Lord’s Prayer

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Romans 8 Prayer

Prayer of Love

Prayer of St. Francis Assisi - Instrument of Peace

Prayer for Scripture Reading

Prayer of Thomas Merton - Uncertain Future

Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr

Christ Be With Me

Prayer by Mother Teresa

Prayer of Thomas a Kempis

Prayer of St. Benedict

A Prayer for Aging with Dignity

The Irish Blessing

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, holy is your Name.

Your kingdom come, Your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day the bread we need,

and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven

those who sin against us.

Lead us not to temptation,

but rescue us from the evil.

For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever - Amen

Morning Prayer

My Jesus, I give you my hands that they may do your work.

I give you my legs that they may walk your way.

I give you my tongue that it may speak your words.

I give you my mind that you may think in me.

I give you my eyes that I may see as you do.

Most of all, I give you my heart that you may love through me.

Evening Prayer

Lord of night, I give myself to your rest.

Wash  away my sins, accept the works of my hands.

In you, everything is good, everything is renewed,

Everything incomplete will be complete in you.

Romans 8 Prayer

In all things, we are conquerors through Christ who loves us.

Neither life nor death, neither angels nor rulers,

Neither today nor tomorrow, nor any other powers,  

Neither height nor depth, nor anything in creation

Can separate us from God’s love in Christ our Lord.  

Prayer of Love

Father, I love you, with all of my heart and all of my mind,

with all of my soul, and all of my strength.

Spirit, I love my neighbor as I love myself.

Christ, I love my enemy as you have first loved me.

Prayer of St. Francis Assisi - Instrument of Peace

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;

where there is sadness, joy.  

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.  

It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.  Amen.

Prayer for Scripture Reading

I rejoice in your decrees as much as in riches.  

I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways.  

I will delight in your principles and not forget your word.  

Be good to your servant, that I may live and obey your word.  

Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your law.  

I am but a foreigner here on earth; I need the guidance of your commands.

Don't hide them from me!  -Psalm 119:14-19  

Prayer of Thomas Merton - Uncertain Future

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me.  I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.  

But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.  And I hope that I have that desire in all that I am doing.  I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.  And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.

Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.  I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and will never leave me to face my perils alone.

Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Christ Be With Me

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,

Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ on my right, Christ on my left,

Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise,

Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,

Christ in the mouth of every one who speaks to me,

Christ in every eye that sees me,

Christ in every ear that hears me.

Salvation is of the Lord.

Salvation is of the Christ.

May your salvation, Lord, be ever with us.

--- St. Patrick

Prayer by Mother Teresa

Dear Jesus, Help us to spread your fragrance everywhere we go, flood our souls with your Spirit and life.  Penetrate and possess our whole being so utterly that our lives may only be a radiance of yours.  Shine through us and be so in us that every soul we come in contact with may feel your presence in our soul.  Let them look up and see no longer us but only Jesus.  Stay with us and then we shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be light to others.  The light, O Jesus, will be all from you.  None of it will be ours.  It will be your shining on others through us.  Let us thus praise you in the way you love best by shining on those around us.  Let us preach you without preaching not by words, but by our example by the catching force the sympathetic influence of what we do the evident fullness of the love our hearts bear to you.

Prayer of Thomas a Kempis

Grant to me, O Lord, to know what I ought to know, to love what I ought to love,

to praise what delights thee most, to value what is precious in thy sight,

to hate what is offensive to Thee.  

Do not suffer me to judge according to the sight of my eyes,

nor to pass sentence according to the hearing of the ears of ignorant men;

but to discern with true judgment between things visible and spiritual,

and above all things to inquire what is the good pleasure of thy will.

Prayer of St. Benedict

O gracious and Holy Father,

give us wisdom to perceive you, intellect to understand you,

diligence to seek you, patience to wait for you,

eyes to behold you, a heart to meditate upon you,

and a life to proclaim you; through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord.

A Prayer for Aging with Dignity

I don’t want to grow old God. I don’t want any part of it.

But since I have no power to stop the clock, my prayer is this: Let me age with grace.

Show me the way, God. Be with me. Grant health to my body and clarity to my mind.

Give me strength. Help me to overcome my vanity. Teach me to combat self-pity.

Don’t allow me to become set in my ways. Shield me from isolation and from loneliness.

May the love of my family and friends be my reward for all the struggles of my youth.

Let all the blessings of age emanate from me.

Let wisdom flow from my mouth, let compassion flow from my heart,

let acts of kindness flow from my arms, let faith flow from my soul,

let joy shine forth from my eyes. Amen.

The Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

The rains fall soft upon your fields and,

Until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

--- Anonymous