Jesus, I acknowledge your real presence dwelling within me, loving me as I am.
Pause for silent prayer
Jesus, I praise the wonders of your love, the beauty of creation, the light of your truth.
Jesus, I thank you for the abundant blessings from your hands that provide all I need.
Jesus, I am sorry for the times I have fallen short in loving you by not loving others.
Lord, I pray for our Church and world, my own needs and those of others; and I pray especially for ________________.
A Prayer for Life
Almighty God, Our Father, you who have given us life and intended us to have it forever, grant us your blessings.
Enlighten our minds to an awareness and to a renewed conviction that all human life is sacred because it is created in your image and likeness. Help us to teach by word and the example of our lives that life occupies the first place, that human life is precious because it is the gift of God whose love is infinite.
Give us the strength to defend human life against every influence or action that threatens or weakens it, as well as the strength to make every life more human in all its aspects.
What can I do today to act with more awareness that all life is sacred?
—Blessed Pope John Paul II
A Prayer Composed by the Sisters of St. Joan of Arc
O Saint Joan of Arc, courageous woman soldier, called by God to fight and save your country from the enemy; grant that I, like you, may hear God’s call in my life and have the courage to follow it faithfully, as priest, religious, married or single.
May your motto: ‘My God must be first served,’ be mine also; so that through me, He may build His kingdom here on earth.
Intercede to the Master of the harvest, that He may send laborers into His harvest.
Saint Joan of Arc, pray for us. Amen
In your prayer aspire to nourish yourself upon God …This is the secret of true prayer: to discover God’s actions and plans in His love for us! Then the soul cries Out, ‘How good are you, oh my God! What can I do for you? What could please you?’ That is the flame which rises from the hearth. To attain such a living prayer, we must forget ourselves, and avoid seeking ourselves in any way in prayer. We must simplify the work of our mind by a simple and calm view of God’s truths.”
St. Peter Julian Eymard