On the Prayer List This Month:
Joe Ray, Hugh Smith, Chuck Brown, Jerry Munn, Bonnie Naquin, Ursula Aubin, Dallas Clarke, Shea Nesbit, Jonah Deshotel, Reggie Coco, Dan Johnson, Judy Thomason, Danny Nesbit, Danny Farris, Paul Geissler, Walt Rachal, John Overmeyer, Richard Clark, Patricia and Steve Tilley, Jerry Porche, Frank Grabski, Victor Bozzelle, and Rita Travasos.
Prayer for the Helpless Unborn
Heavenly Father, You created people in your Own Image. You desire that not even the least among us should perish. In your love for us, You entrusted your only Son to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Now in Your love, protect against the evils of abortion, those little ones to whom You have given the gift of life. Amen
Prayer for Vocations
Heavenly Father, bless your Church with an abundance of holy and zealous priests, deacons, brothers and sisters. Give those you have called to the married state and those you have chosen to live as single persons in the world, the special graces that their lives require. Form us all in the likeness of your Son so that in him, with him and through him we may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully, always and everywhere. With Mary we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for Father Michael J. McGivney
O great and glorious God, You imbued Your holy priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, with deep priestly virtue and especially with pastoral concern for the poor, the orphan, the widow, for the Christian education of youth, for the protection of the faith of the working man of his day. Now that his priestly ministry continues to spread to countless millions throughout the world, through the efforts and influence of the Order of the Knights of Columbus, which Father McGivney founded, we beseech You, Heavenly Father, to raise Your faithful servant, Michael, to the honors of the altar. We ask this favor through our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Mother, Mary and our Mother, Amen.
A Family Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of our family. Enlighten our hearts and minds that we may live more fully this vocation to love. In our daily life and work, may we reflect the self-giving love which you, O Father, eternally show with your Son and the Holy Spirit. Let your love be evident in the peace that reigns in our home and in the faith we profess and live. May our family always be a place of generosity, understanding, forgiveness and joy. Kindly give us the wisdom and courage to be witnesses to your eternal design for the family; and grant that the Holy Family of Nazareth may always guide our path to holiness as a family. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
Prayer composed by Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, Supreme Chaplain.