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Old 12-21-2015, 06:24 AM
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Prayer for Those In Despair

Send your life-giving Spirit
upon those who despair of living,
O generous and loving God.
If it is your will,
let them find rest from their labors
that they may have peace.
If there is a call they have not heard,
open their eyes and ears to know it
that they may find the joy of abundant life.
Grant them your blessing this day
and every day.
Amen.


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Old 12-22-2015, 06:17 AM
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Christmas Tree Blessing

Holy Creator of Trees,
bless with your abundant grace
this our Christmas tree as a symbol of joy.
May its evergreen branches be a sign
of your never-fading promises.
May its colorful lights and ornaments call us
to decorate with love our home and our world.
May the gifts that surround this tree
be symbols of the gifts we have received
from the Tree of Christ’s Cross.
Holy Christmas tree within our home,
may Joy and Peace come and nest
in your branches and in our hearts.
Amen.


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Old 12-23-2015, 07:26 AM
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"What, then, will this child be?
For surely the hand of the Lord was with him."
Lk.1


Dear God, whenever I gaze upon my children sleeping soundly, I wonder who they would become.
Your hand is upon all of us asking great things.
As John and Jesus grew in wisdom and grace, so may we.
Amen.
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Old 12-24-2015, 06:37 AM
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"Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
for he has come to his people and set them free."
Lk.1


Dear God, on this Christmas Eve we express profound gratitude for your Word made flesh.
He has set us free from misconceptions over life's purpose and meaning.
May we receive Jesus without reservation, making him known, loved and served.
Amen.
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:04 AM
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But the angel said to them,
"Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
This will be a sign to you:
You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
Luke 2:10-14
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Old 12-26-2015, 05:47 AM
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Child's Prayer for Morning

Now, before I run to play,
Let me not forget to pray
To God who kept me through the night
And waked me with the morning light.

Help me, Lord, to love thee more
Than I ever loved before,
In my work and in my play
Be thou with me through the day.
Amen.

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Old 12-27-2015, 06:05 AM
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Day by Day

Day by day, dear Lord of you
Three things I pray:
To see you more clearly,
To love you more dearly,
To follow you more nearly,
Day by day.

St. Richard of Chichester
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Old 12-28-2015, 06:05 AM
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Our soul has been rescued like a bird from the fowler’s snare.
Ps. 124


Spirit of the living God, today we remember the many children killed as Holy Innocents.
Within families there are children killed each day because of jealousy, fear, and rage.
Protect them we pray from this violence.
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Old 12-29-2015, 06:13 AM
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Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!
Ps. 96


Heavenly Father, children are a precious gift.
Help them to be the bearer of your love, peace, and joy within their families.
They are your instruments to bring the faith alive within their families.
Bless them with your love.
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Old 12-30-2015, 06:28 AM
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Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.
(Ps 128)


Lord God, as we try to live according to your laws and ways, we sometimes fall short of being faithful and we become discouraged.
For there are many distractions that surround us and it can become a bit overwhelming for us.
We are in need of your guidance, your graces and your love to help us walk in your ways.
Hear our prayers as we bring them before you this day.
Amen.
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Old 12-31-2015, 07:04 AM
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I Cannot Do This Alone

O God, early in the morning I cry to you.
Help me to pray
And to concentrate my thoughts on you:
I cannot do this alone.
In me there is darkness,
But with you there is light;
I am lonely, but you do not leave me;
I am feeble in heart, but with you there is help;
I am restless, but with you there is peace.
In me there is bitterness, but with you there is patience;
I do not understand your ways,
But you know the way for me…
Restore me to liberty,
And enable me to live now
That I may answer before you and before me.
Lord, whatever this day may bring,
Your name be praised.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Old 01-01-2016, 05:56 AM
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Prayer for the New Year

Oh Thou, who art ever the same, grant us so to pass through the coming year with faithful hearts, that we may be able in all things to please Thy loving eyes. Amen.

Mozarabic, 700 A.D.
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Old 01-02-2016, 05:27 AM
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Prayer for Those in Military Service

God of compassion,
we pray for military personnel,
offered for the sake of others,
and separated from family and loved ones.
Care for them; meet their needs.
Grant them courage, compassion, strength,
and all they need for the living of these days.
Sustain them through their every trial.
Remind them of the humanity they share
even with those who are called "the enemy;"
through Jesus Christ our Lord we pray.
Amen.
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:26 AM
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Nations shall walk by your light,
kings by the radiance of your dawning.
Is. 60


Lord, may all the nations use your creation as stewards.
May we see each other and the world in the light of the Gospel and treat each other as brothers and sisters.
Amen.
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:35 AM
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He went around all of Galilee,
teaching in their synagogues,
proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom.
Mt. 4


Lord, you gave us a vision for the world:
to see each other, not as enemies, but as brothers and sisters.
We should treat them,
not as they have treated us, but as we would want to be treated.
Amen.
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:53 AM
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Forgive Our Misdeeds


Our Father,
forgive all our misdeeds
and wipe away our sin,
for you are great and compassionate;
your mercy knows no bounds.
My heart lies before you, O my God.
Look deep within it.
See these memories of mine, for you are my hope.


St. Augustine
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:15 AM
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Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us,
and his love is brought to perfection in us.
1 Jn. 4


Lord, help me to respond to you and to others with love—seeking their good.
Remind me I am to imitate your love.
Help me to focus on them, and not on my own wants.
Amen.
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Old 01-07-2016, 06:23 AM
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If anyone says, “I love God,” but hates his brother, he is a liar.
1 Jn. 4


Lord, it’s not so much that I hate my brother.
The real danger is that I do not care.
I fear that I do not even see others as my brothers and sisters.
Help me see as you see.
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:54 AM
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The report about him spread all the more,
and great crowds assembled to listen to him
and to be cured of their ailments.
Lk. 5


Lord, many people responded to you.
Your actions and your message helped them to change their lives and to follow you.
Help me to not only listen to your words, but also change my life: my attitudes and my actions.
Amen.
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:33 AM
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The eternal life which was with the Father has been revealed to us.
(1Jn 1)


God our Father, you have promised us the gift of eternal life for all who believe and follow the words of Jesus in this earthly life.
May all our actions, words and deeds draw us closer to this great promise of eternal life,
where we will live with you forever.
Amen.
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Old 01-10-2016, 06:44 AM
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All Good Things Come From You

Lord, you are to be blessed and praised;
all good things come from you:
you are in our words and in our thoughts, and in all that we do.
Amen.

St. Teresa of Avila
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Old 01-11-2016, 06:57 AM
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"The Kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the Gospel."
Mk. 1


Heavenly Father, whenever the family gathers at home to pray,
the kingdom of God is in our home and in our hearts.
Help us to live always as disciples of your son sharing the gospel of joy with all.
Amen.
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:37 AM
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The heavens were opened and the voice of the Father thundered:
this is my Beloved Son, listen to him.
(Mk 9)


Lord Jesus, you give us the graces to follow you with our whole heart,
soul and mind and yet there are times that it is so difficult for us to remain faithful to following you.
Help us this day to grow in our understanding of your words and
help us to share this understanding with those whom we encounter.
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:12 AM
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"Samuel answered, 'Speak, for your servant is listening.'"
1 Sm. 3


Lord, you often speak to us in silence,
in our family troubles and challenges in our moments of prayer and worship.
Help us to listen attentively to your word in prayers and respond quickly and fully.
Amen.
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Old 01-14-2016, 06:28 AM
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Here I am Lord, I come to do your will.
(Ps 19)


Lord, here I am, I have come to do your will.
I desire so much to remain faithful to your plans in my life.
At times, I feel a pull in the opposite direction.
In these times, I am more in need of your strength and courage.
May you bless me with the grace of strength and courage to remain faithful to all that you ask me to live.
Amen.
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