Weekly Prayer Archive

Weekly Prayer - Graces for the Modern World

May 4, 2017

Mary, Mother of God, at your request, 
Jesus worked His first miracle. 
He changed water into wine for the wedding guests at Cana in Galilee. 

Over the centuries you have not ceased 
to obtain countless signs and wonders for the poor, 
exiled children of Eve. 

We therefore ask you to intercede with your Divine Son 
for the miraculous graces which the modern world so desperately needs.

Weekly Prayer - Keep Us from Pettiness

April 20, 2017

Keep us, O God, from all pettiness.
Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
let us be done with fault-finding
and leave off all self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense
and meet each other face to face,
without self pity and without prejudice.
may we never be hasty in judgment,
and always be generous.
let us always take time for all things,
and make us to grow calm, serene and gentle.

Weekly Prayer - Your Beloved Son

April 13, 2017

Eternal Father, 
turn away Your angry gaze from our guilty people 
whose face has become unsightly in Your eyes. 
Look instead upon the Face of Your Beloved Son, 
for this is the Face of Him 
in Whom You are well pleased. 
We now offer You this Holy Face, 
covered with shame and disfigured by bloody bruises 
in reparation for the crimes of our age 
in order to appease Your anger, 
justly provoked against us. 

Weekly Prayer - Your Goodness Preserved Me

March 30, 2017

Most Holy and adorable Trinity,
one God in three Persons,
I praise you and give you thanks
for all the favors you have bestowed on me.
Your goodness has preserved me until now.

I offer you my whole being
and in particular all my thoughts, words, and deeds,
together with all the trials I may undergo this day.
Give them your blessing.
May your divine love animate them
and may they serve your greater glory.

Weekly Prayer - Have Mercy

March 23, 2017

Save us, Christ our Savior,
by the virtue of Your holy Cross:
You who saved Peter in the sea,
have mercy upon us.

Mary, Mother of mercy,
pray for us,
and we shall be delivered;
Mary, our advocate,
speak for us,
and we shall be saved.

The Lord justly scourged us for our sins;
but, Mary, plead for us,
for you are our most tender Mother.
Oh! let us never be confounded.
 

Weekly Prayer - Save Us from Sin

March 16, 2017

All praise and glory are Yours, almighty Father:
You have given us Your Son Jesus to save us from sin.
We praise You for choosing Mary to be His mother,
for teaching her to believe Your message,
for helping her to accept Your holy will.

Strengthen us by Your Spirit to be like Mary:
to ponder Your word in our hearts,
to obey Your will,
to love Your Son,
to sing Your praises every day.

Weekly Prayer - Your Divine Plan

February 23, 2017

Loving Father, faith in Your Word is the way to wisdom. Help me to think about Your Divine Plan that I may grow in the truth. Open my eyes to Your deeds, my ears to the sound of Your call, so that my every act may help me share in the life of Jesus. Give me the grace to live the example of the love of Jesus, which I celebrate in the Eucharist and see in the Gospel. Form in me the likeness of Your Son and deepen His Life within me.

Weekly Prayer - Defend Us

February 9, 2017

Lord God Almighty, who safely brought us to the beginning of this day, defend us in the same by Your mighty power, that this day we may fall into no sin, but that all our words may so proceed, and all our thoughts and actions may be so directed as to do always that which is just in Your sight. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Weekly Prayer - Compassion for People

February 2, 2017

We like everything to be black and white. We don't like grey areas, but it seems to me that life is mostly lived in grey areas as we struggle to reach truth. I pray for anybody living in the grey areas of life today. Anyone dealing with their wounds. Anyone feeling alone and unloved. I pray that I may always respond with compassion to people and that I may meet compassion in people when i most need it. Amen – By Columban Fr. Eamon Sheridan

Weekly Prayer - Have Mercy Upon Us

January 19, 2017

Save us, Christ our Savior, by the virtue of Your holy Cross: You Who saved Peter in the sea, have mercy upon us. Mary, Mother of mercy, pray for us, and we shall be delivered; Mary, our advocate, speak for us, and we shall be saved. The Lord justly scourged us for our sins; but Holy Mary, plead for us, for you are our most tender Mother. Mary, in your Jesus have we put our hope: Oh! let us never be confounded.

Weekly Prayer - Poem of Devotion

January 12, 2017

As down in the sunless retreats of the ocean Sweet flowers are springing no mortal can see, So deep in my soul the still prayer of devotion, Unheard by the world, rises silent to Thee. As still to the star of its worship, though clouded, The needle points faithfully over the dim sea, So dark when I roam in this wintry world shrouded, The hope of my spirit turns trembling to Thee.

Weekly Prayer - Generous God

January 5, 2017

Generous God, for all that sustains us; air to breath, warmth and light, food to eat, water to drink, we offer our thanks and praise. For spiritual gifts that bind us together; one people, one body empowered for service we offer our hands and voices. For the Good News of the Gospel; healing and wholeness freedom and justice we offer our hearts in service. Amen

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