Thursday, April 27, 2006

My First Words To God


As soon as I awake I say
Dear God, I thank Thee for this day.
Wherever I go,
Whatever I do and see,
I want to spend
This day entirely with Thee.
Please, dear God, come into my heart,
Our day together is already started
Bless me ever and ever again!
I love Thee, dearest God.

Amen.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

The Chaplet Of Divine Mercy

Saint Faustina received from the Lord a message of mercy that she was told to spread throughout the world. Through Saint Faustina, Jesus also revealed special ways to live out the response to His mercy, one of which is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

How to Recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

The Chaplet of Mercy is recited using ordinary rosary beads of five decades.


1. Make the Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.


2. Optional Opening Prayers

You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

3. Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.

4. Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.


5. The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
Amen.

6. The Eternal Father

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.


7. On the Ten Small Beads of Each Decade

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

8. Repeat for the remaining decades

Saying the "Eternal Father" on the "Our Father" bead and then "For the sake of His sorrowful Passion" on the following "Hail Mary" beads.


9. Conclude with Holy God

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (Repeat three times.)

10. Optional Closing Prayer

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.
Amen.



Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Prayer For My Family And Friends


Dearest Jesus, bless my mother and my father
my brothers and sisters, and all my friends.

Amen.


Saturday, April 15, 2006

Easter Prayer for Children



Time for joy and time for giving
Time for remembering
Love while living.

Take this message Easter Day
Show kindness, care
At home and play.

It's in our very acts of giving
Easter's joy
Makes life worth living.

Children round the globe now hear
Keep Easter
In your heart all year.

May joy and love spread land to land
Linked heart to heart
And hand to hand!

Amen

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Three Hearts


Heart of Jesus, I adore
Heart of Mary, I implore
Heart of Joseph, meek and just
In these three hearts
I place my trust.

Amen

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

Amen

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.

Amen

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

Amen

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.

Amen

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.


Amen

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.


Amen.

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!

Amen.

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.


Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.

Amen

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

Amen

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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

These little...

These little hands are held in prayer
To thank you God for being there
These little hearts speak to you
To ask you God what we should do
These little eyes are filled with love
For God in heaven up above

Amen

Father Lord


Father I pray to You
You have guarded me all day
Safe always in Your sight
Safely let me sleep tonight
Bless my friends, the whole world bless
Help me to learn helpfulness
Keep me always in Your sight
So to everyone I say goodnight.

Amen

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Prayer Before Communion


My God, help me to make a good Holy Communion.
To Thy glory and for the good of my soul
I wish to receive the Most Holy Sacrament.
Mary, my Mother, pray to Jesus for me.
My good Angel Guardian, lead me to the altar of God.
My patron Saints, pray for me that I may receive the Lord with
a heart that is pleasing to him and with great profit to my soul.

Amen.

Friday, February 24, 2006

My Tender Shepherd


Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me
Bless Thy little lamb tonight
Through the darkness be Thou near me
Watch my sleep till morning light.

All this day thy hand has led me,

And I thank Thee for Thy care
Thou hast clothed me, warmed and fed me,
Listen to my evening prayer.

Let my sins be all forgiven
Bless the friends I love so well
Take us all at last to heaven,

Happy there with Thee to dwell.

Amen

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Merciful Redeemer


O Holy Jesus, most merciful Redeemer
Friend and Brother
May I see You more clearly
Love You more dearly
And follow You more nearly
Day by day.

Amen

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Prayer for Peace Among Nations



Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into

the way of justice and truth, and establish among them that peace

which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the

kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

ACT OF LOVE


O my God, I love you above all things,
with my whole heart and soul,
because you are all good and worthy of all love.
I love my neighbor as myself for the love of you.
I forgive all who have been mean to me and ask pardon of all who I have hurt.

Amen

Friday, February 10, 2006

Nighttime Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord this child to keep
Your love go with me all through the night
And wake me with the morning light

Amen

Thank You God


Thank You God for this new day
And for the time to work and play
Please be with me all day long
In every story, game and song
May all the happy things we do
Make you our Father happy too

Amen

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Psalm 16


A Prayer of Trust

Protect me, God
I come to you for safety.
You are my Lord,
All good things I have come from You.

How good are the Lord’s faithful people!
My greatest joy is to be with them.

You, Lord are all I have,
And You give me all I need.
My life is in Your hands.
How wonderful are Your gifts to me,
How good they are!

I praise You Lord because You guide me,
I know You are always with me.
Nothing can make me afraid
Because You are near.

Show me the path that leads to life
Your presence fills me with joy.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel



Saint Michael, the Archangel,

Defend us in the hour of battle,

keep us safe from the wickedness and snares of the Devil,

May God restrain him, we humbly pray,

and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,

By the power of God, cast Satan down into Hell,

and with him all the evil spirits

who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Fatima Prayer



When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery:

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.


Amen.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Gentle Lamb, I Want To Be Like You


Loving Jesus, gentle lamb
In Thy gracious hands I am
Make me Savior what You art
Like Thyself within my heart

Amen

Daily Offering


O Jesus, I offer You this day
All my thoughts and work and play
Let me be good as good can be
Gentle, loving and kind like Thee.

Amen

Praise The Lord


Praise God from Whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above the Heavenly Host
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Prayer To Protect The Family



Dear God, please protect our family from harm.
Help us to be kind to each other and for us to obey our Parents.
May our Angels protect us and help us to do the right thing.

Amen.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Prayer Before Meals



God is great and God is Good,
And we thank him for our food;
By His hand we must be fed,
Give us Lord, our daily bread.
Amen.