Prayer Section

 

Feast of St Joseph – 19th March 2021 

                   Novena Prayer:

Ever glorious St Joseph, good and faithful servant, God was pleased to place his own family in your care.  We thank you for being such a wonderful example of humility and faith, of prayerfulness and courage, in your ordinary daily life.

Through your intercession, may God grant us the blessing of living continually in his presence, and responding to his love in our daily lives.  And when we have lived our days on earth, may God give us the great joy he gave you – that of entering eternal life in the company of Jesus and Mary.  

Most loving St Joseph, accept our Novena prayers and obtain for us through your powerful intercession, the favours and graces we ask for in this Novena. 

              Please call to mind your special intentions.   

St Joseph, Pray for us.   

     Add:  Our Father.., Hail Mary.., Glory be to the Father.., 

Amen

 
 
 
 
An Act of Spiritual Communion
 
My Jesus, 
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. 
I embrace You as if You were already there 
and unite myself wholly to You. 
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

 
 
Prayer for Healing
 

O Jesus, we believe in you, we hope in you, and we love you.
Strengthen our faith, renew our hope and love, and grant our prayers.
Touch with your healing love, O Lord, all who feel the hurt of life’s wounds.

Long ago, when people prayed to you for healing,
you listened to them, blessed them
and answered their prayer.
Heal us now of our sinfulness and
of the hatred that divides us.

Take away our hardness of heart.
Open our eyes which are often blind to the needs of others.
Remove our selfishness and our greed.
Give us self-control at all times,
and fill our hearts with your eternal love.

O Jesus, we ask you now to heal and bless us,
and fill us with your peace.

Amen.

 

 

Daily Prayer for May 21

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” Romans 1:16-17, NIV

Lord our God, you have revealed your righteousness to us in the gospel, your righteousness that comes to us through faith and continues in faith. Grant that we may understand your righteousness and live by it even in a crooked generation. Then to our joy the gospel will bear fruit. Protect us in the midst of temptation and conflicting opinions so that we are raised above them and remain free, with our thoughts on you and your true and loving righteousness. Your righteousness gives us hope for the many, many people who still need help to realize that their lives are not of passing value but of eternal worth. Amen.

 

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