Friday, June 16, 2017

Prayer for family

Loving God, I thank you for the grace of a loving family. My family includes those who are related to me through blood and those who have become family through love. I am thankful for the gift of family that makes me strong, gives me a reason to work, and makes me persevere.

I pray this day that I may be available to my family, increase the radius of my family circle and be accepted into other families through my acts of Christian love and concern. Father, Son and Holy Spirit, you have been concerned and caring enough to accept me into the circle and family of love that you are. Teach me to love, to be in and of family and to cure and be cured with the strength of family. Whenever cracks appear in my family, help me to soothe and heal those cracks by the strength that I have received from the family of the Holy Trinity. Amen.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Prayer for a good day

My God and my Lord, help me this morning to open my eyes and see the goodness of your creation. Help me God to open my ears and hear the intricate and yet beautiful creatures you have so wonderfully created. Gracious God, as I travel, may I smile at the person next to me, as I drive, may I give way instead of taking space and creating a jam, when I walk, may I relax and not take aggressive strides, when I shop, may I help an elderly person or a child, when I work, may I be a blessing to someone and when I pray may my prayer be in one accord with your wish and reason.

This day Lord,  may I be happy with all that is happening and not think about what all is going wrong. Help me Father to understand why and what my near and dear ones and people I see for the first time are doing. Jesus, initiate me into the joy of suffering for people I don't know and yet people I am supposed to love. Holy Spirit, fill me with the spirit of understanding and love. Guide me good God. In the name of Jesus I ask. Amen.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Prayer to forgive others

Help me forgive those who have hurt me God. Maybe they had a reason, or it amused them, maybe they wanted me to learn something or they wanted me to hurt and rot. Whatever the reason, help me to breathe in the Holy Spirit and say “I forgive you.” Help me Jesus to forget the hurt, and work towards my own health and soul. Inspire me to be positive and identify the numerous opportunities that present themselves before me. Holy Spirit, come and fill inside me with thoughts that ignore unpleasant and harsh people and their harsher comments and concentrate on those who appreciate my company and help. This evening may all bad thoughts and energy move away and may I and my family and friends be filled with the spirit of joy, happiness and warmth. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Prayer during tensed times

Merciful God, grant me the patience to handle the pressures and tensions in my life. Be with me I pray because your very presence will work wonders for my mind and soul. Help me to understand the needs of my family, organization and community. In every uphill task I see the possibility of success when you are with me God. Whenever I hit a road block your smile and reassurance can make any bad day into a great day. Be with me constantly I pray, because without you Lord, I am nothing. Teach me to love, care, be patient, understanding and positive. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Prayer for guidance

Thank you Father God for creating us in your image and likeness. We understand the responsibility of doing well and fulfilling your purpose of creating us. Help us to be what you wish us to be. Thank you Jesus for showing us by visiting and healing the sick, helping the poor and standing with the weak, what we should do and how we should do it. Help us to read the gospels and understand truly what work we must do to be workers in the kingdom of God. Thank you Holy Spirit for living inside us and making us take correct decisions. We pray that you help us do our best and that we will be able to help others from the blessings that overflow from our cup of life. Thank you Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.