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Weekly Prayer Archive

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.

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.

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