Prayers

Lift Your Voice to God

Our prayer section can offer just the help you might need to start your conversation with God – no matter the situation.

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Saying much in few words…

Genuine good taste consists in saying much in few words, in choosing among our thoughts, in having order and arrangement in what we say, and in speaking with composure.

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God’s generosity, goodness, and love…

Let popes, pastors, and everyone else blush for shame at our foolishness and pride and self-indulgence, when we see such generosity, goodness, and boundless love on our Creator’s part! He showed himself to us in our own humanity as a tree laden with sweet mellow fruit, so that we wild trees might be able to engraft ourselves onto him.

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Imitate Christ’s life…

We must imitate Christ’s life and his ways if we are to be truly enlightened and set free from the darkness of our own hearts. Let it be the most important thing we do, then, to reflect on the life of Jesus Christ. –Thomas à Kempis...

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As much as…

As much as a cup could hold all the waters of the ocean, so much can our little mind hold the ocean of the Godhead, of divine wisdom.

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Become a saint…

It is better to err by excess of mercy than by excess of severity. . .Wilt thou become a Saint? Be severe to thyself but kind to others.

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Prayer and communion…

Prayer and communion are not to be made or desired for the sake of the devotion we feel in them, for that is seeking self, and not God; but we

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Death is only…

Do not be afraid. Death is only God who is passing by. — Saint Jeanne-Marie Kerguin (1864-1900)

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Glory to you, God, our Father…

Glory to you, God, our Father. Glory to you, God, Creator of the Heavens and the earth. Glory to You Supreme Omnipotence. Glory to You, Fountain of Love and Eternal Wisdom. Glory to You, Highest Infinite Majesty. Glory to You, Abundant Fountain of Existence. Glory to...

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Eternal God, eternal Trinity…

Eternal God, eternal Trinity, You have made the Blood of Christ so precious through His sharing in Your Divine nature. You are a mystery as deep as the sea; the more I search, the more I find, and the more I find the more I search for You. But I can never be...

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You are God, we praise you…

You are God, we praise you. You are Lord, we acclaim you. All creation worships you, the Father everlasting. To you all angels, all the powers of heaven, cherubim and seraphim, sing in endless praise: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are...

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What is wrong with me?…

What is wrong with me? I know nothing that is good; I cannot even think of it. I, a sinner — alas, what can I do? I do not know and cannot even think what will become of me because of my many, many sins. Oh, where shall I turn, to whom shall I run for help to cover my...

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May You be blessed forever, Lord…

May You be blessed forever, Lord, for not abandoning me when I abandoned you. May You be blessed forever, Lord, for offering Your hand of love in my darkest, most lonely moments. May You be blessed forever, Lord, for putting up with such a stubborn soul as mine. May...

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Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace…

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...

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O Christ Jesus…

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,...

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Soul of Christ, sanctify me…

Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O good Jesus, hear me. Within your wounds conceal me. Do not permit me to be parted from you. From the evil...

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Come, O Holy Spirit, come…

Come, O Holy Spirit, come. Come like holy fire and burn within me. Come like holy wind and cleanse me. Come like holy light and lead me. Come like holy truth and teach me. Come like holy love and enfold me. Come as abundant life and fill me, convert me, and consecrate...

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Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit…

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy...

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Father, I abandon myself…

Father, I abandon myself into Your hands; do with me what You will. Whatever You may do, I thank You. I am ready for all, I accept all. Let only Your will be done in me and in all Your creatures. I wish no more than this, O Lord. Into Your hands I commend my soul; I...

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Lord, I am Yours…

Lord, I am Yours, and I must belong to no one but You. My soul is Yours, and must live only by You. My will is Yours, and must love only for You. I must love You as my first cause, since I am from You. I must love You as my end and rest, since I am for You. I must...

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Majestic sovereign, timeless wisdom…

Majestic sovereign, timeless wisdom, Your kindness melts my hard, cold soul. Handsome lover, selfless giver, your beauty fills my dull, sad eyes. I am Yours, You made me. I am Yours, You called me. I am Yours, You saved me. I am Yours, You loved me. I will never leave...

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O Lord my God…

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. I have not yet done that for which I was made. Teach me...

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