You are invited to Join me in Prayer.
How would I know?
If God was asking something of me, would I notice if there was some change in my life that God was asking me to make, how would I know?
Wanting to hear is the first condition There may be some areas of my life that I want to keep as no-go areas for God, issues where I just don't want to hear that there is need for change. I may feel discomfort when an area or issue like this comes up in conversation, and especially during my prayer, I may be itching to move on.
If I notice that feeling, it could be that I need to pray for the grace of freedom and openness to God's will for me.
Dear Lord as I come to you today
Fill my heart and my whole being
with the wonder of your presence.
Lord, too often I think I am the one in control of my life.
Help me to see that I am powerless over so much.
I ask for the grace to be able to hand over my life to you
And experience the joy of that freedom.
I am surrounded by your loving presence, Lord,
But I am aware of my fragility and weakness.
Thank you that I can face my shortcomings
In your merciful embrace.
“Stay and watch with me.”
Your words, Lord, to the disciples
before your suffering and death.
I know, Lord, You will stay and watch over me
all the days of my life.
I thank God for these few moments we have spent alone together and for any insights I may have been given concerning today's reading.
The Presence of God
I dwell for a moment in the presence of God around me, in every part of my body, and deep within my being. I remind myself that there are things God has to teach me yet, and ask for the grace to hear them and let them change me.
I think seriously on where I am with God, and with others, and if there is something I need to be grateful for, I give thanks. I need to take people as I find them, giving them the benefit of the doubt, even when the facts are not apparent. Being aware of the devious ways that are used by some and not being tempted to use them myself.
O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
didst prepare a worthy dwelling place for thy Son,
we beseech thee that, as by the foreseen death of this,
thy Son, thou didst preserve her from all stain,
so too thou wouldst
purified through her intercession, to come unto thee.
Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son,
who livest and reignest with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
God, world without
St. Michael the Archangel
Saint Michael the Archangel, loyal champion of God and His Catholic people, I turn to thee with confidence and seek thy powerful intercession.
For the love of God, Who hast made thee so glorious in grace and power, and for the love of the Mother of Jesus, the Queen of the Angels, be pleased to hear my prayer.
Thou knowest the value of my soul in the eyes of God. May no stain of evil ever disfigure its beauty. Help me to conquer the evil spirit who tempts me.
I desire to imitate thy loyalty to God and Holy Mother Church and thy great love for God and men. And since thou art God’s messenger for the care of His people, I entrust to thee this special request:
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Saint Michael, since thou art, by the will of the Creator, the powerful intercessor of Christians, I have great confidence in thy prayers. I earnestly trust that if it is God’s holy will, my petition will be granted.
Pray for me, Saint Michael, and also for those I love. Protect us in all dangers of body and soul. Help us in our daily needs.
Through thy powerful intercession, may we live a holy life, die a happy
death and reach Heaven where we may praise and love God with thee forever.
We consecrate to You, O Jesus of Love
All the trials, joys and sufferings of our family life
And we beseech You to pour out Your blessings
On all the members, Absent and present,
living and dead
And when one after another
We shall have gone into eternity, O Jesus
May we find again our family
United in Your Sacred Heart. Amen
Prayer Of Mother Teresa
Help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go
Flood my soul with thy spirit and love.
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly
That all my life may only be a radiance of Thine.
Shine through me and be so in me that every soul
I come in contact with may feel Thy presence
In my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me
but only Jesus.
Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as you shine,
so to shine as to be a light to others.
Written by Mother
O Lord, I have a busy world around me!
Eye Ear and Thought will be needed for my work
Done amidst that busy world.
Now, ere I enter upon it, I would commit
Eye, ear, thought and wish to Thee.
Do Thou bless them and keep their work Thine,
That as through thy natural laws,
My heart beats, and my blood flows
Without any thought for them; so my
Spiritual life may hold on its course, at
Those times when my mind cannot consciously
Turn to thee, to commit each particular
Thought to thy service. Hear my prayer
my dear redeemer’s sake. Amen
Prayer for the Spirit of Mary
Recite the Prayer for the Spirit of Mary.
My powerful Queen, you are all mine through your mercy, and I am all yours. Take away from me all that may displease God and cultivate in me all that is pleasing to him.
May the light of your faith dispel the
darkness of my mind, your deep humility take the place of my pride, your
continual sight of God fill my memory with his presence. May the fire of the
charity of your heart inflame the luke warmness of my own heart. May your
virtues take the place of my sins. May your merits be my enrichment and make up
for all that is wanting in me before God.
St. Louis de Montfort
Recite the Prayer for Guidance.
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following Your Will does not mean I am actually doing so.
But I believe the desire to please You does in fact please You. And I hope that I have that desire in all I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this, You will lead me by the right road.
Though I may seem to be lost and in the
shadow of death I will not fear for You are ever with me. And You will never
leave me to face my perils alone. Amen.
Lord May everything we do this day
Begin with your blessing
And continue with your help
May everything we say this day
Begin with your love
And continue with your grace
May everything we plan this day
Begin with your inspiration
And continue with your peace
So that throughout our lives
All that we begin in you
May by you be happily ended
All that we fail to do
May by you be mercifully mended
And all that we seek through you
May by you be lovingly attended
Prayer to the Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart of Jesus
I’ve asked you for many favours
But I plead this one. Take it and place
It in your open broken heart,
When your heavenly Father looks upon it
He will not refuse it (make your request)
Sacred heart of Jesus I place my trust in You.
Lord, I so wish to prepare well for this time
I so want to make all of me ready and
Attentive and available to you.
Please help me to clarify and purify my intentions.
I have so many contradictory desires. I get
preoccupied with things that don’t really matter or last.
I know that if I give you my heart,
whatever I do will follow my new heart.
In all that I am today, all that I try to do,
All my encounters, reflections –
even the frustrations and failings
and especially in this time of prayer, in all of this
may I place my life in your hands.
Lord, I am yours. Make of me what you will. Amen.
Dear Lord, help me to live this day Quietly, Easily
To Lean upon Thy great strength, Trustfully, Restfully;
To wait for the unfolding of Thy will
To meet others Peacefully, Joyously
To face tomorrow Confidently, Courageously
Stay with me Lord, for without Thy Presence
I forget Thee; Thou knowest how easily I abandon Thee.
Stay with me Lord, for without Thy Strength I fall;
Thou knowest how weak I am.
Stay with me Lord for without Thee my fervour fails;
Thou art my life.
Stay with me Lord, for without Thee I am in darkness;
Thou art my light.
Stay with me Lord and show me Thy Will,
Stay with me Lord and let me hear Thy voice,
Stay with me Lord that I may follow Thee,
Stay with me Lord that I may love Thee more,
Stay with me Lord that I may stay with Thee.
If Thou would have me to be faithful,
stay with me Lord.
Stay with me Jesus, for, though my soul is poor,
it desires to be an abode of love for Thee,
a place of consolation.
Stay with me Lord, for it is getting late;
the day is ending, life is passing, death,
judgement, eternity are coming soon.
Now I must muster all my forces
So that I do not faint on the road.
I have great need for Thee on this Journey.
It is getting late and death is
Dryness, crosses and troubles beset me –
and, Oh, how much I need thee,
My good Jesus, in this night of exile.
Stay with me Jesus because this night of life is so full
of dangers and I have such need of Thee.
Grant that, like Thy disciples, I may recognise
Thee in the breaking of bread.
Grant that the Eucharistic union may be the
light which casts out the darkness,
the force to sustain me
and the one means to sanctify my soul.
Stay with me Lord because, when death arrives,
if I cannot be really with Thee in Holy Communion,
Then I shall wish to remain united with thee
at least through grace and love.
Stay with me Jesus, I do not ask Thee
for divine consolation because I deserve it
but I beg of thee with all my strength for
the gift of Thy most Holy Presence.
Stay with me Lord —Thee alone I seek:
Thy Love, Thy Grace, Thy Will, Thy heart,
Thy Spirit—for I love Thee. Thee alone I love;
Let me seek no other reward but
the increase of that love,
that my love May be real and firm and practical.
I ask no more than to love Thee with all my heart
on earth and to follow Thee
with all-perfected love for all eternity.
Prayer To St Michael Of All Saints
O Glorious St Michael of all Saints,
you now enjoy your reward with God in Heaven.
Be pleased to assist all those who suffer
From Cancer, since they have been entrusted to
Your powerful intercession.
Obtain for them the strength to endure their
Sufferings with patience and courage.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen
Prayer for Those With An Incurable Disease
Father, we pray for those who suffer from an
Illness for which there is no known cure.
Give them courage when they are afraid.
Give them hope when they are dejected.
Give them confidence in your love.
Help those working to discover the
Causes of incurable diseases.
Through Christ Our Lord. Amen
Prayer For All The Sick
Father, your Son accepted our sufferings
To teach us the virtue of patience in
Hear the prayers we offer for our sick
Brothers and sisters.
May all who suffer pain, illness or disease
Realise they are chosen to be saints.
Through Christ Our Lord. Amen
Lord Jesus Christ, you said:
‘Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.’
Father, we trust in your love, and
Call on you to be with those who are
Experiencing pain, depression or loneliness
Because the one they love has died.
Let their minds and hearts be opened
To the touch of your healing strength.
We make this prayer through Christ
Our lord. Amen.
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