Yenra : Shared Prayers : Prayers Passed Down


Reading From the Mirror of Love by Saint Aelred, abbot Christ, the model of brotherly love The perfection of brotherly love lies in the love of one's enemies. We can find no greater inspiration for this than grateful remembrance of the wonderful patience of Christ. He who is more fair than all the sons of men offered his fair face to be spat upon by sinful men; he allowed those eyes that rule the universe to be blindfolded by wicked men; he bared his back to the scourges; he submitted that head which strikes terror in principalities and powers to the sharpness of the thorns; he gave himself up to be mocked and reviled, and at the end endured the cross, the nails, the lance, the gall, the vinegar, remaining always gentle, meek and full of peace. In short, he was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and like a lamb before the shearers he kept silent, and did not open his mouth. Who could listen to that wonderful prayer, so full of warmth, of love, of unshakeable serenity - Father, forgive them - and hesitate to embrace his enemies with overflowing love? Father, he says, forgive them. Is any gentleness, any love, lacking in this prayer? Yet he put into it something more. It was not enough to pray for them: he wanted also to make excuses for them. Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. They are great sinners, yes, but they have little judgement; therefore, Father, forgive them. They are nailing me to the cross, but they do not know who it is that they are nailing to the cross: if they had known, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory; therefore, Father, forgive them. They think it is a lawbreaker, an impostor claiming to be God, a seducer of the people. I have hidden my face from them, and they do not recognise my glory; therefore, Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. If someone wishes to love himself he must not allow himself to be corrupted by indulging his sinful nature. If he wishes to resist the promptings of his sinful nature he must enlarge the whole horizon of his love to contemplate the loving gentleness of the humanity of the Lord. Further, if he wishes to savour the joy of brotherly love with greater perfection and delight, he must extend even to his enemies the embrace of true love. But if he wishes to prevent this fire of divine love from growing cold because of injuries received, let him keep the eyes of his soul always fixed on the serene patience of his beloved Lord and Saviour. Amen.
Let us, then, approach with confidence God, the giver of all grace; we will obtain mercy and through his favor help in due time. Hebrews 4:16.
Divine Mercy 3 O`clock Prayer....The hour of great Mercy...You expired Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us....O blood and water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in you....Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and the whole world (3 times)....Jesus, King of Mercy, I trust in You. Amen
A Marriage Prayer LORD,help us to remeber when we first met and the strong love that grew between us. To work that love into practical things so nothing can divide us. We ask for words both kind and loving, and for hearts always ready to ask forgiveness as well as to forgive. DEAR LORD, we put our marriage into your hands. Amen
A Marriage Prayer LORD,help us to remeber when we first met and the strong love that grew between us. To work that love into practical things so nothing can divide us. We ask for words both kind and loving, and for hearts always ready to ask forgiveness as well as to forgive. DEAR LORD
Prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. O Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere , for sinners in the Universal Church, for those in my own home and for those within my family. Amen....Jesus Mary save souls.
Thank you, God, for sustaining me through all my trials. Thank you for giving me a place to stay until I find a home. Thank you for good friends, please bless them. Thank you for my family, please bless them. I love you for being so kind and giving to me. RD
Heavenly Father~ YOU HEARD OUR PRAYERS!! Elizabeth Smart is home in the arms of her family today, because you helped her. I have never held a stranger so close to my heart as I have Elizabeth. I do not get the chance to say so often, but Father, I believe in you. Bless us all. CES
Thank you Lord for agood confession this Lenten season.
Prayer to end Abortion Our God who at in Heaven, You give us children as a gift, fruit of the womb, and a blessing to every home to the glory of Your Holy name and for the betterment of mankind We are really very sorry for seeing these children as burden through abortion. We beg You to touch our lives to realize the fact that life is sacred and no one have the "license" to destroy it especially through abortion of any kind. We still beg you to give us the strength to work hard to eliminate this evil in our midst. We ask You to always put before us the punishment of death and hell fire whenever we are faced with the option of abortion. Let it always come to our mind that if You (Lord Jesus Christ) were aborted as an unwanted pregnancy, we wouldn't have being alive today. Lord, help us not to forget that "to kill in the name of progress is not allowed", "the right to life include the right to be born", an unborn child is the image of God as well as the mother of the unborn", "God is our creator, He alone have the right to decide on who exit or not". Raise up for us, God-fearing leaders who care for us and who will lead us through the path of Holiness, peace, prosperity and progress. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. Obi-Akpere E.E.M. Nigeria.
Oh, Jesus, please bring the abusers to justice who have no right to speak in your name
How are you! I am a Chinese Fr. in Korea. I am very pleased to know you. I hope that pray for me our Chinese Church. Then I'll thank you very mech. God bless you! Fr.Anthony in Korea Fr.
PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the hour of battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God restrain him, we humbly pray and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits, who roam through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen. Margaret MOTC
TEACH ME YOUR WORD (For private recitation only) Oh Lord, teach me Your Word. By the power of Your Holy Spirit Who dwells in me, teach me Your Word. Teach me oh Holy Spirit to understand my Lord and God through the Word. Amen. Margaret MOTC
OH, HUMBLE SWEET MOTHER (For private recitation only) Oh Sweet Mother Mary, Queen of the universe and Mother of all, I implore you this very day, and give you everything I say, I ask you Sweet Mother to perfume my heart with the fragrance of heaven; the fragrance which is really Jesus, your Son. I place all the burdens of my mind and heart into your Immaculate Heart. Oh, sweet and humble Lady, make me like you, humble and pure, so that I may endure all that this life will impart. Oh, sweet and humble Lady, make my heart like your Heart, a golden treasure for Jesus to live in. Amen. Margaret MOTC
PRAYER TO ST JOSEPH IN TIMES OF NEED (For private recitation only) "Sweet obedient and gentle Joseph, you always did the will of the Father when you were on earth. I ask you dear St. Joseph to provide for the following need (mention necessity here). I pray this glorifies our Heavenly Father on earth. In silence St. Joseph, I wait as you waited by Our Lady's side when you were on earth. Amen." (Note:- This prayer can be said as a nine-day novena or it can be said daily.) MargaretMOTC
"OH HEARTS OF LOVE" Prayer accompanying the Triumph of the Cross Through the Two Hearts Medal (For private recitation only) "Oh hearts of love and mercy, we plead on behalf of all mankind, that you send a burning love into our hearts. Oh Sweet Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary, come and touch all the souls of the world, and fill them with peace, purity and love for your Two Pure Hearts. We are Your pilgrims begging You for mercy on the world. Amen. Margaret MOTC
"SEEK YE THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN" (For private recitation only) 'Lord, help me to seek your kingdom first above all else. Help me not to desire things of this earth, But things that only give birth; birth to life, To you, Who are life itself.' "Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us. Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. Amen. Margaret MOTC
"OH SHEPHERD OF MY HEART" (For private recitation only) "Oh Shepherd of my heart, please never part Let me sing your praises in every corner of my heart. Come dwell in my heart, oh sweet Shepherd of my heart; Let us never part. Help me become convinced of your love Lord, imbedded in my heart. Oh Sweet Shepherd of my heart, let us never part." Amen Margaret MOTC
"OH SHEPHERD OF MY HEART" (For private recitation only) "Oh Shepherd of my heart, please never part Let me sing your praises in every corner of my heart. Come dwell in my heart, oh sweet Shepherd of my heart; Let us never part. Help me become convinced of your love Lord, imbedded in my heart. Oh Sweet Shepherd of my heart, let us never part." Amen Margaret MOTC
For world peace, the peace of Christ everywhere, under the reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever, Amen. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Jesus, help us to remember that you are as much in the cry of a child in the midst of war as you are in the cry of an aborted baby. America bless God.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, reveal to me the Sacred heart of your Father for this is the same heart that you died for.
Jesus, though I desire to ask for a safe path full of light, I will ask to put my hand in your hand and walk into the darkness. Help me to walk by faith not by sight.
Jesus, let me rest in your beautiful heart of mercy. There I will find infinite peace and joy and the still small voice praying to the Father that I would remain there forever.
Jesus...Jesus, can I tell you how I feel? You have given me your Spirit and I love you so.
Jesus, I thankyou that the Roman officer declared you to be the Son of God after you commanded your own death in a loud voice. I thankyou that you laid down your life voluntarily for me. Help me to also say "Father into thy hands I commit my spirit." Help me to give up all in order to find the Almighty.
O loving Heavenly Father, help me to abide in your merciful heart, so that I may boast of one thing-Emmanuel: GOD WITH US. Amen
Our Father in Heaven, let your one prayer be answered. Please unite all denominations under your Holy Name. Amen
Holy Spirit, reveal to my spirit your Son and Father. In Jesus Name, Amen.
God of Life, Touch the hearts of your people, feel us with respect for human life in all forms, from conception until natural death. Bring us back from a culture of death to a culture of life and lead us all to heaven where you are lord of life forever and ever. Amen.
Lord God Almighty, thank you for all the wonderful and gracious gifts and people you have placed before me throughout my life, to fill me with the knowledge of Your love and kindness in caring for me and all who have faith in Your love and will for us. Help me now, Dear God,to be even more mindful of Your will and love as I face the difficulty of sudden unemployment, and the fears and uncertainty of the financial and livinng difficulties that meay bring, until I find the new and gainful employment You have prepared me for. May I know an do Your will. Please, Father Almighty, with the help of all the Saints and Souls you rule, strengthen, inspire and guide me to better myself in the face of this adversity, so I may glorify You and demonstrate Your loving will in all my thoughts, words and deeds, as Your child and servant, to all who know me now and in the future. This, I pray, in the name of Your Magnificent Son Jesus, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen. ~WRMS
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY...3/8/03 I HAVE A LOVING AND UNDERSTANDING HEART It isn't always easy to understand why people do some of the things they do. This is especially true if what they have done has been hurtful. It may not be easy to be loving and understanding, but it is possible. When you are willing to go beyond the outer appearance, you will see that they are just like you. Sometimes they miss the mark because of their own fear and pain. They are probably crying out for love, and just don't know how to ask for it. Open your heart. Be willing to be loving and understand and God will do the rest. I have a loving and understanding heart. My heart is open. I am willing to go beyond appearances when people do hurtful things, and see their fear and pain. I am willing to be loving and understanding. Thanks, God. And So It IS! "O Lord our God. enlighten us..." Psalm 118:27 Peace, Love, Light & Rich Blessing to You and Yours. ES
THIS A VERY POWERFUL PRAYER, IT HAS CHANGED LIVES: Please take a moment to relax your mind and humble your heart to focus on God. Allow God, to be the only person on your mind while you read this prayer. If we can take the time to read long jokes, stories, etc., we should give the same respect to this prayer. Friends that pray together, stay together.*** Dear Lord, I thank You for this day. I thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning. I'm blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me. Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you. I ask now for Your forgiveness. Please keep me safe from all danger and harm. Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude. Let me make the best of each and every day to clear my mind so that I can hear from You. Please broaden my mind that I can accept all things. Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over. Let me continue to see sin through God's eyes and acknowledge it as evil. And when I sin, let me repent, and confess with my mouth my wrongdoing, and receive the forgiveness of God. And when this world closes in on me, let me remember Jesus' example -to slip away and find a quiet place to pray. It's the best response when I'm pushed beyond my limits. I know that when I can't pray, You listen to my heart. Continue to use me to do Your will. Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak. Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others. I pray for those that are lost and can't find their way. I pray for those that are misjudged and misunderstood. I pray for those who don't know You intimately. I pray for th! ose that will delete this without sharing it with others. I pray for those that don't believe. But I thank you that I believe. I believe that God changes people and God changes things. I pray for all my sisters and brothers. For each and every family member in their households. I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes that they are out of debt and all their needs are met. I pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than God. Every battle is in Your hands. for You to fight. I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth that confesses them willingly. This is my prayer. In Gods' Name, Amen. If you prayed this prayer, change the number in the subject box before (6032) forwarding the message so people can SEE how many people have done so. God Bless!!! Just repeat this ! phrase and see how God moves!!Lord I love you and I need you, come into my heart, please. Pass this message to 8 people except you and me. You will receive a miracle tomorrow. Don't ignore and God will bless you. Know that you are already blessed by the person whom sent this to you.
God please give me focus, motivation, willpower, a full-time job, and help with finances. Help me to help myself better. This I pray for myself and others in this position. Dee
Give me whatever you give me, Lord For this day and the next, Be it strength or weakness Or power or peace. I surrender to you, My beloved eternal God. by Susan Lynn
Unfailing Prayer to St.Anthony: O Holy St.Anthonymgetlest of Saints, your love for God & Charity for His creatures, made you worthym when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Mracles waited on your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought I implore of you to obtain for me (request). The answer to my prayer may require a miracle,but you are the saint of miracles. O gently and loving St.Anthony,mwhose heart was ever full of human sympathy,whisper my petition into the ears of thwe Sweet Infant Jesus,who loved to be folded in your arms and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen
GOD OF GOODNESS AND MERCY, we commend to Thy all-powerful protection ourselves, our families, relatives, friends, all your creatures, our homes and households and all that we possess. Bless us all as You blessed the Holy Family of Nazareth. -Father, we acknowledge your greatness; all your actions shows your wisdom and love. You formed us in your own likeness and set us over the whole world to serve you, our Creator, and to rule over all creatures. Even when we disobeyed you, and lost your friendship, you did not abandon us to the power of death, but helped all of us to seek and find You. Again and again You offered a covenant to us, and through the prophets taught us to hope for salvation. -Father, You so loved the world that in the fullness of time you sent your only Son to be our Savior. He was conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, a creature like us in all things but sin. To the poor, LORD JESUS proclaimed the good news of salvation, and to those in sorrow, joy. -In fulfillment of Your will, He gave himself up to death but by rising from the dead, He destroyed death and restored life. And that we might live no longer for ourselves but for Him, He sent the Holy Spirit from You, Father, as his first gift to those who believe, to complete His work on earth and to bring us the fullness of grace. - God, on the first Pentecost, You instructed the hearts of those who believed in You by the light of the Holy Spirit; under the inspiration of the same Spirit, give us a taste for what is right and true and a continuing sense of His presence and power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, by the will of the Father and the work of the Holy Spirit, Your death brought life to the world. By Your holy body and blood, free us from all our sins and from every evil. Keep us faithful to Your teaching and never let us be parted from You. -O Jesus, our most Holy Redeemer, by the love which Thou didst become man in order to save us, by the mercy through which that Thou didst die for us upon the Cross, bless us, protect us.