BLESSINGS FOR PERSONS, PLACES AND THINGS Never pay back one wrong with another, or an angry word

with another one; instead, pay back with a blessing. That is what you are called to do, so that you inherit a blessing yourself. (1 Peter 3:9)

In March 1972, the Congregation for the Sacraments and Divine Worship summarized its thoughts on blessings: Blessings obtain certain spiritual effects. They bless men and things, or pray for men and their needs. The first element in a blessing is thanksgiving and praise toward God (as in the berakah prayers used over bread and wine during the preparation of the gifts at Mass). A blessing recognizes and proclaims that creation is good, and that our Creator looks after us in his providential love. When man gives thanks at various moments in his life, he recognizes and professes that all things have been made by God and come to us from him. The use of blessings should increase in the lives of Christians; we ought to continue to advert to God and to his constant guidance of the universe. To help bring this about, it is good to extend the use of blessings to lay persons, especially blessings which belong to their daily life and work. Blessings which belong directly to worship are reserved for use by an ordained minister. St. Paul | Holidays | Weddings & Anniversary | Travel | Articles | OT Blessings

Blessing of Love

(Attributed to St. Francis)

Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is discord, union; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light;

Where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; To be understood as to understand; To be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen. Prayers for Peace V. Our help is in the name of the Lord. R. Who made heaven and earth. V. The Lord be with you. R. And also with you. Let us pray. God our Father, you reveal that those who work for peace will be called your sons. Help us to work without ceasing for that justice which brings true and everlasting peace. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. God, Creator of the world, you established the order which governs all ages. Hear our prayer and give us peace in our time that we may rejoice in your mercy and praise you without end. We ask this through Jesus, your Son and our Lord. Amen. God of perfect peace, neither violence nor cruelty can be a part of you. May those who are at peace with one another hold fast to the good will that unites them. May those who are enemies forget their hatred and be healed. Grant this peace to all men throughout the world. Amen. Lord Jesus Christ, we praise you; bring peace into the world by bringing your peace into the hearts of men. Help us to turn away from sin, and to follow you in love and service. Glory and honor be yours forever and ever. Amen. Thanksgiving V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.

R. Who made heaven and earth. V. The Lord be with you. R. And also with you. Let us pray. Father of all gifts, we praise you, the source of all we have and are. Teach us to acknowledge always the good things your infinite love has given us. Help us to love you with all our hearts and all our strength as our expression of thanksgiving for your many blessings. Fill our hearts with this spirit of gratitude. Amen. Father of mercy, we thank you for your kindness and ask you to free us from all evil that we may serve you with generous hearts and in happiness all our days. Make us always aware of your mercies that with truly thankful hearts, we may make known your praise by giving wholeheartedly of ourselves, and by true holiness of lives all honor and glory will be yours throughout all ages. Amen. Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving kindness to us and to all men. We bless you for our creation and all the blessings of this life, but above all, for your incomparable and undying love in the redemption of the world by your Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Heavenly Father, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving kindness to us and to all men, particularly our families, friends and loved ones. We thank you for all the blessings of this life, our disappointments and failures, but above all, for your incomparable love in the redemption of the world, through your Son Jesus Christ, and for the means of grace and the hope of glory. Make us always aware of your mercies, so that with thankful hearts we may make known your praise, not only with our lips but in our lives, by giving of ourselves to your service. May others see you in us by the charity and holiness of our lives. Grant us the gift of your Spirit, so that we can know him and make him known; and through him, at all times and in all places, we may give thanks to you in all things. Amen. For Our Fellowmen V. Our help is in the name of the Lord. R. Who made heaven and earth. V. The Lord be with you. R. And also with you.

Let us pray. O God, you have made us in your likeness and redeemed us through your Son Jesus Christ. Look with compassion on all of our fellowmen throughout the world. Take away arrogance and hatred from our hearts. Bless us abundantly, so that in your good time all nations and peoples may serve you in peace and harmony here and around your heavenly throne. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Grace at Meals V. Our help is in the name of the Lord. R. Who made heaven and earth. V. The Lord be with you. R. And also with you. Let us pray. Bless us, 0 Lord, and these your gifts which we are about to receive from your bounty and goodness through Christ our Lord. Amen. Heavenly Father, make us grateful for all your mercies and make us ever mindful of the needs of others, especially those less fortunate and blessed. Amen. Lord God, King of the universe, you give us food to sustain our lives and bless us in so many ways. Help us never to forget your love and providential care. Amen. Father in heaven, we praise you for giving us your Son to be our Savior and Lord. Bless us as we gather together and let us always live in your love. Fill our hearts with a deep spirit of love. Hear our prayer, loving Father, for we ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen. Blessed be your name, our God and our Provider, for the gifts of this nation, this land, and for our table. Bring us together in this sharing. Like the supper of Jesus, let this occasion nourish us with faith in you, with care for one another, and with food to give us pleasure and to make us strong. We know that we dare thank you only if our sharing reaches out to all in need. Amen. Greek Orthodox: Blessed be God, who in his mercy nourishes us from his bounteous gifts by his grace and compassion. 0 Christ, our God, bless the meat and drink of which we are about to partake, for you are holy forever. Amen. Protestant: Bless, O Lord, this food for our use, and us for your service, and make us ever mindful of the needs of others, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

convictions and the strength to persevere in being bold witness to your kingdom on earth. hear our prayers for our enemies.) V. word and action. And also with you. correct it. who brings forth bread from the earth. provide for it.Jewish: Lift up your hands toward the sanctuary and bless the Lord. Where it is in want. Strengthen and confirm its members. R. O God. And also with you. Amen. Our help is in the name of the Lord. Our help is in the name of the Lord. strengthen and defend it. Who made heaven and earth. reunite it. Amen. Blessed are you. R. Fill it with truth and keep it in your peace. Let us pray. O God of all mankind. Amen. whose Son commands us to love those who hate us. R. The Lord be with you. V. For the Church (May be used for the diocese and the parish. O Lord our God. and grant them every blessing that they be of one heart and one mind. For Church Unity . The Lord be with you. Let your Holy Spirit guide our Holy Father the Pope. Deliver them and us from deeds beneath the dignity of man whom you have redeemed. V. Where it is right. hear our prayers for your holy Catholic Church. our bishops and our priests with sound judgment. Amen. Gracious Father. Who made heaven and earth. Let others see Christ in us. Where it is divided. We ask this for the sake of your Son. cruelty and revenge from our hearts. Turn us from our evil ways by removing hatred. For Our Enemies V. Let us pray. Where it is in error. our Savior Jesus Christ. R. King of the universe. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. sustain your Church as it faces new tasks in the distress and confusions of this rapidly changing world. and that we reflect his love in every thought.

fill our hearts with thankfulness and in time of trouble. And also with you. R. Fill with the spirit of wisdom those to whom we entrust the authority of government.V. We pray that we may always prove honest labor. Lord Jesus Christ. you said to your apostles. The Lord be with you. Who made heaven and earth. R. For Civil Authorities V. For Our Country V. Who made heaven and earth. Save us from violence. Let us pray. but the faith of your Church. R. R. Let us pray. we humbly thank you for this good land which you have given us for our inheritance. and from every evil way. The Lord be with you. Amen. In time of prosperity.” Regard not our sins. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. And also with you. . Our help is in the name of the Lord. Who made heaven and earth. Take away all hatred and prejudice and whatever else may hinder us from unity. Preserve and increase our liberties. V. so that we may with one mind and one tongue sing out your glory. discord and confusion. and fashion into one united nation this people of many races and tongues. R. R. And also with you. V. Our help is in the name of the Lord. Almighty God. of faith and love. Our help is in the name of the Lord. do not allow our trust and hope in you to fail. that they may seek justice and peace. my own peace I leave with you. V. The Lord be with you. “Peace I give you. from pride and arrogance. May we all be of one heart and one soul united in one holy bond of truth and peace. All this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

etc. Amen. the source of all wisdom.). that we may follow your guidance and live in peace. Fill them with the love of truth. Make them always remember that they are your servants called to lead and serve this nation (or state. whose statutes are good and gracious. V. honesty and righteousness. Let us pray. fulfilling roles of service and responsibility. The Lord be with you. Who made heaven and earth. one God. the whole world is full of your glory. they may promote the well-being of all our people. Who made heaven and earth. And also with you. For Social Justice V. etc. our Father. And also with you. that by just and prudent laws. R. Amen.) in the fear of your righteous judgments. We commend our country to your merciful care. and whose law is truth. Our help is in the name of the Lord. guide and direct our senators and congressmen (or state legislature. liberty and justice. R. V. Through Christ our Lord.). . now and forever. O God. For Congress or a State Legislature V. R. and to all authority. who lives and governs with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Almighty God. Our help is in the name of the Lord. The Lord be with you. that they may seek justice and protect the weak and lead us in constructing institutions for our peace and mutual aid. O Lord. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. wisdom and strength to know and to do your holy will. R. you have charged us with the task of building on this earth a home where all the nations dwell in unity.Let us pray. Give to the President of these United States (or governor of this state. etc. Let us pray. We pray for strength and purpose to make officers in every branch of government accountable to all the people.

your holy and life-giving Spirit that every human heart may be moved and promoted to break through the barriers that divide the peoples of our land. Grant. R. and help us learn to share. it is not because we do not want to. We have to carry about so much and manage so many things. Amen. so that we may learn to share. remind us of our simple roots. temptations and discouragements. our Father. to the glory of your holy name. Our help is in the name of the Lord. Defend them day by day with your guiding hand and heavenly grace. Let us pray. Who made heaven and earth. encourage them and strengthen them in their trials. Blessing of a School V. And also with you. In the midst of our complex and hurried lives. grant them your abiding presence wherever they may be. we commend to your gracious and protective care and benevolent keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Who made heaven and earth. Help us employ the principles of freedom and Christian ideals in the struggle for justice among men and nations. The Lord be with you. Amen. O Lord. V. And also with you. holding. Destroy the spirit of hatred. For Those in the Armed Forces V. so that we may live in justice and peace for which Christ gave his life that all men would be saved. that we may rightly use our freedom and have strong convictions to be counted when we are put to the test. If we do not reach out to others. The Lord be with you. V. Our help is in the name of the Lord. but because our arms are tired from grasping. Grant us strength and courage to fearlessly contend against evil. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Lighten our load. you have created us in your own image. R. so that our load may be lightened. R. Heavenly Father. that we dare not be distracted by our neighbor. R. Let us pray. and may suspicions disappear and hatreds cease.Almighty God. Amen. Amen. . keeping all the good things we possess. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

so that they may always follow your Son Jesus. V. Our help is in the name of the Lord. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. and know that they are joined to . And also with you. the source of all truth. R. the source of all truth. V. R. Bless them and give them strength. The Lord be with you. Who made heaven and earth. behold with your gracious favor our schools and colleges that knowledge and wisdom may be increased among us. Hear the prayers we offer for our sick friends and relatives. we implore you. And also with you. that rejoicing together in the knowledge of your truth. remember those who have grown old in your love and service. R. sanctify. Let us pray. Bless all who teach and all who learn. For Schools and Colleges O God. Who made heaven and earth. keep them in your love. this building meant for the education of children. we may worship and serve you from generation to generation. Amen. For the Sick V. Pour into it the richness of your blessing and peace. R. Nurture your children with Christian ideals. Blessing for an Elderly Person V. Enlighten with your wisdom those who teach and those who learn. May all who suffer from disease or painful lingering sicknesses realize that they are chosen to be saints. Father. Our help is in the name of the Lord. and accept your teachings in genuine humility of heart. Father in heaven. that their minds will be open to the truths of Christian ideals and principles. your Son accepted our sufferings to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness. Amen. The Lord be with you. Bless both teacher and student that they may ever look to you their God. Give them your joy and peace each day.Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray.

Amen. and those who minister to him (her) your healing gifts that he (she) may be restored to complete health and render to you prayers and gratitude. show our sick and suffering friends the power of your loving care. Amen. Merciful Father. for ever and ever. graciously comfort and encourage your servant in his (her) suffering and bless the means available for his (her) cure. who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Who made heaven and earth. The Lord be with you. Our help is in the name of the Lord. R. V. Heavenly Father. Look upon him (her) with your great mercy. Amen. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. For Childbirth V. giver of life and health. Heavenly Father. Who made heaven and earth. Amen. etc.). Father of mercies and God of all comfort. Amen. And also with you. N. In your good time restore him (her) to health and enable him (her) to live the rest of his (her) life in your love and to your glory. bless N.Christ in his suffering for the salvation of the world.. our only help in time of need and distress. Heavenly Father. Through Christ our Lord. our help in human weakness. restore them to health and turn our society for them into joy. For One About to Undergo an Operation V. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. and if it is your will. R. R. In your kindness make them well. Accept the prayers and gifts we offer for them. one God. your servant. Let us pray. Fill his (her) heart with absolute confidence in you and teach him (her) to put complete trust in your goodness and power.. we humbly beg you to relieve your sick servant for whom our prayers are offered. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. give him (her) patience in his (her) affliction. . Amen. restore his (her) health and turn our anxiety for him (her) into joy. Our help is in the name of the Lord. comfort him (her) with a sense of your goodness. your love guides every moment of our lives. The Lord be with you. V. Accept our prayers and petitions for our sick relative (or friend.

your Son and our Lord. Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth. became poor. The Lord be with you. V. Almighty God. who humbly asks you for the welfare of the child you permitted her to conceive. whom it would be so easy to forget: the homeless. Our help is in the name of the Lord. O Lord. the aged and the sick. For the Poor and Neglected V. Our help is in the name of the Lord. Who made heaven and earth. And also with you. The Lord be with you. you who are mighty and awe-inspiring. Let us pray. and send her aid from your holy place. Almighty and everlasting God. you alone are kind and loving. Amen. R. be a tower of strength to your servant N. Most merciful God. Creator of all things. Let us pray.. For Those Who Mourn or Are Bereaved V. Who made heaven and earth. R. you prepared the body and soul of the Virgin Mary to become a worthy home for your Son. And also with you. for the love of your Son who. particularly those who have no one to care for them. May the hand of your mercy assist her delivery and may her child come to the light of day without harm. V. And also with you. the destitute.R. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. our heavenly Father. Through Christ. just and merciful. Amen. help us to remember all poor and neglected persons. Father of mercies and giver of all comfor . Grant this. Keep them from being discouraged and help them from despairing. R. By the co-working of the Holy Spirit. Heal and comfort those who are broken in spirit and turn their sorrow into joy. who lives and reigns forever and ever. to serve you in all things and attain everlasting life. Receive the sacrifice of your servant N. for our sake. Lift up the downhearted and cheer them with new hope. May your fatherly goodness rest upon them. Let us pray. R.

Father. An Act of Faith O My God. Mother of God. Son and Holy Ghost. give the day meaning and purpose. and to the Holy Spirit. world without end. full of grace! the Lord is with thee. Thy kingdom come. He descended into hell. and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Give us this day our daily bread.DAILY PRAYERS These prayers. The Hail Mary Hail Mary. the third day He arose again from the dead. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. our Lord. the Father Almighty. Amen. hallowed be Thy Name. and of the Holy Spirit. blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of they womb. from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. The Apostles' Creed I believe in God. The Sign of the Cross In the name of the Father. He ascended into heaven. sitteth at the right hand of God. Amen. is now. Jesus. but deliver us from evil. suffered under Pontius Pilate. was crucified. and ever shall be. and of the Son. and lead us not into temptation. recited daily. His only Son. Glory be to the Father Glory be to the Father. and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. Amen. Holy Mary. The Lord's Prayer Our Father Who art in heaven. I believe that Thy Divine Son became man and died for our sins. Creator of heaven and earth. the Holy Catholic Church. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost. Amen. pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. and in Jesus Christ. born of the Virgin Mary. Amen. the Father Almighty. died and was buried. As it was in the beginning. the communion of Saints. the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. An Act of Hope . Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived. I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three Divine Persons. and to the Son. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches because Thou hast revealed them. I believe in the Holy Ghost. the forgiveness of sins.

and ask pardon of all whom I have injured. our savior and our brother. May the almighty and merciful Lord grant us pardon. . Amen. The Confiteor I confess to almighty God. Amen. to obey You and to love You always in union with Mary Immaculate. because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love. to please You. I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace. keep us during this day. God. I glorify You. A Daily Prayer Into Your hands. word and deed. my God. I desire to service You. Let me ever obey Your commandments. with my whole heart and soul. ever virgin. my friends and enemies. Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. absolution. by the merits and intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the Saints. evil desires. my benefactors. I count myself as nothing before Your divine majesty. ever virgin. world without end. to the holy apostles Peter and Paul and to all the saints that I have sinned exceedingly in thought. Who live and reign with God the Father and the same Holy Spirit. from sudden and un-provided death. An Act of Contrition O My God. and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments. my Lord and Redeemer. forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life. and from the pains of hell. mother of God and our mother. and life everlasting. the holy apostles Peter and Paul and all the saints to pray to the Lord our God for me. sins. to blessed Michael the archangel. helpless and unworthy as I am. I love Thee above all things. Amen. to blessed John the Baptist. and all Catholic people. from the vices. beauty and goodness. An Act of Love O My God. relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises. and remission of all our sins. I give You thanks and I love You. O God. through my fault. I place and entrust this day my own soul. and temptations of the devil. and the hands of Your Angels. May the light of the Holy Spirit and Your grace shine in my heart. through my fault. in union with Your dear son Jesus Christ. I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. You alone are life. I forgive all who have injured me. I hope to obtain pardon of my sins. blessed Michael the archangel. my relations. blessed John the Baptist. through the merits of Jesus Christ. and let me never be separated from You. Amen. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. Therefore I beseech blessed Mary. the help of Thy grace. truth. May almighty God have mercy on us.O My God. I praise You. through my most grievous fault. Prayer of Adoration I adore You. to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin. O Lord. to blessed Mary. but most of all because they offend Thee.

Give me only Your love and Your grace and I am rich enough nor do I ask for more. O Lord. Your grace into our hearts that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ.. O Lord. my understanding and my will. Let us pray Pour forth. O Lord. And dwelled among us.Give me Your Holy Spirit to enlighten me. Amen. O holy mother of God. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Grace after Meals . Take my memory. was made known by the message of an angel. Amen. may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. and these Your gifts. Your Son. Offering of Self Receive. Hail Mary. which we are about to receive from Your bounty. The Angelus The angel of the Lord spoke to Mary. Through Christ our Lord. Pray for us. whatever I possess You have given to me.. all my liberty. we beg You. And the Word was made flesh. where I shall glorify You forever and ever. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.. while I look for the happiness of heaven. Whatever I have. I yield it to be ruled directly by Your will. Hail Mary. Be it done unto me according to Your word. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen... I restore it all to You. Amen. to correct me and to guide me in the way of Your commandments and in all perfection. Grace before Meals Bless us.. Hail Mary. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

For the Lord is truly risen. the union of all Christians and our final union with you in heaven. His Mother. O Jesus In union with your most precious blood poured out on the cross and offered in every mass. Rejoice and be glad. rejoice. Amen. O Virgin Mary. Let us pray O God. Regina Coeli (said during Paschaltime instead of the Angelus) Queen of heaven. joys. Alleluia. For He whom you deserved to bear. we beseech You. through the same Christ our Lord.We give You thanks. Alleluia. Pray for us to God. world without end. A Prayer of Praise . we may attain the joys of eternal life. Who by the Resurrection of Your Son. Amen. sorrows and sufferings for the praise of Your holy name and all the desires of Your sacred heart. our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. for the conversion of sinners. Alleluia. Alleluia. that. Alleluia. in reparation for sin. Has risen as He said. Who live and reign. for all Your benefits. works. Alleluia. Almighty God. vouchsafed to give joy to the whole world. I offer you today my prayers. grant. through the intercession of the Virgin Mary.

Amen. May these remembrances stir us to your service. The Morning Offering . as God did. For health and remember the sick. for the muscles of men who build houses and hospitals and harbors. MORNING PRAYERS A collection of beautiful prayers to start the day. For friends and remember the friendless. Daily Prayer of Thanksgiving Oh. What we are and have is from You. And our grateful response can only be to share these treasures with all Your children. too. for the hearts of parents who teach us to love. too. For freedom and remember the enslaved. for sunlight and flowers and snowfalls. For food and remember the hungry. Amen.. this sinful world as it is. Father for the innocent eyes of children. The Serenity Prayer 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. Praise to You. Amen. for those things that Your wise love has decided to withhold from us.Praise to You.. Not as I would have it Trusting that God will make all things right If I surrender to God's will That I may be reasonably happy in this life. We praise You. We Thank You. We praise You for what we have. heavenly Father. Father for so many brothers and sisters. that thy gifts to us may be used for others. And supremely happy with God forever in the next. for the minds of scholars who unfold the truths of the universe.

and they shall be created. Who taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit. Water from the side of Christ. by the gift of the same Spirit. Within Your wounds hide me. Who have brought us to the beginning of this day. Loganimity. Understanding. Fear of the Lord. Send forth Your Spirit. grant that. Let us pray O God. Through Christ our Lord. Patience. Prayer to the Holy Spirit Come. Chastity. . Peace. Body of Christ. Faith. Mildness. wash me. defend me. And You shall renew the face of the earth. strengthen me. Gifts of the Holy Spirit Wisdom. we may be always truly wise. Blood of Christ. Benignity. defend us during this day by Your power. save me. Anima Christi Soul of Christ. Holy Spirit. Counsel. thoughts and deeds may always proceed and be directed toward that which is just in Your sight. Fruits of the Holy Spirit Charity. Separated from You let me never be. Fortitude. O good Jesus. hear me. Goodness. Passion of Christ.Lord God Almighty. inebriate me. that we may not fall into sin but that all our words. Knowledge. Piety. Continence. Amen. sanctify me. From the malignant enemy. Joy. and ever rejoice in His consolation. Amen. fill the hearts of Your faithful and kindle in them the fire of Your love. Modesty.

forever and ever. have nothing and can do nothing worthy of you. send Your Holy Spirit upon us that we may know what is right and have strength to do it. I humbly offer you in union with Him and through His sacred heart whatever I possess: my body. And close to You bid me. Joseph. O Lord. and of the Son. had I not been protected by You merciful and watchful providence. pray for us. and of the Holy Spirit. Protect us from violence and give us peace. who was born in a stable and worked in a carpenter's shop. and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month. by Your divine grace. Blessed be the holy and undivided Trinity. say or do anything unworthy of one called to be a member of Your family. Amen. and from all other evils which might have befallen me. Prayer before Work O God of the poor and the humble.At the hour of death. . Amen. works. Now and forever. Yet. through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I offer you my prayers. joys and sufferings of this day in union with the holy sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all the apostles of prayer. Amen. remembering that I come to Your majesty through Christ my Savior. friend of the workman. O God of strength. the reunion of all Christians. Amen. Amen. for having watched over me this past night and preserved me from sudden death. not to think. I thank You principally for having created me to Your image and likeness and preserved me to this day. That with Your saints I may be Praising You. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls. Good St. I praise and thank You for the gifts of nature and grace which I have received from your infinite goodness. I promise. A Morning Prayer In the name of the Father. for having given Your only begotten son to suffer for me on the cross and to wash away my sins in his most precious blood. O almighty and eternal God. for having so often pardoned my sins. But You know that of myself I am nothing. look down in pity on the workers of this world. reparation for sin. call me. The Morning Prayer O Jesus. my senses and all the powers of my soul. catholic and apostolic church. Teach us to be content with our lot and never let us be tempted with dishonesty. in return for all your mercies I wish I could give you a sufficient offering of gratitude and love. I thank You for having called me to the faith of the holy. Give us work that we may keep our families in comfort and live without fear. When it seems necessary to fight against injustice. in union with all Your elect in heaven and on earth I adore You.

the sanctification of my soul and for the good those around me. Prayer To The Blessed Virgin O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel. Jude. assist me in my necessity. Queen of Heaven and Earth. SPECIAL PRAYERS A collection of beautiful prayers for special intentions A Prayer to St. never permit me to be separated from You. works. As though You were already come. Mother of God. joys and sufferings. for the conversion of sinners. Immaculate Virgin. I offer You my prayers. loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. My cause is in your hands. worker of miracles.Help me. Amen. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally. St. fruitful vine. be they good or bad. St. Amen. pray for us. Jude. I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me in my necessity (mention request). through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Sacred Heart of Jesus. pray for us who have recoursed thee (3 times). There are none that can withstand your power. come at least spiritually into my heart. Spiritual Communion My Jesus. glorified. for the love of God. and in reparation for all the sins committed against the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament. pray for us. I love You above all things. Fatima Morning Offering O Jesus. to curb my evil inclinations and so guide and sustain me in all things that every thought. Blessed Mother of the Son of God. word and action of mine may be used for Your greater glory. pray for us. Jude May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored. Lovely Lady Dressed In Blue Lovely Lady dressed in blue-teach me how to pray! God was just your little boy. Amen. all that this day may bring. O Lord. O Mary conceived without sin. I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You. splendor of Heaven. O Holy Mary. tell me what to say! . and I long for You in my soul. O Star of the Sea. helper of the hopeless. help me and show me here that you are my mother.

you are illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace. consoler of the afflicted. for you know? Lovely Lady dressed in blue. Raphael the Archangel Glorious Archangel. Prayer Of St.Did you lift Him up. Because you are the "medicine of God" I humbly pray you to heal the many infirmities of my soul and the ills that afflict my body. May God restrain Him. Where there is despair. let me sow love. Miracles waited on your word. Prayer to St. Where there is hatred. sometimes. by the power of God. Where there is doubt. your love for God and charity for His creatures. and do Thou. I implore of you to obtain for me (mention request). Holy St. Prayer To St. and you know the way. or sea. which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety. as once you helped the young Tobias on his travels. I especially ask of you the favor (mention request) and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. assist me in all my needs and in all the sufferings of this life. And where there is sadness. teach me how to pray! God was just your little boy. Who loved to be folded in your arms and the gratitude of my heart will be yours. hope. when on earth. O Prince of the Heavenly Host. who wander through the world. Where there is injury. make me an instrument of Your peace. You are a guide of those who journey by land. Francis Of Assisi Lord. defend us in our hour of conflict. great prince of the heavenly court. gentlest of Saints. The answer to my prayer may require a miracle even so. whisper my petition into the ears of the Sweet Infant Jesus. Michael the Archangel. whose heart was ever full of human sympathy. joy. . gently on your knee? Did you sing to Him the way Mother does to me? Did you hold His hand at night? Did you ever try telling stories of the world? O! And did He cry? Do you really think He cares if I tell Him things-little things that happen? And do the Angel's wings make a noise? And can He hear me if I speak low? Does He understand me now? Tell me. Amen. Prayer To St. St. cast Satan into Hell. Anthony. and with him all the other evil spirits. to possess miraculous powers. we humbly pray. pardon. Encouraged by this thought. faith. you are the saint of miracles. light. Anthony. Raphael. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. Michael St. made you worthy. I beg you. O gentle and loving St. Where there is darkness. Amen. and refuge of sinners. for the ruin of souls. Anthony Blessed be God in His angels and in His Saints.

help me in all my needs. Andrew Novena Prayer to Obtain Favors Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will obtain what is asked. it is in pardoning that we are pardoned. to be understood as to understand. to fight and not heed the wounds. in all my trials of life. to toil and not to seek for rest. Christ in danger. Holy Spirit. Christ behind me. my soul. Christ in quiet.O Divine Master. enlighten me in my ignorance. in piercing cold. so generous as to pardon sincerely any wrong done to me. Let my weakness be penetrated with Your strength this very day that I may fulfill all the duties of my state conscientiously. Christ before me. fill my heart with Your holy gifts. A Prayer Of St. and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ. in Bethlehem. to hear my prayer and grant my desires. St. vouchsafe. strengthen me in my weakness. and of His Blessed Mother. and pour Your light into my heart. For it is in giving that we receive. Ignatius Loyola Dearest Lord. to be loved as to love. and hurt no one's feelings. Christ within me. Christ in hearts of all that love me. grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console. and my mind. teach me to serve You as You deserve: to give and not to count the cost. at midnight. teach me to be generous. that I may do what is right and just. Christ to win me. Let my charity be such as to offend no one. Christ beside me. A Prayer Of St. advise me in my doubts. Christ to comfort and restore me. O my God. Prayer To The Holy Trinity . O Holy Spirit. O Holy Spirit. Assist me. Christ in mouth of friend and stranger. Christ beneath me. Christ above me.) Prayer To The Holy Spirit Come. (mention request) (It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. In that hour. to labor and not to ask for reward save that of knowing I am doing Your will. Amen. Patrick Christ be with me. Assist me to live a holy life and to grow in goodness and grace. Graciously hear me. protect me in temptation and console me in afflictions. Amen.

Publication must be promised. Oh. I salute thee through the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Amen. whose great love of Christ led you to serve the poorest of the poor.) I beseech thee to have infinite pity in regard to the favor I ask of thee. Who has sanctified me in the sacrament of Baptism. Jude Thaddeus. intercede for me. This prayer has never been known to fail." Prayer To St. and whose missionary zeal inspired you to embrace the peoples of the world. Jude O glorious Apostle. You will receive your intention on or before the ninth Tuesday. true relative of Jesus and Mary. Comfort me in all my difficulties and. Martha "Thank you. and my family. and continues to sanctify me by the graces I receive daily from His bounty. Glory be to the Three adorable Persons of the Holy Trinity. St. Prayer to Mother Teresa of Calcutta Oh Holy Mother Teresa of Calcutta.Glory be to the Father. (mention request) and that I may be able to overcome all difficulties. embracing them in . Glory be to the Holy Spirit. come to my aid that I may praise the mercies of God. through the great favor you enjoy in the house of my Savior. Amen. I resort to your protection and faith. Saint Martha. Who by His almighty power and love created me. Humbly prostrate before thee. I implore thee through this heart to look down upon me with compassion." The following prayer is to be said for nine consecutive Tuesdays. Glory be to the Son. Let not my trust be confounded. and opened for me the gates of heaven. Who by His Precious Blood delivered me from hell. Saint Martha. Oh. I come to you in humble supplication. Obtain for me the grace to see Christ in all human beings. All my life I will be grateful to thee and will be thy faithful client until I can thee in Heaven. Amen. (Say three Hail Mary’s. no matter how impossible it might seem. despise not my poor prayer. making me in the image and likeness of God. To thee God has granted the privilege of aiding mankind in the most desperate cases. for favors granted. Prayer To St. now and forever. Through this heart I praise and thank God for all the graces He has bestowed upon thee. Saint Martha.

Amen. a devoted spirit of sacrifice and an unshakable confidence in Your promise to be with them to the end of time. Fill them with courage. cast them forever from Your sight. Be mindful. we beg You. and keep us secure in Your love. Amen. You earned the salvation of souls. Do not. Amen. the labors of Your public life and bloody death. creator of all things. and may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here and their everlasting crown hereafter. daily purpled with your Precious Blood. A Prayer For Our Parish O God. Amen. Queen of the Clergy. I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus. some of those called to participate in the priesthood of the eternal high priest have fallen from the heights to which they were summoned. Prayer for Troubled Priests Eternal Father. Grant that our common life and work may be an example to all about us. A Prayer for Priests O Jesus. Give success to their labors. Restore to them by a flood of Your grace that generosity which they knew in life's morning. Bless their labors with abundant fruit. Guide our pastor and his assistants in their work. I beseech thee to obtain for Mother Teresa the official declaration of sainthood through canonization. where none may touch them. Obtain for me also. obtain for us numerous and holy priests. which daily touch your Sacred Body. The same path is trodden now by our missionaries who work for the salvation of souls. Prayer For Brothers . Jesus Christ. answer their prayers and bless their burdens so that Your kingdom may extend to the ends of the earth. now shared by Him with men. In the weakness which You know. Eternal Priest. the favor of: (mention request) Oh Heavenly Father. Acknowledge the intercessions of (name of the parish patron) our patron.the spirit of generosity and ministering to them in the name of Jesus. Keep pure and unworldly their hearts sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood. Keep unstained their anointed hands. through Your life of poverty. Your intense sufferings. Keep unsullied their lips. Prayer For Missionaries Divine Savior. Let your holy love surround them from the world's contagion. pray for us. keep your priests within the shelter of your Sacred Heart. we reverence Your continued grace and presence in the priesthood of You only begotten Son. You have made us the church of Your dear Son. of their hearts as they were touched by Your grace in the beginnings of their priesthood. rather. Mary. Make our parish a family of one heart and mind in love toward You.

purify it. Take. their womanhood. In youth's glad hour they turned from every earthly possession. the Brothers consecrated to Jesus. and of the Son. faithful and fervent Sisters.. Prayer of Resignation My Lord God. who comforted me in sickness. Michael the Archangel In the Name of the Father. I confidently plead with You for all Your Brothers. particularly Sister (mention name here). Amen. Yet in spite of their good will and generosity. the Sisters who encouraged and guided me. the Sisters who taught me in school. But above all I commend to You the Sisters dearest to me. Give them Your tenderness to melt all selfish coldness. therefore. O Jesus. Amen. against the spirits of wickedness in the high places” (Eph. and through her. I accept at your hands will all its anxieties. O Jesus. all the Sisters to whom I am indebted in any other way. bend over the hospital cot with the Brothers who nurse bodies to win souls. Come to the assistance of men . 6. Stir up in them the grace of their holy vocation. defend us in “our battle against principalities and powers. I pray to You for Your courageous. Be present in the classroom with the Brothers who labor for the youth You love so well. and obedience in holiness of life. chastity. weak and frail. be present in the kitchen and in the laundry and in the workshop with these Brothers who form the strong right arm of the great religious bodies that are the glory of Your church. give them Your courage to rise above all pettiness. ennoble it. look lovingly upon Mary as she stood beneath the cross of her Son. that they might dedicate themselves by the sacred bonds of poverty. Keep them always in Your holy presence. pains and sufferings whatever kind of death it may please you to be mine. every passing joy and every vain ambition. who have You alone as their motive and their solace. And bless them abundantly for time and for eternity. Give them O God. have pity on Your consecrated Sisters. Most glorious Prince of the Heavenly Armies. against the rulers of this world of darkness. O Jesus. for they are faithful. transform it by Your grace. An Exorcism Prayer to St. pierce them with Your honesty so that they may know themselves and come to know You. keep them all close to Your heart.O Almighty and eternal God. they are human. and of the Holy Ghost. chastity and obedience. Prayer For Sisters O Almighty and eternal God. the Sisters whose beautiful example has edified and inspired me.12). look upon the mother of Your Son and for love of her. Amen. ardent religious. even now resignedly and willingly. Saint Michael the Archangel. They are bound to You by their vows of poverty. be present in the mission field with Your Brothers. Amen. fidelity and sincerity. For the love of this sorrowing mother and her Son have pity on Your other sons.

We drive you from us. whoever you may be.+ as does also the power of the mysteries of the Christian Faith. assemblies and sects. 2. the old serpent. Lord. descend upon us. because He will dwell with Her “all days even to the end of the world” (Matt. May Thy mercy. commands you. of Blessed Michael the Archangel. they indicate the Sign of the Cross to be made silently by that person).(*non-religious omit) God arises. R. that he may no longer retain men captive and do injury to the Church. of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul and all the Saints. hath conquered. the offspring of David. as wax melts before the fire. 2-3). torment God's elect and sift them as wheat. you still claim to be equal. strengthened by the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary. all wicked legions. He who has built His Church on the firm rock and declared that the gates of hell shall not prevail against Her.+ The glorious Mother of God. all satanic powers. you shall no more dare to deceive the human race. + God the Son commands you. all infernal invaders.+ God the Holy Ghost commands you. Offer our prayers to the Most High. In the Name and by the power of Our Lord Jesus Christ.+ He with whom. God's Word made flesh. P. R. becoming obedient even unto death” (Phil. so the wicked perish at the presence of God. + she who by her humility and from the first moment of her Immaculate Conception crushed your proud .whom God has created to His likeness and whom He has redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil.+ The Most High God commands you. bind him and cast him into the bottomless pit .20). commands you. 20. which is the devil and Satan”. His enemies are scattered and those who hate Him flee before Him. Behold the Cross of the Lord. Rite of Exorcism In the Name of Jesus Christ. so are they driven. Pray therefore the God of Peace to crush Satan beneath our feet.. take hold of “the dragon.+ Christ. P. that without delay they may draw His mercy down upon us. “God who wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (I Tim. if a lay person recites it. in your great insolence. persecute the Church.8). + Most cunning serpent.+ He who to save our race outdone through your envy.“that he may no longer seduce the nations” (Apoc.. “humbled Himself.4). our God and Lord. Mother of God. the Lord has entrusted the souls of the redeemed to be led into heaven. unclean spirits. we confidently undertake to repulse the attacks and deceits of the devil. The Lion of the tribe of Juda. God the Father commands you. to thee. The sacred Sign of the Cross commands you.2. + may you be snatched away and driven from the Church of God and from the souls made to the image and likeness of God and redeemed by the Precious Blood of the Divine Lamb. 28. the Virgin Mary. flee bands of enemies. Holy Church venerates thee as her guardian and protector. As great as our hope in Thee. (The crosses + below indicate a blessing to be given if a priest recites the Exorcism. As smoke is driven away. (and powerful in the holy authority of our ministry)*.

Be gone Satan. visible and invisible.head. of Whose reign there shall be no end. Amen. hear my prayer. for Thou art the Creator of all things. That Thy Church may serve Thee in peace and liberty: R. God of heaven. from their snares. R. we adjure you by the living God. (Sprinkle Holy water in the places you may be). inventor and master of all deceit. May the Lord be with thee. I beg you to destroy the power of your worst enemies: The malign spirits. R. Holy. God of Martyrs. and of the other Apostles commands you. this Name which causes hell to tremble. 16). the God of Hosts. Let us pray. cursed dragon. P. + Thus. That Thou may crush down all enemies of Thy Church: R. Powers and Dominations of heaven are humbly submissive. we humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy glorious Majesty and we beseech Thee to deliver us by Thy power from all the tyranny of the infernal spirits. tremble and flee when we invoke the Holy Name of Jesus. this Name which the Cherubim and Seraphim praise unceasingly repeating: Holy.John 3. From the snares of the devil. God of Patriarchs. and keep them there forever. Holy. and the Holy Spirit and through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. stop harming the Church and hindering her liberty. stop deceiving human creatures and pouring out to them the poison of eternal damnation. Stoop beneath the all-powerful Hand of God. P. R. We beseech Thee to hear us. P. give place to the One. to grant us Thy powerful protection and to keep us safe and sound. God who has power to give life after death and rest after work: because there is no other God than Thee and there can be no other. God of Apostles. And with thy spirit. O Lord. Prayer To Defeat The Works Of Satan Oh Divine Eternal Father.+ The blood of the Martyrs and the pious intercession of all the Saints command you. P. God of Prophets. God of Virgins. Throw them into the deepest caverns of hell. Catholic and Apostolic Church acquired by Christ at the price of His Blood.+ by the holy God. their lies and their furious wickedness. and you. Deign. Give place to Christ in Whom you have found none of your works. O Lord. diabolical legions.+ by the God “who so loved the world that He gave up His only Son. We beseech Thee through Jesus Christ Our Lord. that every soul believing in Him might not perish but have life everlasting” (St. The faith of the holy Apostles Peter and Paul. Deliver us. this Name to which the Virtues. O Lord. united with your Divine Son. Holy is the Lord. . God of Confessors. And let my cry come unto Thee. God of Archangels. God of earth. God of Angels. + by the true God. P. enemy of man's salvation. We beseech Thee to hear us.

lead us. lead us. Heavenly Father. In your hands. lead us in your wisdom. lead us. I repeat this prayer. lead us in your wisdom. lead us. God who called our Foundress. Provident God. God of humankind. lead us to freedom in your Spirit. Provident God. lead us to freedom in your Spirit. lead us. revelations of your love. lead us together. God our breath and our wellspring. Into your new creation lead us together. I gently place into your hands. To the places of new growth lead us together. lead us in your wisdom. lead us in your wisdom. I gently place into your hands. lead us to freedom in your Spirit. God who calls us in the darkness. lead us to freedom in your Spirit. Into fruitfulness. and very justly it belongs to you. those here and those living in the fullness of your life.take possession of your kingdom. lead us. Amen. . since it has been created by yourself. Provident God. lead us. God who promises newness. lead us together. Give us living water. Providence Prayer (by Sister Denise Wilkinson. With every beat of my heart and with every breath. with all of its ups and downs. lead us. My daily work and all who come into my life through it. lead us together. lead us to freedom in your Spirit. Our planet and our universe. to the poor and abandoned lead us. Our Church and all of the people of God. God of Jesus Christ. Into love and care. My loved ones. SP) My life. I gently place into your hands. Into harmony. grant us the reigning right of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. lead us in your wisdom. lead us together. lead us to freedom in your Spirit. lead us to freedom in your Spirit. Provident God. lead us to freedom in your Spirit. lead us in your wisdom. Into listening. lead us. lead us in your wisdom. may we learn to be expressions of your Providence. I gently place into your hands. lead us in your wisdom. Fire us for the journey. I gently place into your hands. God of Providence God of Providence. Provident God. Amen. today and always. God who dwells within us. lead us. lead us. lead us together. lead us together. for pure Love to you.

my God. of love and dutifulness. Prayer to the Providence of God (St. Be our light and our vision. that it may not be a state of temptation or sorrow to me by occasion of my sins or infirmities. my spiritual poverty extreme. greater than my difficulties. I put my trust in you. lead us to freedom in your Spirit. stronger than death. Amen. who dost bless us by Thy bounty. give me insight and understanding. SJ) Loving and tender Providence of my God. to you I commit the more precious interests of my immortal soul for whose lot I have nothing to fear as long as I do not leave your care. Amen. for you are my father. Though temptations should assail me. Prayer of One about to be Married O gracious Father. my temporal and eternal prospects. and so trusting. You are my kind. and govern us by Thy providence: I give Thee humble and hearty thanks for all the mercies which I have received at Thy hands in time past. lead us in your wisdom. Though my faults are many. but proceed to understanding of heart and wisdom to view . my misery great. And now. as Thou has intended it to be to all that love and fear Thy holy name. since Thou hast called me to the holy estate of marriage. support and guide us by Thy grace. and I am your devoted child. my hope in you surpasses all. I will hope in you. but of holiness and comfort. to you I abandon my hopes and fears. be pleased to be with me in my entering into it and passing through it. even then I will trust in you.God of Providence. It is superior to my weakness. though I break my resolutions. TEENAGER PRAYERS A collection of beautiful prayers for Teenager's Prayer For the Desire To Learn Almighty God. Though you should ask me to die. into your hands I commend my spirit. who casts myself into your arms and begs your blessing. pardon us by Thy mercy. the support of my salvation. Amen. I will look to you confidently for grace to keep them at last. Move me to search and to question. my desires and repugnancies. To you I commit the wants of my perishable body. lead us. lead us together. Claude La Colombiere. May I not stop with knowledge. compassionate and indulgent parent. shall not be confounded. give me a deep curiosity about all of Your creation. a retentive memory and the patience to ponder and reflect.

Make our social life a graceful experience of warmth and friendship. A Boy's Prayer Before A Date . their children. the consoling gift of Your holy and generous love. Amen. Prayer For Parents Almighty and everlasting God. and a worthwhile companion. Lord God. fill our grandparents with Your choicest blessings and enrich their souls with Your heavenly grace. Keep us from temptation. Amen. Mercifully hear the prayer of love which we offer to You for those with whom You have shared Your fatherly kindness so that they might lavish upon us. May they deserve to sing Your praises forever in our heavenly homeland together with us. Help us. help in the completion. Dear Lord. Amen. together with us. May they give You abundant thanks for having bestowed upon them the great privilege of sharing in Your infinite fruitfulness and Your divine fatherhood. Amen. grant that both our father and our mother may reach old age in continuous health of mind and body. which You first imprinted upon them on their wedding day. Grant that they may faithfully and constantly guard that likeness to Your spiritual union with Your Church. Dear Lord. be with me tonight on this date so that I may be attractive. their grandchildren. Grant that they may faithfully and constantly guard that likeness of You which is in their hearts. and enable them to impart it always to their children. and may their children be their joy in this earthly exile and their crown of glory in our heavenly home. fill our parents with Your choicest blessings and enrich their souls with Your holy grace. May they deserve to sing Your praises forever in our heavenly homeland. Lord. Through Christ our Lord. as we journey through life. You have lovingly called us into life by means of our parents who thereby share in Your divine power. to be helpful to them. May they ever walk in the way of Your commandments. Point out the beginning.the world with the eyes of faith. interesting. Finally. Help me to be considerate and thoughtful and to contribute to the enjoyment of the evening. Prayer For Grandparents Dear Lord. A Girl's Prayer Before A Date Dear God. grant our grandparents continuous health of mind and body. Fill them with the spirit of wisdom and enable them to impart it always to their grandchildren. May they ever walk in the way of Your commandments and may their grandchildren be their joy in this earthly life and part of their crown of glory in our heavenly home. Fill them with Your spirit of holy reverence which is the beginning of wisdom. direct the progress.

Dear God. Help me to remember that as a man I am leader and protector. the true Fountain of light and only Author of all knowledge. who makest eloquent the tongues of those that want utterance. vouchsafe. I am responsible for this evening. direct our tongues. through Your continuing protection. Amen. dear Mother. for the pleasure of this evening. help us to enjoy each other's company. we beseech Thee. and pour on our lips the grace of Thy blessing. I pray thee. from whom every good thought comes. and calling on the mystery of thine Immaculate Conception. and help me to forgive those who are unkind to me. O God. most loving Mother. who art the Seat of Wisdom. Give us a diligent and obedient spirit. capacity of retaining. dear God. Amen. and pour on our lips the grace of Thy blessing. and to remove from us all darkness of sin and ignorance. to bless my labors in thy loving-kindness. quickness of . Keep us from temptation. Prayer After A Date Thank You. I desire to pursue my studies and my literary labors: I hereby solemnly declare that I am giving myself to these studies chiefly to the following end: that I may the better contribute to the glory of God and to the promotion of thy veneration among men. to enlighten our understandings. we beseech Thee. Amen. Give us a diligent and obedient spirit. to ascribe all the good that shall come to me from thee. Amen. vouchsafe. teach me to work hard and play fair. as I get ready for tonight I hope my date will find me interesting and attractive. Prayer for Students Under thy patronage. Another Prayer Before Study Incomprehensible Creator. to enlighten our understandings. A Prayer Before Study Incomprehensible Creator. the nearer we are brought to an understanding of Your divine being. Thou. Amen. as it is right that I should do. grow to know You and each other better. and provide us with the chance to know each other better and to grow in friendship if this be your will. who makest eloquent the tongues of those that want utterance. Let us read more carefully and listen to wisdom more humbly. direct our tongues. wholly to thine intercession for me in God's holy presence. Moreover I promise with true affection and a willing spirit. Teach us in the course of this year that every discovery of truth is a discovery of You and the more we learn of Your laws and Your ways. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Keep me ready to help others and send me chances to do some good each day. and the powerful assistance of Thy holy grace. Amen. and to remove from us all darkness of sin and ignorance. Thou. May we both. help us in our study. the true Fountain of light and only Author of all knowledge. Prayers For School O God of truth. therefore. that what we hear or learn we may apply to Thy honor and the eternal salvation of our own souls. quickness of apprehension.

we beseech Thee. understanding to know Thee. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. that all adversaries and errors being done away. in Thy mercy. and the powerful assistance of Thy holy grace. by preaching and doing such things as are right. O Lord. forever and ever. my God. one God. (mention your patron Saint). most tender Shepherd. perseverance in waiting patiently for Thee. and all thy Saints. A Prayer For The Pope O God. and a hope which may embrace Thee at the last. health and peace. we beseech Thee. Mother of God. Amen OCCASIONAL PRAYERS A collection of beautiful prayers for occasional use. whom Thou hast appointed to preside over Thy Church. to improve all Thy gifts and benefits during this my pilgrimage through Thy grace. of blessed Joseph. to Thy servant our Bishop. O Lord. Prayer For The Whole Church Defend us. Grant me to be pierced with compunction by Thy sorrows through true repentance. a life and conversation which may please Thee. forever and ever. and receive of Thee. grant us. A Prayer For The Congregation . so that. Amen. and. devotion. diligence to seek Thee. he may by the example of good works edify the minds of those under his authority. A Prayer for Study Bestow on me. of thy holy Apostles Peter and Paul. Thy Church may serve Thee with a pure and undisturbed. in Thy mercy. and so at length to enter into Thy full and consummate joy in Thy glory. wisdom to find Thee. the Pastor and Ruler of all the faithful. look down. of Blessed N. capacity of retaining. that. from all dangers both of soul and body. that both by word and example he may edify all those who are under his charge. upon Thy servant N. Amen. (mention the Pope's name). an everlasting recompense and reward. with the flock entrusted to him. Who livest and reignest God. and grant. by the intercession of the glorious and blessed Mary ever Virgin. Amen. we beseech Thee. he may arrive at length unto life everlasting. Amen. that what we hear or learn we may apply to Thy honor and the eternal salvation of our own souls. A Prayer For The Bishop Of The Diocese Grant. who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit. O Lord.apprehension.

and by no temptation be separated from Thee. Grant this through Our Lord Jesus Christ. and grant fair weather to us. from all adversity. A Prayer For The Tempted And Afflicted O God. that they may constantly serve Thee. and by Thy mercy deserve to obtain pardon for the same. may with more confidence strive after the things which are eternal. O Lord. mercifully regard our prayers in our humiliation. Thy suppliant servants. and as in all humility they prostrate themselves before Thee. who trust in Thy mercy. in Whom we live. Amen. Amen. one God forever and ever.Defend. enjoying a sufficiency of support in this life. with Thy heavenly assistance. A Prayer During Hurricane Season O Heavenly Father. and grant that what we faithfully ask we may effectually obtain. that we may be able to fulfill Thy commandments. Amen. we beseech Thee. including hurricanes. do Thou graciously protect them against all the snares of their enemies. who are justly afflicted for our sins. all the elements of nature obey Your commands. Amen. O Lord. Through Christ our Lord. and willest not the death of a sinner. ever Virgin. that we. who art the Author of all goodness. hear. draw forth tears of compunction from our stony hearts. this Thy family. but in loving kindness art appeased even with the greatest sinners who repent. may be Thy preventing pity find mercy. and are. . A Prayer For The Forgiveness Of Sins O God. our refuge and strength. who didst cause a fount of living water to spring out of a rock for Thy people in their thirst. through the intercession of Blessed Mary. A Prayer For The Gift Of Tears O Almighty and most Merciful God. who. grant us seasonable rain. the devout prayers of Thy church. we humbly entreat Thy Majesty to protect Thy servants. Calm the storms that threaten us and turn our fear of Your power into praise of Your goodness. who lives and reigns with the Holy Spirit. that we. A Prayer In Any Necessity O God. who rejectest none that come unto Thee. we may weep over our sins. Your Son. that. Amen. and move. A Prayer For Fair Weather Hear us. who cry unto Thee. Amen. justifiest the ungodly. Amen. A Prayer For Rain O God. we beseech Thee. and enlighten our hearts.

and by Thy power deliver us from their snares. Grant me to be pierced with compunction by Thy sorrows through true repentance. by the grace of the Holy Spirit. that what we hear or learn we may apply to Thy honor and the eternal salvation of our own souls. that we may worthily become a fit habitation for Thy holy Spirit. give them remission of all theirs sins. perseverance in waiting patiently for Thee. vouchsafe. and pour on our lips the grace of Thy blessing. diligence to seek Thee. who. we beseech Thee. Amen. whereof Thine Only-begotten showed in Himself a pattern for Thy faithful. A Prayer For The Gift Of Humility O God. hast poured into the hearts of Thy faithful the gifts of charity. that we may . A Prayer Before Study Incomprehensible Creator. and a hope which may embrace Thee at the last. a life and conversation which may please Thee. grant to Thy servants and handmaids. who. capacity of retaining. A Prayer For Our Enemies O God.A Prayer Against Evil Thoughts Almighty and most Merciful God. Amen. and the powerful assistance of Thy holy grace. O Lord. Thou. and free out hearts from the temptations of evil thoughts. grant unto all our enemies peace and true charity. the true Fountain of light and only Author of all knowledge. and so at length to enter into Thy full and consummate joy in Thy glory. and givest grace to the humble: grant us the virtue of true humility. for whom we implore Thy mercy. Amen. A Prayer For Our Friends O God. Amen. direct our tongues. health both of body and soul. quickness of apprehension. understanding to know Thee. my God. who makest eloquent the tongues of those that want utterance. and please Thee with a pure mind. the lover and preserver of peace and charity. Amen. to enlighten our understandings. forever and ever. A Prayer For The Gift Of Continence Inflame. and to remove from us all darkness of sin and ignorance. Give us a diligent and obedient spirit. Who livest and reignest God. O Lord. A Prayer for Study Bestow on me. Amen. wisdom to find Thee. that they may love Thee with all their strength. and cheerfully perform those things which are pleasing unto Thee. resistest the proud. to improve all Thy gifts and benefits during this my pilgrimage through Thy grace. graciously hearken unto our prayers. our reins and our hearts with the fire of the Holy Spirit: that we may serve Thee with a chaste body.

actions. now and forever. save us by Thy holy Blood. who didst crush the pride of the enemy by the long suffering of Thine Only-begotten Son: grant. I am sorry that I have offended Thee. Amen. O my God. but rather by our meekness receive the riches of Thy grace. we call upon Thee. Lord. A Prayer For The Gift Of Charity O God. speak of Thee. A Prayer For Those At Sea O God. . Holy. and suffer willingly whatever Thou shalt appoint. and thus following His example may patiently endure all our adversities. to comfort me by Thy mercy. forgive us by Thy holy blood. that we may worthily recall those things which in His tender love He bore for us. Amen. to defend me by Thy power. and in the manner that Thou willest. I desire that in all things Thy will may be done. and bear them through the great waters singing praises unto Thy name: we humbly beseech Thee to vouchsafe to turn away all adversities from Thy servants at sea.never by our pride provoke Thine anger. words. that henceforward I may think of Thee. we beseech Thee. to restrain me by Thy justice. Purify us by Thy holy Blood. I adore Thee as my first beginning. refer all my actions to Thy greater glory. and to bring them with a calm voyage unto the haven where they would be. who makest all things to work together for good unto those who love Thee: give to our hearts the lasting affection of Thy love. and sufferings. I aspire after Thee as my last end. All my hopes are in Thee. to conduct me by Thy wisdom. do Thou strengthen my faith. Have mercy upon us and upon all men. Vouchsafe. because it is Thy will. A Prayer For The Gift Of Patience O God. I call upon Thee as my sovereign protector. I give Thee thanks as my constant benefactor. A Prayer For All Things Necessary To Salvation (A Universal Prayer) O my God. Immortal God. who didst bring our fathers through the Red Sea. do Thou increase my sorrow. Amen. teach me to love Thee daily and more. A Prayer In Times Of Threatened Calamity O Jesus Christ. I love Thee. To Thee I desire to consecrate all my thoughts. I believe in Thee. do Thou secure them. Amen. Amen. that such desires as are inspired by Thee may never be changed by any temptation.

Give me strength. and contempt of the world. that I may continually labor to overcome nature. including hurricanes. to overcome my temptations. avarice by alms-deeds. and my deportment regular. . Prayer for Social Justice Almighty and eternal God. and tepidity by devotion. through Jesus Christ our Lord. and charitable to my enemies. love of my neighbor. and constant in my resolutions. hatred of my faults. diligent in my employments. may your grace enkindle in all of us a love for the many unfortunate people whom poverty and misery reduce to a condition of life unworthy of human beings. the shortness of time. the nothingness of this world. to purify my body. escape hell and in the end obtain heaven. faithful to my friends. Amen. anger by meekness. Let me always remember to be submissive to my superiors.I beg of Thee to enlighten my understanding. Fill my heart with tender affection for Thy goodness. and humble in prosperity. that I may fear Thy judgments. my conversation edifying. and the length of eternity. and to acquire the virtues proper for my state. Calm the storms that threaten us and turn our fear of Your power into praise of Your goodness. Grant this through Our Lord Jesus Christ. make me prudent in my undertakings. O my God. O my God. the greatness of heaven. Let my conscience be ever upright and pure. temperate at my meals. patient in affliction. Assist me to overcome sensuality by mortification. Prayer During Hurricane Season O Heavenly Father. one God forever and ever. and to work out my salvation. Grant that I may prepare for death. O my God. to subdue my passions. Your Son. to inflame my will. to expiate my offenses. who lives and reigns with the Holy Spirit. Amen. courteous to my inferiors. my exterior modest. Assist me. and to sanctify my souls. Grant that I may be ever attentive at my prayers. to correspond with Thy grace to keep Thy commandments. courageous in dangers. Discover to me. all the elements of nature obey Your commands.

As we raise this tree. We are part of this world you made. Our strength is from your mountains. Social Justice Prayer Grant. Amen. the wheel is turning. Amen. that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart. that our divisions being healed. Amen. At this Thanksgiving meal. we may live in justice and peace. Prayer for a New Year Creator God. now and forever. this day and always. not as separate bits and pieces but as part of the beautiful wholeness of your plan. and the freedom to make of our lives what we choose. help us in all we do to better understand our part in your miracle of creation. we thank you for all you have given us. that barriers which divide us may crumble. a new year beginning. Blessing of the Christmas Tree Dear God. peace to souls. and we ask your continued blessings for all whose love we share. As we face this year. O God. elders and children. we remember his birth and the meaning of his life for us. and hatreds cease. Amen. Easter Morning Prayer . peace to our country and peace among nations. Amen. We ask your blessings upon our loved ones. family and friends. O Lord. and our love is from our brothers and sisters with whom we share this world. two thousand years ago. we thank you for the gift of life. into this world to teach us the power of love and sacrifice. you brought your son. Jesus. and to make this world a better place. peace to families. reminding us of our place in time. loved ones to share the good times and the hard times. we remember those who hunger and thirst. suspicions disappear.Arouse in the hearts of those who call you Father a hunger and thirst for social justice and for fraternal charity in deeds and in truth. through Jesus Christ our Lord. Bless this tree as a symbol of our celebration of Jesus' birth and our gratitude for his sacrifice. our patience from your lakes. May the joy this tree brings and the gifts we place under it remind us of the many gifts you have given us. Grant. Amen. Grace for a Thanksgiving Meal Loving God.

Keep them in the bright flame of your love. A Mother's Day Prayer Mary. help me to understand death as but a doorway to new and eternal life. You brought sunshine to our lives. through your goodness. This special day. We pray to be worthy of your sacrifice and your feeling for us. Living your life in a real world. Prayer when Hospitalized . a candle burns in my heart and warms my soul. A Prayer for Father's Day St. Mary. And. Teach me to understand my suffering as You do. as in all the days of my life. You made us a resurrection people. Prayer in Time of Sickness O Jesus. you gave willingly what we could never ask. I ask blessings for my mother (mention name) and for all women in my life whose own faith and care have been a life-long gift to me. All Souls Remembrance Loving God. In giving your life. Joseph. restore me to health so that I may work for Your honor and glory and the salvation of all men. I ask you to keep them close to your heart. Amen. You suffered and died for us. May I gladly accept Your holy will and become more like You in trial. you formed your child's faith and led him to his destiny. To bear it in union with You. You gave us a new beginning. Amen. Calm my fears. woman of Providence. increase my trust. It is the memory of those I love who are now at home with you. you taught the meaning of fatherhood. faith and quiet sacrifice. As I prepare for my own journey. You offered guidance and show the way. a new day is born. you became a model for all women. Amen. as a real woman. help of the sick. It never wanes. Amen. you understand suffering. To offer it with You to atone for my sins and to bring Your grace to souls in need. Thank you for those who have brought fatherhood into my life. It is your gift to us.Risen Jesus. you taught your world the meaning of love. especially for (mention name). asking that you seek blessings for my own father and for all men who have touched my life. pray for me. I turn to you today. It never flickers. mother of Jesus. in so doing. If it be Your will.

I give You all those parts of my body which have suffered from illness. the spirit of calm. Prayers for Healing Lord. look upon me with the eyes of Your mercy. grant unto me such a consciousness of Your in-dwelling and surrounding presence. receiving more and more of Your healing life into every part of my being. guide with wisdom and skill the minds and hands of those who minister in Your name. in times of loneliness. may Your lifegiving powers flow into every cell of my body and into the depths of my souls. just as You and Your Father fashioned me with such exacting precious precision at the moment of my conception. A Prayer for Those in Stress God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. Amen. I may be restored to soundness of health and learn to live in more perfect harmony with You and with my fellow man. and now I rest in Your abiding presence.. my medication and my nurses so that their hands will become Your hands as they touch me. who art the only source of health and healing. O God. A Prayer for Those in Temptation Let me not deceive myself. and the central peace of this universe. Amen. too. through Jesus Christ our Lord. and then grant that Your life and love and joy my flow through me for the healing of others in Your name. After an Operation Blessed Savior. and grant that every cause of illness being removed. Let me not be swept away by its immediate attraction. Amen.Courage to change the things I can. relaxing every tension. restoring me to wholeness and strength for service in Your Kingdom.Jesus. Bless. Amen. I entrust myself to Your care this day. through Jesus Christ. Amen. cleansing.I know what I am considering is wrong. may Your healing hand rest upon me.. purifying. releasing every care and anxiety. Before an Operation Loving Father. Let me see how You reshape and make that part of my body new. Into Your hands I commend my body and my soul. You know what it is like to endure pain. that I may permit You to give me health and strength and peace. and wisdom to know the difference. in moments of pain I turn to You for strength.. I thank You that this operation is safely past. Give Your gift of wisdom to my Physician that He may be guided by the Holy Spirit in all He does. Amen.. . I feel Your loving nearness.

Lord. To fight and not to heed the wounds. quickness of apprehension. teach me to be generous. capacity of retaining. the true Fountain of light and only Author of all knowledge.God the Father. to enlighten our understandings. vouchsafe. While recalling the wasted years that are past. The Holy Spirit. live in me. we beseech Thee. that I may appear before You in "wedding garments. yet I firmly believe that You can do all things. A Prayer for Those Who need Courage Dear Lord. Prayer to Redeem Lost Time (St. And plenteousness in thy towers Let Us Pray O God. Amen. To work and ask for no reward. Teresa of Avila) O my God! Sources of all mercy! I acknowledge Your sovereign power." Amen. grant to Thy servants that peace which the world cannot give. Amen. Through Christ our Lord. watch over me. I believe that You. giving me Your grace. Save that of knowing I am doing Your will. To give and not count the cost. being intent upon Thy commandments and the fear of our enemies taken away. both now and in the future. the times. that our hearts. who makest eloquent the tongues of those that want utterance. Prayer for Safe Travel Be nigh to our prayers. that what we hear or learn we may apply to Thy honor and the eternal salvation of our own souls. Please restore to me the time lost. Thou. and pour on our lips the grace of Thy blessing. R. but Thou. Prayer for Peace Grant peace. Through Christ our Lord. right counsels and just works. from whom all holy desires. in our days. may be peaceful. Peace be within thy strength. Christ our Lord. A Prayer Before Study Incomprehensible Creator. can in an instant turn this loss to gain. Miserable as I am. O Lord. they may be shielded always with Thy might. for there is none other to fight for us. Amen. through Thy protection. Amen. . strengthen me. V. Give us a diligent and obedient spirit. that in every change of ways and days. and to remove from us all darkness of sin and ignorance. Amen. direct our tongues. our God. and the powerful assistance of Thy holy grace. O Lord: they path of Thy servants do Thou appoint towards safety and success.

Grant me to be pierced with compunction by Thy sorrows through true repentance. my God. turn away Thine anger. despise not Thy people who cry unto Thee in their affliction. understanding to know Thee. A Prayer in any Tribulation O Almighty God. forever and ever. and so at length to enter into Thy full and consummate joy in Thy glory. diligence to seek Thee.A Prayer for Study Bestow on me. perseverance in waiting patiently for Thee. but. and a hope which may embrace Thee at the last. for the glory of Thy name. O Lord. wisdom to find Thee. to improve all Thy gifts and benefits during this my pilgrimage through Thy grace. a life and conversation which may please Thee. Amen. Who livest and reignest God. and help us in our .

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