Category: Prayers in English

14 Stations of the Cross (Way of the Cross)

Preparatory Prayer O most merciful Jesus, with a contrite heart and penitent spirit, I bow down in profound humility before Thy divine majesty. I adore Thee, I hope in Thee, I love Thee above all things. I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, my Supreme and Only God. I resolve to amend my life, and although I am unworthy to obtain mercy, yet the sight of Thy cross, on which Thou didst die, inspires me with hope and consolation. I will, therefore, meditate on Thy Passion in company with Thy sorrowful Mother and my guardian angel, with the intention...

A Father’s Prayer

O God, help me to be true to the great privilege and the great responsibility which you have given me. Help me to be an example and friend to my children, and a real partner to my wife. Don’t let me get so busy with work and with outside things that I am almost a stranger in my own house, and that I take no interest in household things. Don’t let me take all that is done for me for granted, and help me to keep love alive within the home. Keep me from habits which make the work of...

A Prayer for Birthday

O, God, I thank You for giving me another year of life. I thank You for all the people who have remembered me today, and who have sent me cards, and letters, and good wishes, and presents. I think You for everything which I have been able to do by You. I thank You for all the experiences of the past year; For times of success which will always be happy memories; For times of success failure which reminded me of my need of You; For times of joy when the sun was shining; For times of sorrow which drove...

Prayer for Addicts

Loving heavenly father, Lord I know I am unworthy to come to your feet. I have sinned against you knowingly and sometimes unwittingly. Lord, I went behind bad companions for pleasure, enjoyment or relief and I have been addicted to various bad habits. Now my behavior is out of control causing problems for people around me. Lord, I know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. Desperately I need...