Monday, March 27, 2006

Prayer for the Sick

Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. In their suffering may these special people find lasting peace and comfort in you.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

I Give Today

Oh Jesus I give you today, all that I think and do and say
O Mary I love you and pray more love today than yesterday,
O God be with me I pray be by my side forever to stay


Friday, March 24, 2006

We Come to You in Prayer

Dear Lord, we come to you in prayer, Knowing You are always there.
Joyfully, your songs we sing, Praising You in everything.
Keep us safe by night and day, As we travel on our way.
Teach us that its when we share, Others learn about your care.
Smile on us each time we give, For that's how you would have us live.
Remind us friends should have our love, For they are gifts from heaven above.
When we have special chores to do, May we bring glory just to you.
This is your world that we love so, We thank you, Lord, for things that grow.
With hearts as full as they can be, We thank you for our family.


Thursday, March 23, 2006

Prayer Before Meals

Be present at our table Lord
Be here and everywhere adored
Thy creatures bless and grant that we
May feast in paradise with Thee


Saturday, March 18, 2006

Your Hand In Prayer

1. Your thumb is nearest to you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is a "sweet duty."

2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, the Pope, priests and religious. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the presidents, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.

4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need our prayers day and night. We cannot pray too much for them.

5. And lastly comes our little finger, the smallest finger of all which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, "The least shall be the greatest among you." Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Prayer of St. Patrick

Christ shield me this day:

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every person who thinks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.


Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Prayer for the Pope

Let us pray for our Most Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI.

May the Lord preserve him and give him life, and make him blessed

upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.


Monday, March 13, 2006

Help Me To Follow Jesus

Dear God

Our Blessed Mother followed Jesus so lovingly, please help me to also follow Jesus.

Even when our Blessed Mother didn't understand why things happened Mary never doubted God's Goodness, help me when I begin to doubt that I should look to our Blessed Mother and follow her example.


Sunday, March 12, 2006

Teach Me

Teach me to always say what's true.
Be willing in each task I do.
Help me to be good each day,
and lead me in thy holy way

I pray whatever wrongs I've done.
You will forgive me every one.
Be near me when I wake again,
and,Bless all of those I love – Amen

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Thank You

Thank You for the world so sweet;
Thank You for the food we eat;
Thank You for the birds that sing;

Thank You, God, for everything!


Friday, March 10, 2006

To Follow Mary

Dear God

I am only little but when I look at our Blessed Mother I wish I too could be as holy as she is.

You filled our Blessed Mother with Grace, help me Lord to be just like Mary and to live my life to please You and do Your Will.

Fill me too Lord with Your Grace so that I may be holy and to love you as our Blessed Mother does.


Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Praying Like Our Holy Mother

Lord I am small and do not know how to pray, well.
Help me to follow the example of our Holy Mother,
who always longed to please You.
Help me to learn from our Lady full of Grace,
so that I may please you too.


Monday, March 06, 2006

Take Care of Me

Each morning when I wake, I say
Take care of me, Dear God, Today
In work and play, please let me be,
Always Jesus, just for Thee.
In all I think, and do and say
Take care of me, Dear God, I pray.


Sunday, March 05, 2006

Morning Prayer

I prayed to God this morning
That He might send me hope,
And then He sent His mighty Word
To give me strength to cope...

I prayed to God this morning
That He might send me joy,
And all around I heard the laughter
Of every girl and boy...

I prayed to God this morning
That He might send me love,
And suddenly I felt the warmth
Of sunshine from above....

I prayed to God this morning

That He might send me peace,
And in the clamor of the day,
I felt a great release!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Help us God

Help us God each day
To follow You along the way
Teach us to be kind like You
In everything we say and do


Thursday, March 02, 2006

Before I go on my way...

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.