Prayer to St. Angela Merici

May the Virgin St. Angela never fail to commend us
to Your compassion, O Lord, we pray, that,
following the lessons of her charity and prudence,
we may hold fast to Your teaching
and express it in what we do.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

Prayer to St. Paul for Priests

O Glorious St. Paul, after persecuting the Church
you became by God's grace its most zealous Apostle.
To carry the knowledge of Jesus, our Divine Savior,
to the uttermost parts of the earth you joyfully
endured prison, scourings, stoning, and shipwreck,
as well as all manner of persecutions
culminating in the shedding of the last drop of your blood
for our Lord Jesus Christ.
May your example inspire priests today
to be zealous in their service to God's people.

Prayer of St. Francis DeSales

Do not look forward in fear to the changes in life;
rather, look to them with full hope that as they arise,
God, whose very own you are,
will lead you safely through all things;
and when you cannot stand it,
God will carry you in His arms.

Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
the same understanding Father who cares for you today
will take care of you then and every day.

He will either shield you from suffering
or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace, and put aside all anxious

Prayer to Follow Christ

O Lord Jesus, gentle and humble of heart,
full of compassion and maker of peace,
you lived in poverty and suffered persecution
for the cause of justice.
You chose the Cross as the path to glory
to show us the way of salvation.
May we receive the word of the Gospel joyfully
and live by Your example as heirs
and citizens of Your kingdom.

Amen.

Dear Lord Jesus

Dear Lord Jesus, May we stand before You
in our brokenness, our weakness and our fragile humanity.
We are sorrowful for all the times we've disappointed You.
We pray that the next time we are tempted to gossip,
to accuse, to judge or to despise another,
we may instead be strengthened with the Grace of the Holy Spirit
to speak words of godliness and to act with Charity.
May love be the motive for every decision we choose in our lives.

Amen.

Shine Your Light Upon Me

Dear Father, shine Your light upon me
so that I may see my true vocation.
Give me the grace to hear Your word
and be an example to others of Your love for us.

I pray for all in the Priesthood,
consecrated life, marriage and single life,
and for all who are listening to Your call,
that they may answer You in their vocation.

Thank you for sending Your son Jesus,
the Lord of the Harvest;
help me to follow His example.
May I freely, courageously and lovingly respond.

Amen.

Show Us Your Mercy

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless
and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible,
look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us,
that in difficult moments we might not despair
nor become despondent,
but with great confidence submit ourselves
to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.

Amen.

A Prayer for Deliverance

My Jesus, by the sorrows You suffered
in Your agony in the Garden,
in Your scourging and crowning with thorns,
on the way to Calvary,
in Your crucifixion and death,
have mercy on the souls in purgatory,
and especially on those that are most forsaken;
deliver them from the terrible torments they endure;
call them and admit them
to Your most sweet embrace in paradise.

Amen.