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Prayer for today

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A blessing to open a meeting

May God, Who is the source of all blessings and all that is blessed, be a part of this gathering at its beginning and at its end and during all the time in between. May God's Holy Spirit guide us...

A Prayer for Pastoral Planning

Inspiring God,we, the people of the Diocese of Wollongong,pray that the future we planwill be the future you promise us. Enliven us with your Spirit;keep us alert in faith to the signs of the...

Apostles Creed

Apostles Creed I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,...

As my years increase

Almighty God by whose mercymy life has continued for another year,I pray that, as my years increase,my sins may not increase.As age advances, let me become more open,more faithful and more...

Australian WYD2011 Prayer

God of hope and grace,send your Holy Spirit upon us as our helper and guide. As we prepare for World Youth Day in Madrid,help us to build upon the many graces and experiencesthat were the fruit of...

Benedictus

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel! *He has visited his people and redeemed them. He has raised up for us a mighty saviour *in the house of David his servant,as he promised by the lips of holy...

Catechist Prayer

Gracious and all-loving Father,out of love for all peopleyou spoke your Wordwho became flesh for our salvation.May your Word transform me so that the message of your Son, our Lord, may be echoed...

Celtic Prayer from the Carmina Gadelica

God to enfold me,God to surround me,God in my speaking,God in my thinking.God in my sleeping,God in my waking,God in my watching,God in my hoping.God in my life,God in my lips,God in my soul,God in...

Come Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful,and enkindle in them the fire of your love.Send forth your Spirit and they shall be createdAnd you shall renew the face of the earth. O God, who...

Come holy Spirit

Come Holy Spirit, Creator blestAnd in our hearts take up thy rest:Come with thy grace and heavenly aidto fill the hearts which thou hast made. O comforter, to thee we cry,thou heavenly gift of God...

Enlightenment

Prayer for enlightenment Gracious God, Source of all life,by our baptism you call us by name and invite us to fullness of life in you.Bless each of us as we respond to your call to follow the...

Erasmus

Lord Jesus Christ,You have said that you are the way, the truth and the life.Do not allow us to stray from you, who are the way; not to distrust you who are the truth;nor to rest in anything other...

Friend and Lord Jesus Christ

A prayer for World Youth Day 2011 - Madrid Friend and Lord Jesus ChristHow great you are! With your words and works you have revealed to us who God is: your Father and our Father;and who you...

God of life

A prayer for World Youth Day 2013

God of lifeyou continue to call your pilgrim peopleto share more deeply in your intimate love. As we prepare for World Youth Day in Rio pour out your Spirit upon young Australiansthat we may...

Grant them rest

Lord, welcome into your calm and peaceful kingdom those who have departed out of this present life to be with you. Grant them rest and a place with the spirits of the just; and give them the life...

Hildegarde of Bingen - Luminous

Holy Spirit, giving life to all life;moving all creatures; root of all things;washing them clean; wiping out their mistakesand healing their wounds.You are our true life - luminous, wonderful -...

Immaculate Heart of Mary

(Mary) "From the Cross you received a new mission. From the Cross you became a mother in a new way: the mother of all those who believe in your Son Jesus and wish to follow him. The sword of...

Immaculate Heart of Mary

Adapted from the Pope's Apostolic Exhortation "Ecclesia in Europa".
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of hope, accompany us on our journey. Teach us to proclaim the living God; help us to bear witness to Jesus, the one saviour; make us kindly towards our neighbours,...

Jewish Prayer

The heavens declare your glory,The arch of the sky displays your handiwork.In your love you have given us the powerto behold the beauty of your world,robed in all its splendour.The sun and the...

Kikuyu Prayer

O Father, your power is greater than all powers. O Son, under your leadership we cannot fear anything.O Spirit, under your protection there is nothing we cannot overcome. Kikuyu Prayer (Kenya)

Magnificat

My soul glorifies the Lord,*my spirit exults in God my saviour.He looks on his servant in her lowliness;*henceforth all ages will call me blessed. The Almighty God has worked marvels for me.*Holy...

Marian prayer of St John Damascene

Today, the root of Jesse has produced its shoot: she will bring forth a Divine flower for the world. Today, the Creator of all things, God the Word, composes a new book: a book issuing from the...

Missal Prayer - to Mary

Prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary O Mary, Virgin and Mother most holy, behold, I have received your most dear Son, whom you conceived in your immaculate womb, brought forth, nursed and embraced...

Prayer before a Crucifix

Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus,while before Your face I humbly kneel,and with burning soul pray and beseech Youto fix deep in my heart lively sentimentsof faith, hope, and charity; true...

Prayer for priests

A prayer for priests Lord of all and giver of life, call to the priesthood men on fire with your divine love.Call them to be the voice of the Good Shepherd to a scattered flock.Bless us with...

Prayer for the Diocese

God our Father, in all the churches scattered throughout the world you show forth the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Through the Gospel and the Eucharist bring your people of the Diocese...

Prayer for the Unborn

Lord Jesus, You who faithfully visit and fulfill with your Presence the Church and the history of men; You who in the miraculous Sacrament of your Body and Blood render us participants in divine...

Prayer in Pastores Dabo Vobis

O Mary,Mother of Jesus Christ and Mother of priests,accept this title which we bestow on youto celebrate your motherhoodand to contemplate with you the priesthoodof, your Son and of your sons,O...

Prayer in silence

Bishop Peter Ingham, Chair, Australian Catholic Media Council

Lord Jesus Christ,the Word made fleshyou entered into our reality,became one among us.You speak to usin the gentle breezes,in the silence of our heartswith the voicethe breathof your Holy...

Prayer of Commitment

Jesus,I am seeking more meaning in my life.I seek happiness and peace for myself and my loved ones.Little by little as I look back over my life, I can see you have been calling me to...
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