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LET’S PRAY TOGETHER

To Welcome the Day

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

In ainm an Athar agus an Mhic agus an Spioraid Naoimh. Amen


PRAYER TO OUR GUARDIAN ANGEL
O Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here,
ever this day, be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen


MORNING PRAYER
Lord, I thank you for this new day. I know that you love me, You look at me at this moment and want this day to be a brand-nev~ beginning with “a future full of hope.” Whatever I have to face today one thing I know is that you will be there with me as my best friend,
helping, consoling, strengthening, healing and guiding me.


AR NATHAIR
Ar nAthair, atá ar neamh, go naofar d’ainm; go dtaga do rIocht;
go ndéantar do thoil ar an talamh mar a dhéantar ar neamh.
Ar n-arán laethüil tabhair düinn inniu, agus maith düinn ár bhfiacha
mar a mhaithimidne dár bhféichiüna féin,
agus ná hg sinn i gcathü, ach saor sinn 6 olc. Amen.


OUR FATHER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us
our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us
and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.

HAIL MARY
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

GRACE BEFORE MEALS
Bless us, God, as we sit together. Bless the food we eat today. Bless the hands that made the food and help us, God, to be kind like you

GRACE AFTER MEALS
Thank you, God, for the food we have eaten, Thank you, God for all our friends. Thank you, God, for everything, Thank you, God. Amen

THE ANGELUS
The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary
Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
Be it done unto me according to your word.
Hail Mary
And the Word was made flesh.
And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary.
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts; that, we to whom the incarnation of Christ, your Son, was make known by the message of an angel, may by his passion and cross, be brought to the glory of his resurrection. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.









GOD’S LOVE AND OUR CONCERN
Lord, we remember all our brothers and sisters who are weighed down with suffering. Bless and guide us that your love may be reflected in our concern for the hungry, the oppressed and the unloved. Help us to acknowledge and grow in appreciation that all people are made in you image and likeness. Amen.

TIME APART
Lord, you went to lonely places to pray. In my bust days of noise and action, remind me of my need for time alone and for peace and quiet and silence within. Be with me now as I pause for a few moments in quietness.

THE SERENITY PRAYER
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

PRAYER FOR HEALING
Lord Jesus, we ask you to bring your healing touch to those whom we know to be sick, afraid, or worried. Bring them your peace and healing. Amen

TO DO YOUR WILL
Lord, make me a better person, more considerate towards others, more honest with myself, more faithful to you. Make me generous enough to want sincerely to do your will whatever it may be. Help me to find my true vocation in life, and grant that through it I may find happiness myself and bring happiness to others.

TO END THE DAY
God our Father, I come to say thank you for your love today. Thank you for my family and all the friends you give to me. Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light.
May the Lord support us all the day long till the shades lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over and our work is done. Then, in his mercy, may he give us a safe lodging and a holy rest and peace at the last. Amen
Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay. Close by me forever and love me I pray. Bless all of us children in your loving care. And bring us to heaven to live with you there.

THE MEMORARE
Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother; To you I come; before you I stand; sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen

Now that we have come to the sun’s hour of rest, the lights of evening round us shine. Preserve me, God, I take refuge in you. ‘You are my God. My happiness lies in you alone’ as I lay my head to rest.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

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