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1. Act of Faith
http://www.memorare.com/cards/actscard.html

O, my God, I believe that Thou art one God in Three Divine Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. I believe that Thy Divine Son became man and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all of the truths which Thy Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them who can neither deceive nor be deceived.
Act of Hope
O my God, relying on thy Almighty power and infinite goodness and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of all my sins, the help of Thy grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.
Act of Charity
O my God, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou are all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

2. Canticle of Daniel http://gospelyrics.blogspot.com/2007/07/val-goldsack-canticle-of-daniel.html
Works of the lord O bless the Lord;
heavens of the Lord O bless the Lord
Clouds of the sky O bless the Lord,
gory and praise to Him forever more.

Sun and moon O bless the Lord;
stars of the heavens O bless the Lord
Showers and rain O bless the Lord
glory and praise to Him forever more.

Breezes and winds O bless the Lord;
fire and heat O bless the Lord
Frost and cold O bless the Lord
glory and praise to Him forever more.

Night-time and day, darkness and light,
Lightning and cloud let all the earth praise the lord.

Mountains and hills O bless the Lord
plants of the earth O bless the lord
Fountains and springs O bless the Lord,
glory and praise to Him forever more.

Children of men O bless the Lord,
Israel O bless the Lord
Servants and priests O bless the Lord,
glory and praise to Him forever more.

Spirits and souls of the just,
holy and humble of heart,
Ananias, Azarias,
Mizael O bless the Lord.

Praise the Father; praise the son
and Holy Spirit, three in one
May you be blessed O Lord in the heavens,
glory and praise to You forever more.

3. Consecration to Mary
My Queen and my Mother,
I give myself entirely to you;
and to show my devotion to you,
I consecrate to you this day my eyes,
my ears, my mouth, my heart,
my whole being without reserve.
Wherefore, good Mother,
as I am your own,
keep me, guard me,
as your property and possession.
Amen.

4. Act of Consecration to the Sacred heart of Jesus
http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/sheart2.htm

I give myself and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, my person and my life, my actions, pains and sufferings, so that I may be unwilling to make use of any part of my being other than to honor, love and glorify the Sacred Heart. This is my unchanging purpose, namely, to be all His, and to do all things for the love of Him, at the same time renouncing with all my heart whatever is displeasing to Him. I therefore take You, O Sacred heart, to be the only object of my love, the guardian of my life, my assurance of salvation, the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the atonement for all the faults of my life and my sure refuge at the hour of death.
Be then, O Heart of goodness, my justification before God the Father, and turn away from me the strokes of his righteous anger. O Heart of love, I put all my confidence in You, for I fear everything from my own wickedness and frailty, but I hope for all things from Your goodness and bounty.
Remove from me all that can displease You or resist Your holy will; let your pure love imprint Your image so deeply upon my heart, that I shall never be able to forget You or to be separated from You.
May I obtain from all Your loving kindness the grace of having my name written in Your Heart, for in You I desire to place all my happiness and glory, living and dying in bondage to You.
Amen.

5. Our Lady of The Sacred Heart

http://www.catholic.org/clife/prayers/prayer.php?p=1401

Remember, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, what ineffable power thy divine Son hath given thee over His own adorable Heart. Full of trust in thy merits, we come before thee and beg thy protection. O heavenly Treasurer of the Heart of Jesus, that Heart which is the inexhaustible source of all graces, which thou mayest open to us at thy good pleasure, in order that from it may flow forth upon mankind the riches of love and mercy, light and salvation, that are contained therein; grant unto us, we beseech thee, the favors which we seek. . . . We can never, never be refused by thee, and since thou art our Mother, O our Lady of the Sacred Heart, graciously hear our prayers and grant our request. Amen.


6. PRAYER TO THE HOLY TRINITY
http://www.catholic.org/clife/prayers/prayer.php?p=1401


Glory be to the Father,
Who by His almighty power and love created me,
making me in the image and likeness of God.

Glory be to the Son,
Who by His Precious Blood delivered me from hell,
and opened for me the gates of heaven.

Glory be to the Holy Spirit,
Who has sanctified me in the sacrament of Baptism,
and continues to sanctify me
by the graces I receive daily from His bounty.

Glory be to the Three adorable Persons of the Holy Trinity,
now and forever.

Amen.

7. Prayer to the Virgin Mary for Assistance
http://www.biblicalproportions.com/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=4908

O, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel,
Fruit of the Vine, splendorous of Heaven.
Blessed Mother of the Son of God,
Immaculate Virgin,
assist me in this my necessity.
O, Star of the Sea, help me
and show herein you are my mother.
O, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth,
I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart
to succour me in my necessity.
There are none that can withstand your power,
O, show me here you are my mother.
O, Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us who have recourse to Thee.
Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands.

Amen.

8. PRAYER TO THE HOLY ANGELS
http://www.catholiconline.com/prayers/prayer.php?p=1368
Bless the Lord, All you His Angels, You who are Mighty in strength And do His Will.
Intercede for me At the throne of God, And by your unceasing watchfulness Protect me in every danger Of soul and body. Bless the Lord, All you His Angels, You who are Mighty in strength And do His Will.
Intercede for me At the throne of God, And by your unceasing watchfulness Protect me in every danger Of soul and body.
Obtain for me The grace of final perseverance, So that after this life I may be admitted To your glorious company And may sing with you The praises of God For all eternity.
O all you holy Angels And Archangels, Thrones and Dominations, Principalities and Powers And Virtues of heaven, Cherubim and Seraphim And especially you, My dear Guardian Angel, Intercede for me And obtain for me The special favor I now ask
(State your intention here...).
Say 9 Our Father...
. Prayer to Saint Joseph
http://www.catholic.org/clife/prayers/prayer.php?p=1401

Glorious Saint Joseph,
pattern of all who are devoted to toil,
obtain for me the grace to toil in the spirit of penance,
in order thereby to atone for my many sins;
to toil conscientiously,
putting devotion to duty before my own inclinations;
to labour with thankfulness and joy,
deeming it an honour to employ and to develop,
by my labour, the gifts that I have received from Almighty
God;
to work with order, peace, moderation, and patience,
without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties;
to work above all with a pure intention
and with detachment from self,
having always before my eyes the hour of death
and the accounting which I must then render of time ill-
spent,
of talents unemployed,
of good undone,
and of my empty pride in success,
which is so fatal to the work of God.
All for Jesus, all through Mary,
all in imitation of thee, O Patriarch Joseph!
This shall be my motto in life and in death.

Amen.

9. PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
http://www.catholic.org/clife/prayers/prayer.php?p=1401

Come, Holy Spirit, fill my heart with Your holy gifts.
Let my weakness be penetrated with Your strength this very day that I may fulfill all the duties of my state conscientiously, that I may do what is right and just.
Let my charity be such as to offend no one, and hurt no one's feelings; so generous as to pardon sincerely any wrong done to me.
Assist me, O Holy Spirit, in all my trials of life, enlighten me in my ignorance, advise me in my doubts, strengthen me in my weakness, help me in all my needs, protect me in temptations and console me in afflictions.
Graciously hear me, O Holy Spirit, and pour Your light into my heart, my soul, and my mind. Assist me to live a holy life and to grow in goodness and grace.
Amen.

10. PRAYER IN DIFFICULT TIMES
http://www.vocationquest.org/cenaclearchives/?p=128
Sometimes, when times are hard, we feel like praying along with Job:
I cry to you
and you do not answer me;
I stand, and you merely look at me.
You have turned cruel to me;
with the might of your hand you persecute me.
You lift me up on the wind,
you make me ride on it,
and you toss me about in the roar of the storm.
(Job 30:20-22)
Other times, while still suffering, we find it easier to trust in the fidelity of God:
Be merciful to me, O God,
be merciful to me,
for in you my soul takes refuge;
in the shadow of your wings
I will take refuge,
until the destroying storms pass by.
(Psalm 57:1)
Both prayers are treasured in the heart of God.

11. APOSTOLIC PRAYERS
http://rosevillehouseofprayer.org/apostolicprayers.htm
1. Prayer for the revelation of Jesus' beauty and the Bride's destiny unto transforming our heart.
"… the Father of glory, may give to you the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His Calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us" (Eph. 1:17-19)
2. Prayer for the release of supernatural strength in the heart unto experiencing God's emotions.
"… that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height - to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." (Eph. 3:16-19)
3. Prayer for God's love to abound in our heart resulting in discernment and righteousness.
" And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God." (Phil. 1:9-11)

4. Prayer to know God's will, to be fruitful in ministry and strengthened by intimacy with God.
" We…do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may have a walk worthy of the Lord fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light." (Col. 1:9-12)
5. Prayer for the unity within the church across a city.
" Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus." (Rom. 15:5-7)
6. Prayer to be filled with supernatural joy, peace and hope.
" Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may around in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Rom. 15:13)
7. Prayer for Israel to be saved through Jesus.
" My heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved." (Rom. 10:1)
8. Prayer to be enriched with the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit leading unto righteousness.
" I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Cor. 1:4-8)
9. Prayer for the release of apostolic ministry and to abound in love and holiness.
"… we rejoice for your sake before our God, night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face and perfect what is lacking in your faith? Now may our God and Father Himself and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you. And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all…so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints." (1 Thes. 3:9-13)
10. Prayer to be equipped and prepared to receive the fullness of God's destiny for the church.
" Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ." (2 Thes. 1:11-12)
11. Prayer for the Word to increase by the release of Holy Spirit power.
" Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one. And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, both that you do and will do the things we command you. Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ." (2 Thes. 3:1-5)
12. Prayer for impartation of Holy Spirit boldness through the release of signs and wonders.
"… they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: 'Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea…The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against His Christ. For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done. Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to your servants that with all boldness they may speak your word, by stretching out your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.' And when they had prayed the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness." (Acts 4:24-31)

12. MUTUAL PRAYER
http://www.gracegems.org/Mac/tg10.htm
Blessed be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love-
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.

Before our Father's throne
We pour united prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,
Our comforts and our cares.

We share each other's woes,
Our mutual burdens bear,
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.

When we at death must part-
How keen, how deep the pain!
But we shall still be joined in heart
And hope to meet again.

From sorrow, sin, and pain,
We all shall then be free;
And perfect love and friendship reign
Through all eternity.

They who seek the throne of grace
Find that throne in every place.
Let us live a life of prayer;
God is present everywhere.

In our sickness, in our health,
In our want, and in our wealth,
Let us look to God in prayer-
God is present everywhere.

When our enemies prevail,
And our heart and spirit fail,
'Tis the time for earnest prayer-
God is present everywhere.

Then, my soul, in every strait,
To Your Father go, and wait-
He will answer every prayer-
God is present everywhere.

13. Act of Love #1
http://www.catholic.org/clife/prayers/prayer.php?p=1401

O My God,
I love you above all things,
with my whole heart and soul,
because you are all-good and worthy of all love.
I love my neighbor as myself for the love of you.
I forgive all who have injured me,
and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

Amen.


14. A PRAYER FOR HELP IN TIMES OF NEED
through Rev. Mary
http://www.spiritual-endeavors.org/channeling/prayer.htm
I am consecrated to You, Father god. I go forward in Your Faith and Your
Strength and Your Mercy and Your Power. Guide me, guard me, protect me.
Keep me safe in You and help me to be able to do the Work that You have
laid out before me to do. Help me to walk through this experience so that
at the end of this experience, I am a greater warrior for You, I am a
stronger person for You, I am a better and more able and more confident
person for You.

I do not go by appearances. I know the outcome of this test is not
important. The outcome that is important, is that I persevere in You and
keep going straight in You and focus on you and keep going in this
spiritual path towards You, towards the goal, towards the Work You have
laid out for me.

I surrender to You, I am consecrated to You, I am aligned with You this day
and all that You would have me do, and I am aligned to Your desire and Your
wishes for me this day. Keep me strong in You this day Father God.
 19 Prayer for Hope in the Midst of Destruction
http://www.catholic.org/prayers/prayer.php?p=1510
God of mercy,
you know the secrets of all human hearts,
for you know who is just and you forgive the repentant
sinner.
Hear my prayer in the midst of destruction;
give me patience and hope,
so that under your protection and with you as my guide,
I may one day be reunited with my family and friends
in peace, tranquility, and love.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.


15. THE SPLENDOR OF TRUTH
http://www.catholic.org/clife/prayers/prayer.php?p=1401

Veritatis Splendor, August 6, 1993.
O Mary, Mother of Mercy, watch over all people, that the Cross of Christ may not be emptied of its power, that man may not stray from the path of the good or become blind to sin, but may put his hope ever more fully in God who is "rich in mercy" [Eph 2:4]. May he carry out the good works prepared by God beforehand [cf. Eph 2:10] and so live completely "for the praise of his glory" [Eph 1:12].

16. Forgiveness Prayer
http://www.cwo.com/~pentrack/catholic/prayers.html
(The following prayer covers most significant areas of forgiveness and will bring to mind others. Let the Holy Spirit move freely and guide your mind to persons or groups you need to forgive.) 
LORD JESUS CHRIST, I ask today to forgive everyone in my life. I know that You will give me the strength to forgive and I thank You that You love me more than I love myself and want my happiness more than I desire it for myself.
Father, I forgive You for the times death has come into my family, hard times, financial difficulties, or what I thought were punishments sent by You and people said "It's God's will," and I became bitter and resentful towards You. Purify my heart and mind today.
Lord, I forgive MYSELF for my sins, faults and failings, and for all that is bad in myself or that I think is bad. For any delvings in superstition, using ouija boards, horoscopes, going to seances, using fortune telling or wearing lucky charms, I reject all that superstition and choose You alone as my Lord and Savior. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit.
I further forgive myself for taking Your name in vain, not worshipping You by attending church, for hurting my parents, getting drunk, fornication, adultery, homosexuality. You have forgiven me; today I forgive myself. Also, for abortion, stealing, lying, defrauding, hurting peoples' reputation, I forgive myself.
I truly forgive my MOTHER. I forgive her for all the times she hurt me, she resented me, she was angry with me and for all the times she punished me. I forgive her for the times she preferred my brothers and sisters to me. I forgive her for the times she told me I was dumb, ugly, stupid, the worst of the children or that I cost the family a lot of money. For the times she told me I was unwanted, an accident, a mistake or not what she expected, I forgive her.
I forgive my FATHER. I forgive him for any non-support, any lack of love, affection, or attention. I forgive him for any lack of time, for not giving me his companionship, for his drinking, arguing and fighting with my mother or the other children. For his severe punishments, for desertion, for being away from home, for divorcing my mother or for any running around, I do forgive him.
Lord, I extend forgiveness to my SISTERS AND BROTHERS. I forgive those who rejected me, lied about me, hated me, resented me, competed for my parents' love, those who hurt me, who physically harmed me. For those who were too severe on me, punished me or made my life unpleasant in any way, I do forgive them.
Lord, I forgive my SPOUSE for lack of love, affection, consideration, support, attention, communication; for faults, failings, weaknesses and those other acts or words that hurt or disturb me.
Jesus, I forgive my CHILDREN for their lack of respect, obedience, love, attention, support, warmth, understanding; for their bad habits, falling away from the church, any bad actions which disturb me.
My God, I forgive my IN-LAWS, my mother-in-law, father-in-law, son/daughter-in-law and other relatives by marriage, who treat my family with a lack of love. For all their words, thoughts, actions or omissions which injure and cause pain, I forgive them.
Please help me to forgive my RELATIVES, my grandmother and grandfather, aunts, uncles, cousins who may have interfered in our family, been possessive of my parents, who may have caused confusion or turned one parent against another.
Jesus, help me to forgive my CO-WORKERS who are disagreeable or make life miserable for me. For those who push their work off on me, gossip about me, won't cooperate with me, try to take my job, I do forgive them.
My NEIGHBORS need to be forgiven, Lord. For all their noise, letting their property run down, not tying up their dogs, who run through my yard, not taking in their trash barrels, being prejudiced and running down the neighborhood, I do forgive them.
I now forgive all priests, ministers, nuns, my parish, parish organizations, my pastor, bishop, the Pope, and the church for their lack of support, affirmation, bad sermons, pettiness, lack of friendliness, not providing my family with the inspiration we needed, for any hurts they have inflicted on me or my family, even in the distant past, I forgive them today.
Lord, I forgive all those who are of different PERSUASIONS, those of opposite political views who have attacked me, ridiculed me, discriminated against me, made fun of me, economically hurt me.
I forgive those of different religious DENOMINATIONS who have tried to convert me, harassed me, attacked me, argued with me, forced their views on me.
Those who have harmed me ETHNICALLY, have discriminated against me, mocked me, made jokes about my race or nationality, hurt my family physically, emotionally or economically, I do forgive them today.
Lord, I forgive all PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE who have hurt me in any way: doctors, nurses, lawyers, judges, politicians and civil servants. I forgive all service people: policemen, firemen, bus drivers, hospital workers and especially repairmen who have taken advantage of me in their work.
Lord, I forgive my EMPLOYER for not paying me enough money, for not appreciating my work, for being unkind and unreasonable with me, for being angry and unfriendly, for not promoting me, and for not complimenting me on my work.
Lord, I forgive my SCHOOLTEACHERS AND INSTRUCTORS of the past as well as the present. For those who punished me, humiliated me, insulted me, treated me unjustly, made fun of me, called my dumb or stupid, made me stay after school, I truly forgive them.
Lord, I forgive my FRIENDS who have let me down, lost contact with me, do not support me, were not available when I needed help, borrowed money and did not return it, gossiped about me.
Lord Jesus, I especially pray for the grace of forgiveness for that ONE PERSON in life who has HURT ME THE MOST. I ask to forgive anyone who I consider my greatest enemy, the one who is the hardest to forgive, the one I said I will never forgive.
Lord, I beg pardon of all these people for the hurt I have inflicted on them, especially my mother and father, and my marriage partner. I am especially sorry for the three greatest hurts I have inflicted on them.
Thank you, Jesus, that I am being freed of the evil of unforgiveness. Let your Holy Spirit fill me with light and let every dark area of my mind be enlightened. AMEN.


17. Prayer for Priests
http://www.yenra.com/catholic/prayers/forpriests.html
Eternal God, please bless our priests, who represent you on this earth. Make them more greatly aware of the grace that you pour out through them when they minister the sacraments, and help them to fall more deeply in love with You after each and every Mass that they celebrate. Please strengthen our priests, who shepherd your flock, when they are in doubt of their faith, that they may be examples of your Truth and guide us always on the path to you. We ask these things of You our Eternal Priest. Amen.Submitted to Catholic Prayers by Grace July 8, 1999.

18. Prayer after Holy Communion # 1
http://www.catholic.org/clife/prayers/prayer.php?p=1401

Dear Lord,
help me to remove from my mind every thought
or opinion which You would not sanction,
every feeling form my heart which You would not approve.
Grant that I may spend the hours of the day
gladly working with You according to Your will.
Help me just for today and be with me in it.
In the long hours of work,
that I may not grow weary or slack in serving You.
In conversations,
that they may not be to me occasions of uncharitableness.
In the day's worries and disappointments,
that I may be patient with myself and with those around me.
In moments of fatigue and illness,
that I may be mindful of others rather than of myself.
In temptations, that I may be generous and loyal,
so that when the day is over I may lay it at Your feet,
with its successes which are all Yours,
and its failures which are all my own,
and feel that life is real and peaceful,
and blessed when spent with You as the Guest of my soul.

Amen.


19. The Millenium Prayer
http://www.catholic.org/clife/prayers/prayer.php?p=1401

God of love and mercy,
you call us to be your people,
you gift us with your abundant grace.

Make us a holy people,
radiating the fullness of your love.

Form us into a community,
a people who care,
expressing your compassion.

Remind us day after day of our baptismal call to serve,
with joy and courage.

Teach us how to grow in wisdom and grace
and joy in your presence.

Through Jesus and in your Spirit,
we make this prayer.

Amen.
 
20.  THE MORNING OFFERING
http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/morning2.htm
O Jesus,
through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer You my prayers, works,
joys and sufferings
of this day for all the intentions
of Your Sacred Heart,
in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
throughout the world,
in reparation for my sins,
for the intentions of all my relatives and friends,
and in particular
for the intentions of the Holy Father.
Amen.

21. Our Father
http://www.catholic.org/clife/prayers/prayer.php?p=1401

 Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, On earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread, And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

22. Prayer before Study or Instructions
http://www.catholic.org/clife/prayers/prayer.php?p=1401


Incomprehensible Creator, the true Fountain of light and only Author of all knowledge: deign, we beseech Thee, to enlighten our understanding, and to remove from us all darkness of sin and ignorance. Thou, who makest eloquent the tongues of those who lack utterance, direct our tongues, and pour on our lips the grace of thy blessing. Give us a diligent and obedient spirit, quickness of apprehension, capacity of retaining, and the powerful assistance of Thy holy grace; that what we hear or learn we may apply to Thy honor and the eternal salvation of our own souls. Amen.


23. Holy Communion Prayers
PRAYER BEFORE COMMUNION
Come, O Blessed Savior, and nourish my soul with heavenly Food, the Food which contains every sweetness and every delight. Come, Bread of angels, and satisfy the hunger of my soul. Come, glowing Furnace of Charity, and enindle in my heart the flame of divine love. Come, Light of the World, and enlighten the darkness of my mind. Come, King of Kings, and make me obedient to your holy will. Come, Loving Savior, and make me meek and humble. Come, Friend of the Sick, and heal the infirmities of my body and the weaness of my soul. Come, Good shepherd, my God and my All, and take e to yourself. O most holy Mother, Mary Immaculate, prepare my heart to receive my Savior.
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
Dear Lord, help me to remove from my mind every thought or opinion which You would not sanction, every feeling from my heart which You would not approve. Grant that I may spend the hours of the day galdly working with You according to Your will. Helpme just for today and be with me in it. In conversations, that they may not be to me occasions of uncharitableness. In the day's worries and disappointments, that I may be patient with myself and with those around me. In moments of fatigue and illness, that I may be mindful of others rather tha of myself. n temptations, that I may be generous and loyal, so that when the day is over I may lay it at Your feet, with its successes which are all Yours,and its failures which are all my own, and feel that life is real and peaceful, and blessed when spent with You as the Guest of my soul. Amen.


24. PRAYER FOR PEACE
http://www.beliefnet.com/prayeroftheday/prayer_one.asp?pid=1813
Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith,
Where there is despair, hope,
Where there is darkness, light,
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much
seek to be consoled as to console,
not so much to be understood as to understand,
not so much to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
it is in dying that we awake to eternal life.

- St. Francis of Assisi

25. Prayer For the Christian Unity #1
Eternal Father,
we praise you for sending your Son
to be one of us and to save us.
Look upon your people with mercy,
for we are divided in so many ways,
and give us the Spirit of Jesus to make us one in love.

We ask this gift, loving Father,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

26. prayer To Protect Life
http://www.catholic.org/clife/prayers/prayer.php?p=1401

Loving God, I thank you for the gift of life you gave and continue to give to me and to all of us.
Merciful God, I ask your pardon and forgiveness for my own failure and the failure of all people to respect and foster all forms of life in our universe.

Gracious God, I pray that with your grace, I and all people will reverence, protect, and promote all life and that we will be especially sensitive to the life of the unborn, the abused, neglected, disabled, and the elderly. I pray, too, that all who make decisions about life in any form will do so with wisdom, love, and courage.

Living God, I praise and glorify you as Father, Source of all life, as Son, Savior of our lives, and as Spirit, Sanctifier of our lives.

Amen.

Sister Mary Margaret Johanning, S.S.N.D.
Nihil Obstat: Joseph F. Martino Imprimatur: Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua Archbishop of Philadelphia, June 1994

27. Dedication of the Day - by St. Ignatius Loyola
http://www.catholic.org/clife/prayers/prayer.php?p=1401

Father, I dedicate this new day to you;
as I go about my work.
I ask you to bless those with whom I come in contact.

Lord, I pray for all men and women
who work to earn their living;
give them satisfaction in what they do.

Spirit of God,
comfort the unemployed and their families;
they are your children and my brothers and sisters.
I ask you to help them find work soon.

By St. Ignatius Loyola

28. Prayer for the Virgin of the Rosary
http://www.scborromeo.org/prayers/rosanov.htm
My dearest Mother Mary, behold me, your child, in prayer at your feet. Accept this Holy Rosary, which I offer you in accordance with your requests at Fatima, as a proof of my tender love for you, for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in atonement for the offenses committed against your Immaculate Heart, and for this special favor which I earnestly request in my Rosary Novena: [mention your request now].
I beg you to present my petition to your Divine Son. If you will pray for me, I cannot be refused. I know, dearest Mother, that you want me to seek God's holy Will concerning my request. If what I ask for should not be granted, pray that I may receive that which will be of greater benefit to my soul.
I offer you this spiritual "Bouquet of Roses" because I love you. I put all my confidence in you, since your prayers before God are most powerful. For the greater glory of God and for the sake of Jesus, your loving Son, hear and grant my prayer. Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.