A Prayer to Prevent Nuclear War
Lord God, you created
life and beauty in this world. You then
entrusted the human community with caring for, and
enhancing, your creation.
Strengthen us, we pray, in this challenging time
when the power to destroy this creation has grown so dangerously.
John T. Pawlikowski, OSM
us on a road of peace, a road that includes a program of removing all
nuclear weapons from our earth.
We cannot hope to meet this challenge
without your continuing presence and support. For this we make our
prayerful plea in your name.
by Sisters of Providence
Train Wreck Prayer
God, whose providential care never ceases to bring good out
hear our prayer for those who suffer because of the train derailment in
Give the suffering consolation, hope, and patience.
Walk with those who are healing.
Console those who are grieving.
Guide with your wisdom those who are investigating the causes.
Lead government officials and those responsible for our safety and security to
discharge their duty with sensitivity, wisdom, and generosity.
Awake in all of us a deeper sense of responsibility for each other. Amen
Very Rev Greg
Holy Name Cathedral
- Prayer for the Loss of our Sisters and Brothers in the Attack on the Church in
As we move close to our celebration of Christ's renewed presence
in all of creation, we mourn the loss
of our sisters and brothers in the attack on the church in Pakistan. May the
Christmas season remind us
of the dignity of all people May the spirit of this season recommit us as
Catholic Christians personally
and institutionally to work ceaselessly for a better understanding among peoples
of all faith traditions. We
pray in Christ's name.
John T. Pawlikowski, OSM
for Those Killed and Wounded in the Egyptian Mosque Attack
Our Father, the One God of Jews, Christians and Muslims.
together in your Name, Oh God,
to pray for
those so brutally murdered in the mosque in Egypt.
in the divine image and likeness.
humans and fellow believers.
gathered together to praise You, Oh God,
and to call
upon you to help us to bring peace,
to all humanity.
We are with
them in love and hope
for an end to
this senseless violence wreaked upon the innocent
hate-filled fanatics who do not understand their own religion.
We pray for
their families and friends and for all Muslims of good will around the
who are under
attack because of their faith-filled observance of Islam.
A Prayer Preventing Sexual
Harassment in the Workplace
Good and gracious God,
Please guide all of us to be especially aware of the need for respect,
All of your creatures need your help in whatever they do and are,
They need You in the morning when the miraculous sun is rising,
They need You at lunch as we leave our desks to get some sustenance for our work
And to share our thoughts with others.
They need You in the evening as they traverse through traffic to return to home
In the midst of all this Lord, people forget the sacredness of each person they
We all need to remember each little bump or touch might be offensive to another,
We need to share our boundaries in word and deed with each other
We all need to remember each word that we say that gets people upset
Lord we need your guidance as we travel through the day and evening
Whether it is in our homes, work or leisure help us to remember the sacredness
of every aspect of life. It is through your guidance that we can bring that
understanding of not only who we are but who others are in our midst. We need to
understand the gifts that the Holy Spirit has given to them and keep our minds
and hearts on your goodness, Lord.
When someone is disrespectful, help us to forgive them Lord and remember your
graces of forgiveness and love. If the disrespect has become evil, help us Lord,
to report them to the proper authorities that you have provided for us to
contact so that they will not be participating in this behavior again.
Guide us Lord, protect us as we are ‘the apple of your eye’ ‘hide us in the
shadow of your wings’.
Give us a tongue of kindness and compassion
Give us hands that offer others help
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.
Eileen Quinn Knight. PhD
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Prayer for Seminarians
Lord Jesus Christ, we pray for these men
whom You have called to discern priesthood. We beg Your
continued blessings on our Diocese and families. Call
forth even more men of generous spirit and fervent love
whom You desire for this holy work. Amen
Prayer to End Violence
who live amidst bloodshed and violence: that the blood of those who have died
may spur the living to work for peace and justice for all people
and an end to terrorism, we pray to the Lord.
We pray to you to
comfort and assist all people with cancer and to hasten approved
treatments for cancer in all counties. We also pray that you heal
Prayer for Those who Died and Were Injured in Bronx
Lord, we pray that you receive the souls of the children and adult who
died the Bronx apartment fire into you loving embrace, help heal those who were
injured, and comfort that family members and friends
by Sarah Lyon
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