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7 Favorite Prayers

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The Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr

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.
Amen.

Prayer by Thomas Merton

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this
you will lead me by the right road
though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always
though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me,
and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

The Third Step Prayer

God, I offer myself to Thee …
to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt.
Relieve me of the bondage of self,
that I may better do Thy will.
Take away my difficulties,
that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help
of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life.
May I do Thy will always!

The Memorare

Remember O Most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help,
or sought your intercession
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my mother.
To you I come;
before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in your mercy, hear and answer me.
Amen.

Prayer by John Henry Newman

Dear Jesus,
Help me to spread Your fragrance everywhere I go.
Flood my soul with Your spirit and life.
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly,
that my life may only be a radiance of Yours.
Shine through me, and be so in me
that every soul I come in contact with may feel Your presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me,
but only Jesus!
Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as you shine,
so to shine as to be a light to others;
the light, O Jesus will be all from You;
none of it will be mine;
it will be you, shining on others through me.
Let me thus praise You the way You love best,
by shining on those around me.
Let me preach You without preaching,
not by words but by my example,
by the catching force of the sympathetic influence of what I do,
the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to You.
Amen.

St. Teresa of Avila’s “Bookmark”

Let nothing disturb you.
Let nothing frighten you.
All things are passing.
God alone is changeless
He who has patience wants for nothing
He who has God has all things.
God alone suffices.

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your 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. Amen

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Deb (Old Fly Girl)

posted May 1, 2012 at 5:34 am


Good morning Therese! I pray there be more light in your heart today, friend. I had no idea you were not feeling well until I read your ‘thank you’ blog, & then all the encouragement & love comments flowing out to you! How blessed you are with so many that care! It’s amazing how pain causes one to feel such compassion toward others; a blessing in disguise. Your transparency, and your compassion, flows back to you in your time of need; it is as it should be in God’s economy!
I loved the ‘prayers’ today! Many I have used myself to focus in on the only One who loves us unconditionally. So much in this life wants to pull us away from Him. But the Healer will never leave nor forsake you & I know, as well as you know, that He will pull you back into the light again. Your ministry to others is such a gift… It shall never be wasted or lost as it brings Him Glory. Hold tightly to the truth that you are going to be fine once again! I pray for you & hope you remember that while you may not feel healed yet, God is already there. For there is no time or space for Him. The healing awaits you. Try to rest…it seems to be what you need. We’ll all wait! Bless you sweetheart!



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Cicily

posted May 1, 2012 at 5:54 am


This is a gift to have all these lovely prayers in one location. I printed them out to use as needed. Thank you!



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dkg

posted May 1, 2012 at 10:06 am


Therese, So happy to see your post/thank you today. I normally don’t contribute to your posts, but had one more short prayer that I say daily, although I don’t know who’s responsible for writing it:
May I be at peace;
may my heart remain open;
may I awaken to the Light of my own true nature;
may I be healed;
may I be a source of healing for all beings, Amen.
Thank You, Therese!
xox, dkg



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