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TREASURY OF PRAYERS
CFC-FFL PRAYER FOR 2016
 

Almighty Father, in the richness of your mercy you sent your own Son Jesus into the world to suffer and die for us. As you did not spare your own Son, we confidently look to your granting us everything else besides. May your mercy and grace be always upon us.

Lord Jesus Christ, you told us to be merciful just as our Father is merciful. You showed us the way to mercy when on the cross you forgave those who crucified you. Such divine mercy is very challenging for us. Only in you and through your grace in our lives can we ever hope to be channels of mercy to others. Jesus, we trust in you.

Holy Spirit, help us to understand the mystery of divine mercy. Help us to forgive those who trespass against us. Help us to love our enemies. Help us to love and care for the poor. Enable us to effectively proclaim the gospel of God’s mercy. Show us the way to holiness unto the Lord.

Mama Mary, full of grace and Mother of mercy, guide us in the way we are to go, and keep us in your loving embrace always.

Amen.

CFC-FFL PRAYER FOR 2015

Almighty Father, you are our Creator and God. We acknowledge your dominion over us, that we belong to you, that you hold our very lives in your hands. We come before you in worship and praise.

Lord Jesus, you are our Savior and Master. You call us into your body on earth, making us brethren to one another. Bind us together as one, united in your heart and mind, able to live and serve as your holy instruments.

Holy Spirit, fill us and continue to empower us to witness. Guide us and equip us in the work of evangelization. Give us the boldness to proclaim Christ, wherever we are, until this work reaches the very ends of the earth.

Triune God, you have given us the privilege of being stewards of your grace and mercy. Help us to be faithful, to claim nothing as our own, to give without counting the cost, to endure and joyfully embrace the cross. Favor us, Lord, so that by our common work the needs of all will be met.

Mama Mary, we look to your quiet strength and fullness of grace. Accord us great favor as you intercede for our needs and for our work. May your Son Jesus be glorified in all we do.

Amen.

CFC-FFL PRAYER FOR 2014

Almighty Father, Creator of the universe, how awesome is your name in all the earth. All glory, honor and power belong to you. Thank you for restoring us to yourself, and giving us the privilege of doing your divine work. Stir in us the flame of your love, and bestow on us the grace to fulfill our destiny according to your eternal design.

Lord Jesus, you suffered and died for us, and we belong to you. You have shown us the way to accomplishing the Father’s will, as you endured the shame of the cross. Help us not to be ashamed of our testimony, but to zealously proclaim you to the whole world, so that all might meet and know you, and start to live your way of life.

Holy Spirit, you are the agent of evangelization and you send us forth. Empower us to witness to Jesus, through holiness of life and through the proclamation of the good news of salvation in him. Remove any cowardly spirit that might be in us, especially as we face oppression and persecution. Dwell within us and strengthen us to be able to bear our share of hardship for the gospel.

Triune God, you call us to holiness, to witness, and to mission. You desire for us to be saints, martyrs and warriors. May we truly deserve to be counted among your people, as we march onward to the New Evangelization.

Mama Mary, your life is the best witness to your Son Jesus. You are our model of faith, self-emptying, total trust, ardent hope, humble servanthood, and joy in suffering. Continue to embrace us and cover us with your mantle of protection, as we go forth into battle under your banner.

Amen.

CFC-FFL PRAYER FOR 2013

Almighty Father in heaven, awesome and glorious are you in your majesty. From all eternity you have had the greatest plan for us all, for a future filled with hope. May your name be always exalted through all the earth.

Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, you have loved us with an everlasting love, and have established your friendship with us. We desire to live as you live, following you as your disciple along the path of holiness. Help us to share the good news of your love and your salvation to many others. Increase our faith, so that we might do even greater works.

Holy Spirit, touch the hearts of the faithful, so that they may meet Christ, live Christ and share Christ. Help us to mainstream Catholic lay evangelization in this Year of Faith, in response to the call to the New Evangelization. Open our eyes and hearts to experience the faith that truly works wonders.

Triune God, continue to work in our lives so that we remain faithful and steadfast in faith, as we proclaim that faith throughout the world. Then may all peoples and nations bow down before you in worship.

Mama Mary, you are our model of faith. Please always guide us and keep us covered in your mantle of grace and blessing.

May the faith of all God’s people move mountains.

Amen.

CFC-FFL PRAYER FOR 2012

Almighty Father, you are the Author of Life. You have created us in your image and likeness, and we belong to you. Help us to grow in holiness and purity, as we continue to heed your voice and hold fast to you.

Jesus our Lord, you came so that we might have life, and have it more abundantly. Grant us the grace to experience that abundant life that is lived for you. Continue to show us the way of discipleship, walking in your ways, trusting and rejoicing in you, and always ready to embrace your cross.

Holy Spirit of God, you have brought us into community, so that we might help renew the family and defend life, and bring the good news of salvation in Jesus to many others. Send us forth in your power to engage the enemy, keeping us always under the mantle of your divine protection.

Triune God, we choose life. Help us to live life, to defend life, and to promote life. Use us to build a civilization of love in the world today, so that all may experience life as you intend.

Mama Mary, you brought Life into the world. We are your children. Pray and intercede for us always, and keep us in your loving embrace.

May we all be found to be good and faithful servants, ready when our Lord Jesus returns in glory.

Amen.

CFC-FFL PRAYER FOR 2011

Almighty and eternal God, Creator of heaven and earth, great is your name and awesome is your power. By your right hand you smite the foe, and uphold the life of your people. Father, keep us always under the mantle of your protection and care.

Jesus our mighty Savior, you have crushed the head of the serpent, and have overturned the dominion of the enemy over our lives. Continue to show us the way to true discipleship and holiness of life, so that we may be fitting instruments of your will.

Spirit of life, you renew the face of the earth, and empower your people to become witnesses to the ends of the earth. Guide our path always, helping us endure and persevere, as we bring the good news of salvation to all.

We praise and thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of the past three decades. Please continue to form us and to transform us, to make us the instruments that you desire, to renew the family and to defend life. May we always be centered on you our Lord Jesus, faithful to every aspect of our covenant, and ever mindful of the cross you ask us to carry.

Grant us the grace to fully trust in you and in your great plan for our lives, and fill us always with joy whatever circumstances of life we find ourselves in. We belong to you, and we rightly offer our lives for the furtherance of your Kingdom and the glory of your name.

May you truly be our strength, now and forevermore.

Amen.

CFC-FFL PRAYER FOR 2010

Almighty Father, you are mighty and eternal God, and we praise and worship you, as we give you thanks for the blessings of our life and work. Awesome indeed is your presence among us, and our hearts constantly rejoice in your salvation.

As we remain in awe of your great power and majesty, we bow down in reverence, and humbly ask for your continued outpouring of grace and blessing upon our lives and on our mission as your people.

Work in us, Jesus, so that we will be enabled to live righteous lives, and to do justice to all. Continue to purify us, Lord, even as you lead us to embrace your cross, enduring the suffering and pain that comes with restoration and redemption.

Holy Spirit, guide us in our service for the Kingdom. Fill our hearts with zeal for your house, Lord, and enkindle in us an even greater passion for evangelization and mission. Empower us, so that we might be your effective instruments in renewing the family and in defending life.

Almighty God, just and righteous are you. May your divine justice and righteousness lead us to forgive those who sin against us, to grow in holiness, to live our covenant faithfully, and to serve without counting the cost.

Mama Mary, daughter of the Father, mother of the Son, spouse of the Spirit, keep us in your loving embrace always.

AMEN.

CFC-FFL PRAYER OF COMMITMENT 2009

Heavenly Father, we praise and thank you for the love and mercy you have poured out on us. Thank you, Jesus, for journeying with us in this community, and for being with us in our times of crisis and trials. Thank you, Spirit, for guiding us and empowering us in our mission.

Lord, make us instruments of your love and mercy to the rest of the world. We commit to you to let your light shine through our very lives, in the way we relate in love with one another in community, and through our work of proclaiming your good news of salvation. Strengthen us in our times of trials and tribulations. Help us to carry our cross with joy and surrender totally to your divine will. Show us the way of humility and selflessness.

Lord, you called us to renew the family and to defend life. Help us to pursue our mission with courage and passion. Remind us that we are doing this to serve you and not our own agenda. We ask that you send forth your Spirit upon us to empower us. We rely only on you and on your Divine Mercy, and ask for the intercession of our dear Blessed Mother Mary.

Jesus, we trust in you. Amen.

ACT OF REPARATION TO THE
MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Pope Pius XI

O most loving Jesus, whose immense love for men is repaid by so much forgetfulness, negligence and contempt, behold us prostrate before your altar. We are eager to repair, by a special act of homage, the cruel indifference and injuries to which Your loving heart is everywhere subjected.

We ourselves have had a share in such great indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts. We humbly ask your pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary penance not only for our own personal offenses, but also for the sins of those, who, straying far from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow You, their Shepherd and Leader, or renouncing the vows of their baptism, have cast off the sweet yoke of Your law.

And we intend to expiate all such deplorable crimes, we propose to repair each one in particular:

 
immodesty in dress and actions,
the many seductions to ensnare the feet of the innocent,
the violation of Sundays and holy days,
the horrible blasphemies uttered against You and Your saints,
the insults hurled at Your Vicar and Your Priests,
The negligence and horrible sacrileges by which the very sacrament of Your love is profaned,
and finally the public crimes of all nations who resist the rights and the teaching authority of the Church which You have founded.
 

If only we could with our blood wash away such abominations! And now, in reparation for these violations of Your divine honor, we offer the satisfaction that You once made on the cross to Your Father, and which You renew daily on our altars. We offer it in union with the expiation of Your Virgin Mother, all the saints and of all the devout faithful on earth. We promise sincerely to repair, as far as we are able, with the help of Your grace, the neglect of Your great love, and for the sins we and others have committed in the past: by a firm faith, an innocent life, the observance of the law of charity; and we promise to prevent others with all our powers from offending You and to bring as many as possible to follow You.

O loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our model in reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of reparation. By the crowning gift of perseverance keep us faithful until death in our duty and in the allegiance we owe to You, so that we may all one day come to that happy home, where You with the Father and the Holy Spirit live and reign God, world without end. Amen.

ANIMA CHRISTI
(SOUL OF CHRIST)
by St. Ignatius of Loyola

Soul of Christ
Body of Christ
Blood of Christ
Water from the side of Christ
Passion of Christ
O, Good Jesus
Within your wounds
Suffer me not to be separated from you
From the malignant enemy
In the hour of my death
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Sanctify me.
Save me.
Inebriate me
Wash me.
Strengthen me
Hear me
Hide me

Defend me
Call me
And, bid me come to you so that with your saints I may praise you for ever and ever. Amen
WE CONSECRATE OURSELVES TO YOU, HOLY SPIRIT

Holy Spirit, Divine Spirit of light and love, we consecrate to You our understanding, our heart and our whole self for time and eternity. May our understanding be always submissive to Your heavenly inspirations and to the teachings of the holy Catholic Church. You are the infallible guide!

May our heart be always inflamed with the love of God and of our neighbor. May our will be always submissive to the divine will, and our whole life be a faithful imitation of the life and virtues of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To Him and the Father with You be honor and glory forever. Amen.

Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life
Consecration to our Blessed Mother Mary

We kneel before you, as you yourself sit at the throne room of God, beside our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, your Son. You more than anyone else embody the pure love for our Lord Jesus that we all desire to have, as you bore him in your womb, gave birth to him, raised him, suffered with him through the cross, and finally witnessed his resurrection. You are the one whose soul perfectly proclaims the greatness of the Lord, whose spirit perfectly rejoices in God our Savior. You are the one we and all ages will call blessed.

You are the highly favored one, and the Lord is truly with you. We thus look to you to be our mediatrix, as we continue on our journey in the world, proclaiming your Son Jesus and bringing his good news of salvation to all. We recognize our weakness and sinfulness, and that apart from the power of God’s Spirit we can do nothing.

Dear Mother Mary, you are our inspiration for the strengthening of families and the promotion of the culture of life. Pray and intercede for us always, that we may remain faithful to our covenant, steadfast in our work, persevering despite trials and crosses, and always mindful of the call to holiness and discipleship. You who are holy and you who are the most faithful disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ, keep us in your loving embrace always.

We consecrate ourselves, our families and our work to you. Bless us, dear Mother, and journey with us, as we continue to journey with your beloved Son Jesus. You are our mother, and we are your children, now and forever. Amen.

Hail Mary …

HAIL, HOLY QUEEN

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to you we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, O most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us, and after our exile, show unto us the fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

THE MEMORARE

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help and sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come; before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate! Despise not my petition, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen

PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
by St. Mary Faustina Kowalska

O my Jesus, we beg You on behalf of the whole Church: grant it love and the light of Your Spirit, and give power to the words of priests, so that hardened hearts might be brought to repentance and return to You.

Lord, give us holy priests: You Yourself maintain them in holiness.

O Divine and great High Priest, may the power of Your mercy accompany them everywhere and protect them from the devil's traps and snares, which are continually being set for the souls of priests.

May the power of Your mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught all that might tarnish the sanctity of priests, for You can do all things.

We ask You, Jesus, for a special blessing and for light for (here mention the name of your confessor or parish priest) and all the priests before whom we will make our confessions throughout our lifetime. Amen.

MARY, MOTHER OF PRIESTS PRAY FOR US.|

PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
by Richard Cardinal Cushing

O Almighty Eternal God, look upon the face of your Son, and for love of Him who is the Eternal High Priest have pity on Your priests. Remember, O most compassionate God, that they are but weak and frail human beings. Stir up in them the grace of their vocation which is in them by the imposition of the Bishop's hands. Keep them close to You, lest the enemy prevail against them, so that they may never do anything in the slightest degree unworthy of their sublime vocation

O Jesus, I pray for Your faithful and fervent priests; for Your unfaithful and tepid priest; for Your priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields; for Your tempted priests; for the lonely and desolate priests; for Your young priests; for Your dying priests; for the souls of Your priests in Purgatory.

But above all, I commend to You the priests dearest to me; the priest who baptized me; the priests who absolved me from my sins; the priests at whose Masses I assisted and who gave me Your Body and Blood in Holy Communion; the priests who taught or instructed me or helped and encouraged me; all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way. O Jesus, keep them all close to Your heart, and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity. Amen.

PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
by Pope Leo XIII

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host - by the Divine Power of God - cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

LORD, MAKE ME AN INSTRUMENT OF YOUR PEACE
by St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and in dying that we are born to eternal life.

PRAYER FOR PEACE

Lord Jesus, we come to you in our need.

Create in us an awareness of the massive forces of conflict that threaten our world today. And grant us a sense of urgency to activate the forces of goodness, of justice, of love, and of peace.

Where there is armed conflict, let us stretch out our arms to our brothers and sisters. Where there is abundance, let there be simple lifestyle and sharing. Where there is poverty, let there be dignified living and constant striving for just structures. Where there is selfish ambition, let there be humble service. Where there is injustice, let there be atonement. Where there is despair, let there be hope in the Good News. Where there are wounds of division, let there be unity and wholeness.

Help us to be committed to the building of Your kingdom, not seeking to be cared for but to care; not expecting to be served but to place ourselves in the service of others; not aspiring to be materially secure but to place our security in your love.

Teach us Your spirit, for it is only in loving imitation of You, Lord, that we can discover the healing springs of life that will bring about new birth to the earth and hope for the world. Amen.

Our Lady, Queen of Peace. Pray for us.|

Courtesy of Our Lady of Peace (Edsa) Shrine

PRAYER FOR THE EUCHARIST AND MARIAN YEAR

Lord Jesus Christ, We celebrate a year of Grace, A year we dedicate to the Holy Eucharist, and to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Your Mother.

We need to experience as a nation the transforming power of the Eucharist and the loving care of Mary, our Mother.

For we are a wounded people, wounded by political conflicts and tribal wars, wounded by unjust socio-economic divisions, wounded by corruption and moral degeneration.

Lord Jesus Christ, as often as we celebrate the Holy Eucharist, we remember how much you love us. Let the Eucharist help us to work together as a people, so that in every home, barangay, town and city all may live in a culture of peace, unity and renewal.

As we journey together in this year of Grace toward national healing and reconciliation, Lord Jesus Christ, we believe in the transforming power of the Eucharist. And we trust in the loving care of Mary, our Mother. Grant then in your tender mercy. What we ask for in faith, hope and love. Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
San Lorenzo Ruiz, pray for us.
That in all things, God may be glorified.

By the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines

PRAYER FOR THE FAMILY

Lord God, from You every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.

Father, You are Love and Life. Through Your Son, Jesus Christ, born of woman, and through the Holy Spirit, fountain of divine charity, grant that every family on earth may become for each successive generation a true shrine of life and love.

Grant that Your grace may guide the thoughts and actions of husbands and wives for the good of their families and of all the families in the world.

Grant that the young may find in the family solid support for their human dignity and for their growth in truth and love.

Grant that love, strengthened by the grace of God's undying love, may prove mightier than all the weaknesses and trails through which our families sometimes pass.

Through the intercession of the Holy Family of Nazareth grant that the Church may fruitfully carry out her worldwide mission in the family and through the family.

Through Christ, our Lord, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life forever. Amen.

  Adapted from
"Prayer for the Family"
by Pope John Paul II

PRAYER FOR THE UNBORN
PRAYER FOR THE VICTIMS OF
ABORTION AND CONTRACEPTIVE-ABORTIFACIENTS

Almighty Father, Author of life, we turn to you during these times when there are serious threats to the sanctity of life and stability of the family. You sent your Son, Jesus Christ, the "Resurrection and the Life," born into a human family for our salvation.

Today, on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, we celebrate the conception of Jesus in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Today, also, we pray for all the unborn. We commend to your Divine Mercy the souls of the victims of direct and chemical abortions. As we celebrate the beginning of the life of Jesus, we also grieve for the many human beings who were rejected, aborted, killed in the womb, not given a chance to be born and have a decent life. We cry at this ongoing human tragedy.

Lord, we ask for the courage to defend life, to protect life from moment of conception to natural death. We also ask to enlighten our legislators to enact laws not contrary to Your Divine Will to uphold life's inviolability and family values. We pray also for our health workers so that conscience may guide them in their work. Also in advocacy against anti-life bills and contraceptive-abortifacient programs, we implore the aid of the Communion of Saints in our battle against the culture of death. Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Holy Innocents, pray for us.
San Lorenzo Ruiz
, pray for us.
That in all things, God may be glorified.

LITANY OF HUMILITY
by Cardinal Merry del Val

O Jesus, meek and humble of heart, hear me.

From the desire of being esteemed-
From the desire of being loved-
From the desire of being extolled-
From the desire of being honored-
From the desire of being praised-
From the desire of being preferred to others-
From the desire of being consulted-
From the desire of being approved-
From the fear of being humiliated-
From the fear of being despised-
From the fear of suffering rebukes-
From the fear of being calumniated-
From the fear of being forgotten-
From the fear of being ridiculed-
From the fear of being wronged-
From the fear of being suspected-
Deliver me, Jesus.
That others may be loved more than I-
That others may be esteemed more than I-
That in the opinion of the world, others may increase, and I may decrease-
That others may be chosen and I set aside-
That others may be praised and I unnoticed-
That others may be preferred to me in everything-
That others may became holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should-
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE FROM CALAMITIES

Almighty Father, we raise our hearts to You in gratitude for the wonders of creation of which we are part, for Your Providence in sustaining is in our needs, and for Your wisdom that guides the course of the universe.

We acknowledge our sins against You and the rest of creation. We have not been good stewards of nature. We have confused You command to subdue the earth. The environment is made to suffer our wrongdoing, and now we reap the harvest of our abuse and indifference. Global warming is upon us, Typhoons, floods, volcanic eruption, and other natural calamities occur in increasing number and intensity.

We turn to You, our loving Father, and beg forgiveness for our sins. We ask that we, our loved ones and our hard earned possession be spared from the threat of calamities, natural and man-made. We beseech You to inspire us all to grow into responsible stewards of Your creation, and generous neighbors to those in need.

Amen.

Courtesy of the Diocese of Pasig

PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

Oh Jesus our Good Shepherd, bless all our parishes with numerous priests, deacons, men and women in religious life, consecrated laity and missionaries according to the needs of the entire world, which You love and wish to save.

We especially entrust our community to you. Grant us the spirit of the first Christians so that we may be a cenacle of prayer, in loving acceptance of the Holy Spirit and his gifts.

Assist our pastors and all who live a consecrated life. Guide the steps of those who have responded generously to your call and are preparing to receive holy orders or to profess the evangelical counsels.

Look with love on many well-disposed young people and call them to follow you. Help them to undertand that in you alone can they attain to complete fulfillment.

To this end, we call on the powerful intercession of Mary, Mother and model of all vocations. We beseech you to sustain our faith with the certainty that the Father will grant what you have commanded us to ask. Amen.

by: Blessed John Paul II

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