August 23, 2017 (Prayer)

A Prayer for my Prayers

“Knowing that my life’s highest purpose and its riches rewards are found in You, dear God, I ask for Your grace whenever I pray. In gratitude, may my prayer be a ready response, connecting all my blessings to You. In hope, may my prayer give me peace so that I can look forward with optimism. In need, may my prayer affirm my faith as I place my trust in You. Thank You for calling me to You in prayer, and for enriching my life through my devotion to Your Apostle, St. Jude. Amen.”

Aug. 21, 2017 (Prayer)

Mary Undoer of Knots

“O Virgin Mary, faithful Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of your children; Mother whose hands never cease to help, because they are moved by the loving kindness that exists in your immaculate Heart; cast your eyes of compassion upon me, and see the snarl of knots that exist in my life. You know all the pains and sorrows caused by these tangled knots. Mary, my Mother, I entrust to your loving hands the entire ribbon of my life. In your hands there is no knot which cannot be undone. Most holy Mother, pray for Divine assistance to come to my aid. Take this knot (mention need) into your material hands this day I beg you to undo it for the glory of God, once and for all, in the name of your divine Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.”

Aug. 19, 2017

Prayer to St. Jude for Confidence

“St. Jude, each day I have many choices to make-some small, some heavy, and all with consequence for me as well as others. Help me to remember that God always goes before me in any situation. And help me to draw strength from your examples of living your faith. Intercede for me, that I may build confidence in my ability to choose the best way. Thank You, God, for the peace of knowing You are with me. Amen.”

Aug. 12, 2017 (Prayer)

St. Jude Prayer for Mentors

“St. Jude, fill me with your hope today. May the Holy Spirit guide me, so I look at most every encounter as a chance to show respect to others. Help me as I try to be an example for others and to spread kindness through my words and attitude. May I improve someone’s day today, and may they keep the hope you shared with me moving to someone new. Amen.”

Aug. 7, 2017 (Prayer)

St. Jude Prayer for Spiritual Growth

“Loving God, I am grateful for the eternal life made possible for me through my baptism. St. Jude, I ask for your assistance to remain open as I reflect on my life to recognize any obstacles I may have to living my faith more fully. Guide my heart as I love my God. Amen.”

August 2, 2017 (Prayer)

Prayer for Awareness

“Light above all other lights, and within my soul. Dear God, Your grace is my gift. In the dawn and dusk of each day, in all the big and small moments of my life, I pray I will recognize the unconditional love that is the gift of Your grace. When I see You in all that I do, my spirit is fortified, my soul is blessed, and I am grateful. Amen.”