For Various Needs

  • A Prayer for Our Earth

    All powerful God, You are present
    in the whole universe
    and in the smallest of Your creatures.
    You embrace with Your tenderness all that exists.

    Pour out upon us the power of Your love,
    that we may protect life and beauty.
    Fill us with peace, that we may live
    as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
    O God of the poor,
    help us to rescue the abandoned
    and forgotten of this earth,
    so precious in Your eyes.
    Bring healing to our lives,
    that we may protect the world
    and not prey on it,
    that we may sow beauty,
    not pollution and destruction.
    Touch the hearts
    of those who look only for gain
    at the expense of the poor and the earth.
    Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
    to be filled with awe and contemplation,
    to recognize that we are profoundly united
    with every creature
    as we journey towards Your infinite light.
    We thank You for being with us each day.
    Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
    for justice, love and peace.


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  • A Teacher’s Prayer

    I believe that each of my students is Your child.
    I believe that they are a reflection of Your love.
    I believe that each child possesses
    special gifts and talents,
    that You are entrusting me
    to help them discover these gifts
    and nurture those talents.
    I believe that each child is trying to find You,
    And that I can be a model of how to look,
    How to live, how to pray.
    I believe that my job is actually
    a mission, a ministry;
    That You have chosen me in this time
    and in this place
    To be there for these children.
    I believe that there is nothing
    haphazard about my day,
    About my experiences with
    my students or with their parents.
    It is all part of Your plan.
    I believe that You have chosen me, Lord.

    I believe.


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  • Fertility Prayer for a Friend

    Lord of heaven and earth,
    I pray for my dear friend.
    I ask that she may conceive a child.
    That You would touch this lovely couple,
    And bring healing and restoration in every area.
    May they rest in the promises over their lives.
    I ask for protection for their relationship,
    May they cleave together at this time.
    Bless their home with joy and laughter.
    Breathe hope into their dreams,
    And may new life burst from their love.
    In Jesus name I pray. Amen.


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  • Prayer for Those Who Live Alone

    I live alone, dear Lord, stay by my side,
    in all my needs, please be my guide.
    Grant me good health, for that I pray,
    to carry on my work each day
    Keep pure my mind, my thoughts and deeds.
    Help me be kind, to meet others’ needs.
    Save me from harm and malicious tongues,
    from pain and fear and evil ones.
    When I am sick, in need of care,
    O Lord, I pray that You be near.
    When I am low or in despair,
    lift up my heart and hear my prayer.
    I live alone, dear Lord, yet have no fear.
    because I know that You are near.
    Amen.


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  • Prayer That Christ May Be Known to All

    O Lord, help us to proclaim the Good News with courage: to those who do not know You, to those who deny You, and to all those who unconsciously long for You. Bring the day closer when all people will know and love You together with the Father and the Holy Spirit; and the Kingdom of God will have arrived. Amen.


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  • Prayer to Renew the Earth

    Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful. And kindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. And You will renew the face of the earth. Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit You have taught the hearts of Your faithful. In the same Spirit help us to relish what is right and always rejoice in Your consolation. We ask this through Christ our Lord. 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 Safe Delivery

    Almighty God, Send Your angels to keep guard as labor begins, Lord comfort and protect us all. Surround us with Your hope and goodness. Hold us through each wave of delivery. Give to us a perfect life. Our Lady, as you looked after St. Elizabeth, stay beside me this time. Come, hold us safely within your promises, now and forever. Amen.


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  • Prayer to End Abortion

    Lord God, I thank You today for the gift of my life, and for the lives of all my brothers and sisters. I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion, yet I rejoice that You have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself never to be silent, never to be passive, never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement, and never to stop defending life until all my brothers and sisters are protected, and our nation once again becomes a nation with liberty and justice not just for some, but for all, through Christ our Lord. Amen!


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  • A Prayer to Be Generous

    Teach me, Lord Jesus, to be generous:
    to serve You as You deserve;
    to give, not counting the cost;
    to fight, not heeding the wounds;
    to toil, not asking for rest;
    to labor, not seeking any reward,
    save that of knowing that we do Your will.
    Amen.


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  • A Spirit to Know You

    Gracious and Holy Father, please give me: intellect to understand You, reason to discern You, diligence to seek You, wisdom to find You, a spirit to know You, a heart to meditate upon You, ears to hear You, eyes to see You, a tongue to proclaim You, a way of life pleasing to You, patience to wait for You and perseverance to look for You. Grant me a perfect end, Your holy presence, a blessed resurrection and life everlasting.


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  • Prayer for Employment

    God, our Father and our Creator, You bestow on us gifts and talents to develop and use in accord with Your will. Grant to me, through the intercession of Saint Joseph the worker, as model and guide, employment and work, that I may, with dignity, provide for those who depend on me for care and support. Grant me the opportunities to use my energy and my talents and abilities for the good of all, and the glory of Your name. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen


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  • Prayer for Success in Work

    Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my many sins; to work with thankfulness and joy, considering it an honor to employ and develop, by means of labor, the gifts received from God; to work with order, peace, prudence and patience, never surrendering to weariness or difficulties; to work, above all, with purity of intention, and with detachment from self, having always death before my eyes and the account which I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all for Mary, all after thy example, O Patriarch Joseph. Such shall be my motto in life and death. Amen.


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  • Prayer Against the Sins of the Flesh

    Most holy and merciful Father, Your Son was crucified, stripped of His garments, in expiation for our sins so that we may come to know You and love You.  Receive my humble prayer for those living in sexual immorality and perversions.  I offer You the humiliation Your only Son endured for their conversion.  In Your great mercy, touch their lives and deliver them from the bondages of sin.  I implore You, let Your Precious Blood fall on their hearts so that they may repent and turn to You.  Grant them the courage to change their lives according to Your holy will. Amen.


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