Blessing Prayer

Prayer before Communion

Come, Jesus, Come!
My poor soul calls for Thee and awaits Thee.
Comfort my poor soul distressed
Come and dwell within my breast,
My Saviour, Jesus, come to me.
With all my heart I long for Thee,
Most firmly I believe in Thee,
Most truthfully I hope in Thee,
Most ardently I love Thee.
Then, come, O Jesus
Come to me.

Prayer for Vocations 1

O God, Who wills not the death of a sinner, but rather that he be converted and live, grant, we beseech Thee through the intercessions of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin and all the Saints an increase of laborers for Thy Church, fellow laborers with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in Unity of the Holy Spirit world without end.

Prayer for Vocations 2

Holy and provident Father, You are the Lord of the vineyard and the harvest and You give each a just reward for their work. In Your design of love, You call men and women to work with You for the salvation of the world. We thank You for Jesus Christ, Your living Word, who has redeemed us from our sins and is among us to assist us in our poverty. Guide the flock to which You have promised possession of the Kingdom. Send new workers into Your harvest and set in the hearts of pastors faithfulness to Your plan of salvation, perseverance in their vocation and holiness of life.

Christ Jesus, Who on the shores of the Sea of Galilee called the apostles, and made them the foundation of the Church and bearers of Your Gospel, in our day, sustain Your people on its journey. Give courage to those whom You call to follow You in the priesthood and the consecrated life, so that they may enrich God’s field with the wisdom of Your Word. Make them docile instruments of Your love in everyday service of their brothers and sisters.

Spirit of Holiness, Who pour out Your gifts on all believers and, especially, on those called to be Christ’s ministers, help young people to discover the beauty of the divine call. Teach them the true way of prayer, which is nourished by the Word of God. Help them to read the signs of the times, so as to be faithful interpreters of Your Gospel and bearers of salvation.

Mary, Virgin who listened and Virgin of the Word made flesh in Your womb, help us to be open to the Word of the Lord, so that, having been welcomed and meditated upon, it may grow in our hearts. Help us to live like You the beatitudes of believers and to dedicate ourselves with unceasing charity to evangelizing all those who seek Your Son. Grant that we may serve every person, becoming servants of the Word we have heard, so that remaining faithful to it we may find our happiness in living it.

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

Prayer for one’s Family

O Jesus, our Lord and our brother! We recommend our family and all that is ours to Your protection; we confide all to Your love. Fill our house with blessings, even as You filled the holy house of Nazareth with Your presence; before all else, keep sin far from it. Do You alone reign by Your law, by Your most holy love, and by the exercise of every Christian virtue. Let all of us obey You, love You, and study how to copy in our own lives Your example, that of Mary Your Mother, and that of Your blameless guardian, St. Joseph. Keep all evils and misfortunes far from us and our house, but grant that we may be ever in harmony with Your divine will, even in the sorrows which You send to us. Finally, grant us the grace to live in perfect harmony and in the fullness of charity toward our neighbor. Grant that every one of us may deserve by a holy life the comfort of Your holy sacraments at the hour of death.

Prayer for Travelers

O God You have given us a rough road to travel, but You have not left us alone. You guided our father, Abraham, through a sun-blazed and scorching desert to a land that was his only in promise, a land that he could lay claim to only by faith. You led Your chosen people, the forerunner of Your Church, away from a slave country to the land of promise, a land of promise, a land whose enjoyment was not easily won, whose fulfillment demanded the rigorous exercise of justice, the dangerous pursuit of freedom. You sent Your Son, Jesus Christ, accompanied by simply comprehending followers, on the Road to Jerusalem, where He dashed their hopes for an earthly kingdom by dying as a criminal on a cross. In His Resurrection and Glory is our only pledge of life. May Your Spirit move in us as we depart on our journeys to familiar places of work or study, to unknown regions of conflict or danger, to visit the sick, to seek needed relaxation. May He direct us in our quest for meaning, peace, and love. May Your Spirit breathe into us an effective desire to serve all whom we meet on our way to our eternal encounter with You. Strengthen us. Fill our eyes with hope, and our hearts with loving concern for our neighbor. Raise us up if we fall. Urge us on if we are tempted to stop, and welcome us at journey’s end with the fatherly embrace that You have reserved for all who faithfully seek to do Your Holy Will.
Prayer “Teach Us To Love”

Lord, we thank Thee for all the love
that has been given to us, for the love
of family and friends, and above all
for Your love poured out upon us every
moment of our lives in steadfast glory.

Forgive our unworthiness. Forgive the
many times we have disappointed those
who love us, have failed them, wearied
them, saddened them.
Failing them we have failed You,
and hurting them we have wounded our Saviour who for love’s sake died for us.
Lord, have mercy on us, and forgive.

You do not fail those who love you.
You do not change nor vary.
Teach us Your own constancy in love.
Your humility, selflessness and generosity.

Look in pity on our small and tarnished loving, protect, foster and strengthen it, that it may be less unworthy to be offered to
You and to Your children.
O Light of the world, teach us how to love.

Prayer for Decision-Making

Gracious God, it’s time. It’s time to make the hard decisions. Sometimes I’m scared, sometimes I’m confused and sometimes I just don’t want to believe I have to make a decision. Help me to trust You. Give me strength and wisdom so that whatever happens honors my loved one and You. Thank You for hearing me and answering my prayer.

Prayer “Good Morning Heavenly Father”

Thank You dear Lord, for protecting and preserving me during the night and for giving me this new day. Good Morning Heavenly Father, and thank You for the glory of the sun. And thank You for the health I have to get my duty done. I shall devote the the hours of this golden day to You, by honouring Your Holy Name in everything I do. I shall pursue my daily art without complaint or fear and spend my every effort to be friendly and sincere. I know there have been many days that I have wiled away. But this is one that I will try, to make Your special day. And so once more, Good Morning Heavenly Father. And please depend on me because I want to honour You for alleternity.

Prayer for the Church

We pray Thee, Almighty and Eternal God, Who through Jesus Christ hast revealed Thy glory to all nations, to preserve the works of Thy Mercy, that Thy Church, being spread through the whole world, may continue with unchanging faith in the confession of Thy Name, through the same Christ our Lord.

Prayer “Everyday I need you Lord…”

Every day I need You Lord
But this day especially,
I need some extra strength
To face what ever is to be.

This day more than any day
I need to feel You near,
To fortify my courage
And to overcome my fear.

By myself, I cannot meet
The challenge of the hour,
There are times when humans help,
But we need a higher power

To assist us bear what must be borne,
and so dear Lord, I pray –
Hold on to my trembling hand
And be near me today.

My Daily Prayer

O my God, I place my trust and confidence in You, Who will reward the good and punish the wicked. I believe in You and accept everything You have taught and revealed.
I believe that in one God there are three Divine Persons- God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
I believe that God became Man without ceasing to be God. He is Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, the Redeemer of human race. He died on the cross for my salvation and eternal happiness. O my God, give me a strong faith. Help me to believe with lively faith. O my God, all-good and all merciful, I sincerely hope to be saved. Help me to do all that is necessary to gain eternal salvation. I have committed many sins in my life, but now I turn away from them. I am sorry, truly sorry, for all of them, because I have offended You, my God, Who are all-good, all-perfect, all-holy and all-merciful.
I love You, O my God, with all my heart. Please forgive me for having offended You. I promise that, with Your help, I will never offend You again.
My God, have mercy on me.

“Thanksgiving for Mary, Our Mother “Prayer

O Jesus, Divine Master, I thank and bless Your most merciful Heart for having given us Mary most holy as our Mother, Teacher and Queen. From the cross You placed us all in her hands. You gave her a great heart, much wisdom and immense power. May all mankind know her, pray for her! May all permit themselves to be led by her to You, the Savior of mankind! I placed myself in her hands, as You placed Yourself. With this Mother I want to live now, in the hour of my death, and for all eternity.

Prayers for Priests 1

O Jesus, I pray for Your faithful and fervent priests; for Your unfaithful and tired priests; for Your priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields; for Your tempted priests; for Your lonely priests; for Your young priests; for Your dying priests; for the souls of Your priests in purgatory. But above all I recommend to You the priests dearest to me; the priest who baptized me; the priests who absolved me from my sins; the priests at whose Masses I assisted and who gave me Your Body and Blood in Holy Communion; the priests who taught and instructed me; all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way.
O Jesus, keep them all close to Your heart, and bless them abundantly in time and eternity.

Prayer for Priests 2

Father, Son and Holy Spirit, hear the prayers we offer for our
priests. Let them know clearly the work that You are calling them to do.
Grant them every grace to answer Your call with courage, love, and
lasting dedication to Your will.
We ask Mary’s intercession as their loving mother.

Prayer for a Deceased Priest

O God, Thou didst raise Thy servant, N., to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ, according to the Order of Melchisedech, giving him the sublime power to offer the Eternal Sacrifice, to bring the Body and Blood of Thy Son Jesus Christ down upon the altar, and to absolve the sins of men in Thine own Holy Name. We beseech Thee to reward his faithfulness and to forget his faults, admitting him speedily into Thy Holy Presence, there to enjoy forever the recompense of his labors. This we ask through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord.

Prayer for Priests in Time of Uncertainty

Lord Jesus Christ,
as you gazed down from the Cross in Your bitter agony upon the beloved and faithful Apostle, St. John, Your anguish was increased by the desertion of the traitor and the other Apostles.
In spite of this desertion, Your Love embraced them and all those consecrated men who would forsake You.
We, therefore confidently beseech You now
to rain abundant grace on shepherds who have gone astray.
Where there is present groping uncertainty,
let there be light;
where there is present overshadowing gloom,
let there be joy;
where there is present mounting struggle,
let there be peace.
Guide, O Lord, the straying shepherds back to the fold, especially Father ……………………
and assist them to walk surely and lovingly in Your sight, for only in union with You
will the shepherd find true light, joy and peace.
Give to all priests inspiration in time of doubt,
patience in time of adversity, fortitude in time of weakness, that with Your love ever pressing them on, they may lead others ever closer to You.

Prayer for Priests and for a Holy Church

O my Jesus, I beg You on behalf of the whole Church: Grant it love and the light of Your Spirit and give power to the words of priests so that hardened hearts might be brought to repentance and return to You, O Lord.
Lord, give us holy priests; You, Yourself maintain them in holiness. O Divine and Great High Priest, may the power of Your Mercy accompany them everywhere and protect them from the devil’s traps and snares, which are continually being set for the souls of priests. May the power of Your Mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught all that might tarnish the sanctity of priests, for You can do all things. I ask You, Jesus, for a special blessing and for light for the priests before whom I will make my confessions throughout my lifetime.

Prayer for Priests, For Bishops, Deacons,
Brothers, Sisters, Lay Ministers and Seminarians

Lord Jesus, hear our prayer for the spiritual renewal of bishops, priests, deacons, brothers, sisters, lay ministers and seminarians, especially those of our own diocese. We praise you for giving their ministry to the Church. In these days, renew them with the gifts of Your Spirit.

You once opened the Holy Scriptures to Your disciples when You walked on this earth. Now renew Your ordained and chosen ones with the truth and power of Your Word.

In Eucharist you gave Your disciples renewed life and hope. Nourish Your consecrated ones with Your Own Body and Blood. Help them to imitate in their lives the death and resurrection they celebrate around Your altar.

Give them enthusiasm for the Gospel, zeal for the salvation of all people, courage in leadership and humility in service.

Give them Your love for one another and for all their brothers and sisters in You. For You love them, Lord Jesus and we love and pray for them in Your Holy Name.

Prayer to Begin the Day

As morning breaks I think of you, O Lord, and my desire is to serve You joyfully. With gladness, I consecrate this day to Your Sacred Heart, and offer whatever joys and sacrifices may come my way. Thank You for the graces You will send – all the love, all the beauty, and the ways You will answer my prayers. Today, may I love my enemies, and treat others as I would ask to be treated; may I forgive seventy-times-seven and show mercy; may I welcome the prodigal, have compasion for the Samaritan; be a peace-maker and love my neighbor unconditionally. Take all my heart, and mind and strength, O Lord, that this day may be truly lived for Your greater honor and glory and for the salvation of souls.

Prayer to Christ The King

Christ Jesus, I acknowledge You King of the universe. All that has been created has been made for You. Make full use of Your rights over me. I renew the promises I made in Baptism, when I renounced Satan and all his pomp and works, and I promise to live a good life and to do all in my power to procure the triumph of the rights of God and Your Church. Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer You my efforts in order to obtain that all hearts may acknowledge Your Sacred Royalty, and that thus the Kigdom of Your peace may be established throughout the universe.

Prayer “Memorable Jesus, Mary and Joseph”

Remember, Heart of Jesus, Immaculate Heart of Mary, and you, O glorious St. Joseph, that no one has ever had recourse to your protection, or implored your assistance without obtaining relief.
Animated with the utmost lively confidence, I come laden with the weight of my sins, to prostrate myself before you. O Merciful Heart of Jesus, Immaculate Heart of Mary, and you, O glorious St. Joseph, reject not my prayer and petitions but graciously hear and grant them.

Prayer for Success

Almighty God, Whose hands hold all matters of life, give me grace of success in the work that I do.
Help me to give it the careful thought and the strict attention that will lead to success.
Watch over me and govern my actions, that I may not mar its perfection.
Show me how to give my best, and let me not despise the toil that is necessary to complete it.
Make my life a successful one, in that every duty You give to me, I do it well. Give me the blessing of Your help and guidance, and suffer me not to fail.
In Jesus’ name.

Prayer For The Sick 1

Dear Jesus, Divine Physician and Healer of the Sick, we turn to You in this time of illness. 0 dearest Comforter of the Troubled, alleviate our worry and sorrow with Your gentle love, and grant us the grace and strength to accept this burden. Dear God, we place our worries in Your hands. We place our sick under Your care and humbly ask that You restore Your servant (name) to health again. Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge Your Holy Will and know that whatsoever You do, You do for the love of us.

Prayer For The Sick 2

Omnipotent and Eternal God,
the everlasting Salvation of those who believe, hear us on behalf of Thy sick servant (name), for whom we beg the aid of Thy pitying mercy, that, with his/her bodily health restored, he/she may give thanks to Thee in Thy church.
Through Christ our Lord.

Prayer For The Sick 3

Behold me, my beloved Jesus, weighed down under the burden of my trials and sufferings,
I cast myself at Your feet, that You may renew my strength and my courage, while I rest here in Your Presence.
Permit me to lay down my cross in Your Sacred Heart, for only Your infinite goodness can sustain me; only Your love can help me bear my cross; only Your powerful hand can lighten its weight.
O Divine King, Jesus, Whose heart is so compassionate to the afflicted, I wish to live in You; suffer and die in You.
During my life be to me my model and my support; at the hour of my death, be my hope and my refuge.

Prayer to be Said by a Sick Person

(May be used for a novena)

O Merciful Infant Jesus! I know of Your miraculous deeds for the sick. How many diseases You cured during Your blessed life on earth, and how many venerators of Your Miraculous image ascribe to You their recovery and deliverance from most painful and hopeless maladies. I know, indeed, that a sinner like me has merited his sufferings and has no right to ask for favors. But in view of the innumerable graces and the miraculous cures granted even to the greatest sinners through the veneration of Your holy infancy, particularly in the miraculous statue of Prague or in representations of it, I exclaim with the greatest assurance: O most loving Infant Jesus, full of pity, You can cure me if You will! Do not hesitate, O Heavenly Physician, if it be Your will that I recover from this present illness; extend Your most holy Hands, and by Your power take away all pain and infirmity, so that my recovery may be due, not to natural remedies, but to You alone. If, however, You in Your inscrutable wisdom have determined otherwise, then at least restore my soul to perfect health, and fill me with heavenly consolation and blessing, that I may be like You, O Jesus, in my sufferings, and may glorify Your providence until, at the death of my body, You bestow on me eternal life.

Prayer for People Who Have Committed Suicide

Almighty God, Our Heavenly Father, we understand that Thy sixth commandment, “Thou shalt do no murder,” includes self murder. But in Thy divine mercy, we beg Thy forgiveness especially for (name), who have been so confounded by the pressures of this life that they felt there was no way they could continue. Grant, we beseech Thee, that they be forgiven their terrible sin and accepted into Thy divine providence, and that they may come to understand Thy ways and Thy nature. We ask this in Jesus Christ’s name.

Prayer for Justice and Peace

Almighty and Eternal God,
may Your grace enkindle in all of us a love for the many unfortunate people,
whom poverty and misery reduce to a condition of life unworthy of human beings.
Arouse in the hearts of those who call You Father, a hunger and thirst for social justice and for fraternal charity in deeds and in truth.
Grant, O Lord, peace in our days: peace to souls, peace in families, peace to our country, and peace among nations.

Prayer for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

All-Powerful Father,
Christ, Your Son, became man for us and was presented in the temple.
May He free our hearts from sin and bring us into your presence.
We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever.

Prayer for Women With Breast Cancer

Father, for the strength You have given me I thank You.
For the health You have blessed me with, I thank You.
For the women who are going through breast cancer and their families I ask You to strengthen and to heal as You see fit.
Lord we know You want us to be in good health and to prosper.
Lord use us to do the work You have for us to do.
For we know time is getting short on this earth.
Lord be with every woman who is sick and encourage them as only You can.
I know how faithful You are.
You have shown Yourself to be everything You say You are in Your Holy Word.
I praise You for You made this body and You can heal this body.
In Jesus Name I pray.

Prayer Advice for Forgiveness

Hold in your mind someone you find it hard to forgive (this may be yourself also)
When you are ready pray for that person, asking God to love and bless them.
Be specific and generous in your prayer.

If you find anger still there tell God about that, don’t pretend.
You will be able to forgive when the time comes.

If you will see this person again imagine yourself being different with them,
the difference forgiveness will make.

If you won’t see them again or if they have died simply open your hands
to let go of the anger and hand them over to God.

If you are not ready to forgive yet simply pray for the grace of forgiveness.
There is no need to feel guilty, forgiveness takes time and healing.

If the anger is still strong you may need to find a way to let it out.
A way that is safe and doesn’t harm anyone,
such as punching a pillow or throwing rocks into the sea.

Thank God for this time of prayer.

Prayer to Protect Life

Loving God,
I thank You for the gift You
gave and continue to give
to me and to all of us.

Merciful God,
I ask Your pardon and
forgiveness for my own
failure and the failure
of all people to respect
and foster all forms
of life in our universe.

Gracious God,
I pray that with Your
grace, I and all people
will reverence, protect,
and promote all life and
that we will be especially
sensitive to the life of
the unborn, the abused,
neglected, disabled, and
the elderly. I pray, too,
that all who make decisions
about life in any form
will do so with wisdom,
love, and courage.

Living God,
I praise and glorify You as
Father, Source of all life,
as Son, Savior of our lives,
and as Spirit, Sanctifier
of our lives.

Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Fountain of Eternal Life,
Your Heart is a glowing furnace of love.
You are my refuge and my sanctuary.
O my adorable and loving Savior,
consume my heart with the burning fire with which Yours is aflamed.
Pour down on my soul those graces which flow from Your love.
Let my heart be united with Yours.
Let my will be conformed to Yours in all things.
May Your Will be the rule of all my desires and actions.


Lord Jesus,
let my heart never rest until it finds You,
who are its center, its love, and its happiness.
By the wound in Your heart
pardon the sins that I have committed
whether out of malice or out of evil desires.
Place my weak heart in Your own Divine Heart,
continually under Your protection and guidance,
so that I may persevere in doing good and in fleeing evil until my last breath.

O most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Fountain of Every Blessing,
I adore You,
I love You and with true sorrow for my sins,
I offer You this poor heart of mine. Make me humble,
patient, pure and wholly obedient to Your will.
Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in
You and for You.
Protect me in the midst of danger,
comfort me in my afflictions,
give me health of body,
assistance in my temporal needs,
Your blessing on all that I do,
and the grace of a holy death.

Sacred Heart of Jesus,
today I wish to live in You, in Your grace,
in which I desire at all costs to persevere.
Keep me from sin and strength my will by helping me
to keep watch over my senses, may imagination,
and my heart.
Help me to correct my faults which are the source of sin.
I beg You to do this,
O Jesus, through Mary,
Your Immaculate Mother.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Fountain of Eternal Life,
Your Heart is a glowing furnace of Love.
You are my refuge and my sanctuary.
O my adorable and loving Savior,
consume my heart with the burning fire with which Yours is aflamed.
Pour down on my soul those graces which flow from Your love.
Let my heart be united with Yours.
Let my will be conformed to Yours in all things.
May Your Will be the rule of all my desires and actions.

Lord Jesus,
let my heart never rest until it finds You,
who are its center, its love, and its happiness.
By the wound in Your Heart
pardon the sins that I have committed
whether out of malice or out of evil desires.
Place my weak heart in Your own Divine Heart,
continually under Your protection and guidance,
so that I may persevere in doing good and in fleeing evil until my last breath.

Prayer for Faithfulness to My Religion

O Lord, I pray for the grace and the strength to remain faithful to Your teachings and to the sacramental life of the Church. Help me to persevere in the commitments and promises I have made to You. Give me the fortitude to live up to the vocation I received in my baptism, to the duties derived from my confirmation in the Spirit, and to the graces received in the other sacraments.

Help me to place love of God and service to Him before all else and help me to bring selfless love to my brothers and sisters in Christ.

Prayer of Self-Giving

I beg You, Lord,
let the fiery, gentle power of Your love
take possession of my soul,
and snatch it away
from everything under heaven,
that I may die for love of Your love
as You saw fit to die for love of mine.

Consoling Thoughts (for times of loneliness)

Dear Lord!
Make me remember, when the world seems cold and dreary and I know not where to turn for comfort, that there is always one spot bright and cheerful—-the Sanctuary.
When I am in desolation of spirit, when all who are dear to me have passed away like summer flowers and none are left to love me and care for me, whisper to my troubled soul
that there is one Friend who dies not
—-One Whose Love never changes—-
Jesus on the altar.
When sorrows thicken and crush me with their burden, when I look in vain for comfort,
let me remember Your words:
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will refresh you.”

Prayer to the Holy Spirit 1

Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, enlighten our minds to perceive the mysteries of the universe in relation to eternity. Spirit of Right Judgment and Courage, guide us and make us firm in our baptismal decision to follow Jesus’ way of love. Spirit of Knowledge and Reverence, help us to see the lasting value of justice and mercy in our everyday dealings with one another. May we respect life as we work to solve problems of family and nation, economy and ecology. Spirit of God, spark our faith, hope and love into new action each day. Fill our lives with wonder and awe in Your presence which penetrates all creation.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit 2

Holy Spirit, speak through me,
so all lost souls can plainly see,
not my will, but God’s I seek.
Your word’s are strong,
where mine are weak.

Holy Spirit, teach me love,
so those that hate can climb above.
I know that love, it is the key,
so this I pray, show love through me.

Holy Spirit, help me give,
so those without, through You may live.
To give to those who are in need,
to share my goods, but not in greed.

Holy Spirit, make me wise,
feed me knowledge, my heart it cries.
To understand what I don’t know,
please make me wise, so I may grow.

Holy Spirit, help me trust,
to lean on You, in times I must.
My faith will grow each time I do.
Please build my trust, my trust in You.

Holy Spirit, take my pride,
humble me and be my guide.
First comes pride, and then the fall.
Let me pride in You, or none at all.

Holy Spirit, make me bold,
to spread the news, the scriptures hold.
To speak out loud, to those that hear,
our God is love, they must not fear.

Holy Spirit, this I pray,
fill me up this very day.
To have the power, with You be strong,
to make things right, where they are wrong.

Holy Spirit, let me shine,
with Jesus Christ, this life of mine,
that other souls will soon find out,
what serving God is all about.

(Timothy Jon Barrett)

Little White Guest

Thou hast come to my heart, dearest Jesus,
I am holding Thee close to my breast;
I’m telling Thee over and over,
Thou art welcome, O Little White Guest.
I love Thee, I love Thee, my Jesus,
O please do not think I am bold;
Of course, Thou must knowest that I love Thee, But I’m sure that Thou likest to be told.
I’ll whisper, “I love Thee, my Jesus,”
And ask that we never may part;
I love Thee, O kind, Loving Jesus
And press Thee still nearer my heart.
And when I shall meet Thee in Heaven,
My soul then will lean on Thy Breast.
And Thou will recallest our fond meetings,
When Thou wert my little White Guest.

Prayer for the Apprehensive Patient

Christ said to His loved ones: I am with you, fear not, be not anxious. May I, then, be confident that in the trials and crosses of my life that You, O Lord, will be my constant companion. Whenever I cannot stand, You will carry me lovingly in Your arms.
May I have no fear of what may happen tomorrow. For the same Eternal Father Who cares for me today will take care of me tomorrow and everyday of my life. You, O Lord, will either shield me from suffering or give me strength to bear it patiently. May I be at peace, then and put aside all useless thoughts, anxieties, and worries.

Prayer When in a Bad Mood

Heavenly Father, I awoke this morning in a bad mood, and I have been unable to shake it so far. Everything bothers me and everyone rubs me the wrong way.
I just cannot seem to get my true bearings. Help me to think of Your salvation, Your countless gifts and overwhelming love for me.
Let me relax and forget life’s cares by placing myself wholly into Your hands. Grant that this mood will soon pass and I will be able to bask in Your love and communicate it to others.

Prayer When Arising from Sleep

O Master and Holy God, Who is beyond our understanding: at Your word, light came forth out of darkness. In Your mercy, You gave us rest through night-long sleep, and raised us up to glorify Your goodness and to offer our supplication to You. Now, in Your own tender love, accept us who adore You and give thanks to You with all our heart. Grant us all our requests, if they lead to salvation; give us the grace of manifesting that we are children of light and day, and heirs to Your eternal reward. In the abundance of Your mercies, O Lord, remember all Your people; all those present who pray with us; all our brethren on land, at sea, or in the air, in every place of Your domain, who call upon Your love for mankind. Upon all, pour down Your great mercy, that we, saved in body and in soul, may persevere unfailingly; and that, in our confidence, we may extol Your exalted and blessed Name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, always, now and forever.

Prayer to Obtain Final Perseverance

Eternal Father, I humbly adore Thee, and thank Thee for having created me, and for having redeemed me through Jesus Christ. I thank Thee most sincerely for having made me a Christian, by giving me the true faith, and by adopting me as Thy son, in the sacrament of baptism. I thank Thee for having, after the numberless sins I had committed, waited for my repentance, and for having pardoned (as I humbly hope) all the offences which I have offered to Thee, and for which I am now sincerely sorry, because they have been displeasing to Thee, who art infinite goodness. I thank Thee for having preserved me from so many relapses, of which I would have been guilty if Thou hadst not protected me. But my enemies still continue, and will continue till death, to combat against me, and to endeavor to make me their slave. If Thou dost not constantly guard and succor me with thy aid, I, a miserable creature, shall return to sin, and shall certainly lose Thy grace. I beseech Thee, then, for the love of Jesus Christ, to grant me holy perseverance unto death. Jesus, Thy Son, has promised that Thou wilt grant whatsoever we ask in his name. Through the merits, then, of Jesus Christ, I beg, for myself and for all the just, the grace never again to be separated from Thy love, but to love Thee forever, in time and eternity. Mary, Mother of God, pray to Jesus for me.

Prayer at the End of the Day

Jesus Christ my God, I adore You and I thank You for all the graces You have given me this day. I offer You my sleep and all the moments of this night, and I implore You to keep me safe from sin. To this end I place myself in Your Sacred Side and under the mantle of our Lady, my Mother. Let Your holy angels surround me and keep me in peace; and let Your blessing be upon me.

Prayer to Jesus, the Good Shepherd

Faithful Shepherd, You are not a hireling who runs away at the sight of danger, but Your fidelity was tested and proved on the wood of the Cross. Accept the gift of our gratitude for Your marvelous care. Help us to hear and follow Your Voice.

Watchful Shepherd, Who protects the flock and searches tirelessly for those who wander from the fold, retrieve the lost and bring them home. Tend and heal their wounds.

Good Shepherd, Who lays down His Life for His sheep, nourish Your people with the Bread of Life, that we may reflect Your likeness and enjoy the spring of Living Water that never ends.

Act of Love

O my Divine Jesus, how shall I return You thanks for the goodness in giving Yourself to me? The only way I can repay Your love is by loving You in return. Yes, my Lord, I love You, and I desire to love You all my life.

My Jesus, You alone are sufficient for me. Whom shall I love, if I love not You, my Jesus? You love those who love You. I love You. Oh, do You also love me. If I love You but little, give me the love which You require of me.

O Mary, my good Mother, and You glorious Saint Joseph, lend me Your love wherewith to love my Jesus.

Act of Love at Communion

O God, all that I am and all that I have is from You. You have given me my gifts of body and soul. You have numbered me among Your favored children. You have showered me with countless graces and blessings. From all eternity You have thought of me and loved me. How shall I ever love You in return?

And now in Your merciful goodness You are coming into my soul to unit Yourself most intimately with me. You came into the world for love of man, but now You are coming from the altar for love of me. You are coming to fill my heart with Your holy love, my Creator, my Redeemer, my Sanctifier, my God.

O Jesus, I want to return this love. I want to love You with all the powers of my soul. I want to belong only to You, to consecrate myself to You alone. Jesus, let me live for You; let me die for You. Living and dying may I be Yours.

Prayers to Jesus and Mary for Mercy

Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal and Merciful God,
Creator and Redeemer of all, listen to my prayer.

For the love Thou doth bear to those who ask forgiveness,
look on me with mercy, as once Thou didst look on Mary Magdalen,
and on Peter who denied Thee.

Look on me, Lord Jesus Christ, as Thou didst looked at the thief on his cross
and on every sinner whom Thou hast ever forgiven.

Look on me, Merciful Lord, as Thou didst look on Thy Mother, Mary,
standing in sorrow beneath Thy Cross.

Let me feel in my heart her compassion for Thee,
and let my eyes weep for Thy sorrows, caused by my sinful life.

Call me back from the darkness to my Father’s house, give me a new heart
and a place at Thy side in the banquet Thou hast prepared for me. Amen.

Hail, Mary, my joy, my glory, my heart and my soul!
Thou art all mine through thy mercy, and I am all thine.
But I am not thine completely enough.

Destroy in me all that may be displeasing to God.
Place and cultivate in me everything that is pleasing to thee.
Prayer for the Dying and/or Special Souls

O Most Merciful Jesus, Lover of Souls,
I beseech You, by the agony of Your Most Sacred Heart,
and by the sorrows of Your Immaculate Mother,
wash clean in the Your Blood the sinners of the whole world
who are to die this day.

Remember most especially the soul I spiritually adopt
with the intention of entrusting him or her to Your Shepherd’s care:
I beseech You for the grace to move this sinner, who is in
danger of going to Hell, to repent. I ask this because of my
trust in Your Great Mercy.

If it should please Your Majesty to send me a suffering this day
in exchange for the grace I ask for this soul, then, it, too,
shall please me very much, and I thank You, Most Sweet Jesus,
Shepherd and Lover of Souls; I thank You for this
opportunity to give mercy in thanksgiving for all the mercies
You have shown me.

Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying.

An Offering of the Precious Blood for Souls

O My God, I beg of Thee in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, through the merits of the Precious Blood offered Thee in every Mass throughout the world, to grant that this day one mortal sin may be averted, one soul in doubt may be converted to the truth, one soul about to die in sin may receive the grace of repentance and a happy death, and the deliverance of that soul in Purgatory which is nearest Heaven. I wish by this offering to console the Heart of Jesus in agony for the souls lost through the teaching of error against the true Church of Christ, Jesus, Our Lord.

Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying. Heart of Jesus, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory, be not severe in Thy judgments, but let some drops of Thy Precious Blood fall upon them and send, O Merciful Savior, Thy Angels to conduct them to a place of light, refreshment, and peace.

Mother of Sorrows! Mother of Christ! Thou hadst influence with thy Divine Son when on earth, thou doth have the same influence now in Heaven, pray for me, obtain from thy Divine Son my request, if it be His Holy Will.

Prayer for the Souls of Religious

Incline Thine Ear, O Lord, unto our prayers, wherein we humbly pray Thee to show Thy Mercy upon the soul of Thy servant N., whom Thou hast commanded to pass out of this world, that Thou wouldst place him in the region of peace and light, and bid him a partaker with Thy Saints. Through Christ our Lord.

We beseech Thee, O Lord, according to Thy loving-kindness, have mercy upon the soul of Thy handmaiden N., and, now that she is set free from the defilements of this mortal flesh, restore her to her heritage of everlasting salvation. Through Christ our Lord.

Prayer for the Poor Souls in Purgatory

O Holy Souls in Purgatory, you are the certain heirs of Heaven. You are most dear to Jesus, as the trophies of His Precious Blood, and to Mary, Mother of Mercy. Obtain for me, through your intercession, the grace to lead a holy life, to die a happy death, and to attain to the blessedness of eternity in Heaven.

Dear suffering souls, who long to be delivered in order to praise and glorify God in Heaven, by your unfailing pity, help me in the needs which distress me at this time, particularly (here mention your request), so that I may obtain relief and assistance from God.

In gratitude for your intercession, I offer to God, on your behalf, the satisfactory merits of my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day (week, month, or whatever space of time you wish to designate).

Prayer of Supplication for the Poor Souls in Purgatory

O Holy Souls, as one truly devoted to you, I promise never to forget you and continually to pray to the Most High for your release. I beseech you to respond to this offering which I make to you, and to obtain for me, from God, with Whom you are so powerful on behalf of the living, that I may be free from all dangers of souls and body.

I beg both for myself and for my relations and benefactors, friends and enemies, pardon for our sins, and the grace of perseverance in good, whereby we may save our souls. Obtain for us peace of heart; assist us in all our actions; succor us promptly in all our spiritual and temporal needs; console and defend us in our dangers.

Pray for our Holy Father, the Pope; for the exaltation of Holy Church; for peace between nations; for Christian rulers; and for tranquility among peoples; and grant that we may one day all rejoice together in Paradise.

Prayer for the Suffering Souls

O Adorable Trinity, cast upon us Thy merciful glance. Look at these souls whom Thou hast created, and who suffer far from Thee an unutterable grief. Look at Thy poor contrite servants, humbly supplicating Thee on their behalf. For the sake of the glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, and our Mother also, deign to shorten the sufferings of these desolate souls; and to us all who labor in the miseries of the life, grant the grace of eternal salvation.
I am only a sinner, but in obedience to Thy command, dear Jesus, I dare to intercede with Thee for my captive brethren. Deign by Thy Holy Sacrifice to appease the justice of Thy Father and open Heaven to those poor souls who languish far from Thee. Amen.

V. Grant unto them, O Lord, eternal rest;
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. May they rest in peace.
R. Amen.

Divine Heart of Jesus

O Divine Heart of Jesus, grant I pray Thee, eternal rest to the Souls in Purgatory, the final grace to those who are about to die this day, true repentance to sinners, the light of faith to pagans, and Thy blessing to me and to all who are dear to me. To Thee, therefore, O Most Merciful Heart of Jesus, I commend all these souls, and in their behalf I offer unto Thee all Thy merits in union with the merits of Thy Most Blessed Mother and of all the Angels and Saints, together with all the Masses, Communions, prayers and good works which are this day being offered throughout Christendom.

O Most Holy Heart of Jesus, shower Thy blessings in abundant measure upon the Thy Holy Church, upon the Supreme Pontiff and upon all the clergy; to the just grant perseverance; convert sinners; enlighten unbelievers; bless our relations, friends and benefactors; assist the dying; deliver the Holy Souls in Purgatory; and extend over all hearts the sweet empire of Thy love.

Prayer for the Salvation of the World

Father, hear our prayers for the salvation of the world. Grant Mercy to all souls that turned away from you. Open their hearts and minds with Your light.

Gather your children from the east and the west, from the north and the south. Have mercy O God on those who do not know You. Bring them out of darkness into your light. You are our saving God who
leads us in our salvation. Protect us from evil.

Bless and praise You O Lord, hear our prayers and answer us. You, our Savior, are the hope of all the ends of the Earth and the distant seas. May Your way be known upon Earth; among all nations Your

We put the world in Your hands; fill us with Your love. Grant us peace through Christ, our Lord.

O Salutaris Hostia

O Holy Victim for our salvation. You are perfect humanity, true divinity, the source and origin of our salvation. Have mercy on the deceased!
You, our Redeemer, O Jesus! You erase our sins and You forgive us. Have mercy on the deceased!
Touched by our prayers, sweet Jesus, and by the supplications of all the faithful, receive our prayers, and have mercy on the deceased!
O Jesus, we beg You to grant eternal rest to those who have died in Your Grace. May the eternal and blessed light shine upon them.

Prayer for the Dead

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant unto the souls of Thy departed servants full remission of all their sins, that through the help of our pious supplications they may obtain that pardon, which they have always desired. Thou Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

V. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. May they rest in peace.

Blessing Prayer

This day is full of beauty and adventure,
help me Lord to be fully alive to it all.
During this day, may I become a more thoughtful person,
a more prayerful person, a more generous and kindly person.
Help me not to be turned in on myself but
to be sensitive and helpful to others.
Let me do nothing today that will hurt anyone,
but let me help at least a little,
to make life more pleasant for those I meet.

When night comes, may I look back on this day without regrets;
and may nobody be unhappy because of anything
I have said or done or failed to do.

Lord God, bless this day for me and all of us.
Make it a day in which we grow a little more
like your Son, and gentle as Mary His Mother.

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