A Prayer for Pentecost

Father, as much as we want our needs met and our prayers answered, we want and need you! Fill us- satisfy us with your presence! Holy Spirit, breathe freshly upon your Word that we may live it daily. Give us an undying passion for Jesus! Baptize us in the fire of your holiness! Burden our hearts over what breaks yours, and may the things that delight you also move us to joy. In these things, we will find that we have the desires of our heat. Holy Spirit, fall on us! Breathe on us afresh and renew us like a mighty wind. Light the Fire within again! Come magnify the Son in us – today, tomorrow, for always! Shoe the Savior to the world through our lives. We want to take Your Good News and Your Love to a lost and dying world. In Jesus’ mighty, precious and holy name, Come Holy Spirit, Come! Amen.

Prayer Intentions.....

+   For our Holy Father, Pope Francis; Archbishop Naumann; Fr. Quentin and all religious. 

+   For Nicholas Ashmore, Brent Stull, Joe Wahlmeier and all those discerning their vocation. 

+   For Noah Foster, Kyle Mares, Stephen Sazalsky, Greg Smith, Dominic Wahlmeier and all our military family members.

+   For all those dealing with the natural as well as man made disasters.  May help and mercy be theirs. 

+   For all our faithful departed, those that will die this day and for all the souls in purgatory.  


Please pray for all those in need of the Lord’s healing touch…

Don Adams, Jim Buffo, Gary Jackson, Sue Baldwin, Rachel Belcher, Baby Girl Braden, Wallace Birk, Jim & Linda Booth, Patt Bray, Dolores Calvert, Amy Chapman, Courtney Cowan, Marty Ferrell, Lynn Foster, Bob Fitz, Fr. Paul Frank, George French, Tom Gavala, Paige Grasser, Keith Hall, Jan Heins, Ronald Heinz, Tom Heinz, Garald Hodges, Rick Huber, Ken Hughes, Tony Jamar, Doyle Johnson,Molly Keehn, Jean Kraus, Sandra Kraus, Marilyn & Roy Kuhlmann, Cade Lenon, Al Lielshnieder, Frankie Marie, Matt Mahoney, Garrett McCoy, Shawn Mead, Tonja Mead, Jamie Myers, Deb Neil, Jim Nolan, Helen Pauly, Dennis Rice, Kay Salisbury, Charlene Saueressig, Brenda Schulte, Cameron Schilling, Jack Slayman, Caroline Spatz, Kinsley Spletcher, Harold Stubby, Ann Wiley, Danielle Wooten, Deanna Zeilmann


Please Pray for Ireland  - On May 25th, Ireland will hold a referendum on the eighth amendment of the country’s constitution, which effectively bans abortion. If the electorate repeals the eighth amendment it would allow for the government to legislate on abortions. This would change the long standing Pro Life culture of Ireland. Please consider adding the country of Ireland to your prayer petitions as we continue to pray for every country to uphold and protect all life.


Prayers for Everyday

Prayer for Vocations

Heavenly Father, with a deep trust in the love that flows from the heart of your Son, and by the gifts of your Holy Spirit, give to the seminarians, novices and all young people of the Archdiocese the courage to respond generously when you call them to the priest-hood and religious life. Give them strong examples of holy priests and religious. Through the intercession of the saints and by our prayers, help them pattern their lives after Mary, who was not afraid to let it be done to her according to your Word (Lk 1:38). We ask this through Christ the Lord. Amen


Divine Mercy Chaplet 

Recite this prayer on rosary beads.

Begin making the sign of the cross and then recite: Our Father… Hail Mary… Apostles Creed.

On the Our Father beads recite: Eternal Father, I offer You, the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

On the Hail Mary beads recite: For the sake of his sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Conclusion - recite 3 times: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. 


The Jesus Prayer 

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God,  have mercy on me, a sinner.   Amen.


Act of Faith   

O my God, I firmly believe in you,  Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I believe in Jesus Christ   As my Savior and Redeemer,  And in the holy Catholic Church and all  the truths it teaches.   Amen.


Prayer to the Holy Trinity

Glory be to the Father,  Who by His almighty power and love created me, making me in the image and likeness of God.
Glory be to the Son,  Who by His Precious Blood delivered me from hell,  and opened for me the gates of heaven.
Glory be to the Holy Spirit,  Who has sanctified me in the Sacrament of Baptism, and continues to sanctify me by the graces I receive daily from His bounty.
Glory be to the three adored Persons  of the Most Holy Trinity, now and forever.  Amen.

Faith Minute

Sometimes we forget that we do not walk the road of married or family life alone!  The same Holy Spirit that transformed the Apostles’ fear into boldness wants to work in our marriages and families.

Today, let us ask the Holy Spirit to intercede for our marriages and families with the words of the beautiful sequence we pray at Mass:

Heal our wounds, our strength renew; On our dryness pour your dew; Wash the stains of guilt away; Bend the stubborn heart and will; Melt the frozen, warm the chill; Guide the steps that go astray. On the faithful, who adore and confess you, evermore in your sevenfold gift descend; Give them virtue's sure reward; Give them your salvation, Lord; Give them joys that never end.

For insights on how to increase joy in your marriage and family, go to www.JoyfulMarriageProject.com

Praying with the Saints

A Prayer Before Study, Testing or Presentations By St. Thomas Aquinas

Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being, graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding. Take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, an obscurity of sin and ignorance. Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally. Grant me the talent of being exact in my explanations and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm. Point out the beginning, direct the progress, and help in the completion. I ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Praying with St. Ignatius Loyola

Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous: teach me to serve You as You deserve: to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not so seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for reward save that of knowing I am doing Your will. Amen. 


Praying with St. Patrick

Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger. Amen 


Praying with St. Anthony 

St. Anthony, you found quiet time to retreat into private communion with God to replenish your life with new strength. Help me in the midst of my busy life to be prayerful and to seek the Spirit’s guiding presence with my heart. Amen. 


Praying with St. James 

O glorious Apostle, St. James, who by reason of thy fervent and generous heart was chosen by Jesus to be a witness of His glory, whose very name is a symbol of warfare and victory: obtain for us strength and consolation in the unending warfare of this life, that, having constantly and generously followed Jesus, we may be victors in heaven. Amen 


Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. 

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is doubt, faith; 

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light; and 

Where there is sadness, joy. 

Divine Master, grant that I 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.