
worthy of Your love.
- Columban Fr. Pat Sayles
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.
Dear Holy Spirit,
You are my friend.
I give You myself.
I ask You to dwell deeply inside of me
and make me holy.
I want to know the fire of God's love.
I want to love God with all my heart.