Apr 022010

Almighty God,
we pray you graciously to behold this your family,
for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed,
and given into the hands of sinners,
and to suffer death upon the cross;
who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

We Adore you O Christ and we Bless You,
because by Your Holy Cross You have Redeemed the World

 Posted by at 9:34 am
Mar 142009

O God, who brought us to birth, and in whose arms we die, in our grief and shock contain and comfort us; embrace us with your love, give us hope in our confusion and grace to let go into new life, through Christ our Lord. Amen

God of all consolation, you have turned the darkness of death into the dawn of new life. Your Son,, by dying for us, conquered death and by rising again, restored to us eternal life. May we then go forward eagerly to meet our redeemer and, after our life on earth, be reunited with all our brothers and sisters in that place where every tear is wiped away and all things are made new; through Christ our Lord. Amen
Prayer when making life decisions

From all eternity, O Lord,
you planned my very existence and my destiny.
You wrapped me in your love in baptism
and gave me the Faith
to lead me to an eternal life
of happiness with you.
You have showered me with your graces
and you have been always ready
with your mercy and forgiveness
when I have fallen.
Now I beg you for the light
I so earnestly need
that I may find the way of life
in which lies the best fulfillment of your will.
Whatever state this may be,
give me the grace necessary
to embrace it with love of your holy will,
as devotedly as your Blessed Mother did your will.
I offer myself to you now,
trusting in your wisdom and love
to direct me in working out my salvation
and in helping others
to know and come close to you,
so that I may find my reward
in union with you for ever and ever.

 Posted by at 3:56 pm
Mar 142009

Into your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust N. In this life you embraced him/her with your tender love; deliver him/her now from every evil and bid him/her enter eternal rest. The old order has passed away: welcome him/her into paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain, but the fullness of peace and joy with your Son and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen

 Posted by at 3:55 pm