Prayers For Specific Needs
Prayer for Artists
Bless the creators, O God of creation,
who by their gifts make the world
a more joyful and beautiful realm.
Through their labors
they teach us to see more clearly
the truth around us.
In their inspiration
they call forth wonder and awe
in our own living.
In their hope and vision
they remind us
that life is holy.
Bless all who create in your image,
O God of creation.
Pour your Spirit upon them
that their hearts may sing
and their works be fulfilling.
Vienna Cobb Anderson
Thank you, God, for giving me another year of life.
Thank you for all the people who remembered me today
by sending cards, and letters, gifts and good wishes.
Thank you for all the experience of this past year;
for times of success which will always be happy memories,
for times of failure which reminded me of my own weakness and of my need for you,
for times of joy when the sun was shining,
for times of sadness which drove me to you.
for the hours I wasted,
for the chances I failed to take,
for the opportunities I missed this past year.
Help me in the days ahead to make this the best year yet,
and through it to bring good credit to myself,
happiness and pride to my loved ones,
and joy to you. Amen.
Mary our Lady of the Miraculous Medal,
you once experienced hardships and difficulties
in getting the necessities of life.
Look kindly on me now
as I face the same difficulties.
Help me to find suitable employment.
Through my work I want to meet my physical needs
and to grow spiritually.
Help me find a job that lets me provide for myself
and for those who depend on me.
I trust you, Immaculate Mother,
to hear my prayers and intercede for me.
I will share your goodness with others
that they may know your power with God
and give him honor and glory.
Pettiness - Keep Us From
Keep us, O God, from pettiness; let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with faultfinding and leave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pretenses and meet each other, face to face, without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment and always generous.
Let us take time for all things; make us to grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach us to put in action our better impulses-straightforward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize it is the little things of life that create difficulties; that in the big things of life we are as one.
Oh, Lord, let us not forget to be kind.
Mary Stewart, Queen of Scots
Heal my wounded heart.
Grant me the courage to change my heart.
Let Peace live in my heart.
Fill me with compassion for those suffering in war.
Help me care for those in war.
Help me bring Peace to those in war.
Help me stop wars.
Help soldiers stop wars.
Help leaders stop wars.
Fill me with Peace and Justice.
Help me to work for Peace with Justice.
Let there be Peace with Justice among all peoples.
World Conference of Religions for Peace
Prayer For The End Of The Day
You have been with me all through this day,
stay with me now.
As the shadows lengthen into darkness
let the noisy world grow quiet,
let its feverish concerns be stilled,
its voices silenced.
In the final moments of this day
remind me of what is Real.
But let me not forget
that you were as present in
the stresses of the day just past
as you are now
in the silence of this night.
You have made me for
day and for night,
for work and for rest,
for both heaven and earth.
Here in this night
let me embrace and not regret
the mysterious beauty of my humanity.
Keep me in the embrace of your Reality through the night,
and the day to come.
Surround me with your silence
and give me the rest that only you can give--
now and forever.
Prayer for Shelter Against the Storm
God of heaven and earth, God who carries our lives and the lives of
our whole community in your hands, be with us in the peril of this
day/night. Help us to release our anxieties and fears into those
same caring hands, knowing in faith that your will for us is life
and everlasting good. Send your holy angels to watch over us and
guard us. May they spread their holy wings to give us shelter
against the storm. For you alone, O God, are all good, all life, all
love, and that love is for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel
Those Who Toil - Prayer For
Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ in his earthly life shared our toil and hallowed our labor: Be present with your people where they work; make those who carry on the industries and commerce of this land responsive to your will; and give to us all a pride in what we do, and a just return for our labor; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Book of Common Prayer 1979
grant that I and my spouse may have a true
and understanding love for each other.
Grant that we may both
be filled with faith and trust.
Give us the grace to live
with each other in peace and harmony.
May we always bear with one another's weaknesses
and grow from each other's strengths.
help us to forgive one another's failings
and grant us patience, kindness, cheerfulness
and the spirit of placing the well-being
of one another ahead of self.
May the love that brought us together
grow and mature with each passing year.
Bring us both ever closer to You
through our love for each other.
Let our love grow to perfection.
Catholic Doors Ministry
Thank You for This Amazing Day
I thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes
(I who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth
day of life and love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any-lifted from the no
of all nothing-human merely being
doubt unimaginably You?
(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
e. e. cummings
Prayer to Start the Workday
Almighty God, we bless and praise Thee that we have wakened to the
light of another earthly day; and now we will think of what a day
Our days are Thine, let them be spent for Thee. Our days are few,
let them be spent with care. We pray Thee to shine on this day-the
day which we may call our own.
Lord, we go to our daily work; help us to take pleasure therein.
Show us clearly what our duty is; help us to be faithful in doing
it. Let all we do be well done, fit for Thine eye to see. Give us
strength to do, patience to bear; let our courage never fail.
When we cannot love our work, let us think of it as Thy task; and by
our true love to Thee, make unlovely things shine in the light of
Thy great love. Amen.
Prayer for the Courage to Look Within
May all sentient beings have the courage to look within themselves
and see the good and bad that exists in all of us. May we open our
hearts, shining the light of love into the dark recesses where doubt
and fear reside. May we have the courage to step into that light and
embrace whatever we find, letting it rise to the surface freed by
the act of loving kindness.
Prayer of Thanks
We thank thee, Lord, for daily bread
As by thy hands our souls are fed.
Grant us to grow more like to thee,
Today and through eternity.
Children's Bedtime Prayer
Guard me while I sleep.
Guide my little feet
Up to Thee.
Mary Baker Eddy
Forgive Our Misdeeds
forgive all our misdeeds
and wipe away our sin,
for you are great and compassionate;
your mercy knows no bounds.
My heart lies before you, O my God.
Look deep within it.
See these memories of mine, for you are my hope.
Prayer for the Sick
Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve thy
sick servants, and give thy power of healing to those who minister
to their needs, that those for whom our prayers are offered may be
strengthened in their weakness and have confidence in thy loving
care; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer 1979
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