Weekly Prayer Archive

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.

December 7, 2017

Father, you prepared the Virgin Mary
to be the worthy mother of Your Son.
You let her share beforehand
in the salvation Christ would bring by His death,
and kept her sinless
from the first moment of her conception.
Help us by her prayers
to live in Your presence without sin.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Your Son, who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever.

Amen.

November 30, 2017

Sacred Heart of Jesus
today I wish to live in You,
in Your grace,
in which I desire at all costs to persevere.
Keep me from sin
and strengthen my will by helping me to keep watch over my senses,
my imagination, and my heart.
Help me to correct my faults which are the source of sin.
I beg You to do this,
O Jesus, through Mary,
Your Immaculate Mother.

November 23, 2017

Father all-powerful, 
Your gifts of love are countless 
and Your goodness infinite. 
On Thanksgiving Day we come before You 
with gratitude for Your kindness: 
open our hearts to concern for our fellow men and women, 
so that we may share Your gifts in loving service. 

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, 
Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

November 16, 2017

Lord Jesus, Carpenter and King,
supreme Sovereign of all men, 
look with tender mercy upon Your children 
who bear the indignities of injustice everywhere. 
Raise up leaders in every land 
dedicated to Your standards of order, equality and justice. 

Grant us, Lord Jesus, 
the grace to be worthy members of Your Mystical Body, 
laboring unceasingly to fulfill our vocation 
in the social apostolate of Your Church. 

Sharpen our intellects to pierce the pettiness of prejudice; 
to perceive the beauty of true human brotherhood. 
Guide our minds to a meaningful understanding of the problems of the poor, 
of the oppressed, of the unemployed, 
of all in need of assistance anywhere. 

Guide our hearts against the subtle lure of earthly things 
and undue regard for those who possess them. 
May we hunger and thirst after justice always.

Amen.

November 9, 2017

St. Gerard, who, like the Savior, 
loved children so tenderly 
and by your prayers freed many from disease and even death, 
listen to us who are pleading for our sick child. 
We thank God for the great gift of our son/daughter
and ask Him to restore our child to health
if such be His holy will.
This favour, we beg of you
through your love for all children and mothers.

Amen.

November 1, 2017

My God,
bestow Your blessings and Your mercies
on all persons
and on those souls in Purgatory
for whom I am in charity, gratitude, or friendship bound
and have the desire to pray.

October 26, 2017

O God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change
the courage to change the things I can
and the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time.
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace.
Taking, as he did, the sinful world as it is, 
not as I would have it.
Trusting that he will make all things right 
if I surrender to His will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life, 
and supremely happy with Him forever.

October 19, 2017

Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary, 
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, 
implored your help, 
or sought your intercession was left unaided. 

Inspired with this confidence, 
we turn to you, 
O Virgins of virgins, 
our Mother.

To you we come, 
before you we stand, 
sinful and sorrowful. 
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, 
do not despise our petitions, 
but in your mercy hear us and answer us. 

Amen.

October 12, 2017

Christ be with me, Christ within me
Christ behind me, Christ before me
Christ beside me, Christ to win me
Christ to comfort me and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger
Christ in hearts of all that love me
Christ in mouth of friend or stranger.

October 5, 2017

Behold me at Your feet, O Jesus of Nazareth, 
behold the most wretched of creatures, 
who comes into Your presence humbled and penitent! 
Have mercy on me, O Lord, 
according to Your great mercy!
I have sinned and my sins are always before You. 
Yet my soul belongs to You, 
for You have created it, 
and redeemed it with Your Precious Blood. 
Ah, grant that Your redeeming work be not in vain! 
Have pity on me; 
give me tears of true repentance; 
pardon me for I am Your child; 
pardon me as You pardoned the penitent thief; 
look upon me from Your throne in heaven 
and give me Your blessing.

September 28, 2017

Remember, most loving Virgin Mary,
never was it heard
that anyone who turned to you for help
was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence,
though hardened by my sins,
I run to your protection 
for you are my mother.

Mother of the Word of God,
do not despise my prayer of pleading
but be merciful and hear my prayer.

Amen

September 21, 2017

Remember, Heart of Jesus, 
Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
and you, O glorious St. Joseph, 
that no one has ever had recourse to your protection, 
or implored your assistance without obtaining relief. 
Animated with the utmost lively confidence, 
I come laden with the weight of my sins, 
to prostrate myself before you. 
O Merciful Heart of Jesus, 
Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
and you, O glorious St. Joseph, 
do not reject my prayer and petitions
but graciously hear and grant them.

Amen.

September 14, 2017

Gracious God,
Ruler of the earth and its people
not by terror but in love;
we worship you.

We confess that too often
our words hurt others
and our deeds are selfish;
forgive us.

In this time of uncertainty and fear,
help us to love our enemies
and do good to those who hate us,
in the name of Jesus our Lord.

Amen.

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