Weekly Prayer Archive

September 7, 2017

Before the world was begun, O Lord
You had me in your mind
You gave me a place in your world, O Lord
To be gracious, forgiving and kind.

I tried and I failed and despaired, O Lord
But you raised me again and again
So I trust in your grace and your love, O Lord
To shepherd me through to the end.

You gave me a hearth and a home, O Lord
With parents to show me the way
A brother and sisters to keep me right
Whenever I tended to stray.

Your call to the priesthood was grace, O Lord
To peoples across the sea
With friendship and love to inspire me Lord
To be true to them and to You.

Every step that I take, O Lord
Every step is for you
Every breath that I breathe, O Lord
Every breath is for you.

Every beat of my heart, O Lord
Every beat is for you
So when I come to expire, O Lord
My life has been spent for you.

By Columban Fr. Michael Healy

August 31, 2017

O glorious St. Joseph,
foster father of Jesus,
you did provide for the Holy Family.
We commit to your protection all our crops and farm industries.
We beseech you, to intercede in our behalf
with Almighty God, 
Who rules the seasons,
so that our fields being safe from pests and favored by the weather
may yield abundant crops
that will allow us to supply the wants of life.
So that freed from earthly worries
we may follow after your example
apply all our thoughts to eternal life.
We beseech you
to instill a love of the land into the hearts of our youth
for their own salvation and that of Christian unity
so that we may all share hereafter
in the same blissful life you enjoy in heaven.

Amen.

August 24, 2017

O Angel of God, 
make me worthy of your tender love, 
your celestial companionship 
and your never-failing protection! 

O holy Guardian Angel, 
my dear friend and guide on the dangerous way of life, 
to you my heartfelt thanks 
for the numberless benefits 
which have been granted me 
through your love and goodness 
and for the powerful help by which you have preserved me 
from so many dangers and temptations. 
I beg of you, 
let me further experience your love and your care. 
Avert from me all danger, 
increase in me horror for sin 
and love for all that is good. 
Be a counselor and consoler to me 
in all the affairs of my life, 
and when my life draws to a close, 
conduct my soul through the valley of death 
into the kingdom of eternal peace, 
so that in eternity we may together praise God 
and rejoice in His glory. 
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

Amen.

August 17, 2017

O Almighty God,
you gave us the commandment 
to honor our father and mother.
In your loving kindness 
hear my prayer for my parents.
Give them long lives 
and keep them well in body and spirit.
Bless their labors;
keep them always in your care.
Bless them generously for their loving care for me.
Grant that, through your grace,
I may always be their support
and comfort, and that,
after our life together on earth,
we may experience the joy together praising you forever.

Amen.

August 10, 2017

O Mary, full of grace and blessed among women, 
stretch out the hand of your motherly protection
upon us who gather round 
your queenly throne as your handmaidens, 
obedient to your command 
and resolved with your help 
to bring to realization in ourselves and our sisters 
the ideals of truth and Christian perfection. 

August 3, 2017

O Blessed Virgin Mary, 
Mother of God and our most gentle Queen and Mother, 
look down in mercy upon us
and upon all who greatly hope and trust in you. 
Plead for us your children, 
whom you received and accepted at the foot of the Cross, O sorrowful Mother. 
Intercede for our separated loved ones, 
that they may be united in Christ.

Pray for us all, dear Mother, 
that by faith and good works 
we may all deserve to see and praise God, 
together with you, in our heavenly home. 

Amen.

July 27, 2017

O my God, 
in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary
I offer You the Precious Blood of Jesus
from all the altars throughout the world,
joining with it the offering of my every thought,
word and action of this day.

O my Jesus,
I desire today to gain every indulgence and merit I can
and I offer them, together with myself,
to Mary Immaculate,
that she may best apply them to the interests of Your most Sacred Heart.

Precious Blood of Jesus, Save us!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Save us!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us!

July 20, 2017

O my God, I give You heartfelt thanks 
for all the graces You have conferred on me.
Pardon me, I beseech You, 
of all the negligence and the distractions 
of which I have been guilty. 
Give me strength to carry out the resolutions that I have made. 

Help me to keep my good resolutions, O sweet Virgin Mary; 
and recall them to my memory, 
if I should ever forget or neglect them.

July 13, 2017

O Lord, Let me unite with You, 
that I may more deeply love You. 
May I help make reparation to Your adorable Heart 
and the heart of Your Mother, Mary. 
With greatest love, 
I offer myself to You 
and pray that You will accept my sacrifice of greatest love. 
I give myself to You and unite in Your gift of Yourself to me. 
Come and possess my soul. 

July 6, 2017

Living Temple

Father, may I always remember
that all the parts of my body are good because you made them,
that my body does not belong to me but to you,
who bought it at my Baptism
at the price of Christ's Cross
and that my body is the living temple of the Holy Spirit.
Give me self-control over my passions, appetites and imaginations;
create in me that wholeness and integrity
that all my powers may be consecrated to your service
according to my state in life.
May Mary the Blessed Virgin Mother,
watch over me through Christ our Lord. 

Amen.

June 29, 2017

By the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
Queen of Peace, set up Your kingdom in our country. 
Enter closely into the midst of our families 
and make them Your own 
through the solemn enthronement of Your Sacred Heart 
so that no one cry may respond from home to home. 
May the triumphant Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved, 
blessed and glorified forever! 
Honor and glory to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary. 
Sacred Heart of Jesus protect our families.

Amen.

June 22, 2017

My good Angel, 
you come from heaven; 
God has sent you to take care of me. 
Oh, shelter me under your wings. 
Lighten my path, direct my steps. 
Do not leave me, 
stay quite near me 
and defend me against the spirit of evil. 
But above all come to my help 
in the last struggle of my life. 
Deliver my soul so that with you it may praise, 
love and contemplate the goodness of God 
forever and ever. 

Amen

June 15, 2017

My holy Angel Guardian, 
ask the Lord to bless any journey which I undertake, 
that it may profit the health of my soul and body; 
that I may reach its end, 
and that, returning safe and sound, 
I may find my family in good health. 
Guard, guide and preserve us.

Amen.

June 8, 2017

My soul,
open my heart;
so Jesus can give me every good gift;
He loves me ardently.
Hope, then, 
for great favors from my Lord,
Who, through an impulse of love, 
comes to me all love. 
Yes, my Jesus, my hope, 
I trust in Your goodness, 
that in giving Yourself to me this morning, 
You will kindle in my poor soul 
the flames of Your love, 
and of an ardent desire to please You, 
that, from this day forward, 
I may wish only what You wish.

June 1, 2017

Merciful Lord, who prayed that there be one flock and one shepherd, 
I ask the light of faith 
for those who do not know You in Your Eucharistic Presence. 
Give them the joy of Your protecting presence. 
Bring them into the one fold 
of which You are the master and Lord. 
Forgive them their sins and teach them the way of repentance. 
In the end bring them into the larger circle of Your family, 
to God our Father, 
to Mary our Mother, 
and to You our beloved Brother.

Amen.

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