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Prayer for Life

Lord Jesus Christ,
You are the Author of Life,
Who died and now lives forevermore.

May we who work and pray
That all life may be protected
Always draw strength, confidence, and joy
From Your victory over death,
For you are Lord forever and ever.

Open My Ears

Risen Lord, You have blessed us
with abundant gifts.
Open my ears to hear
the teaching of the Holy Spirit
that I may use these gifts
to bring hope, peace, and love
to those in need.

Amen.

The Good Shepherd

O Lord, You are the Good Shepherd
who leads me along safe paths.
Help me to be a good shepherd to all people.

You watch over us and protect us from all harm.
Open my heart to embrace and share
Your vision of love and peace with all people.

In Gratitude

Lord Jesus Christ, my heart
reaches out in gratitude.
You have raised me up
from the darkness.

You have taken me from night
into the light of day.

Lord Jesus, even in my stubborn
pride, and lazy ways;
You continued to find me.

Gracious God, I thank You
from the depths of my heart
for Your goodness continues
reaching out in love.

Each day, my gratitude soars
for the life of blessing that
You shower upon each of us.

Amen.

- Columban Fr. Tom Glennon

Most Loving Heart

Enraptured by the splendor of your heavenly beauty,
and impelled by the anxieties of the world,
we cast ourselves into your arms,
O Immaculate Mother of Jesus and our Mother, Mary,
confident of finding in your most loving heart
appeasement of our ardent desires,
and a safe harbor from the tempests
which beset us on every side.

The Power of Touch

What is the largest organ of our body? The skin. This is probably the reason that among the senses, touch is the first to develop in the human infant, and it remains perhaps the most emotionally central throughout our lives But we have forgotten the power of touch. A number of us are even scared of touching or of being touched. Many of us growing up never experiencing being touched by significant persons like our parents.

The power of touch
The power of touch

Receive Our Prayers

Receive, O most sweet Mother,
our humble prayers,
and above all obtain for us that,
one day, happy with you,
we may repeat before your throne that hymn
which today is sung on earth around your altars:
You are all-beautiful, O Mary!
You are the glory,
you are the joy,
you are the honor of our people!

Amen.

Lord of Life

Heavenly Father and God of mercy,
we no longer look for Jesus among the dead,
for he is alive and has become the Lord of life.
From the waters of death
you raise us with him
and renew your gift of life within us.
Increase in our minds and hearts
the risen life we share with Christ,
and help us to grow as your people
toward the fullness of eternal life with you.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen

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We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984
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