“Be persistent in prayer, and keep alert as you pray, giving thanks to God” (From Colossians 4)
- Father please bless the family of the church. May we accept one another as brothers and sisters, finding strength and joy in our life together. May we be a family open to all the families of mankind that, in the church, they may overcome all the hostilities and prejudices that might otherwise drive them apart. Amen.
- Lord Jesus I pray for those who will be unhappy today; for parents who have no food to cook for their children; for those who cannot earn enough money for their families; for children who are sick or frightened and for all those who are alone and without people to love them. Amen.
- How good is the God we adore, our faithful unchangeable friend! His love is as great as His power, and knows neither measure nor end. (Joseph Hart 1712-1768).
- We are made by love and for love. On earth we learn to love. At death we shall take our
examination on love. If we have trained ourselves well enough, we shall go and live eternally in love. Now here below every time that we love ourselves (selfishness) we fail a little in carrying out God’s plan for us and for the world. There is but two loves, love of ourselves and love of God and for others. To live is to choose between these two loves. (Michel Quoist).
- Spare us from the temptation to set ourselves as judge and jury over those who offend us. Help us to approach the sacrament of reconciliation with humble sincerity and a firm resolve to forgive others as you unfailingly forgive us. Amen.
- Sing to the Lord a new song, the Psalm writer tells us. I do sing you may reply. You sing – of course you sing, I can hear you. But make sure that your life sings the same tune as your mouth. Sing with your voices – sing with your hearts – sing with your lips – sing with your lives – be yourselves what your words are about! If you live good lives, you yourselves are the songs of new life. (St Augustine of Hippo).
- For Christians the only certainty is the living Christ; we must take our courage in both hands and venture out into the unknown future, trusting in God alone. (William Neil’s One Volume Bible Commentary).
- O Lord, never suffer us to think that we can stand by ourselves and not need Thee. (John Donne 1573-1631).
- Almighty God, who alone can bring order to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity; give your people grace so to love what you command, and to desire what you promise, that, among the many changes of this world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found, through Jesus Christ your son our lord, Amen.
- “If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your own mortal bodies through His spirit living in you, so then, my brothers, there is no necessity for us to obey our unspiritual selves or to live unspiritual lives. If you do live in that way, you are doomed to die; but, if by the Spirit you put an end to the misdeeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8 vs.11 – 13. Jerusalem Bible).
- Lord you love us with a perfect love and in love you sent your Son to die for us.
Fill our hearts with love and thankfulness, so that your love may flow through us into the world around us.
- Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase your mercy on us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves in Your Holy Will, which is love and mercy itself. Amen. (From The Divine Mercy Chaplet).
- Almighty God, I give myself to Thee for today and for eternity. Give me my orders all through the day and give me Thy grace to carry them out. May I be so near Thee today that I may instinctively turn to Thee in every danger, in every temptation, in every need. Lord when I forget Thee do not Thou forget me; be Thou the master passion of my life.
- As high as the sky is above the earth, so great is His love for those who honour Him. As far as is the east from the west, so does He remove our sins from us. As a father is kind to his children, so the Lord is kind to those who honour Him. (Psalm 103 verses 11 – 13).
- Be patient and wait for the Lord to act; don’t be worried about those who prosper; or those who succeed in their evil plans. Don’t give in to worry or anger, it only leads to trouble. Those who trust in the Lord will possess the land. (Ps.36 verses 8/9).
- Most loving Father, preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties and grant that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from us the light of that love which is immortal and which you have manifested unto us in your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. (William Bright).
- The art of saying appropriate words in a kindly way is one that never goes out of fashion, never ceases to please and is within the reach of the humblest. (Frederick W. Faber).
- To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father, to Him be glory and power for ever and ever. Amen.(Rev 1.6).
- Our faults are like a grain of sand beside the great mountain of the mercies of God (John Vianney)
- O Lord Jesus Christ, You humbled yourself by taking the form of a servant and was obedient even to the pain of death on a cross for our salvation, grant us the mind to follow you and to proclaim you as Lord and King. To the glory of God the Father. Amen
- Lord Jesus Christ as you went in to the Temple and turned over the tables of the moneylenders and chased out the traders, please overturn our preoccupation with money and transitory wealth and chase out Satan, and all that is evi,l from our lives. Amen.
- You have taught us that what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters we do also for You. Give us the will to be the servant of others as you were the servant of all and gave up your life and died for us but are alive and reign, now and forever. Amen.
- As we enter into the remembrance of your Passion, may we be given hope and a spirit of thankfulness. May we come to understand your love and forgiveness expressed in your dying for us. Amen
- The Good Shepherd laid down His life for His sheep, that He might convert His body and Blood in our sacrament, and satisfy the sheep whom He had redeemed with the nourishment of His own flesh. (Pope Gregory the Great).
- Most merciful God who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world; grant that by faith in Him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of His victory, through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord who is alive and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen
- Lord Jesus, you humbled yourself to die for us, and now you have been exalted as King over all things. We offer our lives to you and we pray that you would reign in our hearts so that we may build up your kingdom every day.
- Father I abandon myself into your hands. Do with me whatever you will. Whatever you may do I thank you. I am ready for all. I accept all. Only let your will be done in me and in all your creatures. I ask no more than this (Charles de Foucault
- To discover prayer is to have discovered a new dimension of human living; a gateway … into the open country of the love of God. For this new dimension we were made, and when we wake to its existence, we know that it was for this that our heats dimly sighed in the days of our imprisonment (Vonier).
- Grace and mercy are unmerited gifts of God. The peace of God is best seen as that quality of life which steels in unannounced as we are enabled to accept His grace and mercy.(Source unknown).
- The Body and Blood of Christ – Bread of the world in mercy broken, wine of the soul in mercy shed, by whom the words of life were spoken and in whose death our sins are dead. Look on the heart by sorrows broken, look on the tears by sinners shed and be Thy feast to us the token that by Thy grace our souls are fed. (Reginald Heber 1783 – 1826).
- Almighty God we beseech Thee graciously to behold this Thy family for which our Lord Jesus Christ was content to be betrayed and given up into the hands of sinners and to suffer death upon the cross – and forgive us Lord for we know not what we do. Amen
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