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Pray without Ceasing…

…Rejoice always; Pray without ceasing; In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thessalonians 5:16-18

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PRAY FOR AMERICA

 

Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth,

Intercede for us, your children in America, as we pray for our nation, our military, and our families.
We pray for our government leaders, that they will make just decisions and govern us in accordance with truth and the principles upon which our nation was founded.
We ask protection for those serving in the military and for our first responders. Bless them and their families as they sacrifice themselves to keep us safe.
We pray for our families. In a culture that seeks to destroy the morals and values upon which this country was founded, may our families be united in faith and charity.
Reclaim this great country for your Son’s glory, that under His protection and guidance, we may stand together as a people of faith and trust in Him for the changes we seek.

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
The Memorare…

Amen.

St. Theresa’s Prayer:

(formerly Mother Theresa)
May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.. May you be content knowing you are a child of God… Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.

The Apostles’ Creed

I BELIEVE in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontus Pilate, was crucified; died and was buried.  He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead;  He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.  Amen

The Our Father

OUR FATHER, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name:  Thy kingdom come: Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread: and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation: but deliver us from evil.  Amen

The Hail Mary

HAIL MARY,  full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art though among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen

Glory Be To The Father

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

Evening Prayer

Protect us, Lord as we stay awake, watch over us as we sleep,
that awake, we may keep watch with Christ, and asleep, rest in His peace.
Amen Alleluia

Before Meal Blessings

Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts which we are about to receive,
from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen

St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me so love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O 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

Memorare

Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary
that never was it known that anyone who fled to
Thy protection, implored Thy help, and sought
Thy intercessions was left unaided.  Inspired with this
Confidence, I fly unto Thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
Oh mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions,
but, in thy mercy, hear and answer me.  Amen.

Prayer to St. Theresa

St. Theresa, the little flower, please pick me a rose from the
heavenly garden and send it to me with a message of love;
ask God to grant me the favor I thee implore and tell Him I will
love Him each day more and more.  Feast Day Oct. 3
Patroness of the Missions

God’s Gift is Jesus – John 3:16

God so loved the world, that He gave
His only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in
Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

 

For Grieving Loved Ones

 

Afterglow

I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an Afterglow
Of smiles when day is done.  I’d like to leave an echo…
Whispering softly down the ways of happy times and laughing times
And bright sunny days.  I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before
the sun of happy memories that I leave behind when day is done.

Matthew 11:28

Come to me, all of you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you.
Take my yoke upon your shoulders and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart.
Your souls will find rest, for my yoke is easy and my burden light.
Psalm 23
The Lord is my Shepard; I shall not want.  In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
Beside restful waters he leads me: he refreshes my soul.  He guides me in right paths
for his name’s sake.  Even though I walk in the dark valley I fear no evil: for you
are at my side with you rod and your staff that give me courage.  You spread the
table before me in the sight of my foes: You anoint my head with oil; my cup
overflows. Only goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life; and
I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for years to come.

Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
May the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again
God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit be with me today.
Be my teacher, my guide,  my counselor, my friend.
Fill be with your gifts, especially the gifts of wisdom, discernment, knowledge, understanding, compassion, love and awe in God’s prescence.
In all that I think, say, and do, let it be in accordance
with your most holy and perfect will.  I ask this in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us.
We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.
We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care, which surrounds us on every side.  We thank you for setting us at tasks, which demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments, which satisfy and delight us.
We thank you also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.
Above all, we thank your Son, Jesus, for the example of his life; for his steadfast obedience by which he overcame temptation; for his dying through which he overcame death; and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.
Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know him and make him known; and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things.
(Bow)  Praise be the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, both now & forever, the God who is, who was, and is to come at the end of ages.  Amen

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.

St. Francis de Sales

Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit;
for without being seen, they are present with you.

A LITANY of the PERSON

Image of God, born of God’s breath, vessel of divine love,
After his likeness, dwelling of God, capacity for the infinite, eternally known,
Chosen of God, home of Infinite Majesty, abiding in the Son, called from eternity,
Life in the Lord, temple of the Holy Spirit, branch of Christ, receptacle of the Most High, wellspring of Living Water, heir of the kingdom, the glory of God, abode of the Trinity.
God sings this litany eternally in his Word.  This is who you are.
(Abbey of Gethsemane, Trappist KY)

Parents Prayer for Children

Lord, I lift up my sons and daughters to you and ask that you would put a hedge of protection around them.  Protect their spirit, body, and mind from any kind of evil or harm.  I pray specifically for protection from accidents or injury.  Thank you Lord for your many promises of protection.  Help them to walk in your ways and in obedience to your will.  Keep them safe in all they do and wherever they go.  Lord, I put my sons and daughters in your hands this day.  Guide, protect, and convict them when sin is trying to take root.  Strengthen them in battle when Satan attempts to gain a foothold on their hearts.  Help me not to live in fear of possible dangers but in the joy and peace of knowing that you are in control.  In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

I prayed for this child and the Lord answered my prayer and gave him to me Lord.  Now I give him back to the Lord .  1st Samuel 1:27-28