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The Prayers for Life in Ordinary Time
The Prayers for Life in Ordinary Time
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Dear Lord, I deeply desire peace and stillness in my life. Grant me the grace to spend silent time with You today and everyday. May I sit still for a few moments – in front of the Blessed Sacrament or envisioning You in my mind’s eye – and simply gaze upon You in silence. I breathe in Your Love. I surrender myself to You fully. Thank You for filling me with all that I need. Amen.
“Contemplation brings us into God’s sweetness, it decreases sadness, it gives us rest from the distraction of the senses, blessing us with the ability to perceive more keenly interior inspirations from God; and it increases, strengthens and directs our affections toward God.” St. Thomas Aquinas
Jesus, You know each of my hurts, each sin committed against me. Pour Your Mercy out upon me that I might be merciful towards those who have hurt me. Help me to forgive so I can be freed, so I can be healed. I am ready to choose forgiveness, to make the decision to release the one who has injured me and in doing so to free myself from the chains of resentment and bitterness. Thank You Jesus, for covering my wounds with Your soothing balm, easing the pain and providing the grace I need to surrender all into Your hands. In Your Name I pray, Amen.
Use the simple prayer below to free yourself from the bond of unforgiveness:
In the name of Jesus, I forgive _________ for __________ [name the specific injury]. Repeat as many times as necessary.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you. ~ Ephesians 4:32
My Beloved Jesus, I desire to see myself through Your eyes of Love. Please remove all lies and distortions that veil my vision of myself. May I see Your Truth in my own eyes, a reflection of my image in Your eyes… the gaze of pure Love, the look that heals and reveals my true beauty. I uncover my face, my heart, my brokenness and open my eyes before You. Come Lord and see me as I am, for I believe Your looking upon me will heal and restore me. In Your Name I pray, Amen.
“You made me worthier of being seen since Your loving glance left in me grace and beauty.”-St. John of the Cross
O Holy Spirit, divine Spirit of light and love, I give myself to You; my understanding, my heart and my will. I give You my whole being, for time and for eternity. May my understanding be always obedient to Your heavenly inspirations and the teachings of the holy Catholic Church, of which You are the unfailing Guide. May my heart be ever inflamed with love of God and of my neighbor. May my will be ever conformed to the Divine Will. May my whole life be a faithful following of the life and virtues of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom with the Father and You be honor and glory forever. Amen!
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. – John 14:26
Dear Jesus, my wonderful Counselor and Prince of Peace, heal my mind today. Be present to me now and, in Your compassion, ease my troubles and lighten my emotional burdens. I pray that I may experience calmness, tranquility and peace this day. Help me to grow in faith and love and protect my heart, mind and emotions from all evil influence, from all temptation to think thoughts that pull me out of Your peace and into anxiety or worry. Jesus, I place my trust and confidence in You, my ever present help in times of trouble. I pray in Jesus name, Amen!
“Take every thought captive to obey Christ.”-2 Corinthians 9:8
Heavenly Father, You are trustworthy and all Your words are true. You are the solid foundation, My Rock upon whom I build my trust. You are steady and ever true, always present when I need You most. Grant me endurance for this and every day. Open my eyes, Jesus, that I may see You in every moment. You are always with me and You will never leave me. Let this truth settle in my heart and give me unending peace amid the chaos of daily life and the anxious thoughts that spiral around my mind. Jesus, I trust in you. You make me strong when I am weak. I pray all this in your name, Amen.
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. – Psalm 18:2
Heavenly Father, I believe that You are walking beside me today and, in every moment, loving me and caring for me as Your precious daughter. I give my life to You again today. I take my place in Your cross and death, Your resurrection and life, Your ascension and authority. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit and live through me today; love through me. Jesus, thank You for coming for me and ransoming me with Your own life. I pray to know Your love for me more deeply, more truly, today. Help me to know Your heart toward me and toward my life. I love You. I need You. I trust You. In Your most holy name, Amen.
“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear” – Luke 12:7
– Adapted from a prayer by Stasi Eldredge in her book “You are Captivating.”
Jesus, You are the Lord of all, I will seek you with all my heart. In all that I do, I want to serve you, worship you, and adore you – through my actions, words, and life. I will follow you to find true peace and joy. Help me to remember who I am – a beloved daughter, sister, and friend. I am made in your image and likeness, perfect as I am and yet also very human and weak. You came to die for everyone, but also just for me because you love me deeply and perfectly. How unworthy I am, but you say that I am good and worth it, and so I believe. In Jesus name, Amen!
I desire to learn from You, my patient teacher, how to live each day, each hour, each moment with awareness of Your loving Presence and ever-falling shower of Grace.
Teach me, Lord, how to open myself to receive Your life-giving gift of Grace again and again, right here, where You continually offer it – in the sacrament of the moment… the perpetual now.
Thank You for this slow and steady shower of love and mercy raining down upon the dry, barren desert places in my mind, heart, soul, and life.
Grant me the ability to see and experience the blossoming of hope, healing, and fruit of the Spirit that always accompany the grateful receptivity of Your Grace.
In Your Holy Name, I pray. Amen
Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our LORD. – 2 Peter 1:2
Dear Jesus, thank You for sanctifying my thoughts this day. I give you permission to draw my awareness to any thoughts I may think today that are not of You – the confusion, distractions, worries, and what-ifs – and remind me to release them into Your Hands. You are here with me in this moment and here with You I will stay. Moment-by-moment, thank You for breathing new life within me, renewing my thoughts for my good and Your Glory.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind. – Romans 12:2
I was dry bones, Lord.
I was… skin and bones… nearly dead.
But You have made flesh grow on me,
covered me with new skin,
and breathed life… Your Life and Spirit… into my bones….
into my heart, my soul, my mind.
I have come to life!
You have opened my grave and risen me to life…
life with You… Life in Your Love…
and I know You are God…
my Lord and my God.
In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
“Then you shall know that I am the LORD,
when I open your graves and have you rise from them,
O my people!
I will put my spirit in you that you may live” – Ezekial 37:13-14
Please untie the ‘nots’ that are in my heart, my mind and my life. Remove the have nots, the can nots and the do nots that fill my mind. Erase the will nots, may nots and might nots that find a home in my heart. Release me from the could nots, would nots and should nots that obstruct my life.
Most of all, I ask that You remove from my heart, my mind and my life all of the am nots that I have allowed to hold me back, especially the thought that I am not good enough.
In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
Adapted from a prayer found in the St. Mary’s Church bulletin, Saugerties NY
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:37-39