Weekly Prayer Archive

Weekly Prayer - Your Loving Children

January 3, 2019

Lord, You sent Your Son into the world
so that we might have life.

You, with Your Son, have sent us Your Spirit,
inviting us to cry out with joy and trust, “Abba, Father!”

Though our baptism, You publicly and formally
welcome us to share Your life, to be Your children,
Your adopted daughters and sons.

By Loving, we live in Jesus, Your Son,
and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.

Weekly Prayer - Lord Give Me Balance

December 20, 2018

Lord, help me to keep a balance this season.
Let me keep my buying in perspective,
not to spend more than I need to or can afford.
Let me not give in to the pressures of this world
and not equate love with money spent.
Let me always remember the many people
who have so much less in material things.
Help me to buy wisely,
so that my choices will not burden those in other countries
who are so deeply affected by economic conditions.

Weekly Prayer - O Blessed Mother Mary

November 29, 2018

O Blessed Mother Mary, before your
marriage to the carpenter St. Joseph, 
you were overshadowed by the Holy Spirit
and conceived a child.

As you carried Jesus, your Divine Child, in your womb, 
you overcame fear and rejoiced, anticipating His birth.

In your tender way, tough the hearts of all women
for whom being pregnant is more a problem than a joy.

Give them the help and courage they need
to bring a child into this world.

Weekly Prayer - Thanksgiving Day Prayer

November 22, 2018

Lord, we thank you
for the goodness of our people
and for the spirit of justice
that fills this nation.
We thank you for the beauty and fullness of the
land and the challenge of the cities.

We thank you for our work and our rest,
for one another, and for our homes.
We thank you, Lord:
accept our thanksgiving on this day.
We pray and give thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Weekly Prayer - Prayer of a Husband and Wife

November 15, 2018

Thank You, Lord, for bringing us together.
May we learn to appreciate one another more and more. 
May we cherish the gift of each other. 
May we share our feelings openly and honestly. 
May we listen not only with our ears and minds 
but also with our hearts. 
May we grow in compassion for one another.
May we admit our failings and limitations.
May we remember that the day-to-day choices 
we make and the work we do are signs of love.

Weekly Prayer - All Saints Day Prayer

November 1, 2018

Dear God, thank you for the example of the Saints.
I desire to join in their company, 
worshiping you forever in Heaven. 
Please help me follow their footsteps, 
and yours, Jesus Christ. 
Please help me to conform myself 
to Your image, seeking Your will in all things, 
as the Saints did. 
Please help me to devote myself, 
and all that I do, to Your glory, 
and to the service of my neighbors.

Amen.

Weekly Prayer - Our Lady of Rest

October 25, 2018

Hear O Blessed Virgin the prayers which we address you,
Our Lady of Rest as we are mindful of that
maternal love in which you receive your children.

It is by your powerful intercession O Mary,
that our hearts and minds find rest.
We know well our own weakness;
but we trust in the everlasting promises,
and we hope for eternal happiness
as we cling to the crucified Jesus,
who has made His cross to be ours as well.

Weekly Prayer - Father

October 18, 2018

Your are the one who created me and let me call You, “Father.”
That is the Grace of all Graces and cannot help but be called a miracle!

You made not only me but all creatures in this beautiful world.
You give absolute love to all Your children,
wanting them to live with joy and happiness.
You are the one to be praised and glorified!

Weekly Prayer - One Small Drop

October 11, 2018

Even when I show You the thorny side of my character,
or when I’m sharp, unloving to those I love
unapproachable, or in a bad mood,
You still show Your goodness to me
and let Your love shine down to bring me joy.

Thank You, Lord.
Even one small drop of Your love
on my thorniness is enough to soften me
with the radiance of Your presence.

Amen

- A Columban Missionary

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