Dear Lord, give us a spirit of self-sacrifice so that we may
offer everything for your cause, including our time and
our abilities. Instill in us courage in our initiatives, good
judgment in our choice of the right means and that
determination which in spite of failures assures victory.
Move away from us the tiny rivalries, sensitivities,
discourtesies, pride, everything that detracts from You,
everything that divides or discourages.
Help us maintain at a high level a meaningful supernatural
and mutual charity among ourselves, so that each one will
seek by preference the most humble tasks and will rejoice
at the good performed by others, so that our spirits,
united in a common purpose, will have one single spirit:
Yours, Jesus. And may this spirit let us see Your attractive
goodness marked in all our faces, Your warm accents in all
our words, and in our lives something superior to the
world, something that proclaims Your Living Presence
among us. We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
O God of all the Nations,
the One God who is and was and always will be,
who in your providence willed that your Church be united to the
suffering of your Son,
look with mercy on your servants in Iraq
who are persecuted for their faith in you.
Grant them perseverance and courage to be worthy imitators of Christ.
Bring your wisdom upon leaders of nations to work for peace among all peoples.
May your Spirit open conversion for those who contradict your will that we live in harmony.
And in all things may we be united in truth and freedom to seek your will in our lives.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Our Lady, Queen of Peace,
Pray for us.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need, visit and relieve your sick servants.
Look upon them with a sense of goodness, preserve them from temptations, and give them patience to accept the suffering they must endure.
God of heavenly power, by the might of Your command, You drive away from our bodies all sickness and all infirmity. Be present in Your goodness with these, Your servants, so that their weakness may be banished and their strength restored. Relieve their pain, guard them from all danger, and restore them to full confidence in Your loving care. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.
By Thy resurrection from the dead, O Christ, death no longer hath dominion over those who die in holiness. So, we beseech Thee, give rest to Thy servants in Thy sanctuary and in Abraham's bosom. Grant it to those, who from Adam until now have adored Thee with purity, to our fathers and brothers, to our kinsmen and friends, to all men who have lived by faith and passed on their road to Thee, by a thousand ways, and in all conditions, and make them worthy of the heavenly kingdom.
(SK Mario Vassallo and SK Larry Becker)
God, our Father, we, your humble Knights of Columbus servants, ask you to help us, When our Bishops and Priests request our help and support, R. Find Us Ready Lord. When we are asked to help a brother Knight or neighbor in distress, R.Find Us Ready Lord. When we are called to show our support for the unborn, R. Find Us Ready Lord. When we are asked to participate in aiding persons with physical and intellectual disabilities, R. Find Us Ready Lord. When we are asked to help the widowed and distressed, R. Find Us Ready Lord. At the hour that you call us home, R.Find Us Ready Lord. We ask this in Your name, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Prayer Intentions of the Holy Father entrusted to the Apostleship of Prayer for the Year 2015
God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to be an apostle of Christian family life and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. Through the example of his life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church. Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify your venerable servant Father Michael J. McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present (here make your request). Through Christ our Lord. Amen
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