Birthday Prayer

O God, I thank you for giving me another year of life. I thank you for all the people who have remembered me today, and...
O God, I thank you for giving me another year of life. I thank you for all the people who have remembered me today, and who have sent me cards, letters, good wishes, and presents. I thank you for everything which I have been enabled by you to do and to be in the past year.   I thank you for all the experiences of the past year; for the times of success which will always be happy memories; for the times of failure which will remind me of my weakness and of my need of you; for the times...

Prayer for the unity of Christians

Lord Jesus, you prayed that all may be one. I pray for full unity among all who profess you to be the Lord and Saviour....
Lord Jesus, you prayed that all may be one. I pray for full unity among all who profess you to be the Lord and Saviour. Bring all Christians together into one fold and under one shepherd. Let your Mother Mary, Our Lady of the atonement, intercede on our behalf that all Christians may once again eat your body and drink your precious blood at one table and adore the Blessed Trinity before one altar.   Open our minds, O Holy Spirit, Spirit of unity, change our hearts and give us humility that can bridge the gaps that separate us and...

Prayer for the Pope

Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to your shepherd N.N., a spirit of courage and right judgment, a spirit of knowledge and love....
Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to your shepherd N.N., a spirit of courage and right judgment, a spirit of knowledge and love. By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care may he, as successor to the apostle Peter and vicar of Christ, build your Church into a sacrament of unity, love, and peace for all the world. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lord Make Me An Instrument Of Your 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 injury, pardon; where there is doubt,...
Lord make me an instrument of your peace, where there is hatred, let me sow love, where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there I despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; 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.

Teach Me, My Lord

Teach me, my Lord, to be serene and gentle in all the events of life, in disappointments, in the thoughtfulness of others, in the insincerity...
Teach me, my Lord, to be serene and gentle in all the events of life, in disappointments, in the thoughtfulness of others, in the insincerity of those, I trusted, in the unfaithfulness of those on whom I relied.   Let me put myself aside to think of the happiness of others, to hide my personal pains and heartaches so that they may not diminish the joy of others.   As I go my rounds from one duty to another, let me, from time to time, turn my attention to you; help me to be aware of your continual presence by...

Prayer in Sickness

Almighty and Eternal God, I offer you my sickness In union with the sufferings of your son endured. The sacred body of Jesus was afflicted...
Almighty and Eternal God, I offer you my sickness In union with the sufferings of your son endured. The sacred body of Jesus was afflicted with untold sufferings. His pains were intense And you willed that he suffer in such a manner For the salvation of the world. By uniting my sufferings to those of Jesus, I can make them meritorious For my salvation and for that of others.   In your mercy, O sacred heart of Jesus, Grant me the strength to accept my infirmity, And if it be your will, may I speedily be restored to health. You,...

Prayer for the Sick

Father of goodness and love, Hear our prayers For the sick members of our community And for all those who are in need. Amid mental...
Father of goodness and love, Hear our prayers For the sick members of our community And for all those who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering May they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, Cure illness, make broken bodies whole And free downcast spirits. May they find lasting health and deliverance, And so join us in thanking you for all your gifts.

Prayer before a Crucifix

My good and dearest Jesus, Lo, I kneel before you Beseeching and praying you With all the ardor of my soul To engrave deep and...
My good and dearest Jesus, Lo, I kneel before you Beseeching and praying you With all the ardor of my soul To engrave deep and vivid impressions Of faith, hope, and charity upon my heart, With true repentance for my sins, And a very firm resolve to make amends Meanwhile, I ponder over your five wounds, Dwelling upon them with deep compassion and grief, And recalling the words that the Prophet David long ago Put into your mouth, Good Jesus, concerning yourself: “They have pierced my hands and my feet They have counted all my bones!”

Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Blessed Sacrament I love you above everything and I long for you in my soul....
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Blessed Sacrament I love you above everything and I long for you in my soul. Since I cannot receive you sacramentally, Come at least spiritually in my heart. As though you were already come, I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you; Allow me not to be separated from you. Jesus, my good, my sweet and my only love, Inflame this heart of mine, That it may be always on fire for you.

Prayer To St. Joseph the Worker

Saint Joseph, Shining model for all workers, Obtain for me your vision of work. Help me to keep in  mind That my work is my...
Saint Joseph, Shining model for all workers, Obtain for me your vision of work. Help me to keep in  mind That my work is my collaboration with my Creator in his ongoing creation.   Make me see obstructions and problems As challenges to be met And opportunities to be seized That God’s creation may reach its destined goal. Help me to harness all my resourcefulness To the successful completion of the tasks that have fallen to my share in God's creative work.   Teach method in my work; Teach me patience in my work. Teach me to cooperate with others...