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...

Prayer to The Holy Trinity

O Infinite Trinity, The perfect image of living light: We raise our praise to you.   All-powerful wisdom of peace You uphold everything with provident...
O Infinite Trinity, The perfect image of living light: We raise our praise to you.   All-powerful wisdom of peace You uphold everything with provident love: May our minds be illumined by you.   Source of life that does not die, You raise every man to your immortal grace: Let our hearts rest in you.   Seat of merciful sanctity, You pardon the crimes of sinners: Guide our steps.   Life of boundless love, You rule the universe with remarkable justice: Teach us to show your love with a generous pardon.   O highest fidelity, You made us children of...

Prayer for the Dead

Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. Mat they rest in peace. Amen.
Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. Mat they rest in peace. Amen.

Prayer for the Dying

O most merciful Jesus, Lover of souls, I pray you by the agony of your most sacred heart and by the sorrows of your Immaculate...
O most merciful Jesus, Lover of souls, I pray you by the agony of your most sacred heart and by the sorrows of your Immaculate Mother, cleanse, in your blood the sinners of the whole world, who are now in their agony, and are to die this day. Amen.

Prayer To St. Joseph

Blessed Joseph, husband of Mary, be with us this day. You protected and cherished the Virgin, loving the child Jesus as your son, you rescued...
Blessed Joseph, husband of Mary, be with us this day. You protected and cherished the Virgin, loving the child Jesus as your son, you rescued him from the danger of death. Defend the Church, the household of God, purchased by the blood of Christ. Guardian of the holy family, be with us in our trials. May your prayers obtain for us the strength to flee from error, and wrestle with the powers of the evil one so that in life we may grow in holiness and in death rejoice in the crown of victory. Amen.