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Old 10-12-2011, 22:44 PM
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With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption. (Ps 130)

Lord God, we walk this journey in life believing in your mercy.
We strive to continue on the path that will bring us to the fullness of redemption.
Open our eyes so that we may see all that is around us and take the proper means to achieve all that you have for us to live.
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Old 10-13-2011, 22:27 PM
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If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. (Ps 95)

Lord Jesus, we desire to hear your voice in our lives.
However, there are many distractions that can make it difficult at times for us to hear your voice.
We strive to clear the noise and confusion that surround us, yet at times, we fall short of achieving this task.
We are in need of your help to make clear the path that leads us to hear your voice.
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Old 10-14-2011, 22:23 PM
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If you, O Lord, laid bare our guilt, who could endure it? But you are forgiving, God of Israel. (Ps 129)

God our Father, you have shown us the path of life.
May your love for us be a sign of your unendng desire for us to stay focused on the path that you have chosen for us to follow.
You go before us on this pilgrimage, anticipating our needs and preventing us from falling.
May we be ever grateful for your guidance as we walk this journey in life.
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Old 10-15-2011, 22:52 PM
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Give the Lord glory and honor. (Ps 96)

Almighty and ever-living God, help us to get rid of all that hinders us from being able to truly give you honor and glory.
Remove from us all our distractions and relieve us from all that causes fear within so that we may walk in the light of your life.
Amen.
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Old 10-16-2011, 23:26 PM
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Twenty-Third Psalm

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff--they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
my whole life long.


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Old 10-17-2011, 22:53 PM
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Prayer to Start the Workday

Almighty God, we bless and praise Thee that we have wakened to the light of another earthly day; and now we will think of what a day should be.

Our days are Thine, let them be spent for Thee.
Our days are few, let them be spent with care.
We pray Thee to shine on this day—the day which we may call our own.

Lord, we go to our daily work; help us to take pleasure therein.
Show us clearly what our duty is; help us to be faithful in doing it.
Let all we do be well done, fit for Thine eye to see.
Give us strength to do, patience to bear; let our courage never fail.

When we cannot love our work, let us think of it as Thy task; and by our true love to Thee, make unlovely things shine in the light of Thy great love.
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Old 10-18-2011, 22:17 PM
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Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever (Ps 23)

Bring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening,
into the house and gate of heaven,
to enter into that gate, and dwell in that house where there shall be
no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light;
no noise nor silence, but one equal music;
no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession;
no ends nor beginnings, but one equal eternity;
in the habitation of thy glory and dominion,
world without end.
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:16 AM
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I love you, Lord, my strength. (Ps 18)

Gracious and loving God, we do love you.
Let us pause this day in prayerful silence before you as we take a moment to simply be in awe before you.
Thank you ever so much for showering so much love upon us.
May we recognize your love and learn to live in a state of complete gratitude for your presence in our lives.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:18 AM
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Prayer for Healing

Lord Jesus Christ, by your patience in suffering you hallowed earthly pain and gave us the example of obedience to your Father's will:
Be near me in my time of weakness and pain;
sustain me by your grace, that my strength and courage may not fail;
heal me according to your will;
and help me always to believe that what happens to me here is of little account if you hold me in eternal life,
my Lord and my God.
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Old 10-24-2011, 23:31 PM
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The Lord has done marvels for us. (Ps 126)

God our creator, we pause for a moment to marvel at the wonders you have done for us.
Through the events in our lives may we never forget to pause and give you honor and glory.
May we always praise you for the wonders of your creation.
May we grow in our ability to care for the creation that surrounds us each and every day.
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Old 10-25-2011, 22:27 PM
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My hope, O Lord, is in your mercy. (Ps 13)

God of love, help us to walk in the light of your life.
Help us to be carriers of your hope to those we encounter along our journey in life.
May we learn to be carriers of your word in all that we do,
in all that we are involved in and with all those whose paths we happen to cross each day.
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Old 10-26-2011, 22:29 PM
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Save me, O Lord, in your mercy. (Ps 109)


God of power and mercy, we hear in the psalm that you will save those who ask for your help.
By your gift of grace may we be saved from all temptations and live in your grace each and every moment of our lives.
We ask for your help so that we may reach out to grasp your hand and walk with you into the promise of eternal life.
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Old 10-27-2011, 22:48 PM
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Let hearts rejoice who search for the Lord. Seek the Lord and his strength, seek always the face of the Lord. (Ps 104)


Lord Jesus, when you were on this earth, you gave us many examples to show your forgiving presence in our lives.
By this example may we come to know you in the sacrament of reconciliation and participate in the many opportunities to receive your grace.
Amen.
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Old 10-28-2011, 22:51 PM
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The Lord will not abandon his people. (Ps 94)

God of power and mercy, help us to not abandon your people but be with them through difficult and struggling times.
Give us the grace of courage and strength to be able to lend a hand with those who are in need.
Help us to walk with those who are struggling.
Help us to learn to be there to assist others even to help our enemies.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:06 AM
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In you, Lord, I have found my peace. (Ps 131)

God of power and mercy, sometimes those around us say harsh words or criticize our work.
When these painful moments surface in our lives help us to know that we can find peace by resting our lives within yours.
That when we come to you with hearts that hurt,
hearts that are full of pain caused by the words of others,
help us to experience your embrace of consolation and peace.
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Old 10-30-2011, 23:00 PM
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Lord, in your great love, answer me. (Ps 69)

Father of all that is good, help us to remember that when we are afflicted and in pain you are there to protect us.
Let us pause this day and not be afraid to cry out to you with all this is within our hearts.
Help us to cleanse our hearts of all the hurt and pain that we hold within and free us from this bondage that prevents us from being effective, creative and loving individuals.
Give us the courage to ask for the grace to live healthy, active lives in service for your kingdom.
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Old 10-31-2011, 22:45 PM
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Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:3)

Lord Jesus, you invite all people to your kingdom.
Help us to follow you who were born in a manger, who invited your apostles to abandon all to follow you.
You gave up everything—even your life on a cross.
Help us to be poor in spirit and stand with you and with all who suffer.
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Old 11-01-2011, 22:39 PM
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God, who raised Jesus from the dead, will give new life to our own mortal bodies through his Spirit living in us. (Romans 8)

Lord, this earthly life is a passage into eternal life.
May we, who walk this passage in life, grow in strength and courage to remain faithful to your ways and your teachings when you walked this same earthly life.
Help us to trust in your unconditional love for us so that some day may we enjoy the vision of your glory for ever. Amen.
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Old 11-02-2011, 22:36 PM
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The Lord will not abandon his people. (Ps 94)

God, our creator, we have those moments in life where we sometimes feel like you have abandoned us.
Yet, we know you are with us always, until the end of time.
Help us to value the gifts that are all around us, to share the fruits of your presence with those we meet and to share the wonders of your creation with our brothers and sisters.
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Old 11-03-2011, 22:16 PM
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The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power. (Psalm 98)

Father, in your love and goodness you reach out to all people and call them to your life and your kingdom.
Help us to be a light to the nations so that our desire for your justice and goodness draws others closer to You,
who live and reign forever and ever.
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Old 11-04-2011, 22:57 PM
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Jesus Christ became poor although he was rich, so that by his poverty you might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9)

You could have been born anywhere in the world.
You could have chosen to have been born into a wealthy, powerful family.
Yet you chose to be born in a poor place.
You often identified with the poor.
Help us to stand with you and to see the world around us from the perspective of the poor so that like you, we may bring the richness of life to all.
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My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God. (Psalm 63)

Lord, there are so many “voices” calling to me.
My job is so demanding.
The ads on TV tell me that I will be happy if I just buy this product.
Sometimes even a voice in my heart tempts me to live only for myself.
It is then that I need to remember that I must thirst for you, for your Kingdom, for only you will give me true happiness and everlasting life.
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Old 11-07-2011, 22:41 PM
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I will bless the Lord at all times. (Psalm 34)

Lord, I know that you are close to the brokenhearted, that you save those who are crushed in spirit.
But still it can hurt when I am brokenhearted or in distress.
In my pain or sorrow, I will remember you are there with me.
I will call upon you to guide and strengthen me.
I will bless you at all times—you who live and watch over us all forever and ever.
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Old 11-08-2011, 22:42 PM
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Prayer for Friendship

You have blessed us, O God,
with the gift of friendship,
the bonding of persons
in a circle of love.
We thank you for such a blessing:
for friends who love us,
who share our sorrows,
who laugh with us in celebration,
who bear our pain,
who need us as we need them,
who weep as we weep,
who hold us when words fail,
and who give us the freedom
to be ourselves.
Bless our friends with health,
wholeness, life, and love.
Amen.

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Old 11-09-2011, 22:37 PM
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The Lord is faithful in all his words and holy in his deeds. (Ps.145)

Lord Jesus, we strive to remain faithful to your words in our lives and to live in holiness, yet we sometimes fall short of this goal.
At times, we are fragile and weak, and are in need of your mercy in our lives.
In these moments, when we have failed to remain faithful, we ask for your forgiveness and mercy.
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