Prayers with Purpose

Meal Prayer During Advent

Posted on December 10, 2020 in: Prayers with Purpose

After the candle(s) of the household Advent Wreath are lit all say: Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation: in the darkness and in the light. Blessed are you in this food and in our sharing. Blessed are you as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever. Come, Lord Jesus!

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Prayer for a Pandemic

Posted on March 18, 2020 in: Prayers with Purpose

Prayer For A Pandemic May we who are merely inconvenienced  Remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors Remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from home Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent. May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close. Remember those who have no options. May we who have to cancel our trips Remember those that have no safe place to go.  May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market Remember those who m...

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Easter Daily Devotion

Posted on April 21, 2019 in: Prayers with Purpose

Alleuia! Rejoice and be glad! Let the joy of your resurrection fill me today, O Lord. Alleuia! Rejoice and be glad! Let the spirit's grace and pwer bless me and guide my way today, O Lord. Alleuia! Rejoice and be glad! Strengthen me to be a sign of your life, a hearal of you love each day, O Lord. Alleuia! Rejoice and be glad!

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Breakfast Prayer

Posted on March 30, 2019 in: Prayers with Purpose

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us this day. May this meal be blessed as we gather to celbrate together. May your love be shared amongst us as we enjoy the gift of fellowship. May we remember to give out the grace and forgiveness that you have freely given us. And may we always give thanks for your sacrificial love.  Amen

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Almighty and eternal God, You blessed the union of married couples so that they might reflect  the union of Christ with his Church: look with kindness on them. Renew their marriage covenant, increase your love in them, and strengthen their bond of peace so that, with their children, they may always rejoice in the gift of your blessing. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

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The baby’s crying, the dog is whining, and you need to leave for work in five minutes. Finding time for prayer can seem impossible. Amid the busyness of family life, how can one respond to God’s ongoing invitation to speak with and listen to him? Here are ten pointers to help you do just that. Pray as you can, not as you can’t. God calls most Christians to an active life in the world, with family, work and community responsibilities. Such a call, while holy, does not usually allow for long periods of prayer and reflection. Lay people can become discouraged when they try to pray like a cloistered con...

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O blessed Saint Anthony! The grace of God has made thee a powerful advocate in all necessities, and the patron for the restoration of things lost or stolen. To thee I turn today with childlike love and heartfelt confidence. Oh, how many thousands hast thou miraculously aided in the recovery of lost goods! Thou wast the counselor of the erring, the comforter of the afflicted, the healer of the sick, the raiser of the dead, the deliverer of the captive, the refuge of the afflicted. To thee do I hasten, O blessed Saint Anthony! Help me in my present affliction. I recommend what I have lost to thy care, in the secure hope tha...

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Merciful Father, we ask your blessing on all we do to build a culture of life. Hear our prayers for those impacted by the death penalty. We pray for all people, that their lives and dignity as children of a loving God may be respected and protected in all stages and circumstances. We pray for victims of violence and their families, that they may experience our love and support and find comfort in your compassion and in the promise of eternal life. We pray for those on death row, that their lives may be spared, that the innocent may be freed and that the guilty may come to acknowledge their faults and seek reconcil...

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