Children and Teens

  • Altar Server’s Prayer

    Heavenly Father, please be with me today as I serve at Mass. Thank You for giving me the great opportunity to serve You this day. Help me remember that as I serve the priest, I am also serving You. Please help me today so I will not do wrong, in church and later at home.

    Amen.


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  • Chastity Prayer

    (St. Thomas Aquinas)

    Lord Jesus, I know that every perfect gift, and especially that of chastity, depends on the power of Your providence. Without You a mere creature can do nothing. Therefore, I beg You to defend by Your grace the chastity and purity of my body and soul. And if I have ever sensed or imagined anything that could stain my chastity and purity, blot it out, Supreme Lord of my powers, that I may advance with a pure heart in Your love and service, offering myself on the most pure altar of Your divinity all the days of my life. Amen.


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  • For My Father

    Dear Saint Joseph, help my dad to be a good father. Help him when he is tired, when he is worried, when he is in a hurry. Give him pride in his work and a little more time to have fun. Help me to show my dad how much I love him. Amen.


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  • For My Grandparents

    Dear Jesus, please look after my Grandparents. Help them to cope with the stress of life. I want them to embrace the things they love, without any worry or fear. I love them very dearly and this is why I pray. Please God protect them, every night and every day. Amen.


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  • For My Mother

    Dear Blessed Mother Mary, help my mom to be a good mother. Give her peace and wisdom, strength and courage, grace and happiness. Be nearby when she needs help. Keep her close to your Son, Jesus. Help me to always show my mom how much I love her. Amen.


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  • God Our Father Help Us to See the Beauty Around Us

    You take so much delight in our happiness and joy. Open our eyes, ears and noses more to really see, hear and smell the world around us. The flowers, the birds, the trees, the animals and fish and the stirring of Your Spirit in our lives, so that our hearts can always live in the joy of Your Presence, as Jesus did. Amen.


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  • Prayer About the Course Choice

    Dear Lord, I worry so much about my future! Help me to see that Your plans are never bad or second best but are always good and will help me live fully for You. Father, I want my college/ course search to bring You glory, and demonstrate my trust and commitment to You and You alone. Lord of All Wisdom, help me accept Your advice and guidance, and help me to live by Your truths. I promise, I will try my best to listen to Your voice. And with all my heart, I will strive to understand Your ways. Help me to respect You and put You first. When I do, I know I will have enough God-given wisdom to make the right choices. O Lord, open my eyes to see where You would lead me. Awaken my ears that I would hear Your voice guiding me. Inspire my mind that I may comprehend Your love for me. Amen.


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  • Prayer After School

    Dear God, thank You for the things we have learnt, experienced and discovered through this day. Help us to remember it all and use it for Your glory. Please bless our rest and sleep tonight so that we can really enjoy our next day together. Amen.


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  • Prayer Before an Exam

    Dear Lord, as I take this exam, I thank You that my value Is not based on my performance, but on Your great love for me. Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together. Help me, not only with this test, but the many tests of life that are sure to come my way. As I take this exam, bring back to my mind everything I studied and be gracious with what I have overlooked. Help me to remain focused and calm, confident in the facts and in my ability, and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today, You are there with me. Amen.


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  • Prayer Before Going for a Party

    Dear God, I thank You for the great time you have given to enjoy. As I walk out for the party, be with me Lord in every step. I thank You for all my friends who would be there for the party and I pray that they too would be filled with joy and peace. Help us to keep away from things that hinder the right spirit of enjoyment. May all our activities be one with Your goodness and love. Amen.


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  • Prayer Before School

    (You can pray these things in just a couple of minutes, and they will help you focus on living each day for the glory of God.)

    1. Give Thanks

    God my Father, I thank You sincerely for my life and all the good things You have given me. Thank You for giving me a home to live in and a family to love. I thank You that I am able to
    go to school to learn and grow as a person, when almost 60 million children around the world do not have access to education. I thank You Father for sending Jesus Your Son and for his death and resurrection through which I’m forgiven my faults and failures and have eternal life (put small school problems into perspective). Amen.

    2. Pray for Yourself
    God, help me to be a shining light for You in my school today. Give me the strength to do the right thing and to live in a way that pleases You. Let me be a friend to those in need and place others always before me. Help me to treat teachers and other students with love and respect. Amen.

    3. Pray for Someone Else
    Bless my friend (Name/Names) and all other students in my class. My loving Father in Heaven, I pray specially for (Think of someone – a friend or someone you don’t yet know very well) that he/she/they will come to know Jesus. Lord, I pray for (Name/Names) that I will have patience with him/her/them and be able to love him/her/them. (If you find someone difficult to deal with at school) Lord, I also pray for (Name/Names) that I can get along with him/her/them and show him/her/them God’s love in action. (If you know someone going through a difficult time). Dear Lord, please give me an opportunity to share the Good News with someone today that You are a loving and forgiving God. Amen.


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  • Prayer for Preparation to Study

    Lord, I know You are with me and love me. Give me peace of mind as I prepare for this time of study. Help me to focus on my books and notes, keep me from all distractions so that I will make the best use of this time that is available to me. Give me insight that I might understand what I am studying, and help me to remember it when the time comes. . Above all, I thank You for the ability to be able to study and for the many gifts and talents You have given me. Help me always to use them in such a way that they honor You and do justice to myself. Amen.


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  • Prayer for Students – Higher Levels

    (By Saint Thomas Aquinas) 

    Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Creator, true source of light and fountain of wisdom! Pour forth Your brilliance upon my dense intellect, dissipate the darkness which covers me, that of sin and of ignorance. Grant me a penetrating mind to understand, a retentive memory, method and ease in learning, the lucidity to comprehend, and abundant grace in expressing myself. Guide the beginning of my work, direct its progress, and bring it to successful completion. This I ask through Jesus Christ, true God and true man, living and reigning with You and the Father, forever and ever. Amen.

     


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  • Prayer on a Birthday

    Lord, each birthday is a joyful reminder of Your gift of life to us. We join_____ in celebrating this happy day and thanking You for the gift of life and the many blessings bestowed on him/her. Continue to bless and enfold _____ in Your love. Grant O Lord, that we may experience strength in adversity, patience in suffering, and serenity in storm. Complete this work of Your love. Grant _____ fullness of life, the glorious freedom of Your children, and the joy and peace of Your kingdom. Amen.


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  • Prayer on Parent’s Wedding Anniversary

    Almighty Father, I stand before You on this lovely day to thank You for giving me such wonderful, loving and caring Dad and Mom. I pray to You my God with all my heart, soul and strength to bless my Dad and Mom with good health, courage, wisdom and long life. Loving Father, lead and guide me with the gifts of the Holy Spirit to make my Dad and Mom happy and proud. I ask this prayer in the name of Jesus, Your beloved Son. Amen.


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  • Prayer to Choose the Right Friends

    O God who surrounds me with love through the friends who come into my life. Let me not be deceived by anyone but instead put my trust in You as I mingle with others. Help me Lord to choose the right friends who would join me in walking towards You. May Your grace and peace flow abundantly in me and into all my friends whom You have chosen to be with me. As I share my joys and sorrows with them, strengthen me to speak about Your love and the amazing ways You are leading me. Amen.


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  • Protection From Evil Desires

    Lord, I come to You despite all my weaknesses and iniquities. You know the deepest recess of my heart. I completely surrender all my thoughts, words and actions of this day. As I struggle to understand what is good and bad, let Your light enlighten my mind and help me to know what is right. I desire to put off my old self, corrupted by deceitful desires. By Your precious blood protect me Jesus from every evil desire. Make me a new creation Lord that whatever I think, say and do will be pleasing to You. Amen.


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  • Student’s Prayer

    God of Light and Truth, thank You for giving me a mind that can know and a heart that can love. Help me to keep learning every day of my life, for all knowledge can lead me to You. Lead me to be aware of Your presence in all things and at all times. Encourage me when my studies are difficult and when I am tempted to give up. Give me confidence when my brain seems slow to understand and the way forward is filled with struggles and challenges. Grant me the grace to fully express all the talents and gifts You have entrusted to me to explore the world You have created, certain that in Your love and goodness all will be well in my life according to Your Divine plan. Amen.


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  • To Make the Right Choice in Difficult Moments

    Heavenly Father, as I struggle in these difficult times, I seek Your wisdom to make the right choice. Guide my thinking and sharpen my mind. Help me to choose wisely between the options that are set before me. Protect me from clouded judgment and bless me with a sound mind. Lord, please help me to decide. Let all that I do bring glory and honor to You. Amen.


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  • A Guardian Angel Prayer for Friends

    Guardian Angel, watch over those whose names you can read in my heart. Guard over them with every care and make their way easy and their labors fruitful. Dry their tears if they weep; sanctify their joys; raise their courage if they weaken; restore their hope if they lose heart, their health if they are ill, truth if they err, repentance if they fail.


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  • Prayer for Holiness

    O Holy Spirit, we praise and worship You. O Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we praise You for Your boundless goodness and grace.  Lord, sanctify our hearts from the malice of sin.  Protect us from satan and all evil spirits.  Create in us a new heart, filled with holiness and purity. O Holy Spirit, set our hearts on fire with the love of God.  Grant us the grace to serve You with purity of heart and body.

    Aspirations (pray repeatedly)

    Come Holy Spirit and purify sanctify my thoughts.
    Come Holy Spirit and purify my emotions.
    Come Holy Spirit and purify my memories.
    Come Holy Spirit and purify my attitudes.
    Come Holy Spirit and sanctify my entire being with Your fire.


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