Almighty and everlasting God,
You govern all things both in heaven and on earth:
Mercifully hear the supplications of Your people,
and in our time grant us Your peace;
 through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.

 Amen.

A Prayer in a Time of Drought
 

Creative and Nurturing God,
we weep in the face of dry land and bushfires,
dying crops and animals,
traumatized families and communities.

Our land evolved in Your wisdom over eons.
Some people learned to live within its boundaries
thriving in its fruitfulness, and in humility
responded with gratitude and praise for its gifts.

Often with good intentions,
we have imposed out ideas of progress and prosperity
demanding lifestyle benefits and production
that push the land beyond its capacities.

Teach us to listen to the land with humility.
Send the Spirit of Jesus to teach us respect.
Guide us to be co-creators with your divine providence.
Fill our hearts with patience and compassion.

May we commit ourselves to face the calamity of drought,
city and rural cooperating as one in service and generosity
planning with leaders to create a sustainable future, so that
we can again love the beauty of Your land fully alive.

Creative and Nurturing God
Your children and land need the gift of rain
bringing life from death
transforming us day by day.

We pray through our Brother Jesus the Christ.

Amen.

 

By Columban Fr. Charles Rue in response to the Australia wildfires.

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily
the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim
to all people the Good News of His salvation,
that we and the whole world may perceive
the glory of his marvelous works;
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
 one God, forever and ever.

Amen.

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ
is the light of the world: Grant that Your people,
illumined by Your Word and Sacraments, may shine
with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that He may be known,
worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with You and the Holy Spirit
lives and reigns, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus
in the River Jordan proclaimed him Your beloved Son
and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that
all who are baptized into his Name may keep
the covenant they have made, and boldly confess
him as Lord and Savior; who with You and the Holy Spirit
 lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting.

Amen.

O God, by the leading of a star you manifested
Your only Son to the peoples of the earth.
Lead us, who know You now by faith,
to Your presence, where we may see
Your glory face to face.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives
and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Amen.

Eternal Father, you gave to your incarnate Son
the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation:
Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of Him
who is the Savior of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Amen.

Almighty God, you have poured upon us
the new light of your incarnate Word:
Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts,
may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ
our Lord, who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Amen.

Merciful God, who sent your messengers
the prophets to preach repentance
and prepare the way for our salvation:
Give us grace to heed their warnings
and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy
the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mystical Rose,
make intercession for the Holy Church,
protect the Sovereign Pontiff,
help all those who invoke you in their necessities,
and since you are the ever Virgin Mary,
 and Mother of the True God,
obtain for us from your most holy Son
the grace of keeping our faith, of sweet hope
 in the midst of the bitterness of life, of burning charity,
and the precious gift of final perseverance.

Amen.

Almighty God, during this Advent season,
kindle in every heart the true love of peace,
and guide with Your eternal wisdom
those who take counsel for the nations of the earth,
that in tranquility Your dominion may increase
until the earth is filled with Your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
 who lives and reigns with You, in the unity
of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

O Jesus, Divine Master,
I thank and bless Your most merciful Heart
for having given us Mary most holy as our Mother,
Teacher and Queen.
From the cross You placed us all in her hands.
You gave her a great heart,
much wisdom and immense power.
May all mankind know her, pray to her!
May all permit themselves to be led by her to You,
the Savior of mankind!
I placed myself in her hands,
as You placed Yourself.
With this Mother I want to live now,
in the hour of my death,
and for all eternity.

Amen.

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is
to restore all things in Your well-beloved Son,
the King of kings and Lord of lords:
Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth,
divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed
and brought together under His most gracious rule;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Amen.

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures
to be written for our learning: Grand us
so to hear them, read, mark, learn 
and inwardly digest them, that we
may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed
hope of everlasting life, which You have
given us in our Savior Jesus Christ;
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world
that He might destroy the works of the devil
and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life:
Grant that, having this hope, we may purify
ourselves as He is pure; that, when He comes again
with power and great glory, we may be made like Him
in His eternal and glorious kingdom; where
He lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.