Novena Prayer In Honour Of The Immaculate Conception

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O Mary Immaculate! Guard with loving care this country dedicated to thee. Let thy purity keep it pure. Watch over its institutions. As thou art the Refuge of all sinners, this country is the refuge of the exiled and the oppressed. Guide it ever in the ways of peace. Let not its prosperity be its ruin. Alas! Many of its children, who know not what t...
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NOVENA TO THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

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  O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, did prepare a worthy dwelling place for Your Son, we beseech You that, as by the foreseen death of this, Your Son, You did preserve Her from all stain, so too You would permit us, purified through Her intercession, to come unto You. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Your S...
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A PRAYER FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS

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O God, from whom all power comes, by whose Divine will all must abide, we thank You for our civil liberties and freedom, for our opportunities and our privileges. We beg of You to bless, assist, and enlighten the Senators from our State (here mention their names) and the Congressman for our District (here mention his name). May they prove worthy of...
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A PRAYER FOR ONE’S CALLING

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 Jesus, Divine Caller of vocations, You invite some to chosen professions, Others to distinctive spiritual work! Your call may reflect one's ambitions, Or may be a command to a special calling. Inspire me to always know within my heart, What particular type of work is fitting To do Your will at that particular time. Your many callings vary imm...
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A BIRTH MOTHER’S PRAYER

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  Blessed are those who choose life for they shall experience the radiance of eternal life. Lord, I have chosen life, but my heart is saddened. My child is cuddled in another mother's arms. Mother Mary bless the adopted parents, who could not give life. I know my child is safe and loved. Comfort my aching heart. Turn my mourning into joy. Amen...
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A PRAYER FOR THE VIRTUE OF COMPASSION

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 Compassionate and merciful Jesus, My heart longs for Your perfection. Not only do You share in my sufferings, You have voluntarily accepted them. Your proficiency at perceiving my soul Is compared to reading large fonts in a book: Nothing is hidden from Your panorama! Your merciful nature knows my intentions. Considering my continuous weaknes...
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AN UNCEASING PRAYER

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  Dear Father, who answers our prayers, Help me to be steadfast in my praying to you, even to stay awake that I may pray! Fill my life with thanksgiving to you. O God, I pray for all your servants everywhere that you may open a door for us to proclaim your Word, to declare the now-public secret, Christ crucified, glorified, and coming, and to ...
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A FATHER’S BLESSING

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​ Father, I thank you for the gift of my family for whom I now pray and upon whom I now ask you to shower your blessings. With St. Joseph as my guide, may I always be ready to spend my life for them. Bless my wife whom you have given to me as my spouse, sharing in your wondrous work of creation. May I see her as my equal and treat her with the love...
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A PRAYER FOR THE DISABLED

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  God of Compassion, in Jesus Christ You cared for those who were blind and deaf, crippled or slow to learn. Though all of us need help, give special care to those who are disabled, particularly (mention names here). By our concern may they know the love You have for them, and come to trust in You, through Jesus Christ Who came to heal. Amen.
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PRAYER AGAINST DEPRESSION (By Saint Ignatius of Loyola)

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 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 thr...
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A PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE FROM AN UNPROVIDED DEATH

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​ Hear us, O God of our salvation! and issue not the decree for the completion of our days before Thou forgivest us our sins; and because penance avails not in hell, and there is no room there for amendment, therefore do we humbly pray and beseech Thee here on earth, that, giving us time to pray for pardon, Thou wouldst grant us also forgiveness of...
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A PRAYER FOR CANDLE MASS DAY

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​ Lord Jesus Christ, You are the true Light enlightening every soul born into this world. Today we celebrate the feast of Candlemas. Before Holy Mass, the priest blesses the candles, whose wax is the humming summer's work of countless bees. The flames of these candles will shed their light upon the altar at the Holy Sacrifice. Help us to realize, t...
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A PRAYER IN A COUNTRY CEMETERY

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  Dear Lord, here lie in their last rest, the boys and girls, the men and women that worked on the land. They knew the meaning of hard work. They knew the joy and peace that is the product of labour. Now we trust they know the peace and happiness of everlasting life with You. They watched the sun rise often, winter and summer, over these hills...
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A PRAYER IN COMMEMORATION OF THE SEVEN WORDS SPOKEN BY JESUS ON THE CROSS

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  God, come unto my assistance. R. O Lord, make haste to help me. V. Glory be, etc. R. As it was, etc. The First Word Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. Dear Jesus, who for love of me dost suffer upon the Cross in order to pay with Thy sufferings the debt of my sins and dost open Thy Divine lips to obtain for me their remiss...
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ACT OF CONTRITION BEFORE HOLY COMMUNION

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I desire, O my Saviour, humbly to offer Thee the sacrifice of a troubled spirit and a contrite heart. I grieve from my inmost heart that I have ever offended Thee by my sins, Thee my God and my chief good, Thee who art so gracious to me, and so oft refreshest me in Thy Blessed Sacrament. I grieve especially for the sins of [name(s) of the person(s)...
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FOR CONFIDENCE IN THE STORM OF LIFE

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Lord, we are very much aware our lives are fragile, that dangers are all around us, that storms of various kinds threaten us. We are concerned about health, we fear crime and violence, we know that accidents can happen in a twinkle of an eye, we worry about finances, we are anxious about members of our family. So we pray for protection, for confide...
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A PRAYER FOR CONFIDENCE IN GOD (By Thomas Merton)

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Dear God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following Your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe this: I believe that the desire to please You does in fact please You. I hope I have ...
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ACT OF CONSECRATION TO JESUS

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Lord Jesus Christ, I consecrate myself today anew and without reserve to Your Divine Heart. I consecrate to You my body with all its senses, my soul with all its faculties, my entire being. I consecrate to You all my thoughts, words and deeds, all my sufferings and labours, all my hopes, consolations and joys. In particular I consecrate to You this...
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A PRAYER IN TIME OF DEBT

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  Almighty, everlasting God, we beg of You to help us soon to pay off our debts to our fellowmen. Give us strength and courage to persevere until the last penny is paid. Give patience to those to whom we are in debt, and let them not treat us unjustly. Help us have great confidence in You and in the workings of Your providence, trusting that Y...
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THE PRAYER, DEDICATION OF THE RURAL FAMILY TO THE DIVINE MERCY

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  Almighty and merciful Father, whom Your only-begotten Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, has named the Husbandman, or Farmer, graciously accept our praise and adoration. All things were made by You and all that we have is Yours. Our lives and our talents, our home and furnishings, the soil and its fruits, the animals and their abode, sunshine and ...
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