OK, I've gathered all the prayers that I've posted since May so we can have them all in one place. Could someone (like Stacey or Rachel) sticky this for us, please? I'll add new prayers to this thread. Would you want me to let you know when I put a new prayer in the thread?
ARMED FORCES REMEMBERANCE PRAYER
Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us.Bless them and their familiesfor the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need.I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour.Amen.
PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO AWAIT A SOLDIER'S RETURN
God of all goodness,Look with love on those who waitfor the safe return of their loved oneswho serve in the armed forces of their country.In faith and hope, we turn to you for comfort.Grant that we may trust in your mercyand send an angel to sustain us as we await their safe return.We ask this through Christ our Lord.
PRAYER FOR DECEASED VETERANS
O God,by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest,look kindly on your departed veterans who gave theirlives in the service of their country.Grant that through the passion, death, and resurrection of your Sonthey may share in the joy of your heavenly kingdomand rejoice in you with your saints forever.We ask this through Christ our Lord.
THE SERENITY PRAYER
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next.
PRAYER FOR A HOUSEHOLD
Hear us, Lord, and send your angel from heaven to visit and protect, to comfort and defend all who live in this house. Amen
PRAYER FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Lord, may everything we do begin with your inspiration and continue with your help, so that all our prayers and works may begin in you and by you be happily ended. Amen.
PRAYER FOR MOTHERHOOD
Good St. Gerard, powerful intercessor before the throne of God, wonder-worker of our day, we call upon you and seek your aid. You know that this marriage has not as yet been blessed with a child and how much [husband’s name] and [wife’s name] desire this gift. Please present these fervent pleas to the Creator of life from whom all parenthood proceeds and beseech Him to bless this couple with a child whom they may raise as His child and heir of heaven. Amen.
Lord Jesus, grant that I and my spouse may have a true and understanding love for each other. Grant that we may both be filled with faith and trust. Give us the grace to live with each other in peace and harmony. May we always bear with one another's weaknesses
and grow from each other's strengths. Help us to forgive one another's failings and grant us patience, kindness, cheerfulness and the spirit of placing the well-being of one another ahead of self.
May the love that brought us together grow and mature with each passing year. Bring us both ever closer to You through our love for each other. Let our love grow to perfection. Amen.
KEEP US FROM PETTINESS
Keep us, O God, from pettiness; let us be large in thought, in word, in deed. Let us be done with faultfinding and leave off self-seeking. May we put away all pretenses and meet each other, face to face, without self-pity and without prejudice. May we never be hasty in judgment and always generous. Let us take time for all things; make us to grow calm, serene, gentle. Teach us to put in action our better impulses-straightforward and unafraid. Grant that we may realize it is the little things of life that create difficulties; that in the big things of life we are as one. Oh, Lord, let us not forget to be kind. Amen.
JESUS HELP ME
Lord, in every need let me come to You with humble trust saying, "Jesus, help me."
In all my doubts, perplexities, and temptations, Jesus, help me.
In hours of loneliness, weariness, and trials, Jesus, help me.
In the failure of my plans and hopes; in disappointments, troubles, and sorrows, Jesus, help me.
When others fail me and Your grace alone can assist me, help me.
When I throw myself on Your tender love as a father and savior, Jesus, help me.
When my heart is cast down by failure at seeing no good come from my efforts, Jesus, help me.
When I feel impatient and my cross irritates me, Jesus, help me.
When I am ill and my head and hands cannot work and I am lonely, Jesus, help me.
Always, always, in spite of weakness, falls, and shortcomings of every kind, Jesus, help me and never forsake me.
Last edited by Kate9803; 07-25-2008 at 01:42 PM.
I love the fact that these will be in one spot!
Kate - thanks for always posting prayers. Sometimes they come at the perfect time!
Brian Alexander 4/27/07
You're all welcome. THanks to RAchel for always taking care of the sticky business, and to Stacey for volunteering to do it. Wouldn't it just be easier if we had our own MOD? Missy?
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.
Vienna Cobb Anderson | Source: "Prayers of Our Hearts"
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God of Love, I thank You for the people in my life who are easy to love. I thank You for my family and friends who understand my actions, who support me in my decisions, and whose presence can lift the burden of a thorny day.
Help me with those who are difficult to love. When they come at me with criticism and wild expectations, when they ignore me or try to bend me to their will, let me recognize their flaws and their angers. But then let me remember your attitude toward them, and lead me to see them in the light of Your love. Amen.
Last edited by Kate9803; 08-03-2008 at 08:38 PM.
Lord, in Jesus' name, I thank You for the gift of my husband. I know You handpicked him just for me. I ask You to encourage him and strengthen his spirit, soul, and body. Give him wisdom and insight concerning every decision that he has to make, both personally and professionally.
Reveal Yourself to him. Speak to him by Your Spirit and through Your Word. Give him a hunger and thirst for righteousness. Shower him with Your love. Give him Your peace, joy and strength regarding every aspect of his life.
Help him to be bold and confident in his faith. Send mentors and friends into his life who will offer godly encouragement and insight into his life and job.
Help me to be a spiritual, mental, and physical support to my husband. Let me be senstitive to his needs and be his best friend and greatest fan.
Based on Matthew 5:6, Philippians 1:6 and Romans 14:19
O Christ Jesus, when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness, give us the sense of Your presence, Your love, and Your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust in Your protecting love and strengthening power, so that nothing may frighten or worry us, for, living close to You,
we shall see Your hand, Your purpose, Your will through all things.
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Teacher's Prayer #1
God grant me wisdom, creativity and love. With wisdom, I may look to the future and see the effect that my teaching will have on these children and thus adapt my methods to fit the needs of each one. With creativity, I can prepare new and interesting projects that can challenge my students and expand their minds to set higher goals and dream loftier dreams. With love, I can praise my students for jobs well done and encourage them to get up and go when they fall.
Short Prayer to the Patron Saint of Teachers
Saint John Baptiste de La Salle, patron saint of all teachers, pray for me.
Beatitudes for Teachers
Blessed are you who are called to teach, for you walk in the footsteps of the Master.
Blessed are you who sow peace and harmony in the staffroom, yours will be the joy of the Lord.
Blessed are you who plant seeds of hope in youthful hearts, for you will inherit the dawn.
Blessed are you who are sensitive to the cries of youth today, for they yearn for the coming of the Kingdom.
Blessed are you when you anguish now because your students are difficult, for one day they will thank you for your loving concern.
Blessed are you when efficiency is moderated by compassion and empathy, for the deeper secret of education is yours.
Blessed are you when you reach out to me in your students, for you will surely find me and rejoice.
Blessed are you who lead young people in the paths of justice and peace, for you will shine like stars for all eternity.
Prayer for My Child(ren)'s Teachers
Lord, I pray for my child(ren)'s school. I pray for the principal, the administrative staff, and all of the teachers. I ask You to encourage and strengthen their spirits, souls, and bodies. Draw them close to You.
I ask You to give the teachers at the school wisdom, insight, and direction to effectively and efficiently perform their duties. Give them understanding, patience, and discernment to relate to their students and to be a positive influence in their lives. Help them to see the potential in each student, and give them the ability to bring out the best in them. Help them to recognize and encourage the gifts and talents that You have placed within each student. Help them to balance instruction, correction and mercy. Help them to create a fun, exciting and stimulating atmosphere for learning.
Lord, help me to partner with the school and with the teachers to provide the best possible learning experience for my children. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen
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