Weekly Prayer Archive

March 22, 2018

At first
Mary didn’t sense
Your presence,
didn’t know it was You
there in the Garden.
When she realized,
her heart was filled
with joy.

How often You are
near to us
and we don’t realize
For You are never far
from any of us.

Lord, help us to be
aware You are close
to us, so that Your
presence can bring
us joy, a joy that
makes our heart sing.

Amen.

- Columban Fr. Pat Sayles

March 15, 2018

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.

Amen.

- Columban Fr. Pat Sayles

March 8, 2018

We thank you, Lord,
for all of the countless blessings
You have won for us,
for all of the graces
You have poured upon us,
for all the love
You have lavished on us
by giving Yourself up to death
and giving us all a share
in Your risen glory.

We thank you, Lord,
for You are the light
of the world,
risen out of darkness.

May your light
ever shine upon us
to give us the joy
of your consoling presence.

Amen.

- Columban Fr. Pat Sayles

March 1, 2018

Thank you, Thank you;
the women and men murmur politely.
It was a crowded room of 93
people experiencing homelessness.

On this cold winter day, they repeated their gratitude;
the prayerful expressions of appreciation
for the food and companionship.

Thank you Lord Jesus for the graciousness
of the people who have little materially
but, are rich in grace and gratitude.

- Columban Fr. Thomas Glennon

February 22, 2018

O God, Protector of all people and nations,
protect my family and friends at home
from the violence and evil of others.
Keep them safe from the weapons of hate and destruction
and guard them against the deeds of evildoers.
Grant them your protection and care
in tranquility and peace.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

February 15, 2018

Let not your hearts be troubled.
You who believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father's house there are many mansions.
Were it not so, I would have told you,
because I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I am coming again,
and I will take you to myself,
that where I am, there you also may be.
And where I go, you know, and the way you know.

February 8, 2018

Look down, O Lord,
from Your sanctuary
and from the high habitation of heaven,
and behold this sacred Victim,
which our great High Priest,
Your Holy Child,
the Lord Jesus,
immolates unto You
for the sins of His brethren,
and be propitious
to the multitude of our iniquities.
Behold, the voice of the Blood of Jesus,
our Brother, cries to You from the Cross!
Graciously hear, O Lord:
be appeased, O Lord:
hearken and do not delay for Your own sake,
my God, because Your Name is invoked,
upon this city,
and upon Your people;
and do with us according to Your mercy.

Amen. 

February 1, 2018

Dear Lord Jesus Christ, 
You wanted all who are weary
To come to You for support.
Lord, I am worn out
By my inability to find work.

Guide my steps to a righteous path;
Give me the patience
To find opportunities with a future.
Calm my worries and fears
As my financial responsibilities mount.
Strengthen my resolve;
Embolden my heart to open doors;
Open my eyes to see life beyond rejections.
Help me believe in me.

Let me realize other ways
To bring about Your kingdom on earth.
Let me grow as a person
That I may be worthy
For Your greater glory.
In the name of the Father.

January 25, 2018

As the dawn breaks, Lord,
have mercy on me.
Strip away the sins that weaken me.
Mend my faults.
Cleanse my imperfection.

When the Holy Spirit speaks,
help me to grasp the meaning of the words,
and treasure them!

I place myself at your service
the whole day log.
Guard me from injuries of body and mind.
Let the rising of the sun find me blessing your name
and its setting proclaiming your praise.

Amen.

– By a Columban Missionary

January 18, 2018

God Our Heavenly Father
You created the world to serve humanity's needs
and to lead them to You.
By our own fault
we have lost the beautiful relationship
which we once had with all Your creation.
Help us to see that by restoring our relationship with You
we will also restore it with all Your creation.
Give us the grace to see all animals as gifts from You
and to treat them with respect
for they are Your creation.
May the order You originally established
be once again restored to the whole world
through the intercession of the Glorious Virgin Mary,
the prayers of St. Francis
and the merits of Your Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ
Who lives and reigns with You now and forever.

Amen.

January 11, 2018

Father of Heaven and earth,
hear my prayer and show me the way to peace.
Guide each effort of my life
so that my faults and my sins
may not keep me from the peace You promised.
May the new life of grace You give me
through the Eucharist and prayer
make my love for You grow
and keep me in the joy of Your Kingdom.

January 4, 2018

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Heavenly Father,

We give you thanks for the privilege of sharing 
the joy of the Gospel in many cultures.

Keep us faithful in responding to your call to communion
with your creation, with the poor
and with those who are spiritually alienated.

Lord Jesus,
Grant us the wisdom to know the path we should take,
as we interpret the charism of our founders
and pass it on to future generations.

Holy Spirit, 
Help us to be strong and courageous
in proclaiming the transforming and liberating power 
of the Kingdom of God, knowing that you 
are with us wherever we go.

St. Columban, pray for us.

Amen.

December 28, 2017

We long for You, Oh Spirit of Light,
we long to know God,
we want to be one with Him,
our Divine God.
We want to be one with the Father,
know Him as a Person most intimately.
We want to know the beloved One,
the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
and live and dwell in Him at all times,
every moment of our lives.
We want to be one with You,
Oh Spirit of Light,
that You move in our every breath.

Amen.

December 21, 2017

Pour forth, we beg You, O Lord,
Your Grace into our hearts;
that as we have known the incarnation of Christ,
your Son by the message of an angel,
so by His passion and cross
we may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.
Through the same Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

December 14, 2017

Lord,Give me strength and wisdom
to live this day as I should.

Give me strength to overcome every temptation which may come to me,
to do well every task which is assigned to me,
to shoulder every responsibility which is laid upon my shoulders.

Give me wisdom to know when to speak and when to keep silent,
to know when to act and when to refrain from action,
to know when to speak my mind and when to hold my peace.

So bring me to the end of this day
in goodness, in happiness and in peace.

Amen.

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