Prayer before Communion
Come, Jesus, Come!
My poor soul calls for Thee and awaits Thee.
Comfort my poor soul distressed
Come and dwell within my breast,
My Saviour, Jesus, come to me.
With all my heart I long for Thee,
Most firmly I believe in Thee,
Most truthfully I hope in Thee,
Most ardently I love Thee.
Then, come, O Jesus
Come to me.
Prayer for Vocations
O God, Who wills not the death of a sinner, but rather that he be converted and live, grant, we beseech Thee through the intercessions of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin and all the Saints an increase of laborers for Thy Church, fellow laborers with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in Unity of the Holy Spirit world without end. Amen.
Prayer for One's Family
O Jesus, our Lord and our brother! We recommend our family and all that is ours to Your protection; we confide all to Your love. Fill our house with blessings, even as You filled the holy house of Nazareth with Your Presence; before all else, keep sin far from it. Do You alone reign by Your law, by Your most Holy Love, and by the exercise of every Christian virtue. Let all of us obey You, love You, and study how to copy in our own lives Your example, that of Mary Your Mother, and that of Your blameless guardian, St, Joseph. Keep all evils and misfortunes far from us and our house, but grant that we may be ever in harmony with Your Divine Will, even in the sorrows which You send to us. Finally, grant us the grace to live in perfect harmony and in the fullness of charity toward our neighbor. Grant that every one of us may deserve by a holy life the comfort of Your holy sacraments at the hour of death.
Prayer for Travelers
O God you have given us a rough road to travel, but you have not left us alone. You guided our father Abraham through a sun-blazed and scorching desert to a land that was his only in promise, a land that he could lay claim to only by faith. You led Your chosen people, the forerunner of Your Church, away from a slave country to the land of promise, a land of promise, a land whose enjoyment was not easily won, whose fulfillment demanded the rigorous exercise of justice, the dangerous pursuit of freedom. You sent Your Son, Jesus Christ, accompanied by simply comprehending followers, on the road to Jerusalem, where he dashed their hopes for an earthly kingdom by dying as a criminal on a cross. In his Resurrection and Glory is our only pledge of life. May Your Spirit move in us as we depart on our journeys to familiar places of work or study, to unknown regions of conflict or danger, to visit the sick, to seek needed relaxation. May he direct us in our quest for meaning, peace, and love. May Your Spirit breathe into us an effective desire to serve all whom we meet on our way to our eternal encounter with you. Strengthen us. Fill our eyes with hope, and our hearts with loving concern for our neighbor, Raise us up if we fall. Urge us on if we are tempted to stop, and welcome us at journey’s end with the fatherly embrace that you have reserved for all who faithfully seek to do Your Holy Will.
Lord, we thank Thee for all the love
that has been given to us, for the love
of family and friends, and above all
for Your love poured out upon us every
moment of our lives in steadfast glory.
Forgive our unworthiness. Forgive the
many times we have disappointed those
who love us, have failed them, wearied
them, saddened them.
Failing them we have failed You,
and hurting them we have wounded our Saviour who for love's sake died for us.
Lord, have mercy on us, and forgive.
You do not fail those who love You.
You do not change nor vary.
Teach us Your own constancy in love.
Your humility, selflessness and generosity.
Look in pity on our small and tarnished loving, protect, foster and strengthen it, that it may be less unworthy to be offered to You and to Your children.
O Light of the World, teach us how to love.
Prayer "Good Morning Heavenly Father"
Thank You Dear Lord, for protecting and preserving me during the night and for giving me this new day. Good Morning Heavenly Father, and Thank You for the glory of the sun. And Thank You for the health I have to get my duty done. I shall devote the hours of this golden day to You, by honouring Your Holy Name in everything I do. I shall pursue my daily art without complaint or fear and spend my every effort to be friendly and sincere. I know there have been many days that I have wiled away. But this is one that I will try, to make Your special day. And so once more, Good Morning Heavenly Father... And please depend on me because I want to honour You for all eternity.
Prayer for the Church
Prayer to The Holy Queen
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
our life, our sweetness and our hope!
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Prayer to Our Lady
Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone
who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence, we turn to you,
O Virgin of virgins, our Mother.
To you we come, before you we stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, do not despise our petitions, but in your mercy hear us and answer us.
Prayer "Everyday I need You Lord"
But this day especially,
I need some extra strength
To face what ever is to be.
I need to feel You near,
To fortify my courage
And to overcome my fear.
The challenge of the hour,
There are times when humans help,
But we need a higher power
and so dear Lord, I pray -
Hold on to my trembling hand
And be near me today.
My Daily Prayer
O my God, I place my trust and confidence in You, Who will reward the good and punish the wicked. I believe in You and accept everything You have taught and revealed.
I believe that in one God there are three Divine Persons- God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
I believe that God became Man without ceasing to be God. He is Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, the Redeemer of the human race. He died on the cross for my salvation and eternal happiness. O my God, give me a strong faith. Help me to believe with lively faith. O my God, all-good and all merciful, I sincerely hope to be saved. Help me to do all that is necessary to gain eternal salvation. I have committed many sins in my life, but now I turn away from them. I am sorry, truly sorry, for all of them, because I have offended You, my God, Who are all-good, all-perfect, all-holy and all-merciful.
I love You, O my God, with all my heart. Please forgive me for having offended You. I promise that, with Your help, I will never offend You again.
My God, have mercy on me.
Prayer "Thanksgiving for Mary, Our Mother"
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 for 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.
O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of mercy, pray for me that I may be preserved this night all evil, whether of body or soul. Dear St. Joseph, all the saints and angels, and especially you, my guardian angel and my chosen patron, watch over me. I commend myself to your protection now and always.
Prayers for Priests
O Jesus, I pray for Your faithful and fervent priests; for Your unfaithful and tepid priests; for Your priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields; for Your tempted priests; for Your lonely priests; for Your young priests; for Your dying priests; for the souls of Your priests in purgatory. But above all I recommend to You the priests dearest to me; the priest who baptized me; the priests who absolved me from my sins; the priests at whose Masses I assisted and who gave me Your Body and Blood in Holy Communion; the priests who taught and instructed me; all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way.
O Jesus, keep them all close to Your heart, and bless them abundantly in time and eternity.
Prayer to Begin the Day
As Morning breaks I think of You, O Lord, and my desire is to serve You joyfully. With gladness, I consecrate this day to Your Sacred Heart, and offer whatever joys and sacrifices may come my way. Thank You for the graces You will send - all the love, all the beauty, and the ways You will answer my prayers. Today, may I love my enemies, and treat others as I would ask to be treated; may I forgive seventy-times-seven and show mercy; may I welcome the prodigal, have compasion for the Samaritan; be a peace-maker and love my neighbor unconditionally. Take all my heart, and mind and strength, O Lord, that this day may be truly lived for Your greater honor and glory and for the salvation of souls.
Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary
O most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Gentleness and Mercy, I, an unworthy sinner, fly to you with sentiments of confidence and love. I beg you who stood close to your most beloved Son as He hung upon the cross, graciously to remain near me, a miserable sinner, and near all priests who throughout the whole Church will offer Holy Mass this day. By your gracious favor help me to offer a sacrifice which is worthy and acceptable in sight of the most high and undivided Trinity.
Prayer to Christ the King
Christ Jesus, I acknowledge You King of the Universe. All that has been created has been made for You. Make full use of Your rights over me. I renew the promises I made in Baptism, when I renounced Satan and all his pomp and works, and I promise to live a good life and to do all in my power to procure the triumph of the rights of God and Your Church. Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer you my efforts in order to obtain that all hearts may acknowledge your Sacred Royalty, and that thus the Kingdom of Your Peace may be established throughout the universe.
Prayer for Fathers
Most Gracious Heavenly Father,
We thank You for our earthly fathers, those to whom You have entrusted the responsibility to provide loving protection of their families and guidance of their children. We thank You, also, for our priests and bishops, whose spiritual fatherhood is so vital to the faith of Your people.
May our earthly fathers imitate the manly courage of Abraham, Jesse and Joseph, and all the holy fathers of the past in providing wise counsel to the children You have given to their care. And may our spiritual fathers be guided by the examples of Sts. Peter and Paul, all the Apostles and their saintly successors. Give them valiant faith in the face of confusion and conflict, hope in time of trouble and sorrow, and steadfast love for You, for their families, and for all Your people throughout the world.
Assist all fathers of families, all spiritual fathers, and all Christian men, that through Your Grace they may steadily grow in holiness and in knowledge and understanding of Your Truth. May they generously impart this knowledge to those who rely on them.
As You, our Heavenly Father, so loved the world, sending Your only Son to be our Savior and Redeemer, we ask You to help all men to imitate His fatherly gentleness and mercy toward those who are weak; His humility, perfect obedience to Your Will, and fearless witness to Your Truth. May their lives be examples to all of heroic faithfulness to You.
We ask Your blessing on all those to whom You have entrusted fatherhood. May Your Holy Spirit constantly inspire them with justice and mercy, wisdom and strength, fidelity and self-giving love. May they receive Your Grace abundantly in this earthly life, and may they look forward to eternal joy in Your presence in the life to come.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your Son and Our Lord,
Prayer for Success
Almighty God, Whose hands hold all matters of life, give me grace of success in the work that I do.
Help me to give it the careful thought and the strict attention that will lead to success.
Watch over me and govern my actions, that I may not mar its perfection.
Show me how to give my best, and let me not despise the toil that is necessary to complete it.
Make my life a successful one, in that every duty You give to me, I do it well. Give me the blessing of Your help and guidance, and suffer me not to fail.
In Jesus' name.
Dear Jesus, Divine Physician and Healer of the Sick, we turn to You in this time of illness. 0 Dearest Comforter of the Troubled, alleviate our worry and sorrow with Your Gentle Love, and grant us the grace and strength to accept this burden. Dear God, we place our worries in Your hands. We place our sick under Your care and humbly ask that You restore Your servant (name) to health again. Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge Your Holy Will and know that whatsoever You do, You do for the love of us.
Omnipotent and Eternal God,
the Everlasting Salvation of those who believe, hear us on behalf of Thy sick servant (name), for whom we beg the aid of Thy pitying mercy, that, with his/her bodily health restored, he/she may give thanks to Thee in Thy church.
Through Christ our Lord.
Almighty God, Our Heavenly Father, we understand that Thy sixth commandment, "Thou shalt do no murder," includes self murder. But in Thy Divine Mercy, we beg Thy forgiveness especially for (name), who have been so confounded by the pressures of this life that they felt there was no way they could continue. Grant, we beseech Thee, that they be forgiven their terrible sin and accepted into Thy Divine Providence, and that they may come to understand Thy ways and Thy nature. We ask this in Jesus Christ's name.
A Prayer for Mothers
Most Gracious Heavenly Father,
We thank You for our mothers to whom You have entrusted the care of every precious human life from its very beginning in the womb.
You have given to woman the capacity of participating with You in the creation of new life. Grant that every woman may come to understand the full meaning of that blessing, which gives her an unlimited capacity for selfless love for every child she may be privileged to bear, and for all Your children.
Watch over every mother who is with child, strengthen her faith in Your fatherly care and love for her and for her unborn baby. Give her courage in times of fear or pain, understanding in times of uncertainty and doubt, and hope in times of trouble. Grant her joy in the birth of her child.
To mothers You have given the great privilege and responsibility of being a child's first teacher and spiritual guide. Grant that all mothers may worthily foster the faith of their children, following the example of Mary, Elizabeth, and other holy women who follow Christ. Help mothers to grow daily in knowledge and understanding of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and grant them the wisdom to impart this knowledge faithfully to their children, and to all who depend upon them.
Assist all "spiritual mothers", those who, though they may have no children of their own, nevertheless selflessly care for the children of others -- of every age and state in life. Grant that they may know the joy of fulfilling this motherly calling of women, whether in teaching, nursing, religious life, or in other work which recognizes and fosters the true dignity of every human being created in Your image and likeness.
We beseech You to send Your Holy Spirit, the Comforter, to all mothers who sorrow for children that have died, are ill or estranged from their families, or who are in trouble or danger of any kind. Help grieving mothers to rely on Your tender mercy and fatherly love for all Your children.
We ask Your blessing on all those to whom You have entrusted motherhood. May Your Holy Spirit constantly inspire and strengthen them. May they ever follow the example of Mary, mother of Our Lord, and imitate her fidelity, her humility, and her self-giving love. May all mothers receive Your Grace abundantly in this earthly life, and may they look forward to eternal joy in Your presence in the life to come.
We ask this through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.
(After each decade of the Rosary)
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Your mercy.
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You. I implore Your pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You.
Most Holy Trinity - Father, Son, Holy Spirit - I adore You profoundly and offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the earth, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He Himself is offended. And by the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and those of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of poor sinners.
Most Holy Trinity, I adore You! My God, my God, I love You in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
O my Jesus, it is for love of You and in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and for the conversion of poor sinners.
(Said when offering up personal sacrifices, sufferings and penance)
O My Jesus, I offer this for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
I humbly salute you, O you faithful, heavenly Friends of my children! I give you heartfelt thanks for all the love and goodness you show them. At some future day I shall, with thanks more worthy than I can now give, repay your care for them, and before the whole heavenly court acknowledge their indebtedness to your guidance and protection. Continue to watch over them. Provide for all their needs of body and soul. Pray, likewise, for me, for my husband, and my whole family, that we may all one day rejoice in your blessed company.
Prayers to the Guardian Angel
O Angel of God, my holy guardian, given to me from heaven, enlighten me this day, and save me from all evil. Instruct me in doing good deeds, and set me on the path of salvation.
O Angel of Christ, holy guardian and protector of my soul and body, forgive me everything wherein I have offended you every day of my life, and protect me from all influence and temptation of the Evil One. May I never again anger God by my sins. Pray for me to the Lord, that He may make me worthy of the grace of the Holy Trinity, and of the Blessed Mother of God, and of all the saints.