1. Prayer for Children
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, who although begotten before all time, in time, nevertheless, willed to become an infant and Who loves the innocence of this age; Who lovingly embraced the children brought to You and blessed them; go before this child with the blessing of Your sweetness. Grant that they may always remain safe and healthy. Protect and guard them from all evil and temptations. May they know that in their struggles and changeling time you are near to them. Mary Our Blessed Mother intercede for our children. Sweet heart of Jesus make our hearts like yours. Angels and Saints of God watch over them. Amen.
2. Prayer of Serenity
Dear Lord, help me to remove from my mind, every thought or opinion which You would not sanction, every feeling from my heart which You would not approve. Grant that I may spend the hours of the day gladly working with You according to Your will. Help me just for today and be with me in it. In the long hours of work, that I may not weary or grow slack in serving You. In conversations, that they may not be to me occasions of charitableness. In the day’s worries and disappointments, that I may be patient with myself and with those around me. In moments of fatigue an illness, that I may be mindful of others rather than of myself. In temptations, that I may be generous and loyal, so that when the day is over I may lay it Your feet. With its success which are all Yours, and its failures which are all my own and feel that life is real and peaceful, and blessed when spent with You as the Guest of my Soul. Amen
3. An Act of Thanksgiving
Dearest Lord, I thank You for the Eucharist, the most precious gift of Your Sacred Heart, the fruit of love of Your Sacred Heart. In this Holy Communion, I experience this love in my own behalf, for You have been so gracious as to visit my soul, to unite Yourself intimately with me, and to fill my soul with Your richest graces that I may love You more and save my soul. I thank You for this love of Your Sacred Heart. Amen.
4. Praying for the Dying
Most Merciful Jesus, lover of souls, I pray You, by the agony of Your most Sacred Heart, and by the sorrows of Your Immaculate Mother, To wash in Your Most Precious Blood, the sinners of the world who are now in their agony, and who will die today. Heart of Jesus, Once in agony, have mercy on the dying. Amen
5. For Final Perseverance
O God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I beg of You by the life, passion, and death of Jesus Christ, And by the merits of Our Blessed Mother, and of all the angels an saints, Give me the grace of final perseverance, of a happy death, and a blessed eternity, May the last moments of my life be the best and holiest. Provide for me a time of repentance and atonement, and the grace to be fortified at my death with Your Holy Sacraments. Protect me from yielding to temptation in my last hour, and grant me the grace of loving and serving You, even to the end of my life. Amen
6. Prayer in time of Pandemic
O Lord, support us all the daylong of this troublous life, until the shades lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, the fever of life over, and our work is done. Then, Lord, In Thy mercy grant us safe lodging, a holy rest, and peace at the last, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen
7. A Wife’s prayer for her husband
Mary, spouse of St. Joseph, guide me in the affairs of my household that I may provide a home for my husband,…..where he will find comfort, strength, encouragement and love. Obtain for me the strength to share the burdens of his disappointments; the trials and crosses that come to him.
St. Joseph, spouse of Mary, protect my husband and keep in God’s grace. Help him in his work, that he may do it well and that it may sanctify him.
May he be the kind of husband you were to God’s Mother. Holy Family of Nazareth, make our home and our hearts another home of Jesus.
Dear Jesus, bless our marriage as You blessed that of the couple at Cana by Your presence and solicitude. May the love that brought us together grow and mature with the passing years. Bring us both ever closer to You through our love for each other. Grant us the joy that is the fruit of perfect love promised us on our wedding day. Amen