Weekly Prayer Archive

February 27, 2020

Almighty and everlasting God,
You hate nothing You have made
and forgive the sins of all who are penitent:
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts,
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may obtain of you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God,
forever and ever.

Amen

February 20, 2020

May you always be my hope, my trust, my riches,
my delight, my joy and gladness, my rest and quiet,
my food, my refreshment, my refuge and help,
my wisdom, portion and possession,
my treasure in which my mind and heart
shall be rooted forever, fixed, firm and immovable.

February 13, 2020

Almighty and everlasting God,
You govern all things both in heaven and on earth:
Mercifully hear the supplications of Your people,
and in our time grant us Your peace;
 through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.

 Amen.

February 6, 2020

A Prayer in a Time of Drought
 

Creative and Nurturing God,
we weep in the face of dry land and bushfires,
dying crops and animals,
traumatized families and communities.

Our land evolved in Your wisdom over eons.
Some people learned to live within its boundaries
thriving in its fruitfulness, and in humility
responded with gratitude and praise for its gifts.

Often with good intentions,
we have imposed out ideas of progress and prosperity
demanding lifestyle benefits and production
that push the land beyond its capacities.

Teach us to listen to the land with humility.
Send the Spirit of Jesus to teach us respect.
Guide us to be co-creators with your divine providence.
Fill our hearts with patience and compassion.

May we commit ourselves to face the calamity of drought,
city and rural cooperating as one in service and generosity
planning with leaders to create a sustainable future, so that
we can again love the beauty of Your land fully alive.

Creative and Nurturing God
Your children and land need the gift of rain
bringing life from death
transforming us day by day.

We pray through our Brother Jesus the Christ.

Amen.

 

By Columban Fr. Charles Rue in response to the Australia wildfires.

January 30, 2020

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily
the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim
to all people the Good News of His salvation,
that we and the whole world may perceive
the glory of his marvelous works;
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
 one God, forever and ever.

Amen.

January 23, 2020

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ
is the light of the world: Grant that Your people,
illumined by Your Word and Sacraments, may shine
with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that He may be known,
worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with You and the Holy Spirit
lives and reigns, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

January 16, 2020

Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus
in the River Jordan proclaimed him Your beloved Son
and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that
all who are baptized into his Name may keep
the covenant they have made, and boldly confess
him as Lord and Savior; who with You and the Holy Spirit
 lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting.

Amen.

January 9, 2020

O God, by the leading of a star you manifested
Your only Son to the peoples of the earth.
Lead us, who know You now by faith,
to Your presence, where we may see
Your glory face to face.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives
and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Amen.

January 2, 2020

Eternal Father, you gave to your incarnate Son
the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation:
Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of Him
who is the Savior of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Amen.

December 26, 2019

Almighty God, you have poured upon us
the new light of your incarnate Word:
Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts,
may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ
our Lord, who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Amen.

December 19, 2019

Merciful God, who sent your messengers
the prophets to preach repentance
and prepare the way for our salvation:
Give us grace to heed their warnings
and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy
the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.

Amen.

December 12, 2019

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mystical Rose,
make intercession for the Holy Church,
protect the Sovereign Pontiff,
help all those who invoke you in their necessities,
and since you are the ever Virgin Mary,
 and Mother of the True God,
obtain for us from your most holy Son
the grace of keeping our faith, of sweet hope
 in the midst of the bitterness of life, of burning charity,
and the precious gift of final perseverance.

Amen.

December 5, 2019

Almighty God, during this Advent season,
kindle in every heart the true love of peace,
and guide with Your eternal wisdom
those who take counsel for the nations of the earth,
that in tranquility Your dominion may increase
until the earth is filled with Your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
 who lives and reigns with You, in the unity
of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

November 28, 2019

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 to 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.

Amen.

November 21, 2019

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is
to restore all things in Your well-beloved Son,
the King of kings and Lord of lords:
Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth,
divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed
and brought together under His most gracious rule;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Amen.

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