Prayers for Everyday
Dear Lord, as I journey through life, open my eyes to see the needs around me. Give me a heart willing to serve your people. Help me to love as you loved. Grant me wisdom in word and action to best respond to the situation presented. I am grateful for my faith and the opportunities to serve you throughout my life. 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.
A Blessing for the Summer
Dear Lord God, Creator of all things, please guide my steps and strengthen my heart during these months of summer. Lord, help me to be renewed in spirit and …… Take time to pray and renew hope; it is your Gift to me. Take time to have fun; it’s your way of teaching life is joyful. Take time to grow myself; You made only one me and I am wonderfully made! Take time to trust in the person I am; You love me as I am, your child. Take time to be self-reliant; help me to see that I can ask for help when I need it, but I can bear all things with your grace. Take time to share with others; we are each a blessing from you. Today, I put myself into your hands, may I be generous and considerate in all my actions and I pray that these coming months are filled with peace, relaxation, joy, love and safety. Amen.
Prayer to Our Lord, Jesus Christ
O God who works wonders, we marvel in the Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus, your Son. In Christ, you have redeemed us and brought us to life. May our “alleluia” proclaim the Resurrection and profess our willingness to join ourselves to the Paschal Mystery. Grant us, we pray, O Lord, eyes to see you and ears to hear your voice so that we might grow stronger in faith like the disciples on that first Easter. Help us to bear witness to your Son’s Resurrection and Ascension and give us a desire to seek and serve you among the living. May your Holy Spirit fill us with joy, rousing our hearts to proclaim Christ, the victor King who opened the gates of Heaven and sits at your right hand. Through Christ our Lord, Amen. Alleluia!
Prayer for Married Couples
Almighty and eternal God, You blessed the union of married couples so that they might reflect the union of Christ with his Church; look with kindness on them. Renew their marriage covenant, increase your love in them, and strengthen their bond of peace so that, with their children, they may always rejoice in the gift of your blessing. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer to Know My Vocation
I glorify You, God in all that I do. In mind, body, and spirit I give my best to You. Help me to follow your will no matter the call: sister, brother or priest, I promise my all. If you call me to marriage, I promise to love, and to teach my own children to seek grace from above. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Prayer of St. Louis de Montfort
O Jesus living in Mary, come and live in Your servants, in the spirit of Your holiness, in the fullness of Your might, in the perfection of Your ways, in the truth of Your virtues, in the communion of Your mysteries. Subdue every hostile power, the devil, the world and the flesh, in the strength of Your Spirit, for the glory of Your Father, Amen.
Prayer for Our Children
O Jesus, Lover of Children, bestow Your Most precious graces on those whom You have confided to our care. Increase in them Faith, Hope and Charity. May Your love lead them to solid piety, inspiring them with dread for sin, love of work and an ardent desire of worthily approaching Your Holy Table. Preserve in them innocence and purity of heart; and if they should offend You, grant them the grace of a prompt and sincere repentance. From Your Tabernacle watch over them day and night; protect them in all their ways. Grant that they may acquire the knowledge that they need to embrace the state of life to which You have called them. Grant us a sincere love, constant vigilance and generous devotedness towards them. Grant us all consolation on earth and eternal reward in heaven. Amen.
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.