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
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
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.
you truly be our strength, now and forevermore.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Mary, daughter of the Father, mother of the Son, spouse
of the Spirit, keep us in your loving embrace always.
PRAYER OF COMMITMENT 2009
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.
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.
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.
we trust in you. Amen.
OF REPARATION TO THE
MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Pope Pius XI
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
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.
we intend to expiate all such deplorable crimes, we
propose to repair each one in particular:
in dress and actions,
the many seductions to ensnare the feet of the
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.
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.
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.
(SOUL OF CHRIST)
by St. Ignatius of Loyola
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
bid me come to you so that with your saints I
may praise you for ever and ever. Amen
CONSECRATE OURSELVES TO YOU, HOLY SPIRIT
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
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.
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 …
Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness,
and our hope! To you 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.
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
by St. Mary Faustina Kowalska
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.
give us holy priests: You Yourself maintain them in
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.
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.
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.
MOTHER OF PRIESTS PRAY FOR US.|
by Richard Cardinal Cushing
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
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.
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.
TO ST. MICHAEL
by Pope Leo XIII
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.
MAKE ME AN INSTRUMENT OF YOUR PEACE
by St. Francis of Assisi
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.
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.
Jesus, we come to you in our need.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lady, Queen of Peace. Pray for us.|
of Our Lady of Peace (Edsa) Shrine
FOR THE EUCHARIST AND MARIAN YEAR
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.
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.
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
Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
San Lorenzo Ruiz, pray for us.
That in all things, God may be glorified.
the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines
FOR THE FAMILY
God, from You every family in heaven and on earth takes
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.
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.
that the young may find in the family solid support
for their human dignity and for their growth in truth
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.
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.
Christ, our Lord, who is the Way, the Truth and the
Life forever. Amen.
"Prayer for the Family"
by Pope John Paul II
FOR THE UNBORN
PRAYER FOR THE VICTIMS OF
ABORTION AND CONTRACEPTIVE-ABORTIFACIENTS
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Cardinal Merry del Val
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, hear me.
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-
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-
grant me the grace to desire it.
FOR DELIVERANCE FROM CALAMITIES
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.
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.
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.
of the Diocese of Pasig