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Stay With Me That I May Shine

Stay with me, and then I shall begin to shine as You shine: so to shine as to be a light to others. The light, O Jesus, will be all from You. None of it will be mine. No merit to me. It will be You who shines through me upon others. O let me […]

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May today there be peace within

May today there be peace within. May you trust your highest power     that you are exactly where     you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite     possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received,     and pass on the […]

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St. Benedict’s Prayer

Gracious and holy Father, give us wisdom to perceive you, intelligence to understand you, diligence to seek you, patience to wait for you, eyes to behold you, a heart to meditate on you, and a life to proclaim you; through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

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A Family Prayer

I found this prayer at DeoOmnisGloria that is perfect for the family (or small group or school): Our forgiving Lord, we praise you for your unconvential love, compassion, and understanding. It is through your sacrifice that we come together and praise you in song and prayer for all eternity. Jesus, it is through our selfishness […]

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Day by Day

Day by day, dear Lord, of Thee Three things I pray: To see Thee more clearly, To love Thee more dearly, To follow Thee more nearly, Day by day. — St. Richard of Chichester

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Generosity

Lord, teach me to be generous. Teach me to serve you as you deserve; to give and not count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for reward, save that of knowing that I do your will. — St. Ignatius of Loyola

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For Beginning the Day

O Lord, grant me to greet the coming day in peace, help me in all things to rely upon your holy will. In every hour of the day reveal your will to me. Bless my dealings with all who surround me. Teach me to treat all that comes to me throughout the day with peace of soul and with firm conviction that your will governs all. In all my deeds and words, guide my thoughts and feelings. In unforeseen events, let me not forget that all are sent by you. Teach me to act firmly and wisely, without embittering and embarrassing others. Give me strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day with all that it shall bring. Direct my will, teach me to pray. And you, yourself, pray in me. Amen

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My Heart Is Greater Than My Wounds

I know that I have to trust that You will be with me, however broken and wounded my soul. I do not have to earn Your love, I do not have to be healthy and whole. I need only to remember that my heart is greater than my wounds, that You await me there with Your healing presence. — John Kirvan

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For Those Seeking Meaning

Eternal Wisdom, source of life and grace, bless all who are seeking the meaning of life. Endow them with courage to risk the unknown. Bless them with wonder to be still and rejoice. Anoint them with wisdom to understand the potential of their dreams. Blessed is your name, now and evermore. Amen. — Vienna Cobb Anderson

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Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference—living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardship 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. Amen. — Reinhold Niebuhr

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Purify Me Lord

There is this one scene from the movie The Passion of the Christ that still comes to my mind just about everyday. It was the scene where Jesus washes his hands. There is a closeup of his hands as someone holds up a small wooden bowl. He dips his hands into the water, lifts his […]

Let them paint themselves into a corner…

Father God, I call to you. Jesus once gave us these words through John: This is the verdict: “Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.” Let those men and women who choose hatred over compassion become keenly aware that the choice is theirs. And […]

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Thank You for Loving Me

Oh Lord, I thank You for loving me. I shall not cry out to You that I am not worthy because that You should love me, sinner that I am, is an act worthy of You who is Love itself. Oh Lord, I thank You for loving me. — Fr. Leo Clifford, attributed to an old French prayer

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Power to Pray

God, give me the willpower to talk with you, To confide in you my fears, To tell you my secrets, To share with you my joys, To weep to you my sorrows, And to listen to your words of guidance. God, also give me the knowledge to keep my prayer vital, To try different ways of communicating with you, To sit in your holy presence, To bask in your perfection, To float in your goodness, And to be one with you throughout this life and in the next. Amen. — Ross B. Nodurft

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My Sanctuary

Lord, you are my sanctuary. I dwell within your house, And there I am safe. You dwell within my heart, And with you there I am safe. Let me never neglect your house, Oh Lord. Let me never neglect my heart, Oh Lord, let me never neglect you. Amen. — Ryan Harris

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When I Fail

I have seen what I know, I feel much more than I know I know. I have shown what I have, I have given much less than I have had. I have stood up for those things I chrish, I have retreated, or compromised in heart, Much more than I have stood for. So when I fail—to know, to give, or to protect—Forgive me. — Joe Byron

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A Prayer Upon Waking

If it be your will, God, Preserve me through the day. Let my encounters be blessed, Let my meals be blessed, Let my coming and my goings be blessed, And help me see your hand in all things. — Bashir Noruddin

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Putting Love into Practice

Love consists in sharing what one has and what one is with those one loves. Love ought to show itself in deeds more than in words. — St. Ignatius of Loyola

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Teach Me to Listen

Teach me to listen, O God, to those nearest me, my family, my friends, my coworkers. Help me to be aware that no matter what words I hear, the message is, “Accept the person I am. Listen to me.” Teach me to listen, my caring God, to those far from me—the whisper of the hopeless, the plea of the forgotten, the cry of the anguished. Teach me to listen, O God my Mother, to myself. Help me to be less afraid to trust the voice inside—in the deepest part of me. Teach me to listen, Holy Spirit, for your voice—in the busyness and in boredom, in certainy and in doubt, in noise and in silence. Teach me, Lord, to listen. Amen. — Adapted by John Veltri, S.J.

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I Need You

Oh Lord, I need You for myself. I am poor. I am needy. I am sinful. I need You for Your sake, so that I may know You, so that I may love You. I need You for the sake of others, that I may do them no harm, that I may bring You to […]

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I Am Yours for Time and Eternity

My God, I am yours for time and eternity. Teach me to cast myself entirely into the arms of your loving providence with the most lively, unlimited confidence in your compassionate, tender pity. Grant me, O most merciful redeemer, that whatever you ordain or permit may be acceptable to me. Take from my heart all […]

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Pardon Prayer

My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You! I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You. Amen. — Prayer taught by the Angel of Peace to the three children of Fatima during his first apparition in 1916.

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God Said No

I asked God to take away my bad habits. God said, No. It is not for Me to take away,     but for you to give it up. I asked God to grant me patience. God said, No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations;     it isn’t granted, it is learned. I asked […]

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You endured every ill…

Lord Jesus Christ, you endured every ill at the hands of your enemies for love of all people who were not yet your friends. Obedient to the Father’s will, you walked into the darkness of death to open out before us the light of light. Grant us the grace to follow where you have led, […]

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Repair My House

Oh Lord, I confess that there is within me so much       that is ignoble, selfish, and sinful. My little house is in ruins. I cannot repair it. You yourself must come to rebuild it       so that it may be a fit dwelling for you       all the […]

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