For Troubled Times

  • Prayer When in Distress

    Dear God, from the bottom of my simple heart, I ask for Your peace.  I ask that I may feel Your love and be blessed with Your grace.  Oh God, in times of stress, when I feel so all alone and pain overtakes me, put out Your helping hand and comfort me.  Be ever at my side, dear Lord, to help and to guide me in my tortuous moments.  May You always be my companion as I journey through this life, my dreams always being only Your touch away from realization.

    My God, bless me with a faith and with a hope so strong that no ill, no loss, nothing can make me doubt of Your presence with me.  You are the Comforter in times of distress, and I call on You in this time of need.  Through your Son, Jesus Christ, I ask that my burden be lightened, and with Your peace in my heart I can do Your will.  Amen.


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  • Overcoming Sinful Passions

    Dear Jesus, in the Sacrament of the Altar,
    be forever thanked and praised.
    Love, worthy of all celestial and terrestrial love!
    Who, out of infinite love for me,
    ungrateful sinner,
    didst assume our human nature,
    didst shed Thy most Precious Blood
    in the cruel scourging,
    and didst expire on a shameful Cross
    for our eternal welfare!

    Now illumined with lively faith,
    with the outpouring of my whole soul
    and the fervor of my heart,
    I humbly beseech Thee,
    through the infinite merits of
    Thy painful sufferings,
    give me strength and courage to destroy
    every evil passion which sways my heart,
    to bless Thee by the exact fulfillment
    of my duties,
    supremely to hate all sin,
    and thus, to become a Saint. Amen.


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  • Prayer Against Internet Misuse

    Dear Lord, give me the strength and sense to keep from visiting internet sites or otherwise looking at indecent materials that will only entice me further into deeper sin and shame. Let me remember that such sites and magazines, however appealing at first, can become dangerously addictive with images that cloud my mind and turn me away from the true value of sexuality. Shield me from wishing to partake in the poison of pornography, remembering that however sweet it may taste at first, it can all too quickly turn quite bitter, leaving me obsessing over base desires. Blessed Mother Mary, I ask for your help and grace in these matters, in the name of your Beloved Son, Christ our Lord. Amen.


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  • Prayer for a Sick Unborn Baby

    O Lord of all, You alone intimately know the little one I carry. You are the creator, the author of all life, Your touch can transform, heal and restore. Please touch this little life now that we carry and bring wholeness and life to him/her. Just one touch from Your mighty hand of healing is all that we need. We live, breathe and hope in You. Amen.


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  • Prayer for Daily Neglects

    Eternal Father, I offer You the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all its love, all its sufferings, and all
    its merits;
    1. To expiate all the sins, I have committed this day and during all my life.
    Glory be…
    2. To purify the good, I have done badly this day and during all my life.
    Glory be…
    3. To supply for the good, I ought to have done and that I have neglected to do this day
    and during all my life.
    Glory be…


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  • Prayer for Peace in the Family

    Lord Jesus, my family needs Your help today. We need Your peace and tranquility, an end to discord. Give us strength and compassion to understand each other, wisdom and love to help each other, and the trust and patience we need to live peacefully together. Grant that, through the intercession of Your mother, Mary, and St. Joseph, our family too may become a holy family, a family that works together as one, a family that embraces peace and love, a family whose members are dedicated to each other and to You. Amen.


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  • Prayer to St. Anthony (to Find a Lost Article)

    Saint Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find _____, which has been lost. At least restore to me peace and tranquility of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. To this favor I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.


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  • Prayer for When Your Child Struggles in School

    Dear Father, It is so hard to watch my child struggle in school. I want to make everything better, but I know I cannot. Please give my child the confidence and patience to work through these challenges. Ease the anxiety he/she feels when a difficult assignment is given. I ask for wisdom in how to serve him/her best, and I ask You give the teachers the same thing. When he/she questions himself/herself, please be there to comfort him/ her, help him/her know he/ she can accomplish any task with You by his/her side. Give him/her peace about school.   Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom; pray for my child. Amen.


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  • Prayer for When Your Marriage Is in Trouble

    Dear Lord, in this time of great trial in our marriage, let my husband/wife and I not succumb to those forces that would weaken or perhaps even break our bond of love in Holy Matrimony, and our vows to You and each other as well. In this troubled time, let us not forget our vows to be there for each other for worse, as well as better; and in sickness, as well as in health. Be a friend and confidant to keep us attuned to Your wishes and desires for us. Keep me and my spouse from nourishing grudges over disagreements or becoming irritable with each other in our stressful situation. Help us to remember Saint Paul’s important advice in his letter to the Ephesians not to let the sun go down with us angry at each other. Through Christ our Lord. 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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