Prayer for a Sick Brother
O Lord, holy Father, creator of the universe,
author of its laws, you can bring the dead back to life,
and heal those who are sick.
We pray for our sick brother
that he may feel your hand upon him,
renewing his body and refreshing his soul.
Show to him the affection in
which you hold all your creatures.
Prayer for Guidance
Let me not wander in vain.
Let me not labor in vain.
Let me not mingle with the prejudiced.
Let me not leave the company of the virtuous.
Let me not fly into anger.
Let me not stray off the path of goodness.
Let me not seek for this day or for the morrow.
Give me such a wealth, O Almighty!
Prayer for Pregnancy
Our Father, who art in Heaven with me,
Thy name be hallowed within my child.
Thy Kingdom come into my womb,
Thy Will be done in my child’s growth,
As it is done in Thy angelic heaven.
Give my child its daily spiritual food,
Forgive today its Soul’s past trespasses,
And lead its Soul to forgive those who
Trespassed against it on other planes.
And deliver it safely into our world.
Prayer for Soldiers Killed in the Iraq War
May all soldiers who fell in Iraq be blessed
and praised for giving the ultimate sacrifice.
May our Lord be holding all in his arms,
and bring peace and comfort to their families.
We Pray for Our Child
We pray for our child to lead a life
rich in the teachings of the Bible.
We pray that our child grows into adulthood
with a strong sense of sprituality and grace.
We pray that our child will always call on Christ
in prayers of thanks and prayers for peace.
We pray that our child always enriches
the lives of people s/he meets and
never leaves anyone sad.
We pray for our child.
Prayer for Peace
O Great Spirit of our Ancestors,
I raise my pipe to you,
to your messengers the four winds,
and to Mother Earth who provides for your children.
Give us the wisdom to teach our children to love,
to respect, and to be kind to each other
so that they may grow with peace in mind.
Let us learn to share all the good things
that you provide for us on this Earth.
Prayer to Heal the Pain of Infertility
Dear Lord, the pain of infertility is so deep.
All of our lives, we dream of being mothers,
of raising children with loving hearts
to do your will on this earth.
Month after month when that
dream does not come true, it so painful, Lord.
We feel like our dreams die each
month with empty arms.
Please guide us to trust in your plan for us.
We desperately need you in our lives.
Thank you for all the blessings we do have,
knowing through you all things are possible.
Prayer for Forgiveness
I grant forgiveness to all living beings
May all the living beings please forgive me.
I have friendship with all the living beings.
I have no hostility towards anyone.
Put Courage Into My Heart
Lord, put courage into my heart,
and take away all that may hinder me serving you.
Free my tongue to proclaim your goodness,
that all may understand me.
Give me friends to advise and help me,
that by working together our efforts may bear abundant fruit.
And, above all, let me constantly remember
that all my actions are in vain unless they are guided by your hand.
Prayer for Those in the Armed Services
O God of Mercy, we beg You now to protect in a special way those who are fighting for us and for the country we love. Bless them and take care of them. If they are tired, give them strength. If they are wounded and suffering, give them comfort. If they are lonely, touch them with Your gentle hand and let them know that You are near them. Grant them strength, wisdom and help through Your power and Your limitless love. Amen
Blessing Over Food
Lord most giving and resourceful,
I implore you;
make it your will
that these people enjoy
the goods and riches you naturally give,
that naturally issue from you,
that are pleasing and savory,
that delight and comfort,
though lasting but briefly,
passing away as if in a dream.
Fix Me Jesus
Oh yes, fix me, Jesus, fix me.
Fix me so that I can walk on
a little while longer.
Fix me so that I can pray on
just a little bit harder.
Fix me so that I can sing on
just a little bit louder.
Fix me so that I can go on despite the pain,
the fear, the doubt, and yes, the anger,
I ask not that you take this cross from me,
only that you give me the strength to continue
carrying it onward ’til my dying day.
Oh, fix me, Jesus, fix me.
Lord, Settle My Soul
O Lord, this is all my desire — to walk along the path
of life that Thou hast appointed me, even as Jesus
my Lord would walk along it, in steadfastness of
faith, in meekness of spirit, in lowliness of heart,
in gentleness of love.
And because outward events
have so much power in scattering my thoughts and
disturbing the inward peace in which alone the voice
of Thy spirit is heard, do Thou, gracious Lord,
calm and settle my soul by that subduing power which
alone can bring all thoughts and desires of the
heart into captivity to Thyself.
All I have is Thine;
do Thou with all as seems best to Thy divine will;
for I know not what is best. Let not the cares or duties
of this life press on me too heavily; but lighten my burden,
that I may follow Thy way in quietness, filled with thankfulness
for Thy mercy, and rendering acceptable service unto Thee.
Prayer When Making the Bed
This bed I make
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
And of the Holy Spirit;
In the name of the night we were conceived
In the name of the day we were baptized;
In the name of every night, every day, every season,
And of every angel that is in Heaven.
Prayer of Confession
All the evil karma ever committed by me since of old,
On account of greed, anger, and folly, which have no beginning,
Born of my body, mouth, and thought–
I now make full open confession of it.
Teach Me to Pray
My Lord, I know not what I ought to ask of Thee.
Thou and Thou alone knowest my needs.
Thou lovest me more than I am able to love Thee.
O Father, grant unto me, Thy servant, all which I cannot ask.
For a cross I dare not ask, nor for consolation;
I dare only to stand in Thy presence.
My heart is open to Thee.
Thou seest my needs of which I myself am unaware.
Behold and lift me up!
In Thy presence I stand,
awed and silenced by Thy will and Thy judgments,
into which my mind cannot penetrate.
To Thee I offer myself as a sacrifice.
No other desire is mine but to fulfill Thy will.
Teach me how to pray.
Do Thyself pray within me.
Prayer to Overcome Sin
O everlasting God,
let the light of Thine eternity
now fall upon my passing days.
O holy God,
let the light of thy perfect righteousness
fall upon my sinful ways.
O most merciful God,
let the light of Thy love pierce
to the most secret corners of my heart
and overcome the darkness of sin within me.