Everyday Prayers

LISTEN

God Our Father listens to our prayers
We do not listen to the answers God gives to us
The truth is within our hearts
We have to dig deep in order to discover the answers

Relationships are complex
When we do not communicate with one another
wrong assumptions are made
and the truth is lost

Lord, help me to work hard at communicating with You
so my relationship with You grows stronger and deeper
every day of my life
Amen

LIGHT OF LIFE

In the darkness I search for You, Lord
You are my light
Because of You I can see my way
through the obstacles of life

Good and bad things happen all the time
Your people, Lord, are unpredictable
Lord, only Your eyes see the pattern of our behaviour
and can make sense of it

The bigger picture is clear to You but not to us
We glorify God forever for sending Jesus
to be our guiding light
always
Amen

GENTLE AND QUIET

Lord Jesus, You are gentle and kind
in a quiet but powerful way
Your goodness is known
through Your acts of selfless kindness

Your light gives us the hope to carry on
in challenging times of change
We can repay Your kindness
by being gentle and quiet like You

We pray to respect one another
and value every single life
for as long as we live
Amen

STILLNESS AND PEACE

When the time is right
we will gather together in prayer once again
Lord, You make all things right
because You are truthfully the Son of God made Man

There is a time for reflection, peace and stillness
In this time we ponder over our lives
and all that we have done so far
For the time will come when we will be together for ever,
eternally at peace
Amen

GOOD WORKS

God Our Father hears every prayer
and cry for help
Lord, help us to do good work
on Your behalf

Goodness is an achievable goal
because it is within our capability to do good works
Let us not be downhearted when things do not go according to plan
With care and patience, all wrongs can be put right
We go back to the beginning remembering our baptism
and start again with hope and optimism
Amen

GOD’S PROMISE

God promises to be with us today and forever
Every moment of every day we are in God’s presence
His love gives us the strength to go on
regardless of how sad or lost we feel

There is nothing more reassuring than knowing
we are loved by God
Lord, You are sent to bring life and love
from God Our Father directly to us, now and always
Amen

POWER TO SAVE

Lord Jesus, You place Yourself in Your Father’s hands
I place myself in Your hands
God has the power to save us
I am free to choose what to believe

I believe Jesus is the Son of God
He has the power to set me free
Free me, Lord, from all oppression and hardship
Shield me from harm
I am safe within Your hands
Amen

LOOK UPWARDS

Lord, we look up to You
to be saved
We ask You to heal the sick
May God help us through these difficult times

Lord, You look down on us from heaven
You see all the suffering
You hear every cry for help
Raise our spirits, our hopes and lift our heads upwards

Lord, You were lifted up out of death
by the power of God Our Father
As we make our prayers we look up
and we see the glory of Your living face
Amen

TRUE JUSTICE

Lord, protect the vulnerable,
those who cannot protect themselves and are treated unjustly
And those who can no longer take care of themselves
Help the decision-makers to act justly and fairly on their behalf

Shield them from harm and danger
Do not let people take advantage of them
to meet their own selfish needs

Lord, we pray to You
You see all injustice
We ask for forgiveness when we have strayed from the truth
Amen

WHAT MATTERS

Lord Jesus, may Your name be always remembered
now and for all generations to come
Lord, You convince us that it does not matter where you come from
What matters is what we do with our lives from now on

Lord, there is no doubt who You are
You are the Christ, the Son of the living God
Through You we are judged according to our actions
May my actions lead me to You
Amen

TESTING TIMES

Lord Jesus, You withstood the test of time
because the truth is that You came from God Our Father in Heaven,
and not from a place we know
We do not know a great deal and yet we act as though we do

We see things only from our own point of view
Our vision is limited by lack of faith
Lord, open my eyes to see how courageous and strong You are

In the eyes of God, we do not fail the test of time
when faith enables us to see the face of God
through Jesus Our Lord
Amen

IN FAITH

Lord, You are the hidden face of God
Through You, we can see the truthful image of God Our Father
and Holy Spirit
In words of wisdom You teach us how to recognise You

In faith, we see Your beloved face
In faith, we hear Your truthful and beautiful words
In faith, we grow to know You, day by day
Lord, You are the hidden face of God
Amen

THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD

The will of God is holy
The Word of God profound
Spirit of God speak and I will listen
I ponder in my heart the truth

God is with us, always
When I say “Yes” to God and “here I am”
I say “I come to do Your will”
I need the grace of God in order to succeed

Mary Immaculate, you were chosen to be
the closest anyone can be to Jesus Our Lord
God trusted you
I, too, entrust everything to you,
today and always
Amen

COURAGE

Lord, You give me strength and courage
in times of trouble and distress
You see the ones who are suffering the most
and Your compassion goes out to them and us

Lord, comfort the dying, heal the sick
and give them hope
You are an eternally good and loving presence in our lives
It is Your courage which inspires us to carry on
Amen

NEW AND OLD

Lord, You are the reason behind our hope
We look forward to a new future
different from the past
We will put the past behind us
and erase the painful times from our memories

Lord, You are the cause of our joy
We rejoice and thank You for the life we have been given
We ask You to heal the sick and comfort the dying
Let no one die alone or in pain
Amen

FAIR JUDGEMENT

In Your eyes, Lord, we are all equal in value
No one is superior because we are judged by our actions
and not by our words or intentions
No one is inferior either,
because we are capable of changing our lives for the better

God is our only judge
We do not have the knowledge or the right to judge people fairly
We are asked to love one another without the need for judgement
Amen

THE GREATEST

The greatest gift I give is love
The greatest gift I receive is, also, love
Love unconditional is a love that comes straight from the heart

The greater the love the deeper the heart becomes,
filled with blessings and grace from God
through Jesus Our Lord
All is equal in the eyes of God
when we love God, ourselves and one another,
unconditionally
Amen

SAINT JOSEPH

Saint Joseph, pray for us
and a life and a death like yours
Lord, we pray for a firm faith grounded in the strength of Your great love
just like Saint Joseph

Lord, we pray for a father’s love to be true and sincere
just like Our Father in Heaven
Give us a peaceful life and a happy death
We ask for the intercession of Mary and Joseph
through Jesus Our Lord
Amen

LIVE IN PEACE

Lord, I pray for a peaceful life
When life is peaceful
we are able to thrive

Peace enables us to think and learn how to live
through the gifts of wisdom and understanding

Let us pray for peace
to be the purpose of the laws of God and man
Jesus Lord, You are the bridge between human and divine, life and death
and You are the bringer of peace
Amen

WHOLE HEART

Lord God of compassion and mercy
I am seriously indebted to You
I owe You my life, past present and future

I thank You with my whole heart
for Your forgiveness and loving kindness
I pray from the depths of my heart
to be as kind, merciful and forgiving as I can be,
through the power of Your grace, Lord
Amen

FAITH AND TRUST

God does not ask me to do anything too difficult
or beyond my means
Lord, when I hear Your Word, help me to listen
and carry out what You ask of me

Open my mind to understanding the will of God
Make my faith strong enough to withstand any pressure or influence
that stems from an absence of love and trust
Lord, You are the Word of God
Amen

LOVING FATHER

God Our Father, forgive me
for all the things I have done wrong,
intentionally and unintentionally
God Our Father, take me back when I have gone astray

Your eyes were always looking out for me in the distance
I run into Your loving arms
I return into the warmth of Your loving embrace
God Our Father, Your love is immense
Your amazing presence is always there, waiting for my return
Amen

KINGDOM OF LOVE

Lord, open my heart to the love that surrounds me
There is no limit to Your love
Your love is all embracing and forgiving
Do not let envy or jealousy destroy our closest relationships

There is no need to be afraid
because God’s love is for all time
When we doubt God’s love we lose our way
When we love God with all our hearts
we know we are in God’s Kingdom forever
Amen

AN OPEN HEART

Lord, You see the beauty that is hidden within my heart
Only You know me in the depths of my being
All wealth and treasure is stored in the heart
ready to spring open when the time of need arises

Let us make sure that our hearts are aligned to Yours, Lord
Through You we have the gift of eternal life and happiness
Amen

REGARDLESS

Lord, regardless of what the world might throw at me
I am not seeking revenge
Lord, regardless of the opportunities life has thrown my way
I am not seeking reward

Love is enough for me
Love is unconditional
Love influences behaviour in every aspect of life
Love indicates a better way

We know that hatred destroys lives
Therefore, let us love and serve one another
the way God intends us to
Amen

TRULY

The beautiful bright colours of spring bring hopeful expectations
of good things to come
A chance to start looking at the world through new eyes

To listen with new attention
To act fairly, honestly and justly
To see the suffering of others
and try to help by meeting their actual needs
Not what we think is best for them
but what they truly need
Amen

LOVING KINDNESS

Lord, You do not look down on me to judge my mistakes
Instead, You look at me with loving kindness in Your eyes
You see the good I could do if I try again
and do not give up on myself

If I act with loving kindness in deed and in word,
then I cannot go wrong
Lord, You expect me to do God’s will
and I try to do what You ask me,
willingly
Amen

HEART AND SOUL

Lord, ask of me what You will
and I will try my best to fulfil Your request
You do not ask me to do anything
beyond my capability

Whatever I do, in Your name, I do with all my heart and soul
You deserve no less
Heart and soul filled with love to the brim
acts, automatically, with loving kindness to everyone,
regardless of who they are or where they come from
Amen

LEARN

Lord, You only want the best for me
Your will is for me to succeed
Even when I fail to live up to Your expectations,
You show me mercy

Lord, help me to live in the present
To learn from the mistakes I have made
and carve out a future which is good
A life of integrity, honesty, fairness and forgiveness
Amen

THANKS

Thank You, Lord, for You have heard the cry of my distress
You have answered me by giving me the courage
to learn from my mistakes
You fill my heart with hope, love and happiness

Thank You, Lord, for helping me find Your solace
in times of sorrow and grief
Thank You, Lord, for listening to my words
Thank You for Your kind words
Words which strengthen my trust and belief
Amen

A GREAT PRESENCE

May God help those who are in most need
of His loving kindness
Not just those we know
but also, those we do not know

God sees need and suffering
and He responds with mercy and compassion
I offer You my prayers, Lord, for all those in the greatest need
You Lord, are the greatest presence in this world and the next
Amen

SUCCESS

Every prayer that comes from the depths of our hearts is a success
For God hears and attends to every sigh of suffering and distress
No one is left to cry alone,
unsuccessfully asking for help

God helps us in so many different ways
it is impossible for us to grasp how, why and when
Lord, help me to succeed in living a prayerful life
Amen

ACT WITH LOVE

How do I show I love You, Lord?
By not harming others, knowingly or unknowingly
By trying to do good just as You did, Lord
By not holding back my love from my sisters and brothers

I know who You are, Lord,
through Your acts of goodness and holiness
I show You I love You
through my acts of loving kindness towards others
Amen

CHANGE

Sometimes we are just waiting for someone to come along
and change everything
To take a risk and to break out of a solid routine
in which we have trapped ourselves

My spirit is free to go wherever it chooses to go
My heart is capable of giving much love
My life is poised on the edge
waiting for You, Lord, to call me
and say, “Follow Me”
Amen

LASTING CHANGE

All things pass in time, good and bad
Nothing stays the same
Everything, seen and unseen, passes away
But the important things remain

Acting with fairness, justice and integrity is a way of life
It should not come and go as we please
Lord, I trust in Your goodness
because God is always the same

God does not turn away from anyone
who calls out for help
Stay with me, Lord,
while I am in need of Your help
Amen

FREE TO CHOOSE

Lord, I have a free will
I can choose one way or another
One day I will be strong, the next I will be weak
My choices are not always good for me

I pray to follow my heart wherever You lead me
I pray to hear Your words
and understand what I am expected to do
It is up to me to choose
I choose to follow You, Lord,
Always
Amen

ASH WEDNESDAY
Lord, You have forgiveness in one hand
and healing in the other
I stand before You, in the silence of my heart,
and ask You to lay Your hands upon me
so I may be forgiven and healed at the same time

Through Your hands, we receive grace from God
which helps us to endure the hard times
Bless us, Lord, with Your holy hands and save us from sin
Amen

CLOSE TO YOU

Where can I turn to, Lord?
Only to You
You know how to lift my life
You light the way out of my dark place

You raise my spirit so that it soars high above the heavens
Trying to find its way back to You

No one is greater than You
Only You know me, deep inside
All I want to do is pray to be close to You
Always
Amen

PRAY TO HEAL

Faith teaches us how important it is to pray
Prayer strengthens faith
Constant prayer leads to acts of kindness and compassion
Prayer is how to communicate with God Our Father
through the grace and mercy of Jesus Our Lord

Prayer comes out of love
Love is the basis of healing prayer
Lord, I pray for healing
Heal those who need Your help the most
Amen

DO NO HARM

Lord, You raise me up every day
by teaching me how to value myself
In the silence of my heart I learn the value of listening
Tell me when to speak and when to stay quiet

Listening does no harm
Speaking without thinking causes harm
The kind of damage that cannot be repaired

When I listen attentively I learn how to do good
and avoid harming others
Lord, help me to listen
Always
Amen

TO THE EDGE

Do not be afraid to walk right up to the edge
Faith is tested by the trials and tribulations of life
Lord, make my faith strong and my deeds courageous
For there is no gain without some loss

Lord, I give You my trust, willingly,
because I know God wills me to do good
and saves me from harm, always
Amen

THE MIND OF GOD

Lord, You are the only One
who thinks according to the mind of God
Your words and thoughts come from God
You are Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Man

Your love is the same as God’s love
You love all of us in exactly the same way
No one is better or worse than me or you
Align my thoughts with Yours, Lord,
according to the will and mind of God
Amen

TRY AGAIN

Lord, I know I fail You, at times
I am overcome by sorrow and fatigue
Overwhelmed by the tide of troubles and grief
I cannot see what is in front of me

But, I know Lord, sometimes I succeed
in living out Your purpose for me
You see me struggling and You tell me to try again
until I can see clearly where I am going
Only You, Lord, know how to help me deep down inside
Amen

LEARN TO LIVE

God does not change
The love of God is constant
and source of the light of life
No shadow covers the face of God

Lord, open my eyes
to see the true likeness of God
reflected in Your love

I learn how to live
through the good teaching of the Word of God
Take the time to know, understand
and accept the true meaning of life eternal with God
Amen

CLEAR THE WAY

Lord, help me to rid myself of all doubts and fears
Keep me straightly aligned to Your Way
Lead me along the path of wisdom
so I live a life of good purpose

I need to clear away everything material
that stops me being close to You, Lord
May every prayer I make
come straight from the depths of my heart
and ascend to You in Heaven
Amen

THE WAY OF LOVE

Love leads us straight to You, Lord
The way to love is to know You through prayer
When I pray I show You, Lord,
that I care about my fellow human beings

Love is the way to become close to God
through Jesus Our Lord
There is one true God
but there are many ways to show we love Him
Lord, lead me along the way of love
Amen

ALL MY HEART

Take my heart into Your heart, Lord
Take my hands into Your hands
Surround me with Your unbounded love
so I am always close to You

Open my eyes to see how amazing You are
in the world You created
Open my mouth so I speak words of joy and happiness,
giving comfort and solace when needed
Open my hands to work for You – to serve You with all my heart
Amen

HEART OF GOD

Lord, protect my heart by surrounding me with Your love
Your love is pure and can never do me any harm
But there will be those around me who tempt me away from the heart of God

Those who cannot believe in You, try to turn others away too
My place is with You
Do not let me be distracted by the actions of those who belong only to this world
My aim is to be within Your heart always
Amen

ONLY GOOD

Only good comes from the heart of God
through Jesus
Only good intentions come from the depths of a heart
that belongs to God

Only good comes from wisdom and understanding the Word of God
through His Holy Spirit
Only good comes through us when we believe in God’s goodness
and follow Jesus with all our hearts
Amen

WALK THE WAY

By praying we walk the way that leads us closer to God
Walk and pray from the heart and God will take our hands
and hold them close to the heart of Jesus Our Lord

And when I am tired from walking open my heart to the sound of Your voice
and let every breath I take become a prayer
Our Lady of Lourdes – pray for us
Amen

HEART OF LIGHT

Jesus Lord, You are the hidden face of God
God makes known His power and might
through the gentle hands of Jesus
Lord, Your touch heals the sick, disabled and broken hearted

Your compassionate way brings a holy order
into our chaotic world
Lord, Your peaceful presence brings solace and rest to the weary
Jesus Lord, Your light shows us the heart of God
Amen

WORD SPREADS

Teach me, Lord, how to be a good person
Show me how to make wise and good decisions
I look for You, Lord, to guide me

When I turn to You for help, You take pity on me
and teach me to understand the value of Your words
You are the Word of God, and everyone runs to You to be close to God
We know You will help us
Amen

TAKE

Lord, take my words
and make them truthful and sincere
Lord, take my gifts
and make them work to praise You in goodness and holiness

Lord, take my life, my heart, my soul
and create beautiful sounds of joy and sorrow
Lord, You give life and You take it away again
All I have is Yours anyway
Make it work for You, always
Amen

GREAT MISSION

Lord, I aim to be strong enough to carry out Your purpose
You will each one of us to carry out a mission for You
God’s greatest mission was sending You, Lord,
to heal us and help us on earth

I pray for the strength of mind and will that You showed us
May my ancestors be as proud of me as I am proud of them
in carrying out their mission here on earth
Amen

LET GO

Times change
People move on
There is no point in staying the same
The past has gone
It is time to let go

Lord, forgive my past mistakes
and help me to learn from them
Strengthen my faith
so I rely on my own instincts to make the right decisions
from now on
Let go and move away from the source of sadness and distress
Amen

POWER TO HEAL

Lord, You have the power to cure our ills
I need only feel Your presence close to me
and I am healed
God gives every one of us a free will –
to believe or not to believe in the power of Jesus to heal

Life is too precious to give up on
While ever I breathe
I am alive to God’s loving touch of healing
I am wide awake
and very much aware of the mighty power of prayer
to heal
Amen

HELP AND HEAL

Lord, I turn to You for help and for healing
God is the way to save the lost and the lonely
Lord, I come to You to ask for Your healing help

No one else knows how to mend the broken heart, mind and spirit
Only God knows how to save those who are troubled in soul and body
Lord, help and heal all who are suffering in pain and in distress
Amen

WAKE UP

I do not wish to offend You, Lord,
by wasting my life away
Or cause You pain by hurting others
through selfishness

Instead, I wish to serve You with love and devotion
Open my eyes and wake me up to my own faults
Give me the gifts of mercy and compassion
and a faith strong enough
to withstand all the trials and tests of time that befall me
Amen

KINGDOM

Lord, Your Kingdom is all around me
I find myself within Your world without being aware of it
Your goodness is everywhere to be found
Your mercy abounds

You are all knowing and all forgiving if we only but knew it
Love is Your gift to us
Love is the Kingdom of God
The Kingdom of God is love everlasting
Have mercy on me, O Lord
Amen

ALIVE AND ACTIVE

Your words are true and fair, Lord
Help me to pay attention to what You are saying
and understand what I am meant to do

Lord, bless my efforts to carry out Your will to the best of my ability
Blessed be the Word of God who promises to be with us till the end of time
God’s word is alive and active in us
and in our world today
Amen

LOVE FOREVER

I make a home for You, Lord, in my heart
Love is the rich soil through which the Word of God comes into the world
Your Word is planted in my heart to stay in me
and work through me for the duration of my life

Times and circumstances change
but the Word of God remains the same
Help me to grow and develop into a person of strong and lasting faith and love
Amen

BELONG

Bless us Lord God of Hosts
You have brought us together, nurtured us
and given us the hope of eternal life
May Your blessing make me strong in faith
and bring me close to You

The closer I am to You, the closer I am to all who are close to God
We are a family that belongs to God Our Father
By doing God’s will we become the family of God
through the blessing of Jesus Our Lord
Amen

SPIRIT OF GOD

Holy Spirit of God – guide me
Through Jesus make our spirits one with each other
Build my life on solid ground
on foundations that are firm and strong

Direct me when I lose my way
Channel my resources to serve You
in the best way possible
Holy Spirit – be with me, night and day,
and every moment of my life
Amen

CONVERSION OF SAINT PAUL

What seems to me to be the end
is sometimes the very beginning
Suddenly everything changes
and nothing remains the same

Lord, this is my chance to start again
Turn my life around
Open my eyes to let the light of wisdom penetrate my mind

Change is part of the natural order of things
I pray to change my life today
Saint Paul, pray for us
Amen

GOODNESS

Lord, You have shown me Your goodness many times
and in many different ways
Your good works are seen throughout creation
I can see it with my own eyes
I can feel it in my heart

You have given me a part to play
in the spreading of Your goodness
May everyone come to know the goodness of God
through the acts of all who know, love and serve God
Amen

A GOOD WORD

The Word of God is wisdom, knowledge and understanding
Lord, Your acts of healing and compassion speak volumes about who You are
You are the One who steps in
and speaks on our behalf

Thanks be to God
for in Jesus we have someone powerful and all knowing
in whom we can place all our trust
Amen

DO GOOD

I wish to do good
I pray to do no harm
No one is perfect
We can only strive for perfection

To do good is an act of success hidden within the heart
To do wrong is an act of failure
and cannot be hidden from God
We pray for all who strive to do good

May God give them the strength to overcome all adversity,
regardless of the odds stacked against them
Amen

IN HEARTS

God sees into our hearts
God sees what is important to Him
and not what appears important to us
No matter what we do we are never far away from God’s view

Keep Your eyes on me, Lord
Make sure I am doing the right thing by You
Help me understand the ways of the world
so I never lose my way or my closeness to You
Amen

NEW TIMES

A new day begins with the rising of the sun
Every day becomes a new opportunity to change
and live a better life
according to the will of God

I discard the old and start again anew
Change has to take place
To stay the same means going backwards towards self destruction
I pray my life begins again, every day
Amen

IN MY HEART

Love rules my heart
I do not need to tell You, Lord, what is in my heart
My heart rules my head

I do not have to show You, Lord, what I do
You know my thoughts and my intentions
I do not have to search for You, Lord,
for You are firmly embedded in my heart

You take me for who I am and accept me as I am
Take my heart into Your heart
and make me better than I am
Amen

GREAT FAITH

Faith brings us closer to God
Great faith allows us to see the face of God
through Jesus Our Lord
I believe in God

God listens to me
and acts with justice and compassion
Let my faith be transparent to You, Lord
Fill my heart with the joy and bliss of being close to You, always
Help me find my way to see Your beloved face
Amen

ASK FOR HELP

There is great joy in receiving the gift of healing
Through Your love, mercy and compassion, Lord,
my prayers are heard
I can ask but I may not receive what I ask for

God’s plan is far seeing and far reaching
It is impossible to know exactly what that plan is
All I can do is thank God for listening to my prayer
Amen

THE CALLING

Lord, You wait patiently for the right time
to call me by my name
I need to be able to hear Your voice
calling, gently and quietly, to me

I have to let You know that I am listening
Your words are peaceful
but Your acts of healing and compassion are earth shatteringly loud
It is my choosing if I hear You and listen to Your voice, Lord
Here I am, Lord, I come to do Your will
Amen

PEACE AND QUIET

Lord, help me to find the peace I need
In the depths of my soul I cry out
and You hear my prayer
In the quiet moments of prayer, Lord, we are united

Silently, the words are spoken
Quietly and patiently God hears and responds
in ways beyond my imagination
Peace is in the touch of God’s healing hands, Jesus Our Lord
Amen

FOLLOW

Lord, the purpose of my life may not be clear to me
But it is very clear to You
You know what I do best
You are aware of my shortcomings
and yet, You value me, regardless

When I am in the dark,
You shine the light of love into my heart
I know, at once, what I have to do
My purpose in life is to follow You
Amen

HEALING LOVE

Trust in God, we have eternal life
Believe in God, we have the truth
Hope in God, we overcome the world in all its adversity

Lord Jesus, You are the gift of eternal life, truth and hope
Your healing touch gives me the strength to carry on
I believe, I trust, I hope
and I am healed by Jesus Our Lord
Amen

INVISIBLE LOVE

We can see love through the actions
that spring from the heart
God is love made visible through the words
and deeds of Jesus, His Beloved Son

God is visible and invisible at the same time
Love that is unconditional is the way to know, love and serve God
God does not ask us to do anything too difficult
God loves unconditionally and so should we
Amen

PERFECT LOVE

Perfect love comes from God
A love that opens our hearts and minds
to endless possibilities
A love so strong it carries us along
when times are against us

We pray to know such perfect love
as Our Father has for His Beloved Son
Through You, Lord, we get to know
what it is to be loved by the Perfect Being
Amen

GENEROUS LOVE

God’s love for us is revealed through His Beloved Son, Jesus
Lord, You show Your love openly
There is nothing hidden with You
nor withdrawn from us

Your generous love knows no bounds
You feed us with the right food – the food we need to strengthen us
and lead us towards You
and Your everlasting love
Amen

LIGHT OF LOVE

You are the light of truth, Lord
I believe You are the Son of God, Word made flesh
You are the healer of all ills,
physical, emotional and spiritual

When I am lost and grieving I find my way to You
through the light of truth and love
Love is the light of truth
Through love we find You, Lord
Amen

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

Lord, we are drawn close to You
to pay homage through our love and respect for You
Lead us by Your heavenly star
to the place where You are

East and west join together in adoration
Worship our King, ruler of all the earth
Rich and poor alike offer their gifts of great value
For God became Man and lives among us

The star is a sign of hope
We look up and see endless possibility
Lord, we sing Your praises, wholeheartedly
Your presence is very real – a sign of life, love and hope eternal

Unite us all, Lord, in one beautiful song of praise and thanksgiving
Amen

A HOLY CALLING

A surprise awaits me every day
God calls me to holiness through Jesus Christ His Son
I open my eyes and ears with amazement
at all the possibilities available to me
through the love of God Our Father

Lord, fix Your holy gaze on me
Draw out of me all the goodness You can find
and let us surprise the world with what we can achieve together
through Jesus Our Lord
Amen

LIFE IS A GIFT

I hope to be everything God wants me to be
Spirit of God, help me to fulfil my potential
I am ready to work hard
but I need Your help to make me strong

God makes each one of us unique and different
I believe in the value of life
It is a gift from God
I pray to be worthy of this great gift of life, love, truth and sincerity
Amen

ANOINTING

Bless me, Lord, with Your hand of truth
Anoint me with the touch of holiness and love
I aspire to live a good and productive life
according to God’s will

Help me to prepare a way for You in the world
Hold me up, straight and true
Focus all of my attention on You
You are the light and truth of eternal life
Amen

MARY, MOTHER OF GOD

O Lord, bless me
Shine the light of Your love on me
and bring peace into my heart
You, Lord, were born to bless the world and everyone in it

Spirit of God, help me to ponder my way through life
Give me the wisdom and insight of a heart
filled with love and trust in God
Mary, Blessed Mother of God, pray for us
today and always
Amen

BELONG

I know I belong to You, Lord
I know the truth when I hear the Word of God
through the love I have in my heart
There is no end to belonging
because, in the beginning there was God

And the Word of God became flesh, lived among us
and belongs to all of us
We belong to You, Lord,
and we belong to each other
through the grace and truth of the Word of God
Amen

THE HOLY WAY

Lord, Your goodness is present from the beginning of time
Your Word lasts forever
Guide us into Your way
The way of holiness
The way that leads to true happiness
and fulfilment of God’s will

There is a purpose to every moment of every life
We pray to do more every day
to justify God’s goodness and kindness to us
Amen

THE INNOCENTS

Lord Jesus, we ask You to bless all the babies and infants
in every part of the world
Bless their parents who care for them
in sickness and in health
Protect them from the hands of those who wish them harm

Lord, You give us life
You give meaning to all life,
regardless of the circumstances
Shield the young and vulnerable from the abuse of power

We ask for mercy and forgiveness for us
when have sinned against God and man
Amen

BELOVED

I have seen with my own eyes
I have heard with my own ears
I have felt with my whole heart
what it is to be beloved

Thank You, Lord, for everything You have done for me
what You have said and what You have shown me
I thank You, most of all, for the gift of love and true friendship

These are the gifts which last forever
The only gifts that matter
Lord, You are My Beloved
Saint John, the beloved disciple – pray for us
Amen

STRONG FAITH

Let us ask God Our Father to make our faith strong
Let the Spirit of wisdom speak through us
We dedicate every breath of our lives to You, Lord
You alone are victorious over death

The greatest crown of victory is placed upon Your head, Lord
Lead us to the place where You dwell
Forever and ever
Amen

CHRISTMAS JOY

Christmas joy fills the earth
Right up to the edge of heaven
A sprinkling of joy falling down from the night sky
Like tiny pockets of sparkling lights

Till all the darkness is filled with the light of joyful life
A new life begins
One of eternal and everlasting joy
You, Lord, are the cause of my deep joy

Today, Lord, You have come into the world
And You fill my heart with JOY
Amen

THE EVE OF CHRISTMAS

Today we wait for the birth of Christ
God came into the world as a weak and vulnerable baby
When we look after the weak – we become strong
Lord, help us to take care of the fragile and needy people in our lives

Let us answer their cries for help with love, compassion and tenderness
May all babies be saved from violence and abuse
May all babies be loved as much as Jesus was loved
Through the birth of Christ we pray to be humbly reborn
into the life of Christ
Amen

BLESS US

O bless us, O Lord, with the grace of Your holy presence
Bring us together to a place where love and peace reign supreme
We place our trust in God Our Saviour
He promises to be with us for all time

He takes away all pain and sorrow
He calms our fears
His gentle hand lifts us up
And raises our eyes towards heaven
As we wait in joyful anticipation for the great coming of Our Lord

God shows His presence among us through
the sharing of love in the breaking of bread
We pray for God’s eternal blessing
Amen

O RADIANT DAWN

Lord, You are the cause of our joy
Your radiance fills the whole world with the joy of excited anticipation
Lord, You are the beginning of a new life
Every dawn brings the possibility of radiant sunshine all day long
God shines His love on us through His Beloved Son

We pray for Your Divine Sunshine to enrich our lives
and make them grow in truth and beauty
Our hearts leap for joy at the sound of Your voice
We catch our breath as we feel our hearts pounding within us

Joy, joy and still more joy is to come
We pray that every new dawn brings us peace and love
And never ending joy
Amen

O KEY

Lord Jesus, You are the key to my understanding the will of God
Turn me around to face the truth
Love is the key which opens my heart

Heaven and earth combine together
through the will of Our Blessed Virgin Mary
Her will became the same as God’s will

The key to everlasting happiness is within my grasp
All I have to do is open my heart, welcome Jesus
and ask Him to come in
Amen

ROOT AND BRANCH

Lord, Your love is rooted deep down inside my heart
You have been with me from the beginning
and I pray to be with You at the end of my life
Each day is a branch growing out of the root
and into the world

Every life has a purpose
I pray to hear the word of the Lord
and respond according to God’s will
Amen

RULE AND REIGN

God is with us all
God rules over His Kingdom
with justice and integrity
God teaches us through Jesus,
how to attain a peaceful life

I trust in God always
Be with me, Lord, stay with me
and bring me the peace that only You can give
Jesus, God made Man, ruler and servant at the same time
You are King of Heaven and earth
and Your reign is now and for ever
Amen

WISDOM

The gift of wisdom comes through God’s Holy Spirit
Creator of life – Your presence is everywhere and everlasting
Teach me how to learn from my mistakes

Take me back to the beginning
so I can make sense of everything that has happened to my people
and why I am the person I am

Lord, I ask You to come bringing the spirit of wisdom
into my life
Amen

AUTHORITY

God is the author of life itself
The Word of God carries great authority
It is God who sees with far-seeing eyes
I trust in God’s vision for me

God’s is the only authority to trust
God’s word is truth
God’s wisdom is infinite and everlasting
Lord, help me to know and understand the truth
and wisdom of the authority of God
Amen

SLEEP IN LOVE

Love is the gift that brings us peace
Love ignites the fire in our hearts
Love prepares us
and makes us ready to receive God into our lives

When the day is over
and we have done everything we can,
we pray to God to be in Your everlasting Kingdom
I open my heart to the gift of wisdom
and fall asleep in love
Amen

NO REGRETS

Happy the ones who look back over their lives
and have no regrets
Lord, help me to do what is right, fair and just
To follow Your path wherever it leads me

That way I will never feel I have missed out
on the purpose, beauty and truth of life
Every day is a new chance to change the way I see my life
and always do right by You
Amen

KINGDOM

The glory of God is revealed in the Kingdom of Heaven
The peace of God is placed within our homes
The love of Jesus, Our Lord, lives within our hearts

It is time to be happy
A time of peaceful preparation
when everything is as it should be
Your Kingdom is for everyone who welcomes God
into their hearts, homes and lives
Amen

LEARN

I learn from You, Lord
You are the living example of love and compassion
You give me hope
You renew my strength and my optimism

You share my burden so my life is made easier
and my problems more bearable
Life is a pattern of learning, mostly through mistakes
But You teach me, Lord, in such a way
that I am always learning from You
Amen

SAFE AT LAST

Glory and beauty are Yours, Lord
A beauty that never fades
The truth that lasts forever
I am led to safety by Your guiding hand, Lord

You save me from the fear of loss
Everyone is important to You
You never give up on us
I am safe at last because I am with You,
now and always
Amen

COURAGE

Courage is needed in order to step out of the crowd
and be seen for who we really are
Lord, I pray for courage
Look into my heart and my thoughts
and see I am open to change

I need courage to make vital changes to my life
Change me, Lord, as You see fit
You know me, through and through
The time for peace will return
as I place all my trust in You
Amen

TO SAVE

The thought of seeing Your face, Lord,
saves me from being lost
The sound of Your voice
is all around me
If I listen attentively I will know what to do and where to go

Lord, I pray to save all the lost souls
Cure the sick, comfort the dying,
Raise our spirits in the hope that You are coming soon, to save us
I know You will save each and every one of us
Amen

NO SECRET

The splendour of God is right before my eyes
It is no secret
The truth and beauty of God
is not hidden away from anyone

All I have to do to open my eyes
is to stand before God
and say I believe in You
I have faith

I admit I kept my eyes closed out of fear
but now my eyes are open
I see the love of God in the splendour of creation
all around me
Amen

FOR EVER

Jesus Lord, You are the Word of God
I trust in You
and I believe in the power of Your Word
I trust You

You are God
You stand firm through all the ages
I look to You for justice
and You never let me down

I trust in You
Bless my life and make it holy
Stay in my heart, now and for ever
Amen

HIDDEN

What joy there is in finding a hidden treasure!
That is the moment the glory of God is revealed
in all its goodness, kindness, mercy and compassion
Lord, do not let us hide these gifts from each other

You are the greatest treasure of all
because You reveal to us the hidden face of God
Lord, I ask You to heal the sick and feed the hungry
No suffering is hidden from Your eyes
Amen

ENDLESS PEACE

What joy it is to experience endless peace!
The peace that comes from placing all our trust in God
The happiness, that everyone searches for,
suddenly springs into being
and becomes attainable at last

The day is coming when peace will come
and stay in our lives forever
Blessed be that endless day of peace
Amen

BELIEVE

I believe in God
The One who made me into the person I am
God of peace and giver of love
Fountain of mercy

You protect each and every one of us,
shielding us from danger and harm
God of glory and God of beauty
The joy of a hopeful morning
The peace of a restful night

God of healing
God of forgiveness
I believe in You
Amen

SURVIVE

It is when times are hard
that my faith is tested
I pray for the strength
to survive hardship and distress

But it is when times are easy
that temptation enters the scene
I look around
and there are difficult choices to be made
Lord, in order for me to live a life of goodness
I need You to be with me, to protect me,
at all times
Amen

NEVER PASS AWAY

Lord, I must stand straight
and look upwards to You
I am certain in the knowledge
That, although everything appears to be lost,
Your goodness and love will never pass away

You are with me always, in my waking life
and in my dreaming night
Everything I do, praises and gives glory to You
Nothing good ever passes away for ever
Amen

FEARLESS

Lord Jesus, protect the innocent
Just like You, they are blameless
Let Your mercy shine down on them from heaven
and take away all fear

I am not afraid of the future
Everything is in Your hands, Lord
I trust in the mercy and goodness of God
and this trust will set me free from the debilitating effect of fear
Amen

HANDS

Lord, You hold my breath in Your hands
You bring my life under Your control
I give You my heart, body and soul

Give me the strength to endure hardship, loss and distress
Breathe for me when I cannot breathe
Speak for me when I cannot speak

Take my hands
and make them instruments in carrying out Your will and purpose
here on earth, today and always
Amen

KINGDOM

Nothing on this earth lasts forever
except the love of God
Nothing is under my control
except for the love that lives within my soul

Love saves and love is everlasting
Your Kingdom, Lord, is created from love
and cannot be destroyed by anything on earth
It may appear that all is lost, but love will always shine through
Amen

OFFER

One small act of kindness can mean a great deal
in the order of Your Kingdom, Lord
Lord Jesus, keep me close to You,
so that everything I do is motivated by loving kindness

Every single act of goodness and generosity
has an effect on the world
Lord, bring together into one offering all the goodness and kindness
and multiply it many times
through the eternal power of Your love
Amen

HOPE

Lord Jesus, without hope I am lost
and feel forsaken
But with the gift of endless hope and optimism
I am alive to joy

We are all alive in God
and through You, Lord, we have proof of the resurrection of the dead
Life is full of joy and hope
because God is an eternal presence
Hope brings its own reward
Love everlasting

Never lose hope
Amen

DEEP IN MY HEART

Lord, I pray for the strength and courage I need
to keep my faith alive
I pray to unite myself to You
and never be tempted away from Your presence

You are deep inside my heart
and that is the place where prayer comes from
I pray with all my heart for love to conquer all that is bad
Turn my face away from the sadness
caused by a profound lack of love in this world
Amen

GIFT OF PEACE

Peace is a gift from God
Lord Jesus, You came to offer up Your self
in return for God’s great gift of peace
We pray, every day, to live a peaceful life

I offer my life too, unworthy as I am,
to be an instrument of peace in Mary’s hands
Immaculate Mary, you are a living example of worthiness
God chose Mary to be God’s gift to us
To do God’s will is to be at peace always
Amen

CERTAINTY

One thing we can be absolutely certain of is that,
one day, we will die
We will go back to the beginning
from whence we came

We pray to live a good, holy and productive life
A life lived with no regrets
because we aligned our wills to the will of God
Through You, Lord Jesus, we see Your courage
and in the light of Your certainty, all roads lead us back
to God Our Maker, Our Father in Heaven
Amen

SAVE SOULS

Every soul is worth saving
in life and in death
Every soul searches for something
other than that which is on offer in this world

No search is fruitless
No effort to find the truth is in vain
I pray to save my own soul
and the souls of others
whose intention is to return to God Our Maker
We all need the help of God’s grace to save souls
Amen

EYES

How can I forget Your goodness, Lord?
I see Your healing hands at work everywhere I care to look
The sight of Your loving kindness is overwhelmingly good,
true and beautiful

It is best to look for the good in everyone
When I dwell on the bad things that people do,
it makes me sad
Lord, lift my eyes towards You
and I will see only Your goodness everywhere I look around me
Amen

THE WORD

Lord Jesus, You are the Word of God
Existing before the creation of time
And persisting throughout all the generations,
past, present and to come

You are the all-powerful Word
The means by which we communicate with God and with each other
I pray to hear the Word of God
I pray to speak the words God longs to hear
The Word of God is love indeed and lasts forever and ever
Amen

BEAUTY AND TRUTH

Who can unlock the mysteries of life and death?
Nature takes its course
But we are guided by the hand of God

Lord Jesus, we are created to be beautiful and truthful
We give glory and thanks to God Our Maker
We pray for all those who search for life’s meaning
We ask for enough wisdom to understand our purpose in life
Amen

BECOME WISE

God’s Spirit of Wisdom surpasses all thoughts, deeds
and actions created by us
Wisdom leads us to greater things
even beyond the scope of our imagination

Listen with the spirit and we will hear the breath of God
Wisdom is silent
Wisdom is all pervading
I pray for the power of wisdom
to permeate every fibre of my being
Amen

POWERFUL GIFT

God has the world’s most powerful gifts in His hands
One of those gifts is the gift of healing
I pray for all who need the touch of God’s healing hands

I pray for those who are capable of doing good for others
Let them do everything they can to heal the sick
and offer hope to those afflicted by, seemingly, incurable illnesses
Amen

IN LOVE

Everything that is done in the name of love
is true and sincere
It is a blessing from God
to serve others with love

It becomes second nature
when I let love dictate my path through life
I pray that when I die
love will envelop me, take my hand
and lead me to God My Father in Heaven

God is the source of all love
The love that gives life eternal
Amen

LIFE

Life is a far cry from death
Sometimes, only a sigh away from the final breath
No one knows when that time will come
Only God knows

God watches over every heart, soul and spirit
Lord, keep my faith strong in times of grief, loss and separation
Your love keeps me alive
Wisdom makes me aware of how important my life is
Amen

TRUST

Lord, I know You want me to do well
You trust me to succeed
I have to live up to Your expectations of me
You can see into my heart
and You know whether I can be trusted

Faith is a great reward
as well as being a great responsibility
Lord, bless me and strengthen my faith
Trust me as I place all my trust in You
Amen

VALUE

Lord, help me to use all my skills and resources
to fulfil Your purpose
Remind me that You have made me
in Your image and likeness

I am a person of value
My purpose in life is to serve You
When I look around me I see many possibilities
for future change, growth and development
With Your help, and the help and support of others
I will become useful to You
Amen

JOY

The sun rises
breathing life into a sleeping world
God’s light wakes all that has died in this world
and brings new life into body, soul and spirit

There is great joy in being alive
That which was thought lost has been found again
The one who left me is still with me
when I open my heart to see the joy of another new morning
I rejoice and thank God through Jesus Our Lord
Amen

LOVE

Love is a gift from God,
given freely and received gratefully
The more we love
the more love we receive in return

Love enables us to deal with trials and tribulations
Love strengthens us to overcome all challenges
Love shields us from all harm
We feel loved because we are loved
Thanks be to God for the great gift of love
Amen

INVITATION

I pray to communicate with You, Lord,
soul to soul, spirit to spirit, heart to heart
Listen to the invitation
and accept the path that has been laid out before me

By the help of God’s grace
I pray in alignment with the truth and beauty of God’s purpose
My soul is at peace
wherever I am, whatever condition I am in
because we communicate with one another through the gift of prayer
Amen

GIFT

Once a gift is given,
it cannot be taken back
And putting a price on a gift
means we expect the same amount in return

The only valuable gifts are the ones given freely
with no hope or expectation of repayment
It is an honour and a privilege to give gifts
God honours us with the gifts He gives us freely
through Jesus, His Beloved Son
Amen

ALL SOULS

All our souls belong to God
We came from God and, through Jesus,
we have the chance to go back to God
All things begin and end with God

We pray for all those who have died
Their bodies have left us
but we are consoled by knowing
that all souls return to God Our Maker
and God ensures that love lasts forever
Amen

ALL THE SAINTS

Lord, I pray to do the right thing always
Enable me to make decisions in line with Your thinking
I need all the help I can get
to get through this life without causing harm

Bless everyone who fights the good fight
Goodness is always rewarded by God
We ask all the saints to pray for us
Amen

WITH GOD

God’s love is with me, day and night
throughout the whole of my life
God is with me, at my side,
supporting and encouraging me
as I walk along my way

May God work through me,
making my actions reflect the everlasting power of God’s love
A life with God is a life filled with the wonder of beauty and truth
And of knowing Jesus Christ is Lord
Amen

WAY OF LIGHT

The Light of Your Holy Spirit, Lord,
enables me to see the way to God’s Kingdom
Sometimes, the light shines brightly making the pathway clear
Other times my eyes are dimmed
and I can only feel my way through memory, instinct and intuition

Lord, You clarify my purpose in life
through the light of Your love
I give glory to God’s Holy Spirit
Amen

TIME AND SPACE

It is patience that teaches me
how to handle the gift of time
It is with patience I wait to understand
the significance of spending time in prayer with You, Lord

Time is precious
My actions fill the space around me
I have to determine what to do to build a time
where the Kingdom of God occupies all the time and space around me
Amen

SAVE US

My spirit is connected with Yours, Lord,
through God Our Father
God’s love unites us all
to make us strong in faith and courage

Strong enough to stand up straight
and gaze upwards towards heaven
and cry out for help

And help will come
because God saves us through the gift of healing
Blessed be the One who heals and saves us
Amen

ANOTHER CHANCE

Every breath is a cry for help
when the body is sick, mentally and physically
Holy Spirit, breathe for me
and fill me with spiritual health and well being

I pray to ask for the spiritual gifts instead of unspiritual things
Your Spirit, Lord, takes me by the hand and makes me well
I become well enough to thrive in times of neglect
God gives me another chance to turn my life around
as I pray for God’s help
Amen

IN GOOD HANDS

Lord, so many things happen
which are beyond my control
Even with the benefit of prior knowledge
I am unable to avoid them

There is not much I can do
But You, Lord, have everything in Your hands
I hand over my life to You and I know I am in good hands
Lord, take care of me when I cannot
and make good use of my life
Amen

PEACE

Lord, bring an end to division
and let there be peace
Where there is no love
there is division

People live apart from one another
separated by an absence of love
Lord, Your love brings us together
I take shelter in the protection of Your love

I accept the presence of division
and I pray for love to bring us all a lasting peace
Amen

NATURAL GRACE

It is by the help of Your grace, Lord, that I do right by You
It becomes as natural to me as all my physical senses
I know, instinctively, what is right and what is wrong
Through the gift of Your grace

Your grace, Lord, helps and guides me
along the path of righteousness
that leads me straight towards You
Amen

ADAPT

I pray for God’s grace to help me adapt
to my changing circumstances
Acceptance is the first step to making changes
which are necessary in order to live a good life

I stand, already aware that change must come
I ask for Your abundant gift of grace
to fill me with courage and readiness
to accept and adapt to great changes all around me
Amen

GOD KNOWS

No one knows the date and time of death
No one has to convince me that the time to die will come
So it is wise to be ready
and live every day to the fullest of my capability

But also, at the same time, prepare myself to return to God
Lord, enrich my soul in ways beyond my imagination,
so that the path to eternal life
becomes smooth and straightforward
Amen

A GIFT

Faith is a gift
given freely to us
through God’s Holy Spirit

I pray to cherish this gift
and keep it close to my heart
Every word of mine becomes a prayer driven by the Holy Spirit
Send words, Lord, to encourage and support all of us
who are in need of help and healing
Amen

FAITH HEALS

Saint Luke – pray for us
It is my faith in You, Lord, that keeps me strong
You protect me from harm
I know You are alongside me
through all my troubles and distress

You alone are the source of my happiness
Keep my eyes focussed on You, Lord,
Help all who heal the sick and make them strong in faith
You love each and every one of us
Saint Luke we ask you to pray for our healing
Amen

LEARN

I can learn from past mistakes, Lord,
with the help of Your grace
I can draw wisdom from past history
and apply it to the present

Lord, do not let me take what is bad into my future
Help me to leave behind all that disturbs me
and takes away my peace
Allow me to build my future on love, mercy and forgiveness
I am in Your hands, Lord
Amen

GOOD JUDGE

God is the best judge
God is fair and impartial
Only God sees everything – everything that is good
and everything that is bad

Only God is in the position to judge
We judge according to our best or worst principles
We can be right or wrong
So, let us leave the judgement to the best
and only judge – God, Our Father in Heaven
Amen

ON DISPLAY

Both good and bad deeds are visible to the human eye
But no one can see what we are thinking or planning to do
Under the cover of darkness
we think we have escaped from view

Only God sees our thoughts and intentions
Let us act as if everything hidden and acted on in secret
is on display
Then, with the help of God’s grace
we will stop causing harm around us

Saint Teresa of Avila, pray for us
Amen

MAKE KNOWN

The best I can do with my life is to make it holy
A life of holiness is better than a million words
It is my duty to make it known
that Jesus Christ is the One who leads all of us to holiness

God’s sign is Jesus Christ made Man – human and divine at the same time
I know Jesus lives in me
And I in Him
Amen

HOME

Lord, You lead me out of the cold darkness
and into the warmth of Your everlasting light
Home is the place that draws me close to You, Lord

A place of safety
A place of peace
Where, together, we climb the holy mountain of prayer

I ask God to bless my heart and my home
Make it a warm place of welcome
My heart and my spirit dwell within my home
Amen

DIVINE

The power of God is immense and everlasting
I believe in Divine Providence
God’s mercy is boundless and without end
God judges everything with an even hand

Nothing escapes the eyes of the Lord
I believe in Divine Retribution
Every bad deed returns to haunt the perpetrator
Just as every good deed is rewarded by God Our Father in Heaven
Amen

TRUST IN PRAYER

God is just, right and fair
I place all my trust in God
I know God hears every prayer

Who can I turn to in time of need?
Who is the One who can really help me?
Only God knows me
and God knows what I need

God is patient and so should I be
God listens and I am listening too
Lord, turn my face towards God Our Father in Heaven
I pray with all my heart to be close to You
God loves me unconditionally
Amen

OVER AND OVER

Lord, do not let me give in to life’s temptations
Protect me from danger and harm
God Our Father forgives over and over again
There is no limit to God’s mercy and forgiveness

Joy is the order of the day
The joy of taking part in God’s Plan
The joy of praying through Jesus Our Lord to God Our Father in Heaven
over and over again
Amen

ATTENTIVE

Lord, help me to put aside the worries and anxieties of life
and concentrate on listening to You
The path to God is a straightforward one

If I attend to the sound of Your voice, Lord,
I will always find myself on the right track
I pray to be attentive to the Word of God
through Jesus Our Lord
Amen

PRAY

Our Lady of the Rosary,
teach me how to pray lovingly, every day
Remind me of everything God has done for me
Fill me with the joy of praying with you

You are the Mother of God
Through your powerful intercession all our prayers are heard
by God Our Father in Heaven
Our Lady of the Rosary – pray for us
Amen

RESCUE

I plead for help
and God rescues me
I am not going to perish
because God sees my plight, my pain and my torment

Let us pray for the lost that they may seek help
God helps anyone and everyone who is needy
But first we need courage to accept the situation we have put ourselves in
and search for a way out
God rescues the poor, the needy and the broken hearted
Amen

LOST SOUL

Prayer saves the lost soul
The lost soul who searches for all the wrong things in all the wrong places
The lost soul who has turned away from God
and refuses to listen to God

The lost soul hurts others out of anger and jealousy
I believe no soul is lost while ever there is a breath in the body
and room in the heart for a complete turnaround
And then the heart of the soul is no longer lost
because love has come in
Amen

ENJOY

God wants me to enjoy every moment of life
Perpetual joy exists in a heart that trusts completely in God
I am free to enjoy myself
because God gives me a peaceful and beautiful life

I enjoy listening to the Word of God
I love to understand the wisdom of Your Word
Every day becomes a day of enjoyment in the presence of God
I pray with joy in my heart
to be in God’s Kingdom on earth and in heaven
Amen

GUARDIAN

Guardian Angel of my soul
Stand by me and stay with me all my life long
Be my help through the day and all through the night
Do not abandon me when the world turns my mind away from you

Hide me under the shelter of your wings
where I can see the brilliance of your face all the time
Raise me up and support me on this earth
O Guardian Angel of mine
Amen

THE LITTLE FLOWERS

Thank You, Lord, for all the little flowers
The sight of them brings joy to my heart
Thank You for the innocence of children
They bring out the best in us

We pray to respond to their needs with love and respect
We pray every little one grows up straight and strong
Towards the warmth and light of Divine Sunshine
We pray for the intercession of Our Lady

We ask for the prayers of all the saints
Especially Saint Therese de Lisieux – the little flower
St Therese – pray for us today and always
Amen

A LESSON

Lord, You speak to me in so many different ways
I have much to learn about life, love and forgiveness
Teach me to take my position
and keep me close to You

For Your hand steadies me, protects me from harm
and points me in the right direction
Life can be complex and difficult to understand
But with You, life is very simple and straightforward
Amen

VISION

Lord, I see Your protection all around me
Shielding me from pain and suffering
I rejoice because I am safe
I am held within Your powerful hands

Lord, there are many things I cannot see
and will never understand
But I trust in Your vision
You, who see everything, help me to see something
that makes sense of everything to me
Amen

SERVE

What have I done so far in my life?
How have I used my gifts to serve God?
There comes a time to reassess
where I am going
and what am I going to do with the rest of my life

Who am I to God?
Lord, You are with me, always
You are the living Christ of God
Guide me and give me the courage to serve You
all the days of my life
Amen

REFLECT

There is a time to reflect on life and how it is going
How close am I to God?
How important is God to me?

Lord, I owe You everything
All that I have and all that I will ever have
I know You are with me, Lord,
because all the stresses and anxieties of life melt away and disappear

Peace is the gift You give to me, Lord
Peace be with us all in the name of the Lord Jesus
Amen

THANKS

God is with us in everything we say and do
In the good times and in the bad times
God is with us, giving us the strength to go on

God is with us throughout our sadness and disappointments
God is merciful and forgiving
That is why every day is a thank You gift to God for all our blessings
Lord, we ask You to heal us and to have mercy on us
Amen

SORRY

The day begins with a greeting to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Let us greet one another accordingly, with love and respect
Then we acknowledge we have wronged God
and one another, knowingly or unknowingly
But we say sorry, anyway

That is how You ask us to live and love each other
We all belong to Your family
Lord, bring us together with Your blessing
Our Lady of Walsingham – pray for us
Amen

LIGHT

By offering everything I have to God I gain everything in return
God is with me, always
I am here to serve God
I pray to hear and understand the will of God

I am responsible for my life and how I live it
I choose to know, love and serve God in the best way possible
Lord, Your light shows up everything
My light needs to shine like Your light
Day and night
And forever
Amen

NOBLE

If I follow Your example, Lord,
I will have all the courage I need
to live a good and productive life

By the help of Your grace,
my heart is open to hear Your Word
and act accordingly

The greatest and most noble Being in the universe is God
I pray to have a noble and generous heart
through the love and grace of Jesus Our Lord
Amen

FAITHFUL

In order to keep my faith strong,
I have to work hard on it
Lord, help me to be patient, kind and gentle at all times
especially when I am tempted by the values of this world

My faith teaches me the real value of life – a life of truth and beauty
which belongs, at all times, to God
I pray with all the resources I have to be close to You, Lord,
and serve You till the end of my days
And always
Amen

SPIRITUAL GIFT

Thank You, Lord, for the gift of prayer
Through prayer we are united in life
and in death

Thank You, Lord, for the great gifts of love
and forgiveness
Through love we learn to know how God works in us to do good

Thank You, Lord, for all the spiritual gifts I receive,
those I know about
and those which I have yet to discover how to put to best use
Amen

WISDOM AND TRUTH

When I am lost
and I do not know what to think or do
I turn to You, Lord
You are the truth of God

You draw me to Yourself
and give me wisdom through Your Holy Spirit
No one loses their way through life
when the light of God’s truth shines in front of them
It is impossible to go wrong
I pray to be close to You, Lord
Always
Amen

PERFECT LIFE

Lord, You give us so many gifts,
it is only right that we use them well
To live as perfect a life as we possibly can
Even death becomes a natural consequence of life

We are full of imperfections
so we pray for God’s help to place us on the path
that leads to perfection
A perfect life deserves a peaceful and happy death
Amen

PRAYER ANSWERED

Lord Jesus, I pray that through Your goodness
I learn how to be patient, kind, trusting
and obedient to Your will

We are all asked to do something for God
I pray to serve God
in the ways God has chosen for me
It is through listening in prayerful peace and quiet
that we learn the will of God
Amen

TRIUMPH OF THE CROSS

Lord, You died on the tree of life
You died to give us all eternal life
We are all forgiven by virtue of Your mercy
Your patience with us is immense

Your goodness is everlasting
You are the triumphant testimony of the great love God has
for each and every one of us
All we have to do is to be sorry for our sins
and ask for God’s forgiveness
Amen

SEE TRUTH

Lord, the truth of Your love is everywhere to be seen
Open the eyes of my heart to see all Your goodness around me
It is a beautiful world,
marred only by our inability to see Your truth

Have mercy on me, a sinner
I pray to be a better person, constantly
Amen

LOVE AND PEACE

Peace comes out of love
Love comes from God
Love is the breath of life
Through which we sing praise to the glory of God

Lord, show me how to love without holding back
To love with a sincere and open heart is truly a great gift from God
May the peace of God reign supreme over all of us,
today and always
Amen

A NEW START

Lord, bless me in the morning
as soon as I wake up
Take the day and wrap it around Your hands,
along with me, my body and soul

Renew and refresh my spirit
by giving me grace and guidance
Turn my face away from bad things
and draw me towards Your joyful radiance
With Your help, I start again, anew, today
Amen

POWER OF GOD

Lord God, Your power is immense
I pray to ask You to help me to do Your will
When I am sick and in trouble I turn to You
and ask for healing

Your power heals, in ways beyond my imagination and understanding
I am not perfect, Lord
But I am trying my best
Amen

LISTEN

Lord, help me to make up for lost time
There have been many times I have not been listening to You
But You have helped me to stop and listen

You taught me what it is to be healed
And what is important in life
By listening to You, Lord, I learn the right way to be
Regardless of what others may say or think or do
I follow You
Amen

GOOD NEWS

Lord, it is good to know You forgive us
Good to be close to You
Good to listen to Your voice
Good to receive Your mercy
Good to be peaceful

To know for certain that You love us, constantly
There is nothing new under the sun
God’s love is eternal
And the old and the new become One
Through You, Lord Jesus Christ
Amen

WISE WORDS

Wisdom is the gift of the Holy Spirit
God is with us from the beginning of time
and will be there at the end also
Everything joins together in perfect harmony
and makes sense through the Word of God

Lord Jesus, every word You say is wise
We pray to learn these wise words
and put them into practice
We are One Body in Christ
Amen

JOY

It is a joy to pray for everyone who needs God’s help
Lord, make my life full with prayer
I thank You for everything you have done for me
I pray to know You

And I pray to know what You will me to do for You
Ii put all my trust in God
because God knows what is best for me
I pray every day, joyfully
Amen

PRAY TOGETHER

Lord Jesus, You have brought us together
and made us into one people
We are the people who belong to God
in this world and the next

Through You, Lord, I learn to pray
I pray for healing for all who are sick in mind, body and spirit
Lay Your hands upon my head, Lord
I pray for healing and I pray for forgiveness
Amen

UNITED

Lord, unite us all in Your love – living and dead
We are all One Body in You, Lord Jesus Christ
Lord, strengthen our faith, our hope and our trust
They are the pillars of life
They keep us upright, strong and alive to Your Word

Unite us all in health and wellbeing
Lead us to eternal salvation

SADNESS

When times are hard
and sadness overwhelms me I remember that we all come from God
and we all go back to God
Lord, my grief is short lived

I have no doubt that God is always with me
In the darkness and in the light
When people turn against me
I stand up for the truth
and I am not afraid to walk away
from sadness and disappointment
Amen