may your love control my thoughts and actions that I may do what is pleasing to you.
Show me where I lack charity, mercy, and forgiveness toward my neighbor.
And help me to be generous in giving to others what you have so generously given to me.
- – - Amen
grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change
the courage to change the things I can
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Prayer of Thankfulness
Look to this day
For it is life, the very life of life
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence
The bliss of growth
The glory of action
The splendor of achievement
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision
But today, well lived, makes every yesterday
a dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Prayer of Peace
Lord, I know not what I ought to ask of Thee
Thou only knowest what I need
Thou lovest me better than I know how to love myself.
O Father! Give to Thy child that which he himself knows not how to ask.
I dare not ask either for crosses or consolations
I simply present myself before
Thee, I open my heart to Thee.
Behold my needs which I know not myself
see and do according to Thy tender mercy
Smite, or heal, depress me, or raise me up
I adore all Thy purposes without knowing them
I am silent; I offer myself in sacrifice
I yield myself to Thee
I would have no other desire than to accomplish Thy will
Pray Thyself in me
Grant unto us, Almighty God, in all time of sore distress,
the comfort of the forgiveness of our sins.
In time of darkness give us blessed hope,
in time of sickness of body give us quiet courage;
and when the heart is bowed down, and the soul is very heavy,
and life is a burden, and pleasure a weariness,
and the sun is too bright, and life too mirthful,
then may that Spirit, the Spirit of the Comforter, come upon us,
and after our darkness may there be the clear shining of the heavenly light
that so, being uplifted again by Thy mercy,
we may pass on through this our mortal life
with quiet courage, patient hope, and unshaken trust,
hoping through Thy loving-kindness and tender mercy
to be delivered from death into the large life of the eternal years.
Hear us of Thy mercy, through Jesus Christ our Lord
A S A P !
means “Always Say A Prayer”
“God, our Father, If it is your will, walk through my house and take away
all my worries and illnesses
and please watch over and heal my family in Jesus name,
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.