Weekly Prayer Archive

Weekly Prayer - When

August 16, 2018

God of Mercy and Compassion -

When I hesitate to act because of fear, be my strength.
When I question my existence, assure me.
When I want to show off my worth, humble me.
When I miss seeing the needs of others, awaken me.
When I forget the beauty of loving presence, remind me.
When I run away from a call to present, bring me back.

- Columban Lay Missionary Arlenne Villahermosa

Weekly Prayer - Loving Mary

August 9, 2018

Loving Mary, Mother of Jesus and our mother too.
Thank you for always saying yes to God’s call. 
We praise Jesus, the fruit of your yes.

Bless all women who are with child. 
Help them see the great gift they carry. 
May their response like yours be a yes to life.

Fill their hearts with joy and peace. 
Walk with them as their child comes to birth. 
Like you Mary, may mothers everywhere 
ponder and treasure this gift in their hearts.

Weekly Prayer - My Heavenly Home

August 2, 2018

Heavenly Father, You made the sunset
of my life more beautiful by unlocking the door
to eternal life through the death
and resurrection of Your Son.

Renew my faith, and prepare my heart
as I draw nearer to my heavenly home.

Help me to understand death
as Your messenger sent to lead me
into eternal life to be with You
and all those who love You
forever and ever.

Amen

- Columban Fr. John Marley

Weekly Prayer - Your Day of Birth

July 26, 2018

Your day of birth …

Filled with possibilities. But mostly…
Filled with God.

With light and love that spans the universe
of who you are.
This is God’s gift to you.
Your heart’s calling to guide you.

How can this Gift be honored?

God expects nothing – but desires for you
happiness, to love as you are loved by Him, 
and the fulfillment of your heart in growing 
closer to Him,

Weekly Prayer - God's Love

July 19, 2018

O God, how precious I am to You.
Since the beginning of time,
You were there for me.

You were there when I was happy;
You were there when I was sad.
You never left me.

Once when I felt so alone,
so broken and in grief,
I thought You had left me.

But I was wrong because You never left me.
It was me, O God, who had left, It was me,
who did not seek, did not trust, did not
surrender to Your love.

Weekly Prayer - No Matter Your Age

June 21, 2018

Jesus, we know You are calling us to follow
You just as You called Your first disciples.
You need us. You want us to be Your hands,
Your feet and Your welcoming smile.

We tell You that we are too young,
too inexperienced. That won’t work.
You want us to imitate Your Mother
who, while young and inexperienced,
said “Your will be done.”

Weekly Prayer - In Your Presence

June 7, 2018

Today, again, I am in Your presence,
Your real presence, Your saving presence.
I adore You.
I am allowed by You to be before You here.

I see it’s a beautiful day outside, a pure blue sky.
The sun shines on the green and gold house
reminding me of home and family.
Here I am in Alto Hospicio.
It was dark earlier when I got up,
but now it’s bright.

Weekly Prayer - Feast of the Visitation

May 31, 2018

My soul magnifies the Lord
And My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

Because He has regarded the humility of His handmaid:
for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

Because He that is mighty has done great things to me:
and holy is His Name.
And His mercy is from generation to generations,
to them that fear Him.
He has shown might in His arm:
He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.

Weekly Prayer - Brothers and Sisters

May 24, 2018

Lord God, for a long time,
I disregarded brothers and sisters;

Neither did I show respect
for the earth and all of Your Creation.

These days, by Your abundant grace and blessings;
I have time and attention for the sisters and brothers
who live in poverty.

And, Dear Jesus, I am more attentive
to our common home.
There is a deeper awareness
about how my behaviors contribute
to pollution of air, land and sea.

Weekly Prayer - A Prayer for Peace

May 17, 2018

O Lord of Peace, the world awaits. 
It cries of children torn from families. 
Of mothers broken and shattered. 
Of fathers helpless and distraught.

O Lord of Peace, the world awaits. 
Bless this world, O Lord, 
with the peace You promised. 
Begin in me Your work of peace; 
guide me in the path of peace 
complete in me Your peace.

Weekly Prayer - Family Prayer

May 10, 2018

Dear God, we thank You for the love
and many blessings You give Us.
May we cherish the gift of each other.
Help us to show our gratitude 
by loving each other as You love us 
and sharing that love with others, 
especially those who have less in life.

Make us understanding and patient 
with one another – quick to admit 
our failings and ask forgiveness – 
generous in sharing the joy 
and strength we can give each other.

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