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 Deacon Nicholas Ashmore, Deacon Dan Weger, Brother Brent Stull, Joe Wahlmeier, Isaac 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, hope 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…

Paul & Sandra Austin, Sue Baldwin, Andrew Barr, Betty Bodenhamer, Penny Buffo, Dustin Calhoun, Amy Chapman, Sara Chapman, Gary Fevurly, Mary Fraas, Paige Grosser, Bennett Haley, Ronald & Lorraine Heinz, Mark Hopkins, Gary Jackson, Doyle Johnson, Kennedy Keehn, Susan Letzig, Jim Mast, Ethel Matthews, Jonie McClure, Debbie McNabb, Mirabelle Menard, Deb Neil, Helen Pauly, Angela Perry, Sarah Rehm, Kenny Singleton, Caroline Spatz, Brianna Thomas, Elaine Weston, Gladys Young

 

 

 

Prayers for Everyday

 

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.

Faith Minute

September 8 &

It’s not about you! A joyful marriage is critical, not just for the couple’s own happiness, but for the good of the family and the whole Church. Our good works are meant to spill over from an abundance of love within us. If you are married, it is your relationship with your spouse that is meant to be an overflowing fountain for all! In this way, couples can be the means by which God provides the justice, food and liberty mentioned in the psalms.

Are you and your spouse called to:

• Be foster parents?

• Feed the hungry through parish outreach?

• Mentor the engaged?

• Invite families outside your normal circle for dinner?

• Befriend an elderly neighbor or single parent?

We all have individual gifts given to us by God that we are called to share. As a couple you have a gift to share as well. Begin by looking at your talents and interests and jump in from there. Your family, community and Church needs you!

 

September 1 & 2

Do you practice traditions in your family to celebrate a person? Special birthday celebrations? Special baptism remembrance? How about celebrating your heritage?

Sept. 9 is Grandparents Day this year. This is an opportunity to celebrate in your family and discuss the heritage you have. Passing on the faith is part of that tradition that should also be celebrated. Grandparents can be a powerful model for their grandchildren and their actions and examples often speak louder than their words. From grandparents, children learn both attitudes and values. They are witnesses to their faith.

Grandparents can be wonderful memory makers. By spending time and mentoring with their grandchildren, they can build valuable memories that last a lifetime.

This year, if you have living Grandparents, you might consider having everyone write a thank you or ‘I Love You’ note. Take them to dinner, send flowers or better yet, attend Mass and just spend the day making memories.

If you have a Grandparent that has passed, take out family photos and reminisce and recall stories to share. Visit their grave and pray for them. You can also have a Mass said for living or deceased Grandparents. This is a wonderful offer of grace.

 

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. 

Amen.