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PRAYING WITH THE SAINTS St Michael the Archangel To Mary, for Help To the Douai Martyrs Grail Prayer Psalm 139 St Ignatius 1 St Ignatius 2 St Francis de Sales St Benedict St Francis of Assisi St Catherine of Siena St Teresa of Avila St Bede the Venerable St Thomas Aquinas St Gregory the Great St Patrick 1 St Patrick 2 St. John Henry Newman St Augustine St Therese of Lisieux Celtic Blessing For the Pope St George of England Prayer for the Sick Prayer for the Dead Muslim Prayer 1 Muslim Prayer 2 Buddhist Prayer for Peace in conflict/ war Our Father To the Divine Mercy To the Holy Spirit 1 To the Holy Sprit 2 St. Anselm The Angelus St Richard of Chichester Hindu Prayer The Beatitudes Jewish Prayer 1 Jewish Prayer 2
PRAYING WITH THE SAINTS Conversion St Paul St David St Patrick 17 th March St Joseph 19 th March The Annunciation 25 th March St. Anthony of Egypt 17 th Jan New school term Human Rights Day 10 th Dec St. Bakhita 8 th Feb St. Valentine prayer 14 th Feb
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.
St Francis de Sales Do not look forward in fear to the changes in life; Rather, look to them with hope: God, whose very own you are, Will lead you safely through all things; And when you cannot stand it, God will carry you in His arms. Do not fear what may happen tomorrow; The Father who cares for you today, Will take care of you then and every day. He will either shield you from suffering O will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, And put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.
St. Anselm O Lord my God, Teach my heart this day where and how to see you, Where and how to find you. You have made me and remade me, And you have bestowed on me All the good things I possess, And still I do not know you. Let me seek you in my desiring you, Let me desire you in my seeking. Let me find you by loving you, Let me love you when I find you.
Come, Holy Spirit Fill the hearts of your faithful And kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth Your Spirit, O Lord, and they shall be created. And You will renew the face of the earth. Let us pray. O God, Who taught the hearts of the faithful By the light of the Holy Spirit, Grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit, We may always be truly wise, And ever rejoice in his consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. Come, Holy Spirit
O God, send forth your Holy Spirit into my heart that I may understand, into my mind that I may remember, and into my soul that I may meditate. Inspire me to speak with piety, holiness, tenderness and mercy. Teach, guide and direct my thoughts and senses from beginning to end. May your grace ever help and correct me, and may I be strengthened now with wisdom from on high, for the sake of your infinite mercy. Prayer for Help to the Holy Spirit
Celtic Prayer God be in my head and in my understanding. God be in my eyes and in my looking. God be in my mouth and in my speaking. God be in my heart and in my thinking. God be at my end and my departing.
Prayer for the New School Term Lord, I am here with open heart and mind. I cannot see what you can see, Nor can I predict my journey. I merely ask for your hand, Your strength, light and love, So that I can live, and love, and learn And do my best With the grace that you bestow upon me. Amen
New School Term What will this year bring? We do not know It will likely bring its usual times of work and play, experiences of success and failure, all the things that part of school life. It is a new beginning; the planting of a seed that will grow for a year, the seed of fruit that will blossom in times to come. It offers new hope; hope for good work, for successful results, for friendships, for fun, for learning. In this coming year may there be learning, prayer and fun. May there be hard work, faith and friendship. May no one in this school be lonely, may no one be left out in class; may no one suffer because of how others here treat them. As we begin this academic year in hope, in prayer and in friendship, may God begin it with us, be with us during the year, and successfully bring it to its conclusion.
Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May they find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. Prayer for the Sick
Prayer for Peace O Lord Jesus Christ, Who said to Your Apostles: "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you, " regard not my sins but look on the faith of Your Church, and give us that peace and unity which is according to Your Will: Who live and reign, God, world without end. Amen.
For the Coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost Renew, Lord, Your wonders in this our day, as by a new Pentecost. Grant to your Church that, being of one mind and steadfast in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and following the lead of blessed Peter, We may advance the reign of our Divine Saviour: The reign of truth and justice, The reign of love and peace. Come, Holy Spirit, in your power and might to renew the face of the earth. Amen.
• V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary. R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary, full of grace, The Lord is with Thee; Blessed art thou among 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 V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord. R. Be it done unto me according to thy word. Hail Mary, etc. V. And the Word was made Flesh. R. And dwelt among us. Hail Mary, etc. V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. LET US PRAY Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. The Angelus Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.
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. The Divine Mercy For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. x 3 Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, Have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen. The Memorare
St. Augustine St Augustine O thou, who art The light of the minds that know thee The life of the souls that love thee, And the strength of the wills that serve thee; Help us so to know thee That we may truly love thee; So to love thee That we may fully serve thee, Whom to serve is perfect freedom.
SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defence against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Prayer to my Guardian Angel of God My guardian dear To Whom His love Commits me here Ever this day Be at my side To light and guard To rule and guide. Amen
Prayer on the Feast of the Douai Martyrs, 29 th October Kindle in us, Lord, the spirit in which the blessed martyrs of Douai laboured, so that filled with this spirit, we may love what they loved and do as they taught. Amen.
The Beatitudes Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn: for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for what is right: for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful: for they will be shown mercy Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of what is right: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Lord, You search me and you know me You know when I sit and when I rise You perceive my thoughts from afar None of my ways are hidden from you. Psalm 139 Before ever a word is on my tongue, You know it O Lord, through and through. For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. All of my days are written in Your book. before one of them came to be. I thank you, Lord, for the wonder of myself And the wonder of all Your creation. Amen.
Praise be to Thee, O Lord Jesus Christ, For all the benefits which you have given us, For all the pains and insults which you have borne for us. O most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother May we see you more clearly Love you more dearly And follow you more nearly Day by day. Amen. St Richard of Chichester
Teach us, good Lord To To give and not to count the cost fight and not to heed the wounds toil and not to seek for rest labour and to ask for no reward Save that of knowing That we do your will. Amen. Prayer of St Ignatius
St Ignatius’ Prayer in Anxiety 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 Benedict O Most 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 upon you And a life to proclaim you. Through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Amen.
St. John Henry Newman God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments. Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about.
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; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek Prayer of St Francis 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. Amen
Holy Spirit, come into my heart; draw it to Thee by Thy power, O my God. Preserve me, O ineffable Love, from every evil thought; warm me, inflame me, with Thy dear love, and every pain will seem light to me. My Father, my sweet Lord, help me in all my actions. Amen. St Catherine of Siena
St Teresa of Avila Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone is sufficient.
I implore you, good Jesus, That as in your mercy You have given me to drink with delight The words of your knowledge, So of your loving kindness You will also grant me one day To come to you, The fountain of all wisdom, And to stand for ever before your face. Amen. St Bede the Venerable (673 – 735), Monk, Doctor of the Church, Father of English History St Bede the Venerable
O most Holy Creator, Who, Out of the treasures of Your wisdom Have most wisely ordered the Universe, Pour upon the darkness of my mind a ray of your brightness and clear me of the twofold darkness of sin and ignorance, in which I was born. St Aquinas’ Prayer before Study Give me a quick understanding, ability to remember accuracy in explaining, ease in learning. Direct my progress and perfect the completion of my task: You who are true God and true man, who live and reign world without end. Amen.
Dear Father, by Your wondrous loving-kindness toward us, You gave up Your Son. Dear Jesus, in loving-kindness You poured forth your blood and cleared away the darkness of sin by Your magnificent and radiant Resurrection. You broke the bonds of death and rose from the grave as a Conqueror. You reconciled heaven and earth. St Gregory the Great Your Resurrection has washed away our sins, Restored our innocence and brought us joy. How immeasurable is the tenderness of Your Love! Amen.
St Therese of Lisieux O my God! I ask of Thee for myself and for those whom I hold dear, the grace to fulfil perfectly Thy Holy Will, to accept for love of Thee the joys and sorrows of this passing life, so that we may one day be united together in heaven for all Eternity. Amen.
The Grail Prayer Lord Jesus, I give you my hands to do your work. I give you my feet to go your way. I give you my eyes to see as you do. I give you my tongue to speak your words. I give you my mind that you may think in me. I give you my spirit that you may pray in me. Above all, I give you my heart that you may love in me your Father and all people. I give you my whole self that you may grow in me, so that it is you, Lord Jesus, who live and work and pray in me. Amen.
Hindu prayer You alone are our mother and father You alone are our sibling and friend You alone are our knowledge and well-being You alone are everything to us My Lord, my lord.
O God of peace, who are Peace itself and whom a spirit of discord cannot grasp, nor a violent mind receive, grant that those who are one in heart may persevere in what is good and that those in conflict may forget evil and so be healed. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. For peace in places of war & conflict
Salah - Muslim Prayer All the praises are yours, O Lord, Sustainer of all the worlds, the Beneficent, the Merciful, Lord of the Day of Judgment. You alone do we worship and You alone do we ask for help. Lead us along the straight path, the path of those upon whom You have bestowed Your favours, not of those who incurred Your wrath, nor of those who went astray.
In the Name of Allah, the All-merciful, the Allcompassionate My God, there is no force and no strength except in Thy power. So I ask Thee by Thy far-reaching wisdom and Thy penetrating will: Be for me a helper against enemies, a coverer of shameful things and faults, a protector against afflictions, a preserver against acts of disobedience! By Thy clemency and mercy, O Most Merciful of the merciful.
Cry out with joy to the LORD, all the earth. Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before him singing for joy Know that he, the LORD is God. He made us, we belong to him]; we are his people, the sheep of his flock. Go within his gates giving thanks Enter his courts with songs of praise; give thanks to him and bless his name. Indeed how good is the Lord Eternal his merciful love, He is faithful from age to age. Psalm 100: Jewish Prayer of Praise
From the Amidah (Standing prayer) Blessed are You, Lord our God and God of our fathers, God of Abraham, God of Isaac and God of Jacob, The great, mighty and awesome God, exalted God, Who bestows bountiful kindness, Who creates all things, Who remembers the prayerfulness of the Patriarchs, and Who, in love, Brings a redeemer to their children's children, For the sake of His Name. Amen.
There is One God. He is the supreme truth. He, The Creator, Is without fear and without hate. He, The Omnipresent, Pervades the universe. He is not born, Nor does He die to be born again, By His grace shalt thou worship Him. Sikh Morning Prayer
Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to Your shepherd, the Pope, a spirit of courage and right judgement, a spirit of knowledge and love. Prayer for the Pope By governing faithfully those entrusted to his care may he, as successor to the apostle Peter and vicar of Christ, build Your church into a sacrament of unity, love, and peace for all the world. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.
Prayer of St George Almighty God, who gave to your servant George boldness to confess the Name of our Saviour Jesus Christ before the rulers of this world, and courage to die for this faith: Grant that we may always be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in us, and to suffer gladly for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ; Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
God our Father, Your power brings us to birth, Your providence guides our lives, and by Your command we return to dust. Lord, those who die still live in Your presence, their lives change but do not end. I pray in hope for my family, relatives and friends, and for all the dead known to You alone. In company with Christ, Who died and now lives, may they rejoice in Your kingdom, where all our tears are wiped away. Unite us together again in one family, to sing Your praise forever and ever. Amen. Prayer for the Dead
Valentine Prayer 14 th Feb I said a Valentine prayer for you and asked the Lord above to fill your heart and bless your soul With the precious gift of love. I asked Him for sincere love The kind that's meant to stay Just like the generous love You give to those you touch each day I prayed for love from family And from every cherished friend Then I asked the Lord to give you His love that knows no end.
IN THE NAME OF GOD, THE COMPASSIONATE, THE MERCIFUL Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the divisions and hatreds which have badly infected our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; reunite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish Your purposes on earth; that, in Your good time, all nations and races may jointly serve You in justice, peace and harmony. Amen.
Prayer of Lovingkindness May all beings be peaceful. May all beings be happy. May all beings be safe. May all beings awaken to the light of their true nature. May all beings be free.
Conversion of St Paul Almighty God, who caused the light of the gospel to shine throughout the world through the preaching of your servant Saint Paul: Grant that we who celebrate his wonderful conversion may follow him in bearing witness to your truth; Through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
St Patrick’s Hymn I bind unto myself today the power of God to hold and lead, God’s eye to watch, God’s might to stay, God’s ear to hearken to my need, the wisdom of my God to teach, God’s hand to guide, God’s shield to ward, the word of God to give me speech, God’s heavenly host to be my guard. Praise to the Lord of my salvation; salvation is of Christ the Lord!
St Patrick’s Breastplate 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 sit down, Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.
Human Rights Day 10 th Dec Oh God, All peoples have their origin in you and it is your will to gather them as one family in yourself. Fill the hearts of all people with your love and the desire to ensure justice for all their brothers and sisters. By sharing the good things of the earth, may we secure justice and equality for every human being, An end to all division, and a human society built on love and peace.