Gilda’s Prayers

I pray, Lord, that you fill me with the spirit of wisdom

 so that I might be able to discern your will,

and in all my ways become pleasing to you.

 I thank you, Lord, for the Holy Spirit

who abides in me and who guides me to all truth.

Help me, Lord, to walk in your wisdom that is

pure, peaceful, gentle and is easy to understand.


 My Jesus, I believe that you are present

 in the Blessed Sacrament.

I love you above all things and I desire to possess you

within my soul.

I am unable to receive you sacramentally.

 Please come to me spiritually, into my heart.

 I embrace you as if you are already there.

I unite myself wholly to you and

never permit me to be separated from you,

my God. Amen.

Dolly's Morning Prayer

God of my life, I welcome this new day. 

It is Your gift to me-the first day of the rest of my life.

I thank You for the gift of being alive this morning.

I thank You for the sleep which refreshes me.

I thank You for the chance to begin my life all over again.

 Lord, this day is full of promise and of opportunity,

 Help me to waste none of it.

This day is full of mystery and of the unknown.

 Help me to face it without fear or anxiety.

This day is full of beauty and adventure.

 Help me to be fully alive to it all.

 During this day, may I become, a more thoughtful person,

a more prayerful person, a more generous and kindly person. 

Help me not to be turned into myself,

but to be sensitive and helpful to others.

Let me do nothing today that will harm anyone.

But let me help, at least a little, to make life more pleasant for those I meet.

When night comes, may I look back on this day without regrets.

And may nobody be unhappy because of anything I have done-

or anything I failed to do.

 Lord, bless this day for me and for all of us.

 Make it a day in which we grow more like Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lord Jesus Christ, friend and brother,may we know You more clearly,

love You more dearly, and follow You more nearly,day by day.


Father Charles DeJesus’ Prayer of Surrender

Father, I abandon myself into your hands;
Do with me what you will.
Whatever You may do I thank you;
I am ready for all, I accept all.
Let only Your will be done in me And in all your creatures.
I wish no more than this, O Lord.
 Into Your hands I commend my soul;
I offer it to You with all the love of my heart,
 For I love You, Lord,
And so need to give myself,
To surrender myself into Your hands,
Without reserve,
And with boundless confidence,
 For You are my Father.

Holy Spirit Prayer

Holy Spirit, come into my life deeply and fully today.
Fill me with Jesus and his words as you filled Mary.
Help me to live and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Fill me with your power so that I may be
 a witness in my family and my community.
Come and bring forth your fruit of joy, patience and goodness in my life.
Be present in all I think and do.
Teach me how to make decisions that allow the grace of God
to flow as I go through the pursuits of this day.
Transform the way I think and act and speak.
Help me to rely on you and to look to you
 for strength in the midst of my struggles.
Come and open my eyes and my ears so that I can receive
 all the life-giving wisdom that you can pour out upon me today.
 I need your light and your wisdom.
 I ask this through Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with You and the Father for all eternity.

“Reprinted with permission of The Word Among Us,, 1-800-775-9673


Internet Prayer (Author unknown)

Dear Lord, I thank you for this day.

I thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning.

I'm blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God.

You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me.

Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not

pleasing to you. I ask now for Your forgiveness.

 Please keep me safe from all danger and harm.

Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude.

Let me make the best of each and every day to clear my mind so that I can hear

from You. Please broaden my mind that I can accept all things.

 Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over.

 Let me continue to see sin through God's eyes and acknowledge it as evil.

And when I sin, let me repent, and confess with my mouth my wrongdoing,

and receive the forgiveness of God. And when this world closes in on me,

let me remember Jesus' example -- to slip away and find a quiet place to pray.

It's the best response when I'm pushed beyond my limits.

I know that when I can't pray, You listen to my heart.

Continue to use me to do Your will. Continue to bless me that I may be a

blessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak.

 Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others.

 I pray for those who are lost and can't find their way.

I pray for those who are misjudged and misunderstood.

I pray for those who don't know You intimately.

I pray for those who don't believe. But I thank you that I believe.

 I believe that God changes people and God changes things. I pray for all my

sisters and brothers. For each and every family member in their households.

I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes .

That they are out of debt and all their needs are met. I pray that every eye that

reads this knows there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than

God. Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight.

 I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them

 and every mouth that confesses them willingly. Lord I love you and I need you,

please come into my heart. This is my prayer. In Jesus' Name, Amen.     

Miracle Prayer (Author unknown)

Lord Jesus, I come before You, just as I am.
I am sorry for my sins.
I repent of my sins, please forgive me.
In Your name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me.
I renounce Satan, the evil spirits and all their works
I give You my entire self. Lord Jesus, now and forever,

I invite You into my heart. Jesus,
I accept You as My Lord, My God and My Savior.
Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, mind and spirit.
Come Lord Jesus, cover me with Your Precious blood and fill me with Your Holy Spirit.
I love You Lord Jesus.

I praise You Jesus.
I thank You Jesus.
I shall follow You every day of my life.

Yes Prayer

 Lord, I ask for the grace to say “Yes” to You.

Lord, I’ve sinned but I repent of my sins.

You have forgiven me. I ask for the grace to forgive myself.

I ask You, Lord, to fill me with Your Holy Spirit and to fill me with love.

 Fill me with healing. Fill me with peace. Fill me with Joy.

Thank you, Lord, because I believe as I open the door of my heart,
You come in a greater way.

I ask You to be the Lord and Savior of my life,

of my family and of all my affairs.

Thank You, Heavenly Father, Thank You, Jesus, Thank You Holy Spirit.

John’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, I come before You weak, humble and submissive
but with a sense of expectancy for the promises of your Word.

I know your love for me will supply me with all my needs.

 I have a desire to do your will in my life.

This desire is in itself a gift from You and for this I thank you.

But I do not know how to live the life You have planned for me.

 Eternal Father,

send me Your spirit to give me the knowledge to see Your will in my life.

Give me the wisdom to understand my role in the Body of Christ, Your church.

Give me the strength to push aside the temptations of this world that widen the gap in

our relationship.

Give me the courage to stand firm against adversity so that I may follow the Way, the

Truth and the Life.

Almighty God, increase my faith and guide me toward a deeper relationship with You,

with Jesus and with the Holy Spirit.

Grant me this day a fresh indwelling of  Your Holy Spirit

so that I may be empowered to follow the example of love set forth

by Your Son, Jesus Christ.

I thank you Father for giving me Jesus to suffer and die for my sins.

I thank you for your forgiveness.

I thank you Jesus for giving up your glory and for shedding your blood

so that I may be sanctified to come into the presence of Your Father.

 I claim for myself and my family the protection in the power

of Your Most Precious Blood.

I put on the full armor of God today.

I use the truth as the belt around my waist.

I use the gospel of peace as my footgear.

I hold up faith as my shield.

I take salvation as my helmet and the word of God as my sword of the spirit.
Holy and Immortal God,

 you have given me free will. I freely and joyfully return it to You this day.

I consecrate this day, the good times, the sufferings and all it contains to You

Heavenly Father.

I give you my body, my soul and my spirit.

I dedicate my family and all my possessions to You Most Loving Father.

I give you my freedom, my memory and my understanding.

All that I am and all that I hope to be is a gift from you.

 I surrender it all to be guided by Your Will.

I return it to you for Your Honor and Your Glory.
Eternal Father,

Your Grace and Your Love is all that I need.

Mold me into the image of Your Son and make me a true servant.

I ask this through Christ, Our Lord.   Amen..

Insights Into Spirituality


Divine Savior,
Transform me into Yourself.
May my hands be Your hands.
May my tongue be Your tongue
Grant that every faculty of My body
May serve only to glorify You.
Above all, transform my soul
And all its powers,
That my memory, my will and
My affections, may be the memory,
The will and the affections of You.
I pray You to destroy in me,
All that is not You.
Grant that I may live but in You,
And by You, and for You,
And that I may truly say with St. Paul,
"I live now, not I, but Christ lives in me."

The Upper Room Prayer Group

John Cardinal Newman

Dear Jesus,

Help us to Not by words but by example, spread your fragrance

everywhere we go. Flood our soul with Your spirit and life.

Penetrate and possess our whole being so utterly That our lives may

only be a radiance of Yours. Shine through us, and be so in us,

That every soul we come in contact with May feel Your presence in

our soul. Let them look up and see no longer us but only Jesus!

Stay with us, And then we shall begin to shine as You shine;

So to shine as to be a light to others; The light of Jesus, will be all

from You; None of it will be ours; It will be You, Shining on others

through us. Let us praise You in the way You love best, By shining on

those around us. Let us preach You without preaching, By the

catching force, The sympathetic influence of what we do, The evident

fullness of the love our hearts bear for you. Amen.

Agnes’ Prayer

Dearest Father God,
I am so grateful that I have you in my life.
 And I take this time to write to You
filled with love and appreciation for Your Presence in my life.
 Father, You are the center of my being;
 my Alpha and my Omega;
my Rock And my Fortress;
the Beginning and the End.
I know all things come from You.
Thank you Father for all the things in my life,
the good and the bad.
They made me who I am today.
I surrender my will to you and accept Your Will for me with a happy heart.
Show what You wish for me to do each day.

Anne's Prayer

Holy Spirit, I welcome you into my heart, into my soul and into my thoughts.

I praise you, my Sweet Jesus, with my whole heart and soul.

 My God, I feel your precious love that you have for me.

Jesus, I worship you. I hear Your Words.

 I think of their meaning and try to put them into action for this day.

Sweet Jesus, I worship the ability you have given me to listen,

To be able to change my heart and mind when necessary.

Dear God, I am grateful for the imagination you gave me to see the beauty all around me.

Thank you, My Creator, for the trees, flowers, earth and sky.

God of all, I am grateful to be able to show my love to you with all my being:

Mind, body and soul.

God, I’m grateful to know you are always with me, even when I can’t feel your presence.

Dear Lord, ,I’m sorry for all the times I have turned my back on you,

 For this I am truly sorry.

God, I regret the times when I did not respond with patience and kindness of heart to anyone.

Holy Spirit, I feel deep remorse for all the sins I have committed to you, myself and others.

Jesus, forgive me for all my wrongdoings, for all my sins,

my insecurities, for being cynical and turning my back on you.

Lord, lead me to make one act of forgiveness each day

to the people I’ve hurt or who have hurt me.

Help me forgive one person who I dislike.

 Dear Lord, let me be your hands and feet today when I meet people who need your help.

Jesus, in these times of unrest, help me to bring peace and healing to those around me.

Lord, my words today reflect love and respect for you.

Sweet Jesus, bless me, my family and whoever I come in contact with.

O Lord, encourage me to be grateful to notice the small miracles,

to be able to reach out With love and respect to those I come in contact with.

Holy Spirit, how grateful I am that you are here for me,

To hold me when I feel lost and lonely, to watch over and protect me, my family and friends.

Jesus, you have taken me out of the darkness and into the light.

God, you have called me to follow you in my own way.

You have helped me to see that actions speak louder than words .

You have helped me to find wisdom that is beyond my understanding.

Jesus, my beloved friend, I’m grateful to you.

You have taught me to delight in the new things you reveal to me every day.

You have helped me find my dancing shoes.

 For this Dear Lord, I’m forever grateful.

I love you Dear Jesus.

Carol’s Prayer

Lord, I come before you today as a new person

Who is humble and grateful for finding

You in different places in my life

 That I never realized you were.

You’ve taught me that You are in every aspect of my life.

 Please forgive me for any wrongs I may have done in the past.

I never realized what a loving God You are!

You have supplied the tenderness and caring that I need in my life.

You have taught me many things by opening my eyes

To a loving, tender, joyous and laughing God.

 You sent Jesus to show me that it isn’t always easy to be human.

There are many things that I’ve stumbled over but

You were always there to help me thru whatever came up.

 I have learned that I have a friend in God:

Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 I listen with my heart now to find You

in my life and You have helped me change.

 I am now a more forgiving and loving person.

I allow people to be who they are and try

not to take charge of situations.

 I am so thankful for all the gifts you have given me:

The gift of You; The gift of being more positive in my life;

The gift of learning not to be negative:

The gift of realizing it wasn’t always my fault.

I thank you for the gift of believing.

You hold the answer by giving me the understanding

That You love me unconditionally!

There are no mistakes but only lessons for me to learn.

I must learn to love myself thru this With you as a main part of my life.

This is the path I take to you today, loving and gracious Lord.

 I love You!



Florence’s Prayer

O Mary, My Queen and my Mother,
I consecrate to your Immaculate Heart
and I give to you this day all of myself.
 I consecrate to you My eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart ,
and my whole being without reserve.
Whereof, O Loving Mother, since I am your own,
defend me as your property and possession.
O Blessed Tongue of Jesus,
that spoke such beautiful words,
bless my tongue, Sweet Jesus,
to tell of the love of Your Heart.

OLS Combine Prayer

Praise to you Lord, Jesus Christ, Creator, Word and Holy Spirit!
You are the Alpha and the Omega, The Beginning and the End
of all who we are and All that you have called us to be.

You are the Messiah, the fulfillment of the promise of salvation.
You are Emmanuel, God With Us.
 Be with us today as we go out into your world.

You are the Good Shepard.
Watch over us and care for us.

You are the Prince of Peace.
 Bring peace into our lives and into our spirits.

You are the King of Kings .
Rule us with your power and might You are the Redeemer.
 Bring us fulfillment of life.

You are the King of Glory.
Let your glory shine through us.

You are the Daystar.
 Light our way.

You are the Divine healer.
 Heal us of the hurt and pain in our lives.

You are the Deliverer.
 Deliver us from the pain and sin in our lives.

You are the Amen.
Help us always to say yes to you.

You are the Wellspring.
Quench our desires.

You are the Comforter.
Comfort us with your love.
 You are the Just One.
Give us what we truly deserve.
You are the Healer of our souls.
 Heal us and make us whole again.

 You are the Lord of All.
Today, and all the days of our lives,
Be our light, our strength, and our peace.