In You, O Lord Jesus, have I hoped;
let me not be confounded forever.
You alone are good.
You alone are powerful.
You alone are eternal.
To You alone be honor and glory,
love and thanksgiving forever and ever.

O Mary, look upon us who are your children,
look upon us who are brothers and sisters,
disciples and apostles and continuation of Jesus.
Make us aware of our vocation and our mission;
may we not be unworthy to take on,
in our priesthood, in our word,
in the offering of our life
for the faithful entrusted to us,
the representation and personification of Christ.
O you who are full of grace,
grant that the priesthood that honors you
may itself also be holy and immaculate.

Lord Jesus, teach me to be generous,
to serve You as You deserve:
to give without counting the cost,
to fight needless of the wounds,
to work and not seek for rest,
to toil and not seek for reward,
save the reward of knowing I am doing Your will.

Amen.

O God, who elected the blessed
and illustrious Doctor, Peter Chrysologus,
by a divine direction, to govern and instruct Your Church;
grant, we ask You, that we may deserve to have him
for our intercessor in heaven, whom we have had
as our teacher of the supernatural life on earth.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

Saint Martha, I resort to your aid and protection.
Comfort me in all my difficulties
and through the great favors you enjoyed
when the Savior was lodged in your house,
intercede for my family,
that we be provided for in our necessities.
I ask of you, Saint Martha,
to overcome all difficulties
as you overcame the dragon
which you had at your feet.
In the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Father in Heaven,
ever-living source of all that is good,
keep me faithful in serving You.
Help me to drink of Christ's Truth,
and fill my heart with His Love
so that I may serve You in faith
and love and reach eternal life.
In the Sacrament of the Eucharist
You give me the joy of sharing Your Life.
Keep me in Your presence.
Let me never be separated from You
and help me to do Your Will.
 

I admit, Lord, that often I wonder why the pandemic. 
But I believe in you and your fidelity. 
Comfort me with the hope that gives me
the strength to know that you are with me
during the times of crisis in my life. 
I know that even in the direst of times
you will rise up and save me.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary

Holy patrons of my children, St. Joachim,
take an interest in me their father;
pray for me that through your intercession
I may receive the grace that I may by word and example
exercise a salutary influence over my children,
and that they, by imitating your virtues,
may grow up good members of the Church
and be received one day into your happy society.

Amen.

Help me discover, O my God,
the nothingness of this world,
the greatness of heaven,
the shortness of time,
and the length of eternity.

Grant that I may prepare for death,
that I may fear Your judgments,
that I may escape hell,
and in the end obtain heaven,
through the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen.

O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of mercy,
pray for me that I may be preserved this night all evil,
whether of body or soul.
Dear St. Joseph, all the saints and angels,
and especially you, my guardian angel
and my chosen patron, watch over me.
I commend myself to your protection now and always.

Amen.

O Jesus! Heavenly Physician,
raised aloft on the Cross to heal our wounds with Yours,
remember the bruises which You suffered
and the weakness of all Your Members
which were distended to such a degree
that never was there pain like Yours.
From the crown of Your Head
to the Soles of Your Feet
there was not one spot on Your Body that was not in torment,
and yet, forgetting all Your sufferings,
You continued to pray to Your Heavenly Father for Your enemies,
saying: "Father forgive them for they know not what they do."

Through this great Mercy,
and in memory of this suffering,
grant that the remembrance of Your Most Bitter Passion
may effect in us a perfect contrition
and the remission of all our sins.

Amen.

We beseech You, O Lord,
that we may be helped by the intercession
of blessed Mary Magdalen, entreated
by whose prayers You raised up
again to life her brother Lazarus,
who had been dead four days.
you Who lives and reigns forever.

Amen.

Sometimes I feel so sorry for myself,
so full of self-pity,
thinking no-one understands how I feel,
or what I’m going through.

Then I see the conditions of the poor
in the Third World,
see them smile when they have nothing,
not even rain,
see them struggle each day.
In spite of illness and pain,
I am deeply ashamed at myself.
Lord I am so sorry.

Please forgive my selfish ways,
for being concerned only for myself.
Help me to think of others
who have their crosses too,
especially the innocent poor
who suffer poverty, disease and death.

Open my heart to the sufferings
and sorrows of others,
then maybe I won’t feel so sorry for myself.

Amen.

-- By Columban Fr. Patrick Sayles

Fires and floods and climate disasters
are all around us. 
And then there is the virus. 
I can’t help but wonder if You, Lord,
have not abandoned us. 
I know You haven’t but still I wonder. 
But You are our shelter and our home. 
We pray that You will heal us and help us to protect
the wonderful home that You have given us.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary

I adore You, my God,
and I love You with all my heart.
I give You thanks for having created me,
for having made me a Christian,
and for having preserved me this day.
Pardon me for the evil I have done today;
if I have done anything good, humbly accept it.
Keep me while I take my rest
and deliver me from all dangers.
May Your grace be always with me.

Amen.