Therefore We Do Not Lose Heart

Therefore we do not lose heart.

Though outwardly we are wasting away,

yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

For our light and momentary troubles

are achieving for us an eternal glory

that far outweighs them all.

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,

but on what is unseen.

For what is seen is temporary,

but what is unseen is eternal.

 

2 Corinthians 4:16 - 18, NIV

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Serenity Prayer

God give us grace to accept with serenity

the things that cannot be changed,

courage to change the things

which should be changed,

and the wisdom to distinguish

the one from the other.

Living one day at a time,

Enjoying one moment at a time,

Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,

Taking, as Jesus did,

This sinful world as it is,

Not as I would have it,

Trusting that You will make all things right,

If I surrender to Your will,

So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,

And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

Amen.

 

The Serenity Prayer - Reinhold Niebuhr

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Remembering Jesus at Christmas Time

Dear God,

During this time of light and festivities,

help me to stay within the true Spirit of Christmas.

Birth the love of Christ into my heart,

that I may welcome Jesus fully into my life.

As you surrounded Jesus with angels,

and those ready to guide and protect him,

I ask you this holiday season to surround me.

Fill me with love and compassion

so I may remember always,

the poor, the outcasts, the lonely, the sick

and all those in need of Jesus’ healing love.

Open my heart to all that is good,

helping me always to walk in Christ’s light and love.

Amen.

 

Dr. Lisa Love

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Saint Joseph Prayer

St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong,

so prompt before the Throne of God,

I place in you all my interests and desires.

O St. Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession

and obtain for me from your Divine Son

all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord;

so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power

I may offer my Thanksgiving and Homage

to the most Loving of Fathers.

O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you

and Jesus asleep in your arms.

I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart.

Press him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me,

and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath.

St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls,

pray for us.

Amen.

 

Prayer to St. Joseph

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Prayer to St. Jude, Two

Most Holy Apostle, St. Jude,

faithful friend and servant of Jesus,

the church honors and calls upon you,

as the patron of difficult cases,

of things almost despaired of,

Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.

Intercede with God for me

that he bring visible and speedy help,

where help is almost despaired of.

Come to my assistance in this great need,

that I may receive the help and consolation

of Heaven in all my necessities,

tribulations, and sufferings, particularly

(MAKE YOUR REQUEST HERE)

-- and that I may praise God

with you and all the saints forever.

I promise, O blessed St. Jude

to be mindful of this great favor

granted me by God,

and to always honor you

as my special and powerful patron,

and to gratefully encourage

devotion to you.

Amen.

 

Novena to St. Jude

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Prayer to St. Jude, One

Dear Most Holy Apostle Saint Jude,

faithful servant and friend of Jesus Christ,

I honour and invoke you universally,

as the patron of all people and of all animals.

Please pray for all of us.

Pray for me please, Dear Saint Jude.

Please make use of that particular privilege accorded to you,

to bring visible and immediate help

to me now in all areas of my life.

Please help me consistently.

Dear Saint Jude please come to my assistance now

that I may receive the abundance of prosperity

and support of Heaven in all my necessities,

and in particular help me to feel happiness

and love within my heart consistently.

Help my thoughts to be filled with goodness,

kindness, love, compassion,

and clarity, happiness and joy.

Assist me Dear St Jude to praise God

and to promote you, and to emanate

Goodness, happiness, and peace,

so that I may unobtrusively inspire people.

I promise you, Dear Blessed Saint Jude,

to be ever mindful of this huge favour,

and to always honour You as my special and powerful

Patron Saint, and to publically unobtrusively to promote you

and encourage devotion to you.

Dear Saint Jude, Please pray for all people

and all animals to think and feel with kindness,

peacefulness, happiness, joy, and love.

Dear gentle, genuine, compassionate St. Jude,

whose heart was ever full of human sympathy and love,

I ask you and Jesus Christ, that I may happily receive

the abundance of prosperity and wealth consistently,

abundance of personal success,

abundance of confidence,

abundance of high self esteem,

abundance of career success,

and in particular help me to feel happiness

and love within my heart consistently.

Help my thoughts to be filled with goodness, kindness,

happiness, love, compassion, clarity, and joy.

Assist me Dear Saint Jude to praise God

and to promote you,

and to emanate Goodness, happiness,

and peace every day and every night,

consistently, so that I may unobtrusively inspire people.

As a Thank you Dear Saint Jude, I promise to promote you,

appropriately with sincerity, gratitude, and love.

Thank you Amen

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Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me a channel of Thy 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 it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

 

Francis of Assisi

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Prayer to Ruled by God’s Gentleness

The character of God's eternal

and just law is this:

that those refusing to be ruled by God's

gentleness will have the

misfortune of being ruled by their own selves;

that whoever voluntarily throws off the gentle yoke

and light burden of charity

will be obliged to carry

the unbearable burden of their own will.

 

Bernard of Clairvaux

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Prayer of Jabez – Prayer for Increase

"And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying,

'Oh, that You would bless me indeed,

and enlarge my territory,

that Your hand would be with me,

and that You would keep me from evil,

that I may not cause pain.'

So God granted him what he requested."

 

1 Chronicles 4:9-10

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Peace I Leave With You

Peace I leave with you,

my peace I give unto you:

not as the world giveth,

give I unto you.

Let not your heart be troubled,

neither let it be afraid.

 

John 14:27 KJV

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