Weekly Prayer Archive

Weekly Prayer - Father

October 18, 2018

Your are the one who created me and let me call You, “Father.”
That is the Grace of all Graces and cannot help but be called a miracle!

You made not only me but all creatures in this beautiful world.
You give absolute love to all Your children,
wanting them to live with joy and happiness.
You are the one to be praised and glorified!

Weekly Prayer - One Small Drop

October 11, 2018

Even when I show You the thorny side of my character,
or when I’m sharp, unloving to those I love
unapproachable, or in a bad mood,
You still show Your goodness to me
and let Your love shine down to bring me joy.

Thank You, Lord.
Even one small drop of Your love
on my thorniness is enough to soften me
with the radiance of Your presence.

Amen

- A Columban Missionary

Weekly Prayer - Defend the Poor

September 27, 2018

Almighty God,
who called your servant Vincent de Paul
to serve you in the person of those in need:
Grant that we, following his example,
may fulfill your commandments
by defending and supporting the poor,
and by loving you with all our hearts,
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

Weekly Prayer - Prayer for Peace

September 20, 2018

Lord Jesus Christ, who are called the Prince of Peace,
who are Yourself our peace and reconciliation,
who so often said, “Peace to You,” grant us peace.
Make all men and women witnesses of truth, justice and brotherly love.
Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace.

Enlighten our rulers that they may guarantee and defend the great gift of peace.
May all peoples of the earth become as brothers and sisters.

Weekly Prayer

September 13, 2018

O everlasting and loving God,
I consecrate myself wholly to Your today.
Lt all my days offer you ceaseless praise,
my hands move to the rhythm of Your impulses,
my feet be swift in Your service,
my voice sing constantly of You,
my lips proclaim Your message,
my eyes perceive You everywhere,
and my ears be attuned to your inspirations.

Weekly Prayer - Litany of St. Columban

September 6, 2018

St. Columban pray for us.

Pilgrim and wanderer for Christ
Disciple of Christ
True to the word of God
Dove of Peace
Friend of nature
Lover of animals
Protector of the environment
Healer of the sick
Courageous and fearless
Caring and brotherly
Forgiving and rich in mercy
Contemplative and close to God
Monk and missionary
Man of justice and integrity
Man of freedom and liberty

Weekly Prayer - When

August 16, 2018

God of Mercy and Compassion -

When I hesitate to act because of fear, be my strength.
When I question my existence, assure me.
When I want to show off my worth, humble me.
When I miss seeing the needs of others, awaken me.
When I forget the beauty of loving presence, remind me.
When I run away from a call to present, bring me back.

- Columban Lay Missionary Arlenne Villahermosa

Weekly Prayer - Loving Mary

August 9, 2018

Loving Mary, Mother of Jesus and our mother too.
Thank you for always saying yes to God’s call. 
We praise Jesus, the fruit of your yes.

Bless all women who are with child. 
Help them see the great gift they carry. 
May their response like yours be a yes to life.

Fill their hearts with joy and peace. 
Walk with them as their child comes to birth. 
Like you Mary, may mothers everywhere 
ponder and treasure this gift in their hearts.

Weekly Prayer - My Heavenly Home

August 2, 2018

Heavenly Father, You made the sunset
of my life more beautiful by unlocking the door
to eternal life through the death
and resurrection of Your Son.

Renew my faith, and prepare my heart
as I draw nearer to my heavenly home.

Help me to understand death
as Your messenger sent to lead me
into eternal life to be with You
and all those who love You
forever and ever.

Amen

- Columban Fr. John Marley

Weekly Prayer - Your Day of Birth

July 26, 2018

Your day of birth …

Filled with possibilities. But mostly…
Filled with God.

With light and love that spans the universe
of who you are.
This is God’s gift to you.
Your heart’s calling to guide you.

How can this Gift be honored?

God expects nothing – but desires for you
happiness, to love as you are loved by Him, 
and the fulfillment of your heart in growing 
closer to Him,

Weekly Prayer - God's Love

July 19, 2018

O God, how precious I am to You.
Since the beginning of time,
You were there for me.

You were there when I was happy;
You were there when I was sad.
You never left me.

Once when I felt so alone,
so broken and in grief,
I thought You had left me.

But I was wrong because You never left me.
It was me, O God, who had left, It was me,
who did not seek, did not trust, did not
surrender to Your love.

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