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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For freedom and remember the enslaved. for sunlight and flowers and snowfalls. for those things that Your wise love has decided to withhold from us. We praise You for what we have. What we are and have is from You. Daily Prayer of Thanksgiving Oh. For friends and remember the friendless. too. Father for so many brothers and sisters. for the minds of scholars who unfold the truths of the universe. Amen. May these remembrances stir us to your service.Praise to You. Amen.. The Morning Offering . For health and remember the sick. For food and remember the hungry. 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. this sinful world as it is. We Thank You. And our grateful response can only be to share these treasures with all Your children. for the muscles of men who build houses and hospitals and harbors. And supremely happy with God forever in the next. 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. as God did. that thy gifts to us may be used for others. We praise You. Amen.. for the hearts of parents who teach us to love. MORNING PRAYERS A collection of beautiful prayers to start the day. too. heavenly Father. Father for the innocent eyes of children.

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

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

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

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. defend us in our hour of conflict. Anthony. Raphael the Archangel Glorious Archangel.Did you lift Him up. you are the saint of miracles. Who loved to be folded in your arms and the gratitude of my heart will be yours. O Prince of the Heavenly Host. sometimes. Anthony. Prayer To St. you are illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace. and refuge of sinners. make me an instrument of Your peace. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. Prayer to St. Where there is darkness. which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety. Where there is injury. we humbly pray. Francis Of Assisi Lord. by the power of God. and do Thou. when on earth. You are a guide of those who journey by land. Where there is despair. faith. Raphael. The answer to my prayer may require a miracle even so. St. O gentle and loving St. pardon. Encouraged by this thought. Amen. Michael St. I implore of you to obtain for me (mention request). Prayer Of St. 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. Michael the Archangel. gentlest of Saints. great prince of the heavenly court. teach me how to pray! God was just your little boy. whose heart was ever full of human sympathy. light. as once you helped the young Tobias on his travels. and you know the way. who wander through the world. and with him all the other evil spirits. hope. I beg you. Miracles waited on your word. consoler of the afflicted. Where there is doubt. whisper my petition into the ears of the Sweet Infant Jesus. or sea. for the ruin of souls. to possess miraculous powers. . 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. joy. your love for God and charity for His creatures. Where there is hatred. Amen. May God restrain Him. Holy St. Prayer To St. cast Satan into Hell. And where there is sadness. made you worthy. for you know? Lovely Lady dressed in blue. assist me in all my needs and in all the sufferings of this life. let me sow love. Anthony Blessed be God in His angels and in His Saints.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Move me to search and to question. give me insight and understanding. and I am your devoted child. but proceed to understanding of heart and wisdom to view . who casts myself into your arms and begs your blessing. SJ) Loving and tender Providence of my God. though I break my resolutions. Claude La Colombiere. 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. who dost bless us by Thy bounty. my hope in you surpasses all. my spiritual poverty extreme. and so trusting. for you are my father. lead us together. I will look to you confidently for grace to keep them at last. compassionate and indulgent parent. Though temptations should assail me. Prayer of One about to be Married O gracious Father. even then I will trust in you. support and guide us by Thy grace. that it may not be a state of temptation or sorrow to me by occasion of my sins or infirmities. 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. as Thou has intended it to be to all that love and fear Thy holy name. I put my trust in you. To you I commit the wants of my perishable body. of love and dutifulness. since Thou hast called me to the holy estate of marriage. Though you should ask me to die. to you I abandon my hopes and fears. May I not stop with knowledge. be pleased to be with me in my entering into it and passing through it. TEENAGER PRAYERS A collection of beautiful prayers for Teenager's Prayer For the Desire To Learn Almighty God. greater than my difficulties. but of holiness and comfort. my God. lead us to freedom in your Spirit. Though my faults are many. pardon us by Thy mercy. shall not be confounded. I will hope in you. lead us in your wisdom. the support of my salvation. lead us.God of Providence. Amen. It is superior to my weakness. Amen. my desires and repugnancies. my temporal and eternal prospects. Amen. Prayer to the Providence of God (St. a retentive memory and the patience to ponder and reflect. into your hands I commend my spirit. give me a deep curiosity about all of Your creation. stronger than death. my misery great. And now. Be our light and our vision. You are my kind.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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